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Welcome ............................................... 4

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Community Profile ............................... 5 Arts, Crafts & Living Treasures ........... 7

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Health Care ........................................ 10 Outdoor Recreation ............................ 12

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ABOUT This book is published by CommunityLink and distributed through the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce. For advertising information or questions or comments about this book contact CommunityLink at (800) 455-5600 or by e-mail at info@communitylink.com FOR INFORMATION Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce, 167 Locust St., Spruce Pine, NC 28777, (828) 765-9033, Fax (828) 765-9034, www.mitchell-county.com

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WELCOME

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ver many years, Mitchell County has grown to be one of the major cultural centers in Western North Carolina. We enjoy not only the presence of the state’s most dynamic and impressive scenery, but also the knowledge that we encompass and display the entire heritage that has shaped our region. Mitchell County’s reputation for scenery is known worldwide. We are home to Roan Mountain, which includes the largest display of blooming native rhododendrons in the world. We are also a major stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Year-round, people from all over the world come to view this incredible vista, but no other time is more impressive than during our annual display of fall colors. Every ridge and tree is dressed in the most spectacular colors, giving visitors an experience like none other. Here in Mitchell County, we are proud of our roots. We exemplify the qualities of patience, dedication and hard work on a daily basis. Our cultural background is not only something we cherish, but something we celebrate. Mitchell County is home to the world’s most famous craft school, Penland School of Crafts. Penland hosts 1,200 students per year on a facility covering 41 acres. The Artrain has visited Spruce Pine as one of only three stops in North Carolina on its nationwide tour. Also, Mitchell County hosts several annual festivals, including the North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival, the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival, the Heritage “Hillbilly” Festival, and two new festivals: Hammerin’ by the Toe and the Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival. Additionally, Mitchell County plays host to a yearly Revolutionary War re-enactment displaying the history of the Overmountain Victory Trail. We are also proud to be home to a wide variety of recreation. From hiking on the Appalachian Trail to rafting in the Nolichucky River, Mitchell County has it all. We even host several races annually. These include the Mineral City 5K, the Swiss Pine Triathlon and the new John E. Peterson Roan Mountain Climb, BIKECLIMB-4-LITERACY, to coincide with the Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival. Mitchell County also has many plans for future growth and development. We have recently gained the official title of “Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree,” which will bring opportunities for growth to the county in this cottage industry. Also, through Mitchell County’s recent designation as a “21st Century County,” we have developed a new marketing plan for the county: “Hand Made Hospitality.” Further, Mitchell County is home to some of the world’s most recognized artists. From glassblowers, to weavers, to potters, Mitchell County has the best. Mitchell County is known worldwide for its Spruce Pine Mining District. This small, 25-mile-long by 10-mile-wide Mining District is an important ingredient for making products we use everyday. Feldspar, mica and quartz are predominantly mined in Mitchell County. Quartz is used in several critical process steps during the manufacturing of computer semi-conductors (chips). No other quartz in the world can match its purity. Not only does this district supply valuable minerals to the world, but it also provides jobs to many residents of Mitchell County. To our visitors, we hope that you decide to become a member of our Mitchell County community. We feel confident that you will find everything you could want in a new community. And to those who have already made Mitchell County their home, we would like to thank you for making Mitchell County a wonderful place to live. Shirley Hise Director, Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

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COMMUNITY PROFILE

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A Treasure Nestled in Ancient

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itchell County was formed in 1861 from Yancey, Watauga, Caldwell, Burke and McDowell counties and named in honor of Dr. Elisha Mitchell, a professor at the University of North Carolina. While exploring Mt. Mitchell (located in neighboring Yancey County), the highest peak east of the Mississippi, Mitchell fell and was killed. He was buried on top of the mountain. The county is bounded by the state of Tennessee and by Avery, McDowell and Yancey counties in North Carolina. Mitchell County is well-known for its scenery. It’s home to Roan Mountain, which is the largest naturally occurring rhododendron garden in the world. Bakersville pays homage to these blooms each June during the North Carolina Rhododendron Festival. The Blue Ridge Parkway skirts the southern sections of the county and features many places to stop and admire the beautiful scenery. Mitchell County is bounded by one of the oldest mountains in the world, Grandfather Mountain, located in adjoining Avery County. The North Toe River flows through the county and joins the South Toe at Toecane to form the Nolichucky River, one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the eastern United States. Mitchell County is also known for its rich trove of gems and minerals. The world-famous North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival, one of the oldest festivals

of its kind, is held in Spruce Pine each August. Rockhounds from around the world descend on the region to explore the vast treasures underground. Indeed, one of the main industries in the region is mining. Mitchell County is home to the famous Spruce Pine Mineral District, which has one of the richest distributions of gems and minerals to be found any place on earth. Feldspar, mica, quartz and other minerals are actively mined in Mitchell County. The manufacture of furniture has also been a traditional industry in Mitchell County for many years. Mitchell County is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Asheville, North Carolina, and 25 miles southeast of Johnson City, Tennessee. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the county’s total land area is 220 square miles. Bakersville, the county seat, has a population of nearly 500. The county’s largest town, Spruce Pine, is located in the southern part of the county and is home to nearly 2,500 residents. The mountain climate is perfect for many outdoor activities, including whitewater rafting, hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, picnicking, skiing and much more. We experience four glorious seasons here. Springtime in the mountains is magical. During the summer, temperatures remain in the mid 80s, with refreshing cool mountain breezes.

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The fall foliage offers picturesque views, warm days and cool nights. During the fall, local produce stands supply fruits and vegetables for residents and visitors to sample. The winters are relatively mild with moderate snowfall; most of the local ski resorts have excellent snowmaking equipment for the rare times that it’s needed. During the past five years, Mitchell County, “Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree,” has provided glass-blown ornaments from local artisans for the White House.

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ARTS, CRAFTS & LIVING TREASURES

Arts, Crafts & Living Treasures

A Rich Tapestry of Art

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itchell County is home to almost 100 professional artisans in studios and galleries showcasing glass, pottery, weavings and jewelry. Twice a year, the Toe River Arts Council sponsors studio tours, during which you can visit the artists in their working studio environments. The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) is a nonprofit membership organization serving over 300 studio artists from Mitchell and Yancey counties. TRAC supports regional, cultural, performing and creative arts. In addition to sponsoring educational and cultural events, TRAC also provides planning, research and fundraising for art projects. The TRAC Center is located in Spruce Pine and offers tour maps, photographs and a tour exhibition of participants’ work. Mitchell County is also proud to be the home of Penland School of Crafts. A national center for craft education, Penland was founded by Miss Lucy Morgan, a teacher at an Episcopalian school that once occupied several buildings that are still part of Penland. In 1923, Morgan organized the Penland Weavers, providing looms and materials to local women and marketing their hand-woven goods. Morgan invited guest instructors to teach weaving; when requests for instruction began to come from other parts of the country, Penland School was born. Soon after the first students arrived in 1929, other crafts were added, and the school began to raise funds, acquire property and construct buildings. Since that time, Penland has grown to encompass about 400 acres and 41 structures. Today, over 1,200 people come each year seeking instruction. The school offers one- and two-week classes in the summer and eight-week sessions in the spring and fall. The teacher structures each class, but most are a mix of demonstrations, lectures, individual studio work and field trips. Workshops include books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists’ residencies and educational outreach programs. Penland Gallery, located on the school grounds, attracts over 14,000 visitors each year. The gallery displays and sells work by Penland instructors, resident artists, students and neighbors. A knowledgeable staff provides information about craft processes, the school program, and the artists and studios in the area.

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Living Treasures

Among the area’s many artists are four individuals whose achievements have brought them special honor. Arval Woody, Billy Ruth Sudduth, Bea Hensley and Harvey Littleton have all been recognized by the state of North Carolina as “Living Treasures.”

Arval Woody – Chair Maker Carrying on a family tradition that began four generations ago, Arval Woody makes chairs that will last longer than a lifetime. The secret to the longevity of the chairs is simple — they’re crafted without glue or nails, just as Woody’s great-great-grandfather made them. This nationally and internationally known craftsman works out of his shop in Spruce Pine. In the shop, you’ll find one of the chairs his grandfather made 100 years ago — which proves that the chairs are built to last. Woody is inspired by the tradition of the family business and takes great pride in the quality of his family’s work. Today his chairs sell for $150 to $500, depending on the size and design. Among Woody’s designs are children’s rockers — President John F. Kennedy commissioned Woody to make two of the rockers for his children. When John Kennedy Jr.’s chair was sold at auction shortly before his death, it was purchased for $10,000. Woody uses both machinery that he has salvaged as well as some he has invented himself. One of his machines, which digs mortises for chair back slats, was built in 1882. Woody also uses self-made machines to center blocks of wood before they are turned on a lathe, to level chair legs and to sand chair parts. After Woody was profiled by Charles Kuralt on CBS, orders for his chairs skyrocketed, including one order from a woman from Germany. And on her next visit to the United States, she made a side trip to visit Woody’s shop.

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Billie Ruth Sudduth – Basket Maker A widely acclaimed basket maker, Billie Ruth Sudduth displays her works in many public and private collections, including the Smithsonian Institution’s Renwick Gallery; the Museum of Art and Design in New York; the Mint Museum of Art; the American Embassy in Naimey, Niger; Glaxo; and Bank of America. Sudduth’s baskets have also been exhibited in museums and galleries in Germany and Denmark. She was named a North Carolina Living Treasure in 1997, becoming the 10th resident and the first female to receive the award. Sudduth received a Niche Award in 1998 and a Smithsonian Craft Show Merit Award in 1997. She has also received an Individual Artist Grant, an Emerging Artist Grant and an Individual Visual Artist Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council. For five consecutive years, she has been selected by Early American Homes for its America’s 200 Best Craftsman directory. Sudduth’s baskets have been shown in many newspapers and magazines across the United States. CBS Sunday Morning, PBS, Voice of America and HGTV have also featured Sudduth and her baskets. Bea Hensley – Blacksmith Bea Hensley was born in 1919. The son of a Baptist preacher, Hensley grew up in Burnsville, North Carolina. Hensley began an apprenticeship with Daniel Boone VI when he was a young boy. Boone, a direct descendant of the famous frontiersman, helped Hensley become familiar with the anvil, the forge and other tools of the trade. From Boone, Hensley also learned the ancient “hammer language” once common among blacksmiths. Relying only on rapidly striking hammers to communicate, the smith and his striker give and carry out detailed forging instructions. Hensley believes that the version of hammer language he 8

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learned — and has passed on to his son — can be traced back to Daniel Boone and Boone’s English ancestors, who were blacksmiths. A tradition in the Boone family says that this language was used in the building of Solomon’s temple. In 1937, when Daniel Boone VI received an exclusive contract for restoration ironwork to be done in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, he built a new forge in Spruce Pine as his base of operations. After World War II, Hensley returned to the forge to help with the restoration work; it was Hensley who finished the job in the early 1950s. He bought the shop from Daniel Boone VI and went into ornamental ironwork full-time. During his 52 years of blacksmithing, Hensley often got up at 3 or 4 o’clock in the morning and worked until 9 at night. He spent some of that time teaching his son, Mike, in much the same way Daniel Boone VI trained him. Today, the Bea Hensley and Son Hand Forge remains a productive

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and creative arena for both men. The skill and artistry of their work — and unsolicited orders from as far away as Queensland, Australia — demonstrate how successfully father and son have used the traditional techniques of an ancient craft to create fine ornamental ironwork that will serve future generations. In 1995, the National Endowment for the Arts presented Bea Hensley with its highest honor, the National Heritage Fellowship Award.

Harvey K. Littleton – Glass Artist Harvey Littleton, called the “Father of the Studio Glass Movement,” didn’t start out as a glass artist. After completing his education, he embarked on a career as a potter. Littleton received recognition for his work as a ceramist in a national exhibition sponsored by the American Crafts Council and at the First International Exposition of ceramics in Cannes, France. In 1959, Littleton began to investigate the possibility of using glass as a medium; by 1960 he had melted glass and cold-worked lumps of cullet (broken or refuse glass usually added to new material to facilitate melting in making glass). In the summer of 1962 the Toledo Museum of Art invited Littleton to lead a glassblowing workshop. It was at that seminar that he introduced the idea that glass could be mixed and melted, blown, and worked in the studio by the artist. Up to that time, it was widely believed that glass objects could only be made in the highly structured, mass-produced world of the glass industry. That fall, Littleton, who had been employed since 1951 as a ceramics teacher at the University of Wisconsin, began to offer glassblowing classes through the university at his farm outside Madison, Wisconsin. In 1963, he established a graduate course and

glass studio at the University that attracted such well-known artists as Marvin Lipofsky and Dale Chihuly. Littleton retired from teaching in 1976 to devote his time fully to his craft. He moved to Spruce Pine, where he set up his glass studio and produced his most technically demanding and beautiful series of works: the sinuous “Lyrical Movement” and “Implied Movement” groups, “Descending” forms, and exuberant “Crowns” composed of multiple soaring arcs. Museum recognition for Littleton’s work is vast. He has held solo exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York. All the major art museums in the country, as well as the White House, have collected his work.

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Arval Woody, Billie Ruth Sudduth, Bea Hensley and Harvey Littleton have all been recognized by the state of North Carolina as “Living Treasures.”

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HEALTH CARE

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Health Care Bakersville Community Medical Clinic

Mitchell County offers high-quality health care from top-notch medical professionals at the Bakersville Community Medical Clinic. This three-building complex takes up an entire block in downtown Bakersville. With five physicians in its group, the Bakersville Clinic is the largest practice in a five-county area and one of the area’s largest employers. The medical staff offers a full spectrum of primary care and inpatient care at Spruce Pine Hospital, 20 minutes from Bakersville. The clinic serves as a teaching site for medical students and residents from the Mountain Area Health Scholars Program, sponsored by the Office of Rural Health. The First Commercial Bank Building, across the street from Bakersville Clinic, has been purchased and now houses The School and Family Health Center. Here, a pediatric dentist provides services in cooperation with the Spruce Pine Hospital and the Toe River Health District.

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Quality and Compassion Meet Spruce Pine Community Hospital

Spruce Pine Community Hospital is an 85-bed primary and secondary care facility. The hospital’s emergency department provides emergency care around the clock, with 24-hour physician and nurse coverage. Medical services include surgery; obstetrics; ear, nose and throat; dermatology; chemotherapy; critical care; hand care; laboratory; nutrition; podiatry; physical, aquatic, occupational and respiratory therapies; cardio/ pulmonary rehabilitation; radiographic imaging, including MRI and mobile X-ray; sleep disorders treatment; and urology. Spruce Pine Community Hospital has an outstanding medical staff. Over 96 percent of physicians on staff are board certified in their specialties.


Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2005, Spruce Pine Community Hospital is stepping up to the challenges of the community. Over the next three years the hospital plans to invest $21 million in the following: • A new CT scanner that allows radiologists to perform procedures like virtual colonoscopies • A new fixed-based MRI to replace the current mobile unit, giving patients access to this service 24 hours a day, seven days a week • Construction of a new critical access hospital/medical office building in Burnsville • Expansion of the Fitness and Rehabilitation Center in Burnsville, including the addition of a therapeutic pool, two exam rooms, a new aerobics room, an enlarged indoor track and exercise area, and two racquetball courts • Expansion and renovation of all clinical areas of the hospital by 2007, updating facilities that are 30 to 50 years old. This 65,000-square-foot project will bring new private rooms, larger chemotherapy and diagnostic imaging departments, new labor and delivery rooms, and a renovated laboratory. • An updated computer system that will improve patient safety by managing medical records, charts and medication orders electronically The Burnsville Fitness & Rehabilitation Center, operated by the hospital, is a modern facility with a highly trained staff of professionals, state-of-the-art equipment and spacious exercise areas. The center helps patients plan a wellness program that suits their lifestyles and needs. The center offers massage therapy, a whirlpool, free weights, aerobics and aqua-fitness.

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Other Services

For long-term skilled care, the Brian Center can accommodate 137 patients. Other services provided by the Brian Center include intermediate nursing home care and rehabilitation. Mitchell County’s community service agencies provide a variety of assistance to residents. Mountain Opportunity Center, located in Bakersville, provides daily programs for the adult handicapped. Mitchell County Senior Center provides daily activities and lunch for senior citizens and also operates the county’s Meals on Wheels program.

The Bakersville Community Medical Clinic is the largest practice in a five-county area and one of the area’s largest employers.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION

Outdoor Recreation Beautiful in any season, Roan Mountain attracts those looking for spectacular views.

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Exploring the Beauties of Nature

here are lots of places to explore in Mitchell County. If your interest lies outdoors, you can fill your days with beautiful and exciting adventures. Mitchell County is home to the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Roan Mountain, the Toe River, the Nolichucky River and dozens of walking trails along creeks full of native trout and breathtaking waterfalls. The Appalachian Trail is 2,155 miles long and runs from Maine to Georgia. A section of the trail runs through Mitchell County near Roan Mountain. From Carver’s Gap, the trail is 1.36 miles to the fork of the Appalachian Trail/Grassy Ridge Trail and another .57 miles to a 360-degree view atop a pile of boulders on Grassy Ridge. Beautiful in any season, Roan Mountain attracts those looking for spectacular views. The mountain is known for its large, natural rhododendron garden, which is celebrated each year at Bakersville’s NC Rhododendron Festival. It’s the perfect place for a scenic hike at any time of the year. Many consider Roan the most beautiful peak in the entire Appalachian Mountain Range. According to Dr. Elisha Mitchell, for whom the tallest peak in the range was named, it is the most spectacular of all the high mountains. The Cloudland Trail, a popular 1.2-mile hike ����������

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to the Roan High Bluff Overlook, is a major attraction. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers many picturesque trails. Crabtree Falls is a twomile hike featuring views of a 60-foot waterfall; it also offers picnic and camping opportunities. Chestoa View Trail offers an easy .63-mile loop hike to a majestic view. The Pinnacle of the Blue Ridge is a trail that begins near the Parkway at Toe River Gap, from which you can see mountain wildlife and views of the Black Mountain Range, the Craggies, Grandfather Mountain, Hawksbill, Table Rock and other wellknown landmarks. Mt. Mitchell is the highest peak east of the Mississippi River and offers short strolls and extensive hikes that feature spectacular views up to 70 miles away. There is also a museum near the summit, a concession stand and a seasonal restaurant. Whitewater rafting and canoeing are both highly popular sports in the region. The fun begins in the northwest corner of Mitchell County, where the Nolichucky River Gorge opens. The nine-mile, six-hour trip through the 750-foot-deep gorge offers Class III rapids, depending on water levels. Spruce Pine’s Riverside Park has public access ramps for canoeing.

