Blog :: 11-2011
December to Remember Sales Event at Balsam Mountain Preserve
Balsam Mountain Preserve is now owned by The Challenge Golf Group, a developer with the financial strength and operating expertise to ensure a bright future for this spectacular community (full story below). To celebrate our new beginning at Balsam Mountain Preserve, we are offering an unprecedented opportunity in the month of December to the first three purchasers only.
In a historic event, Governor Beverly Perdue this morning signed an amendment to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians gaming compact allowing "live" dealers and table games at Harrah's Cherokee Casino.
The amended compact is a thirty year agreement. Under it's terms the Eastern Band will contribute over $60 million to the state's public school districts. A total of 400 new casino jobs will be created.
The N.C General Assembly will now need to amend state statutes to legally conform to the amended compact, which could occur while it is in session this week.
Further details will be forthcoming.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
David P. Huskins Managing Director for Operations Smoky Mountain Host of N.C., Inc. 4437 Georgia Road Franklin, North Carolina 28734 Cell: 828.691.3300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Came across this information from Forbes.com and wanted to share with you. 2012 will not be our recovery year, but will be consistent with the real estate market in 2011. After returning from our 2011 National Association of Realtors Conference in Anaheim, CA this past week, many of the reports show there is growth. It's not what we were hoping, but growth is growth, right?
There is still plenty of deals here in Haywood County, but one has to be the first to identify & then catch the deal. Just let us know if you want us to put you on our watch list for specific deals or property listings. We ALWAYS look forward to hearing from you..
Country Vittles 3589 Soco Rd (828) 926-1820 Noon-4pm
Hurley's Creekside 4352 Soco Rd
(828) 926-1566 11am-8pm
JArthurs 2843 Soco Road (828) 926-1817 12-5pm CLICK HERE to view J Arthurs menu
Maggie Valley Club 1819 Country Club Dr
(828) 926-1616 11am-4pm CLICK HERE to view Maggie Valley Club menu
Moonshine Grill (reservations-helpful) noon-6pm (828) 926-7440 CLICK HERE for their Moonshine Grill menu
Nutmeg Bakery 2748 Soco Rd (828) 734-8182 Call For hours
Salty Dog's Seafood & Grill 3567 Soco Rd
(828) 926-9105 3pm-10pm
Charlies (formerly Smackers) 2651 Dellwood Rd Waynesville 8am-10pm
Chefs Table Downtown Waynesville
(828) 452-6210 RESERVATIONS only
Cork & Cleaver The Waynesville Inn
(828) 456-3551 1130-2pm buffet lunch, 530-930 dinner
Frogs Leap Public House 44 Church St
(828) 456-1930 RESERVATIONS recommended
Los Tamales Mexican Restaurant
116 Waynesville Plz (828) 456-4234 9am-5pm
Sagebrush Steakhouse 895 Russ Ave
(828) 452-5822 11am-9pm
Shoney's 65 Paragon Parkway (828) 452-5171 6am-10pm
Progress Energy Carolinas rates rise 3.7% Dec. 1 in North Carolina
Changes reflect higher costs of fuel and energy-efficiency programs
The increase is the net result of changes in three components of the rates N.C. residential customers pay:
* An increase in the monthly amount customers are charged for fuels used to generate electricity ($2.75 increase on a residential 1,000-kWh bill);
* An increase of $1.08 in the monthly charge used to pay for energy-efficiency and demand-side management programs; and
* A decrease of 2 cents a month in the charge for state-mandated renewable energy.
The bill for a typical residential customer will increase 3.7 percent. The increase for a typical commercial customer is 4 percent, and the increase for a typical industrial customer is 3.4 percent.
"We know every dollar counts, particularly for our customers who are struggling in this difficult economy," said Lloyd Yates, CEO and president of Progress Energy Carolinas, which serves 1.5 million customers, including 1.3 million customers in North Carolina. "We continue to focus on keeping electricity affordable, reliable and environmentally sound for the households and businesses that depend on us."
Progress Energy uses a diverse mix of power plant resources - including nuclear, coal, natural gas, oil and hydroelectric energy, as well as solar and biofuels - to maintain a reliable supply of electricity for the utility's customers while keeping fuel expenses as low as possible. Progress Energy Carolinas works around-the-clock to negotiate the lowest price possible for reliable fuel contracts on behalf of customers.
