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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Oct
29

Tar wheels…Cars dislike winter!

By Bob Blake Cars detest cold weather…period. Plunging temperatures cause rubber, belts and hoses to crack. Spinning a cold engine stresses the battery. Winter exposes many weaknesses in a car. Follow the quick checklist below to lessen the approaching shock of winter: Tires:…

Oct
29

Deborah’s delights…This is how we roll!

By Deborah Eisenhut The year has certainly flown by and we have survived the mudslides, hurricanes, trees down blocking roads, humid nights with mosquitoes as big as bats, even cancelled vacations. But we have worked together as neighbors and communities should, taking care…

Oct
29

Real estate market watch…Hurricanes, mudslides and roads closed – oh my!

By Julie McKinney This year the beloved Hickory Nut Gorge has been inundated with torrential downfalls, mud slides, fallen trees and road closures. Hurricanes Florence and Michael left numerous marks on the area. While the strength of our residents prevails, Mother Nature certainly…

Oct
29

Built to last…Save on that remodel – Part 2

By David Wulff, AIA Last issue I wrote about a number of thoughts where you can save on your remodeling project. Here are some more to think about:   Consider look-alikes Some imitations just make sense: Lumber giant Weyerhaeuser sells a fast-growing natural…

Oct
29

Wine and vine…Holy wine!

By Justin Taylor The idea of wine, beer, and religion being interconnected isn’t something you find in discussion regularly in 2018, but the truth is that they were once integral parts of life in Europe. For centuries, the message of religion, prosperity, and…

Oct
29

Cleaning up mold

By Billie and Robert Nicholson We thought we would be saving money on our electric bill while we were traveling out of town by raising the thermostat on our air conditioning system. Little did we know, until we returned home, that this was…

Oct
29

For the collector…Stamps—Collect for Enjoyment and Not Resale Profit

By Robert Taylor As I continue to perform numerous appraisals for clients, it becomes very evident that collections that are handed down from relatives typically have very limited value. Certainly not the fault of the current owner. Collectors back in the 1930’s to…

Oct
29

Meanderings and ponderings…Holly and mistletoe: What you may not know about two holiday plants

By Clint Calhoun I love the holiday season.  While not necessarily a fan of all the hustle and bustle, materialism, and commercialism, I do love the holidays as they give us opportunities to spend time with our families and enjoy the things that…

Oct
29

Pickleball has arrived!

By Randy Snyder Pickleball has been a game of choice in the area since 2008. An engaged group of five or six locals started playing on the tennis courts at Rumbling Bald Resort around that time. Due to the difference in the boundaries…

Oct
29

100 Well Wishers at 86 Years Old

By Joselyn Watkins Clouds leisurely drifted by in the sky this morning as Chuck and yours truly looked out over Chimney Rock, Rumbling Bald and Sleeping Lady enveloped by beautiful Lake Lure. Chuck rises earlier than I do to take in this gorgeous…