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Grassy Creek Golf Course and Country Club is located on Highway 226. The golf course itself is a reflection of the mountains surrounding it. This 18-hole, semiprivate course offers small, fast, bent-grass greens that are meticulously maintained for golfers’ pleasure. Amenities include a driving range, pro shop, restaurant and clubhouse. Fitness and swimming activities are available at Pinebridge Center, an 80,000square-foot sports facility in Spruce Pine. This facility is open to members and to the public for a walk-in fee. Nautilus machines, free weights, a sauna, a year-round indoor pool, a whirlpool, a steam room and other recreational opportunities are available. Mitchell County is the perfect spot for hunting and fishing. Hunters are pleased to find deer, raccoon, small game, turkey and grouse. The many creeks, rivers and their tributaries, classified as native trout waters, offer excellent fishing holes. If you’re eager to catch muskie or small- and large-mouth bass, the North Toe is a great spot for your fishing adventure. Gem mining enthusiasts are drawn to the area to find treasure in the “Gem Mining Capital of the United States.” Many of the gem mines offer tourists of all ages the opportunity to find and take home a real mountain treasure.

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CULTURE & HERITAGE

Culture & Heritage Cherishing the Traditions of Rural Artisans Dellinger Grist Mill

Dellinger Grist Mill on Cane Creek (located in Hawk, just four miles east of Bakersville) was established by Reuben Dellinger in 1867. It has been in the Dellinger family for over 140 years and is now run by Reuben’s greatgrandson Jack Dellinger. Between 1997 and 2000, Jack restored the Grist Mill; it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998. At the mill, Jack grinds corn into cornmeal and grits, utilizing the same time-honored methods and machinery his ancestors used. The mill is operational every third week of the months of June through September and every day except Sundays in October and November. Tours and demonstrations are available when weather permits.

Storytelling

Storytelling plays a large role in most mountain cultures, and Mitchell County is no exception. Spruce Pine Main Street sponsors the Toe River Storytelling Festival each year. It’s a full day of storytelling held at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine. (See TRAC’s Annual Events, page 15.) You will also find storytelling at many other celebrations and festivals held throughout the year. Storytelling weekends (and weekdays by reservation) are held at the

Historic Orchard at Altapass on the Blue Ridge Parkway throughout the year.

Music

Like storytelling, mountain music is an elemental thread in the region’s cultural tapestry. Music can be found at most community and Toe River Arts Councilsponsored events, as well as at venues across the area, like The Orchard at Altapass. Every Saturday, the Orchard showcases country and bluegrass bands that proudly display their Appalachian roots. On Sundays, The Orchard hosts a variety of local music, including gospel, blues, ’50s rock, folk, show tunes, classical, country and bluegrass. The shows on Sunday are a blending of traditional mountain bands and more contemporary musicians who want to make this place their home. All of the music is provided at no cost to area residents and visitors. The core of the audience is regulars, divided among those whose families have been here for centuries, retirees who have relocated to the mountains after years of city living, and summer residents who come from all areas of the country. Music wouldn’t be complete without dancing. The styles of dancing here are as

The region’s apple orchards don’t just produce delicious fruit; they’re also sites for storytelling, music and dancing, as well as being sites to tour and take in the scenery.

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Apple Orchards

The region’s apple orchards don’t just produce delicious fruit; they’re also sites for storytelling, music and dancing, as well as being sites to tour and take in the scenery. At The Orchard at Altapass, you can enjoy mountain-grown apple products and purchase arts, gifts and more. You can purchase hand-picked apples or go into the orchards and pick your own.

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TRAC’s Annual Events • Studio Tours — Over 70 sites are featured in these selfguided tours held the second weekend in June and the first weekend in December • Spring Arts Festival — Arts, crafts and demonstrations, held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend on the Burnsville Town Square • Y’Art Sale — An art “yard sale” held at the TRAC Center in Spruce Pine • Fourth of July Celebration — Arts, crafts, music, dancing and games, all on the Burnsville Town Square • Toe River Storytelling Festival — TRAC co-sponsors this day full of storytelling at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine • TRAC’s Annual Art Auction — Over 150 lots of arts and crafts are donated and auctioned at the TRAC Center in Spruce Pine • Music in the Mountains Folk Festival — Dedicated to the preservation of mountain music and culture, this festival features old-time mountain music, clogging and storytelling and is held at the Toe River Campground on the third Saturday in September • Fall Celebration of the Arts — An exhibition/competition of fine arts and crafts from the region, held at the TRAC Center in Spruce Pine

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BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

Business & Industry Tapping the Resources of the Region Mining

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Other Industries

Another major industry in Mitchell County is furniture manufacturing. Ethan Allen employs almost 400 people from the county. Genesis Furniture, which opened at the end of 2005, will employ an additional 200 furniture workers. Tourism is a prime driving force in the area’s economy and continues to grow every year. Thousands of tourists flock to Mitchell

County to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the mountains and to attend the unique events we sponsor annually. Health services, government, the arts and retail round out the major opportunities for employment in Mitchell County.

Workforce Training

Mayland Community College, located in Spruce Pine, offers superb workforce training. Mayland offers many vocational, technical and business courses through its Occupational Extension. These courses can give workers additional skills or help upgrade their current skills and can assist area businesses and industries in meeting their manpower needs through specialized courses. Occupational upgrading courses are available in: • Business and management • Fire service • Health occupations • Law enforcement • Management and supervisory development • Technical and vocational skills

Over a three-year period, Mayland has funded nearly $1 million worth of employee training in the Tri-County area. These services were funded primarily by state money that Mayland has been awarded for business and industry training programs in Mitchell County. Focused Industrial Training (FIT) programs provide customized training and services for manufacturing industries. New and Expanding Industry Training (NEIT) provides customized training assistance in support of new, full-time production positions created in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties. NEIT training enhances the growth potential of area industries while preparing the area workforce with the skills essential for successful employment in emerging industries. Companies that create 12 or more new production jobs in excess of their previous three-year maximum level are eligible for assistance through the New and Expanding Industry Training Program.

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Incentive Packages for Business/Industry

Legislation can provide certain tax credits for new businesses locating in North Carolina, as well as for industries expanding operations in the state. Among available tax credits in North Carolina and/or Mitchell County are: • Jobs Creation Tax Credit — Jobs created by expansions will provide a tax credit to the company of $4,000 for each new job created above a threshold of five. • Investment Tax Credit — The investment tax credit equals 7 percent of the excess value of added machinery and/or equipment above a threshold of $100,000 in Mitchell County. • Worker Training Tax Credit — This credit is available to employers who invest in training for a minimum of five employees. Mitchell County features many financial incentive programs to assist new or expanding industries. Employee training services are available, as are low-interest loans and other financing assistance. The MAY Coalition plays a major role in providing essential support to startup businesses in the county. This organization not only gives business advice to entrepreneurs, but it also helps them as they arrange for financing for their ventures. The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission (EDC) and the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce are ready to help you with any business venture. They are here to help lay the solid groundwork for a strong and successful business. Specific information on ways these organizations can help can be obtained by calling (828) 765-9086 (EDC) or (828) 765-9033 (Chamber of Commerce).

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Mitchell County Schools are on the cutting edge of innovation and technology as they seek to prepare more than 2,200 students for the growing, complex demands facing them upon graduation. A staff of 230 teachers serves five elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Many of the teachers have advanced degrees and have earned honors for their teaching efforts. Mitchell High School, located in Bakersville, serves approximately 700 students in grades 9 through 12. More than 108 courses in 11 departments are offered, along with college preparatory classes and advanced placement courses. Mitchell High has many outstanding academic programs, including the SAT 1100+ Club, the awardwinning Science Olympiad team and an outstanding Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization. This past year, the Mitchell chapter of FBLA attended a conference in Greensboro, North Carolina; Mitchell students came away with scholarships, top honors in many events and the Chapter of the Year Award. The faculty and staff at Mitchell High are top-notch. Out of 45 teachers, 18 percent have advanced degrees, and four are nationally

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board certified. Nearly half of the staff has been employed by the school for over 10 years. The Mitchell High Mountaineers excel in many sports. Last fall, both the soccer and football teams made it to the first round of the state playoffs. Other sports and groups include basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, volleyball, track, softball, baseball, golf and band. Parents can also choose to enroll their children in one of the area’s private schools. There are Christian institutions that integrate spiritual development and academics, as well as non-religious-based schools. Home schooling has also become more prevalent in recent years.

Mayland Community College serves more than 8,000 people, including more than 20 percent of the adult population.

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Mayland Community College’s main campus is located in Spruce Pine. MCC serves more than 8,000 people, including more than 20 percent of the adult population within the service area, each year through educational programs. The college is chartered to serve Mitchell, Avery and Yancey counties (hence the name Mayland) and has been in service since 1971. Mayland has opened two satellite campuses: one in Yancey County in 2001 and one in Avery County in 2002. Mayland offers associate’s degrees in areas such as information systems, business administration, electronics engineering, cosmetology, horticulture, accounting and nursing. The curriculum also features auto body repair, basic law enforcement training, industrial maintenance, office systems technology, welding technology and truck driving training. The Small Business Center at Mayland can provide valuable information, training, counseling, and technical and managerial assistance to small businesses and eager entrepreneurs. These classes are offered at all three Mayland campuses.

This past year, the Mitchell chapter of FBLA attended a conference in Greensboro, North Carolina; Mitchell students came away with scholarships, top honors in many events and the Chapter of the Year Award.

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An elected board of five commissioners governs Mitchell County. This board manages essential business concerns and allocates funds for civic affairs. The county manager, who is appointed by the board, directs the general operations of the county. The county tax rate is $0.52 per $100 valuation. Fire district taxes are $0.035 to $0.07 per $100 valuation in unincorporated areas of the county. Mitchell County provides fire protection and currently has eight volunteer firefighters. Law enforcement is headed by the sheriff, an elected official.

Bakersville

The Town of Bakersville is governed by an elected mayor and three councilmen, who all serve two-year terms. Bakersville is the county seat and has served as the center of government since 1868. The tax rate for Bakersville is $0.49 per $100 valuation.

City services provided to residents of Bakersville include water/wastewater, police protection, garbage pickup, street maintenance/snow removal and streetlights.

Spruce Pine

Spruce Pine, the largest town in Mitchell County, was chartered in 1913. The town operates under a council-manager form of government. The Town Council consists of four members, who are elected for four-year staggered terms. The voting mayor is elected for a two-year term. Spruce Pine’s city tax rate is $0.43 per $100 valuation. The town of Spruce Pine provides the following services: water/wastewater, police protection, garbage/recycling/white goods/ brush pickup, street maintenance/snow removal and streetlights. For news, the Mitchell News-Journal, based in Spruce Pine, is the local newspaper. Also based here is local radio station WTOE. French Broad Electric and Progress Energy provide local utilities for the county. Telephone service is provided by Bell South, Verizon and U.S. Cellular.

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HOMES & REAL ESTATE

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Cares

Worship

Reminders of the Christian tradition and values that run deep in Mitchell County are visible in the many churches scattered across the area. There are nearly 100 churches here, representing all Christian denominations. The Mitchell County Ministerial Alliance seeks to unite people of all religious backgrounds. This interfaith group of ministers meets monthly to discuss issues facing their congregations and the community. An organization sponsored by many area churches is Shepherd’s Staff in Spruce Pine. This crisis ministry, which began in 1983, operates a food pantry and thrift store. Proceeds from the thrift store help provide monetary assistance to families to help pay bills, including rent, utilities and medical care. Shepherd’s Staff is open daily. The Pastor’s Conference of the Mitchell Baptist Association meets weekly and provides benevolent assistance to the county. This group does home repairs free of charge and often provides homeowners with building supplies. They also provide food and medicine for residents in need.

6781 Hwy. 19E Spruce Pine, NC 28777

766-8786 www.piedmontng.com

The Sign of Better Living

Community Service

Mitchell County SafePlace is an organization devoted to the prevention and elimination of domestic violence in Mitchell County. SafePlace provides both emergency and supportive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and abuse. SafePlace is open to donations from the public of many necessities, including cell phones, which can be reprogrammed to dial 911. Mitchell County is also home to a chapter of the United Way. The United Way of Mitchell County provides annual funding for approximately 30 nonprofit agencies that in turn provide various services in the areas of health and human services to residents of the county. The Special Olympics have also made a new home in Mitchell County. The Games are held annually throughout select western North Carolina counties, including Mitchell County, as well as in neighboring Avery and Yancey counties. In host years, Mitchell County usually chooses Mitchell High School as the site of the Games. Hospice of Mitchell County is another established community service organization. Hospice was designed to meet the needs of terminally ill residents of the county. It is a licensed Medicare and Medicaid home care provider in Mitchell County. Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to the county’s needy via food, clothing, prescription medicine assistance and other aid. The Thrift Shop at Shepherd’s Staff also sells used clothing and household goods at reduced prices to those in need.

Hand Made Hospitality

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• Eggs-treme Easter Egg Hunt: The largest in the tri-county area, with over 12,000 eggs to hunt at Brad Ragan Park in Spruce Pine

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

May

• Toe River Studio Tour Exhibition

June

• Toe River Studio Tour: Self-guided tour of over 75 studios in Mitchell and Yancey counties • Mountain Piecemakers Annual Quilt Show • NC Rhododendron Festival: A yearly festival held when the rhododendrons are in bloom, which includes an arts and crafts fair, a rhododendron pageant, Ducky Derby, 10K run, car show, and golf tournament • Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner

July

• Bakersville Fireworks Display • Spruce Pine Fireworks Display • Swiss Pine Triathlon: 2005 was the fourth year of the triathlon, which drew over 150 participants. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the race is part of the Endurance Series of triathlons. Participants come from all around the country to take part in this event, which is popular because of the cool mountain climate and the Blue Ridge Parkway scenery.

August

• North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival: Celebrating almost 50 years of opening nature’s treasure chest, this event, sponsored by the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce and held at the Pinebridge Coliseum, draws “rockhounds” from around the world. The retail show features real mine trips, gem faceting demonstrations and historic mining exhibits. There is also a show for wholesalers.

September

• Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival • Mineral City 5K Run/Fall Colors Walk & Heritage Festival • Overmountain Victory Celebration: An annual re-enactment of the battle that became known as the turning point in the Revolutionary War. The Overmountain Victory Trail Association Sponsors the “march” on the route of the campaign to King’s Mountain. It provides a great opportunity to relive one of the important moments in America’s history.

October

• Sacred Summits Bike Ride on Blue Ridge Parkway • Heritage Festival: Featuring arts and crafts such as apple butter making, blacksmithing and basket making

December

• Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree: Based on the book The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree by local resident Gloria Houston, the theme will be “officially” celebrated during the Christmas season.


Membership Directory Alphabetical 1

1-800-PAY-CASH

378 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7653 Fax: (828) 765-5263 andrew@800buykwik.com www.buykwik.org Real Estate A

A+ Car Rental

12312 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7475 Fax: (828) 765-7473 Auto Rentals See ad page 12

A. McVay’s Remodeling, Painting and Handyman Services

95 Blue Ridge Gem Mine Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9363 Fax: (828) 765-9363 honeydohandym@aol.com Handyman Services

Amber Ranches

40 Lakeview Road Asheville NC 28804 (828) 225-6442 Fax: (828) 225-6442 cmuchinick@amberranches.com www.alpinerealestatecompany.com Real Estate Log Homes

American Cancer Society 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1 Asheville NC 28806 (828) 254-6931 Fax: (828) 252-8890 Non-Profit Agencies

American Water

95 Clearwater Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3011 Fax: (828) 765-3013 dcooley@amwater.com www.amwater.com Services

AmeriGas Propane LP 516 Summit Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7423 Fax: (828) 765-0511 www.amerigas.com Heating Services Propane Dealers

Amos Mountain Homes

221 Tom’s Creek Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-0039 Fax: (704) 629-2748 Garage Door Sales

265 Poison Ivy Drive Green Mountain NC 28740 (828) 675-9303 Fax: (828) 675-1244 amosmountainhomes@aol.com www.amosmountainhomes.com Building Contractors

Abundant Life Outreach

Anita’s Atelier

AAA Garage Doors

PO Box 528 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9935 Fax: (828) 765-9938 abundantlifeoutreach@hotmail.com www.abundantlifeoutreach.com Churches

Ace Hardware

5489 S. 226 Hwy. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4798 Fax: (828) 688-2441 hardware@wnclink.com Hardware

Advanced Business Equipment PO Box 5836 Asheville NC 28813 (828) 274-1152 Fax: (828) 277-8140 ddixon@abe-ash.com www.abe-ash.com Services

Alpha and Omega Cleaning Service

211 Amethyst Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5977 millermania@earthlink.net Cleaning Services

Alpha Omega Health Services

PO Box 507 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1717 anita@anitasatelier.com www.anitasatelier.com Antiques Galleries

Ann’s Beauty Salon 446 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4309 Beauty Shops

Appalachian Equipment & Rentals

204 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine Shopping Center Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7368 Fax: (828) 765-1020 Equipment Rental

Appalachian Eye Associates

54 Hill St. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2020 Fax: (828) 765-2451 speye@bellsouth.net Optometrists

Appalachian Protective Services

129 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0037 Fax: (828) 765-0039 ckeeton@aohealth.com www.aohealth.com Health Care

PO Box 591 31 Cross Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9797 Fax: (828) 765-2415 aps@wnclink.com www.wncservicegroup.com General Contractors Security Systems

Alpine Inn

Apple Mountain, Inc.

PO Box 477 Highway 226-A at Little Switzerland Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-5380 Fax: (828) 765-1961 alpineinnls@aol.com www.insidenc.com/ alpineinn.htm Hotels/Motels

Alpine Real Estate Co., Inc. 16 South Mitchell Avenue PO Box 1196 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9482 Fax: (828) 688-4773 info@alpinerealestatecompany.com www.alpinerealestatecompany.com Real Estate

316 Queens Way PO Box 201 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2302 Fax: (828) 766-8882 Real Estate

Arts Centered/ Picket Fence Gallery

PO Box 427 37 Mitchell Ave. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9192 innkeeper@ bakersvillebedbreakfast.com bakersvillebedandbreakfast.com Galleries

Asheville Regional Airport 708 Airport Road Fletcher NC 28732 (828) 684-2226 Fax: (828) 684-3404 sphillips@flyavl.com ww.flyavl.com Airport

Asset Protection Associates, Inc.

