Summer`s Splash

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Jun
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Shootin’ the breeze…Emma and the Braille machine

By Cathy Leestma Welcome summer visitors! We are delighted you have decided to spend some time here in the Hickory Nut Gorge, and July is the perfect month! Logan Hartzog is a chip off the old block when it comes to creative entrepreneurship.…

Jun
30

From the editor…Our senior grads make history

By Dave Leestma Saturday, June 4, the ICC Foundation performance hall was filled with hundreds of happy faces witnessing the first graduating class of Lake Lure Classical Academy. With the closing of Lake Lure School in 1957, those seniors were members of the…

Jun
30

Breeze buzz…

SUNDAY, July 3rd – Lake Lure Fireworks Festival.   All day food and fun. Fireworks at dusk. Morse Park 12:00-10:00 pm MONDAY, July 4th – Old Glory’s 100th Anniversary on Chimney Rock- the first 100 cars will be admitted free at 7:30am for a…

Jun
30

Local Foundation Awards Scholarships to Lake Lure Classical Academy Seniors

Lake Lure Classical Academy graduating seniors Jacob Lyda of Gerton, and Sarah Scholes of Rutherfordton, are the recipients of two $2500 Momentum Scholarships awarded by the Lake Lure Community Education Foundation (LLCEF). The Foundation instituted the scholarship as a means to celebrate the…

Jun
30

From the mayor’s desk…What’s Happening in Town?

By Bob Keith Mayor of Lake Lure, NC As I was sitting down to write my Breeze article for July, across my laptop came the Town’s email newsletter produced by our Town Communications Coordinator, Valerie Hoffman. It contains everything (and more) that I…

Jun
30

Your Chamber at work…Cold Prickly or Warm Fuzzy?

By Tommy Hartzog Exec. Dir., HNG Chamber of Commerce In your daily interaction with others, what is it that you give off? The only way that I know of to wake up with a smile on your face is to wake up with…

Jun
30

LLCA appoints new Executive Director

After an extensive search process, the Board of Directors of the Lake Lure Classical Academy is delighted to announce the appointment of Thomas G. Keever as the school’s new Executive Director. The Executive Director will be instrumental by providing the instructional, operational, and…

Jun
30

Town of Rutherfordton Launches Four New Trails

  The Town of Rutherfordton recently introduced four new trails for the public. The four trails include the Gold Mile, Historic Downtown Walking Tour, Kid’s Main Street Safari and Purple Martin Greenway. The Gold Mile Travel this one-mile loop around downtown Rutherfordton while…

Jun
30

Wine and vine…Fifty Shades of Grape

By Justin Taylor The world of wine is very vast in its nature of different wine styles that we as consumers define by the varietal and historically the region. The attribution for wine quality can mostly be given to the region first, the…

Jun
30

Birding… Baltimore Oriole

by Larry Czajkoski In birding, the most common list is the life list. A life list is a list of all the birds you’ve seen at least once in your life. This month and next I’ll be introducing two new birds that I…