Blog :: 2013

Breaking News! Fannie & Freddie Suspend All Lockouts

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Temporary Suspension of All Lockouts During the Holiday Season Freddie Mac is temporarily suspending all scheduled lockouts on Freddie Mac REOs beginning December 18, 2013, through January 3, 2014.This suspension will apply to all foreclosed, occupied single-family 1-to-4 unit properties previously secured by Freddie Mac-owned mortgages.

Great Job Realty World Heritage Agents!

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Big things come in Small Offices? Congratulations to the entire firm! We had 3 Realtors ranked in the Top 10 overall for sales in the Realty World The Carolinas Region. We are talking about over 45 offices in North and South Carolina. Way to go Carolyn Lauter at #5, Linda Wester at #8 and Lynda Bennett at #10. Broker in Charge Tom Mallette was the #10 Top Selling Broker in the Region for November. Realty World Heritage was the #5 company overall! Way to go!!

National Park Re-opening!!!!

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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

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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.

Shining Rock Riverfest 2013

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Shining Rock Riverfest 2013 Rain or Shine!

Saturday, September 14, 1-10 PM

9 Hours of Appalachian Mountain Folk Music at Historic Camp Hope, Hwy 276 South, Canton

Tickets $7 @ Gate- Children Under 12 FREE

Food Vendor-Blue Ridge BBQ Company-*Non-Alcoholic Family Event

Please bring a chair or blanket & carpool when possible, limited parking.

For more details, find & like us on facebook!

Bands Include: Soldier's Heart, Owner of the Sun, Indigo, Black Robin Hero, McKayla Reece, Petticoat Government, David Teague, The Swayback Stisters

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

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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:
Sq Ft:
1782 sqft
Lot Size:
.33 acres
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

Labor Day Weekend Craft Show & Food Drive in Maggie Valley

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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:

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

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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.

Cherokee Fun Park to Open New Miniature Golf Course Thursday

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Nothing says summer fun quite like a game of miniature golf with the family. This Thursday, Cherokee Fun Park will unveil their latest attraction, the Mountain Miniature Golf Course.

Inspired by the success of their Koi Pond Miniature Golf Course, the new Mountain Miniature Golf Course celebrates the natural beauty of the surrounding Smoky Mountains with rustic design and scenic views of historic Saunooke Village. In addition to fun and challenging games of golf, the Mountain Miniature Golf Course also provides relief from the summer heat, staying a full 10 degrees cooler in the shade of the trees.

The soft opening for the Mountain Miniature Golf Course will be this Thursday. For more information, check out or

Red, White, & Boom

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Town of Maggie Valley Sunshine List emails
Event Profile: Red, White & Boom 2013 is a one-day festival, Thursday, July 4 from 2:00pm to 11:00pm. Festival admission is free daily with attendees able to enjoy live music & entertainment, food & beverage, crafts & novelties, games, kid's zone and family fun. Fireworks will display over the venue at approximately 10:00pm! Expected attendance is over 10,000. In celebration of our countries Independence Day, this event is offered as a means to bring the community, friends and families together for a day of food, fun and entertainment. A July 4th family tradition, there is something for everyone at Maggie Valley Festival Grounds 2013 Red, White & Boom celebration.

Event Dates and Times: Thursday, July 4 from 2:00pm to 11:00pm.

Gate: Free Admission & Kids Zone; Free Parking (1st come, 1st serve); Live Music & Entertainment (Schedule TBD) "¢Food & Beverages, including beer & wine, available for purchase "¢ Craft & Novelty Vendors"¢ Great Local Food"¢ Games "¢ Fireworks: Thursday, July 4, 2013 at approximately 10:00pm. Zambelli's, the 1st family of fireworks, will shoot an impressive display over the venue.

Kids Zone:

  • Free Zone - Bouncy Houses (2:00pm to 10:00pm); Obstacle Course, the Swamper, T-Ball, 3-in-1 Combo Moonwalk, Cameron Caterpillar, Big Top, Bungee Run, Demolition Ball & More"¦!
  • Pony Rides & Petty Zoo Fun provided by Critter Camp (2:00pm to *9:00pm)
  • *Pony rides are affected by fireworks. If others are setting fireworks off in the general vicinity"¦the ponies may have to close at 8:00pm for the safety of the children and animals.

Affordable Pay Zone:

  • Face Painting,
  • Train
  • Bungee Jump, Games & More"¦!

Rain Date Policy: The festival goes on Rain or Shine.


  • Please be respectful of others. As an agent and/or representative of Maggie Valley Festival Grounds, discourteous and/or inappropriate acts will not be tolerated.
  • Show directors reserve the right to remove any vendor violating the guidelines.

Pets: No pets are allowed at the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds during the Town of Maggie Valley Red, White & Boom Celebration. Pets are disallowed at all events promoted & paid for by Town of Maggie Valley.

General Rules

  • Blankets, chairs, Frisbees, etc. are allowed in the Maggie Valley Festival Grounds. No Coolers, Food or Beverage may be brought into the Venue.
  • Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July.

ENTERTAINMENT: Sharkadelics - 2:20pm; Michelle Leigh Band - 6:00pm; FIREWORKS @ 10:00pm