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In the Yancey Times Journal Dec. 11, 2013
School system prepares for winter weather
Yancey County Schools announced their plan for inclement weather days and making up any missed instructional days due to unsafe road conditions. For closings, check on local radio and area TV stations, or call the School Announcement Line at 682-7322, or go online at yanceync.net for information.
YouTube channel features local music, entrepreneurs
The project funded by the town of Burnsville with a grant from the NC Small Towns Prosperity program, seeks to engage youth to become part of the local economy. Go to YouTube and search for Hometown Concert Burnsville.
Outstanding Yancey citizens recognized
Outstanding Yancey County residents were recognized at the Annual Farm-City Week Breakfast on Dec. 5 attended by 75 people including the recipients, local officials and Yancey County Cooperative Extension Center staff.
Yancey Fund grant for Summer Food Program
The Yancey Fund, in conjunction with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), has granted $10,000 to the Graham Children’s Health Services for its Summer Food Program to address the problem of food insecurity for children during the summer months.
Sheriff warns of phone scams
Sheriff Gary Banks warns citizens to be cautious if they receive a suspicious call, the most recent says the person has won a prize from Publishers Clearing House or some other sweepstakes and is to go to a retailer and get a Green Dot card to pay a fee to claim the prize. Legitimate sweepstakes or lotteries do not charge a fee so please do not give out any personal information to someone you do not know and try to get the phone number and alert authorities.
Affordable Care Act information session
An information, question and answer about getting health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act will be held at the Yancey Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, December 16.
ENTERTAINMENT AND THINGS TO DO
*The Toe River Chamber Ensemble invites the public to their free Annual Holiday Concert on Tuesday, Dec.17 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church on the Burnsville Square. This concert is FREE and open to the public. The Toe River Chamber Ensemble is the Toe River Arts Council’s own community orchestra directed by Lisa Mauney. For more information, call 682-7215,
*YHS Barkin’ Basement will hold its first sale date on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Burnsville Plaza Shopping Center between Fred’s and Go Grocery.
*A Christmas Carol, Parkway Playhouse’s musical adaptation of the holiday classic, returns for three performances on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m.
*Burnsville Little Theatre’s “A Christmas Past” will take you on a stroll down memory lane this holiday season with three Christmas stories from TV’s golden years. Town Center Dec. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students.
*Mary Jane’s Café presents music by He Said, She Said (Pete and Kim McWhirter) on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 7-9 with a $5 cover. Call 678-9362 for reservations. Wednesday (Dec. 11) Pete McWhirter & Friends (no cover). Friday is open mic night, Friday lunch music noon-2 by Typical Mountain Boys. Trivia Night on Dec. 12. Dinner Wed-Sat 5-9. Great food, beer and wine. 114 E. Main.
*Yancey Theatre - Hunger Games: Catching Fire last showing Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m. Starting Friday, Dec. 13, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug with Orlando Bloom and Evangeline Lilly, spectacular special effects. Call info line at 678-3322 for movies and show times. All seats $5.
*Burnsville TRAC Gallery presents Yancey County Potters exhibition featuring the work of 15 local potters through Dec. 29. Call 692-7215.
*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.
*Farmers Market behind Town Center on Saturdays is moving indoors to Area C of the Town Center and extending its season through mid-December. New hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*Skating at Riverside Roller Rink on Saturdays, from 7-11 p.m. Available M-F for private parties. Questions, call 682-2651.
*The Design Gallery South Main across from Town Center. 678-9869 or the-design-gallery.com.
*Off the Beaten Path books and antiques shop at 19 W. Main in Burnsville, downstairs below The Grapevine and Yummi Yarns.
*OOAK Gallery features fine, folk and funky art and crafts in historic country store at 573 Micaville Loop four miles east of Burnsville off Hwy 19. Tues-Sat 10-5:30, Sun. noon-4. Call 675-0690.
*Toe River Crafts cooperative shop offers fine crafts by WNC artists. Hwy 80-South at Celo.
*Mica Gallery fine crafts gallery in Bakersville. micagallerync.com.