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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
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Comings and goings…A ‘haint’ by any other name

  By Becky Cook   When I was a child in Kentucky, I was privileged to be a part of a folk community where Jack Tales were told and retold. Year after year North Carolinian Richard Chase, a well-known collector and teller of…

Sep
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The arts…Autumn Art

By Mary Karr Autumn’s first frost will soon be upon us and the days of dormancy will begin.  The apple harvest is beginning and the great abundance of fruit and vegetables in the outdoor food stands entice us to take a drive in…

Sep
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Health matters…Back to school is a great time to head back to the doctor

By Rutherford Regional Health System Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. And while it may not be the brightest part of summer, pediatricians like those at Rutherford Children’s Care in Forest City say…

Sep
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Newcomers boat tie up

  Last July 21, ten boats full of Lake Lure Newcomers beat the heat with a boat tie up on Lake Lure. Lake Lure Newcomers Club is a nonprofit community resource designed to introduce new residents to the area and provide a fun…

Sep
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Perennial advice…Plants for Shade

  By Wayne Hutchins One group of perennials that grows very well in a large part of the United States and grows well in shade to part sun would be hostas. These plants are native to Japan and parts of China. Most hostas…

Sep
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Digging Up Family Roots…JOHN GORHAM: SAINT OR SINNER?

  By Bill Miller When you start digging up your family roots you will soon find some really good people, and some really bad ones, saints and sinners. However, most of those you meet are a fascinating blend of both, just like us.…

Sep
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Technically Speaking…A new delivery from the mothership with iPhone 8?

By Scott Baughman Anyone who has read any installment of this column – or heck, ever spoken to me in person – knows there are few things I love in this world more than my Apple computer products. I think Star Wars movies…

Sep
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Growing Your Own Food All Year

By Billie and Robert Nicholson   As the summer season draws to a close, many gardeners wish for a longer growing season. Never fear, the answers are here. There are several things that the everyday gardener can do to extend the growing season…

Sep
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Built to last…Why Did My Project Go Over Budget?

    By David Wulff, AIA   I have been doing this for over 40 years and, with the exception of a few projects, they almost always go over budget. Residential projects are the worst. The commercial projects are the ones that tend…

Sep
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Real estate market watch…Don’t fall back, spring forward!

By Julie McKinney Okay, so we have yet to experience the beautiful fall foliage season in the Hickory Nut Gorge and I’m already thinking spring? Yes! Because homeowners contemplating selling next year should begin preparing now to be ready for the spring/summer selling…