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LAKE HIWASSEE, MURPHY,NC - BEST KEPT SECRET IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA3/31/2019
Most of us think of Lake Hiwassee as part of the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) flood control efforts in the 1940’s. While this is true, the selection of the area to become Lake Hiwassee was done as part of the war effort in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Murphy? War effort in 1933? Talk about thinking ahead. Why?
It was determined that the area, once flooded, would have depths in area of 250 feet. The Naval Bureau of Ordinance was in need of a lake to test torpedo’s that was deep and isolated. So became Lake Hiwassee.
Fast forward to current era, there is no torpedo testing. The majority of the lake is surrounded by national forest, with a few residential lakeside homes.
There are numerous access points for launching boats, but be advised that as part of the TVA, Lake Hiwassee is subject to a fall and winter draw down which can result in the lake levels dropping by as much as 43 feet. This can leave some boat launches high and dry.
Cruising the lake is spectacular. For the most part, their are no lakeside homes and the lake is surrounded by the mountains. The fishing on the lake yields a variety of fish and the state record for a small mouth bass is 10 pound 2 ounces; caught in 1951 that record still holds.
I am sure those that fish in Lake Hiwassee can’t get it out of their mind the slight possibility they could reel in a torpedo.
TOYS FOR TOTS 2018 - CHRISTMAS3/12/2019
Christmas time is just around the corner! It’s a time for family, joy, and goodwill toward others. Over the past 10 years, The United Marine Corps. not-for-profit charity, Toys for Tots, has distributed an average of over 16.9 million toys annually, and brought the joy of Christmas to an average of more than 6.5 million less fortunate children each year. Last year, 887 children in Cherokee county received presents from Toy for Tots. You can help support by dropping off new, unwrapped toys at the collection receptacles found in local businesses. If you own a local business, you can request a toy receptacle. If you’d like to learn more, or donate online, click the link below to visit the Murphy NC’s, Toys for Tots website:
GIRLS NIGHT OUT ONE STOP SHOPPING 2018 - CHRISTMAS, EVENTS3/12/2019
Nestled along the Hiwassee River in downtown Murphy, this rustic building is a perfect venue for weddings or any special event. The Hackney Warehouse is one of a kind. Built along the Hiwassee River in Historic Downtown Murphy NC. centrally located between Atlanta, Asheville, Chattanooga and Knoxville. Offering a beautiful setting in the Smoky Mountains The Hackney Warehouse is surely a venue you won’t want to miss. The newly renovated Hackney Warehouse is hosting it’s 4th Girls Night Out One Stop Shopping event! Vendors from the tri-state area will be selling their products, and you can enjoy the many food vendors set up for your enjoyment! So come on down to get your Christmas shopping started!
When: Friday, November 2, 2018 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: 11 Rail Road Street Murphy, NC 28906
DANCING WITH NORTH GEORGIA STARS – TOWNS/UNION 2018 - EVENTS3/12/2019
The event, which is a take-off on the hit reality TV show, will feature local celebrities performing a variety of dances with a professional dance partner from the community. There will also be other entertainment including music, singing and group choreographed dance routines at the show and a Gala after party with music, dance and a chance to meet the celebrities and their dance partners. The dancers compete to win one of two awards: the People’s Choice Award determined by the couple receiving the most votes based on funds they will have raised, and the Judges Award scored on choreography, costume and technical performance. Funds raised by this event will support Enotah CASA, a not for profit organization that provides trained community volunteers, appointed by a juvenile judge, to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children in foster care from Towns, Union, Lumpkin & White counties.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2018 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Where: Union County Schools Performing Arts Center
926 Panther Overlook Blairsville, GA 30512
FALL IS HERE, IS YOUR HOUSE PREPARED? - FALL, HOME IMPROVEMENT, HOME MAINTENANCE3/12/2019
Fall is here and your home may not be as prepared as you think it is. Here are some tips to make sure your home is prepared for the cold weather.
1. Fertilize Your Lawn
According to experts, fertilizing your lawn in autumn protects it over the winter and helps it green up faster come springtime. Fall feeding is especially important in areas with dry summers.
Dosing your lawn with fertilizer in autumn will trigger the renewed growth of both blades and roots, so your grass will be thick and healthy again before winter’s colder temperatures set in.
2. Get Your HVAC Serviced
Your AC has been faithfully chugging along all summer. Now it’s time to give it a rest. Before you tuck it away for the winter, be sure to clean the coils. You can find YouTube videos showing how to do this safely.
If you’re done using the AC for the year, cover the outdoor unit to keep debris and ice from damaging your system. Then move indoors and switch your thermostat from cooling to heating. Change the filter, too. You should also make sure all indoor vents are uncovered, and maybe clean your own air ducts while you’re at it.
3. Clean The Gutters
Clogged gutters will channel water down the side of your home where it eventually damages the foundation and can flood your basement. So get a ladder and pull debris out of the gutters by hand. If you have a one-story house, you can use this leaf-blower attachment to blast the stuff. Still too much work? Hire a gutter cleaning company — they’re worth it.
