A Gorgeous Spring

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Lake Lure Olympiad takes gold in charitable giving

      Friends of the Rutherford County Guardians ad Litem receive a check from JoAnne Ellingson, Treasurer of the Lake Lure Olympiad.   For more than a decade, the Lake Lure Olympiad has attracted more than 1,500 athletes annually to its three-day…

Mar
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For the collector…Keep Your Family Updated About Your Stamp Collection

By Robert Taylor If you are an experienced stamp collector, always try to find time to advise your family members about the contents of your collection. Understanding a stamp collection can be rather difficult for the spouse, children or siblings that have no…

Mar
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Technically Speaking…A sharper image, and clearer shade of detail

By Scott Baughman Ah spring, when a young man’s fancy turns to … TV? Well, let’s be honest, a young man’s fancy likely turns to TV at any time of the year, even if that “television” experience is just the tablet or smartphone…

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Interview with local history maker, Steve Gale

By Dave Leestma As the Mountain Breeze celebrates its 30th anniversary year serving the greater Lake Lure area, we are recognizing local history makers for each of our 2017 Breeze editions. Steve Gale is certainly qualified to be one of them. Being a…

Mar
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The 37th hole…Five more holes can make a difference

By Adam Bowles, PGA Greetings golfers!  It is that time again to go to your garage or closet and dust off those golf clubs.  Spring is an opportunity to give each of you a challenge. This year I want each and every one of…

Mar
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Perennial advice…Plants for the Landscape

By Wayne Hutchins One of the best flowering native woody plants for the piedmont and lower elevation mountains (less than 3,500 feet) is the Fringe Tree (chionanthus virginica) The distribution of this plant is found along the east coast and can take temperatures…

Mar
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Real estate market watch…How’s the real estate business?

By Julie McKinney Almost daily I’m asked by friends and neighbors how our real estate market is doing. For the last several years the honest answer has been “it’s doing very well!” There’s no reason to think the market won’t thrive again this…

Mar
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Built to last…The Eco Kitchen

By David Wulff, AIA Thinking of doing a kitchen remodel? You might try some other materials that have been on the market but you just didn’t know it. Great kitchens enable us to do more than cook great meals. The kitchen is a…

Mar
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Relax!

By Bryant Williams I often wear my pajamas ‘til late in the day. Some might disapprove, but I think it’s quite OK. Why bother to get dressed when there’s no place to go. I can do my desk work or watch a TV…

Mar
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Health matters…What Do I Need To Know About Gallbladder Surgery?

By Rod Goncalves, MD, general surgeon, Rutherford Regional Health System A cholecystectomy (koh-luh-sis-TEK-tuh-me) is a surgical procedure to remove your gallbladder, an organ near your liver that collects and stores bile, a digestive fluid produced in your liver. A cholecystectomy may be necessary…