September, 2014: Fall is on Its Way!

September, 2014 IssueHelping each other is a theme in the paper this month, with the Blue Ridge Hospice and Pallative Care providing minformation on their Coffee and Conversation program for grieving spouses. High Pastures is hosting a Women Seeking God retreat October 3 and 4th in Burnsville that is open to all.

That's just a couple of the events taking place in September as we enjoy the cool evenings, warm apple cider and the start of the fall season here at BRCN.

As always, we welcome your news. Send your stories to info@brcnews.com

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Doug Harrell

Letter from the Publisher

Sitting here this morning I remember walking into our office in Spruce Pine, NC on August 12, 2010 – a little more than four years ago - to four bare walls. It is hard to realize that the four years have gone by so quickly. In one way it seems as if we have publishing this paper for years and in another sense, just a few months.
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Tami Fitzgerald

Fourth Circuit Court Refuses Stay on Marriage Ruling

The Fourth Circuit US Court of Appeals refused to stay its decision striking down Virginia’s Marriage Amendment in the case of Bostic v. Scheaffer. This means that Virginia could begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses soon unless the US Supreme Court stays the decision.
Friends, the news lately has not been good.
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Doug Harrell

Do YOU Need Coffee and Coversation?

Over a year ago, a very special support group was started by Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge in Spruce Pine. Ruthie Styles, Bereavement Coordinator, began a program for anyone (man or woman) who has lost a loved one and feels the need to learn how to deal with their grief and loss. Your loved one does not have to have been under Hospice care at the time of their passing for you to join. Everyone is welcome regardless of circumstance.
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Shelly Grindstaff

Women Seeking God Retreat

Ladies, the Lord wants you to see yourself through His eyes…NOT the eyes of the world! Cast aside the hurts and experiences of your past; discard unfortunate circumstances; disregard the “roles” others would have you play. Our seminar, to be held at High Pastures Christian Retreat & Conference Center in Burnsville, October 3rd and 4th, is themed “Beautiful In God’s Eyes.”
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Clint's Chronicles on the Funny Farm

Doug HarrellMany of you have written, emailed or called about this column. It seems that you find delight in my many foibles, misadventures and near –misses with danger. Also, some have questioned my veracity – that would be TRUTH telling – regarding these tales. A couple things you should know: the Lord undoubtedly protects me from myself and the myriad monsters and events that seek to snuff me out; and these stories are absolutely true (not to say I don’t exaggerate a teeny tiny bit). Now get a load of this:
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  • Area Churches
  • Area Ministries

Grassy Creek Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Horizon Church
Morganton, NC

Pine Branch Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Pleasant Grove
Church of the Bretheren

Bakersville, NC

Plumtree Presbyterian
Plumtree, NC

Roan Mtn. Missionary
Bakersville, NC

Spruce Pine
United Methodist Church

Spruce Pine, NC

The Bridge Church of WNC
Spruce Pine, NC

West Burnsville Baptist
Burnsville, NC


Altapass Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Banner Elk Methodist
Banner Elk, NC

Bear Creek Baptist
Ledger, NC

Berry Chapel Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Burkemont Baptist
Morganton, NC

Burnsville 7th Day Adventist
Burnsville, NC

Central Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Faith Fellowship
Micaville, NC

East Marion United Methodist
Marion, NC

First Advent Christian
Morganton, NC

 

 

J.C. Shoaf
Valdese, NC

 

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Animal Shelter
Appliances

Jonathan's Used Appliances
Spruce Pine, NC

Audio/Video

Audio/Video Enterprises
Morganton, NC

Auto Dealers

Buchanan & Young
Burnsville,NC

Burnsville Chevrolet
Burnsville,NC

Crossroads Ford
Morganton,NC

John Greene Chrysler
Morganton,NC

Marion Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep
Marion, NC

Mike Brown Ford/Subaru
Spruce Pine, NC

Spruce Pine Chevrolet
Spruce Pine,NC

Auto Tires

Spruce Pine Tire
Spruce Pine, NC

Woodlawn Tire
Marion, NC

Bookstores

Off The Beaten Path
Burnsville, NC

Building Supplies

Summit Building Supply
Burnsville, NC

Camping
Car Washes

Water Worx
Ledger, NC

Chiropractic

Cruz Chiropractic
Burnsville, NC

Cleaners

Jordan's Cleaners
Morganton, NC

Concrete Products

Explosive Supply
Spruce Pine, NC

CPAs

Jamie Miller, CPA PLLC
Spruce Pine, NC

Dentists
Employment

Pleasant Grove Church
Bakersville, NC

Equipment Repair

Superior Construction Repair
Spruce Pine, NC

Events

COMMA Auditorium
Morganton, NC

Creek Walk Arts Festival
Bakersville, NC

Crossnore School
Crossnore, NC

Harrell Hill Farms
Bakersville, NC

Helping Hands
Burnsville, NC

Hospice of Mitchell County
Spruce Pine, NC

Hospice of Mitchell County
Spruce Pine, NC

Mountain Glory Festival
Marion, NC

Ole Timey Fall Festival
Burnsville, NC

Tipton Hill Foundation Spaghetti Supper
Tipton Hill, NC

Valdese Tourism
Valdese, NC

 

Finance

Allied FInancial
Marion, NC

Funeral Homes

Webb Funeral Home
Spruce Pine, NC

Furniture

Buck Stove
Spruce Pine, NC

L & B Furniture
Marion, NC

People's Furniture
Spruce Pine, NC

Southwest Trading Company
Spruce Pine, NC

Garden Center
Health Care
Housing

Clayton Homes
Morganton, NC

Insurance

Andrews & Andrews
Newland, NC

Eben Insurance
Spruce Pine, NC

Fortner Insurance
Spruce Pine, Burnsville, Newland, & Banner Elk, NC

McDaniel Insurance Agency
Marion, NC

McDowell Farm Bureau
Marion, NC

Miller Insurance Group
Spruce Pine, NC

Mitchell County
Farm Bureau

Bakersville & Spruce Pine, NC

Premier Insurance
Marion, NC

Pharmacies

Bakersville Pharmacy
Bakersville, NC

Prescription Pad
Burnsville, NC

Plumbing/Heating

Burleson Plumbing
Spruce Pine, NC

Political

Gary Banks
Yancey County Sheriff

Josh Dobson
NC House

Michelle Presnell
NC House

Pools

Ken Ray Pools
Morganton, NC

Restaurants

Abele's
Morganton, NC

Bantam Chef
Marion, NC

Bubba's Good Eats
Burnsville, NC

DT's Blue Ridge Java
Spruce Pine, NC

Moondoggy's
Marion, NC

Switzerland Inn
Little Switzerland, NC

Tropical Grill
Spruce Pine, NC

Western Sizzlin'
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC

Retail

Frisbee's Galaxy
Marion, NC

Grassy Creek Clothing
Spruce Pine, NC

Habitat for Humanity -
Avery

Newland, NC

Habitat for Humanity - Mitchell/Yancey
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC

TJ's Discount
Marion, NC

 

Retirement
Transportation
Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service
Spruce Pine, NC