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Weekly Announcements ~ February 20, 2018


“Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the National Debt.”  ~ Herbert Hoover

THIS DAY IN HISTORY:  1962 – John Glenn becomes 1st American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7.

And now for the news……



We would like to extend a great, big welcome to our newest members:


PO Box 1441

Mars Hill, NC 28754






6 South Main Street

Burnsville, NC 28714





Thanks for your continued membership to:

Rings ‘N Things By Fritz

Appalachian Protective Services, Inc.

Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild






Hike postponed to Saturday, Feb. 24.  Also, we will not be using county vans but will arrange carpools and a car shuttle.  Meet at the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 or Black Mountain Campground at 9:30.  We suggest you call Duke or John to add your name to the hike list.  However we will welcome last minute hikers!  Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a fun but strenuous outing when the club leads an 8-mile jaunt along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail from the Black Mountain Campground to Buck Creek Gap, an ascent of about 800 feet. Hikers may also choose a more moderate, mostly downhill 6-mile hike instead.  Bring warm clothes, rain gear, sturdy hiking shoes and poles if you use them, along with plenty of water, snacks and lunch.

To make your reservations or for more information about the long hike, contact Hike Leader Duke Rose at dukerosejr@gmail.com or 675-5781. To make reservations for the shorter hike, which will begin at Buck Creek Gap and end at Neal’s Creek, contact Hike Leader John Whitehouse at trails@nchighpeaks.org or 682-3217.


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Burnsville Classic Movie Club has chosen the 1942 musical “Stormy Weather” for the February screening for this Monday, February 26th at 7:00 pm at the Yancey Theatre.

As always there are no ticket sales but your donations are greatly appreciated.  Everyone is invited to join the Classic Movie Club.  To be added to our email list and be informed of future showings call 682-2609 or email your information toneldabobwilson@gmail.com.




March 9             Spring Sing featuring Work in Progress, etc.  @7pm

March 10            Spring Fest Craft Show  @  9am

March 16            Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers  @  7pm

March 22-24       Ready, Set, Grow Children’s Consignment Sale




OOAK:         Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Monday - Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm;

                    Sunday 12:00 (Noon) – 5:00 pm

MAPLES:     The Sweet Spot Next Door serving fine coffee, tea and bakery items.

                    Mon-Fri 8:00am – 3:00 pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm



Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday





Burnsville Wine Banner

It’s Time for Fact or Crap Trivia on Thursday, February 22, @ 5 pm at Burnsville Wine.  I’ll read the questions, you decide if it is Fact or Crap.  Lots of Facts or maybe it’s Crap.  It’s your decision!  One thing for sure, it’s lots of fun!  On Friday, February 23rd, starting from 4 until 7, I am featuring wines from Argentina.  Anne, from Orsini Distributors will be here to pour. We will taste a couple of reds and a couple of whites.   I am excited to have this new distributor and look forward to putting some of their wines in the shop.  To add to the evening, Nick Gonnering will be here to do some picking.  I also plan to have a bit of a surprise, but you’ll have to come by to see what it is!   Great way to start your weekend, right here in Burnsville!  The balloons will be flying!  Winter hours are 11-6, Thursday-Saturday.  We are located at 525 West Main, across from TD Bank.  There is ample parking behind the shop or the bank parking lot.  Like and share us on Facebook and be sure to check our webpage.  You can also call 682-3456 or email joyce@burnsvillewine.com for more information.



The Toe River Arts Community Chorus is looking for singers.  They have just started rehearsal for the Easter presentation of Handel’s Messiah.  If you love to sing and be part of a dedicated group of volunteers, join us at the First Baptist Church of Burnsville on Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Please emailjessica.crim@gmail.com with any questions.




The Toe River Arts Council announces the availability of its annual art scholarships. Awards will be given to graduating high school seniors or adults continuing their education from Yancey or Mitchell County. They must be pursuing a higher education degree majoring in any of the arts or arts education. The application deadline is April 1, 2018 at 5pm.

