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By Jonathan Austin Yancey County News Country Cablevision has told Yancey County Economic Development Commission Director Wanda Proffitt that it “has received authority to move forward with the broadband/fiber optic project” after months of delay. The announcement came with delivery of components of poured concrete headends, which are master structures for receiving the signals for processing and distribution over the fiber optic system. Dean Russell, the project manager for the broadband project, told Proffitt in an email that the headend is “a concrete vault that will be used to transition the fiber from the pole” into a building which will be built beginning in September. “Core drillings of site have been completed and pouring of concrete for building will begin probably after Labor Day,” Proffitt wrote in an email to community leaders and the media. See page 12

A Burnsville Police cruiser sits outside Yancey County Farm Bureau on East Main Street last Thursday afternoon after officers arrested Chris Hughes of Burnsville after they reported catching the former Farm Bureau employee inside the building earlier that day. Officers said Hughes had safecracking tools with him when he was captured inside the building.

By Jonathan Austin Yancey County News Police arrested a Burnsville man early last Thursday morning on several felony charges after finding him inside the Farm Bureau office on East Main Street with safecracking tools, Police Chief Brian Buchanan said. Christopher Vance Hughes, 33, of Stillhouse Lane, Burnsville was arrested inside the insurance agency, Buchanan said. Hughes was charged with breaking

and entering, safecracking, and possession of burglary tools, all of which are felonies. The arrest came after other area businesses were hit in the middle of the night and contents of their safes stolen. Buchanan said authorities are investigating any connections between Hughes and the other break ins, but caution business owners that there is a strong possibility some or all of the other break-ins involved other individuals. See Page 11

Early childhood education takes a hit in state funding

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By Paul Clark For Carolina Public Press There’s no bundle of joy in the newest North Carolina budget for early childhood education, program administrators in Western North Carolina say. For the second year in a row, two highly regarded state programs – Smart Start and the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program – will operate on reduced budgets, meaning fewer children served. Administrators fear that progress

made ensuring the well-being and school-readiness of North Carolina’s youngest residents will unravel as a result. The two program budget reductions were part of sweeping cuts the N.C. General Assembly made throughout state government last year when it adopted the state’s $19.7 billion budget. The Republican-written spending plan, which the N.C. State Board of Education has said would do See Page 3

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Family Violence Coalition facing a hard road

I wanted to take the time to thank everyone who donates to The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County, Inc. – donations of money, time, and projects, as well as items to our thrift store, The Crazy Daisy Thrift Boutique. Shopping at our store is also contributing to the solvency of our agency, so we thank you for your support! New store hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., extended hours on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and new Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are pleased to have received more than $54,000 from the Governor’s Crime Commission, but I need to explain that this VOCA grant - Victims of Crime Act Grant – is one that we receive yearly and is used for Basic Shelter Services. We are very pleased to receive these funds – federal dollars that are given to the states for crime victim’s services. We could not keep our shelter operational without these funds. I do not want anyone to be misled, however, that this grant was a new windfall of funding for the FVC, when, in fact, we have had some grant funds cut for the current fiscal year, FY 2012-2013 and will be hurting. The VOCA grant is a reimbursement grant. We spend the money monthly for certain line items in our budget and then are reimbursed a month or so later. We have to have the funds in our checking account in order to make payroll, pay the electric bills, etc. Our FY during any given year starts on July 1, however, the State of N.C. might not start sending us any money until mid September, mid-October, and several years ago it was Nov. 18 before we received any installment payments from the state grant funders. Our agency does not have a cushion of funds in the bank, so during this time of the FY I struggle and stress over making sure everyone gets paid. Times are rough for folks all over. During these bleak economic years private,


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non-profits are hit especially hard. With a downturn in the economy, with families hurting over financial stress comes more domestic violence. The FVC of Yancey County is the domestic violence and sexual assault agency for Yancey County. We provide a crisis shelter for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault/rape and their children. Our doors are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. To remain operational 24/7 is costly. Crisis and violence takes no holiday. When the crisis line rings, a paid and trained FVC employee answers that phone, and if someone needs to arrive at the shelter at 3 a.m. on a Saturday night when it is 20 degrees outside on a January night we are there for that client and her family. We shelter some families for one or two nights, but some have stayed as long as five or six months while waiting on housing to become available and while working on gaining independence, safety, and stability. During last FY we served over 130 women and children in shelter, and provided services to over 600 more individuals, to include men, women, and children. Our crisis line was answered over 3,000 times. We have each shift covered and operate on as few employees as we can in an effort to conserve funds, but yet still meet state certification requirements. The State of North Carolina has 24 pages of expectations for us to meet with Domestic Violence certifications and another 24 pages to meet the Sexual Assault program certifications. We are certified via the N.C. Council for Women to provide these services to this county. All counties with DV and SA agencies receive basic grants via the N.C. Council for Women to remain operational. We receive three grants from them yearly. We also receive a grant called the DSS-FVPS grant = Family Violence Prevention Services Grant, and we had been receiving TANF-DV funds yearly. I learned last week that our DSS-FVP grant had been cut by $6,400 and that TANF-DV funds had been cut out for the entire State of North Carolina. This means our budget for FY 2012-2013 has been cut by $19,400. This is a significant amount of money for our agency. The TANF-DV funds were used yearly to help our clients leaving a DV situation back into a home or an apartment – first month’s rent and electric deposit. Those funds are gone. About three years ago I had predicted that the state would start moving in the direction of a Metropolitan Hubs method of client service delivery. This is fancy Social Worker Speak which translates to: Our rural clients would have to travel to a shelter in the nearest city to receive shelter/services. The move has started towards taking funds which normally were distributed to all counties equally to distributing the funds based on population size. This means that urban/metropolitan areas will receive the bulk of the funding. We have already seen the cut with our DSS-FVP grant. Normally we received $25,000 from this grant. Last week I learned it had been reduced to $18,600. This was done based

on population size. Bear in mind that metropolitan areas/ cities have more people to donate to the programs and these agencies like ours in Asheville, Raleigh, or Charlotte can have fund-raisers and raise a lot more money than we can here in a more impoverished area of the state and one with less people to ask for funding assistance. I hate to report, that, sadly, my prediction of the state funders moving in this direction is more likely than not coming true. We still have some time to meet with our state legislators and after the November elections will be better prepared to know who are the movers and shakers we need to meet with and argue for the rural counties to still receive the funding we need. I will keep you informed the more I learn and we, the executive directors of mountain counties, meet, organize, and develop a plan of action. We are all in this together. Domestic violence and sexual assault are social ills that belong to all of us – not just limited to our agency to fix. If you would like to help ensure that our funds remain in the rural counties, then please let me know. We need your support. The FVC also has an outreach education/public awareness program in order to increase awareness and educate the community about domestic violence/ sexual assault/rape - to help break cycles of violence. This letter is a piece of that outreach. We all need to be informed so that we can help keep our domestic violence/sexual assault agency/shelter in our community. Samantha L. Phipps, executive director The FVC of Yancey County, Inc. (828) 678-3436 P.O. Box 602, Burnsville, N.C. 28714

In an effort to help the Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County, the Yancey County News will give the FVC $10 from the cost of each new subscription purchased between now and Sept. 21. If you’ve been thinking of subscribing, then now is the time to do it! Get a subscription now for a friend out of town, or for that student away at school! Use the coupon on page 13; for each new subscription, we will give $10 to the Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County.

