Author Archives: Clyde Holler

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The Big Buzz – Is McCaysville the Next Gatlinburg?

The hot topic of conversation these days is McCaysville, Georgia. There’s a gentleman by the name of Michael¬†Galinski who is buying up McCaysville. His outfit is called McCaysville Properties, and he’s said to own a lot of commercial property somewhere … Continue reading

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Rain Beats the Heat, Racetrack Operational, McCaysville Bypass, Losing the Baptising Hole

We had a beautiful, rumbly thunderstorm yesterday evening, the best we’ve had for a long time. It left us with about 5/8″ in the rain gauge, and it was timely, as it has been dry and hot for a few … Continue reading

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4th of July Festivities Begin Today, Schedule of Events

There’s a full menu of options for the 4th, with fireworks on Friday and Saturday. Friday, June 30 In McCaysville/Copperhill, the fireworks begin on Tater Hill at 9:15 tonight. Anywhere in the downtown area should be good for viewing. The … Continue reading

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Important Meeting on McCaysville Bypass

I’m just back after a few days out of town, and there’s a lot to catch up on. For now, the most important item is that the DOT is having another meeting on the Hwy 5/McCaysville Bypass, this Thursday,¬†June 22 … Continue reading

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Rain, Master Naturalist Course Coming, Arts in the Park, Friends of the Library Book Sale

We’ve had well over two inches of rain at our place in the past week. It’s welcome, as things were beginning to be a bit dry after a wet start to the spring. The foliage looks denser and happier than … Continue reading

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Laurel is Blooming, Still Cool Today

It was about 40 on the deck this morning. The laurel has been blooming here for a couple of days, beautiful weather. But with a chilly wind behind it. I said the wind must have been blowing at least 30 … Continue reading

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Chilly, Some Good Rain, High Winds, Hemlock Training, Lake Cleanup, Taste the Tri-Cities

It’s about 48 on the porch this morning, and we’ve had about 3/4 of an inch of rain overnight. There was already a half inch in the gauge from the day before. We also had some very high winds yesterday … Continue reading

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More on the Trout Festival on Saturday, Food Truck Alert!

The festival is this Saturday in the downtown park. On Friday night there is a High Country Boil – our version of the low country boil – at Merciers, with a silent auction of $7,000 worth of outdoor gear. That’s … Continue reading

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Flame Azaleas, Polk County Ramp Tramp Tomorrow, Trout Festival Next Saturday

The flame azaleas – the indigenous native species – are still in beautiful bloom. The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival is tomorrow, starting at 10:00. We usually hit the Delano market first, then head over for the festival. It’s usually … Continue reading

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