Meet Our Real Estate Professionals

Tathel Miller is a licensed real estate broker and a native of Wilkes County with over 15 years as a banker. While in the banking industry she served as a commercial, agriculture, consumer, and residential lender and earned a certificate in Advanced Management at the North Carolina School of Banking in Chapel Hill. She is a graduate of Salem College with a BA in Communications with a concentration in journalism. In addition to working at Casey & Company Realty LLC, Tathel works as a freelance writer and photographer and serves as the volunteer director for Dreams and Kitestrings, a non-profit organization in Wilkes which provides financial assistance to children for educational and athletic

Giant Lumber Company Update

When researching information about the Giant Lumber Company I learned that the idea for a flume emerged because of a flume located in Caldwell County. I made a few inquiries but never spent much time following up. Several years ago, while working on a client’s property in Avery County, I asked the caretaker if he was aware of any lumber flumes in the area. He laughed and said "Son, turn around and look down the hill and you'll see where a lumber flume started". The caretaker’s father had worked on the lumber flumes owned by the W. M. Ritter Lumber Company, who had a sawmill in Mortimer, NC. W. M. Ritter Lumber Company was incorporated in West Virginia in 1901. The company had operations in W

The Consultant Magazine

Interested in forestry? Take a look at the annual ACF magazine, The Consultant. Articles range from the use of drones in forestry to tree appraisal. (Click on the cover to link to the magazine.) The Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF) began in 1948 and continues to this this day as a national group of professional foresters who manage forests for private woodland owners. ACF consulting foresters are required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry and five years’ experience. All members must adhere to strict ACF ethical practices and meet continuing education requirements.

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