Each scholarship will be in an amount between $250 and $1,000 and will be paid directly to the degree-based institution of the applicant's attendance.  Guidelines and an application form are available at www.toeriverarts.org/for-artists/arts-scholarship/and must be submitted by the deadline, April 1, 2018 at 5pm. In addition to the application form, applicants are asked to present work that best exemplifies the extent and quality of their past accomplishments. Examples may include but are not limited to: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, jewelry, painting, print making, sculpture, textile and fabric design, drama, music, and creative writing. Work portfolios are limited to ten objects.

Submissions do not have to be related to the category of degree program to be eligible. For example, the applicant may submit a sculpture even if they are accepted to a photography program. There is no application fee. No late applications will be accepted. The evaluation will be based upon those submissions that demonstrate original thinking, an artistic commitment, and a willingness to take creative risks.  Completed submissions may be dropped off at either TRAC Gallery between 10:30am and 5pm, Tuesday-Friday in Spruce Pine at 269 Oak Avenue or Burnsville at 102 West Main Street. Please contact TRAC at 828-682-7215 with any questions.

BURNSVILLE GALLERY: Yancey County Education Showcase

SPRUCE PINE GALLERY:  Mitchell County Education Showcase


For more information visit us at 102 West Main Street, Burnsville, call 682-7215, or visit www.toeriverarts.org.


Community Open House

The 2018 Penland School of Crafts community open house is Saturday, March 3 from 1-5 PM. A range of craft activities will take place around the Penland campus, from making a clay pot on a potter’s wheel to forging steel into a hook at the anvil. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this community event!

Penland School of Crafts is located just off Penland Road in Mitchell County.  For more information call 828-765-2359 or visitwww.penland.org.




The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet Tuesday, February 27th at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Burnsville Town Center to make quilts for the “Linus Project” along with other quilting bee tasks.  For more information call 828-691-0449.

Photography, Scrapbooking and Card Making Workshop

Close to My Heart: Crafting Workshop Saturday Feb. 24th from 9 am to 4pm at Triple R Oasis Green Mountain.  Bring your own supplies to hang out and craft for the day OR you can buy supplies at the workshop.  Supplies available for Scrapbooking, Stamping and paper crafting.  Call 904-610-3098 or email deb.scrapwme@gmail.com to reserve a space and get directions.  2x4 ft table space provided per crafter.  Three optional lessons being offered during the workshop:

·        11 am Scrapbooking Lesson –  Quick ideas for creating scrapbook pages to preserve your pictures and memories.   No fee for lesson if you want to make your own page bring your pictures and some supplies or purchase supplies at the class. Minimum supplies needed: a paper pack and tape runner (tools will be provided).

·        2 pm Stamping Cardmaking Lesson –  No fee – you will make one fun card.  Learn to make beautiful hand-made cards for less than you would pay for store bought cards!

·        2 pm Photography Class –  $20 Fee - Beginning photography lesson includes basic functions of a camera, compositional basics and tips for being a better photographer.  Bring your camera. 

·        Advanced classes available upon request.

Workshops are open to ANY Crafter – whether you prefer Scrapbooking, Card Making or knitting etc.

Bring what you like to do and hang out with us! Dedicated time and space to work.

There is no fee to attend to crop/craft – bring your own Food/Snacks I will supply basic drinks. 


Deb McLeod

Close To My Heart

Independent Consultant




For all your scrapbooking, greeting card making and paper crafting needs

Monthly Classes and Workshops - Shop Supplies by Appointment





Toe Valley Soccer Association is planning a free spring soccer camp on Saturday, February 24 from 3-5 pm at the Cane River Park. Players will participate in small sided games and a scrimmage. 

Players 4-12 years old can be registered in-person or online. 

Also, player registration, draft, and coaches meeting will be held Thursday, March 1st from 6-8 pm at Burnsville United Community Bank.   Visit our website at www.toevalleysoccer.org, email toevalleysoccer@gmail.com, or call 828-536-0390 for information.

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ATTENTION 2018 BRIDES AND EVENT PLANNERS:   We have the perfect location for that outdoor wedding, party, anniversary or company picnic.  Call 284-5055 for more information.