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Advocates say cuts hit early childhood education with no regard From the front “irreparable harm” to schools and students, was formulated to cut taxes and spending. “When our data comes out in the fall, I think we are going to see some of the progress we’ve made start declining,” said Sonia Gironda, executive director of Smart Start of Henderson County. “We’re going to see more dental care problems because we had to scale our dental care program back by more than half.” “We’re losing ground,” said Janice Edgerton, executive director of the Region A Partnership for Children, the Smart Start partnership serving Clay, Cherokee, Haywood, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties, as well as the Qualla Boundary.

Fewer children now in Pre-K

In its 2011 session, the General Assembly cut the budgets of Smart Start and NC Pre-K (then called More at Four) by 20 percent. The cuts affected a lot of children. Counted in the 2010 Census were 632,040 N.C. boys and girls younger than 5. Among them, 260,480 in March 2011 were enrolled in regulated childcare centers and family childcare homes, according to the N.C. Division of Child Development and Early Education. The state subsidized childcare for 84,832 of the children in 2010. The state has many reasons for doing so. Safe, affordable childcare makes parents better, more dependable workers, according to a study by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. Family issue absences cost the state economy $2.75 billion annually, far more than the $670 million in state 2011-2012 early childhood education appropriations, the study concluded. Early childhood education also saves taxpayers money by reducing the number of juvenile delinquents, prisoners and welfare recipients, the study states. Another study cited by the Division of Child Development and Early Education last October stated that economically disadvantaged children enrolled in NC Pre-K did better in reading and math than similar children not enrolled in the program. NC Pre-K is designed to provide “highquality” pre-kindergarten educational programs for 4-year-olds deemed “at risk” because of health, developmental progress, family income, education, housing stability or English proficiency, according to program criteria. In June 2011, the legislature cut $32 million out of its funding. This year NC Pre-K asked for $25 million to be restored. Legislators declined to do so in the $20.2 billion budget they passed over Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto. Once serving nearly 31,000 children, NC Pre-K now serves nearly 25,000 on a budget of about $128 million, according to Lori Walston, a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the program.

session, the group asked the General Assembly to restore half of $36 million cut from the program last year. Denied, Smart Start’s budget remains the same this year as last – $151 million. But because legislators have increased the minimum percentage of Smart Start money that each partnership has to apply to childcare subsidies – from 30 to 39 percent – other Smart Start programs are suffering. The changes were severe enough that the McDowell County partnership, which originally stood on its own, felt it could no longer, prompting it to merge with Rutherford and Polk counties in July to form the Partnership for Children of the Foothills. “It’s kind of like a double-edged sword,” said Barry Gold, executive director of the Partnership for Children of the Foothills. Increasing the money for childcare subsidies is “a good thing” because it allows more parents to work, he said. “But you rob Peter to pay Paul,” he added, “and someone gets hurt.”

Cuts to services

“We had been facing budget cuts the last seven or eight years, so we had gotten used to cutting programs back to the bare minimum,” said Caroline Rodier, former director of the McDowell partnership and now assistant director of the merged partnership. “So when we got the 20 percent cut and the requirement for more towards (childcare) subsidies, it was a double whammy.” It also cut its First Steps and Healthy Start home-visiting programs. It also stopped funding the popular McSmiles mobile preschool program, which sent teachers in old school buses into rural areas for children to attend short preschool classes. McDowell County Schools, the partnership’s program partner, now funds the program entirely. For years, the Rutherford-Polk partnership had a Parents As Teachers program that was a national training model for partnership professionals. The 25-year-old program sent trained educators into homes of low-income, high-risk new parents to show them the importance of reading to their children and helping them identify shapes and colors. But the partnership had to give up that program last year, Gold said. It also lost a program that let it pay a portion of health insurance for childcare workers, a perk that helped stabilize the childcare workforce

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Some programs reorganizing

Smart Start is the state’s early education initiative meant to ensure children enter kindergarten healthy and ready to learn. Funded through state and federal programs, as well as through corporate grants, it is administered by The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., which oversees the work of 76 local Smart Start partnerships. The local partners contract with local agencies to provide services such as nutrition and literacy training. During this year’s legislative

and bring stability to many children’s lives. The program reduced worker turnover from 50 to 20 percent annually, Gold said. The mandated increase in childcare subsidies means Region A Partnership for Children will draw money away from a program that augments wages for childcare professionals who are advancing their careers and from programs that help families at family resource centers, Edgerton, the organization’s executive director said. “People are out there who are so isolated, with no knowledge of how to be a parent,” she said. “You think, shouldn’t everyone already know about these things? But people that are really dirt poor, they’ve said that they just need this kind of help. And that the people at the family resource centers welcome them and respect them.” “We all understand that this is a very challenging economic time,” Gold said. “No one expects all these dollars to flow to us. But to get such a huge cut and not get anything restored, it’s just very difficult.” He paused and added, “We’re going to make it work, and we’re going to do some very good things.” Carolina Public Press is a nonprofit online news service created to provide Western North Carolina with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting, as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others.

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Regional Market Reports Which markets offer Yancey farmers the best return on their investment? Should they head west, east or south? Agriculture and food industries accounted for $29,057,488 in Yancey County income in 2000, or 7.77 percent of the total county income. Livestock, poultry, and their products accounted for 23 percent of the total agricultural market. So this list recounts the prices in the last week at regional farm markets.

