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August 2019:

Doomed to Failure?

The August BRCN features a discussion by Jim Huskins of Obedient Heart Fellowship about "Replacement Theology," the concept that we as Christians are doomed to failure because God gave us impossible standards to live up to. We also feature articles by Dr. James Dobson on a visit to the U.S./Mexican border that he recently made, an interesting look at The Value of Broken Things by David Valls and of course, we feature our regular columnists along with the famous "Funny Farm" series. 

It is always our our mission to bring The Good News to you through stories in the paper (which you can download as a PDF to read using the green button) and additional content here on our website. We post stories regularly throughout the month, plus we now maintain a calendar of events listing items throughout the region that you will find interesting. Check the site regularly for updated information about our area and to be uplifted by the stories others share through us. 

Remember you can also pick up a printed copy for free in many locations. A list of where they are available is here.

We always welcome story ideas or events to list.

As always, we thank you for reading the Blue Ridge Christian News and visiting us here online!

What’s Happening...

Here are upcoming events in our region. If you have something to add to our calendar, please fill out our Contact Us form and we’ll get it on the list.

Sep
22
Sun
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack / Rockabillys @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: Randy Flack:  A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life.

3pm: Rockabillys:  A good time dance band and native North Carolina mountain boys, they play the classics – country, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s rock and roll, and Americana.

FREE

Parkway Playhouse presents “Dark of the Moon” @ Parkway Playhouse
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This perennial favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of “Barbara Allen.” Set in the Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange “witch boy” who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she remain true to him.

Jazz Concert – Brian Turner & Debbie Phillips
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Regional favorites, Brian Turner on piano, and vocalist, Debbie Phillips will team up for a concert of Classic Jazz Favorites at the Burnsville Town Center on Sunday, September 22 at 7 pm. Donations are appreciated in lieu of tickets. Everyone is welcome! Come as you are…

Sep
26
Thu
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 26 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life.  FREE

Celebrate Recovery – Bear Creek Baptist Church @ Bear Creek Baptist Church
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
27
Fri
The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 27 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

A talented young local singer and guitarist from Spruce Pine, whose repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music.  His captivating voice and guitar styles immediately engage the audience and leave them wanting more.  FREE

Parkway Playhouse presents “Dark of the Moon” @ Parkway Playhouse
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This perennial favorite is based on the haunting folk ballad of “Barbara Allen.” Set in the Smoky Mountains, it recounts the story of John, a strange “witch boy” who upon first beholding the beautiful Barbara Allen immediately falls in love. He is given human form to woo and marry her on the condition that she remain true to him.

Sep
28
Sat
Old Timey Fall Festival @ Burnsville Town Square
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The OLD TIMEY FALL FESTIVAL is held on September 28th, 2019 in Burnsville, NC. On Burnsville’s beautiful Town Square, this is a good old fashioned, “Old Timey” local Festival.  This annual event is used to invite heritage-crafters to come out and demonstrate the old timey methods of producing their crafts.  Antique tractors and cars are on display along with the local Farmer’s Market.  Music for all ages, food, and rides and games for the kids are all part of this fun, family-friendly day.

www.oldtimeyfallfestival.com  

828-682-7413

The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: The Grass Catchers:  Enjoy their “catchy” renditions of this Orchard favorite group.

3pm: Tom Sparks:  An all-time Orchard favorite.

FREE

2nd Annual No Place Like Home BeerFest @ Homeplace Beer Company
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Homeplace Beer Company and TRACTOR Food & Farms are excited to announce the second annual No Place Like Homeplace Beer Fest on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Showcasing innovators of brewing in the region, 19 breweries and cideries will be serving in the courtyard of the historic Nu Wray Inn and on South Main Street. You will recognize established regional favorites and up-and-coming brands. This fest celebrates the distinct resources and ingredients in our area, and invites people to savor the beautiful countryside of Yancey County and our humble town. In addition to the brews, you will enjoy great food vendors and live music!

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