Blog :: 02-2010

I-40 Rockslide pushing opening to April 2010

Maggie Valley NC skiing hasn't halted much since the weather here has been very good to Cataloochee Ski Resort... For those of you trying to get here from Tennessee, our local paper, The Mountaineer has published this information for you..

Written by The Mountaineer
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 18:39

The reopening of Interstate 40 has been postponed until late April due to inclement weather that has delayed efforts to clean up the site of a massive rockslide that closed a 20-mile stretch of interstate between the Haywood County boundary and Tennessee state line in October.

State department of transportation officials announced the delay Tuesday afternoon, citing cold temperatures, rain, snow and heavy winds as cause for the delay.

Workers will take advantage of the delay, using the extension of time to perform maintenance at five specific sites within a 4-mile stretch of the interstate between a traffic tunnel and Tennessee line, where authorities believe potential problems could occur. Work in those areas will primarily include scaling, or knocking down loose rocks, in addition to bolting rocks at one of the five identified problem areas, chief DOT engineer John Nance said.

When the interstate reopens late April, one westbound lane will remain closed for an additional four to five months while work continues to install catchment fencing and protective netting, Nance said. Authorities estimate work at the five sites to add a projected $4 million to the current price tag, estimated at around $10 million for the entire project.

Cost vs Value report for 2009-2010

Whether it's a bathroom remodel or an addition to your home, one always wonders if they will recoup some of the remodeling or addition costs from their home when they sell.

Hanley Wood has done an excellent job creating this report for the past 22 years, which mainly helps guide one with the remodeling costs vs resale values.

To read the rest of the information, just click on the picture below & it will lead you directly to the website with detailed information for the Charlotte NC region, because it is the closest city to us..

however, one can select other regions as well... Hope this is helpful..

Cost vs Value report for 2009-2010

Cost vs Value report for 2009-2010

March 2010 WNC Schedule of Events

March 2010

  • 10 "A Celebration of Mountain Traditions" Fundraising Concert for Shindig on the Green, 7:00 p.m. at the historic Colonial Theatre in downtown Canton. The concert features headliner Balsam Range plus Laura Boosinger, Bobby Hicks and the Cole Mountain Cloggers.828-258-3387
  • 13 Asheville Symphony "Masterworks 5" at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 8PM. For tickets or more information please call828-259-5544.
  • 13 "Blue Ridge Rollergirl's versus ROCK" at the Asheville Civic Center Arena. 7PM. For tickets or more information please call 828-259-5544.
  • 14 Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Asheville Civic Center. 3PM For tickets or more information please call 828-259-5544.
  • 19 - 22 Wheels Through Time museum will be open 9am - 5pm. Admission for adults $12, seniors $10, Children 6 & up is $6. Call 828-926-6266 for more information.
  • 19 - 21 "Home Show" at the Asheville Civic Center Arena and Exhibit Hall. No advance tickets call 828-259-5544 for more information.
  • 20 Asheville Bravo Concerts presents Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. For ticket and other information please call 828-259-5544.

21 Sunday Concert Series "Pisgah Jazz Ensemble" Free Event 3PM Haywood County Public Library, Waynesville. 828-452-0593

  • 21 "Moody Blues" 8PM at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville. 8PM. For ticket & other information please call 828-259-5544.25 Mélange of the Mountains - Downtown Waynesville This annual event showcasing a taste of the best food the mountains has to offer. 828-456-3021

27 KOA Fishing Tournament Cherokee, Cherokee KOA Campground. 828-497-2511

  • 27 "Bill Gaither Homecoming 2010" at the Asheville Civic Center Arena.6pm. For ticket and other information please call 828-259-5544.

27 Ramp it Up - Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Feast on succulent trout and pungent wild onion/garlic-like ramps. Honor the Cherokee elders on their special day. Pitch horseshoesand make that iron ring! 800-438-1601.

  • 27 & 28 Bank of America US Open at the Nantahala Outdoor Center.Two days of big-time racing at NOC! Watch world class paddlers compete in downriver wild water as well as canoe & kayak slalom competitions. 888-905-7238

Wheel Through Time Museum Open This Weekend!

The Wheels Through Time Newsletter

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WTT Weekend Openings - Spring 2010 -

Feburary 19-21, 2010 Fri-Sun -- 9a.m.-5p.m.

March 19-22, 2010 Fri-Mon -- 9a.m.-5p.m.

March 26-28, 2010 Fri-Sun -- 9a.m.-5p.m.

April 23-25, 2010 Fri-Sun -- 9a.m.-5p.m.

Check out more WTT Openings on our events page!


WTT is Open This Weekend!

Spring 2010 looks to be another busy season at WTT

Wheels Through Time is looking forward to another great year this 2010, with countless new and returning events coming up this spring and summer. The museum will be kicking off its select weekend schedule this Friday, holding its first spring opening of the year coming this February 19-21. Many new machines are on display, and the museum collection is currently bigger and better than ever! Demonstrations of many of America's rarest two and four-wheeled machines will be held throughout the weekend.

Along with opening during select weekends throughout the year, the museum will be hosting several local, regional, and national events, rides, and rallies. Coming up this April 30th, the museum will open its new "Motoring the Parkway" exhibit, highlighting 75 years of Blue Ridge Parkway history. Just two weeks later, on May 13-16, the inaugural Asheville BikeFest kicks off in Asheville, NC, with several museum rides on the agenda throughout the weekend.

On May 19, 2010, the museum will also play host to the first Gypsy Run of the Cycle Source Big Mountain Run (BMR). Now in its second year, the BMR converges on the Great Smokey Mountains for a long weekend of some of the best riding, and best company in the country.

To learn more about the many events happening at Wheels Through Time this spring, summer and fall, visit the museum's events page at www.WheelsThroughTime.com

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Wheels Through Time Video Of The Week:

The 1937 UMG

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Watch as Dale and the WTT crew take on the restoration of an almost forgotten piece of Harley-Davidson history -- the 1937 UMG. Originally built for the NYPD, this is thought to be the only remaining UMG in existence.

To See more on the rare restoration of the Harley-Davidson UMG, click here

Wheels Through Time -- P.O. 790 -- 62 Vintage Lane -- Maggie Valley, NC 28751 -- (828) 926-6266

Winter Storm Warning Cancelled: Blizzard Warning In Effect!

We have been in the area for 8 years and have never seen a winter like this, let alone a BLIZZARD Warning. Our Winter Storm Warning has been canceled and are now under a Blizzard Warning.We have had some snow overnight (inch or so), but the winds are blowing and are expected to be 30-40 mph sustained with gusts in the 50-60 mph range (70 mph on the ridge tops!). If you are in the area, light a fire and enjoy your power while you have it. If you are somewhere warm, think about how lucky you are today :)

Click here to see the Blizzard Warning from Weather.com

Land Slide in Maggie Valley Off Rich Cove Road

We have heard that there has been a landslide off Rich Cove Road in Maggie Valley. Those not familiar with Rich Cove Road, this is the road that brings visitors of Ghost Town up the mountain when the lift is not running. The Maggie Valley Water and Sewer Department is also at the end of the road. We have had lots of precipitation in the last 24 hours including snow, rain, and freezing rain.

Click here for a link to a article in the Asheville Citizens Times

We will update as more details come available.