STATE FARMERS MARKET: Farmers Wholesale: Beans, Round Green (25 pound box) 30 ; Beets (25 pound bag) 20 ; Blackberries (flat) 23 ; Blueberries (flat) 20 -22 ; Cabbage Pointed Head and Round Green (50 pound crate) 12 -15 ; Corn, white or yellow (4 ½ dozen crate) 15 , (5 dozen bag) 15 ; Cucumbers, Long Green (3/4 bushel) 18 , Pickling (3/4 bushel) 20 -28 ; Eggplant (1/2 bushel) 15 -16 ; Grapes, Muscadine (flat) 28 ; Okra (25 pound box) 14 -18 ; Potatoes, Red or White (1 bushel) 20 -25 ; Sweet Potatoes (40 pound box) 12 -15 -22 ; WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton, NC Report for Monday Aug 20, 2012 Peaches (1/2 bushel) 12 -15 ; Peas (1 1/9 bushel) Cattle Receipts: 273 Last Week: 226 Last Year: 283 15 -22 ; Peanuts (30 pound bag) 35 ; Pepper, Slaughter cattle trended mostly steady. Feeder cattle trended 2.00 to 4.00. Bell (1 1/9 bushel) 18 -22 ; Squash, Yellow Slaughter cows made up 11 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 3 percent, replacement cows (1/2 bushel) 12 , (3/4 bushel) 20 , Zucchini 3 percent, other cows 0 percent, and feeders 82 percent. The feeder supply included 39 percent (1/2 bushel box) 12 , (3/4 bushel) 20 ; steers, 33 percent heifers, and 27 percent bulls. Near 40 percent of Tomatoes, slicing (25 pound box) 8 -14 the run weighed over 600 lbs. (Figures in parentheses are weighted ; Tomatoes, German Johnson (25 pound Aug 16, 2012 average weights and prices for each category) Dept of Ag Market News box) 30 ; Tomatoes, Grape (12 pint flat) 15 ; Tomatoes, Cherry (12 pint flat) 20 ; Feeder Steers: Medium and Large 1-2 300-325 lbs (313) 171.00Powell Livestock Market, Tomatoes, Roma (25 pound box) 14 -15 ; 186.00 (178.20); 360-395 lbs (380) 159.00-174.00 (168.90); 440440 lbs (440) 125.00 (125.00); 460-490 lbs (476) 135.00-145.00 Smithfield Goat and Sheep Watermelons (each) 1 -3.50 (bin) 90 (142.18); 500-520 lbs (507) 128.00-144.00 (139.38); 550-585 lbs -120 . Wholesale Dealer Price: Apples Auction Report (569) 128.00-140.00 (135.92); 610-642 lbs (633) 126.00-134.00 (traypack carton 100 count) WA Red (130.33); 655-695 lbs (681) 126.00-130.00 (128.49); 715-745 Receipts: Delicious 38.65-39 , Golden Delicious lbs (728) 111.00-127.00 (122.33); 780-780 lbs (780) 120.00 Goats: 219 37 -47 , WA Granny Smith 34 -39.50, (120.00); 818-818 lbs (818) 118.50 (118.50); 873-873 lbs (873) WA Gala 32 -36 , WA Fuji 38 -41 , WA Last Sales: 116.00 (116.00). Pink Lady 38 -41.50; Asparagus (11 Small 1-2 530-530 lbs (530) 117.00 (117.00). Medium and Large Goats: 229 pound carton) 38.65-42.95; Bananas 3 330-330 lbs (330) 130.00 (130.00); 370-370 lbs (370) 151.00 Sheep: 107 (151.00); 500-500 lbs (500) 125.00 (125.00); 575-585 lbs (580) (40 pound carton) 21.50-23 ; Beans, 118.00-123.00 (120.48); 625-625 lbs (625) 121.00 (121.00); 650Round Green (1 1/9 bushel carton) Sheep: 107 670 lbs (660) 93.00-113.00 (103.15). Holstein Large 3 300-300 Prices are per head, 21.95-22.95, Pole (1 1/9 bushel) 24 -32 lbs (300) 75.00 (75.00); 370-380 lbs (375) 65.00-66.00 (65.49); ; Beets (25 pound sack) 15.45-21.15; 410-410 lbs (410) 65.00 (65.00); 460-495 lbs (478) 65.00-100.00 weights estimated. Blueberries (flat 12 1-pint cups) 22 -25 (83.14); 550-590 lbs (573) 95.00-105.00 (101.13); 2465-2465 lbs ; Broccoli (carton 14s) 20.35-23.50; (2465) 50.00 (50.00). S l a u g h t e r a n d Cabbage (50 pound carton) 14.35-16 ; Cantaloupe (case, 12 count) 19.95Feeder Heifers: Medium and Large 1-2 280-280 lbs (280) 157.50 Replacement Classes: 21.85; Carrots (50 pound sack) 22.65(157.50); 365-365 lbs Kids: Selection 1 under 20 32.15; Cauliflower (carton 12s) 17.95-22 (365) 110.00-116.00 (113.00); 440-445 lbs (443) 120.00-131.00 (125.47); 455-495 lbs lbs 20.00-26.00, 20-40 lbs ; Cherries (16 pound box) 48 ; Celery (478) 110.00-129.00 (123.18); 505-542 lbs (529) 116.00-127.00 (carton 30s) 22.65-29 ; Cilantro (carton 25.00-60.00, 40-60 lbs (122.81); 555-595 lbs 30s) 18.65-19.50; Cucumbers, Long (569) 120.00-136.00 (124.07); 600-642 lbs (624) 110.00-124.00 62.50-87.500, 60-80 lbs Green (40 pound carton) 21 -23 , Pickles (118.85); 655-698 lbs 85.00-112.50; Selection 2 (carton 40 pound) 32 -35 ; Eggplant (25 (683) 107.00-118.00 (115.63); 725-740 lbs (735) 117.00-121.00 (118.32). Small 1-2 37020-40 lbs 25.00-30.00, 40- pound carton) 14 -15 ; Grapes, Red Seedless (18 pound carton) 24.50-26 , 370 lbs (370) 116.00 (116.00); 525-525 lbs (525) 95.00 (95.00); 60 lbs ,47.50-55.00, 60-80 White Seedless 24.50-26 , Black 540-540 lbs full (540) 115.00 (115.00); 590-590 lbs (590) 110.00 (110.00). lbs 62.50. Seedless 24.50-26 , Red Globe 29 ; Grapefruit (40 pound carton) 35.50; Yearlings: Selection 1 60Feeder Bulls: Medium and Large 1-2 400-430 lbs (420) 140.00Collard (bushel carton/loose 24s) 80 lbs 82.50-117.50, 80- Greens, 153.00 (146.58); 450-495 10 , Kale (carton/bunched 24s) 10.55lbs (479) 135.00-146.00 (140.69); 500-545 lbs (527) 108.00-129.00 100 lbs 115.00-122.50, 14.15; Turnips, topped 11.85-14.65; (120.83); 555-595 lbs 100-150 lbs 122.50- Honeydews (carton 5s) 29 ; Kiwi (carton (576) 107.50-122.50 (117.24); 600-640 lbs (618) 110.00-123.00 117s) 12.15-13.15; Lettuce, Iceberg (116.70); 650-685 lbs 132.50. (carton 24s, wrapped) 26.50-28.25, (667) 111.00-115.00 (112.66); 705-735 lbs (723) 100.00-108.00 Does/Nannies: Selection Greenleaf (carton 24s) 22 -24 , Romaine (104.28); 865-865 lbs (865) 98.00 (98.00); 995-995 lbs (995) 104.00 (104.00). Small 1 50-70 lbs 65.00-80.00, (carton 24s) 26 -27.50; Onions, Yellow 1-2 480-480 lbs (480) 70-100 lbs 80.00-95.00, (50 pound sack) Jumbo-23 -27.55, 110.00 (110.00). Medium and Large 3 425-430 lbs (428) 114.00White (25 pound sack) 14 -16 , Red (25 120.00 (117.02); 490-490 100-140 lbs pound sack) 15 -22.50, Green (carton lbs (490) 110.00 (110.00). 95.00-112.50; Selection 24s) 14.65-19.65, Sweet Onions (40 2 50-70 lbs 45.00-60.00, pound carton) 22 -25 ; Peaches, Yellow/ Bred Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Young 975-1185 lbs (1063) Flesh (1/2 bushel carton) 24 ; 999.00-1275.00 per head 7-9 70-100 lbs 65.00-75.00; White Peanuts, Green (35 pound bag) 53 -69 months bred (1124.47). Medium and Large 1-2 Middle Aged Selection 3 50-70 lbs ; Pears, Bartlett (16 pound carton) 34 ; 885-885 lbs (885) 650.00 per head 4-6 months bred (650.00); 1655-1655 lbs (1655) 999.00Peppers, Bell Type Green (1 1/9 bushel 27.50. 1225.00 per head 4-6 months carton) 17.35-20, Red (11 pound carton) Wethers: Selection 1 70bred (1225.00). 1175-1175 lbs (1175) 999.00-1000.00 per head 25 -32.50, Yellow (11 pound carton) 29 7-9 months bred (1000.00). 100 lbs 127.50, 125.00- ; Potatoes (50 pound carton) Red size A 150.00 lbs 130.00-162.50. 14 -18.65, Red Size B 25 -28 , White size Slaughter Cows: Breaker 70-80 percent lean 1125-1125 lbs (1125) 79.50 (79.50); 1310Bucks/Billies: Selection A 14.35-17.15, Russet ID 19.35-23.95; Radishes (30 6-ounce film bags) 12.501310 lbs high dressing (1310) 82.00 (82.00); 1450-1450 lbs (1450) 1 70-100 lbs 130.00, 100- 14.35; Plums, Red (28 pound carton) 27 77.00 (77.00); 14101675 lbs high dressing (1565) 83.00-89.50 (85.47). Boner 80-85 percent lean 990-1255 lbs (1123) 70.00-79.50 (75.27); 1060-1385 lbs high dressing (1231) 80.00-86.50 (83.63); 1410-1550 lbs (1460) 76.00-78.00 (76.83). Lean 85-90 percent lean 920-1240 lbs (1079) 62.00-67.00 (64.41); 1050-1050 lbs low dressing (1050) 50.00 (50.00). Other Cows: Medium and Large 1-2 Young 665-665 lbs (665) 77.50 (77.50).

