Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

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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Kenny’s Pizza & Subs

We finally did something that we’ve been meaning to do for a long time, visit Kenny’s Pizza & Subs in McCaysville, right across from the train station. We don’t get to McCaysville much these days, except for driving through on … Continue reading

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Turkey Mating Season Began Today

There was a strutting tom and a hen turkey in our driveway today, conclusive indications that the mating season has begun. I’m pretty sure it was the first day, at least here. In talking with the turkey hunters, no one … Continue reading

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Peeper Time

We heard the tree frog chorus last night for the first time, and I believe we also heard the pond peepers down in the valley. My notes say the dates were February 2 in 2016 and March 2 in 2015. … Continue reading

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Monday Snow Update

It’s another beautiful, clear day. The porch temperature is 20, and there’s still a lot of snow on the ground. The roads in our neighborhood that don’t get much sun are still pretty icy. The forecast is for 36 today, … Continue reading

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Snow Update, Bird Reports

It’s a beautiful clear morning. For the first time since it started to snow, I can see Hemptop and the Big Frog in the distance. There was some snow melt yesterday on the south facing fields and roads. Cutcane and … Continue reading

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Snow Report

We have between two and three inches at  our place. Other areas of the county probably have more. It’s 15 on the porch, and there’s a very chilly wind. Light, powdery snow. The main roads will probably be passable, but … Continue reading

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Snow Starting, Polk County News to Cease Publication

It’s started to grapple where we are (Friday, 1:25) and it’s coming down pretty fast. We’ve been told to expect three to four inches. County offices and the schools closed early. If you’re thinking of coming for the weekend, I’d … Continue reading

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