Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

McCaysville Boil Water Continues, Today is Coldest Day of the Year

The boil water order for people on the McCaysville water system continues. The porch temperature is about 19, but with the wind chill, it feels like the coldest day of the year. By a wide margin. It’s spitting a little … Continue reading

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The Old Copper Plant Revisited – Corrections to a Previous Column

I mentioned a while ago that I had received a call from Buddy Haynes, who is doing business as Copperhill Industries. He described himself as having bought Intertrade, the recent successor to the Tennessee Copper Company. He called to correct … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Eclipse Photo Courtesy Doug Faber

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Just Emerged Luna Moth

 

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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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