I was sitting in my RE/MAX Mountain Properties office a few minutes ago when I heard a helicopter flying very low and coming right over the top of the RE/MAX building.  Upon further inspection I realized it was the medical helicopter.  It landed in the vacant field next to the office and was soon among an ambulance, firetruck and other law inforcement vehicles which had arrived.  In a few minutes, the very efficient personnel on scene had loaded the patient from the ambulance onto the helicopter and it lifted off on its trip back to Chattanooga.  All of this made me start thinking about how fortunate we are to live in a rural setting surrounded by these beautiful, remote mountains, which are now beginning to show the first signs of Spring, and still be within minutes of some of the best medical care anywhere around.  So if you've wanted to have a home or second home here but hesitated because of lack of medical facilities, keep this incident in mind.  The daffodils are starting to show their beautiful color as the days get warmer and its all about new beginnings as Spring is just around the corner.  Hope to hear from you if you have been thinking of coming to these terrific Western North Carolina mountains near Murphy, Andrews or any of the other friendly mountain communities nearby.  Just call or email if I can be of any help to you in your search for a home.  Sherry McCollum,  Associate Broker with RE/MAX Mountain Properties  Toll free 1-877-837-3002   Email:  Sherrymccollum@remax.net