150 lbs 130.00-145.00, 150-250 lbs 160.00-197.50; Selection 2 100-150 lbs 100.00. Sheep, per head: Lambs: Choice & Prime 20-60 lbs 37.50-72.50, 60-100 lbs 74.00-120.00,

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade 1-2 1360-1360 lbs (1360) 96.50 (96.50); 1030-1030 lbs high dressing (1030) 101.00 (101.00); 1175-1175 lbs low dressing (1175) 87.00 (87.00); 2040-2040 lbs (2040) 95.00 (95.00); 1920-2090 lbs high dressing (2027) 100.50-104.50 (102.22). Cows/Calf Pairs: (2) Small 1 and 2 820 lbs middle age cows with 150 lbs calves 1150.00 per pair. Medium 1 and 2 960 lbs middle age cows with 175 lbs calves 1125.00 per pair. Baby Calves, per head: Holsteins 40.00-80.00. Goats, per head: (15) Slaughter and Replacement Classes: Kids: Selection 1 40-60 lbs 80.00, 60-80 lbs 85.00-95.00. Does/Nannies: Selection 1 100-140 lbs 112.50; Selection 2 70-100 lbs 75.00. Wethers: Selection 1 70-100 lbs 110.00, 100-150 lbs 120.00. Bucks/Billies: Selection 1 70-100 lbs 97.50-100.00, 100-150 lbs 155.00. Sheep, per head: (8) Slaughter lambs: Good 20-60 lbs 85.00; Choice & Prime 60-100 lbs 100.00. Source: NC Dept of Ag-USDA Market News Service, Raleigh, NC 919-707-3156

8/13/12 Tennessee Livestock Producers Graded Goat and Sheep Sale, Columbia, TN. Receipts: 1044 (655 Goats; 389 Sheep) Last Sale 930 Next Sale August 27, 2012. (Second and fourth Monday of each month) Goats sold per hundred weight (cwt) unless otherwise noted, weights, actual or estimated. Slaughter Classes: Kids Selection 1 25-35 lbs 36-50 lbs 200.00 51-65 lbs 180.00-189.00 66-80 lbs 169.50-180.00 81-95 lbs 150.00 Selection 2 25-35 lbs 185.00-186.00 36-50 lbs 183.00-200.00 51-65 lbs 172.00-181.00 66-80 lbs 158.00-161.00

; Squash, Yellow Crookneck (3/4 bushel carton) 19.95-26 , Zucchini (1/2 bushel carton) 18 -21 ; Strawberries CA (flat 8 1-quart containers) 16.95-23.35; Sweet Potatoes, Orange (40 pound carton) 16 -21.45, White (40 pound carton) 20 -20.75; Tomatoes, Vine-Ripened extra-large (25 pound carton) 19 -20 ; Tomatoes, Cherry (flat 12 1-pint containers) 19.25-20.75; Roma (25 pound carton) 18 -19 ; Grape (flat 12 1-pint containers) 18 -20 ; Turnips, topped (25 pound film bag) 14.35-22.15; Watermelon (bin) 125 . WESTERN N.C. FARMERS’ MARKET: (Wholesale Prices – Asheville) Apples (traypack carton) Red Delicious 36 -38 , Golden Delicious 36 -38 , (bushel) Local, Gala, Mutsu, 20 -24 ; Bananas (40 pound box) 19.50-20 ; Beans (bushel) Snaps 28 , Halfrunners 28 ; Broccoli (1/2 bushel basket) 12 , (carton) 16 -17.75; Cabbage (50 pound carton/crate) 11 -12.75; Cantaloupes (carton 9-12 count) 16 -21 , (bin 120-140 count) 180 -200 ; Cauliflower (carton) 20 -21.50; Citrus: Lemons (cartons 95 count) 29.50-30 , (165 count) 29.50-30 ; Corn (bag) Bi-Color, & White 14 -16 ; Cucumbers, Long Green (1 1/9 bushel) 15.75-16 , Pickling (1 1/9 bushel crate) 28 -30 ; Grapes, Red and White Seedless (18 pound carton) 24 -25 ; Lettuce, Iceberg (carton) 21 -22 , Green Leaf 22 -22.75, Romaine 26 -28 ; Okra (1/2 bushel) 15 -18 ; Onions (50 pound bag) Yellow Jumbo 20 -24 ; Peaches (1/2 bushel basket) Big Red, China Pearl, Flaming Prince 16 -18 ; Bell Pepper (1 1/9 Bushel carton) large and extra large 13 -15 ; Potatoes (50 pound bag) White 11.50-19 , Red 12.75-22 , Russet 12.50-17 ; Squash (3/4 bushel)#1 Yellow Crookneck 19 -24.50, (1/2 bushel) Zucchini #1 16 -16.75; Sweet Potatoes (40 pound box) Red or Orange #2 12 -15 ; Tomatoes, Vine-ripe (25 pound box) extra large and larger 10 -12 , medium 8 , Green 12 -15 , Heirlooms (bushel basket) 45 -50 ; Turnips (25 pound sack) 13.75; Watermelons (each) 3.506.50, (bin 35/40 count) Seedless 160 -180 . N.C. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES (Shipping Point FOB): Western North Carolina Beans: Demand moderate. Market Round Green Type higher, Pole Type about steady. Bushel crates Round Green Type 13.35-14.00, Pole Type 17.35-22.00. Cucumbers: Demand moderate. Eggplant: Demand moderate. Market medium slightly lower, fair quality about steady. 1 1/9 bushel cartons medium 10.00-11.35, fair quality 6.00-7.35. Peppers, Bell Type: Demand moderate. Market about steadY. 1 1/9 bushel cartons Green jumbo 9.00-12.35 mostly 12.00-12.35, extra large 10.00-12.35, fair quality 7.00-8.35 mostly 8.00-8.35 large 8.00-9.35 mostly 9.00-9.35 medium 8.00-8.35. Squash: Demand fairly light. Market about steady. Yellow Straightneck small 14.00-15.35, medium 12.00-13.35. 3/4 bushel cartons/crates Yellow Crookneck small 19.35-20.00, medium 13.00-13.35. Tomatoes: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Extra services included. 25 pound cartons loose Vine Ripes U.S. Comb or Better jumbo 7.95-11.95 mostly 8.95-10.95 extra large 7.95-10.95 mostly 9.95-10.95, large 7.95-10.95 mostly 8.95-10.95. Tomatoes, Grape Type: Demand moderate. Market about steady. Extra services included. Flats 12 1-pint containers with lids 9.95-10.95.

