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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Jul
27

Shootin’ the Breeze…Don’t let summer go too soon

By Cathy Leestma Back when I was a kid, school never started before Labor Day. That meant the entire month of August, I was assured of long play days without worrying about the routine of getting back into school. I liked school, but…

Jul
27

From the editor…Be a star!

So often, the choices we make determine the outcome. So welcome to all you who have chosen to be here this summer at the lake or in the mountains that surround us. You have made a very good choice! “USA Today” has recently…

Jul
27

From the mayor’s desk…Lake Lure town budget adopted

By Kevin Cooley Mayor of Lake Lure, NC I’ve been a property tax payer (continuously) since buying my first home in South Florida in 1978, 40 years ago! Paying property taxes for me has been just a normal part of life. For most…

Jul
27

Your Chamber at work…Community Collaboration – Volunteers Needed! 

By Patrick Bryant HNG Chamber of Commerce President Summer is upon us in the gorge! License plates from across the country can be seen in Chimney Rock Village, tourists wander the aisles at the grocery store, and scores of people descend on the…

Jul
27

Town Leaders Move ahead with Major Infrastructure Projects

By Valerie A. Hoffman for the Town of Lake Lure Lake Lure Town Council is moving systematically forward with two comprehensive and complex economic development projects, both of which will result in a dramatic preservation of the community’s critical infrastructure assets. During its…

Jul
27

Lake Lure Classical Academy news…Bulldozers and concrete

By Thomas Keever As I sit in my office and gaze out of the window I never dreamed I could get so excited by bulldozers, concrete trucks and mud…lots of mud. The site preparation for Lake Lure Classical Academy’s Gymnatorium is right on…

Jul
27

Want to hike to some pretty neat waterfalls?

By Tracy Czajkoski I highly recommend a trip to Dupont State Forest. North Carolina has an estimated 1,200 waterfalls/cascades with about 500 of them tagged as major waterfalls. Waterfalls are such beautiful and fascinating natural wonders and fill me with such a sense…

Jul
27

Your voice…Fun in the sun

By Bob Keith August is the month for “fun in the sun” and “festivals”. The Lake Lure Olympiad enters its 14th year as the premier destination sports event in Western North Carolina. I want to reach out to you readers who have heard…

Jul
27

Local history maker, Peter O’Leary

The Breeze continues its “Local history maker” column by introducing Chimney Rock Village mayor and businessman, Peter O’Leary. This is his story as told to Breeze editor, Dave Leestma. We moved to Chimney Rock in 1990. I came as a bachelor but Ann…

Jul
27

Planning for the future…Part 5: Avoiding Probate

By Joseph Hurwitz   In this series, Planning for the Future, I am exploring different topics and methods for Estate Planning. This article’s topic is about avoiding Probate. Probate is the legal process of dispersing a deceased person’s belongings and paying their debts.…