Crystal Light

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Dec
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Shootin’ the Breeze…Go deep!

By Cathy Leestma Happy New Year! I believe all of us are hoping the weather in our region during 2019 will be kinder and gentler. Our extended communities over the past three years have survived a 30 day firestorm, numerous water related events…

Dec
30

From the editor…Let’s do it together

With another new year here, there are those same resolutions that don’t seem to go away – losing some weight, exercising more, eating healthier, finishing one project before starting another.  Self- improvement is good thing, but doing good things with others can make…

Dec
30

From the mayor’s desk…State of the Town: Looking back… looking forward

By Kevin Cooley Mayor, Town of Lake Lure  Looking back… 2018 was certainly a challenging and extraordinary year for our town. Record rainfall (65”+) caused mudslides and flooding that closed roads and required extreme measures to manage lake levels and protect our aged…

Dec
30

Your voice…“SIGN” OF THE TIMES

By Bob Keith             A little over ten years ago, a small band of community officials got together to seek additional, enhanced medical facilities for the Gorge. Led by Tommy Hartzog, this ad hoc committee spoke with every area hospital or medical unit…

Dec
30

Lake Lure Classical Academy news…

By Tom Keever, LLCA Executive Director Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) began the New Year with an auspicious start. While our school has been growing steadily since it first opened its doors in 2010 and multiple grades alreadyhave waiting lists, 2019 marks the…

Dec
30

Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber: Looking Back, Moving Forward, Growing Stronger

By Chamber President Christopher Patrick Bryant & Marketing Advisor Valerie A. Hoffman In the Chamber’s 30-year history much has been accomplished with and through our valuable members. As a result, the Chamber has remained an important pillar of the business community, the only…

Dec
30

Changes are coming to Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach

By Bernadette Smith Big changes are coming to the Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach (HNGO)! As a result of significant growth over the last several years, HNGO will be relocating to 2556 Memorial Highway, Lake Lure in early February.  The new location will provide…

Dec
30

LLCA wins excellence in play writing and spirit awards at top NC High School Theatre Festival

The Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) Theatre Department has much to celebrate as they recently brought home honors from the 2018 North Carolina Theatre Competition (NCTC) High School Play Festival, held recently at Gardner Webb University in Boiling Springs. LLCA’s dynamic Theatre Program, led by…

Dec
30

A Wild Partnership

Chimney Rock State Park Groups and Education Manager Emily Walker and her colleague delighted Lake Lure Classical (LLCA) 5th graders by bringing in a selection of rescued critters who live at the park. They included a Great Horned Owl — the largest owl…

Dec
30

Community comes out in force to honor distinguished veterans

More than 100 community residents came to Lake Lure Classical Academy on Veterans Day to pay tribute and honor  distinguished community veterans and the family and friends of students and staff who served our beloved country. Mementos and photographs of relatives and friends…