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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Feb
26

Comings and Goings…There is a new day dawning

by Jean Gordon Shooting out from under the winter soil, the bright yellow blooms of daffodils reminded me spring is just around the corner. Even with dustings of winter snow, the daffodils and the purple crocus are evidence Spring will be here in…

Feb
26

Built to Last…The color for 2020—blue

By David H, Wulff, AIA It’s always interesting to me that there is a color of the year.  Does it mean that all other colors are relegated to the “B” list and only one makes it to the “A” list?  I was ordering…

Feb
26

Remembering local developer, Rolland King

Rolland L. King, 98, passed away November 3, 2019. He leaves a legacy of shaping communities as a pioneer residential developer and entrepreneur. Born in Battle Creek, Michigan on October 3, 1921, Rolland grew up in Detroit. After high school Rolland went to…

Feb
26

Real Estate Market Watch…Vigorous spring activity anticipated

by Wes and Cathy Cleary For those who don’t know us yet, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. We’ve rented, invested, bought and sold properties in Western North Carolina for our own investments since 1997. We have been entrepreneurs…

Feb
26

Health Matters…And the Beat Goes On

By Dr. Max Hammonds Check your pulse – on your left wrist just below the base of your thumb. If you’re one of the normal 98%, feel the steady beat of your arterial pulse. Do you have to think about making your heart…

Feb
26

Is it time for you to schedule a colonoscopy?

by Gerhardt Winkel, MD, FACS Colorectal cancer is one of the few types of cancer that can be prevented with a simple screening test; however, one out of every three Americans choose to skip this vital test. Because March is Colon Cancer Awareness…

Feb
26

Your Chamber at Work…Hickory Nut Gorge Chamber hitting its stride

With strong, engaged leadership in place, it’s poised for a banner year ahead. By Laura P. Doster Executive Director It is difficult to believe it has almost been one year since I joined the Chamber of Hickory Nut Gorge as your director.  Time…

Feb
26

Donation to CRVFD

Thank goodness for volunteers!  The Lake Lure Mahj Mavens are pleased to announce that they have  given their next $100 donation to the Chimney Rock Volunteer Fire Department.  This group of 21 dedicated volunteers is at the ready to help and assist in…

Feb
26

The Arts…Springtime arts

by Mary Karr “Spring with that nameless pathos in the air which dwells with all things fair, Spring, with her golden suns and silver rain, is with us once again.”  Henry Timrod The icy chill of winter has begun to thaw. The landscape…

Feb
26

Ask the Vet…Flea and tick control for pets

by Lisa Shumate, DVM The Companion Animal Parasite Council recommends regular use of flea and tick preventive medications ALL YEAR ROUND. I still see patients with flea infestations sporadically throughout the winter months. Ticks are generally a lot less active in the winter…