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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Feb
28

Shootin’ the breeze…Passion fruit of a different kind

By Cathy Leestma I have found a new passion for my retirement years and you’ll be pleased to know it is quite civilized. It combines the appreciation of regional art and architecture, the renewing of the soul, the company of good friends sided…

Feb
28

From the Editor…Nostalgic about the future

  We are now seeing the bling of spring blossoms bursting forth everywhere announcing a new season of beginnings and promise. In former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s new book, “Promise Me, Dad – a Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose”, he concludes…

Feb
28

Ah Spring!

By Bryant Williams   Now spring is springing and the birds are singing. And it’s time to bury those dark winter blues. The weather is better, and you just need a sweater, So get out; there’s those holiday pounds to lose.   Daylight…

Feb
28

Comprehensive four-phase repair plan will breathe new life into aging Lake Lure Dam

By Valerie Hoffman   Town leaders learned mid February that through the completion of a comprehensive four phase plan of repairs, the life of the historic Lake Lure Hydroelectric dam can be extended by another fifty years.   That was the good news…

Feb
28

From the mayor’s desk…Town leadership moves forward in stride

By Kevin Cooley Mayor, Town of Lake Lure   Every year in late January or early February, the Lake Lure Town Council and senior staff conduct a planning workshop. The purposes of the workshop are to: Assess what’s been accomplished relative to the…

Feb
28

“Your voice”

By Bob Keith myvoicehng@gmail.com   With the coming of spring and his first term of office, the Honorable Kevin Cooley has assumed the responsibility of writing the Mayor’s article for the Breeze. That being said, the Breeze editors have asked that I continue…

Feb
28

Technically Speaking…These apps are not just for pros

  By Scott Baughman Sure you dust and mop and do a little spring cleaning at the old homestead, but did you know now’s a great time to do some spring cleaning on your smartphone, too? Face it, we all have those five…

Feb
28

Changing the rules

Editor’s note: On occasion, I have the happy opportunity of playing (or trying to play) golf with friends. Responding to new rules for amateur golfers, Denny, the group organizer, proposed the following new rule changes for his weekly group of golfers:   Now…

Feb
28

Your Chamber at work“…. take it to the bank”

By Tommy Hartzog Exec. Dir., HNG Chamber of Commerce   “Mount Everest is the tallest geographical point on this planet, and you can take that to the bank.”   We have all heard it and most of us have used a form of…

Feb
28

Lake Lure Classical Academy news…

By Thomas Keever   Lake Lure Classical Academy was recently named a recipient of a Facebook Forest City Data Center Community Action Grant. The grant is for $14, 870. These funds will be used to expand and improve STEM (science, technology and engineering)…