Autumn`s Bounty

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Sep
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Birding…Double-crested Cormorant

by Larry Czajkoski The Double-crested Cormorant is a large black gooselike bird, with short legs, feet webbed between all the toes, long neck, and stout beak tipped with a very sharp, and doubtless very useful, hook.  The Cormorant’s bright orange throat pouch stands…

Sep
3

Technically Speaking…The route to Internet speed

by Scott Baughman In the computing world, a stable, fast connection to the Internet at an affordable rate is almost as necessary as the rest of your home’s utilities. You couldn’t imagine living without electricity or running water and for most people today…

Sep
3

An interview with Sharon Decker, COO of TIEC

In just a few short years, Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) has changed the landscape of our western North Carolina region becoming a destination of its own. It offers to our larger community quality family entertainment, dining, year-round sporting events, employment and all…

Sep
3

Big ideas for small businesses…Is your business great?

By Teri A. Coutu What do you think is the number one factor that makes a business great? Think for a minute…. Maybe it’s about having a great product or service? A steady revenue stream? Great location? Super CEO/Leadership? Well, all these factors…

Sep
3

Deborah’s delights…Hail to the Kale!

By Deborah Eisenhut Although touted by some as the Rodney Dangerfield of veggies, if prepared properly, kale can be one of the most delicious and nutritious vegetables you can eat.  It has been cultivated for over 2000 years, a staple in Roman times…

Sep
3

Real Estate Market Watch…Think spring!

By Julie McKinney Although we have yet to experience the beautiful fall foliage season in the Hickory Nut Gorge, I’m already thinking spring!  This is when sellers contemplating selling next year should begin preparing their homes for the spring/summer selling market.  It is…

Sep
3

Built to last…Water, water everywhere

by David Wulff, AIA ‘Sort of a funny title, especially since we have had so much of it this past summer.  It’s something we can’t do without, but also something we don’t want “inside” the house.  That is, unless it’s controlled. And that…

Sep
3

For the collector…Why would I collect state quarters?

By Robert Taylor In the last 10 or more years, collecting Washington Quarters with individual state emblems depicted on the reverse side has been promoted heavily by the U.S. Mint along with other third party sellers. I urge caution here! These coins are…

Sep
3

Ask the Vet…What should I feed my pet?

By Lisa Shumate, DVM My short answer to this very common question is, “the best quality pet food that you can afford.” Good basic nutrition is the foundation of good health! The problem is, it is extremely difficult to determine what’s “best” in…

Sep
3

Health matters…Why do my hands hurt, and what can I do about it?

By Karol S. Young, OTD, OTR/L, CHT This time of year, you may be busy either working in the yard or doing chores around the home. When you finally take a break, you may notice stiffness, pain or weakness in your hands which…