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Blog :: 11-2016

Christmas is coming to Burnsville!

2nd Annual Christmas Caroling on the Burnsville Town Square

The Town of Burnsville and the Yancey Times Journal are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Christmas Caroling on the Burnsville Town Square Friday December 9th from 5:00pm-7:30pm.  Stores and restaurants will be open late so that you can also get in some holiday shopping and dine while you hear local church choirs and organizations sing your favorite carols, and join in on the singing if you wish, and bring a chair to sit back and enjoy the sounds of the holiday.  There will be free hot chocolate for you to enjoy. 


Santa Clause at the Burnsville Town Center

Santa Claus Comes to Town will be held on Friday, December 2nd at 5:30 pm.  If you are unfamiliar with Santa Claus Comes to Town, this is a great event at the Burnsville Town Center.  All the children are invited  to come to the Town Center, meet Santa Claus, have their picture taken, and get a bag of treats handed out by Santa’s helpful Elf.  They can then enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and have an opportunity to create Christmas cards for family members.  It is a wonderful treat for our kids and a wonderful way to start the Season of Love. 


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    Home for the Holidays!!


    380 Warner Way

    List $395,500

    Burnsville, NC

    MLS 316468





    Built for family entertaining, lots of storage throughout both levels.

    Gentle sounds of the Toe River from the deck and gazebo.  Property includes an easement to the river.

    Year-round mountain views available with a little tree trimming.

    Home site below the house with septic and well in place.  Build a guest house, park an RV, or put it up for sale.  

    Below appraisal price.  Approximately 7.96 acres.




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       Omni Grove Park Inn's 24th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition.

      Gingerbread Dwellings & More Return

      Sure there are houses, but you’ll also find gingerbread birds, books, burgers and tacos at the Omni Grove Park Inn’s 24th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition.

      When To Go

      The cookie creations, submitted by kids and adults, were judged before Thanksgiving, and will be on display Nov. 27 through Jan. 5 around the inn. Those not staying at the resort are welcome to take this sweet tour of homes Sundays after 3 pm, and Mondays through Thursdays.


      Where To Park

      Outdoor parking is $10, the garage is $15, and it’s $20 for the valet treatment. Once again, those fees will be donated to a variety of local charities.

      Since the resort started the parking program started three years ago, it has raised nearly $200,000 for charities within the 828.

      House Hunt

      There are some competitions entries that are not at the Grove Park. Once again this year, a selection of gumdrop-coated structures will be on display in downtown Asheville at the Grove Arcade for its“Winter Wonderland” celebration, which also includes lavish decorations and visits with Santa.

      You may also see the best of the best on ABC. It’s become a “Good Morning America” tradition to tape a segment highlighting the winners for the Christmas Day broadcast. The Omni Grove Park Inn’s pastry chefs carefully pack up the winners to ensure their safe arrival in Times Square.


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        Asheville's Housing Market Continues to Thrive!

        Asheville's Housing Market Continues to Thrive

        Encouraging forecasts for the Asheville housing market revolve around an impending population boom. Census data put Asheville’s population at 87,236 last year, while Buncombe County, which includes Asheville, was home to just under 248,000 people in 2013, a number projected to rise to 254,601 this year — and 300,000 by 2030. The forecast, alone, is enough to peak the interest of Asheville real estate investors.

        “We have one thing about us that’s unique — we grow every year, and we’ve been doing that every year for the past 40 years,” said Tom Tveidt, an economist and founder of Syneva Economics, an Asheville economic research firm.

        With population on the rise, it is impressive that Asheville maintains an unemployment rate of 3.9 percent. At sub-four rates, Asheville’s unemployment is better than the local county (4.2%), all of North Carolina (5.2%), and the national average (5.4%). On top of this, the cost of living in Asheville is 10.2 percent lower than North Carolina’s average. The average homeowner in the Asheville real estate market needs to make just $45,900 to accommodate a “comfortable” lifestyle.


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          November 26th The 6th Annual Christmas Extravaganza

          11/26 6th Annual Christmas Extravaganza

          On November 26th from 10am – 2pm come out and enjoy the 6th Annual Christmas Extravaganza. Artist, crafters and direct sellers will be set up for folks to come in and do their early Christmas shopping. FREE Admission, everyone welcome!



