Justin Winter's Carolina Lake and Mountain Blog

Forbes Names Four Carolina Cities in Top 25 Places to Retire

Enjoying Your Life. Forbes recently presented The 25 Best Places to Retire in 2016 with studies proving, once again, the south is a spectacular area and provides the best retirement value. The data considered for this list includes housing and living costs, taxes, weather, air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, and active-lifestyle rankings for walkability,… Read more »

August’s Night Sky Events on Lake Keowee

Tonight, August 11th, the Perseus meteor shower will blanket the skies with a predicted 80 meteors per hour. They’ll seem to originate from the constellation Perseus, in the Northeast corner, and appear on the horizon at about 10 p.m. local time with the bulk of meteors being visible after midnight. The moon’s light (72% full)… Read more »

No Panels Needed on Pickens Properties

South Carolina is experiencing a wave of solar energy interests statewide, with Pickens County being the latest to venture into the energy sustainability market. Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative plans to develop a 250,000-kilowatt community solar farm over the next year in tandem with additional co-ops, the School District of Pickens County and others. The market… Read more »

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