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

Hartzog honored

Tommy Hartzog was honored last May by the Hickory Nut Chamber membership upon completion for his years of service to the Chamber as Executive Director.  Under Tommy’s leadership, the Chamber membership has grown significantly bringing a new vitality to our local business community. …

Jun
30

Built to last…Age-in-Place

By David H. Wulff, AIA Many homeowners here bought what they thought would be a vacation home. Then as time progressed found out that they wanted to retire here. Or maybe you bought when you retired. Let’s face it, we’re getting older.   Most…

Jun
30

Real estate market watch…Loving life in the Hickory Nut Gorge

By Julie McKinney While the Hickory Nut Gorge is a popular tourist and vacation destination, it is also a fabulous place to live and play. Any full time or part time resident will happily give you a list of reasons they love living…

Jun
30

Do you take your home freezer of refrigerator for granted?

By Billie and Robert Nicholson Out of sight and out of mind, Old Faithful just keeps our food cold, or does it? Recently we noticed our 25 year old freezer was letting our ice-cream get too soft. Oh, we did the usual, turn…

Jun
29

From the pastor’s desk…HANDLING LIFE’S SECOND BESTS

By Rev. Everette Chapman            Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, the late, great pastor of New York’s Riverside Church, once preached a sermon entitled “Handling Life’s Second Bests.” Speaking of Paul’s desire during his second missionary journey to take the Gospel into Asia,…

Jun
29

Birding…Brown Thrasher

  By Larry Czajkoski A member of the Thrush family, the Brown Thrasher is cinnamon-brown above with white wing bars, heavily streaked below with a long tail and slightly curved bill. Nearly a foot long, the Brown Thrasher is a strong handsome bird…

Jun
29

Butterflies and pollinators in your garden

By Mitsi Chorak We at the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge love butterflies and pollinators! We have studied them, planted specifically for them, and have even given workshops for those who share our passion! But there is more to this story; these hardworking butterflies,…

Jun
29

Planning for the future…Part 4: Preparation

By Joseph Hurwitz In this series, Planning for the Future, I am exploring different topics and methods for Estate Planning. This article’s topic is about how to prepare for a meeting with an Estate Planning Attorney. Most attorneys charge for consultations or meetings…

Jun
29

Fishin’…Rain, rain go away – come back again another day!

By Michael Lewis Wow what a crazy summer so far – flooding and hot. Sixteen inches of rain in a week will change the fishing report. The great news is the bass were able to finish the spawn and move out of shallow…

Jun
29

Wildcat Rock Trail Wins National Award

Award for trail design and construction presented by Senator Burr, Rep. Meadows   The national Coalition of Recreational Trails has granted its annual achievement award for trail design and construction to Conserving Carolina and its trails coordinator, Peter Barr, for Wildcat Rock Trail.…