PO Box 310 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-9359 Fax: (828) 765-9369 dwilson@ asset-protectionassociates.com www.assetprotectionassociates.com Professional Services Security Consulting Investigations

Auctions By Timberline, LLC

PO Box 507 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-8900 Fax: (828) 766-6182 janng@timberlinenc.com Auctions B

B & H Business Services 4456 East U.S. Hwy. 19E PO Box 209 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5188 Fax: (828) 675-5751 bwstone@ccvn.com Business Services

B & W Stone Company PO Box 209 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5188 bwstone@ccvn.com Stone See ad page 13

Town of Bakersville

PO Box 53 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2113 Fax: (828) 688-2745 bville@mitchell.main.nc.us www.bakersville.com Government

Bakersville Bed and Breakfast

PO Box 427 71 N. Mitchell Ave. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-6012 Fax: (828)688-6012 bakersvilleBb@aol.com www. bakersvillebedandbreakfast.com Bed & Breakfasts

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic 86 North Mitchell Avenue PO Box 27 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2104 Fax: (828) 688-4257 duncan@bakersville.com Medical Clinics

Bakersville Flowers & Gifts

Hwy. 19E PO Box 265 Ester AK 99725 (828) 766-9647 Cabins/Cottages

33 Mitchell Avenue PO Box 72 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2126 bakersvilleflowers@hotmail.com www.bakersvilleflowers.com Florists

The Art & Frame Gallery

Bank of America

Arbor Branch

266 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9007 Fax: (828) 765-9007 Specialty Shops

337 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7336 Fax: (828) 765-5470 randall. chapman@bankofamerica.com www.bankofamerica.com Banks

Bear Den Campground

600 Bear Den Mountain Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2888 Fax: (828) 765-2864 info@bear-den.com www.bear-den.com Campgrounds

Bear Den Creek Side Cabins

600 Bear Den Mountain Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2888 Fax: (828) 765-2864 info@bear-den.com www.bear-den.com Cabins/Cottages

BellSouth

24 O’Henry Avenue, Room 202 Asheville NC 28801 (828) 258-7005 Fax: (828) 254-8019 lavoy.spooner@bellsouth.net www.bellsouth.com Telephone Companies

Beson Plumbing & Heating

141 Highland Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4042 Fax: (828) 765-0661 carolina@interlink-cafe.com Plumbing

Better Business Bureau

1 West Pack Square, Suite 1601 Asheville NC 28801 (828) 253-2392 Fax: (828) 252-5039 info@asheville.bbb.org www.asheville.bbb.org Better Business Bureau

Blue Ridge Gemstone Mine

McKinney Mine Road PO Box 327 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-5264 brgm@direcway.com www.dick-j.com Gem Mining Jewelry See ad page 14

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures

100 Chet Burleson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5866 Fax: (828) 688-5855 joann2@roanind.com www.polysteel.com Building Contractors

220 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5731 Fax: (828) 765-8111 Medical Supplies

PO Box 1611 Blowing Rock NC 28605 (828) 295-7748 Fax: (828) 295-2957 info@ncrafting.com www.ncrafting.com Recreation

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

PO Box 10427 Winston-Salem NC 27108 (336) 721-0260 foundation@brpfoundation.com www.brpfoundation.org Non-Profit Agencies

Blue Ridge Parkway

214 Parkway Maintenance Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2761 www.nps.gov/blri/viscentr.htm Attractions

Big Lynn Lodge

Bluff’s Lodge & Restaurant

Jerry & Margaret Black 53 Lillians Lane Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4957 Individuals

Black Mountain Vacation Rentals

314 Cold Springs Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 678-9968 bsampson@trccomputing.com www.wncvacationrentals.com Accommodations

Blevins & Riddle Oil Company

6014 Hwy. 19E PO Box 626 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4268 Petroleum Dealers

Blue Moon Books

271 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-5000 Fax: (828) 766-5577 bluemoon@wnclink.com www. bluemoonbookstore.com Bookstores See ad page 4

Blue Ridge Family Practice - Dr. Steven Hill 88 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6101 Fax: (828) 765-2383 Physicians

Charles Monroe Buchanan

Blue Ridge Home Care

Blue Ridge Properties

PO Box 459 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4257 Fax: (828) 765-0301 info@biglynnlodge.com www.biglynnlodge.com Hotels/Motels Cottages/Cabins

160 Lucy Morgan Lane Penland NC 28765 (828) 765-0240 Fax: (828) 765-0240 cynthiabringle@yahoo.com Galleries

2919 Poplar Creek Road Green Mountain NC 28740 (828) 688-3544 Individuals

Better Publishing, Inc. 467 Byrd Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9188 Fax: (828) 688-2059 dougharrell@aol.com Advertising

Bringle Pottery Studio

286 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9509 Fax: (828) 766-9505 brp@vol.com www.blueridgeproperties.net Real Estate 45356 Blue Ridge Parkway Laurel Springs NC 28644 (336) 372-4499 Fax: (336) 372-4499 www.blueridgeresort.com Hotels/Motels

Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc.

2522 Halltown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8865 Fax: (336) 831-0644 l.caudill@bojangles.com www.bojangles.com Restaurants See ad page 17

Bombardier

1211 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-1100 Fax: (828) 765-4213 ned.donelly@brp.com www.brp.com Industries

Boone High Country Insurance Agency PO Box 730 Newland NC 28657 (828) 733-6200 Insurance

Boone Kaolin

PO Box 209 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5188 Fax: (828) 675-5751 bwstone@ccvn.com www.sedberrypottery.com Clay Distributors

Barbara L. Bressert, DDS 54 Broad Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7383 Fax: (828) 765-5293 drblb@wnclink.com Dentists

Brian Center

218 Laurel Creek Court Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7312 Fax: (828) 765-7295 Nursing Care

Buchanan Polysteel

Burger King/ Carrols Corporation 968 James Street PO Box 6969 Syracuse NY 13217 (828) 766-5589 Fax: (828) 766-5589 www.carrols.com Restaurants C

Cane Creek Pottery

2366 Cane Creek Road PO Box 88 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9051 Fax: (828) 688-0059 artisan@worldnet.att.net Potters

Car Quest of Spruce Pine 7560 Highway 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 733-0161 Fax: (828) 733-9955 SERV9344@bellsouth.net www.carquest.com Auto Parts

Cardinal Insurance Agency 1158 Greenwood Road PO Box 569 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5445 Fax: (828) 765-5447 bill@cardinalinsurance.net www.cardinalinsurance.net Insurance

Caribbean Tanning Salon

11885 Highway 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5777 Tanning Salons See ad page 8

Carolina Counseling Associates PO Box 1023 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6688 Fax: (828) 766-7756 Counseling Services

Carolina Country Inn

600 West Main Street Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-6033 tcmakings@carolinacountryinn.com www.carolinacountryinn.com Hotels/Motels

Carolina First BankBakersville

271 Crimson Laurel Way Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9329 Fax: (828) 688-9349 wendy.albury@ carolinafirst.com www.carolinafirst.com Banks See ad page 5

Carolina First Bank-Spruce Pine

11995 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7744 Fax: (828) 766-6300 www.carolinafirst.com Banks See ad page 5

Hand Made Hospitality

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Carolina Lighthouse 163 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7609 Restaurants See ad page 18

Carolina Wholesale of NC, Inc. PO Box 749 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9200 Fax: (828) 765-9201 Sales

Charter Communications 1670 Hendersonville Road Asheville NC 28803 (828) 274-3350 Fax: (828) 277-6150 Cable TV

Charter Media

719 Greenway Road Boone NC 28607 (828) 209-2300 Fax: (828) 209-2303 Advertising

China Wok

708 Spruce Pine Commons Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8811 Restaurants

Clearview Rentals 78 Clearview Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3831 Fax: (828) 688-3831 Cabins/Cottages

Coca-Cola Corporation 795 Hwy. 105 Bypass Boone NC 28607 (828) 297-2142 Fax: (828) 297-5848 www.cokeconsolidated.com Industries

Communities in School of Mitchell County PO Box 414 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 766-9562 gilcrists@aol.com Non-Profit Agencies

CommunityLink

Jerry Ross 4742 Holts Prairie Rd Pinckneyville IL 62274 800 455-5600

jerry.ross@communitylink.com

www.communitylink.com Publisher

Country Cablevision 9449 State Hwy. 197 S Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-4706 Fax: (828) 682-6895 Cable TV

Crimson Laurel Gallery

PO Box 863 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3599 crimsonlaurelart@aol.com www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com Galleries

Cross Creek Cabins

Hwy. 183 PO Box 148 Linville Falls NC 28647 (828) 765-9701 Fax: (828) 765-9701 mycabins@aol.com www.crosscreekcabins.com Cabins/Cottages

Curves of Spruce Pine

265 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9191 Fax: (828) 766-9156 curvesofsprucepine@yahoo.com www.curves.com Health Clubs

Custom Shirts & Hats

2961 Hwy. 221 N Marion NC 28752 (828) 652-1115 Fax: (828) 659-8275 jim@customshirtsonline.com www.customshirtsonline.com Embroidery D

Dancing Leaf Mountain, Inc.

262 Dancing Leaf Lane Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1710 dancingleaf@verizon.net Cabins/Cottages

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Davis Godwin Assoc., Inc. PO Box 507 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-6181 Fax: (828) 766-6182 Heating Contractors Plumbing

Dellinger Mill, LLC

PO Box 1125 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1009 Fax: (828) 688-1009 jackandlesie@prodigy.net www.dellingermill.com Attractions

Dellinger’s Christian Book & Gift Shoppe

225 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7188 Fax: (828) 765-7187 lkdellinger@hotmail.com Bookstores See ad page 18

EnergyXchange

66 EnergyXchange Drive Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5541 Fax: (828) 675-5542 energy@yancey.main.nc.us www.energyxchange.org Non-Profit Agencies

Ethan Allen Inc.

200 Ethan Allen Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1776 Fax: (828) 765-5161 jtgardner28777@yahoo.com www.ethanallen.com Industries

Explosives Supply Company

167 Roan Road PO Drawer 217 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2762 Fax: (828) 765-6044 Concrete Suppliers

Dick’s Carpet Service 6071 S. 226 Hwy. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 765-1551 Fax: (828) 765-1551 Carpet Dealer

Dixie’s Donuts Bakery & Café

615 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (822) 765-2005 Bakery

Doanie Mama’s Guest House

PO Box 212 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3456 Fax: (828) 688-4755 lrl@mtnpro.com Apartments

Don Smith Ford Mercury Subaru

10992 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1200 Fax: (828) 765-5762 subarud@bellsouth.net www.donsmithautos.com Auto Dealers See ad page 13

Dot’s Coffee Shoppe 124 Hughes Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3789 Coffee Shops Restaurants

DT’s Blue Ridge Java 169 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8008 dtniven@bellsouth.net Coffee Shops See ad page 2 E

Edward Jones

PO Box 1201 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7179 Fax: (866) 584-9248 www.edwardjones.com Financial Services

The Elephant’s Trunk

133 High Ridge Road Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2959 lsbookexchange@bellsouth.net Retail

The Emerald Mine

PO Box 249 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-6832 Fax: (828) 765-1695 franksminetours@yahoo.com www.theemeraldmine.com Gem Mining

Emerald Village

McKinney Mine Road PO Box 98 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-6463 Fax: (828) 765-4367 mine@wnclink.com www.emeraldvillage.com Gem Mining Attractions

Employment Security Commission 100 Kim Thickets Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7376 Fax: (828) 765-8552 www.esc.state.nc.us Employment Agencies See ad page 13

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

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Farm Bureau Insurance

157 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9678 Fax: (828) 765-9794 hermancornett@ncfbins.com www.ncfbins.com Insurance

Firehouse Kabins In The Woods

1959 Jacksontown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6005 chancelin@bellsouth.net Cabins/Cottages

First Baptist Church

125 Tappan Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9411 Fax: (828) 765-9442 sprucepinefbc@bellsouth.net Churches

Forever Resorts/Crabtree Meadows and Picnic Store 339 1/2 The Blue Ridge Parkway Box 175 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (480) 997-7199 Restaurants

Fortner Insurance Agency

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GDS, Inc.

300 Brook Hollow Road Boone NC 28607 (828) 765-9009 Fax: (828) 264-7534 Waste Management

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

13780 Hwy. 226 S. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6130 Fax: (828) 765-0866 info@gemmountain.com www.gemmountain.com Gem Mining Attractions

Gems for You-Gallery Anita

14865 S. 226 Hwy. PO Box 483 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-7624 Fax: (828) 765-2367 anita@jewelrybyanita.com Galleries Jewelry

Gouge Glass

11111 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9300 Fax: (828) 765-9913 gougeglass@wnclink.com Glass Auto & Window Glass

Grandfather Mountain Inc.

2050 Blowing Rock Hwy. US Hwy. 221 & The Blue Ridge Parkway Linville NC 28646 (828) 733-2013 Fax: (828) 733-2608 nature@grandfather.com www.grandfather.com Attractions

Granny Annie Quilting Service

301 Fairway Lane Apt. D Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8163 grannyanniequilt@bellsouth.net www.grannyanniequilting.com Quilting

Grassy Creek Automotive Repair

311 Oak Avenue PO Box 39 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6121 Fax: (828) 765-5840 sprucepine@fortnerinsurance.com www.fortnerinsurance.com Insurance

100 Dale Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8899 Fax: (828) 765-8433 stevebeam@bellsouth.net Auto Repair

Ken Fox

610 Old NC 226 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9944 Fax: (828) 766-5524 grassycreekconst@yahoo.com Building Contractors

63 Crimson Laurel Circle Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3982 Individuals

Foxfire Café and Catering 145 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-2865 Fax: (828) 766-2865 Restaurants

The Fragrant House

201B Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7272 norma_u2001@yahoo.com Specialty Shops

Fred’s Inc.

11931 S. Hwy. 226 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8445 Fax: (828) 766-6521 www.fredsinc.com Shopping

French Broad Electric PO Box 9 Marshall NC 28753 (828) 688-4815 Fax: (828) 649-2989 frenchbroad@mc.com Electrical Utilities

Friends of the Spruce Pine Library

301 - B Fairway Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7386 louisebhembree@hotmail.com Non-Profit Agencies

Frye Auto Interiors

428C Balsam Avenue PO Box 589 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7701 Fax: (828) 765-7701 pdfrye@mitchell.main.nc.us Auto Upholstery

Grassy Creek Construction Co., Inc.

Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

2360 Swiss Pine Lake Dr. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6589 Fax: (828) 765-7605 www.grassycreek.com Restaurants Golf Courses See ad page 4

Grassy Creek Hardware & Building Supply 12398 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5286 Fax: (828) 765-0111 grassy@wnclink.com Hardware Lumber & Building Supplies

Grassy Creek Indoor Market

12085 Hwy. 226 S. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6096 jensenjd@aol.com Indoor Market

Grassy Creek Mini Storage 238 Grassy Creek Drive PO Box 791 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2091 Fax: (828) 765-0461 Storage

Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church 74 Greenlee Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2008 Churches

Grassy Creek Realty

11891 Hwy. 226 South PO Box 67 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2249 Fax: (828) 765-2250 info@grassycreekrealty.com www.grassycreekrealty.com Real Estate See ad page 20

Graystone Cabins

383 Town Branch Road PO Box 308 Barnardsville NC 28709 (828) 626-2749 info@graystone-cabins.com www.graystone-cabins.com Cabins/Cottages

Great Meadows

PO Box 400 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9086 Fax: (828) 765-9087 gbpgmi2@aol.com Real Estate

G & Girl Productions 144 Sam Green Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5009 Entertainers H

Haircraft

159 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5370 Beauty Shops

Harrell Builders Inc. 153 Bee Branch Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1759 Building Contractors

Harris Brown Mgmt. River Trail Apts. 4600 Dundas Drive Greensboro NC 27410 (336) 544-2300 Fax: (336) 544-2301 jkestler@hbmc.com Apartments

Harrison & Poore, PA PO Box 248 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6796 Fax: (828) 765-1765 Attorneys

Hemlock Retreat

4000 Lakeshore Road South Denver NC 28037 (704) 489-1559 garybudd@msn.com www.tcc-inc.com/retreat Cabins/Cottages

Henline-Hughes Funeral Home

85 Crimson Laurel Way PO Box 345 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4813 info@henline-hughes.com www.henline-hughes.com Funeral Homes

High Country Council of Governments PO Box 1820 Boone NC 28607 (828) 265-5434 rherdon@regional.org Government

High County Embroidery Co.

89 Locust Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8925 Fax: (828) 733-2999 hcembroidery@bellsouth.net Embroidery

Hite Effects Art & Design Studio

159 Pine Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0700 Fax: (828) 765-5788 hitefx@bellsouth.net www.hitefx.com Commercial Artists Graphic Designers

Holmes & Holmes

PO Box 615 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7005 Fax: (828) 765-9655 mhdmes@mtnlawyer.com www.mtnlawyer.com Attorneys

Margaret Horne

PO Box 197 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-0612 Fax: (828) 675-9732 maghorne@aol.com Individuals

Hospice of Mitchell County

284 Hospital Drive PO Box 38 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5677 Fax: (828) 765-5680 cturner@hospicemc.com Non-Profit Agencies

Hospital Drive Pharmacy 409 Altapass Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2025 Fax: (828) 765-3470 hospdrph@bellsouth.net Pharmacies

Howell-Sparks Real Estate PO Box 666 338 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7477 Fax: (828) 765-5815 www.howellsparks.com Real Estate

Hunter Construction

PO Box 709 300 Tempie Mountain Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7780 Fax: (828) 765-7795 hunter_constr@bellsouth.net www.hunterconst.com General Contractors See ad page 14 I

Illumbra Art Gallery 103 Crimson Laurel Way Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 385-2827 illumbra@hotmail.com Galleries

Infrastructure

275 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0130 infrastructure1@trconline.net Teen Center

Invershiel Cleaners 12031 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5326 Dry Cleaners J

The J. R. Simmons Co. Const. & Realty, Inc.

