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Snow Report

We had about an inch of pebbly snow, and the porch temperature is about 9. Government offices are closed. Roads will be extremely hazardous, and even with the expected sun, the shady areas will not melt today. Refreeze will come … Continue reading

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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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Storm Aftermath – Check Your Cabin

We got 6-8 inches starting Friday morning, and accumulating at least 5 inches by noon. Our power went off Saturday morning and stayed off until late yesterday afternoon. Many people lost power on Friday. The Blue Ridge Mountain EMC reported … Continue reading

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EMS Asks that Everyone Stay off the Roads

As a snow update, the EMS has just texted that the roads are becoming extremely dangerous, and they ask that everyone stay off the roads. Here at our location, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, it has continued to … Continue reading

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Snow Report

It snowed enough last night that there may be some travel difficulties, especially in the subdivisions. If you are planning to come up for the weekend, it would be good to check with a neighbor on local conditions. As of … 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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Snow Again, Roads May Be Hazardous

We got a light dusting of snow late last night. This time, the temperature was low – it’s 20 on the porch this morning – and it stuck to the roads. The county has announced a two hour delay in … Continue reading

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Snow Report

We might have gotten close to an inch of snow, but the ground was warm, and it didn’t completely cover the driveway. The paved roads I can see from here look clear, but I imagine there will be travel difficulties … Continue reading

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Snow Report, Interesting Summary of the January 6-7 Snow Event

We had a dusting of grapple and a little snow at our place, late yesterday afternoon and evening. The decks are icy, and there’s some snow on the leaves, but the driveway is mostly clear. Other areas of the country … Continue reading

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