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In Yancey Times Journal Sept. 10, 2014


Teens counting their blessings following accident 

Two high school students are lucky to be alive following an accident last Thursday morning, Sept. 4, just after they dropped off a younger sibling at middle school. Their car crossed the centerline, according to the driver of the truck, who said he was unable to avoid hitting the Honda. The Highway Patrol report was completed Wednesday, Sept. 10, and the 16-year-old driver of the car has been charged with exceeding a safe speed and left of center. He was traveling at an estimated 65 mph when he entered a sharp curve, lost control and went sideways into the opposite lane where his car was broadsided by the truck.

87.8% of Yancey children receiving well check-ups on schedule

According to recent claims data in Yancey County, 87.8 percent of Medicaid children are seeing their doctor for the recommended six preventive care check-ups within the first 15 months of life, which is good news for those children and their families because the first 2,000 days of life are vitally important in a child’s development.

Drug arrests by Yancey sheriff’s deputies

Seven individuals were charged by the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office with numerous drug violations for methamphetamine, narcotic prescription drugs. Four individuals were charged with marijuana offenses.

Grants and volunteers build Burnsville’s Habitat Neighborhood

The first Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity neighborhood is becoming a reality as area grants and volunteer teams support the building of three new homes located in Burnsville. With grants from Wells Fargo Bank and the Mountain Air Residents Community Fund the homes have been built to meet energy efficiency standards. One home is occupied, a second will be completed in February, and the search and selection of a partner family for the third home is this fall.

*NuWray Inn’s new owners invite the community to an open house this Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11-6. The inn is currently taking reservations at 828-682-2329 and on their website.

*The Yancey/Mitchell Chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring a Moral Monday event on Monday, Sept. 22, on Burnsville Town Square at 5 p.m. with the theme “Educate, Register, and Vote!”

*Woman’s Club Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show, attire from 1800s to present, on Saturday, Sept. 13, 11:30-1:30 at Higgins UMC Family Life Center, tickets $20, call Veryln 682-4643.

*Yancey Theatre in Burnsville celebrates its 75th anniversary this year with the help of Burnsville Little Theatre. A big celebration event is planned in October. To add to the success of this event, BLT is asking anyone who has pictures, newspaper clippings, mementoes or special memories of the old theatre they would like to share, to please call Bob Wilson at 682-2609.  


*Parkway Playhouse presents Shakespeare’s most popular, enduring, and rowdy romantic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, opening Sept. 20on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. through Sept. 28. For information or tickets, see parkwayplayhouse.com or call 682-4285.

*Magic and illusion show for the whole family with Mike Snyder and Donna at Mountain Heritage High School auditorium on Saturday, Sept. 13, sponsored by Double Island Fire Dept. Admission $6, tickets available at the door.

*Old Timey Fall Festival sponsored by Yancey History Association Sept. 27 on Town Square with crafters and artists exhibiting, along with demonstrations. Antique vehicle/tractor parade, Civil War camp, Farmers’ Market, and many fun games and activities at this popular event. To exhibit or for more information, contact Dean Gates at (704)756-3321 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

*Burnsville Wine hosts a free wine tasting on Friday, Sept. 12, from 4-7 p.m. at 525 W. Main. Call 682-3456.

*Kirkwood’s Café presents Broke Holler (Pete & Kim McWhirter) performing Americana, traditional, folk and original tunes on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7-9 with $5 cover. Call 678-9362 for reservations. Thursday Songwriter’s Gathering 6-9 p.m. Open mic Fridays 7-9, Friday noon-2 live bluegrass/traditional music. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffet 10:30-2. 114 E. Main in Burnsville.

*Yancey Theatre features the latest movies. All seats $5. Call 678-3322 for feature showing, times and dates.

*Young's Mountain Music presents live traditional, bluegrass and country music in a family-friendly setting every Saturday night off Hwy 19E at Mitchell/Yancey line. Call 675-4790 or 675-4365.

*Dig In! Yancey Community Garden’s Fourth Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, September 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church on North Main off Town Square.

*Yancey County’s Dream Home Tour is Oct. 11, sponsored by Mayland Community College Foundation, to raise funds for scholarships for Yancey students. Get tickets at maylandfoundation.org, or call 828-766-1233, and in person at Mayland Foundation office in Spruce Pine, OOAK Gallery in Micaville, Ye Olde Country Store, Yancey County Chamber of Commerce, and A Touch of Cass. Tickets are $30 per person through Sept. 30; $40 from Oct. 1 through the tour date.

*Antique Quilt Show at Rush Ray Museum of Yancey History dating from 1700s to the 1950s. Visit YHA office at 3 Academy Street in Burnsville from 10-4 p.m. Mon-Sat. Museum admission: adults $3, members and children under 12 - free. For more info or to book a group tour call 678-9587.

*Yancey Farmers Market's every Saturday, 8:30 –12:30 behind Burnsville Town Center, huge variety of local produce, chicken, pork and beef, eggs, goat cheese, baked goods, plants, crafts and much more.

*Skating at Riverside Roller Rink on Saturdays, from 7-11 p.m. Available Mon-Fri for private parties. Questions, call 682-2651.

*Free ukulele jam every Monday at The Music Box on West Main from 12:30 – 1:30. Bring your ukulele and a chair and join the fun. Call 678-9596 for more information.

*TRAC’s Burnsville Gallery and Gift Shop hosts work by artist/illustrator Debbie Littledeer(The Rabbits Dance). The gallery gift shop features work by many fine local artists. 102 West Main Street. Hours 10:30-5, Tues-Sat. See toeriverarts.org, or call 682-7215.

*OOAK Gallery features fine, folk, funky art and crafts in historic country store at 573 Micaville Loop 4 miles east of Burnsville off Hwy 19. Tues-Sat 10-5:30, Sun. noon-4. Call 675-0690.

*Toe River Crafts 40th season as an artists’ cooperative for some of the region’s best. Located at 6274 Highway 80 South, 7 miles south of Micaville.

*Mica Gallery in Bakersville, work by artist/photographer Dana Moore through Nov. 14 with reception Oct. 4 from 5-8 p.m. Call 828-688-6422, micagallery.com or Facebook.

*The Design Gallery has work by many local and regional artists. South Main across from Town Center, 678-9869 or the-design-gallery.com.

*Off the Beaten Path bookstore and antique shop located downstairs at 19 W. Main in Burnsville.

*TRAC’s Spruce Pine Gallery features a 50-year retrospective of the work of legendary weaver Edwina Bringle through Sept. 20 at 269 Oak Avenue.

*Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville has two shows, Alternative Firings and A Response to Place. Call 828-688-3599 or see crimsonlaurelgallery.com.

*The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center on Penland School campus. Call 828-765-6211 or penland.org/gallery.


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