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NC Forest Service meeting March 11 at Town Center
to discuss forest management, and outdoor burning laws
The NC Forest Service will hold a community meeting at Burnsville Town Center on Tuesday, March 11, at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. If you are a forest landowner, a homeowner, or interested in knowing more about outdoor burning laws and you live in the Yancey County area, then this community meeting may be of interest to you. Forest rangers with the NC Forest Service will discuss the benefits of good forest management and developing a Forest Stewardship Plan, how to be fire-wise, and outdoor burning laws.
In Yancey Times Journal March 5, 2014
Broadband installation phase approved,
county technology center opens on Friday
Country Cablevision received the go-ahead from Washington last week to start installation for residential and business customers who want high-speed broadband service. The official announcement of the final stage of the broadband project will be made this Friday at 2 p.m. at the former Yancey Library building on Town Square. The county, in conjunction with Country Cablevision, is transforming the building into a technology center where the public will have free access to high-speed Internet (bring your own laptop or other devices). The center will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. with Saturday hours to be announced. The public is encouraged to attend to this event.
MLK Jr. celebration: today’s policies in NC
and looking back at school integration in Yancey
Remembering the struggles of those who fought for the integration of Yancey County’s Schools in the late 1950s was one of the highlights of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration held in Burnsville on Feb. 23 with more than 100 people attending. In addition to local speakers, the crowd heard from keynote speaker Rev. Curtis Gatewood, community organizer for the North Carolina NAACP.
Registered sex offenders arrested
The Yancey Sheriff’s Office arrested two registered sex offenders. John Abner Rozelle, 63, was charged with six counts of taking indecent liberties with a child (age six) and one count of indecent exposure. In a separate arrest, Ivan Dario Roldan was charged with failing to register as a sex offender, a felony, after moving from Florida to Yancey County.
ENTERTAINMENT AND THINGS TO DO
*The Boxcars perform at Burnsville Town Center this Friday, March 7, at 7:30, tickets $15. Grammy-nominated and IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year three years in a row, with 10-time Mandolin Player of the Year Adam Steffey.
*Kirkwood’s Café presents Steve Cercone on Saturday, March 8, from 7-9 with a $5 cover. Call 678-9362 for reservations. Open Mic Night every Friday, and Friday lunch music noon-2 by Typical Mountain Boys. Dinner Thurs-Sat 5-9. Thursday is game night, play darts or bring cards and board games and friends. 114 E. Main in Burnsville.
*Young's Mountain Music offers 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.
*Burnsville Wine invites the public to a free wine tasting with assorted salami, olives and cheese, crudite pickles, focaccia, seafood rice salad, tortellini skewers and Italian dessert cakes from 4-7 p.m. Located at 525 West Main. Park in back or at bank. Call 682-3456.
*Mountain Heritage The Symphonic Band performs on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Burnsville Town Center. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students, finger foods will be provided. On March 18 at 7:30 p.m., the Advanced Choral Ensemble performs at First Baptist Church (on the square). Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item that will be donated to Reconciliation House.
*St. Patrick’s Day event at The Pizza Shop in Spruce Pine on Saturday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. by the Fund for Mitchell County featuring music, food, a silent auction, children’s activities, and a chance to win a grand prize.
*Burnsville TRAC Gallery features a showcase of work by Yancey County students. This gallery and retail shop features work of local artists, located at W. Main off Town Square. Call 692-7215.
*Yancey Theatre - Call info line at 678-3322 for movies and show times. All seats $5.
*Skating at Riverside Roller Rink on Saturdays, from 7-11 p.m. Available Mon-Fri for private parties. Questions, call 682-2651.
*The Design Gallery South Main across from Town Center. 678-9869 or the-design-gallery.com.
*Off the Beaten Path books and antiques shop at 19 W. Main in Burnsville, downstairs below The Grapevine and Yummi Yarns.
*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 gallery in Bakersville. micagallerync.com.