You Call This Progress?


Years ago a neighbor and native presented me with some delicious trout caught in his favorite stream. I asked him where his fishing hole was. With a wink and wry grin he placed a finger at the side of his nose and said, “If I tell, soon people will fish it out.”

I didn’t press the issue and just left it at that. As a reward he would often share his bounty with me. He had his peace of mind knowing that his fishing hole was safe and as a reward I would get a wonderful trout for dinner from time to time. That is a lesson to be taken to heart here in Transylvania County.

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