Yancey County Master Gardener

April 25th – July 18th


Location: First 4 classes will be held at the Yancey Public Library with subsequent classes

being held at the Yancey Cooperative Extension Office. A tentative schedule of the classes is listed below.   The registration fee covers the Master Gardeners Notebook, State Master Gardener fee, Master Gardeners’ shirt, name tag, handouts and refreshments.  We will need a minimum of 7 in order for the class to be held and a maximum of 15.  To register, please contact the Yancey County Cooperative Center at 682-6186.  Registration deadline is April 6th, 2018.   For more information, contact Stanley Holloway, at the Yancey Extension Office.  Registration Fee: $140

Hello Yancey County Gardeners!

The Yancey County Cooperative Extension Office is now taking preorders for a variety of plants and fruit trees to help you get ready for the 2018 planting season.   If you or someone you know would like to order plants this year you can do so at the Yancey County Cooperative Extension Center during regular business hours (8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday). You must pay in full when you place your order. 

This year’s plants are similar to last years with the exception of the apples trees, we are offering some varieties not offered in previous years. Apple tree quantities are limited so be sure to get your order in early.  All preorders must be in by close of business March 16th, 2018. Pickup for plants will be at TRACTOR (54 Ferguson Hill Rd. Burnsville, NC) April 10th & 11th, 8:30am-5:00pm. If you have any questions or if you are interested in any of the upcoming workshops, please contact us at 828-682-6186. Spaces for the workshops are limited so call ahead.

Upcoming Workshops

Apple Grafting

When: Feb. 27th 9am-12pm & 6pm-9pm

March 1st 9am-12pm & 6pm-9pm

Where: Yancey County Cooperative Extension

Cost: $10 

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Eliminate Work & Home Stress

Do you have trouble sleeping?

Do you get frequent colds & infections?

It may be STRESS!!!!

Join us at our free

40 minute workshop

At Cruz Life Center

Thurs, February 22nd  

@ 6:15  PM

Miguel Cruz, DC, C.Ad &

Lesia Cruz, HHC, C.Ad.


Healthy snacks will be served

To reserve your seat call us at (828) 682-6157

Or visit our website www.cruzlifecenter.com



Join Mars Hill Retirement Community for a free, fraud-righting event on March 1st at 2:00 pm.  Know how to protect yourself…and your loved ones.  Join Mars Hill Police Chief Michael Garrison and Consumer & Senior Advocate for AARP Nancy Porter for an in-depth discussion on identifying ways to protect yourself from con artists’ latest tricks.  Seating is limited.  RSVP for this event by calling Teresa Hammack at 828-680-0915 or by email to Teresa.hammack@marshillretire.com.


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Adopt – A – Pet 

Good Girl seeking Good Person…Hi, I’m Roxy.  I am a beautiful 11 month old Husky mix who is looking for someone active and willing to give me the enrichment I need.  I get along with other dogs, am housetrained, and really good at loving on humans.

Yancey County Humane Society, 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC 28714  -  Phone: 828-682-9510.




Mayland Community College

The Mayland SBC Entrepreneurship Certificate Series

Attend one class or all six! In this series, learn how to be a successful entrepreneur. SBC business professionals and guest presenters will increase your business savvy by providing current and applicable information. Upon completion of all six classes, participants will receive a certificate from the Mayland Small Business Center which is a great document to include in a business plan. Classes offered in Yancey and Mitchell County.

CLASS ONE: How to Start & Finance a Small Business (3 Hours) 

Gain knowledge of the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, and operations. Learn the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover resources available to help start and successfully operate your business.  Class begins at 1 p.m. on January 22 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. A second class will begin March 19 at 5:30 PM at MCC’s Mitchell Campus.

CLASS TWO: How to Write a Business Plan (3 Hours) 

A business plan is vital to starting and operating a business. Learn how to turn ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches the important components of a business plan and helps lay the foundation for a functional plan. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and dont’s of writing a plan, and steps for making the process easy. You will also learn to introduce yourself and your business with confidence and clarity, utilizing your personal “Elevator Speech.”  Class begins at 1 p.m. on January 24 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. A second class will begin March 22 at 5:30 PM at MCC’s Mitchell Campus.

