Fire destroys but hope endures...The Party Rock Fire

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Your Chamber at work…Adversity and Character

  The Hickory Nut Gorge By Tommy Hartzog Exec. Dir., HNG Chamber of Commerce Greetings and Happy New Year to YOU! Now that you have dried off from your very first Polar Plunge %#&?!…. let’s get down to business about 2017. We saw…

Dec
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Health matters… Heart Attacks Don’t Care, But We Do

  By Pam Harrison Heart attacks can happen anytime, anyplace — and to anyone. And when they do, every minute matters. After roughly a year of rigorous training and preparation, Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is better equipped than ever to offer live-saving…

Dec
30

Lake Lure Classical Academy-Changes ahead in High School Course Offerings

  The leadership team at Lake Lure Classical Academy is putting the final touches on the graduation tracks a student can choose starting in the 2017-2018 school year. Per Tom Keever, LLCA Executive Director,” offering students more academic choices in their area of…

Dec
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For the collector…Fluctuating Gold and Silver Prices—What Effect On My Coin Collection?

By Robert Taylor Lately, a very commonly asked question. During these past few months, the gold and silver prices have moved both up and down. During the month of November, 2016, they have moved mostly downward. Spot gold is down about 5-6% and…

Dec
30

Comings and goings…And Then. . .And Then . .

By Becky Cook In the waning days of 2016, I was having a phone conversation with a dear good friend. We were sharing reflections on significant moments, and she was relating to me the domino-like arrival of some earth shaking events in her…

Dec
30

Meanderings and ponderings…The Benefits of Fire in Southern Appalachian Forests

By: Clint Calhoun 2016 will go down in history as the “Year of the Fires,” as Hickory Nut Gorge, along with many other places in North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, suffered some of the worst wildfires in the region’s modern history.…

Dec
30

Birding…Eastern Screech Owl

By Larry Czajkoski The story of the Eastern Screech Owl in this article is due to and dedicated to Jim and Janet Walters. Heroism can come in many forms….THANK YOU, Jim & Janet…for your compassion and care toward our bird friends and for sharing…

Dec
30

Fishin’…Angling discoveries during the lake draw down

By Michael Lewis Well, if you have a boat in the water, you’ve got it made because most people can’t get their boat in the water when they draw the lake down – there’s no competition. The bait fish can’t get back up into…

Dec
30

The Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach: Serving Families During Their Time of Need

By Bernadette Smith The Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach (HNGO) is a non-profit organization serving families in the Hickory Nut Gorge and extending into neighboring communities. HNGO focuses on helping to eliminate hunger and provides emergency services to those in need. Services include but…

Dec
30

From the pastor’s desk… TEN SUGGESTIONS FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

By Rev. Everette Chapman I have a brother-in-law who is a minister, and he once preached a sermon on some oft-repeated words in the New Testament. They are the words, “It came to pass.” The point Heyward Calvert made in his sermon was…