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Winterfest in Burnsville
Winterfest comes to Burnsville this weekend with Santa arriving to greet children at the Town Center on Friday, Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. then on Saturday at 3 p.m., the annual Christmas Parade rolls through town, all sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Other activities include Nonprofit Day at the Town Center from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Yancey Farmers Market in Area C of the Town Center from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and TRAC’s Holiday Studio Tour on Dec. 7, 8 and 9. And of course, there will be some great shopping in the town and county throughout the weekend.
In the Yancey Times Journal Dec. 4, 2013
New mayor and council members take office
District Court Judge Warren Hughes administered the oath of office to Burnsville’s first woman mayor, Theresa Coletta, and re-elected council members Ron Powell and Ruth Banks at a ceremony Monday evening at Town Hall. This is the second term for Powell and the fourth for Banks.
Yancey’s economic ranking could hurt efforts
Yancey has moved from a Tier 1 ranking as among the most economically distressed counties in the state to a Tier 2 ranking, making it less likely to receive certain economic development help from the state. N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced the county tier designations for 2014 last week.
Yancey Fund grant for TRAC apprentice program
A $20,000 grant from the Yancey Fund in conjunction with the Community Foundation of WNC will allow Toe River Arts Council to target up to 10 men and women who have little or no income for apprenticeships. They will leave the program with a basic knowledge of business as it relates to the arts and crafts and be able to effectively connect with a growing industry in the region.
More than 40 new laws now in effect in N.C.
More than 40 new North Carolina laws took effect on Dec. 1, 2013 as a result of action by the state legislature. Many of the laws focus on punishments surrounding adults who abuse children, new abortion regulations, and gun laws.
New reporting requirements for scrap vehicles
To reduce the number of vehicles that are stolen and then sold for parts or crushed, N.C. has enacted tougher laws that will require salvage yards and recyclers to verify vehicle information with the NCDMV prior to scraping vehicles or selling parts. The system will allow metals recyclers and salvage yards to verify whether a vehicle brought to them without a title and more than 10 model years old has been reported stolen prior to purchase.
TRAC Holiday Studio Tour Dec. 6-8
To go on the free, self-guided tour all, you need is the comprehensive 44-page guide, which you can pick up at the Burnsville or Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery or at stores and businesses in the area. Call 682-7215 or see toeriverarts.org.
ENTERTAINMENT AND THINGS TO DO
*Hunger Games at Yancey Theatre - Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues at Yancey Theatre. Call info line at 678-3322 for movies and show times or see yancey-theatre.com. All seats $5.
* Michael Reno Harrell will perform a special concert on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Arts Resource Center to kick off the Holiday Studio Tour. Call 682-7215
*Mary Jane’s Café presents music by Ash Devine on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 7-9 with a $5 cover. Call 678-9362 for reservations. Wednesday (Dec. 4) Pete McWhirter & Smokey Joe Peoples (no cover). Friday is open mic night, Friday lunch music noon-2 by Typical Mountain Boys. Piano Open Mic Night Thursdays except Trivia Night on third Thursday. Dinner Wed-Sat 5-9. Great food, beer and wine. 114 E. Main.
*Burnsville Wine hosts its last wine tasting for this year on Friday Dec. 6, from 4-7, featuring a Sparkling, Syrah and Riesling. Then on Saturday, Dec.7, stop by for hot mulled wine from 2-6. 525 W. Main, next to TD Bank. 682-3456.
*Annual Holiday Studio Tour sponsored by Toe River Arts Council in Mitchell and Yancey counties, Dec. 6-8, Pick up tour guide at TRAC galleries and many local businesses. See toeriverarts.org or call 682-7215.
*Burnsville TRAC Gallery presents Yancey County Potters exhibition featuring the work of 15 local potters through Dec 9. Stop by during TRAC’s Studio Tour this weekend Dec. 6-8. Call 692-7215.
*The Design Gallery hosts a book signing at 7 S. Main Street in Burnsville for Sue Wasserman on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10-6 p.m. Call 678-9869.
*Toe River Crafts cooperative shop offers fine crafts by WNC artists. Hwy. 80-South at Celo.
*OOAK Gallery features fine, folk and funky art and crafts in historic country store at 573 Micaville Loop four miles east of Burnsville off Hwy 19. Tues-Sat 10-5:30, Sun. noon-4. Call 675-0690.
*Mica Gallery fine crafts in Bakersville presents fiber fashions by Edwina Bringle, Liz Spear and Kathy Faille Dec. 6-8 during the TRAC Tour. See micagallerync.com.
*Parkway Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol, a musical adaptation of the holiday classic, returns for three performances on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m.
*Burnsville Little Theatre will take you on a stroll down memory lane this holiday season when they present “A Christmas Past” with three Christmas stories from TV’s golden years at the Town Center Dec. 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10 adults, $5 students.
*Young's Mountain Music presents live traditional, bluegrass and country music in a family-friendly setting every Saturday night off Hwy 19E at Mitchell/Yancey line. Call 675-4790 or 675-4365.
*Farmers Market behind Town Center on Saturdays will be open thru mid-December indoors at Area C of the Town Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
*YHS Barkin’ Basement will hold its first sale date on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Burnsville Plaza Shopping Center between Fred’s and Go Grocery.
*Skating at Riverside Roller Rink on Saturdays, from 7-11 p.m. Available M-F for private parties. Questions, call 682-2651.
* Mountain Memories paintings. Stop by and view the paintings. South Main across from Town Center.
*Off the Beaten Path books and antiques shop at 19 W. Main in Burnsville, downstairs below The Grapevine and Yummi Yarns.