CLASS THREE: Marketing your Business (3 Hours) 

This class discusses how to build a customer base. Business location, layout, signage, pricing, service, traditional/social media, direct marketing, promotional material, and trade shows will be discussed to help entrepreneurs effectively communicate and market.  Class begins at 1 p.m. on January 29 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. A second class will begin March 26 at 5:30 PM at MCC’s Mitchell Campus.

CLASS FOUR: Basics of Bookkeeping (3 Hours) 

This class will discuss the four most important financial statements in business: the personal financial statement, the balance sheet, the income statement, and the cash flow statement. The class will also cover basic bookkeeping and record keeping skills. Attendees will gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for a business.  Class begins at 1 p.m. on January 31 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. A second class will begin March 29 at 5:30 PM at MCC’s Mitchell Campus.

CLASS FIVE: Your Small Business Taxes (3 Hours) 

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Attendees will become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Don’t let your business fail due to lack of tax knowledge.  Class begins at 1 p.m. on February 5 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. A second class will begin April 2 at 5:30 PM at MCC’s Mitchell Campus.

CLASS SIX: How to Present Your Business (2 Hours) 

Development and proper presentation of a business pitch can build sales or attract investment. In this seminar, attendees will learn how to craft an effective business pitch that can be used in both verbal and written communications.  Class begins at 1 p.m. on February 7 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. A second class will begin April 5 at 5:30 PM at MCC’s Mitchell Campus.

NEW! The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Certificate Series

Combine your love of farming with a knowledge of business! Launch into agripreneurship with these area focused agribusiness and farming classes. Classes will be facilitated by the NC State Cooperative Extension and Mayland Community College Small Business Center. Attend one class or all six. Participants who attend all six classes will receive a Mayland Small Business Center/NC Cooperative Extension Agricultural Entrepreneurship Certificate of completion. 

Class Six: Farm Business Mindset (2 Hours) 

Learn how to manage your farm, take advantage of tax benefits, audit proof books, and save time with expert advice from NC State University professionals.  Class begins at 6 p.m. on February 26 at MCC’s Mitchell Campus. 

Mayland Community College’s Small Business Center:

Social Media Marketing Series

Social media is a free and extremely effective means of reaching current and potential customers. This new four class series is a great source of information for those who would like to increase their online presence.

Class One: Introduction to Social Media Marketing (2.5 Hours)

Make sense of social media and use it to increase business traffic and sales! This class will help you understand how social media marketing can benefit your small business. Class one will explore the various social media sites, basic terminol­ogy, and an overview of how social media marketing works. Class begins on March 6 at 5:30 PM at the Spruce Pine Main Street Visitor Center.

Class Two: Which Social Media Site is Best for my Business? (2.5 Hours)

Find out which social media platform that your customers are likely using in order to properly target your social media marketing strategy. This class will explore the most popular social media sites, the typical user profile, and number of users. Sites discussed will include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and others! Class begins on March 8 at 5:30 PM at the Spruce Pine Main Street Visitor Center.

Class Three: Posting, Tweeting, and Blogging to Build Sales (2.5 Hours)

Arguably, the most important class of this series! Learn the essential elements re­quired to build an effective post or tweet that will engage your customers. Class will cover everything related to posting, tweeting, and blogging such as optimum times to reach customers, how to design a post using a free program called Canva, and the benefits of blogging about your business. Class begins on March 13 at 5:30 PM at the Spruce Pine Main Street Visitor Center.

Class Four: Social Media Management Strategies for Business (2.5 Hours)

Make efficient use of your time by learning strategies to manage your social media marketing! Learn how to save time by post­ing to multiple sites simultaneously. Class will also explore time saving resources and tips. Class begins on March 6at 5:30 PM at the Spruce Pine Main Street Visitor Center.

Top 10 Reasons your Business will FAIL! (3 Hours)

NEW! FACT: 80% of new businesses fail in the first five years. Attend this seminar to learn the top reasons many new startups fail and gain insight on how to build your business in a manner to beat the odds. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on March 1 at MCC’s Mitchell Campus.

