San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain throws franchise's first perfect game

...Mathewson, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry hadn't accomplished what Cain did Wednesday.Perry, who lives in the North Carolina mountain town of Spruce Pine, caught the replays when he woke up early Thursday. He's thrilled the Giants have a perfecto...


...and Gift Shoppe, cash bar, mint juleps by Sand Hills Properties, music by The Unmentionables, raffle for a North Carolina mountain vacation; admission by current, new or renewing membership in Historic Augusta Inc., open to all interested...

Interbasin transfers aren't answer to water woes

...I took a closer look at the river systems in the Southeast. All seem to be fed from Tennessee, Georgia and North Carolina mountain ranges -- no melting snow layers or natural sources except rain. So for the plan to be effective during the...

With seven weeks left, 2007 creeps its way into homestretch

...TODAY'S JOKE: Billy Cooper, of North Augusta, shares this one. Fifty-one years ago, Herman James, a North Carolina mountain man, was drafted by the Army. On his first day in basic training, the Army issued him a comb. That afternoon...

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Reporters' novels are good picks for presents

...Kay, an old friend and former Atlanta reporter, tells what happens when a solitary Army veteran comes to a North Carolina mountain town after World War II with a wonderful talent for fishing. Mr. Kay has a wonderful talent for description...

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Sylva, North Carolina, mountain home on 5.97 acres, with creek, st...

Sylva, North Carolina, mountain home on 5.97 acres, with creek, stream and springs, 2 .5 miles from highway 441, $149,000 cash. Call 813-962-2577