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            14th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Higgins Memorial Methodist Church

            14th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner

            The 14th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday November 24th, Thanksgiving Day, from 11:00am-2:00pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in The Family Life Center.  No reservations are necessary! No charge!  There will also be a Coat Closet with coats, gloves, hats, scarves  and blankets available for those who need them.  For information, transportation, shut-in service or deliveries call 828-738-6328 or 284-0409.


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              Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum

              Winter Lights

              November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017

              Open Nightly: 6 – 10 p.m.

              Experience Asheville’s BRIGHTEST holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum. Open nightly November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017, from 6 to 10 p.m., Winter Lights is an outdoor holiday light exhibit placed throughout the Arboretum’s nationally-known gardens. Walk through a winter wonderland and enjoy uniquely-lit displays and landscapes composed of nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights. Listen to the sounds of your favorite holiday tunes or enjoy a cup of holiday-inspired cocoa, cider or beer. Additional food and beverage items are available for purchase and the Arboretum’s Savory Thyme Café will also offer a special holiday buffet every weekend (reservations are recommended). All Winter Lights tickets are date-specific and must be purchased in advance; tickets will not be sold at the gate.


              Friends & Family Discount Night – Tuesdays

              • All tickets are $15 each.

              Crazy for Cocoa Night – Thursdays

              • Ticket holders on Thursday nights will receive one (1) FREE cup of hot chocolate.

              Winter Lights Holiday Tour – Fridays & Saturdays

              Available on Fridays and Saturdays only, this special ticketed event offers visitors the chance to enjoy a holly, jolly ride from downtown Asheville or Hendersonville to Winter Lights courtesy of The Trolley Company. Upon arrival, tour guests will receive a complimentary cup of hot chocolate and access to the Winter Lightsexhibit. Pick-up is at 6:00 p.m. from downtown Hendersonville’s Visitor Center or downtown Asheville’s Renaissance Hotel, and guests will be dropped back off at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $27 per person (children 4 & under are free) and can be purchased through The Trolley Company’s website here(Note: Arboretum member discounts do not apply for this tour). For additional questions, please call Eva Ritchey at The Trolley Company at 828.606.8606.



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                The Nutcracker comes to Asheville




                Seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition for families since the first North American tour in 1993! The 2016 tour runs from November 6 to December 30 in over 100 U.S. and Canadian cities. Moscow Ballet’s Christmas production of the Great Russian Nutcracker will be in Asheville, NC at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at US Cellular Center on December 4, 3:00 p.m. matinee.  Tickets go to www.nutcracker.com/buy-tickets.



                Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the U.S. Cellular Center

                Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:00pm




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                  The Christmas "A" Fair

                  The Christmas “A” Fair

                  November 12th, 9am – 3pm at the Burnsville Town Center

                  Hosted by the Yancey County Schools Foundation

                  This is an event where Direct Sales and Local Vendors come together in one place to market their products.

                  All funds raised from this event will be given to various teachers in the community that have special classroom projects that promote

                  creativity. This is an extremely worthy cause and we invite everyone in the community to attend.





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                    Happy Veteran's Day!


                    November 14th 7:00pm at the Yancey Theatre.


                    BLT Classic Movie Club to Screen "The Best Years of Our Lives"


                    The Burnsville Little Theatre's Classic Movie Club will pay tribute to Veteran's Day by showing the 1946 classic film “The Best Years Of Our Lives”. This enduring classic remains perhaps the best film ever made about the hardships endured by soldiers returning home from war. winner of seven Academy Awards including best picture, best actor, Fredric March, Director William Wyler and supporting actor Harold Russell a non-actor but a real WW-II Veteran. The cast includes Fredrick March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Teresa Wright, Virginia Mayo and Harold Russell. “ The Best Years Of Our Lives” is a memorable film about the aftermath of WW-II and the homecoming of three veterans to the same small town and their coming to grips with their new lives after the war. This seventy year old film is a masterpiece, the combination of genuinely felt emotions and the microcosm of America recovering from war. Showtime is Monday November 14th 7:00pm at the Yancey Theatre. For more information call 682-2609. (view trailer)



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