Business Starter’s Crash Course (2 Hours)

NEW! Start your day off with free coffee and donuts while learning about business. SBC Director, Allen Cook, will cover infor­mation and resources essential to launch­ing a new business. Attendees will be pro­vided IBIS business specific data, an Excel break even point analysis spreadsheet, an Excel financial projection spreadsheet, and a business plan template. Class begins at 9 a.m. on March 9 at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center.

The Small Business Center and Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) are working together to offer seminars that will enable you to build and grow your creative business. Come to downtown Spruce Pine at the beautiful facilities of the TRAC Art Resource Center to check out our interesting class line-up!

Creating Your Artist Statement (2 Hours)

Having an effective artist statement is essential to market your work. This seminar will cover artist statement essentials, how long it should be, and what it should contain. Class will also include exercis­es to help you craft and refine your artist statement.Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on March 14 at the TRAC Art Resource Center Spruce Pine.

Build an Artist Biography – Workshop (2 Hours)

An artist biography provides customers with a quick look into the life and values of an artist. In this class, learn how to build a bi­ography that can connect customers to you and your art. Students will work through exercises to complete an effective bio that can be used on websites, social media, and print materials. Class begins at 5:30 p.m. on March 28 at the TRAC Art Resource Center Spruce Pine.

Visit www.mayland.edu or call 828-766-1295 to preregister or for more information.




Introduction to Aquaponics (9 Hours) 

NEW! This class provides an introduction to Aquaponics, the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the plants, and the plants filter the water for the fish. The third participants are microbes (nitrifying bacteria) that convert ammonia from the fish waste into nitrates the plants can use. Class will be held at the Earth to Sky Park.  Class begins on February 20 at 6 p.m.

Greeting Cards (1 hour) 

NEW! Nothing is more touching than receiving thoughtful hand-made gifts and cards. In this class, you will learn to make custom hand-made birthday cards. A supply list will be provided at registration.  Class begins on February 23 at 11 a.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center.

Reiki Level I (7 Hours)

Learn this Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that can also help promote healing. You will learn about the concepts of energy healing, the human energy field, and the chakras. Topics will also include the three levels of Reiki, the traditional and modern history, the five prin­ciples, how Reiki can be use, the reason for attunement, and Reiki treatment hand positions. At the end of the class you will be able to perform Reiki on yourself and others. Class begins on March 3 at 9 a.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Custom Journals & Planners (1 Hour)

Upcycle a composition book and make a custom planner, journal or both. In only 1 hour you will be able to plan your day in style. A supply list will be provided at registration. Class begins on March 2 at 11 a.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online

Handcraft a Unique Burlap Wreath (12 Hours)

Learn to make beautiful burlap wreaths that can adorn your walls or doors throughout the year and it’s always in season. The technique is simple, but the finished product will be incredible. Class begins on March 3 at 6 p.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Metal Art - Spring Flowers (12 Hours)

Bring beauty to your yard or garden with a metal flower sculpture. Learn how to design and build sinking forms creating a 3D effect by forming sheet metal. There will be a lot of light hammering, metal shearing, belt sanding, welding and finishing patinas. Class begins on March 5 at 6 p.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

T-Shirt Quilts (9 Hours)

Create a memory quilt with your favorite T-shirts. You will learn to stabilize the T-shirt material, add sashing and add batting and backing. You will also learn how to bind to finish the edges of your quilt. Class begins on March 6 at 6 p.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Spanish (24 Hours)

Spanish for the beginning student! In this course you will develop a basic vocabulary and learn to understand simple phrases. Students will be encouraged to express specific learning needs and their personal goals to be included in the weekly lesson plans. Instruction will be oriented to lan­guage used in everyday situations– work, social settings, restaurants, and the market.Class begins on March 6 at 6 p.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Observational Astronomy (6 Hours)

