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NOVEMBER 19, 2019

We are gathering information for our 2020 Calendar of Events. If you or your organization have any information about an event in 2020 please get the event name, location, and date to me so that I can include the same on our calendar (email ginger@yanceychamber.com). This will be included in the calendar rack card that is distributed throughout the State, handed out here in the Visitors Center, and also on several other tourism calendars throughout the State. We will need this information as soon as possible as we would like to start distributing these cards in January. Please let me know of any event you would like included in the calendar. Thanks for your help!!!!!

"It’s kind of fun to do the impossible." ~ Walt Disney

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1805 - Lewis and Clark expedition, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west. (Sacagawea noted that of course it took that long ..... Men never ask directions!!!!!)

And now for the news.....

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


Robertson Design & Sign

165 Penwith Lane

Burnsville, NC 28714





(Signs, Banners & Graphic Design)

Thanks for your continued membership:


Buck House Inn

Cabin on the Green

DB Flyers

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

The Soap Shed

NuWray Inn

Prices Creek General Store

David & Fran Strawn

Our Mountain Hideaway

Mt. Mitchell Vacation Rentals



Conveniently located between Asheville, Boone and Hickory, NC, and just 20 miles from I-40 and 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, find treasures that will last a lifetime and have an experience to match.

Visit Gem Mountain and share the history, the tradition, and excitement of gem mining.

Located at 13780 Hwy 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. Call 828-765-6130 or visit WEBSITE.



Our charming little town with the big personality now has its own entertaining guided walking tour of the downtown area. History & Humor Walking Tour is steeped in the memories and amusing stories of old-timers born and raised here, the descendants of the hardy souls who settled the area back in the 1700 and 1800s. Tours are offered, weather permitting, Wed. and Fri. at 11 am and Sun. at 1. For reservations, or to book your own tour, email burnsvilletourco@gmail.com or call 828-208-0287.



The Center for Pioneer Life is proud to host internationally acclaimed premier storyteller Donald David for a four-day residency.


Collect Your Memories in a Family Storytelling Workshop led by the Dean of Storytelling, Donald Davis, Tuesday, November 19 from 10 AM — 2 PM at The Center for Pioneer Life at 134 Joe Young Road in Burnsville. Cost is $50. For more information call 828.536.0337.


Donald Davis, American storyteller and author, will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center Wednesday, November 20th. Davis had a twenty-year career as a minister before he became a professional storyteller. He has recorded over 25 storytelling albums and written several books. His long career as a teller and his promotion of the cultural importance of storytelling through seminars and master classes has led to Davis being dubbed the “dean of storytelling”. Enjoy his performance Wednesday, November 20, doors open at 6 PM at the Burnsville Town Center. Tickets are $20.



11/20          Donald Davis Storytelling 6pm

11/22          AMS Scholarship Auction 6pm

11/23          Christmas Ornament Craft Show 9am – 2pm

11/30          Christmas Extravaganza 10am

12/6            Santa Claus Comes To Town 5:30pm

12/13          Debbie Phillips & Brian Turner “A Hometown Christmas” 7:30pm


6 South Main Street, Burnsville. Call 682-7209 or visit WEBSITE


Tues. 11/19 @ 7pm: Music by Earleine

Wed. 11/20 @ 7pm - Trivia Night

Thurs. 11/21 @ 4-9pm - Nov. Food & Blanket Drive

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4-9pm; Fri 2-11pm; Sat 2-10pm; Sun 2-7 pm. 

Located at 6 South Main, Burnsville. WEBSITE


List of November specials!!!!

Taco Tuesdays: Free small chips and salsa with the purchasae of a taco & drink.

Wednesday - Kids Win on Wednesday: Free 1/3 lb angus beef hotdog for kids 10 and under with the purchase of a combo. One free hotdog per kid per combo purchased.

Thursday - Thirsty Thursday: 50 cent soda, bottle water or tea with a food purchase.

Friday - Free Pool Friday: Free 30 minute play time slot with a food purchase.

Saturday - Sassy Saturday: $1 off an order of Green Mtn or Mt. Mitchell Nachos. Made with homemade Queso sauce.


HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday 11am - 6pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-8pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. 112 West Main Street, Burnsville.

We're located in downtown Burnsville, just west of the beautiful town square and across from Burnsville Town Hall! In addition to the finest organic fresh brewed coffee, we're proud to be your source for amazing beverages, made to order traditional and App Java specialty breakfast & lunch delicacies and fresh baked pastries! If you're looking for the best, look no further than App Java! Enjoy the beautiful WNC weather and scenery dining on the sidewalk, downstairs or in the more intimate and private upstairs. Words can only paint a picture. We invite you to give us a try and we're confident you won't be disappointed.


