February, 2015:
Celebrating God's Love

February, 2015 IssueThese cold February days are a good time to learn the good news going on in our region! In this month's BRCN, meet the Burke County Principal of the Year, find out about a unique project between McDwoell Hospice and high school students, and learn more about a prison ministry taking place at Avery/Mitchell Correctional Facility.

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Mace is Principal of the Year

Burke Principal of the Year Shane Mace

East Burke Middle School Principal Shane Mace has been named the Northwest Region 7 Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for 2015. Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Larry Putnam and other school system officials surprised Mace with the announcement during a school-wide assembly at East Burke Middle School.
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VMcDowell High Student Signs Pleadge

Before I Die I Want To ____

Hospice of McDowell was invited to participate at a Volunteer Fair for McDowell High School Students in early November. While we are always pleased to educate others about our services, presenting hospice care to high school students posed an interesting challenge. How could we capture their attention?
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Taking Jesus' Word and Love
to our Local Prison

Basketball

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
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Down on the Funny Farm

Doug HarrellI am always amazed by the notoriety arising from my adventures at Harrell Hill Farms. Wherever I roam folks point, gawk and question my veracity, wondering aloud if Farmer Clint’s mishaps are factual. Seeking a quiet meal at Western Sizzlin’ I hear, “Hey, I know you! Did you really plow someone’s yard?” … How embarrassing! At a local church the lady says, “Be careful of those ‘killer groundhogs’! …My manhood is ridiculed. On Facebook a friend suggests, “Harrell Hillians beware…it is springtime and Farmer Clint soon will be mounting the John Deere!” …I’d like to see him crawl out of the river only to be assaulted by snakes on all sides! … I can’t even escape at Wal-Mart, “Seen any coyotes, oops I mean yorkies, lately?”…When will it end?

As I reminisce about my agricultural prowess I am amazed that one man could survive so many near-death experiences on the farm. There are nights I awaken, terrified of “what might have been,” always thankful for God’s protective covering.

I learned much during my brief stint – 6 months – at Harrell Hill Farms. Many of the lessons were painful; all were hysterical – at least to me!
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  • Area Churches
  • Area Ministries

Horizon Church
Morganton, NC

Laurel Hill Baptist
Nebo, 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

West Burnsville Baptist
Burnsville, NC


Altapass Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Banner Elk United Methodist
Banner Elk, NC

Bear Creek Baptist
Bakersville, 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

First Advent Christian
Morganton, NC

First Baptist
Spruce Pine, NC

Grassy Creek Baptist
Spruce Pine, 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 Parts

B & J Auto Supply
Bakersville, NC

Auto Tires

Spruce Pine Tire
Spruce Pine, NC

Bookstore

Dellinger's
Spruce Pine, 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

Dentist
Equipment Repair

Superior Construction and Repair (SCAR)
Spruce Pine, NC

Events

Burkemont Baptist
Morganton, NC

High Pastures
Burnsville, NC

The Market on Oak
Spruce Pine, NC

Morganton CoMMA
Morganton, NC

 

Foster Parents

McDowell DSS
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

Health Care

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
Bakersville, NC

Carolina Homw Care
Bakersville, NC

Marion Wellness
Marion, NC

Mission Health
Asheville, NC

Solid Rock Family Medicine
Morganton, NC

Hearing Aids

Marion Hearing Center
Marion, NC

Homes for Sale

John Keen Enterprises
Spruce Pine, NC

Housing

Clayton Homes
Morganton, NC

Insurance

Andrews & Andrews
Newland, NC

Chad Toney State Farm
Marion, NC

Eben Insurance
Spruce Pine, NC

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

McDaniel Insurance Agency
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

Realtors

Whitson Realty
Marion, NC

Rehabilitation/Nursing

Brian Center
Spruce Pine, NC

Restaurants

Abele's
Morganton, NC

Bantam Chef
Marion, NC

Bubba's Good Eats
Burnsville, NC

Western Sizzlin'
Spruce Pine, NC

Retail

Crossnore School
Crossnore, NC

Grassy Creek Clothing
Spruce Pine, NC

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

 

Retirement
Tax Preparation

H & R Block
Various Locations

Jackson Hewitt
Various Locations

Transportation
Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service
Spruce Pine, NC