Spruce Pine slowly rebuilding after fires
“It looks like the fire has had an impact, and it definitely did for the first few weeks. "It's a slow process, but it's coming back”
SPRUCE PINE - The smoke has long since cleared, the streets have reopened and David Nevin is busy making sandwiches, trying to keep up with the lunch rush at his downtown coffeehouse. via Asheville Citizen-Times
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Since: Feb 07
#1 Sep 27, 2007
*COMMENTS FROM A LARGER ARTICLE I POSTED ....ABOUT WLOS's WEDNESDAY NIGHT 11PM NEWSCAST.-Twain
As a resident of Mitchell County...their report about Governor Easley's DISASTER DECLARATION for Spruce Pine really irked me. Larry Blunt reported that "50 businesses" were destroyed in two shopping areas." Locals call them 'Upper & Lower' Streets.....and there are @ 50 businesses on the two streets. l0 businesses were directly effected by the fires 7 weeks ago...and 8 of the 10 have re-opened.
News 13 and, to some extent, The Asheville Citizen-Times, have left the impression that SPNC's downtown is IN RUINS....which would be news to Blue Ridge Properties, Blue Moon Books, The Mitchell News-Journal, Dellinger's Hallmark, Wildflowers Herbal Remedies, The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) Gallery, Peoples Furniture, Wachovia, The Carolina Theater........ etc. etc. etc.
(Absolutely ABYSMAL news coverage....which directly effects the livelihoods of dozens of LOCAL businesses!)
Since: Feb 07
#2 Sep 27, 2007
AND........(originally posted Thursday Morning... 9/27/07)
Now.......about WLOS & their ABYSMAL COVERAGE of Spruce Pine....this morning's LOCAL news was a repeat of last night's...."50 BUSINESSES" is an outright LIE. You can help fight MEDIA INCOMPETENCE...AND MANY LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS...by shopping in DOWNTOWN SPNC.....and supporting the 80% of Spruce Pine that was not directly effected by the fires of 7 weeks ago.....and the 98% which is very much OPEN FOR BUSINESS.
<sigh> ....Thank you.
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