81-90 lbs Selection 3 25-35 lbs 162.00-176.00 36-50 lbs 167.00-187.00 51-65 lbs 164.00-170.00 66-80 lbs 149.00 Yearlings Selection 2-3 63-110 lbs 117.00-160.00 Slaughter Bucks/Billies All Wgts 91.50-113.00 Slaughter Nannies/Does All wgts 68-120 lbs 75.75140.00 140-160 lbs 71.00-93.00 Kids Feeders Selection 3 25-40 lbs 132.00-159.00 SHEEP Slaughter Lambs-Includes all breeds, sold per hundred weight (cwt). Choice and Prime 40-60 lbs 167.50-175.00 Good 153.50170.50

Choice and Prime 61-80 lbs 139.00-170.00, mostly 152.25-158.00 Good 148.00168.00 Choice and Prime 81-100 lbs 131.00-171.00, mostly 132.50-138.00 Good 135.00 Choice and Prime 100-120 lbs 120.00-132.00 Good Choice and Prime 120-150 lbs 112.50-117.00 Good Slaughter Ewes Utility and Good: All wgts 70.00-120.00 Slaughter Rams: All Wgts Not well tested

August 23, 2012


Obituaries Mary Atlas Edwards

Vanderbilt. He began his adult life as a minister and later worked at a series of other occupations, including teacher, insurance agent, farmer, carpenter, copywriter and tax collector. Walter published six books, two chapbooks and a comedy monologue, and a seventh book is in process of publication. A celebration of life will be at Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to participate in this sharing time, please email your thoughts to Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home at and it will be read at the celebration. Flowers will be accepted, or contributions may be made to any of the following as a charitable gift: The Williamson Fund Lovelights at Cancer Care of WNC, 445 Biltmore Avenue, Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801; Duke University Health System, Division of Hematology/Oncology, DUMC 3810, Durham, NC 27710, for hematology/ oncology research; The Janell and Walter Rein Endowment for Hospice at West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, Jackson, TN; Walter J. Rein and Janell Laman Rein Scholarship Fund at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Mary Atlas Edwards, 85, of Burnsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Pansy Robinson Edwards of the Mine Fork Community. She was also preceded in death by brothers Jack and Avery Edwards. Mary was a retired employee of Baxter Healthcare in Marion. Until her declining health she attended Unity Baptist Church. She enjoyed lawn work, her flower garden and spending time on her porch. Surviving are her children: James Laws and wife, Aileen, of Newdale, Sally Ray and husband, Phillip, of Micaville, and Mattie Angel of Burnsville; grandchildren: Janie Martin and husband, Anthony, of Oxford, Ala., Terry Jones and wife, Roycene, of Green Mountain, Jeremiah Laws of Newdale and Bethany Grindstaff and husband, Craig, of Bakersville; two step-granddaughters: Nancy and Glenna Ray of Burnsville; great-grandchildren: Chesney Grindstaff, Madison Laws, Nathan, Samuel and Dalton Jones and Kansas and Jacob Blunt; and step-greatgrandchildren Cody and Cy Ray. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Bailey Hill Cemetery. Benton McKinney Revs. Bobby Silvers and Randy Laws will Benton McKinney, 92, of Hwy 261, officiate. Bakersville, passed away Aug. 19, 2012, The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. Friday at Holcombe at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County and the son of the late William Brothers Funeral Home. Martin and Bessie Byrd McKinney. He was an Army Air Corps veteran, having served during World War II. During his service he received the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Distinguished Unit Badge and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was retired as the director of WAMY Community Action. He was a member of Bakersville Baptist Church and Bakersville Masonic Lodge #357 AF&AM. Survivors include his wife, Marie Hobson McKinney, of the home; three sons: Dan Peterson and wife, Tam, of Marion, Ben McKinney and wife, Marcia, and Patrick “Pat” McKinney, all of Bakersville, two sisters, Willie Ray, of Erwin, Tenn., and Mildred Rivers, of Johnson City, Tenn., four grandchildren; Matthew Peterson, Mark Peterson, Ryan Peterson and wife, Jannell, and Ava Marie McKinney; three great grandchildren: Alex Peterson, Ansley Peterson, and Alexis Peterson; and special Walter J. Rein Walter Rein passed away Monday, friend Charles Hobson. He was preceded in death by an infant August 20, 2012, at Mission St. Joseph sister Helen McKinney and a sister, Louise hospital with his loving wife at his bedside. Preceding him in death were his parents, Garland. Funeral was Wednesday at Bakersville Frank and Bessie Rein, and his older sister, Margaret Jones. Surviving are his Baptist Church with Billy Stewart, Larry wife of 55 years, Janell Rein; daughters: Greene and Dr. Keith Kuhne officiating. Sarah Claybrook and Mary Rhines; sister Interment followed at Bakersville Memorial and husband: Retta and Chuck Folsom; Cemetery with Bakersville Masonic Lodge brother and wife: John and Cindy Rein; #357 AF&AM conducting Masonic five grandchildren: Ronnie Arnold, B. J. graveside rites, and the North Carolina Rhines, Josh Rhines, Adria Claybrook, Honor Guard providing graveside military David Claybrook; and one great grandchild, honors. Armani Anderson. Gay Thomason Walter celebrated life and the universe, Gay Thomason, 68, of Burnsville, died and as most of his friends know, he loved Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at his home. A humor. He has a Master of Divinity degree from native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Otis and Helen Ledford Thomason.

He was preceded in death by a brother, James Thomason. He was an Army veteran. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Joyce Duckett Thomason; four sons: David Thomason and wife, Christine, of Milwaukee, Wisc., Chris Thomason and wife, Rebekah; Danny Thomason and wife, Dawn, and Donald Thomason and Melissa Coleman, all of Burnsville, nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; three sisters: Ruth Austin of Barnardsville, Eloise White of Maggie Valley and Revonda Davis of Asheville; and three brothers: Mack Thomason, Guy Thomason and Buck Thomason, all of Burnsville. Funeral service was Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The Revs. Todd Robinson and Arnold Buchanan officiated. Burial was in the Ledford Atkins Cemetery.

Madie Hoilman

Madie Farmer Hoilman, 86, of Mine Creek Road, Bakersville, passed away Aug. 16, 2012 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Ashburn, Ga., she was the daughter of the late George Dewey and Ida Florence Farmer. She was a member of Mine Creek Baptist Church. She retired from the Mitchell County Public School System, where she worked as a baker. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Hoilman Vinson, and husband, Don E. Vinson of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Jeweline Farmer Manderson of Birmingham, Ala., and granddaughter Marla Lea Vinson, of Knoxville, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Lawrence Hoilman; a sister, Myrtle Farmer McDonald; and a brother, Grady M. Farmer. Memorials may be made to Mine Creek Baptist Church or charity of choice.

Donna Harrison Chrisawn

Donna Harrison Chrisawn, 72, of the South Toe Community, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Elna Westall Harrison, and the wife of Jimmy D. Chrisawn, who passed away in 2000. She was also preceded in death by a brother-inlaw, Edwin Bennett. Donna was a member of Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church and loved to quilt. One of her quilts is proudly displayed in the Smithsonian. Surviving are two daughters: Judy Chrisawn of Rock Creek and Denise Pellien and husband, Mark, of Weston, W. Va.; a son, the Rev. Jimmy R. Chrisawn and wife, Karie, of Rock Springs, Wyo.; three sisters: Doris Padgett and husband, Kurt, of Morganton, Kathy Weaver and husband, Jake, of Asheville and Mona Bennett of Burnsville; two brothers: Danny Harrison and wife, Eula, of Jonas Ridge and Ted Harrison and wife, Phyllis, of Marion; six grandchildren: Vickie Chrisawn, Maggie Griffin, Taft Brigmon, Kristina Pellien, Aaron Pellien and Lauren Pellien; two great-grandchildren: Trinity Chrisawn and Nicholas Griffin; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral was Tuesday at Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Robinson Cemetery.

