Monthly Archives: May 2017

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

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Shootin’ the breeze…Ready, set, summer!

By Cathy Leestma A very warm and friendly welcome to all of our visitors and guests joining us for one of the prettiest times of the year here in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Just as a child anticipates the beginning of a race…

May
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From the editor…Let your summer soak in

By Dave Leestma Yes, summer’s warmth can make us perspire, but take the time to absorb your surroundings this time of year. Not everyone can enjoy living or visiting on the front porch of the Blue Ridge like we do. Celebrating 30 years…

May
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From the mayor’s desk…Summer Suggestions

By Bob Keith Mayor of Lake Lure, NC Spring has sprung with the trees on the hillsides displaying contrasting shades and hues of new green growth. Dogwoods grace the forests with their stunning white beauty. Azaleas surround homes with colorful blooms. Cardinals, chickadees,…

May
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Tristan Roos – LLCA’s first recipient of the Raptors Soar Scholarship

The bar was set high for the first-ever Raptors Soar Scholarship presented this spring at Lake Lure Classical Academy. Tristan Roos, a Lake Lure Classical Academy senior, was chosen for this honor and he will leave the School and community with big shoes…

May
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Celebrating a decade and beyond

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Chimney Rock became a part of the NC state park system?  The last 10 years have gone by in the wink of an eye. Since 2007 when the state purchased the Morse family’s beloved Chimney…

May
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Flowering Bridge upcoming events…

May 9  –  Drip Irrigation, led by master gardener and bridge volunteer Bill Massey May 16 – Planted Chairs Workshop led by master gardener and bridge volunteer Lynn Lang May 23 – Often-Asked Questions on the Bridge answered by master gardener and Garden…

May
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Rutherfordton wins North Carolina Main Street award

The Town of Rutherfordton received the award for “Best Image-Building Campaign” at the 2017 annual North Carolina Main Street Convention in Shelby, N.C. on March 15, 2017. The North Carolina Main Street & Rural Planning Center is a division of the N.C. Department…

May
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Lake Lure Classical Academy students accepted into regional art show

Students at Lake Lure Classical Academy were selected for Showcase of Excellence, a juried art show and exhibition at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Their work was featured during the Evening of Excellence reception on Sunday, April 23. The works were created under the…

May
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Local Volunteers Create a Rutherford County Literacy Council

The Lake Lure Community Education Foundation (LLCEF) in partnership with the Rutherford Library System has founded Literacy Is For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) in Rutherford County. With the creation of L.I.F.E., Rutherford County joins the 37 other counties across the State of North Carolina that…

May
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Moving Forward…Putting LLCA on a sustainable path through conservation and community

By Clint Calhoun Now that approval has been granted to Lake Lure Classical Academy to move forward with its 10-year master plan, the school is working hard to now turn those dreams into reality.  While certainly the school has the same needs as…