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Dr. Lucius B. Morse, one of the brothers who bought Chimney Rock park had the idea to dam up the Broad River and create a Lake Lure as a resort destination for families.  The dam was completed in September 1926, forming the lake which was named Lake Lure by Dr. Morse's wife, Elizabeth Parkenson. ...
03/20/2007
There really is a bat cave in the small community of Bat Cave located in Western North Carolina. The cave is owned by The Nature Conservancy and a private landowner and is accessible only through a field trip program that operates from June through early August. In order to protect the bats of th...
03/20/2007
  The state of North Carolina agreed to by Chimney Rock Park or approximately 24 million dollars in February. The 1000 park has been operated by  the Morse family since the early 1930's. The history of ChimneyRock is colorful  and many community members were concerned about the parks future when ...
03/20/2007
 The third meeting of the Fairview Heritage Coalition was on March 10th, 2007. There were approximately 15 people in attendance. The meeting was a follow up to two prior community meetings dealing with the tremendous amount of development that is occurring in Fairview. A steering committee has be...
03/20/2007
  I considered a number of topics to write about for this contest but finally decided to take a look at the history of the Green/ Environmental Movement and found some interesting historical facts and figures. So here we go on a journey down the Green Memory Lane .... I found the history of the G...
03/13/2007
The residents of Fairview will be having their third meeting this Saturday, March 10th at the library to discuss over-development and how they might be able to influence this process as more and more land is succumbing to subdivisions. The Western North Carolina Alliance has also been participati...
03/08/2007
I went to a Sustainable Communities workshop  last week and heard some folks talk from the Western North Carolina Green Building Council . There was a lot of good information presented but the one fact that really stood out the most was this: There is a lot of improper design, construction and i...
03/01/2007
An investor recently had me looking over a gorgeous 84 acre piece property on the French Broad River with views of both the river and mountains in the background. The whole thing has already received permission for a 65 unit subdivision with sellers ready and eager to make a deal. One BIG problem...
02/23/2007
A GREEN TEAM of Environmental Designers in Asheville   One company in our network of Green Professionals in Asheville area is a company called Equinox Environmental Consultation and Design. The people at Equinox really are a dedicated group of professionals that are capable of handling a wide var...
02/14/2007
 Ok, now that I vented on the Good, the Bad , and the Ugly of Home Repairs here is my Wish List for how I would like things to be one day:I wish that Home Inspectors would adjust the size of the pictures they are taking in accordance to the severity of the problem they have found.  For example lo...
02/02/2007
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