The fuel portion of the company's rates is adjusted annually by the Utilities Commission to reflect the actual cost of fuel the utility uses to produce electricity to meet customer demand. By law, Progress Energy does not make a profit from the fuel charge. The company also files annually to recover the costs of implementing programs designed to help reduce energy consumption and save customers money on their energy bills, as well as the portion in customer rates that pays for renewable energy investments.
Under North Carolina's energy law passed in 2007, Progress Energy must provide an increasing percentage of energy sales from renewable resources. The requirement grows from 3 percent in 2012 to 12.5 percent in 2021. The company has signed contracts to purchase energy from a number of solar photovoltaic arrays, biofuels facilities and other renewable sources, and continues to evaluate renewable energy opportunities.
Apart from fuel, energy-efficiency and renewable energy expenses, the other main component of customer rates is the base retail rate. Progress Energy Carolinas has not sought an increase in the base rate since 1988.
Progress Energy encourages customers to learn all they can about using energy wisely - to save energy and money. Customers can save up to 20 percent on their energy costs by making simple changes at home. Cleaning air filters, replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact-fluorescent bulbs, adjusting the thermostat and sealing windows and doors can result in noticeable savings. Customers also can learn about energy-efficiency programs and incentives at www.progress-energy.com
1st Canton Christmas Parade, DowntownCanton 6:00PM Call 829-648-3535.
1st - 23rd Get ready for the holidays by visiting "Choose & Cut Trees" at Boyd Mountain Tree Farm. Open daily 9am - 5pm Located at143 Boyd Farm Road, Waynesville. Take Hwy 276 toHemphill Road, Cross bridge & immediately turn left ontoBoyd Farm Roadfollow to Log Cabins. (828) 506-3513
1st -24th Come enjoy the experience and the magic of the "Polar Express. Meet Santa; enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and a treat. Call Great Smoky Mtn. Railroad at 800-872-4681 for reservations.
1st - 31st Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore House. Firelight and candlelight fill the house with a warm glow. Enjoy roving carolers, choirs singing European carols, ballet dancers twirling in the winter garden. Reservations required. 800-411-3812
1st - Jan 1st National Gingerbread House Display at the Grove Park Inn. Contestants from across the country will bring architectural masterpieces to the Grove Park Inn,Asheville. Call 800-438-0050 for more information.
1st -Jan.1st "Stories of Gingerbread" guided tours are available at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville Go behind the scenes and get details about the construction of the winning entries and the workings of the judging, competition and display itself. The hour-long tours are offered Wednesday- Sunday, 9 AM and 3 PM. Adults: $12, Children: 12 & under $6. Advance reservations are required.Call 1-800-438-5800.
1st - Jan 1 "Christmas at Biltmore" This tradition was started in 1895 and is continued still. Enjoy America's largest home decorated with dozens of trees, hundreds of wreaths, bows and poinsettia's. 9AM - 5PM 800-411-3812
2nd "Art After Dark" A special holiday edition with hundreds of luminaries lining the sidewalks. More than a dozen galleries and studios remain open till 9pm offering demonstrations, special showings, refreshments and music. Waynesville's Main Street and Historic Frog Level section. FREE 6-9pm
2nd "Dwight Yokam" will be performing at Harrah's Cherokee Event Center 7:30PM show. Call 800 - 748-3000 for ticket information.
2nd - 4th Dickens Festival -Asheville's Historic Biltmore Village transforms itself into a quaint Victorian village. Refreshments, carriage rides, strolling vocalists and instrumentalists in period costumes. Hours: Fri. 5 -7, Sat. 11 -7, Sun.1-5. Call: 828-274-8788 for more information.
3rd Maggie Valley Christmas Parade will start at 6pm at the Ghost Town parking lot and follow Hwy. 19 to the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. For more information call 828-926-0866.
3rd Cherokee Christmas parade will begin at 5:30pm near the Cherokee Bear Zoo down Main Street to 441N. Call 828-438-1601 for more information.