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Bee Log Elementary hosts geocaching ‘bear hunt’

On Tuesday Aug. 14, parents and students at Bee Log Elementary participated in a very special event hosted by the staff of Bee Log Elementary School. During this event parents and students worked together to participate in a geocaching “Bear Hunt”. Devices such as iPods and GPS units were used to help locate specific points along the hunt in order to capture ‘The Big Bear.’ Parent/student teams used iPods

with QR reader apps to help scan and determine clues along the trek. Once students found ‘The Big Bear’ they then “captured” the image of the bear with their iPod. This event provided a wonderful opportunity for parents to interact with their child while using 21st century technology tools to enhance learning. Throughout the evening parents also met with teachers who provided them with information regarding

the Title 1 program, as well as information on the upcoming changes with the new Common Core curriculum. Parents were provided with tips and strategies to help their child become successful learners in the areas of reading and math. Bee Log Elementary would like to send a special thank you to the following individuals: James Pate for creating and coordinating the event. Patrick

Salvia and The Hilltop Restaurant for providing food items for the hotdog dinner; Nelda Phillips and Sharyl Haggerman for providing GPS units obtained through their PRISM grant, as well as helping teams complete the “hunt” during the event. Additional GPS units were on loan from Appalachian State University’s Be Active Partnership Program.

Mars Hill College welcomes largest student body in 30 years Mars Hill College welcomed a recordsetting student body that was 7 percent larger than last year at this time, and nearly 20 percent higher than two years ago. The 1,152 students who are registered for traditional classes represent Mars Hill’s highest enrollment in over 30 years. Of the 1,152 total, 617 are continuing students who are returning after at least one semester at Mars Hill. Students new to Mars Hill number 535, including 441 freshmen. Executive Vice President Dr. John Wells credits the rise in enrollment to a number of initiatives undertaken in recent years through a strategic planning process. Chief among those strategies is more efficient admissions and financial aid processes. “We are trying to make private higher education affordable for the families of the area by using the financial aid award process to maximize opportunities,” Wells said. “Also, by streamlining processes for both admissions and financial aid, we deliver more information to potential students quicker. That information then paves the way for students to choose Mars Hill.” Other recent initiatives at Mars Hill College

are designed to keep students engaged in a this academic year, and we’re excited about vibrant educational and social experience on welcoming these students into the Mars Hill campus. In the past three years, Mars Hill family.” has revised orientation to emphasize student involvement on campus, used grant funds to emphasize undergraduate research, added significant resources to the student activities budget and hired additional faculty positions to maintain small class sizes, especially in freshman classes. In addition, in anticipation of the students currently arriving, Mars Hill College has spent the summer increasing the number of student rooms available for residence on campus. “Currently, we are responding to the increased enrollment by expanding and upgrading residence halls on campus, and we have plans for more, continued growth,” Wells said. Dr. Craig Goforth, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, echoed Wells’ assertion that multiple factors have contributed to the increase. “This record-setting enrollment is due to our wonderful location, and a herculean team effort on the part of faculty, staff and administration. We’re looking forward to

August 23, 2012


Liberty Hill Baptist leads successful back-to-school distribution

More than 400 people attended Liberty Hill’s Back2School Bash and picked up free school supplies for their children. The church felt led to minister to the community by providing school supplies free of charge to all school-aged children who came to the festivities.

More than 400 people attended the first annual Back2School Bash held by Liberty Hill Baptist Church in the Estatoe community of Mitchell County on Saturday, July 28, to help the students of this area start the school year with necessary supplies. Liberty Hill members felt led to minister to the

community by providing free school supplies to all school-aged children who attended the Back2School Bash. These supplies ranged from pens, pencils, erasers, glue sticks, highlighters, crayons, colored pencils, notebooks, looseleaf paper, binders, and backpacks. While some money was allotted for

supplies, most items were donated by church members and other members of the community. Originally, backpacks were not planned to be distributed; however, many people and groups were buying them to give away or donating money for their purchase. A total of 212 backpacks were given to students

Many lined up to enjoy inflatables and to have a free lunch.

Women’s Club benefit funds local scholarship The Woman’s Club of Burnsville will hold its Luncheon/Fashion Show on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Higgins United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 101 North Main St., beginning at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will be used to provide a musical and a nursing scholarship for Mountain

Heritage High School students. The cost for the meal and fashion show is only $20. Come and join in a day filled with delightful food, beautiful clothes, friendly faces, and door prizes. For more information and tickets please call Verlyn Garland at 682-4398 or 688-4375 .

from Mitchell, Avery, and Yancey Counties. In addition to the backpacks, more than 200 sets of all the school supplies were given to students. Under the guidance of event director Kim Hoyle, members of Liberty Hill came together to collect, sort, and distribute these school supplies. Also, a representative from the Gideons handed out New Testament Bibles for everyone, and FunTime Inflatables provided extra excitement for the children after they received their school supplies. Other activities for everyone included many rounds of cake-walking, live gospel music, the dunking booth, a free lunch, and a variety of games. Many other people and organizations helped make this event so successful: Pepsi, Coke, the Gideons, Walmart,

Kellie Chapman from Liberty Hill talks with a young lady at the Back2School Bash as Claudia Ray and Rebecca Bradley excitedly look on.

several local vendors, the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department (providing traffic control), Spruce Pine Fire Department (providing the dunking booth), and many who donated their time, money, and

school supplies. Liberty Hill Baptist Church plans to make this an annual event. Those who would like to donate for next year, can call (828)765-7258 to leave a message.

Mountain Air fund accepting grant applications The Mountain Air Residents Community Fund (MARCF) is now accepting Grant Applications for December 2012 grants. MARCF was created in 2007 to serve Yancey County in the areas of arts, education/ literacy, family issues, health and economic development. The Fund has distributed more than $200,000 in local grants. Good Eats, Dig In Garden, My Meds, 4-H, Graham Children’s Health Services, Family Violence Coalition and

Parkway Playhouse are among recent grant recipients. The Fund’s goal this year is to raise $100,000 to assist local non-profits. Mountain Air members that support MARCF are excited about opportunities to make a difference in their local community. The Fund is very active this year and is working diligently to attract new donors. In addition to donations received by the Fund, Mountain Air residents are looking for volunteer opportunities

in the supported organizations. Grants are awarded in June and December. Applications for the upcoming December grants must be received no later than October 15. For more information, or for organizations interested in obtaining a Grant Application, please contact: Mountain Air Residents Community Fund, 100 Club Drive, Suite 144, Burnsville, NC 28714; or email your request to mtnairfund@gmail. com.

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August 23, 2012


Cougars had Erwin’s number, for the first half

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Mountain Heritage shows strengths in game against Erwin

From Page 9 The Cougars showed they can move the ball to either side, and can connect with the pass play. “We knew we could do that.” The Cougar varsity has worked together through youth league and junior varsity, and Robinson said that familiarity means a lot. “Our youth leagues are running our offense. Our kids are ready. They understand what we’re trying to do all the time.” And familiarity doesn’t mean predictability, the coach said. “You can ask Erwin; they had no clue what we were throwing at them the first half. We hit them in all different directions. We may line up in the same formations (and) run the same basic plays, but we can hit you at different spots all over the field.” Robinson said the Cougars are “more skilled than we’ve been” in the receiver corps. “We’re not the fastest team in America, but we’re pretty good at ball control.” The Cougars final score, in the fourth, was on a run by Dalton Robinson. The Cougars welcome Rosman to the Pit Friday night in the first home game of the season. The Tigers, a 1A team in the Smoky Mountain Division, shocked 3A North Henderson at home Friday night. The Tigers scored on the ground in the second, third and fourth quarters, and won 20-16 after stopping the Knights on fourth-and-goal with the clock running out. The Yancey County News posts football photos on its Facebook page each week for you to share!

