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

Technically Speaking…How to use a spoon

By Scott Baughman Fair warning, this edition of Technically Speaking is going to be a little different. I mean, it will still be about technology but in a way that is out of the ordinary for my usual tech tips and shopping lists.…

Jul
27

Going up…Chimney Rock reopens 26-story elevator

By Landdis Hollifield After almost 3 years of construction and countless project setbacks caused by Mother Nature, we’ve got some great news to share with you. The Park’s elevator has reopened! Guests can now access the Chimney in 32 seconds. “We had planned…

Jul
27

From the pastor’s desk…THIS BREAD ON THE WATERS THING…

By Rev. Everette Chapman   Ecclesiastes 11:1 instructs, “Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days it will return to you.” This verse, suggestive of sailing biscuits across a pond and winding up with soggy bread, actually speaks of the sowing…

Jul
27

The arts…Summertime

By Mary Karr “Summertime and the livin’ is easy. Fish are jumpin’ and the cotton is high. One of these mornings you’re gonna wake up singing, And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky.” Ira Gershwin   It is August…

Jul
27

Lake Lure Lions Club install new officers for the 2018-2019 year of club service.

(From the left) John Kobland, 1st VP; Priscilla Dorr, Secretary; Matthew Dolan, President; Clark Kessel, Treasurer; Sue Lewis, Director; Mary Ellen Jones, Director; Susan Hyatt, Director; Wayne Hyatt, Past President; Terrell Lewis, Lion Tamer. Submitted by Terrell Lewis

Jul
27

Real estate market watch…Stormy weather doesn’t dampen the local real estate market

By Julie McKinney Despite nature having caused rushing rivers, flooding and mudslides this spring, home sales have only suffered slightly, and only in terms of the number of homes sold in the first half of the year. Statistics for Single Family Homes from…

Jul
27

Built to last…Managing a Design Project

By David Wulff, AIA In my practice, I often have clients and potential clients tell me they have never worked with an architect or designer and don’t know what to do. So, let’s first dispel some myths. A designer doesn’t just press a…

Jul
27

Digging Up Family Roots…THE FATHER OF WEST VIRGINIA

By Bill Miller When digging up your family roots, pay some attention to all of your great-grandparent’s children. They and their children are your cousins. Often times they are more interesting than their parents. That proved true again while researching the descendants of…

Jul
27

ANNOUNCING a newly added Books and Bites event

“For the Love of Chimney Rock-Four Generations of Morse Family Stewardship” compiled and written by 4th generation manager, Todd Morse, is hot off the press.  Part history book, part business case study, part unique personal prospective and first-person narrative, this work offers a…

Jul
27

From the librarian… Local authors and artisans make the summer sparkle

By Joy Sharp Maxwell Mountains Branch Librarian Have you visited the library lately? You might not recognize it! One of the many wonderful things about our special Lake Lure/Chimney Rock community are the talented artisans who live and work here. Mountains Branch has…