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In Yancey Times Journal Sept. 24, 2014


Man dies of injuries sustained in camper fire

A man who suffered burns to 90 percent of his body when gasoline he was putting in a model airplane caught fire last Thursday, Sept. 18, died from his injuries on Friday in the burn unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.


Suspicious vehicle report yields drug, weapons charges

Four McDowell County residents were arrested on multiple charges Monday morning after officers with the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle and people around a residence on Lickskillet Road.


Old Timey Fall Festival in Burnsville Saturday

Grab your lawn chairs or blankets, load up the kids and neighbors, and come to Burnsville for a fun family day at the Old Timey Fall Festival on the Town Square from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Celebrate mountain traditions with exhibitors, heritage craft demonstrations, music and dancing, Civil War re-enactors camp, food, games for kids and a woolly worm race, antique tractor and car parade, and more. Farmers Market will be in front of NuWray Inn. Cash prize drawings.


Music in the Mountains Folk Festival at Town Center

The 29th Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Music Festival takes place at the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, Sept.27, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Dedicated to the preservation of mountain music and culture, the festival includes bluegrass and traditional music, ballad singers, storytellers, and dancing. Food by Switzerland Café. Admission $14 adults, $12 for students and seniors. Buy ticket in advance and save $2 on ticket at Burnsville or Spruce Pine TRAC Galleries. Call 682-7215.



*Parkway Playhouse presents the final three performances of Shakespeare’s enduring rowdy and romantic comedy classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Sept. 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. For information or tickets, see parkwayplayhouse.com or call 682-4285.

*Old Timey Fall Festival sponsored by Yancey History Association Saturday, Sept. 27, on Town Square from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

*Music in the Mountain Folk Festival at Burnsville Town Center, premiere event showcasing mountain music, dance and storytelling from 5:30-9 p.m. Call 682-7215 for information.

*Reception at TRAC Gallery in Burnsville Friday, Sept. 26 for opening Billie Ruth (nationally known basket maker) and Doug Sudduth show “Fiber Optics” basketry and photography from 5-7 p.m. West Main off Town Square. Call 682-7215.

*The Design Gallery new exhibit opens with public reception for the artists Friday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., “The Moon Up Above” featuring work by Ana Demertzis and Barbara Kahn, from Sept. 27 – Nov. 8. Gallery has work by local and regional artists. South Main across from Town Center, 678-9869 or the-design-gallery.com.

*Burnsville Wine hosts a free wine tasting with Trinity Oaks on Friday, Sept. 26, from 4-7 p.m. at 525 W. Main. Call 682-3456.

*Empty Bowls fundraiser benefits Dig In! Yancey Community Garden on Friday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church on North Main off Town Square. $25 donation supports local food programs for needy.

*Kirkwood’s Café presents the Rockabillys performing rock/swing/country on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 7-9 with $5 cover. Call 678-9362 for reservations. Thursday Songwriter’s Gathering 6-9 p.m. Open mic Fridays 7-9, Friday noon-2 live bluegrass/traditional music. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffet 10:30-2. 114 E. Main in Burnsville.

*Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center annual Barbecue at the Barn on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 4-7 p.m. pony rides from 4-5 p.m. for small children, food, and games. Tickets at Banks Jewelers or call 675-5814 or 675-5630 for reservations. $20 adults, $10 kids 5 to 12, under 5 free.

*Storyteller Donna Will performs at Yancey Library on Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. Free but donations accepted for Friends of the Library. Call 682-2600 for more info.

*“The Road to Morocco” photography slide show & presentation Through the Lens of H. Allen Benowitz, free event Thursday, Oct. 2, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Yancey County Public Library on School Circle across from Parkway Playhouse.

*Burnsville Little Theatre presents “Mark Twain Tonight” with Bob Wilson on Oct. 3, 4 and 5 as a tribute to actor, director, teacher Elizabeth Westall at Parkway Playhouse. Fri. & Sat. shows at 7 p.m. and Sun. at 5 p.m. Tickets at the door. Call 682-2609.

*Yancey Theatre features the latest movies. All seats $5. Call 678-3322 for feature showing, times and dates.

*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.

*Yancey County’s Dream Home Tour is Oct. 11, sponsored by Mayland Community College Foundation, to raise funds for scholarships for Yancey students. Get tickets at maylandfoundation.org, or call 828-766-1233, and in person at Mayland Foundation office in Spruce Pine, OOAK Gallery in Micaville, Ye Olde Country Store, Yancey County Chamber of Commerce, and A Touch of Cass. Tickets are $30 per person through Sept. 30; $40 from Oct. 1 through the tour date.

*Antique Quilt Show at Rush Ray Museum of Yancey History dating from 1700s to the 1950s. Visit YHA office at 3 Academy Street in Burnsville from 10-4 p.m. Mon-Sat. Museum admission: adults $3, members and children under 12 - free. For more info or to book a group tour call 678-9587.

*Yancey Farmers Market's every Saturday, 8:30 –12:30 behind Burnsville Town Center, huge variety of local produce, chicken, pork and beef, eggs, goat cheese, baked goods, plants, crafts and much more. On town square this weekend.

*Mica Gallery in Bakersville, work by artist/photographer Dana Moore through Nov. 14 with reception Oct. 4 from 5-8 p.m. Call 828-688-6422, micagallery.com or Facebook.

*Skating at Riverside Roller Rink on Saturdays, from 7-11 p.m. Available Mon-Fri for private parties. Questions, call 682-2651.

*Free ukulele jam every Monday at The Music Box on West Main from 12:30 – 1:30. Bring your ukulele and a chair and join the fun. Call 678-9596 for more information.

*OOAK Gallery features fine, folk, funky art and crafts in historic country store at 573 Micaville Loop 4 miles east of Burnsville off Hwy 19. Tues-Sat 10-5:30, Sun. noon-4. Call 675-0690.

*Toe River Crafts 40th season as an artists’ cooperative for some of the region’s best. Located at 6274 Highway 80 South, 7 miles south of Micaville.

*Off the Beaten Path a cozy, inviting bookstore and antique shop located downstairs at 19 W. Main in Burnsville.

*TRAC’s Spruce Pine Gallery is located at 269 Oak Avenue.

*Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville. Call 828-688-3599 or see crimsonlaurelgallery.com.

*The Penland Gallery and Visitors Center on Penland School campus. Call 828-765-6211 or penland.org/gallery.

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