November 2015: Glorious Autumn Days

October, 2015 IssueIt’s been a glorious autumn. The rich colors of the trees and warm, beautiful days combined with cool nights remind us of the greater One who is Lord of all.

In this month’s BRCN, you will learn about how the Baptist Children’s homes help rescue those in need. Avery County students have helped flood victims in South Carolina. Congressman Mark Meadows has been honored for his work, and Burke County Schools have received a grant to help students.

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Boys Rescued and Leave Worries Behind

Jonathan and Thomas

Kathy and Craig could never predict when the phone might ring. Inevitably, a call would come. On the other end of the line was their grandsons' father, a single dad who not only stuggled to care for his boys, Jonathan and Thomas, but struggled to care for himself.
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Avery Students Help SC Flood Victims

Avery students load water
Students from Newland Elementary School pitched-in to help disaster victims in the recent South Carolina flooding event. The children delivered bottled water, peanut butter and diapers to a trailer provided by Pittman Trucking to be taken to our neighbors in South Carolina.  The Avery Rotary Club, Avery County Schools and Pittman Trucking joined forces to provide the supplies for flood victims.

Meadows Honored

Congressman Mark Meadows

Grassroots Tea Party activism organization, Freedomworks, named Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) it’s Congressman of the Month for his role in bringing about a change in leadership in the House of Representatives.
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Burke Schools Receive Grant

Photo of educators learning about the grant
Burke County Public Schools recently received two grants that will help fund mental health initiatives. One is a $25,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to recommend a plan of action to improve mental and behavioral health services for youth and their families; another is from the American Psychiatric Foundation to train staff members on the warning signs of mental illness.
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8th Farm City Banquet

Doug HarrellA large and enthusiastic crowd gathered on October 1st to celebrate another blessed year for Mitchell County agriculture. Ms. Annie Baggett, Agritourism Marketing Specialist for the NC Department of Agriculture, was the keynote speaker. She shared with attendees ways to grow and benefit their farms through agritourism. Predictably, famers, their families and friends enjoyed a fresh, home-cooked meal, prepared by local folks and served by the Farm Bureau Ladies Committee.
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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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Jonathan's Used Appliances
Spruce Pine, NC


Audio/Video Enterprises
Morganton, NC

Auto Dealers

Buchanan & Young

Crossroads Ford

John Greene Chrysler

Mike Brown Ford/Subaru
Spruce Pine, NC

Auto Oil Change

Express Lube
Morganton, NC

Auto Supply

John's Precision Automotive
Marion, NC

Auto Tires

Spruce Pine Tire
Spruce Pine, NC

Beauty Salons

Marion, NC


Cruz Chiropractic
Burnsville, NC

Concrete Products

Explosive Supply
Spruce Pine, NC


Jamie Miller, CPA PLLC
Spruce Pine, NC

Equipment Repair

Superior Construction and Repair (SCAR)
Spruce Pine, NC


Crossnore School
Crossnore, NC



Buck Stove
Spruce Pine, NC

L & B Furniture
Marion, NC

People's Furniture
Spruce Pine, NC

Southwest Trading Co.
Spruce Pine, NC

Hearing Aids

Miracle Ear
Marion & Morganton, NC

Heating & Cooling

Davis Godwin
Spruce Pine, NC

Health Care

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic
Bakersville, NC

Carolina Home Care
Bakersville, NC

Mission Health
Asheville, NC

Pruitt Health Care
Avery, Mitchell & Yancey Counties


Clayton Homes
Morganton, NC


Andrews & Andrews
Newland, NC

Eben Concepts
Spruce Pine, 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


Harding Landscape
Spruce Pine, NC


Inn at Glen Alpine
Glen Alpine, NC


Bakersville Pharmacy
Bakersville, NC

Prescription Pad
Burnsville, NC


Burleson Plumbing & Heating
Spruce Pine, NC

Pool Service

Ken Ray Pools
Morganton, NC


Tree House Mountain Realty
Spruce Pine, NC

Whitson Realty
Marion, NC

Recreational Vehicles

High Country Polaris
Newland, NC


Brian Center
Spruce Pine, NC


Morganton, NC

Bantam Chef
Marion, NC

Bubba's Good Eats
Burnsville, NC

Western Sizzlin'
Burnsville & Spruce Pine, NC


Grassy Creek Clothing
Spruce Pine, NC

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

Spruce Pine, NC

Sporting Goods
Cooper Trading
Burnsville, NC
Tree Service

Ray's Tree Service
Spruce Pine, NC


YMCA of Avery
Avery County, NC