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August 23, 2012


A weekend getaway before the season begins

Shotgun cleaned and shells resting in their cases. Feeders up, trail cameras ready, and bow sighted in. Yes, it is just about the time of year when hunters’ wives become hunters’ widows. Realizing this by looking at the calendar and the trips planned ahead, I explained to my wife this last weekend would be hers. Just a husband/wife getaway. I suggested to her for us to get a small quaint cabin in the mountains and separate ourselves from reality. She bought in. In fact, she was all in. From the moment I mentioned it she was looking for places to stay. Now the difference between men and women has been documented for ages. Not physically, but mentally. This set up of this trip was much the same way a shopping trip evolves. When I (men) think about shopping for clothes for instance, I (us men) can go into the store, check the size of a pair of jeans, and pick them up. Then I (again, us men) walk over to the clearance rack, look for the section with the right size shirt, grab one, and then I’m off to the register. My wife (women) handles things differently. She looks for the clothes she likes. She spots something that really catches her eye. She picks it up and realizes it is the wrong size. She puts it up and will search the store for another that is the same. If I ran a clothing store, I would put all the same style clothes in the same area. Evidently the women’s sections are not arranged that way. Or at least that is the way I picture it as my wife works rack to rack like a bumble bee on a bed of flowers. The worst part about shopping in this fashion is not the part of having to endure the flight of the bumble bee. It is having to hear all the way home how she could not find

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anything after shopping from dawn to dusk yet somehow I was able to collect an entire wardrobe in less time than it takes to count one, two, thr… See what I mean! So my wife is investigating cabin after cabin, all the while asking how far this is from that. Finally, I give in. I take the busiest 2 minutes and 15 seconds of my day and send her a couple of links to cabin locations mentioning a couple of choices from each link that I like. Now it was up to her to figure out from there. We agreed on the cabin, and hit the asphalt toward our destination. We put together a list of about three things we would be interested in doing while staying on our getaway. And we decided we would not be disappointed if

we did neither. Rest and relaxation was the main goal. That is why the cabin I chose had a kitchen out on the porch! A little camping out without camping out. The cabin was all of 100 square feet of non-air conditioned space. Hey, we are in the mountains. We don’t need AC. A fan and the outside air will do. We did have television. Three channels. All three were PBS (to be fair, one PBS channel was actually PBS Kids). But, to me, that was fine. In fact, it was fine to my wife, too. We broke away one evening for dinner. Juicy burgers sitting under an umbrella while listening to a banjo. We didn’t have to paddle faster either. Everybody had their teeth. Everybody had shoes on. Peaceful. Now what has this got to do with the outdoors? Everything. This was the outdoors. Simple cabin, simple amenities, simple life. Peaceful. We decided we may, yes may, invite the kids along and go there again. It won’t be as peaceful. But you can’t lock them up in the closet but so many weekends. My daughter told me she would call Social Security next time I did that. I told her it would be quicker to just call 611. So much for peacefulness. Bill Howard is an avid bowhunter and outdoorsman. He teaches hunter education (IHEA) and bowhunter education (IBEP) in North Carolina. He is a member of North Carolina Bowhunters Association and Pope & Young, and is an official measurer for both. He can be reached at billhoward outdoors@

Hughes arrested

From the front Hughes comes from a respected Yancey family, and once worked at the Farm Bureau where he was caught. Buchanan gave this account of the arrest: On Aug. 16 at 4:42 a.m. Officer (Jonathan) Casteel of the Burnsville Police Department observed an open window at the Farm Bureau office on East Main Street during his nightly check of local businesses. Casteel called for backup after observing the screen for the window placed to the side and fresh handprints on the glass of the window. Officers with the Burnsville Police Department and the Yancey County Sheriff’s Department arrived and assisted Casteel in arresting Hughes. Buchanan said the tools in Hughes’ possession were screwdrivers and a pry bar with which he tried to gain entry into the safe. Buchanan said Hughes surrendered without incident “once he realized the exits to the business were covered by law enforcement.” At least two other local businesses - Advanced Auto Parts and Heritage Lumber - have been the victims of middle-of-the-night burglars who broke into company safes after disarming the business alarms. Other local businesses have been the targets of more brazen ‘smash and grab’ nighttime robberies. Hughes was released on $10,000 unsecured bond.

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In town of Burnsville apartments, two bedrooms each with private bath. Large LR with fireplace and insert/blower, DR, kitchen, small basement, w/d hookup. Great for adult sharing, HUD approved prior. $600 negotiable with security and references. Call 865-306-0111, first floor residence with private yard and flowers. In town of Burnsville, three bedroom apt with sitting room, LR w/ dining area, working kitchen, newly remodeled , private yard and parking, pets allowed.Electric , water and sewer included. Rent $600 negotiable with security and references Call 865-3060111 Artist Cabin & Studio. Burnsville/Celo. Enjoy the soothing sound of cascading bold water all at your own mountain retreat. This unique property features a cabin that retains vintage charms with pleasant updates and stunning decor, including

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vaulted ceilings, huge sunny arts community. National windows, and a detached Forest trails within walking garage workshop/studio area. distance; Close to all area Enjoy the private covered attractions. Call 704-516back deck overlooking the 9273. creek as well as a covered 2 BR 1 Bath house on front porch. Included are a private lot. Has garden a stove, microwave and a spot with wood or oil heat. refrigerator. Super location Partly furnished. No pets in a premier arts community. or smokers. Call 678-5070 National forest trails are or 682-0051 for more within walking distance. information. If no answer Close to all area attractions. leave message. Deposit and Call 704-516-9273. reference required. Manufactured HomeBurnsville/Celo: Enjoy the soothing sound of cascading bold water all at your own 2.2 Acres, Unique 1946 mountain retreat. This r e n o v a t e d b a r n , o p e n unique property features concept, 1 bedroom, 1 a like-new 2005 Clayton custom bath, hardwood manufactured 2 bed/2 floors,- great walk-in closets, Week ofbath 8/27/12 9/2/12 home with generous vaulted all appliance, including master suite, including a washer-dryer, and kitchen, huge garden tub and a walk- possible owner financing, in closet. Enjoy the large $144,000. Close to town of spacious eat-in kitchen, and Burnsville. 828-777-0667 , a private covered back deck 828-683-7810 . overlooking the creek. There 3/3 Burnsville on coveted is a covered front porch as South Toe River; Fish raft well. Included are a washer, on private lane. Golf: Mt. dryer, stove, microwave Mitchell, 8 miles; Grassy and refrigerator. This is a Creek, 17 miles. County super location in a premier taxes. 2 kitchens. washer-


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dryer, well, septic. Window treatments and all appliances, dishes and some furnishings to stay. Move in ready, wood fireplace, stove, water-heated baseboard heat furnace. Anderson windows. Moving close to family. No owner financing, Cash or approved and ready loan. $250,000. Call 828-675-4491.


2005 Buell 984cc Motorcycle plus 2 helmets. Runs and looks like new asking $5000.00 with covered trailor, $3700 w/out trailer. New back tire. Please call 828-682-9620 for info. Pictures are available on Craigs List. Paypal accepted. I will need the money to clear first before I let the bike go. The bike stays indoors in my living room :). Very clean bike. 1999 Crown Victoria. $2500 Cash. 111,200 miles, One owner. 828-675-4491 Lots from 3 to 7 acres, or all 21.57 acres. Snow Hill Boxwoods for Sale. $10 each. 828.208.0406.

