Author Archives: Clyde Holler

Blue Ridge City Election Results: A Great Day for Blue Ridge

The City of Blue Ridge voted yesterday, and the results are a stunning repudiation of divisive, personal agenda driven, “screw the outsiders” local politics. Donna Whitener won re-election as Mayor, and Rhonda Thomas as Post 2 commissioner. Kevin Gaddis won … Continue reading

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Update on Copperhill

I spoke on the phone today with Buddy Haynes, who said he was the owner of Intertrade, the current operator of the old copper plant site in Copperhill. He had read my column of October 18th, which he said contained … Continue reading

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Early Winter Advice to Sellers

I’ve injured my arm in a way that makes it tough to type. But if the early winter continues, the real estate market will shut down for the year early – perhaps even before Thanksgiving. In a normal year, it … Continue reading

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Belated Column for October 18: McCaysville Water Woes

My apologies to my regular readers. I’ve had some technical difficulties and have been unable to post for over a week. This is the column for October 18 with some revisions. We’ve been having some beautiful, much cooler days, with … Continue reading

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Rain, But No High Winds

The string of wonderful fall days that we were having was broken by the rain brought by Nate. It may have been a good thing, as the woods were getting awfully dry. We’ve had about two inches at our place, … Continue reading

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Splendid Fall Weather, Rule Changes for Hunting Licenses Affect Hikers, Too

We’ve had a string of wonderful fall days, starting around 60 and ending in the low 70s on the porch in the afternoon, with a nice breeze. The leaves are beginning to turn and fall, but no real color yet. … Continue reading

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Storm Report

At least where we are, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, there doesn’t seem to be any damage. I don’t see any down trees, at least on our property. I slept through most of the storm, but from what … Continue reading

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Georgia Wild Newsletter on Caterpillars

There’s a good article in the current Georgia Wild newsletter on the role of caterpillars in the food chain, where they are of great importance to birds. It summarizes some of the recent research by Douglas Tallamy on the importance … Continue reading

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Fall Weather, Real Estate Outlook, Labor Day Barbecue is Today

It’s been cooler in the mornings, starting about 55 on the porch. Some leaves have started to fall, and as I look over toward Dividing Ridge, some of the oaks have started to turn. In other words, it’s beginning to … Continue reading

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So It’s the Labor Day Weekend …

It’s a little bittersweet because the summer seemed to fly by, as it always does. The fall is my favorite season, but in the words of the old man who used to run the quarry swimming hole in Markle always … Continue reading

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