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National Park Re-opening!!!!

NC, Tennessee pay to open Smoky Mountains park during shutdown

RALEIGH, N.C. "” Gov. Pat McCrory said Tuesday that North Carolina and Tennessee have agreed to pick up the $380,000 tab to open Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the rest of this week - the height of leaf-watching season in the park.

North Carolina will spend $75,000 from its tourism advertising budget, while Tennessee and two counties will spend the remaining $305,000 to reopen the park that straddles the state line from Wednesday through Sunday.

Like other national parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been closed since Oct. 1 during the federal government shutdown. About 10 million people visit the park annually, including 4 million who enter through North Carolina.

"This is about jobs and the economy," McCrory said in a statement. "Many North Carolina communities depend on tourism generated by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's critical that we get the gates reopened during the fall season."

He said he is exploring options to open other national parks in North Carolina.

Professor Steve Morse, director of Western Carolina University's Hospitality and Tourism Program, estimated that each day Great Smoky Mountains National Park is closed costs nearly $1 million in consumer spending in North Carolina. The closure is potentially costing North Carolina workers $343,354 in lost wages per day, he said.

"Meet & Greet the Candidates" at Hurley's Creekside Restaurant

MEET & GREET - Hurley's Creekside Restaurant will host a "Meet & Greet the Candidates" tonight from 7 - 9 p.m.Everyone is invited to attend!

Government Shutdown & Road Closures

  • Blue Ridge Parkway: The road will remain open though its visitor centers, headquarters, picnic areas and restrooms will be closed
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park: U.S. 441 from Cherokee to Gatlinburg will remain open but, the parkway, trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, visitor centers and parking lots will be closed.

As we get new updates we will be sure to pass them along.

Reduced Foreclosure in Clyde! New Paint, Carpet, Etc! $114,900

Reduced! Foreclosure in Clyde! New Paint, Carpet, Etc! $114,900
45 Forsythia Lane , Clyde, NC 28721 Single Family House - Offered at $114,900 MLS# 540245

Property Description: One level on frame modular in the popular subdivision of Oak Park. Home is being sold "repaired" which includes all new paint & carpet. Move in condition! Offers large rooms including living & family room, large kitchen, fireplace, & bonus room. Detached 2 car garage. Home warranty up to $500 paid by seller to owner occupants.
Year Built:
2004
Sq Ft:
1782 sqft
Garage:
2
Bedrooms:
3
Lot Size:
.33 acres
Bathrooms:
2 Full

Thomas & Christine Mallette Realty World-Heritage Realty 1986 Soco Road Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Office Phone: 828-926-5200 Mobile Phone: 828-734-5518

www.RealtyWorldHeritage.com

Labor Day Weekend Craft Show & Food Drive in Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show & Food Drive

Who: MV Crafts Shows

What: Labor Day Weekend Craft Show & Food Drive

When: Saturday August 31st 9am-5pm & Sunday September 1st 9am-4pm

Where: Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Why: Celebrating the Wide Variety of Local Crafters

How: Raffle"”Bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the food pantry

and you have a chance to win a handmade craft by one of the vendors

Cost: Free Admission

It's time, once more, for the annual Maggie Valley Labor Day Craft Show. On Saturday, August 31, 2013 (9am-5pm), and September 1, 2013 (9am-4pm), MV Craft Shows is celebrating the local crafters"”many of their talented artisans are returning and the show is welcoming a large number of newcomers! You can expect a variety of crafts"”from furniture, to paintings, to handmade jewelry, and many other traditional crafts. There will be plenty of festival foods, such as, hot dogs, snow cones, barbecue, etc.

In addition to the fantastic crafts and tasty food, they will be hosting a food drive to benefit the local community. MV Craft Shows started collecting non-perishable food items at its shows last year, and it was a great success! This year, they have teamed up with the Maggie Valley Methodist Church Food Pantry, who has offered volunteers to help with the collecting and distribution process. In addition to the help from the church, MV Craft Shows hopes to make their food drive even more outstanding by hosting a raffle! All you have to do is bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the food pantry, receive a raffle ticket, and you will have a chance to win a handmade craft donated by one of the talented artisans! (You do not have to be present to win).

"We are looking for a great crowd this year," says Rose Beck. " Come on out to Maggie Valley on August 31st and September 1st and join us!"

For more information about the upcoming Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show, call 828-497-9425 or 828-736-3245 or visit their webpage: www.mvcraftshows.com

Who: Maggie Valley Methodist Church Food Pantry, 4192 Soco Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751

What: Food Drive

When: Saturday August 31st 9 am-5 pm & Sunday September 1st 9 am-4 pm

Where: Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, Maggie Valley, NC

Why: Need to replenish food, diapers, pet food, tissue etc.

How: Bring a non-perishable food or donation to the Labor Day Weekend Craft Show

Cost: Free Admission

Maggie Valley Methodist Church Food Pantry has joined with the organizers of the Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show to conduct a food drive to replenish their empty shelves.

The Maggie Valley Methodist Church will provide volunteers to help with the collection and distribution process.

