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Lake Lure

When you even say those words it just evolves in your mind as a pristine, beautiful, enchanting, and alluring place. It was just recently named 1 of 17 Most Beautiful Places to visit in North Carolina.

North Carolina is also known as Old North State and Tar Heel State and has a lot of places and sights that are worthy of a visit. Besides the many cities and towns there’s a lot of nature to be explored. Have a look at some awesome pictures I found of the most beautiful places to visit in North Carolina.

There is no doubt that Lake Lure is one of the most beautiful places to visit in North Carolina. The history of the town dates back over a hundred years and it has been a popular filming spot for Hollywood, with movies such as Thunder Road and Dirty Dancing having been partially filmed in the Lake Lure area. Tours of Lake Lure are popular, with one of the most stunning parts of this corner of the state being the gorgeous Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.

This beautiful place has been threatened recently by a huge forest fire. It started on November 5th and as of 11/16/2016 has consumed almost 5700 acres.

Across the state, there are 1,600 firefighters fighting wildfires that have burned about 46,000 acres. The largest fire in the state, the Tellico Fire, has burned about 13,600 acres, but is 68 percent contained, according to the firefighters.

The Boteler Fire has also burned 8,967 acres, the Knob Fire has burned 1,130 acres, the Maple Springs Fire has burned 7,705 acres, the Chesnut Knob Fire has burned 4,600 acres, the Ferebee Fire has burned 3,175 acres and the Avey Branch Fire has burned 1,200 acres, in addition to several others that have touched hundreds of acres, according to InciWeb.

While progress has been made, changes to the weather — including those expected later this week — make the blazes unpredictable. It may take firefighters until March to completely put out all the fires, according to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.

As we come to this season to Give Thanks, let us all be thankful to those that keep us safe while in harms way.
Thank you from Cool Mountain Realty
To all the Men and Women putting there lives on the line protecting our homes and towns

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