PO Box 335 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-1290 Fax: (828) 765-1291 Real Estate

JABOBS, Inc.

1535 Wing Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2399 brsbasket@aol.com www.brsbasket.com Basket Maker

The Jazzy Giraffe

133 High Ridge Road Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2959 lsbookexchange@bellsouth.net Retail

Jerry Call, Inc.

PO Box 296 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2099 riodocecall@aol.com www.riodoce.com Gem Mining

Jimmy Dagenhart/ Premier Mountain Property

400 Mountain Trail Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-9424 jimmy@premiermountain.com www.premiermountain.com Real Estate

JJ Gouge & Sons Oil Company

112 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4040 Fax: (828) 765-8338 jeff.gougeoil@boone.net Petroleum Dealers


Jones Auto Body Paint & Repair

PO Box 932 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1089 Fax: (828) 765-0579 Auto Body Repair K

K-T Feldspar Corporation PO Box 309 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9621 Fax: (828) 765-6304 dbeam@k-tclay.com www.k-tclay.com Industries

Keller Sign

PO Box 722 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7800 Fax: (828) 765-5068 Sign Makers

Kentucky Fried Chicken & Taco Bell 1110 Hwy. 226S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1532 Fax: (828) 765-1540 www.kfc.com Restaurants

Klondyke Company 8024 U.S. Hwy. 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7705 Fax: (828) 765-6964 klondyke@main.nc.us Real Estate L

La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery 11955 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2715 Fax: (828) 766-7200 la-z-boy@boone.net Furniture

Lakeview Nursery & Garden Center

PO Box 279 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9133 Fax: (828) 765-9177 Garden Center See ad page 19

Lamar’s Auto Service 21 Fortner Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-5853 Auto Repair

Laurel Creek Cottage

288 Chet Burleson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9699 Fax: (828) 688-5855 laurelcreekcottage@yahoo.com www.geocities.com/ laurelcreekcottage.com Cabins/Cottages

Laurel Oaks Farm

7334 NC 80 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2652 laureloaksfarm@main.nc.us www.laurel-oaks.com Cabins/Cottages

Leland Riddle Financial Services

205 Locust Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9064 Fax: (828) 766-9065 s.leland@bellsouth.net Financial Services

Kenneth Lentz, O.D., P.A. 193 Walnut Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4349 Fax: (828) 765-6247 Optometrists

Liam Arles Consulting, Inc. 167 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 385-2544 Fax: (828) 682-1696 charlesgibson@hotmail.com Consultants

Liberty Motorcycles

1121 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3451 Fax: (828) 765-3455 libertymtrcycl@bellsouth.net Motorcycle Shop

Linville Caverns

PO Box 567 Marion NC 28752 (828) 756-4171 Fax: (828) 756-4171 cavetwin@wnclink.com www.linvillecaverns.com Attractions

Linville Falls Lodge & Cottages and Spears BBQ & Grill

PO Box 182 Linville Falls NC 28647 (828) 765-2658 Fax: (828) 765-6788 dphuskins@aol.com www.linvillefallslodge.com Cabins/Cottages

Little Switzerland Book Exchange

9432 NC Hwy. 19E PO Box 448 Little Switzerland NC 28777 (828) 765-9070 Fax: (828) 765-9070 lsbookexchange@bellsouth.net Bookstores

Little Switzerland Frasier Firs and Trout Farm PO Box 192 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-2683 Fax: (828) 766-2114 rocdoc99@neucomm.net Attractions Fishing

Loyal Order of Moose PO Box 456 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9500 www.mooseintl.org Organizations M

Manpower Services

500 N. Main Street, Suite 11 Marion NC 28752 (828) 765-6514 Fax: (828) 765-6515 sprucepine.nc@na.manpower.com Employment Agencies

Mary Kay

196 Whitson Branch Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4047 swoody@wnclink.com www.marykay.com Cosmetics Sales

MAST General Store

Hwy. 194 Valle Crucis NC 28691 (828) 963-6511 Fax: (828) 963-1883 info@mastgeneralstore.com www.mastgeneralstore.com General Store

May Coalition

167 Locust Avenue PO Box 704 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8880 Fax: (828) 765-9655 mayloan@bellsouth.net Non-Profit Agencies

Mayland Community College 200 Mayland Drive PO Box 547 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7351 Fax: (828) 765-2327 rgarrett@mayland.edu www.mayland.cc.nc.us College Education See ad page 8

Mayland Community College Small Business Center

PO Box 547 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7351 Fax: (828) 765-2327 rbranch@mayland.cc.nc.us www.mayland.cc.nc.us Government

Mayland Community College Work Force Development Program

PO Box 827 Newland NC 28657 (828) 765-7758 Fax: (828) 765-8552 john.1.greene@ncmail.com www.mayland.cc.nc.us/acad/ noncurr/jtpa/jtpa.html Employment Agencies

Mayland Family Health Center

7968 Nineteen E. Highway Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5672 Fax: (828) 765-5672 mlopcg@msj.com Medical Clinics

Mayland Home Center 800 Summit Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7010 Fax: (828) 765-0045 maylandhomes@vol.com www.r-anell.com Modular Homes

Mayland Printing Company

218 Oak Avenue PO Box 526 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4051 Fax: (828) 765-0801 maylandprinting@earthlink.net Printers

McCall’s Department Store

209 Locust Street PO Box 129 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4907 Fax: (828) 765-0928 Clothing See ad page 15

McClellan Insurance & Financial Planning, Inc. 95 Kim Thickets Road PO Box 744 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0455 Fax: (828) 765-1087 insu1873@bellsouth.net Insurance

McDonald’s Restaurant PO Box 1329 Marion NC 28752 (828) 765-0309 Fax: (828) 652-5956 www.mcdonalds.com Restaurants

Robert & Fran McFerren 33 Lillians Lane PO Box 1274 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9894 macnan@mitchell.main.nc.us Individuals

McGill Associates, P.A.

PO Box 2259 55 Broad Street Asheville NC 28802 (828) 252-0575 Fax: (828) 252-2518 hbbuckner@mcgillengineers.com Engineering

Congressman Patrick McHenry

P.O. Box 357 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2701 Fax: (828) 765-2729 laurie.moody@mail.house.gov www.house.gov/mchenry Government

Cody LeGrant McKinney, CPA, PC

1136 Greenwood Road PO Box 1137 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4400 Fax: (828) 765-4880 cody@highcountrycpa.com www.highcountrycpa.com Accountants

McKinney Electric and Machine Co., Inc.

12923 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7910 Fax: (828) 765-0885 mckelec@mitchell.main.nc.us Electrical Motor Services

Minor’s Printing Company 643-N Greenway Road P.O. Box 3349 Boone NC 28607 (828) 264-6366 Fax: (828) 262-9778 phil@minorsprinting.com Printers

Mitchell Community Health Partnership P.O. Box 176 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2740 Fax: (828) 688-2326 ronmck@gte.com Non-Profit Agencies

Mitchell County Board of Education

72 Ledger School Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4432 Fax: (828) 688-4095 bsears@central.mitchell.k12.nc.us mitchellcountyschools.com Education Public Schools

Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 125 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9033 Fax: (828) 765-9034 shise@mitchell-county.com www.mitchell-county/ edc/com Economic Development See ad page 3

Mitchell County Government

26 Crimson Laurel Circle Suite 2 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2139 Fax: (828) 688-4443 kyoung@mitchell.main.nc.us www.mitchellcounty.org Government See ad Inside Back Cover

Mitchell County Historical Society PO Box 651 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4371 Non-Profit Agencies

Mitchell County SafePlace

PO Box 544 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4044 Fax: (828) 765-4011 safeplace@ mitchellcountysafeplace.com www. mitchellcountysafeplace.com Human Services See ad page 10

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff

125 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5385 Fax: (828) 765-5385 mitchellstaf@aol.com Non-Profit Agencies

Mitchell County Special Olympics

144 Greenlee Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4769 Fax: (828) 688-9344 sbhobart@bellsouth.net Non-Profit Agencies See ad page 22

Mitchell County Transportation Authority

73 Crimson Laurel Circle Suite 7 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4715 Fax: (828) 688-3510 barbuch@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.mitchellcounty.org/ departments/ transportation.html Public Transportation See ad page 8

Mitchell Credit Co., Inc. 155 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9436 Fax: (828) 765-6977 Financial Services

Mitchell Glass

34 Cabin Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9299 Fax: (828) 766-6465 Glass

Mitchell Mountain Land Company

5231 Hwy. 226 S Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3000 Fax: (828) 688-9306 info@mitchell-land.com www.mitchell-land.com Real Estate

Mitchell News-Journal 261 Locust Avenue PO Box 339 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7169 Fax: (828) 765-1616 editor@mitchellnews.com Newspaper

Mitchell Veterinary Clinic

11172 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6039 Fax: (828) 765-6962 Veterinarians See ad page 4

Mitchell Welding

7080 Hwy. 19E PO Box 838 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2620 Fax: (828) 765-1560 Welders

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity PO Box 409 Micaville NC 28753 (828) 766-9000 Fax: (828) 766-9176 Non-Profit Agencies

Mount Mitchell Lands, Inc. 7590 Hwy. 80 South Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5454 Fax: (828) 675-0458 Real Estate

Mount Mitchell

2388 State Hwy. 128 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-4611 www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/ visit/momi/home.html Attractions

Mountain Adventure Guides

2 Jones Branch Road Erwin TN 37650 (423) 743-7111 Fax: (423)743-3221 guide@mtnadventureguides.com www.mtnadventureguides.com Recreation

Mountain Air Country Club

Phipps Creek Road PO Box 1037 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-3600 Fax: (828) 682-4125 Golf Courses

Mountain Cable Advertising

444 Baker’s Creek Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 589-6089 Fax: (843) 236-8189 wando@waccmedia.com Advertising

Mountain Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC Truck, Inc. 36 Chevy Blvd. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4234 Fax: (828) 765-7903 Auto Dealers

Mountain Farm

125 Copperhead Bend Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-4856 marilyn@mountainfarm.net www.mountainfarm.net Crafts Studio

Mountain Laurel Retreat 41 Wentzell Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5365 Cabins/Cottages

Mountain Pride Restoration, Inc.

1044 Mine Creek Road Bakersville NC 28777 (828) 688-2386 harkeyconley@aol.com Carpet Cleaning Fire, Smoke & Water Restoration

Mountain Professionals, Inc.

219 Mitchell Dr. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3456 Fax: (828) 688-4755 lrl@mtnpro.com www.mtnpro.com Real Estate See ad page 19

Mountain Side Greek/ Italian Restaurant 14701 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2700 Restaurants

Mountain View Correctional Facility PO Box 708 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0956 Prison

Mountain View Motel & Restaurant

226 S. Hwy & The Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 266 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4233 info@mountainviewmotel.com Restaurants Hotels/Motels

Mountaineer Land Surveying

380 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5646 Fax: (828) 765-5263 ks@landsurveys.com Surveyors

Mountaineer Nursery, Landscaping, Trucking & Grading

PO Box 216 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3102 Fax: (828) 675-4558 mountaineer@mitchell.main.nc.us Landscaping

Mountaineer Pawn Shop, Inc.

12513 226 Hwy S. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7651 Fax: (828) 765-9452 musicjewelryandloan@bellsouth.net Pawn Shop

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Milepost 331 Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 858 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2761 www.mitchell-county.com/ festival/museum.html Attractions N

Nantahala Outdoor Center 13077 Hwy. 19 West Bryson City NC 28713 (800) 232-7238 Fax: (828) 488-0301 rafting@noc.com www.noc.com Recreation

Dr. Charles Nash

338 Mitchell Avenue PO Box 616 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2193 Dentists

National Vision

2514 Halltown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5004 Optometrists

Nationwide Insurance

152 Summit Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2790 Fax: (828) 765-6213 CleoGreeneAgency@nwagent.com Insurance

Nelle’s Field Apartments PO Box 709 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7780 Fax: (828) 765-7795 hunter_constr@bellsouth.net Apartments

New Buck Corporation 8000 S. 226 Hwy. PO Box 69 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6144 Fax: (828) 765-0462 info@buckstovecorp.com www.buckstovecorp.com Industries

New Vistas Behavioral Health

236 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8808 Fax: (828) 765-8650 cassiek@new-vistas.org www.new-vistas.org Mental Health

Hand Made Hospitality

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North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival pjensen@mitchell-county.com www.mitchell-county.com Festivals

North Carolina Rhododendron Festival PO Box 407 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3541 mrbob@bakersville.com Festivals

The Nu Wray Inn

Town Square PO Box 156 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-2329 Fax: (828) 682-1113 nuwrayinn@aol.com Bed & Breakfasts See ad page 13 O

The Office Shoppe

112 Reservoir Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 678-9327 Fax: (828) 678-9405 theofficeshoppe@trccomputing.net www.britlink.com/theofficeshoppe Shopping

Old English Inn

314 Cliff Buchanan Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7948 Attractions

Orchard at Altapass

521 High Ride Road PO Box 245 Little Switzerland NC 28749-0245 (828) 765-9531 Fax: (828) 766-9455 bcarson@mitchell.main.nc.us www.altapassorchard.com Attractions Orchards P

Pack & Ship Center, Inc.

Pegasus Creations

103 Brook Haven Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6760 Fax: (828) 765-4223 pegasus@pegasuscreations.com Web Design

Village of Penland

8024 19E Highway Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2842 perry7407@bellsouth.net Professional Services See ad page 9

Penland School of Crafts PO Box 37 Penland NC 28765 (828) 765-2359 Fax: (828) 765-7389 www.penland.org Galleries Education See ad page 10

Peoples Furniture Co. 274 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5557 Fax: (828) 765-5558 peoplesfurniture@vol.com www.peoplesfurniture. homeappliance.com Furniture

Pepsi Cola Distributing Hwy. 221 N PO Box 550 Hickory NC 28603 (828) 756-4662 Fax: (800) 887-7946 drevis@pepsihky.com www.pepsi.com Industries

Bryce Percival

PO Box 203 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-1175 brycep@ littleswitzerlandweather.info http://littleswitzerlandweather.info/ BFCweather.html Individuals

Pinebridge Center

97 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7463 Fax: (828) 765-7460 claudiabp@bellsouth.net www.pinebridgecenter.com Recreation Group Lodging Conference Facilities Health Clubs

Pinebridge Inn and Executive Center

207 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5543 Fax: (828) 765-5544 info@pinebridgeinn.com www.pinebridgeinn.com Hotels/Motels Group Lodging Conference Facilities See ad page 15

Pittman Signs & Design, Inc.

54 Skyhook Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9535 Fax: (828) 765-9235 pitsigns@wnclink.com Sign Makers

Pizza Hut

1340 Patton Ave. Asheville NC 28806 (828) 765-5511 www.pizzahut.com Restaurants

Plates & Platters

1040 White Oak Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-6822 Catering

The Pot Hole

462 Ohle Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5217 pothole@yancey.main.nc.us Potters

Potters of the Roan

344 NC 80 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3386 pottersoftheroan@hotmail.com www.pottersoftheroan. homestead.com Potters

962 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0220 Fax: (828) 765-0220 packshipcenter@bellsouth.net Shipping Services

Phillips Grading, Inc.

Papas Pizza to Go

261 Oak Avenue PO Box 786 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2900 Fax: (828) 765-7895 danna@vol.com Insurance

Primitive Designs by Bernie

Phillips Nursery

Pro Nails

665 Commons Shopping Center Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6565 Fax: (828) 766-6639 jimdavis@wnclink.com www.papaspizzatogo.com Restaurants

Parkview Lodge

Hwy. 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 265 Linville Falls NC 28647 (828) 765-4787 parkviewlodg@earthlink.net www.parkviewlodge.com Hotels/Motels Cottages/Cabins

Parkway Fire & Rescue PO Box 188 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2117 Emergency Organization

Parkway Playhouse

202 Green Mountain Road PO Box 1432 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-4285 info@parkwayplayhouse.com Attractions

Parkway Woodworks, Inc. 312 Pine Branch Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 385-3878 jim@parkwaywoodworks.com www.parkwaywoodworks.com Woodworking

PC Solutions LLC

16 Fairway Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4473 Fax: (828) 765-6459 pcs@wnclink.com Computer Sales & Services

Peak Mountain Cottages 460 Rabbit Hop Road PO Box 428 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9559 Cabins/Cottages See ad page 17

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PO Box 342 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9296 Backhoe Work

Phillips Insurance

13528 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2040 Christmas Tree Farms

Phillips-Gwaltney Child Development Center 200 Mayland Drive PO Box 547 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1401 Fax: (828) 765-0728 lsilvers@mayland.edu Child Care

314 Cold Spring Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 678-9968 bsampson@trccomputing.com Woodworking 11897 S. NC Hwy. 226 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4526 Nail Care See ad page 10

Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.

555 Brevard Road Asheville NC 28806 (828) 258-5031 www.progress-energy.com Industries

Piedmont Natural Gas 6781 19E Hwy. PO Box 218 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8786 Fax: (828) 766-5871 www.piedmontng.com Natural Gas Dealer See ad page 21

Pine Crossing

14842 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8400 pinecrossings@bellsouth.net Antiques

Pine Valley Motel

11827 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6276 Fax: (828) 766-9148 pvmotel@bellsouth.net Hotels/Motels See ad page 6

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

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Quality Cleaners, Inc. 651 West Main Street PO Box 535 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-2351 Fax: (828) 682-2351 sales@qualitycleaners.us www.qualitycleaners.us Laundry & Cleaners See ad page 14 R

Radio Shack

12105 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7497 Fax: (828) 765-3461 Shopping

RBC Centura Bank-Spruce Pine

11050 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1111 Fax: (828) 766-2005 william.boone@rbc.com www.rbccentura.com Banks

Real Property PeopleBakersville

39 North Mitchell Avenue Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3921 Fax: (828) 688-2975 www.realpropertypeople.com Real Estate

Real Property PeopleSpruce Pine

161 Locust Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2282 Fax: (828) 765-0355 phil@rpprealtor.com www.realpropertypeople.com Real Estate

Realty One Service

13922 South Hwy. 226 Suite 2 PO Box 156 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4275 Fax: (828) 765-4276 fgoforth@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.realtyoneservice.net Real Estate Cottages/Cabins See ad page 11

Richmond Inn

51 Pine Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6993 Fax: (828) 766-7224 richmondinn@msn.com www.richmond-inn.com Bed & Breakfasts See ad page 5

Ridgetop Cabins

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S&R Outlet Store

12480 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8899 srenterprises@peoplepc.com Shopping

Safepro, Inc.

