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FEBRUARY 25, 2020

"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them." ~ Washington Irving

THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 1838 - London pedestrian walks 20 miles backward then forward in 8 hours (This was quite possibly the most boring day in history.)

And now for the news.....

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Jill's Hairport & Day Spa

Thurston Associates

Carolina Farm Credit Service

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

Emerald Village

Fox & Johnson Fuel Service

Mitchell County Christmas Tree Growers

Banks Jewelry & Gifts



Terrell House B&B

Yancey County Transportation

Toe River Campground

High Pastures Christian Retreat

WAMY Community Action

Penland School of Craft

French Broad Electric

Yancey County Public Library


Pig & Grits



Penland School of Crafts Community Open House


The Penland School of Craft Community Open House will take place on Saturday, February 29 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This is an afternoon of fun and education for all ages with hands-on activities in most of Penland’s teaching studios. No admission is charged. Many activities are messy, so don’t wear your fancy clothes.

Here are the activities for the afternoon: In the clay studio you can make a pot on the potter’s wheel or create a little clay sculpture and decorate it. In the metals studio, choose a design to press into copper and then turn your piece into a pin or charm. In photo, make an image using light-sensitive cyanotype paper. In iron you can move through several stations to make a kitchen spatula. Iron studio spaces are limited; names will be collected for a lottery starting at 12:45 and will be assigned by drawing at 1:00.

In the print studio you can make your own print on the Vandercook letterpress and watch a linoleum cutting demonstration. Visitors to the textiles studio can blockprint on a bandana with textile pigments. In the wood studio, make a dice or two out of wood. At the Ridgeway building, make decorative paper using the paste-paper painting process. In the paper studio you can learn the basics of sheet forming and embedding by making handmade paper pizza slices.

In glass, make either a paperweight or a juice glass. Glass studio spaces are limited; names will be collected for a lottery starting at 12:45 and will be assigned by drawing at 1:00. Glass activities are limited to visitors 12 years of age and above. And in the school store, you can make decorative paper pinwheels.

The Mitchell High School Band Boosters will be selling hot dog lunches from 12:30 to 5:00 PM as a fundraiser. The Penland coffee house will also be open during the afternoon. For more information see WEBSITE.


Our adventure guiding company was created in 2012 out of the need for outdoor recreation experiences and education. Based out of the Blue Ridge mountains in WNC, NCOA offers over 21 different trips including; tubing, flat-water and whitewater trips, climbing, rappelling, waterfall rappelling, hiking, camping, youth programs, wild edible plant walkabouts plus alpine climbing instruction during the winter months. This diversity in trip offerings makes our family owned company the perfect choice for many families, couples, adventurers and scouting groups. We have weekly and monthly lessons in various outdoor activities. For more information visit our WEBSITE or our FACEBOOK page.

Our goal is to allow outdoor persons the opportunity to enjoy shooting by visiting our facilities, which include a 50,000 square foot, lighted shotgun range. We are able to accommodate individuals, families, groups and organizations, meeting their various needs and schedules. We offer rifle, pistol, and shotgun ranges. 125 Deyton Hunt Farm Drive, Burnsville, NC. Call 828-777-0357 or visit WEBSITE.



2/28            TAP Prom Fashion Show

3/14            SpringFest Craft Show

3/26-28       Ready, Set Grow Children’s Consignment

4/3             Doyle Lawson Concert


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

Mountain Chef Bistro

Executive Chef/Proprietor Bill Konyok

Mountain Chef Bistro is an upscale Farm-to-Table restaurant featuring an Americana menu with Fresh foods, including locally grown, sourced, and foraged foods from Yancey County whenever possible! Chef Bill Konyok is a master Saucier Chef and Bistro owner, who was French Trained and has a wealth of experience to share with Burnsville and the surrounding area. Chef Bill’s Blackboard menu is rivaled only by his nightly specials which include culinary classics and cutting-edge delicacies. The bar offers an impeccable selection of wines, craft beers on draft, and a variety of bottled beers. Chef Bill is always available to recommend an excellent wine to accompany your entrée, and his decadent in-house desserts add the perfect finish to any meal. We welcome you to join us at Mountain Chef Bistro for dinner. Our winter hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 5-8:30 pm.

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.


Thursday- Feb. 27 - Susan Garriques & Open Mic in the Loft @ 6pm

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



This week's entertainment at Laura's:

Fri. 2/28 - Typical Mtn Boyd @ 6:30pm

Sat. 2/29 - Earl Turner/Gene Holdway @ 6:30pm

114 East Main Street, Burnsville, NC. Call 682-5551 or see on FACEBOOK.


Home of Burnsville's only Double Decker Pizza and Treats Shop

170 Reservoir Road - next to SavMor in Burnsville, NC. 828-536-5511

Hours 11am - 10pm - 7 days a week. Dine In or Take Out - Patio Dining.



Sat. 2/29 - Smokey Joe & South Toe Syndicate @ 6:30pm

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. 


February Community Dates


February 28

Reserve your tickets HERE


Pappy’s Gunsmithin’ and Backwoods Livin’ will be having a March Madness Sale starting the 2nd and running through the end of March with sales up to 20% off on guns and 25% off on camping, homesteading, books, cast iron cookware, and food storage. 

Located at 613 E US Hwy 19E Bypass in Burnsville. Call 828-335-4831 or see our FACEBOOK page.



BURNSVILLE GALLERY: Yancey County Education Showcase

2/22/20 - 3/21/20 - Reception March 21, 1-3pm

SPRUCE PINE GALLERY: Mitchell County Education Showcase

2/15/20 - 3/14/20 - Reception 2/25, 4-6pm


For more information visit us at 102 West Main Street, Burnsville, call 682-7215. WEBSITE





On Tuesday, March 23, Visit NC, the Economic Development Partnership with North Carolina state organization, will award the Esse Quam Videri Award to Bill Carson, co-founder of the Orchard at Altapass. The awards ceremony/luncheon will take place at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville.


The mission of Visit NC is to “unify and lead the state in positioning North Carolina as a preferred destination for travelers and film production and in maximizing economic vitality statewide.” The Esse Quam Videri Award recognition program that began in 2019, echoes the state motto—to be, rather than to seem and celebrates a recipient’s gift of time, energy and resources to elevate a destination to new heights. 


Over the past 25 years, Carson has dedicated all three of those gifts to the preservation of the lands at Altapass and the deep-rooted culture of its peoples with the agri-tourism at the Orchard at Altapsss. 


ATTENTION 2020 BRIDES AND EVENT PLANNERS: We have the perfect location for that outdoor wedding, party, anniversary or company picnic Call 284-5055 for more information.



Burnsville Town Council 3/5 @ 6:00 pm Town Hall

Yancey County Commission 2/9 @ 6:00 pm Yancey County Courthouse

Yancey County Bd of Education 3/16 @ 6pm School Board Office

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



The Yancey County Republican Party will hold their Precinct Meetings and County Convention on Saturday, March 7, at East Yancey Middle School. The events will kick off with a Community Breakfast starting at 8:30 in the cafeteria. More information can be found at Facebook.com/yanceycop.

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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Yancey / Burnsville Chamber of Commerce | 106 West Main, Burnsville, NC 28714

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