I know it has been a very difficult time for Rich Cove residents that suffered because of the mudslide in February 2010 and my heart, hopes and prayers continue to go out to each of them. On a more positive note, I wanted to share a before and after picture that really shows the progress made during the repair project to the retaining wall atop Ghost Town in The Sky. I also wanted to thank all of the elected officials and Manager Barth of the Town of Maggie Valley as well as Mike Hentin with the USDA for their hard work and support of the Rich Cove residents and Ghost Town during this very challenging time. I also want to thank Phillips and Jordan, the Contractor who did a remarkable job in a very difficult environment. I have posted additional pictures on the Ghost Town in The Sky Facebook page if you would like to view them. If you are a Facebook user you can follow the link below to view the Ghost Town in The Sky Group Page.
Recently, I received several calls after a WLOS news clip ran concerning Ghost Town and I wanted to clarify that report. Although we have no definitive information about our opening date for the 2011 season if any, we continue to make significant progress and are currently awaiting a decision by a third party regarding the disposition of the property. All indications are for a favorable resolution within the next month so we will keep you posted accordingly. I truly appreciate the encouraging phone calls and emails of support we continue to receive for reopening Ghost Town in The Sky. As always, please keep in touch and feel free to email me personally with any concerns or additional questions you may have. Also, I have been told before that my emails didn't reach all concerned so please feel free to forward this information if you would like.