167 Locust Ave. PO Box 157 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6611 Fax: (828) 765-9655 fadkins@wnclink.com www.safeproinc.com Industries

Sallie’s Mountain View Restaurant

Highway 226 PO Box 478 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4770 sallie2242@aol.com Restaurants

The Sanctum, Inc.

3815 Cane Creek Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9005 wolf.sanctum@verizon.net www.the-sanctum.org Non-Profit Agencies Attractions Tours

SECU-Spruce Pine

11728 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6633 Fax: (828) 766-9060 www.ncsecu.org Banks

493 Ridgetop Lane Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5511 ridgetopcabinsnc@aol.com www.ridgetopnc.com Accommodations

Serenity Sun Tanning

Rings and Things Hwy. 19E PO Box 64 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5015 Jewelry See ad page 17

180 Rocky Ridge Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4034 Fax: (828) 765-9955 macrobinson@bellsouth.net Interior Cleaning Disaster Restoration

River Cabin Rentals

Silver Springs Realty

497 NW 113 Ave. Coral Springs FL 33071 (954) 752-5777 spencerro@aol.com www.rivercabins.com Cabins/Cottages

Roan Industries, Inc. 100 Chet Burleson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5888 Fax: (828) 688-5855 joann2@roanind.com www.roanind.com Industries

Roan Laboratories, Inc. 100 Chet Beson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5888 Fax: (828) 688-5855 joann2@roanind.com Water Testing Laboratory

Roan Mountain

Pisgah National Forest Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 765-9033 Attractions

The Rock Mine Tours, Inc.

12462 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1796 Tanning Salons

Service Master of WNC

132 Silver Springs Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-0435 Fax: (828) 675-5053 barbara@relocatewnc.com www.relocatewnc.com Real Estate See ad page 9

Skyline Village Inn

12255 Hwy. 226A Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-9394 Fax: (828) 765-9399 mike_thirft@bellsouth.net www.skylinevillageinn.com Restaurants

Bill Slagle, Jr.

77 Southridge Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6259 Individuals

The Soap Shed

179 Meadow View Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 info@soapshed.com www.soapshed.com Retail

4075 E. U.S. Hwy. 19E PO Box 877 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-0004 therockminetours@yahoo.com therockminetoursinc.com Gem Mine Tours

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Rocks and Things

Southwest Trading Company, LLC

114 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1667 Fax: (828) 765-1948 Gemstone Sales See ad page 5

M. Douglas Rowell

PO Box 537 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-7777 Fax: (704) 973-0999 amtex@att.net Individuals

PO Box 317 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-9152 ledford1861@wmconnect.com Non-Profit Agencies 279 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8261 Fax: (828) 765-8262 rbeard1@mindspring.com Furniture

Springmaid Mountain

2171 Henredon Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2353 Fax: (828) 765-0405 smm@leroysprings.com www.springmaidmountain.com Cabins/Cottages Recreation Campgrounds

Town of Spruce Pine 138 Highland Avenue PO Box 189 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3000 Fax: (828) 765-3014 spmgr@bellsouth.net www.sprucepine.org Government

Spruce Pine Batch Company

2490 Burnsville Hwy. PO Box 159 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9876 Fax: (828) 765-9888 www.sprucepinebatch.com Industries

Spruce Pine Business Association 147 Oak Avenue PO Box 1088 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8008 Non-Profit Agencies

Spruce Pine Campground PO Box 354 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7007 spcamp1@juno.com www.kiz.com/sprucepine Campgrounds

Spruce Pine Community Hospital

125 Hospital Drive PO Drawer 9 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4201 Fax: (828) 765-0824 keith.holtsclaw@msj.com www.spchospital.org Hospital See ad page 21

Spruce Pine Community Hospital Foundation 125 Hospital Drive PO Box 247 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-1750 Fax: (828) 765-0824 cherly.craigie@msj.com Non-Profit Agencies

Spruce Pine Family Medical Center 431 Altapass Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0170 Fax: (828) 765-0824 spcdke@msj.com Physicians

Spruce Pine Florist

13755 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2741 Fax: (828) 765-2742 Florists See ad page 12

Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

15090 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7981 gemcenter@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.angelfire.com/rock3/ spruce_pine_gem_mine/ Gem Mining See ad page 17

Spruce Pine Hearing Aid Center 1187 Spruce Pine Shopping Center Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6770 Fax: (828) 765-5978 lisahear@wnclink.com Hearing Aid Center

Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club 149 Bailey Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0410 Civic Clubs

Spruce Pine Main Street PO Box 189 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3008 Fax: (828) 765-3014 spmainst@bellsouth.net www.sprucepine.org Non-Profit Agencies

Spruce Pine Pharmacy 431 Altapass Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2281 Fax: (828) 765-6215 Pharmacies


Spruce Pine Real Estate

51 Summit Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8849 Fax: (828) 765-7722 sprestate@bellsouth.net www.sprucepinerealestate.com Real Estate

Spruce Pine Rotary Club PO Box 22 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7758 Civic Clubs

Spruce Pine Tire Service 977 Oak Avenue PO Box 543 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2186 Tire Dealers

State Farm Insurance 11899 Hwy. 226 South PO Box 706 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0102 Fax: (828) 765-0108 syna.lewis.jyqp@ statefarm.com www.statefarm.com Insurance See ad page 9

Stewart’s Mountain View Animal Hospital, PA 2918 Hwy. 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7059 Fax: (828) 765-9994 swvah@mitchell.main.nc.us Veterinarians

Sticks N Stones Jewelry 5183 Hwy. 226 South Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3155 Jewelry

Subway Restaurant

12458 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3467 Fax: (828) 765-0028 delvin@buncombe.main.nc.us www.subway.com Restaurants

Sugar Plum Farms

1263 Isaacs Branch Road PO Box 136 Plumtree NC 28664 (828) 765-0019 Fax: (828) 765-0019 sugarplumfarm@boone.net www.sugarplumfarm.com Christmas Tree Farms

Switzerland Inn & Chalet Restaurant

Hwy. 226A & Blue Ridge Pkwy. PO Box 399 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2153 Fax: (828) 765-0049 swissinn@wnclink.com www.switzerlandinn.com Restaurants T

Tarheel Angler Outfitters 280 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9515 Fax: (704) 487-5189 Rbowman28@carolina.rr.com www.tarheelangler.com Outdoor Supplies

Terminix Service

PO Box 487 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0543 Fax: (828) 765-7060 Pest Removal Services

James S. Thompson, DDS P.A. 598 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9002 Fax: (828) 765-1614 docjst@vol.com Dentists See ad page 19

Marsha Thompson 35 Hemlock Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7443 Individuals

Timberline Properties, Inc.

PO Box 507 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-8900 Fax: (828) 766-6182 jann@timberlineinc.com www.timberlineinc.com Real Estate See ad page 20

Toe River Arts Council 269 Oak Avenue PO Box 826 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0520 Fax: (828) 682-7215 trac@toeriverarts.org www.main.nc.us/TRAC Arts Council

Sunny Brook Store

Toe River Health District

11018 U.S. Hwy. 19E South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2349 sunnybrookstore.com Attractions

3610 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2239 Non-Profit Agencies See ad page 17

Sunset House

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

PO Box 34 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-7111 rgonsor@mitchell.main.nc.us Cabins/Cottages

Sunset Mountain Rentals PO Box 326 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3356 creeksidehughes@yahoo.com www.sunsetmtnrentals.com Cabins/Cottages

Sunshine Monument & Discount Outlet 12217 Hwy. 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9699 Fax: (828) 765-8160 markpunter71@aol.com Monument Sales

Superior Installation, Inc. 31 Cross St. PO Box 591 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7659 Fax: (828) 765-2415 rheem@wnclink.com www.wncservicegroup.com Heating Contractors

Switzerland Café and General Store

Hwy. 226A PO Box 209 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-5289 Fax: (828) 765-7095 clare@mitchell.main.nc.us www.switzerlandcafe.com Restaurants

288 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5514 Restaurants

Tom Johnson Camping Center

1885 U.S. 70 West Marion NC 28752 (828) 724-4105 Fax: (828) 724-9057 tjcc@wnclink.com Recreational Vehicles

Tri-County Christian School

1637 19E Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2969 Fax: (828) 765-0569 calag@mitchell.main.nc.us Private Schools Education See ad page 9

Tri-County Oil Company 67 Highland Avenue PO Box 726 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6171 Fax: (828) 765-1316 Petroleum Dealers See ad page 21

The Trillium Gallery

101 High Ridge Road Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-0024 Fax: (828) 765-0049 Galleries

Trinity Episcopal Church 15 Hemlock Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4331 Fax: (828) 765-4331 tecsp@interlink-cafe.com Churches

Twisted Laurel Gallery

221 Locust Street PO Box 683 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1562 Fax: (828) 765-1562 rstroup@main.mitchell.nc.us Galleries See ad page 22 U

U.S. Cellular

10 Herman Ave., Suite D-3 Asheville NC 28803 (828) 777-8366 Fax: (828) 232-0034 steven.lawrence@uscellular.com uscc.com Cellular Telephone Service

Underwood and Weld Co., Inc.

PO Box 669 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2424 Fax: (828) 765-9584 underwood@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.underwoodweld.com Industries See ad page 18

Unimin Corporation 7638 S. 226 Hwy. PO Box 588 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4283 Fax: (828) 765-0912 vmiller@unimin.com www.unimin.com Industries

United Community Bank of Bakersville

54 N. Mitchell Ave. PO Box 6 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5800 Fax: (828) 688-5805 roger_mckinney@ucbi.com www.ucbi.com Banks

United Community Bank of Spruce Pine 12300 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8880 Fax: (828) 766-8980 ella_edwards@ucbi.com www.ucbi.com Banks

United Country/ Misty Mountain Land Co. 9459 NC 226A PO Box 205 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-7729 Fax: (828) 765-5167 mmlc@misty-mountain.com www.misty-mountain.com Real Estate

United Way of Mitchell County, Inc. 97 Pinebridge Avenue PO Box 367 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7724 Fax: (828) 765-1769 schulman@vol.com Non-Profit Agencies

Upper Street Café

198 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0622 Restaurants V

Valley of Roan Development

115 Mule Trail Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4284 Land Development See ad page 1

Valueprint

7380 Hwy. 19E PO Box 249 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0580 Fax: (828) 765-0588 design@valueprint-inc.com Printers

Verizon

2223 Hwy. 70 SE 2223 Hickory NC 28602 (828) 267-5891 Fax: (828) 267-5888 millesh@bam.com Cellular Telephone Service

Verizon Services Group 40 North Garden Street Marion NC 28752 (828) 652-6136 www.verizon.com Telephone Companies

Margaret A. VonRosen

379 High Ridge Road PO Box 538 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4756 Fax: (828) 765-1834 margaret@vonrosen.com Individuals

Vulcan Materials Co.

396 Granite Lane Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3200 Fax: (828) 688-3584 silversd@vmcmail.com www.vulcanmaterials.com Industries Stone Materials W

W.A.M.Y. Community Action, Inc.

Winters & Hagie Builders, Inc.

1049 Buck Mtn. Road Elk Park NC 28622 (828) 387-1826 Fax: (828) 733-6441 wintersandhagie@hotmail.com Building Contractors Modular Homes

Wiseman Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 459 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7041 Fax: (828) 766-8745 wisemantrucking@bellsouth.net Trucking

Woody’s Chair Shop 34 Dale Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9277 Fax: (828) 765-4376 Woodworking

Woody’s Cottages

100 Woody Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2418 Cabins/Cottages

29 Crystal Drive PO Box 894 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9150 Fax: (828) 765-9128 wmc2day@hotmail.com www.wamyca.org Non-Profit Agencies

WTOE Radio Station

Wachovia National Bank

Dave Wylie, CPA

189 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9646 Fax: (828) 765-3702 paula.pittman@wachovia.com www.wachovia.com Banks

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 2514 Halltown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9991 Fax: (828) 766-6107 www.walmart.com Shopping

Watauga Opportunities 205 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8981 mitchell@woiworks.org www.woiworks.org Non-Profit Agencies

Webb Funeral Home 128 Roan Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4277 Fax: (828) 765-4278 webb208@wnclink.net www.webbstones.com Funeral Homes

Wellborn’s Men’s Clothing and Shoes 215 Locust Street PO Box 129 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2866 Fax: (828) 765-0928 Clothing Tuxedo Rentals See ad page 15

Western Carolina Directories

295 Carson Street A-8 Marion NC 28752 (828) 652-2992 weldonkeith@yahoo.com Advertising

Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse

11961 South 226 Highway Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9151 Fax: (828) 765-9462 www.westernsizzlin.com Restaurants

Whitson Electric Company, Inc.

PO Box 668 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7441 Fax: (828) 682-6227 1470@wtoe.com Radio Stations See ad page 11 167 Locust Street PO Box 545 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1040 Fax: (828) 765-9655 wyliecpa@bellsouth.net Accountants Y

Yancey-Mitchell Board of Realtors

153 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0880 Fax: (828) 765-0880 Real Estate

Yellow Bird Company 5817 C. Hwy 226 S. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3064 Fax: (828) 688-3766 www.ybrhomes.com Real Estate

Young & McQueen

25 Crestview Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-7714 Fax: (828) 682-4145 kyoung@youngmcqueen.com www.youngmcqueen.com General Contractors

Young, Miller, Gillespie & Associates, P.A. PO Box 723 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6444 Fax: (828) 765-0538 Accountants See ad page 2

Patty S. Young

PO Box 601 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2672 Individuals

Young’s Fuel Service, Inc.

65 Crimson Laurel Way PO Box 401 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2116 Fax: (828) 688-2115 douglasy@ mitchell.main.nc.us Propane Dealers Petroleum Dealers See ad page 12

31 Cross St. PO Box 591 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9700 Fax: (828) 765-2415 whitson@wnclink.com Electrical Contractors

Young’s Mountain Music

Deborah J. Wilson, Realtor-Carolina Mountain Realty

Zemex Industrial Minerals Corp.

51 West Boulevard Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 284-0241 Fax: (828) 682-6168 debbie@carolinamtnrealty.com www.debbiewilson.net Real Estate

Route 2, Box 636 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-4365 Attractions Z

PO Box 99 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5500 Fax: (828) 766-2110 aglover@zemex.com www.zemex.com Industries

Hand Made Hospitality

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Categorical ACCOMMODATIONS

Black Mountain Vacation Rentals

314 Cold Springs Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 678-9968 bsampson@trccomputing.com www.wncvacationrentals.com

Ridgetop Cabins

493 Ridgetop Lane Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5511 ridgetopcabinsnc@aol.com www.ridgetopnc.com ACCOUNTANTS

Cody LeGrant McKinney, CPA, PC

1136 Greenwood Road PO Box 1137 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4400 Fax: (828) 765-4880 cody@highcountrycpa.com www.highcountrycpa.com

Dave Wylie, CPA

167 Locust Street PO Box 545 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1040 Fax: (828) 765-9655 wyliecpa@bellsouth.net

Young, Miller, Gillespie & Associates, P.A. PO Box 723 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6444 Fax: (828) 765-0538 See ad page 2 ADVERTISING

Better Publishing, Inc. 467 Byrd Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9188 Fax: (828) 688-2059 dougharrell@aol.com

Charter Media

719 Greenway Road Boone NC 28607 (828) 209-2300 Fax: (828) 209-2303

Mountain Cable Advertising

444 Baker’s Creek Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 589-6089 Fax: (843) 236-8189 wando@waccmedia.com

Western Carolina Directories

295 Carson Street A-8 Marion NC 28752 (828) 652-2992 weldonkeith@yahoo.com AIRPORT

Asheville Regional Airport 708 Airport Road Fletcher NC 28732 (828) 684-2226 Fax: (828) 684-3404 sphillips@flyavl.com ww.flyavl.com

ANTIQUES

Anita’s Atelier

PO Box 507 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1717 anita@anitasatelier.com www.anitasatelier.com

Pine Crossing

14842 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8400 pinecrossings@bellsouth.net APARTMENTS

Doanie Mama’s Guest House

Nelle’s Field Apartments PO Box 709 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7780 Fax: (828) 765-7795 hunter_constr@bellsouth.net ARTS COUNCIL

Toe River Arts Council 269 Oak Avenue PO Box 826 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0520 Fax: (828) 682-7215 trac@toeriverarts.org www.main.nc.us/TRAC

ATTORNEYS

Harrison & Poore, PA PO Box 248 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6796 Fax: (828) 765-1765

Holmes & Holmes

PO Box 615 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7005 Fax: (828) 765-9655 mhdmes@mtnlawyer.com www.mtnlawyer.com ATTRACTIONS

Blue Ridge Parkway

214 Parkway Maintenance Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2761 www.nps.gov/blri/viscentr.htm

Dellinger Mill, LLC

PO Box 1125 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1009 Fax: (828) 688-1009 jackandlesie@prodigy.net www.dellingermill.com

Emerald Village

McKinney Mine Road PO Box 98 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-6463 Fax: (828) 765-4367 mine@wnclink.com www.emeraldvillage.com

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

13780 Hwy. 226 S. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6130 Fax: (828) 765-0866 info@gemmountain.com www.gemmountain.com

Grandfather Mountain Inc.

2050 Blowing Rock Hwy. US Hwy. 221 & The Blue Ridge Parkway Linville NC 28646 (828) 733-2013 Fax: (828) 733-2608 nature@grandfather.com www.grandfather.com

Linville Caverns

PO Box 567 Marion NC 28752 (828) 756-4171 Fax: (828) 756-4171 cavetwin@wnclink.com www.linvillecaverns.com

Little Switzerland Frasier Firs and Trout Farm PO Box 192 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-2683 Fax: (828) 766-2114 rocdoc99@neucomm.net

Mount Mitchell

2388 State Hwy. 128 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-4611 www.ils.unc.edu/parkproject/ visit/momi/home.html

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Milepost 331 Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 858 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2761 www.mitchell-county.com/ festival/museum.html

PO Box 212 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3456 Fax: (828) 688-4755 lrl@mtnpro.com

Old English Inn

Harris Brown Mgmt. River Trail Apts.