Friday- Nov. 22 - Nick Gonnering in the Loft @ 6-8pm

8 West Main Street, Burnsville, NC. Call 682-0120 or visit our Facebook page Here



OOAK: Fine, Folk, Funky Local Art!! Mon - Sat 10am – 5:30pm; Sun 12:00 (Noon) – 5pm

MAPLES: The Sweet Spot Next Door serving fine coffee, tea and bakery items. Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm, Sat. 9am – 3pm




Micaville Music Jam at 10:00 am every Saturday

Bare Dark Sky Observatory Community Viewing Nights

Join us for an evening of stargazing as you've never seen before! You will have the opportunity to view the moon, planets and stars through our 34" diameter Sam Scope, as well as our smaller planetary telescope. With the assistance of our Observatory Manager, you will spend 2 hours viewing and learning about the dark skies. 


November Community Dates


11/22 @ 8pm

11/23 @ 8pm

11/30 @ 8pm


Reserve your tickets HERE

West Burnsville Baptist Church presents "Christmas Unwrapped," a musical dramatization of the life of Christ. Join us as we unwrap the true meaning of Christmas and celebrate almost twenty years of sharing the story of Jesus. Performances are Saturday, December 7 at 7 pm, Sunday, December 8 at 10:30 am and 3 pm, and Monday, December 9 at 7 pm. Admission is free. You may make reservations for large groups by calling the church office at 828-682-3990. Seating is available 45 minutes before the performance


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!! For the 34th Anniversary Celebration & Christmas Open House at Monkey Business and Something Special Gift Shop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 21st - 23rd from 8am to9 8pm. Come shop with us at 12 West Main Street in Burnsville.


Get your fresh pecans!!!! Higgins United Methodist Church is selling 1 pound bags of pecans for $13 each. You can buy them at the Chamber Offices at the Visitor's Center in Burnsville.





Random Acts of Kindness

is how we make a difference in the Lives of Others


We are collecting items to take to nursing home residents on Thanksgiving Day. Please help us by donating items for our gift bags.

We are collecting shampoo, lotion, soap, body wash, hair brushes, and combs. Thank you in advance. All donations can be dropped off at First Citizens Bank at 123 Reservoir Road, Burnsville.

Edward Jones Office Supports Toys for Tots Drive

Jim Gentry, the local Edward Jones financial advisor, is supporting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program by using his office as a drop-off location for this year's toy drive.

Local residents may help needy children in the area by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to the office at 117 West Main Street, during regular business hours beginning November 15 through December 13.

"With the holiday season around the corner, we are all getting ready for the festivities," Gentry said. "And as this is the season of giving, now is a great time to remember the less fortunate in our community."

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management. Visit our website at www.edwardjones.com and recruiting website at www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

Farm City Breakfast December 5th at Burnsville Town Center

The Annual Farm City Awards Breakfast will be held, Thursday, December 5th at 7am at the Burnsville Town Center. The breakfast celebrates those individuals, farmers, educators, youth and businesses that make Yancey County a wonderful place. This year the breakfast will feature local products from local farmers and businesses. The menu will feature local eggs, sausage, grits, potatoes and apples and biscuit and gravy.

Last year the breakfast served 80 individuals and only produced ½ a bag of garbage, the rest was composted or shared. This reduction in waste was made possible by the teamwork of the Yancey County Cooperative Extension, Dig In! Community Garden, TRACTOR, the Toe Cane BeeKeepers, the Yancey Farmers Market, Blue Ridge RC & D, and the Master Gardeners. 

The Breakfast is sponsored by Yancey County Cooperative Extension, Yancey Farm Bureau, Carolina Farm Credit, Blue Ridge Resource Conservation and Development, Burnsville Wine and…. Yancey County Farmers Market, United Community Bank, Walter Savage, Altec, Glen Raven, and Parts City, Auto Parts. This year donations will be accepted and split between the FFA and the Yancey County 4-H Program.

The Awards are supported by the Lion’s Club, Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, Yancey County Retired Teachers’ Association, Burnsville Wine and…, Burnsville Men’s Club, Yancey County Farmers’ Market, Rotary Club, Rabek, Boothe & Associates, and the Chamber of Commerce.  




Join us this season in bringing the gift of joy to hundreds of seniors in our community who are living as shut ins, in nursing homes, and hospice care. Create a box or bag of small gifts or have your Sunday School class or organization put together gifts as a project and drop them off at one of our designated locations during our drop off window of time. We'll do the work of delivering!!!

Drop off Days: Dec. 3rd - Dec. 15th

Drop Off Times: 9am - 5pm (M-F)

Drop Off Locations: WAMY Offices at 496 Balsam Ave, Spruce Pine, NC

WAMY Offices at 225 Birch St. STE 2, Boone, NC.



Burnsville Town Council 12/5 @ 6:00 pm Town Hall

Yancey County Commission 12/9 @ 6:00 pm Yancey County Courthouse

Burnsville Rotary Club Thursday @ Noon Rescue Dog Cafe

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

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

Would you like us to forward your business items of interest to other Chamber members? Submit your items weekly via email no later than 8am each Tuesday for inclusion each Tuesday. Email to ginger@yanceychamber.com. Chamber Office Telephone 682-7413. WEBSITE


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