2021 Here We Come!

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Dec
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Health Matters…Flu Season – again

By Dr. Max Hammonds As if it weren’t enough that we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the season for catching the flu is now upon us. Yes, you should be getting your flu shot. Every year the virologists around the world work…

Dec
31

New Trail Connects Bearwallow to Wildcat Rock

A new two-mile section of trail just opened in the Hickory Nut Gorge, creating a link between two highly  popular trails—the Bearwallow Mountain Trail and the Wildcat Rock Trail. November 23, 2020, Conserving Carolina cut the ribbon on an extension of the Wildcat…

Dec
31

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge…The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge year in review

By Debbie Clark This year has been an interesting year to say the least. With the Coronavirus outbreak, we had to make changes on the bridge for the protection of our volunteers and bridge visitors. We did close the bridge down from the…

Dec
31

Lake Lure Flowering Bridge events

Through March 2: The bridge twinkles with white lights to brighten wintry evenings until spring buds appear.  January 12 – March 9: A new winter feature, “Sleds in Beds” brings a touch of childhood nostalgia and fun to the gardens. Masks are required. …

Dec
31

Big Ideas for Small Businesses…Making the most of your new year in business

by Teri A. Coutu Starting a new year can be both exciting and scary. After the crazy year we had in 2020, many business owners are feeling the need to make 2021 something extra special. So, how do you do that? Start here!…

Dec
31

Built to Last…What I did on my COVID-19 staycation

By David Wulff, AIA This year I am reminded of that saying that usually happened in English class every fall.  We would write “what I did on my summer vacation”.  Only this year it is changed somewhat to “what I did on my…

Dec
31

Real Estate Market Watch…Don’t wait

by Wes and Cathy Cleary Buyer demand and sales are still on the rise, and inventory continues to drop with only 38 single family residential properties actively on the market for sale in Lake Lure as we write this article. We are seeing…

Dec
31

Wine and Vine…The stars in 2021

by Justin Taylor The promise that awaits us all in 2021 will hopefully be dominated by the positive and uplifting memories we all seek to have again.  The projects of another year have come and gone, and there is much more to accomplish…

Dec
31

Technically Speaking…New Year, new you – new workouts online?

by Scott Baughman Welcome to 2021 – the year where we can all say, “We made it through 2020!” But while you’ve still got to keep that mask on for just a BIT longer (and hopefully you’re going to line up for that…

Dec
31

Tar Wheels…Winter driving tips

by Bob Blake The combination of less daylight, frequent heavy rain – even snow or ice – as well as winter’s low sun angle creates unique driving hazards from October thru March. While most accidents occur during the summer months, winter driving statistics…