521 High Ride Road PO Box 245 Little Switzerland NC 28749-0245 (828) 765-9531 Fax: (828) 766-9455 bcarson@mitchell.main.nc.us www.altapassorchard.com

4600 Dundas Drive Greensboro NC 27410 (336) 544-2300 Fax: (336) 544-2301 jkestler@hbmc.com

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314 Cliff Buchanan Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7948

Orchard at Altapass

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

Parkway Playhouse

202 Green Mountain Road PO Box 1432 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-4285 info@parkwayplayhouse.com

BACKHOE WORK

Phillips Grading, Inc. PO Box 342 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9296

Roan Mountain

Pisgah National Forest Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 765-9033

The Sanctum, Inc.

3815 Cane Creek Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9005 wolf.sanctum@verizon.net www.the-sanctum.org

Sunny Brook Store

11018 U.S. Hwy. 19E South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2349 sunnybrookstore.com

Young’s Mountain Music Route 2, Box 636 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-4365

AUCTIONS

Auctions By Timberline, LLC

PO Box 507 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-8900 Fax: (828) 766-6182 janng@timberlinenc.com AUTO BODY REPAIR

Jones Auto Body Paint & Repair

PO Box 932 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1089 Fax: (828) 765-0579 AUTO DEALERS

Don Smith Ford Mercury Subaru

10992 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1200 Fax: (828) 765-5762 subarud@bellsouth.net www.donsmithautos.com See ad page 13

Mountain Chevrolet, Pontiac, GMC Truck, Inc. 36 Chevy Blvd. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4234 Fax: (828) 765-7903

AUTO PARTS

Car Quest of Spruce Pine 7560 Highway 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 733-0161 Fax: (828) 733-9955 SERV9344@bellsouth.net www.carquest.com

AUTO RENTALS

A+ Car Rental

12312 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7475 Fax: (828) 765-7473 See ad page 12 AUTO REPAIR

Grassy Creek Automotive Repair

100 Dale Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8899 Fax: (828) 765-8433 stevebeam@bellsouth.net

Lamar’s Auto Service 21 Fortner Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-5853

AUTO UPHOLSTERY

Frye Auto Interiors

428C Balsam Avenue PO Box 589 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7701 Fax: (828) 765-7701 pdfrye@mitchell.main.nc.us AUTO & WINDOW GLASS

Gouge Glass

11111 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9300 Fax: (828) 765-9913 gougeglass@wnclink.com

BAKERY

Dixie’s Donuts Bakery & Café

615 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (822) 765-2005 BANKS

Bank of America

337 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7336 Fax: (828) 765-5470 randall. chapman@bankofamerica.com www.bankofamerica.com

Carolina First Bank-Bakersville

271 Crimson Laurel Way Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9329 Fax: (828) 688-9349 wendy.albury@ carolinafirst.com www.carolinafirst.com See ad page 5

Carolina First Bank-Spruce Pine

11995 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7744 Fax: (828) 766-6300 www.carolinafirst.com See ad page 5

RBC Centura Bank-Spruce Pine

11050 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1111 Fax: (828) 766-2005 william.boone@rbc.com www.rbccentura.com

SECU-Spruce Pine

11728 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6633 Fax: (828) 766-9060 www.ncsecu.org

United Community Bank of Bakersville

54 N. Mitchell Ave. PO Box 6 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5800 Fax: (828) 688-5805 roger_mckinney@ucbi.com www.ucbi.com

United Community Bank of Spruce Pine 12300 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8880 Fax: (828) 766-8980 ella_edwards@ucbi.com www.ucbi.com

Wachovia National Bank 189 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9646 Fax: (828) 765-3702 paula.pittman@wachovia.com www.wachovia.com BASKET MAKER

JABOBS, Inc.

1535 Wing Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2399 brsbasket@aol.com www.brsbasket.com BEAUTY SHOPS

Ann’s Beauty Salon 446 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4309

Haircraft

159 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5370 BED & BREAKFASTS

Bakersville Bed and Breakfast

PO Box 427 71 N. Mitchell Ave. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-6012 Fax: (828)688-6012 bakersvilleBb@aol.com www. bakersvillebedandbreakfast.com

The Nu Wray Inn

Town Square PO Box 156 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-2329 Fax: (828) 682-1113 nuwrayinn@aol.com See ad page 13

Richmond Inn

51 Pine Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6993 Fax: (828) 766-7224 richmondinn@msn.com www.richmond-inn.com See ad page 5 BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

Better Business Bureau

1 West Pack Square, Suite 1601 Asheville NC 28801 (828) 253-2392 Fax: (828) 252-5039 info@asheville.bbb.org www.asheville.bbb.org BOOKSTORES

Blue Moon Books

271 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-5000 Fax: (828) 766-5577 bluemoon@wnclink.com www. bluemoonbookstore.com See ad page 4

Dellinger’s Christian Book & Gift Shoppe

225 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7188 Fax: (828) 765-7187 lkdellinger@hotmail.com See ad page 18

Little Switzerland Book Exchange

9432 NC Hwy. 19E PO Box 448 Little Switzerland NC 28777 (828) 765-9070 Fax: (828) 765-9070 lsbookexchange@bellsouth.net BUILDING CONTRACTORS

Amos Mountain Homes

265 Poison Ivy Drive Green Mountain NC 28740 (828) 675-9303 Fax: (828) 675-1244 amosmountainhomes@aol.com www.amosmountainhomes.com

Buchanan Polysteel

100 Chet Burleson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5866 Fax: (828) 688-5855 joann2@roanind.com www.polysteel.com

Grassy Creek Construction Co., Inc.

610 Old NC 226 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9944 Fax: (828) 766-5524 grassycreekconst@yahoo.com

Harrell Builders Inc. 153 Bee Branch Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1759

Winters & Hagie Builders, Inc.

1049 Buck Mtn. Road Elk Park NC 28622 (828) 387-1826 Fax: (828) 733-6441 wintersandhagie@hotmail.com BUSINESS SERVICES

B & H Business Services 4456 East U.S. Hwy. 19E PO Box 209 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5188 Fax: (828) 675-5751 bwstone@ccvn.com

CABINS/COTTAGES

Arbor Branch Hwy. 19E PO Box 265 Ester AK 99725 (828) 766-9647

Bear Den Creek Side Cabins

600 Bear Den Mountain Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2888 Fax: (828) 765-2864 info@bear-den.com www.bear-den.com

Clearview Rentals 78 Clearview Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3831 Fax: (828) 688-3831

Cross Creek Cabins

Hwy. 183 PO Box 148 Linville Falls NC 28647 (828) 765-9701 Fax: (828) 765-9701 mycabins@aol.com www.crosscreekcabins.com

Dancing Leaf Mountain, Inc.

262 Dancing Leaf Lane Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1710 dancingleaf@verizon.net

Firehouse Kabins In The Woods

1959 Jacksontown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6005 chancelin@bellsouth.net

Graystone Cabins

383 Town Branch Road PO Box 308 Barnardsville NC 28709 (828) 626-2749 info@graystone-cabins.com www.graystone-cabins.com

Hemlock Retreat

4000 Lakeshore Road South Denver NC 28037 (704) 489-1559 garybudd@msn.com www.tcc-inc.com/retreat

Laurel Creek Cottage

288 Chet Burleson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9699 Fax: (828) 688-5855 laurelcreekcottage@yahoo.com www.geocities.com/ laurelcreekcottage.com

Laurel Oaks Farm

7334 NC 80 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2652 laureloaksfarm@main.nc.us www.laurel-oaks.com

Linville Falls Lodge & Cottages and Spears BBQ & Grill

PO Box 182 Linville Falls NC 28647 (828) 765-2658 Fax: (828) 765-6788 dphuskins@aol.com www.linvillefallslodge.com

Mountain Laurel Retreat 41 Wentzell Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5365

Peak Mountain Cottages 460 Rabbit Hop Road PO Box 428 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9559 See ad page 17

River Cabin Rentals 497 NW 113 Ave. Coral Springs FL 33071 (954) 752-5777 spencerro@aol.com www.rivercabins.com

Springmaid Mountain

2171 Henredon Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2353 Fax: (828) 765-0405 smm@leroysprings.com www.springmaidmountain.com

Sunset House

PO Box 34 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-7111 rgonsor@mitchell.main.nc.us

Sunset Mountain Rentals PO Box 326 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3356 creeksidehughes@yahoo.com www.sunsetmtnrentals.com

Woody’s Cottages

100 Woody Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2418 CABLE TV

Charter Communications 1670 Hendersonville Road Asheville NC 28803 (828) 274-3350 Fax: (828) 277-6150

Country Cablevision 9449 State Hwy. 197 S Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-4706 Fax: (828) 682-6895


CAMPGROUNDS

Bear Den Campground

600 Bear Den Mountain Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2888 Fax: (828) 765-2864 info@bear-den.com www.bear-den.com

Springmaid Mountain

2171 Henredon Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2353 Fax: (828) 765-0405 smm@leroysprings.com www.springmaidmountain.com

Spruce Pine Campground PO Box 354 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7007 spcamp1@juno.com www.kiz.com/sprucepine

CARPET CLEANING

Mountain Pride Restoration, Inc.

1044 Mine Creek Road Bakersville NC 28777 (828) 688-2386 harkeyconley@aol.com CARPET DEALER

Dick’s Carpet Service 6071 S. 226 Hwy. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 765-1551 Fax: (828) 765-1551

CATERING

Plates & Platters

1040 White Oak Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-6822 CELLULAR TELEPHONE SERVICE

U.S. Cellular

10 Herman Ave., Suite D-3 Asheville NC 28803 (828) 777-8366 Fax: (828) 232-0034 steven.lawrence@ uscellular.com uscc.com

Verizon

2223 Hwy. 70 SE 2223 Hickory NC 28602 (828) 267-5891 Fax: (828) 267-5888 millesh@bam.com CHILD CARE

Phillips-Gwaltney Child Development Center 200 Mayland Drive PO Box 547 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1401 Fax: (828) 765-0728 lsilvers@mayland.edu

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

Phillips Nursery

13528 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2040

Sugar Plum Farms

1263 Isaacs Branch Road PO Box 136 Plumtree NC 28664 (828) 765-0019 Fax: (828) 765-0019 sugarplumfarm@boone.net www.sugarplumfarm.com CHURCHES

Abundant Life Outreach

PO Box 528 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9935 Fax: (828) 765-9938 abundantlifeoutreach@hotmail.com www.abundantlifeoutreach.com

First Baptist Church

125 Tappan Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9411 Fax: (828) 765-9442 sprucepinefbc@bellsouth.net

Grassy Creek Presbyterian Church 74 Greenlee Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2008

Trinity Episcopal Church 15 Hemlock Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4331 Fax: (828) 765-4331 tecsp@interlink-cafe.com

CIVIC CLUBS

Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club 149 Bailey Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0410

Spruce Pine Rotary Club PO Box 22 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7758

CLAY DISTRIBUTORS

Boone Kaolin

PO Box 209 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5188 Fax: (828) 675-5751 bwstone@ccvn.com www.sedberrypottery.com CLEANING SERVICES

Alpha and Omega Cleaning Service

211 Amethyst Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5977 millermania@earthlink.net CLOTHING

McCall’s Department Store 209 Locust Street PO Box 129 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4907 Fax: (828) 765-0928 See ad page 15

Wellborn’s Men’s Clothing and Shoes 215 Locust Street PO Box 129 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2866 Fax: (828) 765-0928 See ad page 15 COFFEE SHOPS

Dot’s Coffee Shoppe 124 Hughes Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3789

DT’s Blue Ridge Java 169 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8008 dtniven@bellsouth.net See ad page 2 COLLEGE

Mayland Community College 200 Mayland Drive PO Box 547 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7351 Fax: (828) 765-2327 rgarrett@mayland.edu www.mayland.cc.nc.us See ad page 8

COMMERCIAL ARTISTS

Hite Effects Art & Design Studio 159 Pine Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0700 Fax: (828) 765-5788 hitefx@bellsouth.net www.hitefx.com

COMPUTER SALES & SERVICES

PC Solutions LLC

16 Fairway Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4473 Fax: (828) 765-6459 pcs@wnclink.com CONCRETE SUPPLIERS

Explosives Supply Company

167 Roan Road PO Drawer 217 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2762 Fax: (828) 765-6044 CONFERENCE FACILITIES

Pinebridge Center

97 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7463 Fax: (828) 765-7460 claudiabp@bellsouth.net www.pinebridgecenter.com

Pinebridge Inn and Executive Center

207 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5543 Fax: (828) 765-5544 info@pinebridgeinn.com www.pinebridgeinn.com See ad page 15 CONSULTANTS

Liam Arles Consulting, Inc. 167 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 385-2544 Fax: (828) 682-1696 charlesgibson@hotmail.com COSMETICS SALES

Mary Kay

196 Whitson Branch Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4047 swoody@wnclink.com www.marykay.com COTTAGES/CABINS

Big Lynn Lodge

PO Box 459 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4257 Fax: (828) 765-0301 info@biglynnlodge.com www.biglynnlodge.com

Parkview Lodge

Hwy. 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 265 Linville Falls NC 28647 (828) 765-4787 parkviewlodg@earthlink.net www.parkviewlodge.com

Realty One Service

13922 South Hwy. 226 Suite 2 PO Box 156 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4275 Fax: (828) 765-4276 fgoforth@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.realtyoneservice.net See ad page 11 COUNSELING SERVICES

Carolina Counseling Associates PO Box 1023 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6688 Fax: (828) 766-7756

CRAFTS STUDIO

Mountain Farm

125 Copperhead Bend Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-4856 marilyn@mountainfarm.net www.mountainfarm.net DENTISTS

Barbara L. Bressert, DDS 54 Broad Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7383 Fax: (828) 765-5293 drblb@wnclink.com

Dr. Charles Nash

338 Mitchell Avenue PO Box 616 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2193

James S. Thompson, DDS P.A. 598 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9002 Fax: (828) 765-1614 docjst@vol.com See ad page 19

DISASTER RESTORATION

Service Master of WNC 180 Rocky Ridge Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4034 Fax: (828) 765-9955 macrobinson@bellsouth.net

DRY CLEANERS

Invershiel Cleaners 12031 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5326

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Mitchell County Economic Development Commission 125 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9033 Fax: (828) 765-9034 shise@mitchell-county.com www.mitchell-county/ edc/com See ad page 3 EDUCATION

Mayland Community College 200 Mayland Drive PO Box 547 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7351 Fax: (828) 765-2327 rgarrett@mayland.edu www.mayland.cc.nc.us See ad page 8

Mitchell County Board of Education

72 Ledger School Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4432 Fax: (828) 688-4095 bsears@central.mitchell.k12.nc.us mitchellcountyschools.com

Penland School of Crafts PO Box 37 Penland NC 28765 (828) 765-2359 Fax: (828) 765-7389 www.penland.org See ad page 10

Tri-County Christian School

1637 19E Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2969 Fax: (828) 765-0569 calag@mitchell.main.nc.us See ad page 9 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS

EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

Employment Security Commission 100 Kim Thickets Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7376 Fax: (828) 765-8552 www.esc.state.nc.us See ad page 13

Manpower Services

500 N. Main Street, Suite 11 Marion NC 28752 (828) 765-6514 Fax: (828) 765-6515 sprucepine.nc@na.manpower.com

Mayland Community College Work Force Development Program

PO Box 827 Newland NC 28657 (828) 765-7758 Fax: (828) 765-8552 john.1.greene@ncmail.com www.mayland.cc.nc.us/acad/ noncurr/jtpa/jtpa.html ENGINEERING

McGill Associates, P.A.

PO Box 2259 55 Broad Street Asheville NC 28802 (828) 252-0575 Fax: (828) 252-2518 hbbuckner@mcgillengineers.com ENTERTAINERS

G & Girl Productions 144 Sam Green Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5009

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Appalachian Equipment & Rentals

204 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine Shopping Center Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7368 Fax: (828) 765-1020 FESTIVALS

North Carolina Mineral and Gem Festival

pjensen@mitchell-county.com www.mitchell-county.com

Whitson Electric Company, Inc.

North Carolina Rhododendron Festival

ELECTRICAL MOTOR SERVICES

Edward Jones

31 Cross St. PO Box 591 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9700 Fax: (828) 765-2415 whitson@wnclink.com

McKinney Electric and Machine Co., Inc.

12923 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7910 Fax: (828) 765-0885 mckelec@mitchell.main.nc.us ELECTRICAL UTILITIES

French Broad Electric PO Box 9 Marshall NC 28753 (828) 688-4815 Fax: (828) 649-2989 frenchbroad@mc.com

EMBROIDERY

Custom Shirts & Hats

2961 Hwy. 221 N Marion NC 28752 (828) 652-1115 Fax: (828) 659-8275 jim@customshirtsonline.com www.customshirtsonline.com

High County Embroidery Co.

89 Locust Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8925 Fax: (828) 733-2999 hcembroidery@bellsouth.net EMERGENCY ORGANIZATION

Parkway Fire & Rescue PO Box 188 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2117

PO Box 407 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3541 mrbob@bakersville.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES PO Box 1201 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7179 Fax: (866) 584-9248 www.edwardjones.com

Leland Riddle Financial Services

205 Locust Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9064 Fax: (828) 766-9065 s.leland@bellsouth.net

Mitchell Credit Co., Inc. 155 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9436 Fax: (828) 765-6977

FIRE, SMOKE & WATER RESTORATION

Mountain Pride Restoration, Inc.

