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Archive of the posts written by author: mbreeze.
Dec
30

Meet your neighbors…

An interview with local residents Wolf and Tracie Kutter: From service to the nation to service to the community How did you and Tracie find Lake Lure? Tracie and I had been looking for some time since 2005 at either lake or mountain…

Dec
30

From the pastor’s desk…Let’s level with one another

By Rev. Everette Chapman          There is a certain type of person of whom I am very wary and whom I try to avoid.  I am not a little afraid of that person who loudly proclaims, “You’ll never have to worry about what…

Dec
30

From the librarian…A new year full of surprises

By Joy Sharp Maxwell Mountains Branch Librarian Happy 2019, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock! While the new year seems like the perfect time to look back on accomplishments, I am taking this opportunity to look forward. Because in 2019, your Rutherford County Library…

Dec
30

Wine and vine…Thermal Belt beginnings

By Justin Taylor                   There are 100 years of tumultuous history between the original Tryon Grapes and the glasses of wine that slide across the tasting bar in the Tryon Foothills in 2019.  The current growers of wine grapes may reflect on our…

Dec
30

For the collector…I have coins that I want appraised

By Robert Taylor A pretty typical question I’m asked frequently. There are several variables that need to be determined before you and the appraiser can get together. *  Most important is the size of the coin collection.  Is it just 1-2 coins or…

Dec
30

Chimney Rock State Park news…A fun day for families

By Landdis Hollifield For the 14th year in a row, Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is pulling out all the stops and putting the spotlight on one of its animal educators. On Saturday, Feb. 2, Greta the Groundhog will strut her…

Dec
30

Park announces new winter hours, admission rates

Exciting things are happening at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park this winter. Not only is the elevator back up and running, which makes it easier to access the top of the Rock, but  trees without their leaves give visitors endless, unobstructed…

Dec
30

Tar wheels…Automobile heaters

By Bob Blake On a recent chilly morning, I dialed my Subaru’s climate control – no longer called a “heater switch” – to a comfortable 74 degrees. At the same time, I warmed the seat with the flick of a button. Done! Now…

Dec
30

Digging up family roots…The adventures of a cutler

By Bill Miller What motivated our ancestors to leave their home, family and country and hop on a small sailing ship for a 2-3 month risky ocean trip to the wilderness of America? When the James of London, a 300 ton ship, sailed…

Dec
30

Meanderings and ponderings…The Backpack

By Clint Calhoun For some odd reason, my life has always had some type of connection to a backpack.  It’s odd how you look back at your life and think about the things that connect your mind to the things of the past. …