Stars of Summer

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Jul
27

Say No! to invasives

By Mitsi Chorak I recently attended a Lake Lure Flowering Bridge sponsored class on invasive plants led by Clint Calhoun, the Town of Lake Lure Environmental Management Officer. Clint is extremely knowledgeable on this subject and was well prepared; he even brought examples…

Jul
27

Meanderings and ponderings…Lake Turnover

By: Clint Calhoun Lake turnover is a process that you usually don’t hear much about until the colder months, but the process leading up to it is something that occurs during warm weather and is underway right now. This process is called stratification…

Jul
27

Fishin’…Rain or heat – which one is better for fishing?

By Michael Lewis As everyone knows, Lake Lure received 20 plus inches of rain early this summer, and now it’s really heating up. The lake have been as high as 84 degrees early in the morning. In the rain it’s a little bit…

Jul
27

Green thumb gardening…Growing native plants in the garden

By Debbie Clark Have you ever heard someone talking about gardening and they mention they plant natives? Are you not sure what natives means? Native plants are indigenous or local to the area that you live. These plants have existed for hundreds of…

Jul
27

Birding…Blue Jay

By Larry Czajkoski     Blue Jays are smart, adaptable, and noisy birds. No other eastern bird is blue and crested, making the blue jay almost unmistakable. Males and females are similar showing a crest with black barring and white patches on blue…

Jul
27

Wilson celebrates 45 years

Congratulations to Gary Wilson upon his 45th anniversary with Rumbling Bald Resort security! Gary is also Fire Chief of Fairfield Mountains Volunteer Fire Department since its inception 37 years ago, March of 1981. Pictured here are fire department volunteers working with Gary and…

Jul
27

Health matters…What a headache!

By Ankur Manvar, MD Headaches are just like opinions. Everyone has them—some are bothersome, some are excruciating, and some come at times when you didn’t ask for them! Headaches are common, but not everyone knows the right way to treat them. As a…

Jul
27

The dog days of summer

By Mary Reitano “Unless you have loved an animal, part of your soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France, French poet According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, we are in the “dog days of summer.” Often associated with hot, humid weather, the phrase originally related…

Jul
27

Tar wheels…The Lowly Centerline

By Bob Blake On rainy nights, are oncoming headlights so blinding the center of the road vanishes? It happens to me. Despite all the reflectors and signs, the trusty white centerline remains our best highway safety device. Its origin makes an interesting story.…

Jul
27

For the collector…Stamps and coins

By Robert Taylor Quite often I’m asked, ” What should I collect for myself or my children?” In today’s stamp and coin hobbies, there are two answers to that common question. The first answer is if you want to “collect”, then find areas…