1044 Mine Creek Road Bakersville NC 28777 (828) 688-2386 harkeyconley@aol.com FISHING

Little Switzerland Frasier Firs and Trout Farm PO Box 192 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-2683 Fax: (828) 766-2114 rocdoc99@neucomm.net FLORISTS

Bakersville Flowers & Gifts 33 Mitchell Avenue PO Box 72 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2126 bakersvilleflowers@hotmail.com www.bakersvilleflowers.com

Spruce Pine Florist

13755 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2741 Fax: (828) 765-2742 See ad page 12 FUNERAL HOMES

Henline-Hughes Funeral Home

85 Crimson Laurel Way PO Box 345 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4813 info@henline-hughes.com www.henline-hughes.com

Webb Funeral Home 128 Roan Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4277 Fax: (828) 765-4278 webb208@wnclink.net www.webbstones.com FURNITURE

La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery 11955 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2715 Fax: (828) 766-7200 la-z-boy@boone.net

Peoples Furniture Co. 274 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5557 Fax: (828) 765-5558 peoplesfurniture@vol.com www.peoplesfurniture. homeappliance.com

Southwest Trading Company, LLC 279 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8261 Fax: (828) 765-8262 rbeard1@mindspring.com GALLERIES

Anita’s Atelier

PO Box 507 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-1717 anita@anitasatelier.com www.anitasatelier.com

Arts Centered/Picket Fence Gallery

PO Box 427 37 Mitchell Ave. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9192 innkeeper@ bakersvillebedbreakfast.com bakersvillebedandbreakfast.com

Bringle Pottery Studio 160 Lucy Morgan Lane Penland NC 28765 (828) 765-0240 Fax: (828) 765-0240 cynthiabringle@yahoo.com

Crimson Laurel Gallery

PO Box 863 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3599 crimsonlaurelart@aol.com www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com

Gems for YouGallery Anita

14865 S. 226 Hwy. PO Box 483 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-7624 Fax: (828) 765-2367 anita@jewelrybyanita.com

Illumbra Art Gallery 103 Crimson Laurel Way Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 385-2827 illumbra@hotmail.com

Penland School of Crafts PO Box 37 Penland NC 28765 (828) 765-2359 Fax: (828) 765-7389 www.penland.org See ad page 10

The Trillium Gallery

101 High Ridge Road Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-0024 Fax: (828) 765-0049

Twisted Laurel Gallery

221 Locust Street PO Box 683 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1562 Fax: (828) 765-1562 rstroup@main.mitchell.nc.us See ad page 22

Hand Made Hospitality

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GARAGE DOOR SALES

AAA Garage Doors 221 Tom’s Creek Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-0039 Fax: (704) 629-2748

GARDEN CENTER

Lakeview Nursery & Garden Center

PO Box 279 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9133 Fax: (828) 765-9177 See ad page 19 GEM MINE TOURS

The Rock Mine Tours, Inc. 4075 E. U.S. Hwy. 19E PO Box 877 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-0004 therockminetours@yahoo.com therockminetoursinc.com GEM MINING

Blue Ridge Gemstone Mine

McKinney Mine Road PO Box 327 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-5264 brgm@direcway.com www.dick-j.com See ad page 14

The Emerald Mine

PO Box 249 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-6832 Fax: (828) 765-1695 franksminetours@yahoo.com www.theemeraldmine.com

Emerald Village

McKinney Mine Road PO Box 98 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-6463 Fax: (828) 765-4367 mine@wnclink.com www.emeraldvillage.com

Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine

13780 Hwy. 226 S. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6130 Fax: (828) 765-0866 info@gemmountain.com www.gemmountain.com

Jerry Call, Inc.

PO Box 296 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2099 riodocecall@aol.com www.riodoce.com

Spruce Pine Gem & Gold Mine

15090 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7981 gemcenter@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.angelfire.com/rock3/ spruce_pine_gem_mine/ See ad page 17 GEMSTONE SALES

Rocks and Things

114 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1667 Fax: (828) 765-1948 See ad page 5 GENERAL CONTRACTORS

Appalachian Protective Services

PO Box 591 31 Cross Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9797 Fax: (828) 765-2415 aps@wnclink.com www.wncservicegroup.com

Hunter Construction

PO Box 709 300 Tempie Mountain Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7780 Fax: (828) 765-7795 hunter_constr@bellsouth.net www.hunterconst.com See ad page 14

Young & McQueen

25 Crestview Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-7714 Fax: (828) 682-4145 kyoung@youngmcqueen.com www.youngmcqueen.com

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GENERAL STORE

MAST General Store

Hwy. 194 Valle Crucis NC 28691 (828) 963-6511 Fax: (828) 963-1883 info@mastgeneralstore.com www.mastgeneralstore.com GLASS

Gouge Glass

11111 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9300 Fax: (828) 765-9913 gougeglass@wnclink.com

Mitchell Glass

34 Cabin Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9299 Fax: (828) 766-6465 GOLF COURSES

Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

2360 Swiss Pine Lake Dr. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6589 Fax: (828) 765-7605 www.grassycreek.com See ad page 4

Mountain Air Country Club

Phipps Creek Road PO Box 1037 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-3600 Fax: (828) 682-4125 GOVERNMENT

Town of Bakersville

PO Box 53 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2113 Fax: (828) 688-2745 bville@mitchell.main.nc.us www.bakersville.com

High Country Council of Governments PO Box 1820 Boone NC 28607 (828) 265-5434 rherdon@regional.org

Mayland Community College Small Business Center

PO Box 547 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7351 Fax: (828) 765-2327 rbranch@mayland.cc.nc.us www.mayland.cc.nc.us

Congressman Patrick McHenry

P.O. Box 357 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2701 Fax: (828) 765-2729 laurie.moody@mail.house.gov www.house.gov/mchenry

Mitchell County Government

26 Crimson Laurel Circle Suite 2 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2139 Fax: (828) 688-4443 kyoung@mitchell.main.nc.us www.mitchellcounty.org See ad Inside Back Cover

Town of Spruce Pine 138 Highland Avenue PO Box 189 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3000 Fax: (828) 765-3014 spmgr@bellsouth.net www.sprucepine.org

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS

Hite Effects Art & Design Studio

159 Pine Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0700 Fax: (828) 765-5788 hitefx@bellsouth.net www.hitefx.com GROUP LODGING

Pinebridge Center

97 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7463 Fax: (828) 765-7460 claudiabp@bellsouth.net www.pinebridgecenter.com

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

Pinebridge Inn and Executive Center

207 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5543 Fax: (828) 765-5544 info@pinebridgeinn.com www.pinebridgeinn.com See ad page 15 HANDYMAN SERVICES

A. McVay’s Remodeling, Painting and Handyman Services

95 Blue Ridge Gem Mine Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9363 Fax: (828) 765-9363 honeydohandym@aol.com HARDWARE

Ace Hardware

5489 S. 226 Hwy. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4798 Fax: (828) 688-2441 hardware@wnclink.com

Grassy Creek Hardware & Building Supply 12398 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5286 Fax: (828) 765-0111 grassy@wnclink.com

HEALTH CARE

Alpha Omega Health Services

129 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0037 Fax: (828) 765-0039 ckeeton@aohealth.com www.aohealth.com HEALTH CLUBS

Curves of Spruce Pine

265 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9191 Fax: (828) 766-9156 curvesofsprucepine@yahoo.com www.curves.com

Pinebridge Center

97 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7463 Fax: (828) 765-7460 claudiabp@bellsouth.net www.pinebridgecenter.com HEARING AID CENTER

Spruce Pine Hearing Aid Center 11887 Spruce Pine Shopping Center Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6770 Fax: (828) 765-5978 lisahear@wnclink.com

HEATING CONTRACTORS

Davis Godwin Assoc., Inc. PO Box 507 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-6181 Fax: (828) 766-6182

Superior Installation, Inc. 31 Cross St. PO Box 591 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7659 Fax: (828) 765-2415 rheem@wnclink.com www.wncservicegroup.com HEATING SERVICES

AmeriGas Propane LP 516 Summit Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7423 Fax: (828) 765-0511 www.amerigas.com HOSPITAL

Spruce Pine Community Hospital

125 Hospital Drive PO Drawer 9 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4201 Fax: (828) 765-0824 keith.holtsclaw@msj.com www.spchospital.org See ad page 21

HOTELS/MOTELS

Alpine Inn

PO Box 477 Highway 226-A at Little Switzerland Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-5380 Fax: (828) 765-1961 alpineinnls@aol.com www.insidenc.com/alpineinn.htm

Big Lynn Lodge

PO Box 459 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4257 Fax: (828) 765-0301 info@biglynnlodge.com www.biglynnlodge.com

Bluff’s Lodge & Restaurant 45356 Blue Ridge Parkway Laurel Springs NC 28644 (336) 372-4499 Fax: (336) 372-4499 www.blueridgeresort.com

Carolina Country Inn

600 West Main Street Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-6033 tcmakings@carolinacountryinn.com www.carolinacountryinn.com

Mountain View Motel & Restaurant

226 S. Hwy & The Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 266 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4233 info@mountainviewmotel.com

Parkview Lodge

Hwy. 221 & Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 265 Linville Falls NC 28647 (828) 765-4787 parkviewlodg@earthlink.net www.parkviewlodge.com

Pine Valley Motel

11827 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6276 Fax: (828) 766-9148 pvmotel@bellsouth.net See ad page 6

Pinebridge Inn and Executive Center

207 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5543 Fax: (828) 765-5544 info@pinebridgeinn.com www.pinebridgeinn.com See ad page 15 HUMAN SERVICES

Mitchell County SafePlace

PO Box 544 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4044 Fax: (828) 765-4011 safeplace@ mitchellcountysafeplace.com www. mitchellcountysafeplace.com See ad page 10 INDIVIDUALS

Jerry & Margaret Black 53 Lillians Lane Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4957

Charles Monroe Buchanan 2919 Poplar Creek Road Green Mountain NC 28740 (828) 688-3544

Ken Fox

63 Crimson Laurel Circle Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3982

Margaret Horne

PO Box 197 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-0612 Fax: (828) 675-9732 maghorne@aol.com

Robert & Fran McFerren 33 Lillians Lane PO Box 1274 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9894 macnan@mitchell.main.nc.us

Bryce Percival

PO Box 203 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-1175 brycep@ littleswitzerlandweather.info http://littleswitzerlandweather.info/ BFCweather.html

M. Douglas Rowell

PO Box 537 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-7777 Fax: (704) 973-0999 amtex@att.net

Underwood and Weld Co., Inc.

77 Southridge Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6259

PO Box 669 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2424 Fax: (828) 765-9584 underwood@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.underwoodweld.com See ad page 18

Marsha Thompson

Unimin Corporation

Bill Slagle, Jr.

35 Hemlock Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7443

Margaret A. VonRosen

379 High Ridge Road PO Box 538 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4756 Fax: (828) 765-1834 margaret@vonrosen.com

Patty S. Young

PO Box 601 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2672 INDOOR MARKET

Grassy Creek Indoor Market

12085 Hwy. 226 S. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6096 jensenjd@aol.com INDUSTRIES

Bombardier

1211 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-1100 Fax: (828) 765-4213 ned.donelly@brp.com www.brp.com

Coca-Cola Corporation 795 Hwy. 105 Bypass Boone NC 28607 (828) 297-2142 Fax: (828) 297-5848 www.cokeconsolidated.com

Ethan Allen Inc.

200 Ethan Allen Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1776 Fax: (828) 765-5161 jtgardner28777@yahoo.com www.ethanallen.com

K-T Feldspar Corporation PO Box 309 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9621 Fax: (828) 765-6304 dbeam@k-tclay.com www.k-tclay.com

New Buck Corporation 8000 S. 226 Hwy. PO Box 69 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6144 Fax: (828) 765-0462 info@buckstovecorp.com www.buckstovecorp.com

Pepsi Cola Distributing Hwy. 221 N PO Box 550 Hickory NC 28603 (828) 756-4662 Fax: (800) 887-7946 drevis@pepsihky.com www.pepsi.com

Progress Energy Carolinas, Inc.

555 Brevard Road Asheville NC 28806 (828) 258-5031 www.progress-energy.com

Roan Industries, Inc. 100 Chet Burleson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5888 Fax: (828) 688-5855 joann2@roanind.com www.roanind.com

Safepro, Inc.

167 Locust Ave. PO Box 157 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-6611 Fax: (828) 765-9655 fadkins@wnclink.com www.safeproinc.com

Spruce Pine Batch Company

2490 Burnsville Hwy. PO Box 159 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9876 Fax: (828) 765-9888 www.sprucepinebatch.com

7638 S. 226 Hwy. PO Box 588 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4283 Fax: (828) 765-0912 vmiller@unimin.com www.unimin.com

Vulcan Materials Co.

396 Granite Lane Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3200 Fax: (828) 688-3584 silversd@vmcmail.com www.vulcanmaterials.com

Zemex Industrial Minerals Corp.

PO Box 99 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5500 Fax: (828) 766-2110 aglover@zemex.com www.zemex.com INSURANCE

Boone High Country Insurance Agency PO Box 730 Newland NC 28657 (828) 733-6200

Cardinal Insurance Agency 1158 Greenwood Road PO Box 569 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5445 Fax: (828) 765-5447 bill@cardinalinsurance.net www.cardinalinsurance.net

Farm Bureau Insurance

157 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9678 Fax: (828) 765-9794 hermancornett@ncfbins.com www.ncfbins.com

Fortner Insurance Agency 311 Oak Avenue PO Box 39 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6121 Fax: (828) 765-5840 s www.fortnerinsurance.com

McClellan Insurance & Financial Planning, Inc. 95 Kim Thickets Road PO Box 744 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0455 Fax: (828) 765-1087 insu1873@bellsouth.net

Nationwide Insurance

152 Summit Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2790 Fax: (828) 765-6213 CleoGreeneAgency@nwagent.com

Phillips Insurance

261 Oak Avenue PO Box 786 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2900 Fax: (828) 765-7895 danna@vol.com

State Farm Insurance 11899 Hwy. 226 South PO Box 706 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0102 Fax: (828) 765-0108 syna.lewis.jyqp@ statefarm.com www.statefarm.com See ad page 9

INTERIOR CLEANING

Service Master of WNC 180 Rocky Ridge Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4034 Fax: (828) 765-9955 macrobinson@bellsouth.net


INVESTIGATIONS

Asset Protection Associates, Inc.

PO Box 310 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-9359 Fax: (828) 765-9369 dwilson@assetprotectionassociates.com w JEWELRY

Blue Ridge Gemstone Mine

McKinney Mine Road PO Box 327 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-5264 brgm@direcway.com www.dick-j.com See ad page 14

Gems for YouGallery Anita

14865 S. 226 Hwy. PO Box 483 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-7624 Fax: (828) 765-2367 anita@jewelrybyanita.com

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Blue Ridge Home Care 220 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5731 Fax: (828) 765-8111

MENTAL HEALTH

New Vistas Behavioral Health

236 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8808 Fax: (828) 765-8650 cassiek@new-vistas.org www.new-vistas.org MODULAR HOMES

Mayland Home Center 800 Summit Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7010 Fax: (828) 765-0045 maylandhomes@vol.com www.r-anell.com

Winters & Hagie Builders, Inc.

Rings and Things

1049 Buck Mtn. Road Elk Park NC 28622 (828) 387-1826 Fax: (828) 733-6441 wintersandhagie@hotmail.com

Sticks N Stones Jewelry

Sunshine Monument & Discount Outlet

Hwy. 19E PO Box 64 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5015 See ad page 17 5183 Hwy. 226 South Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3155

LAND DEVELOPMENT

Valley of Roan Development

115 Mule Trail Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4284 See ad page 1 LANDSCAPING

Mountaineer Nursery, Landscaping, Trucking & Grading

PO Box 216 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3102 Fax: (828) 675-4558 mountaineer@mitchell.main.nc.us LAUNDRY & CLEANERS

Quality Cleaners, Inc. 651 West Main Street PO Box 535 Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 682-2351 Fax: (828) 682-2351 sales@qualitycleaners.us www.qualitycleaners.us See ad page 14 LOG HOMES

Amber Ranches

40 Lakeview Road Asheville NC 28804 (828) 225-6442 Fax: (828) 225-6442 cmuchinick@amberranches.com www. alpinerealestatecompany.com LUMBER & BUILDING SUPPLIES

Grassy Creek Hardware & Building Supply 12398 South 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5286 Fax: (828) 765-0111 grassy@wnclink.com

MEDICAL CLINICS

Bakersville Community Medical Clinic 86 North Mitchell Avenue PO Box 27 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2104 Fax: (828) 688-4257 duncan@bakersville.com

Mayland Family Health Center

7968 Nineteen E. Highway Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5672 Fax: (828) 765-5672 mlopcg@msj.com

MONUMENT SALES 12217 Hwy. 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9699 Fax: (828) 765-8160 markpunter71@aol.com

MOTORCYCLE SHOP

Liberty Motorcycles

1121 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3451 Fax: (828) 765-3455 libertymtrcycl@bellsouth.net NAIL CARE

Pro Nails

11897 S. NC Hwy. 226 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4526 See ad page 10 NATURAL GAS DEALER

Piedmont Natural Gas 6781 19E Hwy. PO Box 218 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8786 Fax: (828) 766-5871 www.piedmontng.com See ad page 21 NEWSPAPER

Mitchell News-Journal 261 Locust Avenue PO Box 339 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7169 Fax: (828) 765-1616 editor@mitchellnews.com

NON-PROFIT AGENCIES

American Cancer Society 120 Executive Park Bldg. 1 Asheville NC 28806 (828) 254-6931 Fax: (828) 252-8890

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

PO Box 10427 Winston-Salem NC 27108 (336) 721-0260 foundation@brpfoundation.com www.brpfoundation.org

Communities in School of Mitchell County PO Box 414 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 766-9562 gilcrists@aol.com

EnergyXchange

66 EnergyXchange Drive Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5541 Fax: (828) 675-5542 energy@yancey.main.nc.us www.energyxchange.org

Friends of the Spruce Pine Library

301 - B Fairway Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7386 louisebhembree@hotmail.com

Hospice of Mitchell County

284 Hospital Drive PO Box 38 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5677 Fax: (828) 765-5680 cturner@hospicemc.com

May Coalition

167 Locust Avenue PO Box 704 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8880 Fax: (828) 765-9655 mayloan@bellsouth.net

Mitchell Community Health Partnership P.O. Box 176 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2740 Fax: (828) 688-2326 ronmck@gte.com

Mitchell County Historical Society PO Box 651 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4371

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff

125 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5385 Fax: (828) 765-5385 mitchellstaf@aol.com

Mitchell County Special Olympics

144 Greenlee Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4769 Fax: (828) 688-9344 sbhobart@bellsouth.net See ad page 22

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity PO Box 409 Micaville NC 28753 (828) 766-9000 Fax: (828) 766-9176

The Sanctum, Inc.