In order to make the Food Drive a outstanding success MV Craft Shows will provide a raffle of handmade crafts donated by many of the talented artisans. All you have to do is bring a non-perishable food item or a donation to the Maggie Valley Labor Day Weekend Craft Show at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds and you will receive a raffle ticket, this ticket will give you the opportunity to win one of the many crafts donated. You do not have to be present to win.

So mark the dates on your calendar to come on out to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds Saturday August 31 and Sunday September 1 and have a day of fun while replenishing the shelves at the Maggie Valley Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Rose Beck

PO Box 1208 Maggie Valley, NC 28751 828-497-9425 828-736-3245

Blue Ridge Breakaway Bike Race

MARK YOUR CALENDARS The Blue Ridge Breakaway Bike Race will be coming through Maggie Valley August 17th between 2 and 5 p.m. on their way to the finish line at Lake Junaluska. 600 plus riders have entered the race so far. The race "Century/Hawk Route" coming through Maggie Valley is a total distance of 105.7 miles. If anyone has ever watched the Le Tour de France, the spectators line up along the route and ring cowbells and cheer. Bring your chairs and cheer these riders on the last leg of the race.

Maggie Valley Views With NO Mountain Drive! $145,000!

Single Family House - Offered at $145,000 MLS# 533692

Property Description: No need to look at any other homes in the neighborhood! This home is like new & has features such as vaulted ceilings, granite tops in the kitchen, updated flooring, & a fresh exterior paint job! The perfect home for those who want those great mountain views without the drive. Relax! The low association fee maintains the grounds for you. Great covered front porch, one level floor plan & gentle access makes this the perfect mountain home.
Year Built:
2000
Style:
Square Feet:
960 sqft
Garage:
0
Bedrooms:
2
Lot Size:
.06 acres
Bathrooms:
2 Full
Fireplaces:
1

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Why Curb Appeal is Worth the Investment in the End

If you are considering listing your home, I am sure "spending more money on it" isn't the first thing that comes to mind. After all, the idea is to get the most out of the sale not spend more.

In a recent article for Inman News®, Dian Hymer, discusses the importance of Curb Appeal in today's market. Hymer states, "Even though the home sale market has improved impressively, buyers still pay more for homes they can move right into without having to do work. This is not to say that buyers won't buy homes that need updating, but they need to be able to see the potential. And the property needs to be priced right for the market, taking into account work that needs to be done.

painting_shutterstock_46908328This isn't to say that if you have the same kitchen you had thirty years ago, you should gut it and do a complete transformation. But a little paint and new fixtures/hardware can make an incredible difference. Small improvements and updates are the way to go here.

Take a step back and evaluate your home from a buyer's prospective... When you drive up to your home, what is the first thing you notice? If it is over grown or dead shrubbery, then it's time to breakout the gardening tools and get down and dirty. It doesn't take a horticulture degree to trim the bushes, pull the weeds, and throw in a few colorful flowers. Considering many buyers will keep on trucking if the For Sale sign is surrounded by overgrown, unkept landscaping; it is well worth the sore muscles.

There are many ways to make your home more appealing to the buyers. Hymer shares more tips and insight into the importance of Curb Appeal. To read the entire article, CLICK HERE

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Condominium Auction at the Maggie Valley Country Club

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10 condominiums to be sold REGARDLESS OF BID! Sounds too good to be true doesn't it? Well that is exactly what is happening on Saturday May 22 starting at 11:00 AM. 17 Miller's Landing and Persimmon Point Condominiums will be put up for auction and 10 will be sold regardless of bid. But don't think that these are cookie cutter condos, each one has unique features that set them apart from the other; whether it be a jetted tub, vaulted ceiling, or a tiled patio. Click on any image above for a large view and to get a better understanding of the site and floor plan for each condo and to learn about the differences in each.

Not only will bids be taken at the auction, the option for online bidding will also take place prior to the auction itself. Contact us to set up your online account now and to get prepare for the auction. Highlights of the online bidding include: high quality broadcast making the audio and video much clearer, and it is extremely easy to use no software download required. Also included in accepted pre-sale offers is a FREE golf membership for the remainder of 2010.

Regardless of the bidding process you choose be prepared to provide $10,000 earnest money in the form of a certified check. But what a deal! Previously listed from between $299K and $526K its just an offer that's too good to be passed up. So call or come by and see us to find out more information and put in your bid today!

To view the Home Owners Association Info & restrictions, CLICK HERE..

$50 For Your Old Fridge or Freezer

While reading the Smoky Mountain news the other day we ran across this add. In an effort to reduce the areas energy consumption, Progress Energy of the Carolinas is now paying customers $50 to recycle their old refrigerators and freezers. If that wasn't enough Progress is also willing to come out and pick up your old appliances and take them to the recycling center for you.

Find out more info at: www.progress-energy.com/arp

Maggie Valley NC snow as of 3:15pm today

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The snowfall came fast here in Maggie Valley NC. Arrived back at Realty World-Heritage from Clyde NC at 2:15pm & there was no snow at all.. but the weather was cold.. then at about 3pm, it was white when we had peeked out the windows. Had to share a video of what accumulated at 3:15pm outside the office..