This course is for the beginning astrono­mer. Learn how telescopes work and how to set them up and use them. Topics will include how to use star charts and modern star mapping software to find your way around the night sky, finding what you want to see in the sky, and setting up and aligning the telescope. By the end of the course you will be able to choose any ce­lestial object you like (star, planet, nebula, galaxy, etc...), find it in the sky, and then see it up close through the telescope. We’ll have some great telescopes for you to use, and we strongly encourage you to bring your own telescope if you have one. Earth to Sky Park/Bare Dark Sky Observatory in Yancey county. Take advantage of the beautiful dark skies we have here in the mountains!Class begins on March 6 at 7 p.m. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Construct an Aquaponics System (9 Hours)

Participate in constructing an actual Aquaponics system. Topics will include populating the biofilter, when to start plants, adding the fish, adding the plants, rotating feeding/monitoring of the system. Introduc­tion to Aquaponics class must be complet­ed before enrolling in this course. Class will be held at the Earth to Sky Park. Class begins on March 13 at 6 p.m. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Wall Art (3 Hours)

Create a unique wall hanging using mixed media and new or recycled items. The instructor, Michal Ramsey, specializes in turning trash into treasure. A supply list will be provided at registration. Class begins on March 16 at 9 a.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Overlapping Stars Quilting Class (12 Hours)

This is a fast project that goes together quickly. As you piece the catchy stars you will learn how to stack and whack fabrics, how to use stripes and how to sew a triangle base layout. The instructor Bar­bara Cline is a quilt designer; author and teacher who loves to share her techniques with others. Barbara started creating quilts in her teens, and she has over 35 years of experience in quilting and teaching classes. Her whole family has shared a passion and reverence for the tradition of quilt making through the generations. She has 4 books published by C&T Publishing. Barbara currently teaches classes at local quilt shops and gives lectures, trunk shows and teaches nationally and internationally. She loves to design and piece quilts from her home in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Class begins on March 16 at 9 a.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Phlebotomy Technician (210 Hours)

Class begins on March 19 at 5 p.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Fun with Oils (20 Hours)

Master subjects and learn to add a couple of non-traditional techniques when using oils. Learn how to make beautiful clouds, trees, rocks, water and how to add collage elements as well as use a palette knife to loosen up the paints for a “watercolor” look. You are guaranteed to have fun in this non-traditional class. Class begins on March 20 at 1 p.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

Axes and Tomahawks (12 Hours)

Make a small axe or tomahawk completely forged, hardened, & tempered. You will also learn to make a handle. Class begins on March 23 at 6 p.m. at MCC’s Yancey Learning Center. Registration for Continuing Education classes is always open and you can register and pay online.

For more information visit www.mayland.edu and click Continuing Education link or call 828-682-7315.



ORGANIZATION                       DATE           TIME              LOCATION

Burnsville Lions Club                    2/22             6:00 pm          Western Sizzlin

Toe Cane Beekeepers                  2/27             6:00 pm          United Community Bank

Burnsville Town Council               3/1               6:00 pm          Town Hall

Yancey County Commission         3/12             6:00 pm          Yancey Co. Courthouse

Rotary Club                                 Thursday      Noon               Western Sizzlin

Toe River Model Railroaders        Wednesday   2:00 pm          Spruce Pine Library                                                 

Al-Anon                                       Monday         7:30 pm          1st Presbyterian Church

Women’s Club of Burnsville          2nd Thurs.      2:00 pm          Call 682-3581 for location



·       This year’s MHHS Prom “The  Southern Ball” will be held at the Asheville Event Centre on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, from 7:00 pm until midnight.  Juniors and Seniors may purchase tickets from now until April 13th for $40.  After this date, the price will increase to $45 and will be available until May 4th.  Students who wish to bring a guest who does not attend MHHS must submit the appropriate form no later than Friday, May 4th.  Please contact Ms. Alexa Butner at alexa.butner@yanceync.net for more information.

·       A popular section of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be temporarily shut down for maintenance.  The Linn Cove Viaduct will be closed March 1st through May 24th.  This will be a full closure, which includes motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.  The Viaduct closure will allow for surface repaving and bridge maintenance and will include the trail below the bridge as well.  There will be a detour at milepost 298.6 at Holloway Mountain Road to milepost 305.1 during the closure.

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