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Waynesville, NC

Dairy farmers face bleak year

It looks like it could be along time before us yankees/floridiots rich,middle class or poor will be much of a problem to the housing issue. so the farms and other large tracts of land will stay whole for awhile. The beautiful mountain vistas with the grazing lands that draw so many to wish to live in this setting is mostly now just a dream in large part to the Depression this nation I mean world is heading into. On the other hand anybody who has a farm will be able to sustain his family , wall street on the other hand ,how nutrious are those trading papers. The small farm is about to be best thing since sliced bread.  (Feb 26, 2009 | post #35)

Waynesville, NC

10 top reasons why it's cool to live here

nathan tell us more about the water pollution problems. You'd think the water would be safe it it is filtered thru the mountains if the well is deep. Are you talking about "city"wa ter that is supposed to be safe due to the water shed areas around the "catchment " lakes, etc. Who are the polluters.You'd think in this day & age corparations would be more willing to putthe safeguards in place.  (Apr 25, 2008 | post #62)

Waynesville, NC

Employees without work permits targeted

just wondering how bad is the illegal invasion in haywood/buncomb county area. If you lookup the data,how bad can the data be,it shows very slight overall percentages of hispanics. In what used to be small little towns down in florida the rapid construction of literally millions of homes by big developers has caused the hispanic population to swell, insome towns to 30% of the population. Last year with the building boom slowed many have just left going someplace i guess where they heard the trades are hiring or back home.Just one more problem caused by the greedof big business to use& abusethencast off the carcass & moveto the next exploit.  (Apr 9, 2008 | post #116)

Waynesville, NC

Employees without work permits targeted

Sorry about the bad typing skills. I'll take a little more time to do it right, just get carried away & don't stop to look at what i'm saying. My comment was based on the existing job market & the people who ask for work when small companies that do hire,take taxes out so a social security # is required. I agree that the problem is huge & enough is enough, the local gov't has started to do somethings but its a slow process .The lack of construction jobs might slow the new flow of illegal immagrants from coming but the problem is that our gov't allowed this to happen for decades with very little regard to the effects it would have long term on the lower&middle class American taxpayers who must pay every day for this in dollars & lost jobs both here & the ones they sent to china or india or...  (Apr 8, 2008 | post #85)

Waynesville, NC

Employees without work permits targeted

in the larger populated growth areas where homebuilding is a big economic driver i see illegal workers migrate to these areas because there is alot of demand for their skills however as far as wages i dont see their wages much lower than americans what i see is a lack of skilled american workers who can produce enough high quality work to make legal small companies profitable due tothe tight margins contractors or homeowners are willing topay for trades like painting.the more skilled trades like electric plumbing heating/ac where the contractors can charge 60to90 anhour plus mark upthe materials shouldn't have the same tight labor problems  (Apr 7, 2008 | post #72)

Waynesville, NC

10 top reasons why it's cool to live here

elcorectomundo for generations the people who have are making sure that they &theirs will make more control more andbe taxed less behind closeed doors they decide how totax the little people into have nots. it can'tgo onmuch longer with all the jobs that are lost to countries that are saving while we as a nation have deflated our industrial might by exporting it 1 large company at a time.while it may still seem to the illeagals that have been crossing the border to be better here then where theyflee from it is all to clear that the rich & middle class did not want their kids to become roofers carpenters painters drywallers landscapers etc. american youth are taught that these skills are beneath them how sad when we have to have somebody do everything for us because these basic necessites[homeown ership] maintain or remodel is too complicated for the next generation.as a nation this great nation is somehow not as strong as it was once  (Apr 7, 2008 | post #44)

Waynesville, NC

Haywood County NC Real Estate Information March 2008

whats happeningto land prices outside of the new high priced mountain view communities thatcame on line in the past few years.i'm interested in acerage between ironduff & 209 area not to close to40  (Mar 27, 2008 | post #1)

Durham, NC

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how do you find agood well diggin company uphere also someone to put in a drive,housepad &dig a basement.  (Mar 26, 2008 | post #65)

Waynesville, NC

10 top reasons why it's cool to live here

looking at the population & percentages i dont think that is the problem however this naton as a whole needs to seriously address this & even worse the fact that our nationsold us out decades ago buy giving our industrial power to people only to willing to have ashot at making abetter life for their country allthe while our country sent our kids off to schools for 2,3 or 4 generations now we are so in debt and we don't have the desire to fix it just wait til inflation starts cooking . for now americans wanting to bring boat loads of their $ to spend up in the hills should be ultized to help the area's future job s  (Mar 26, 2008 | post #38)

Durham, NC

CITIZEN-TIMES.com: PROPERTY TRANSFERS

the area around irondff&209 acouple miles or so north&west of 40 seems to have less building going on ,i was wondering about the noise that echoes from the highway. whats going on at 276 n & 40 that seems to be a very ambitious project the size the developers want to make it. i'd think most people would fight that even if the landowners did signup for & get a reasonable offer for their land but wouldn't the developers try to steal it from them which would kill the deal anyway.  (Mar 25, 2008 | post #62)

Waynesville, NC

10 top reasons why it's cool to live here

tryin to get past the welcome committee around these parts wouldseem to be areal pleasin time. so how do the local people feel about people coming up into their neck of the woods and paying 20 30 40 times what the land was sellin for just 10 12 years ago. or are they happy that the whole damn thing 's gotten so outta hand that 97% of americans can 't afford the mess where sittin in  (Mar 24, 2008 | post #33)

Durham, NC

CITIZEN-TIMES.com: PROPERTY TRANSFERS

some day i'd like to get up there and look around for a nice laying piece of land between ironduff and 209 for enough from 40 not to hear the trucks but not too far from the schools hospital, let's hope that situation gets fixed soon. looks like prices are coming back to earth it really got way out there for awhile it looked like there wasmor money then common sence.looking forward to spending some timeup there in God's backyard  (Mar 23, 2008 | post #60)

Waynesville, NC

10 top reasons why it's cool to live here

do you mean at this moment or do i live full time in floida  (Mar 23, 2008 | post #20)

Waynesville, NC

10 top reasons why it's cool to live here

whats so special about any small town that brings in money from tourists but doesn't want new forms of sustainable growth to keep its community from having to tax it's land owners more&more instead of expanding it's tax base thru good job creation  (Mar 23, 2008 | post #17)

Durham, NC

CITIZEN-TIMES.com: PROPERTY TRANSFERS

,if i'm reading this correctly i should not be looking for 6 to20 beautiful rolling acres instead of buying several expensive steep mostly unusable acres. this is not what i nor my family want.however the local people who have responded here have tried to express that in order to keep people from buying land they want us to believe that locals are not very bright but make up for it by being rude selfish & have no regard for what should be taught in all the many nice churches thru out the area. i guess the trillions of $ spent over the years is tolerable but don't move here i wonder if every acre or lot already platted was built on you would never need to subdivide another parcel for 20 years or more. from that standpoint i would guess locale folks would want more floridians to buy large parcels and keep things the way they are for the most part.  (Feb 16, 2008 | post #56)