3815 Cane Creek Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9005 wolf.sanctum@verizon.net www.the-sanctum.org

Sons of Confederate Veterans

PO Box 317 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-9152 ledford1861@wmconnect.com

Spruce Pine Business Association 147 Oak Avenue PO Box 1088 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8008

Spruce Pine Community Hospital Foundation 125 Hospital Drive PO Box 247 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-1750 Fax: (828) 765-0824 cherly.craigie@msj.com

Spruce Pine Main Street PO Box 189 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3008 Fax: (828) 765-3014 spmainst@bellsouth.net www.sprucepine.org

Toe River Health District 3610 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2239 See ad page 17

United Way of Mitchell County, Inc. 97 Pinebridge Avenue PO Box 367 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7724 Fax: (828) 765-1769 schulman@vol.com

W.A.M.Y. Community Action, Inc. 29 Crystal Drive PO Box 894 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9150 Fax: (828) 765-9128 wmc2day@hotmail.com www.wamyca.org

Watauga Opportunities 205 Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8981 mitchell@woiworks.org www.woiworks.org

NURSING CARE

Brian Center

218 Laurel Creek Court Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7312 Fax: (828) 765-7295 OPTOMETRISTS

Appalachian Eye Associates

54 Hill St. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2020 Fax: (828) 765-2451 speye@bellsouth.net

Kenneth Lentz, O.D., P.A. 193 Walnut Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4349 Fax: (828) 765-6247

National Vision

2514 Halltown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5004 ORCHARDS

Orchard at Altapass

521 High Ride Road PO Box 245 Little Switzerland NC 28749-0245 (828) 765-9531 Fax: (828) 766-9455 bcarson@mitchell.main.nc.us www.altapassorchard.com ORGANIZATIONS

Loyal Order of Moose PO Box 456 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9500 www.mooseintl.org

OUTDOOR SUPPLIES

Tarheel Angler Outfitters 280 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9515 Fax: (704) 487-5189 Rbowman28@carolina.rr.com www.tarheelangler.com PAWN SHOP

Mountaineer Pawn Shop, Inc. 12513 226 Hwy S. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7651 Fax: (828) 765-9452 musicjewelryandloan@ bellsouth.net

PEST REMOVAL SERVICES

Terminix Service

PO Box 487 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0543 Fax: (828) 765-7060 PETROLEUM DEALERS

Blevins & Riddle Oil Company

6014 Hwy. 19E PO Box 626 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4268

JJ Gouge & Sons Oil Company

112 Greenwood Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4040 Fax: (828) 765-8338 jeff.gougeoil@boone.net

Tri-County Oil Company 67 Highland Avenue PO Box 726 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6171 Fax: (828) 765-1316 See ad page 21

Young’s Fuel Service, Inc.

65 Crimson Laurel Way PO Box 401 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2116 Fax: (828) 688-2115 douglasy@ mitchell.main.nc.us See ad page 12 PHARMACIES

Hospital Drive Pharmacy 409 Altapass Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2025 Fax: (828) 765-3470 hospdrph@bellsouth.net

Spruce Pine Pharmacy 431 Altapass Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2281 Fax: (828) 765-6215

Village of Penland

8024 19E Highway Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2842 perry7407@bellsouth.net See ad page 9

PHYSICIANS PROPANE DEALERS

Blue Ridge Family Practice - Dr. Steven Hill

AmeriGas Propane LP

Spruce Pine Family Medical Center

Young’s Fuel Service, Inc.

88 Hospital Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6101 Fax: (828) 765-2383 431 Altapass Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0170 Fax: (828) 765-0824 spcdke@msj.com PLUMBING

Beson Plumbing & Heating

141 Highland Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4042 Fax: (828) 765-0661 carolina@interlink-cafe.com

Davis Godwin Assoc., Inc. PO Box 507 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-6181 Fax: (828) 766-6182

516 Summit Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7423 Fax: (828) 765-0511 www.amerigas.com

65 Crimson Laurel Way PO Box 401 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-2116 Fax: (828) 688-2115 douglasy@ mitchell.main.nc.us See ad page 12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Mitchell County Board of Education

72 Ledger School Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4432 Fax: (828) 688-4095 bsears@central.mitchell.k12.nc.us mitchellcountyschools.com PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

POTTERS

Cane Creek Pottery

2366 Cane Creek Road PO Box 88 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9051 Fax: (828) 688-0059 artisan@worldnet.att.net

The Pot Hole

462 Ohle Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5217 pothole@yancey.main.nc.us

Potters of the Roan

344 NC 80 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3386 pottersoftheroan@hotmail.com www.pottersoftheroan. homestead.com PRINTERS

Mayland Printing Company

218 Oak Avenue PO Box 526 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4051 Fax: (828) 765-0801 maylandprinting@earthlink.net

Minor’s Printing Company 643-N Greenway Road P.O. Box 3349 Boone NC 28607 (828) 264-6366 Fax: (828) 262-9778 phil@minorsprinting.com

Valueprint

7380 Hwy. 19E PO Box 249 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0580 Fax: (828) 765-0588 design@valueprint-inc.com PRISON

Mountain View Correctional Facility PO Box 708 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0956

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Tri-County Christian School

1637 19E Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2969 Fax: (828) 765-0569 calag@mitchell.main.nc.us See ad page 9 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Asset Protection Associates, Inc.

PO Box 310 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-9359 Fax: (828) 765-9369 dwilson@assetprotectionassociates.com w

Mitchell County Transportation Authority 73 Crimson Laurel Circle Suite 7 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4715 Fax: (828) 688-3510 barbuch@mitchell.main.nc.us www.mitchellcounty.org/ departments/ transportation.html See ad page 8 PUBLISHER

CommunityLink

Jerry Ross 4742 Holts Prairie Rd Pinckneyville IL 62274 800 455-5600

jerry.ross@communitylink.com

www.communitylink.com Publisher QUILTING

Granny Annie Quilting Service

301 Fairway Lane Apt. D Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8163 grannyanniequilt@bellsouth.net www.grannyanniequilting.com RADIO STATIONS

WTOE Radio Station PO Box 668 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7441 Fax: (828) 682-6227 1470@wtoe.com See ad page 11 REAL ESTATE

1-800-PAY-CASH

378 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7653 Fax: (828) 765-5263 andrew@800buykwik.com www.buykwik.org

Alpine Real Estate Co., Inc.

16 South Mitchell Avenue PO Box 1196 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9482 Fax: (828) 688-4773 info@alpinerealestatecompany.com www.alpinerealestatecompany.com

Amber Ranches

40 Lakeview Road Asheville NC 28804 (828) 225-6442 Fax: (828) 225-6442 cmuchinick@amberranches.com www. alpinerealestatecompany.com

Apple Mountain, Inc.

316 Queens Way PO Box 201 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2302 Fax: (828) 766-8882

Hand Made Hospitality

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Blue Ridge Properties

286 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9509 Fax: (828) 766-9505 brp@vol.com www.blueridgeproperties.net

Grassy Creek Realty

11891 Hwy. 226 South PO Box 67 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2249 Fax: (828) 765-2250 info@grassycreekrealty.com www.grassycreekrealty.com See ad page 20

Great Meadows

PO Box 400 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9086 Fax: (828) 765-9087 gbpgmi2@aol.com

Howell-Sparks Real Estate PO Box 666 338 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7477 Fax: (828) 765-5815 www.howellsparks.com

The J. R. Simmons Co. Const. & Realty, Inc.

PO Box 335 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-1290 Fax: (828) 765-1291

Jimmy Dagenhart/ Premier Mountain Property

400 Mountain Trail Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-9424 jimmy@premiermountain.com www.premiermountain.com

Klondyke Company

Timberline Properties, Inc.

PO Box 507 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 766-8900 Fax: (828) 766-6182 jann@timberlineinc.com www.timberlineinc.com See ad page 20

United Country/ Misty Mountain Land Co. 9459 NC 226A PO Box 205 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-7729 Fax: (828) 765-5167 mmlc@misty-mountain.com www.misty-mountain.com

Deborah J. Wilson, Realtor-Carolina Mountain Realty

51 West Boulevard Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 284-0241 Fax: (828) 682-6168 debbie@carolinamtnrealty.com www.debbiewilson.net

Yancey-Mitchell Board of Realtors

153 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0880 Fax: (828) 765-0880

Yellow Bird Company 5817 C. Hwy 226 S. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3064 Fax: (828) 688-3766 www.ybrhomes.com

RECREATION

Blue Ridge Outdoor Adventures

8024 U.S. Hwy. 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7705 Fax: (828) 765-6964 klondyke@main.nc.us

PO Box 1611 Blowing Rock NC 28605 (828) 295-7748 Fax: (828) 295-2957 info@ncrafting.com www.ncrafting.com

Mitchell Mountain Land Company

Mountain Adventure Guides

5231 Hwy. 226 S Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3000 Fax: (828) 688-9306 info@mitchell-land.com www.mitchell-land.com

Mount Mitchell Lands, Inc. 7590 Hwy. 80 South Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-5454 Fax: (828) 675-0458

Mountain Professionals, Inc.

2 Jones Branch Road Erwin TN 37650 (423) 743-7111 Fax: (423)743-3221 guide@mtnadventureguides.com www.mtnadventureguides.com

Nantahala Outdoor Center 13077 Hwy. 19 West Bryson City NC 28713 (800) 232-7238 Fax: (828) 488-0301 rafting@noc.com www.noc.com

219 Mitchell Dr. Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3456 Fax: (828) 688-4755 lrl@mtnpro.com www.mtnpro.com See ad page 19

Pinebridge Center

Real Property People-Bakersville

Springmaid Mountain

39 North Mitchell Avenue Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3921 Fax: (828) 688-2975 www.realpropertypeople.com

Real Property People-Spruce Pine

161 Locust Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2282 Fax: (828) 765-0355 phil@rpprealtor.com www.realpropertypeople.com

Realty One Service

13922 South Hwy. 226 Suite 2 PO Box 156 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-4275 Fax: (828) 765-4276 fgoforth@ mitchell.main.nc.us www.realtyoneservice.net See ad page 11

Silver Springs Realty

132 Silver Springs Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 675-0435 Fax: (828) 675-5053 barbara@relocatewnc.com www.relocatewnc.com See ad page 9

Spruce Pine Real Estate

51 Summit Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-8849 Fax: (828) 765-7722 sprestate@bellsouth.net www.sprucepinerealestate.com

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97 Pinebridge Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7463 Fax: (828) 765-7460 claudiabp@bellsouth.net www.pinebridgecenter.com 2171 Henredon Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2353 Fax: (828) 765-0405 smm@leroysprings.com www.springmaidmountain.com RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

Tom Johnson Camping Center

1885 U.S. 70 West Marion NC 28752 (828) 724-4105 Fax: (828) 724-9057 tjcc@wnclink.com RESTAURANTS

Bojangles’ Restaurants Inc.

2522 Halltown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8865 Fax: (336) 831-0644 l.caudill@bojangles.com www.bojangles.com See ad page 17

Burger King/ Carrols Corporation 968 James Street PO Box 6969 Syracuse NY 13217 (828) 766-5589 Fax: (828) 766-5589 www.carrols.com

Carolina Lighthouse 163 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7609 See ad page 18

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce

China Wok

708 Spruce Pine Commons Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8811

Dot’s Coffee Shoppe 124 Hughes Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3789

Forever Resorts/Crabtree Meadows and Picnic Store 339 1/2 The Blue Ridge Parkway Box 175 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (480) 997-7199

Foxfire Café and Catering 145 Skyview Circle Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-2865 Fax: (828) 766-2865

Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

2360 Swiss Pine Lake Dr. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6589 Fax: (828) 765-7605 www.grassycreek.com See ad page 4

Kentucky Fried Chicken & Taco Bell 1110 Hwy. 226S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1532 Fax: (828) 765-1540 www.kfc.com

McDonald’s Restaurant PO Box 1329 Marion NC 28752 (828) 765-0309 Fax: (828) 652-5956 www.mcdonalds.com

Mountain Side Greek/ Italian Restaurant 14701 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2700

Mountain View Motel & Restaurant

226 S. Hwy & The Blue Ridge Parkway PO Box 266 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-4233 info@mountainviewmotel.com

Papas Pizza to Go

665 Commons Shopping Center Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6565 Fax: (828) 766-6639 jimdavis@wnclink.com www.papaspizzatogo.com

Pizza Hut

1340 Patton Ave. Asheville NC 28806 (828) 765-5511 www.pizzahut.com

Sallie’s Mountain View Restaurant

Highway 226 PO Box 478 Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-4770 sallie2242@aol.com

Skyline Village Inn

12255 Hwy. 226A Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-9394 Fax: (828) 765-9399 mike_thirft@bellsouth.net www.skylinevillageinn.com

Subway Restaurant

12458 Hwy. 226 South Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3467 Fax: (828) 765-0028 delvin@buncombe.main.nc.us www.subway.com

Switzerland Café and General Store

Western Sizzlin’ Steakhouse

11961 South 226 Highway Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9151 Fax: (828) 765-9462 www.westernsizzlin.com RETAIL

The Elephant’s Trunk

133 High Ridge Road Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2959 lsbookexchange@bellsouth.net

The Jazzy Giraffe

133 High Ridge Road Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2959 lsbookexchange@bellsouth.net

The Soap Shed

179 Meadow View Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 info@soapshed.com www.soapshed.com SALES

Carolina Wholesale of NC, Inc. PO Box 749 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9200 Fax: (828) 765-9201

SECURITY CONSULTING

Asset Protection Associates, Inc.

PO Box 310 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-9359 Fax: (828) 765-9369 dwilson@assetprotectionassociates.com w SECURITY SYSTEMS

Appalachian Protective Services

PO Box 591 31 Cross Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9797 Fax: (828) 765-2415 aps@wnclink.com www.wncservicegroup.com SERVICES

Advanced Business Equipment PO Box 5836 Asheville NC 28813 (828) 274-1152 Fax: (828) 277-8140 ddixon@abe-ash.com www.abe-ash.com

American Water

95 Clearwater Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-3011 Fax: (828) 765-3013 dcooley@amwater.com www.amwater.com SHIPPING SERVICES

Pack & Ship Center, Inc. 962 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0220 Fax: (828) 765-0220 packshipcenter@bellsouth.net SHOPPING

Fred’s Inc.

11931 S. Hwy. 226 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8445 Fax: (828) 766-6521 www.fredsinc.com

Hwy. 226A PO Box 209 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-5289 Fax: (828) 765-7095 clare@mitchell.main.nc.us www.switzerlandcafe.com

The Office Shoppe

Switzerland Inn & Chalet Restaurant

Radio Shack

Hwy. 226A & Blue Ridge Pkwy. PO Box 399 Little Switzerland NC 28749 (828) 765-2153 Fax: (828) 765-0049 swissinn@wnclink.com www.switzerlandinn.com

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant 288 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5514

Upper Street Café

198 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0622

112 Reservoir Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 678-9327 Fax: (828) 678-9405 theofficeshoppe@trccomputing.net www.britlink.com/theofficeshoppe 12105 S. 226 Hwy. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7497 Fax: (828) 765-3461

S&R Outlet Store

12480 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-8899 srenterprises@peoplepc.com

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 2514 Halltown Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-9991 Fax: (828) 766-6107 www.walmart.com

SIGN MAKERS

Keller Sign

PO Box 722 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7800 Fax: (828) 765-5068

Pittman Signs & Design, Inc.

54 Skyhook Lane Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9535 Fax: (828) 765-9235 pitsigns@wnclink.com SPECIALTY SHOPS

The Art & Frame Gallery 266 Oak Avenue Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9007 Fax: (828) 765-9007

The Fragrant House

201B Locust Street Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7272 norma_u2001@yahoo.com STONE

B & W Stone Company PO Box 209 Micaville NC 28755 (828) 675-5188 bwstone@ccvn.com See ad page 13

STONE MATERIALS

Vulcan Materials Co.

396 Granite Lane Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-3200 Fax: (828) 688-3584 silversd@vmcmail.com www.vulcanmaterials.com STORAGE

Grassy Creek Mini Storage 238 Grassy Creek Drive PO Box 791 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2091 Fax: (828) 765-0461 SURVEYORS

Mountaineer Land Surveying

380 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5646 Fax: (828) 765-5263 ks@landsurveys.com TANNING SALONS

Caribbean Tanning Salon

11885 Highway 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-5777 See ad page 8

Serenity Sun Tanning 12462 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-1796

TEEN CENTER

Infrastructure

275 Oak Ave. Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-0130 infrastructure1@trconline.net TELEPHONE COMPANIES

BellSouth

24 O’Henry Avenue, Room 202 Asheville NC 28801 (828) 258-7005 Fax: (828) 254-8019 lavoy.spooner@bellsouth.net www.bellsouth.com

Verizon Services Group 40 North Garden Street Marion NC 28752 (828) 652-6136 www.verizon.com

TIRE DEALERS

Spruce Pine Tire Service 977 Oak Avenue PO Box 543 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2186 TOURS

The Sanctum, Inc.

3815 Cane Creek Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-9005 wolf.sanctum@verizon.net www.the-sanctum.org

TRUCKING

Wiseman Enterprises, Inc. PO Box 459 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 766-7041 Fax: (828) 766-8745 wisemantrucking@bellsouth.net TUXEDO RENTALS

Wellborn’s Men’s Clothing and Shoes 215 Locust Street PO Box 129 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2866 Fax: (828) 765-0928 See ad page 15

VETERINARIANS

Mitchell Veterinary Clinic

11172 Hwy. 226 S Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6039 Fax: (828) 765-6962 See ad page 4

Stewart’s Mountain View Animal Hospital, PA 2918 Hwy. 19E Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-7059 Fax: (828) 765-9994 swvah@mitchell.main.nc.us

WASTE MANAGEMENT

GDS, Inc.

300 Brook Hollow Road Boone NC 28607 (828) 765-9009 Fax: (828) 264-7534 WATER TESTING LABORATORY

Roan Laboratories, Inc. 100 Chet Beson Road Bakersville NC 28705 (828) 688-5888 Fax: (828) 688-5855 joann2@roanind.com

WEB DESIGN

Pegasus Creations

103 Brook Haven Drive Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-6760 Fax: (828) 765-4223 pegasus@pegasuscreations.com WELDERS

Mitchell Welding

7080 Hwy. 19E PO Box 838 Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-2620 Fax: (828) 765-1560 WOODWORKING

Parkway Woodworks, Inc. 312 Pine Branch Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 385-3878 jim@parkwaywoodworks.com www.parkwaywoodworks.com

Primitive Designs by Bernie

314 Cold Spring Road Burnsville NC 28714 (828) 678-9968 bsampson@trccomputing.com

Woody’s Chair Shop 34 Dale Road Spruce Pine NC 28777 (828) 765-9277 Fax: (828) 765-4376


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