2021 Here We Come!

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Shootin’ the Breeze…Tunnel Vision

by Cathy Leestma A few years back Dave and I were on a cruise along the French Riviera, which I highly recommend once travel is safe again. We took a day tour via a chartered bus to the seaside town of Santa Margherita…

Dec
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From the Editor…The little paper that could

By David Leestma Well, it’s 2021 and here we are anxious to move forward. With Covid continuing on, vaccines already being distributed give us a strong sense of hope for a bright New Year.   As a neighbor said, “We are weathering the…

Dec
31

Friends

by Bryant Williams Friends are so important everyone needs a few.Some are our old friends and some may be brand new.It’s good to have a “best friend” on whom you can depend.If you have a problem a best friend can help you mend.…

Dec
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From the Mayor’s Desk…Happy New Year to everyone

By Carol Pritchett Mayor, Town of Lake Lure As I have been looking out over Lake Lure, the sun has been sparkling on the water, the trees have been green or bright red and I have been startled by the beauty.  It is…

Dec
31

Your Chamber at Work… Rediscovering our “Outdoor Community” assets

By Laura Doster Executive Director At the writing of this article, many factors are still up in the air around what to expect in 2021.  Much teeters on our country’s leadership, our local governments, COVID-19, and how fast the vaccines can be distributed.…

Dec
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Lake Lure Classical Academy News…Lake Lure Classical Academy honors its Teacher of the Year

By Valerie A. Hoffman Communications Director, LLCA In a vote cast by her fellow educators, Lake Lure Classical Academy recently celebrated Nancy Sarratt as its 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Sarratt has been with the school since its beginnings in 2010. She…

Dec
31

Community social group disbands and donates

By Randy Snyder The social group Rumbling Bald Fun and Friendship Group, known for many years as the Rumbling Bald Home Owner’s Association, has disbanded. The group was formed in the nineties exclusive to property owners of the Rumbling Bald Resort.  In 2018…

Dec
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2021 – a year of renewed hope

How fast 2020 came and went. With all the problems over the year dominated by COVID and the chaotic political scene, quarantines, virtual home schooling and business disruptions, isn’t it time for turning a giant page and moving on. Isn’t it time for…

Dec
31

New medical doctor serves the Lake Lure community

Blue Ridge Community Health welcomes Dr. Rivers Woodward as the newest addition to their  team in Lake Lure. Dr. Woodward is a native of Franklin, NC where he was homeschooled alongside his three siblings before leaving the mountains for UNC Chapel Hill.  Dr.…

Dec
31

Comings and Goings…Ackie and JoAnne made a difference to all who knew them

by Jean Gordon Wearing his Santa Claus hat, Rudolph’s antlers or Elf ears on his head, Ackie Okpych was most always the Bingo caller at the annual Chimney Rock Village Chili Cookoff. His wife JoAnne was there too, helping in the kitchen, making…