Summer’s Playground

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Apr
30

More event space and boat slips

New visions for Morse Park & Town Marina are taking shape in Marina Bay. A proposed relocation of the public boat ramp and reconfiguration of the boat slips into an “eyelash” design would allow for an increase of 90 rental slips. Implementation of…

Apr
30

Fishery Assessment and Management Plan

Series of studies show plan has improved bass growth By Gary Hasenfus, Lake Advisory Board, Fishery & Ecosystem, the Town of Lake Lure Fishery & Ecosystem the Town of Lake Lure has sponsored three lake studies starting in 2007 to better manage our…

Apr
30

Health matters…Advance Directives enable you to make your decisions known

by Dr. Will Savage Do you know what healthcare treatments you would and would not want if you could not speak for yourself? Do your loved ones know what your wishes are? St. Luke’s Hospital encourages you to voice your wishes and take…

Apr
30

Fishin’…This is the best time of the year!

by Michael Lewis That’s right, I said it. If you like action packed fishing then it’s time to go for some top water action! Now don’t get me wrong, I like to catch fish every way I can but there’s just something about…

Apr
30

Spring cleaning – Did you remember these?

Billie and Robert Nicholson When spring arrives, most people can’t resist the desire to give their property a thorough cleaning and airing out. Before you get overwhelmed at the thought, plan to take this project one room at a time and make it…

Apr
30

Built to last…Do you really need more space?

by David Wulff I have been an architect now for over 45 years.  Yes, I am that old!  Here’s a typical scenario that I have seen numerous times in my practice.  A family requests an addition of a family room.  When I tour…

Apr
30

Technically Speaking…Lord I was born a travelling – nerd

By Scott Baughman The sun is shining and the kids are probably yearning to be out of school soon. What better time to start planning those summer getaways? But what’s a tech-savvy or even not-so-savvy planner to do when it comes to using…

Apr
30

From the pastor’s desk…A God for a lifetime

By Rev. Everette Chapman          As I draw nearer my 79th birthday, I realize that I am the embodiment of all the jokes I have heard through the years about oldsters.  “Getting old is not for sissies” I realize more and more every…

Apr
30

From the librarian

by Joy Maxwell Mountains Branch Librarian Mountains Branch Library is reveling in spring! We think the library looks especially lovely this time of year, and we’d love you to stop by and see for yourself! Before we jump into May and June, we’d…

Apr
30

Birding…Indigo Bunting

by Larry Czajkoski The breathtaking, all-blue male Indigo Bunting, with his silvery conical bill, is unmistakable. The Indigo Bunting is a spring and summer visitor across the entire state of North Carolina.  I photographed this striking breeding adult male during a hike on…