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Larry McKay, dairy farmer and church leader, dies at age 85

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Lawrence Hazelhurst “Larry” McKay Jr., a retired dairy farmer, devoted church leader and descendant of Balfour Mills founder Ellison Adger Smyth, died on Aug. 23 surrounded by family at home. He was 84.   Read Story »

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Fletcher Business

Neighbors poised to fight 1,224-home development

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Laid out on a network of streets named for North Carolina waterways — Catawba, Yadkin, Pamlico, Hiawassee and others — River Stone is filled with nice homes with one- and two-car garages, playgrounds out back and basketball hoops in front.   Read Story »

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Henderson County News

Developer proposes 1,224 homes, apartments at Tap Root Dairy

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Henderson County News

Manager of historic Jersey herd named to Ag Hall of Fame

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MILLS RIVER —Michael R. "Mike" Corn, who manages the historic Jersey dairy herd that Biltmore Estate owner George Vanderbilt brought to Asheville from New York in the late 19th century, was inducted into the Western North Carolina Agricultural Hall of Fame during the WNC Communities' 28th annual ceremony at the Mountain Horticulture Crops Research & Extension Center.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Biltmore Estate | dairy farms | George Vanderbilt