3rd "A Living Nativity" sponsored by The 3rd Generation Barn Loft will be at 84 Frank Mann Road. Free Admission. 6:30 - 8:30PM Walk thru to see live animals and characters, inside historic barn, music. Exit 33 from I-40, go towards Leicester about Â¾ mile, fork left ontoN. Hominy Road, then first right on Frank Mann Road. May bring non perishable food item for the Canton Community Kitchen and place it in the manger.
3rd Balsam Range will kick off their "Winter Concert Series" at the Colonial Theater in Canton. They will be joined by John Wiggins to "Honor, Recognize and Celebrate Haywood County Meals on Wheels". Tickets are on sale now at www.balsamrange.com 7:30 show $25
4th "Can You Ski Food & Coat Drive" Cataloochee Ski Area inMaggieValley. Help us give back to the community by bringing 10 cans of food or a warm winter coat of good quality and receive your lift ticket on that Sunday from 8:30 to 4:30 for free. Call 800-768-0285 for more information!
4th "Christmas Service in a Stable" sponsored by The 3rd Generation Barn Loft will be at84 Frank Mann Road. 6:30 - 7:15PM Worship with the animals present, sing carols, hear Christmas stories, special music & scripture. Very casual, dress warmly. Exit 33 from I-40, go towards Leicester about Â¾ mile, fork left onto N. Hominy Road, then first right on Frank Mann Road.
4th - 7th New for 2011, The Grove "Bark" Inn Gingerbread Doghouse Competition & Display! Similar to The National Gingerbread House Competition„¢, but with a twist, contestants are invited to build a doghouse made entirely of edible materials. FREE Event. Call 800-438-0500 for more information.
5th Downtown Waynesville Christmas Parade. 6pm. The downtown street will be ablaze for this years "Make the Season Bright" themed parade. Call 828-456-3517 for more information.
9th - 11th An Appalachian Christmas - David Holt and the Junaluska Singers headline this Christmas Concert and craft show. Call 828-452-2881 for more information.
9th - 12th Asheville Ballet - The Nutcracker - A holiday tradition inAsheville for 35 years. At the Diana Wortham Theatre. Call 828-257-4530 for ticket information.
10th "A Night before Christmas" Come share the Holiday Tradition with downtown Waynesville. Caroling, live music, live Nativity, pictures with Santa, old-fashioned wagon rides. Shops & restaurants will stay open till 9pm. Call 828-456-3517 for more information.
18th Cataloochee Ski Area Holiday Season Begins in Maggie Valley- Holiday rates apply everyday during the holidays through January 2nd 2011. Enjoy night skiing every night, except Christmas Eve night, even New Years Eve. Call800-768-0285 for more information.
18th Scheduled opening day for Tube World inMaggieValley. 828-926-0285 for more information
18th Asheville Symphony continues a beautiful family tradition of performing your favorite music from the holidays with "Holiday at Pops" at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. 3 PM matinee. 828-254-7046
19th The Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" will be performed at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium inAsheville. 7:30 performance. Call 828-259-5544 for ticket information.
25th Come Ski with Santa at Cataloochee Ski Area inMaggieValley - Cataloochee opens at 1:00pm for skiing. Make us part of your family Christmas Day Celebration & join us for turkey & all the trimmings in the lodge. Open until 10pm Call 800-768-0285 for more information.
31st "All Gospel New Year's Eve Show" with Balsam Range! Will be held at Thad Woods Auction Barn. 25 Muse Business Park, Waynesville. 7PM - Midnight. $15 Make your reservations now at 828-456-3298.
31st New Year's Eve Fireworks at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds. Starting at approximately 8PM. Call 800-438-1601 for further information.
Restaurants open Christmas Day!
We have not heard back from all restaurants at this time!
PLEASE Call underlined restaurants for reservations!
Cataloochee Ski Area 828-926-0285 Opens at 1PM
Salty Dog's Seafood 828-926-9105 11am - 9pm
Charlie's Bar & Grill 828-926-0999 11am - 8pm
Harrah's Casino 828-497-7777 Cherokee
Hurley's Restaurant 828-926-1566 Noon - 6pm
The Tap Room 828-456-3551 Waynesville
ChinaKing 828-235-8815 Canton
Waffle House Waynesville
Huddle House Waynesville
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