4. Drain And Store Your Lawn Equipment
Over time, unused fuel goes through chemical changes that create deposits and destroy your lawn equipment. So drain the tanks of your lawn mower, leaf blower, and weed eater before storing them. Fall is also an excellent time to get your lawn mower blades sharpened so they’ll be ready for next Spring.
5. Turn Off And Drain Outdoor Faucets And Sprinklers
Outdoor hoses and pipes will burst if they’re full of water when the temperatures plunge below freezing. While replacing a garden hose isn’t that difficult, it’s incredibly expensive to dig up your lawn’s sprinkler system to deal with burst pipes. So, disconnect your outdoor hoses and turn off the outdoor water supply. Open outdoor faucets and run your sprinkler system to drain any remaining water. Then take these steps to prevent frozen pipes.
6. Inspect And Clean Your Chimney
When I think of chimney cleaning, I always picture Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins singing “Chim-chim-e-ny, chim-chim-e-ney, chim, chim, cheroo.” It’s a charming song!
Nothing is charming about filling your home with soot, smoke, and carbon monoxide because your chimney isn’t working correctly. Even gas fireplaces need an inspection to ensure the pipe is free of cracks that can allow smoke to enter your home. This job is best left to pros. The cost runs around $100-200.
As with most home maintenance tasks, preparing your home for fall isn’t tricky, just time-consuming. Putting it off causes problems that can wind up costing you an enormous amount of money, though, so set aside time on the next couple of weekends to get these jobs done.
Originally posted on House-Wife How To’s
CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET, ANDREWS NC - CHRISTMAS, EVENTS, MURPHY NC3/12/2019
4TH ANNUAL Christmas on Main Street
DOWNTOWN Andrews, NC
Saturday, November 18
10AM – 5 PM
– 100+ Craft vendors, gifts, bake sales and more
– Santa photos for children & families
– Children’s activities – letters to Santa and Arts & Crafts projects Christmas Tree lighting at 5 pm with Victorian Carolers & Bells Choir
– Car Show
Church Choirs, Valley River Trio, Andrews Elementary Chorus, Do-a-Lil Pickin, Sonny Ricard’s Smokey Mountain Gospel Singers, AUMC Bells, Victorian Carolers, Aly Jordan, Steve Jordan Band, Andrews High School Band, Sundowners Band, Alex Naughton Band, Kudzu Kickers and Ladies Christmas Trio
Downtown stores open for Christmas shopping!
HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN GEORGIA - OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PLACES TO VISIT, THINGS TO DO3/12/2019
Hiawassee, Georgia is home to Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in Georgia, standing at 4,784 feet above sea level. The observation deck gives you a 360 view where you are able to see Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina on a clear day. On the best days you are actually able to see the Atlanta skyline, which is seen in the picture above. But before going up to the observation deck, make sure you stop at the visitor center to learn about Georgia’s history, geology and wildlife. There are also different camping areas and hiking trails to walk to really take in the beautiful nature of Georgia. But keep in mind that the park is closed January to March due to weather conditions.
Address: 2941 GA-180 Spur, Hiawassee, GA 30546
Admission: $5 per person
$26,000 RAISED FOR ERLANGER’S CHILDREN HOSPITAL- LOCAL NEWS3/12/2019
This year, the agents of RE/MAX Moutain Properties came together to raise $26,000 for Erlanger’s Children Hospital. “The Miracle Home program is a simple yet impactful way to help raise awareness for our local CMN Hospital,” said David Ritz, Broker at RE/MAX Mountain Properties.
“Sixty-two children enter a CMN Hospital for treatment every minute. As leaders in the Murphy business community, it’s vital that we show our support for the kids and their families”. “We are thrilled with the incredible level of support we’ve received from RE/MAX Mountain Properties,” said Beth Agee director of CMN Hospitals at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. “Their donation and commitment to continue raising funds for the area’s children is beyond our expectations. We look forward to many more record breaking years from this outstanding group of compassionate people.”
RE/MAX agents around the country support local CMN through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs. These programs encourage brokers and associates to donate money from each transaction to their local CMN Hospital. Since 1992, RE/MAX agents have helped millions of children each year.
Originally Posted on The Chattanoogan
THE PYRAMID OF MURPHY - Places to see3/7/2019
The “Town of Murphy” was founded in 1835. During this year, the first post office was opened under the name of Huntington, with Col. H.R.S. Hunter being the first Postmaster. He had a trading post and traded with the Cherokee and the soldiers. He built a toll bridge across the river, ran a ferry, and was the architect for one of the earlier courthouses. His name, those of his wife and niece are inscribed on the pyramid. Some say that the bodies lie buried beneath the base of the pyramid, but this has not been confirmed. Huntington later became Murphy, named after Archibald D. Murphey, state senator and advocate of education in Western North Carolina. H.R.S. Hunter’s granddaughter, Hitchcock Coit, was a very colorful lady who traveled extensively and spent time in Egypt. She had this pyramid erected in honor of her grandfather who was the first white settler in the area.
Location: 5th Street, Murphy, NC 28906