August 2015: Back to School...

August, 2015 IssueIt's hard to believe, but those yellow school buses are rolling once again in our area. Yet, summer is still with us, and we have good news to share with you.

Yancey County youth enjoyed tennis camp in June. Empty Bowls was a great success for Mitchell County Shepherd's Staff on August 22nd, raising money so "no one goes hungry in Mitchell County."

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Yancey Children Enjoy Tennis

Photo of Members of Yancey Tennis Camp

Sixty-five local children came out for the 7th Annual Yancey County Racqueteers Summer Tennis Camp, June 22 – 25, at the Mountain Heritage High School.

Graham Children's Health Services sponsored the tennis camp, enabling kids to register for free and providing tennis racquets and other equipment.
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“Empty Bowls” Feed The Needy

Photo of Local Fourcast

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff held its “Empty Bowls” dinner on Saturday evening, August 22nd, 5:00 – 7:30 pm, at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. The annual gala raises funds for the countywide food pantry which provides emergency supplies to nearly 500 needy people in Mitchell County each month.
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The “Local Fourcast” is for Melody!

Photo of Local Fourcast

Performing at the Empty Bowls event is Local Fourcast, a local barbership quartet. The name, “Local Fourcast,” came from Doug Sudduth’s wife, Billie Ruth. Since Dr. Stan Mills was driving from Crossnore to Spruce Pine in hazardous winter weather, Billie Ruth agreed to stay on top of the Weather Channel's Local Forecast to be sure the barbershop quartet’s weekly rehearsal could happen safely.
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Down on the Funny Farm

Doug HarrellHeaven knows that hundreds of you seem to revel in my near misses with eternity…from close calls with rabid groundhogs to “shocking” encounters with electrified barbed wire, my life has been nothing if not exciting since moving to Mitchell County in 2010.

While my sojourns as Farmer Clint have obviously provided humorous moments around the kitchen table, other mysterious events marked my time on the farm. And I want to share a few of those as well.

Here goes…
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  • Area Churches
  • Area Ministries

Laurel Hill Baptist
Nebo, NC

Morganton Seventh Day Adventist
Morganton, NC

Pine Branch Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Pleasant Grove Church of the Brethren
Spruce Pine, NC

Plumtree Presbyterian
Plumtree, NC

Roan Mtn. Missionary
Bakersville, NC

Spruce Pine
United Methodist Church

Spruce Pine, NC

St. Lucien Catholic
Spruce Pine, NC

The Bridge
Spruce Pine, NC

West Burnsville Baptist
Burnsville, NC


Altapass Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Banner Elk United 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

Faith Fellowship
Micaville, NC

First Advent Christian
Morganton, NC

First Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Grassy Creek Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Horizon Church
Morganton, NC

J.C. Shoaf
Valdese, NC

 

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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

Mike Brown Ford/Subaru
Spruce Pine, NC

Spruce Pine Chevrolet
Spruce Pine, NC

Auto Supply

John's Precision Automotive
Marion, NC

Auto Tires

Phil's Tires
Burnsville, NC

Spruce Pine Tire
Spruce Pine, NC

Beauty Salons

Rumors
Marion, NC

Building Supply

Summit Building Supply
Burnsville, NC

Camping

Tom Johnson
Marion, NC

Chiropractic

Cruz Chiropractic
Burnsville, NC

Concrete Products

Explosive Supply
Spruce Pine, NC

CPA

Jamie Miller, CPA PLLC
Spruce Pine, NC

Dance Studio

Elevation Academy of Dance
Bakersville, NC

Dentist
Employment

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
Bakersville, NC

Equipment Repair

Superior Construction and Repair (SCAR)
Spruce Pine, NC

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Furniture

Buck Stove
Spruce Pine, NC

L & B Furniture
Marion, NC

People's Furniture
Spruce Pine, NC

Southwest Trading Company
Spruce Pine, NC

Groceries

Frisbee's Grocery
Old Fort, NC

Heating

Davis Godwin
Spruce Pine, NC

Health Care

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
Bakersville, NC

Carolina Home Care
Bakersville, NC

Marion Wellness
Marion, NC

Mission Health
Asheville, NC

Pruitt Health Care
Avery, Mitchell & Yancey Counties

Psalms/Solid Rock Family Medicine
Morganton, NC

Housing

Clayton Homes
Morganton, NC

Inns

Inn at Glen Alpine
Glen Alpine, NC

Insurance

Andrews & Andrews
Newland, NC

Chad Toney State Farm
Marion, NC

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

Miller Insurance Group
Spruce Pine, NC

Mitchell County
Farm Bureau

Bakersville & Spruce Pine, NC

Premier Insurance
Marion, NC

Landscaping

Harding Landscape
Spruce Pine, NC

Mulch

McClure Construction
Spruce Pine, NC

Paving Contractors
Pharmacies

Bakersville Pharmacy
Bakersville, NC

Prescription Pad
Burnsville, NC

Plumbing/Heating

Burleson Plumbing
Spruce Pine, NC

Political

Darla Harding
Spruce Pine, NC

Larry McKinney
Spruce Pine, NC

Pool Service

Backyard Creations
Marion, NC

Ken Ray Pools
Morganton, NC

Realtors

Tree House Mountain Realty
Spruce Pine, NC

Whitson Realty
Marion, NC

Recreational Vehicles

High Country Polaris
Newland, NC

Rehabilitation/Nursing

Brian Center
Spruce Pine, NC

Restaurants

Abele's
Morganton, NC

Bantam Chef
Marion, NC

Bubba's Good Eats
Burnsville, NC

DT's Blue Ridge Java
Spruce Pine, NC

Ole Barn Restaurant
Johnson City, TN

Switzerland Inn
Little Switzerland, NC

Western Sizzlin'
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC

Retail

Grassy Creek Clothing
Spruce Pine, NC

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

 

Retirement
School
Stone Supply
Transportation
Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service
Spruce Pine, NC