Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

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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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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