Arts In Park This Weekend, Hwy 5 Project Bigger Than I Thought

The wonderful fall weather has continued, although our thoughts are with the folks on the coast. I just read an email from the master bander at the birding station on Jekyll saying that the forecast has turned from bad to catastrophic and that he’s evacuating, fearful that the station will be totally destroyed after 38 years. I think I-16 has been one way since yesterday morning.

Arts in the Park is this weekend. Downtown Blue Ridge will be full and parking at a premium. My advice is to go early. There is also a Friends of the Library book sale in  the basement of the Methodist Church next to my office.

I just read some new material on the Hwy 5 project. If I read it right, there are 168 “residential displacements.” And that’s just the first phase, not the bypass. We heard a talk by Rusty Whittenbarger the other night. He’s running for Sheriff. He said he’d been through this before in another county, and he’s expecting violence as people try to defend their properties. As in the double shotgun pointed toward the man on the bulldozer.


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