It seems it won't go away

Jul. 12, 2013 @ 05:04 AM

It has been a part of our lives since birth.

For some, it is a much more expansive part of life than others.

Nonetheless, it is something we all have to contend with at some point or another.

Of course, we refer to rain.

Over the last few months, rain has hampered Rutherford County ranging from a subtle mist to an outright deluge.

Over the last 30 days, parts of the county have been rocked with rain measuring nearly a foot in some places.

Rivers and creeks have reached their levels and then some which creates problems for county landowners.

Whether it has been farm land or simple acreage, property in the county has been inundated with rain from Lake Lure to Cliffside and everywhere in between.

Lake Lure has experienced the ups and downs of the rain.

During a meeting of the town council this week, manager Chris Braund said the town's electric generation production has increased because of water.

On the other hand, business at Lake Lure Beach and the golf course have subsided due to the weather.

Little League and various other sporting events have also been rocked because of the weather.

Rarely has a night gone by in the last few weeks where evening sporting events have either been delayed or outright postponed because of lightning or rainfall.

Farmers are having crops affected by the rain.

When your land is saturated with standing water, it is difficult to work it or generate crops.

Normal outdoor activities such as cookouts and swimming have also played by Mother Nature's schedule and the schedule has not always been conducive to enjoying family activities.

But, don't despair.

Theoretically, the rain can't last forever.

The clouds will make way for sunshine, nice temperatures and the ability to enjoy all of the things that people look forward to in the summer.

A baseball game will be started and completed in the same day. A full round of golf can be enjoyed in one day. Families can schedule cookouts and not have to wait weeks to actually enjoy the grill.

Local produce will be harvested.

We certainly hope it isn't September when that happens.

By Matthew Clark, for the Editorial Board


The Daily Courier Editorial Board consists of community members Jerry Brewer, Kyle Bingham, Tom Padgett, Dr. Shermaine Surratt and Cliff Strassenburg as well as Editor Matthew Clark