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Need partner to walk A p p a l a c h i a n Tr a i l . Christian Male. Would like to start soon. Call 688-2842 for more information. Will provide transportation. Friend to Friend is now looking for entrepreneurs to partner with in a small Internet business. If you have a gift of gab and a small investment you can start today. Bring your partner for a 45 minute interview. We are an equal opportunity business. Call for an appointment 24/7 – 828-776-2463.


Saturday, August 25, rain or shine. Please no earlier than 7:30 a.m. 115 Byrd Street (take Church Street off of West Main Street to the end.) Furniture, tools, sports equipment, file cabinets, baskets, linen, seasonal decorations, household items. 208-6707


2 full time job openings with benefits- 1st shift cook hours 5:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. and a 2nd shift cook hours 12:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Every other weekend required. Please contact Deanna Buchanan or Lisa Robinson for more information at 828-7657312 or apply in person at the Brian Center Spruce Pine. Pay based on experience. Developer seeking sales assistant with computer and people skills for administrative contact management system data base in our Sales Center, The Cove at Celo Mountain. Duties include phoning, greeting clients and assisting sales manager. Real estate experience a plus. Generous hourly rate and bonus,40 hour week Send resume to:

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From the front The project began after Country Cablevision’s application for federal funding was approved to install broadband to within reach of 97 percent of the residents and businesses in Yancey and Mitchell counties. “While the company’s application was initially accepted on October 5, 2010, and construction started soon thereafter, on December 14, 2011, the company received notice” from the USDA - Rural Utilities Service “that issues had arisen with their interpretation of the items included with the application, and that work on the project had to be suspended until the issues were resolved,” Country Cablevision wrote in an announcement early this year. Many residents had watched as fiber was strung to within feet of their homes or businesses, only to see progress grind to a halt as the issues were resolved to the satisfaction of the Rural Utilities Service. “After months of delay (which was no fault of Country Cablevision), it is exciting that Country Cablevision now is allowed to continue the work they have eagerly been awaiting,” Proffitt wrote in her announcement. “This is good news for Yancey and Mitchell counties as we move forward with economic development.” Country Cablevision “is committed to the re-start of construction as soon as possible in order to fulfill its obligations to the citizens of Yancey and Mitchell counties,” the company said in its announcement earlier this year.

August 23, 2012


Dealing with signs of media addiction

By John Rosemond

Q: Our 13-year-old daughter has been mature for her age from early on. She takes advanced classes and makes straight As. She’s also very talented musically. We think, however, that she has become a media addict. She spends entirely too much time in her room on her computer, mostly using social media. When she’s not on the computer, she’s using her phone to text her friends. We’ve asked her to limit her use, but our words are falling on deaf ears. What approach would you recommend short of cutting off the Internet and taking away her phone? She needs a computer to do her school work. A: If she’s addicted to electronic media, which may be the case, then I don’t think there’s any approach that’s going to work short of restricting her use of the Internet and taking away her phone. Move her computer to a family area so you’re able to monitor her use, which you can restrict to school purposes. No child her age should have a private password, by the way. That simply invites trouble, but you can’t do much about that as long as the computer is in her room.




At age 13, she doesn’t need her own cell phone, unless one defines need as “needing” to have what her friends have. You can give her a cell phone on select occasions, such as a camping trip where no other type of phone is available. It’s probably the case that she doesn’t go on lots of camping trips, which only goes to prove that she doesn’t need her own cell phone. You’ve asked her to limit her use? Who, pray tell, is running your household? I suspect that like many of today’s parents, you’re reluctant to do anything about this problem that might cause your daughter any inconvenience, much less distress. In the 12Step world, that’s known as enabling, and in the real world, that’s how problems go from

bad to worse. Q: I know you think children as young as 3 should be doing chores around the home. That seems awfully young, but can you recommend several age-appropriate chores I can try with my 3-and-one-half year old daughter? A: Chores are an exercise in good citizenship, which your great grandmother said began in the home. They teach children teamwork, responsibility to others, and the service ethic. As such, household chores strengthen America. By the time I was your daughter’s age, my mother - single at the time - had me washing floors. She began my education in domestic maintenance in a small area of the house. In no time, I was washing large areas like the kitchen. Oh, did I mention that chores also endow children with a feeling of competence and contribution? One thing at a time, teach your daughter how to wash floors, dust furniture, and help you clean up after a meal. In no time, you’ll have a live-in maid! And a happy one at that! Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Local tomatoes are in season! This recipe doesn’t require much more effort than making toast, but thanks to fresh tomatoes and basil and a garlic rub, the result is sophisticated and delicious!

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Bruschetta Topping 7 to 8 plum or heirloom tomatoes, roughly chopped. 10 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped. 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl and stir well. Let stand at room announce the birth of their second daughter, temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, Kinslee Faith Rice. Kinslee was born June 27th, 2012. She bake the basic weighed 7 lbs, 7 oz, and was 20 inches long. bruschetta, below. Kinslee’s big sister is Payton Alexis Rice. Kinslee’s maternal grandparents are Eddie and Samantha Johnson of Burnsville. Her paternal grandparents are Kelley and Jennifer Rice of Tennessee and Leigh Riddle of Burnsville. Kinslee’s maternal great-grandparents are Ed and Wanda Johnson of Burnsville, and Shirley Burse of Avery County. Her paternal greatgrandparents are Bill and Mabel Sinclair of Burnsville, and LJ and Brenda Rice of Wolf Laurel.

Basic Bruschetta 8-inch round loaf of rustic Italian bread, cut into 12 ½ inch slices ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 to 2 garlic cloves, skin on, halved Preheat the oven to 375º F. On a rimmed sheet pan, arrange the bread in a single layer. Drizzle the bread with olive oil. Flip the bread and drizzle the other side. Put in the heated oven and bake until the bread starts to turn golden on the bottom, about 10 minutes. Turn and cook another 5 minutes, or until golden. Remove bread from the oven. Rub each slice with garlic. Add topping and serve as an appetizer, or with a green salad for lunch or a light dinner. Enjoy!

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Nutrition 101 - Learning about macronutrients

Medea Galligan MS Nutrition, CHHC, AADP With all the information and misinformation in the media about what to eat and what not to eat, it is easy to forget that true nutritional information is not just based on current opinions and slick marketing, but on scientific facts. When it comes to improving your health, I always start my clients with the basic information of what the different types of food are and what we need them for. When you understand what these different types of food do for your body, and begin to pay attention to how you feel when you eat them, it becomes much easier to make choices that support your metabolism and your health. Macronutrients are those nutrients which are required by our bodies and need to be consumed in large amounts every day. The five main macronutrients are oxygen, water, protein, fat and carbohydrate. We increase our oxygen intake through regular exercise and deeper breathing, whether through walking, aerobics, yoga, or even gardening. Any type of exercise allows us to get more oxygen into the body, aiding in detoxification, improving our metabolism, and reducing stress. We just feel better after we breathe and move our bodies, and if we can exercise outside in nature and in the sunshine, that is all the better for increased amounts of oxygen and the many benefits of vitamin D production. Our need for plenty of fresh clean WATER is well known. Despite the prevalence and overconsumption of sodas, coffee, teas and sports drinks, these drinks do not replace the body’s need for water, and in fact act to dehydrate the body. So that brings us to the three remaining macronutrients that we as human beings require to live and be in good health; Protein, fat, and carbohydrate. That is it, all foods are either one, or a combination of two, or all three of these macronutrients. Proteins, fats, and carbohydrates do all very different things in our bodies, and once you begin to recognize what type of food you are eating, then you will be able to create balanced meals that satisfy both your appetite and your metabolism. While every nutrition label that you see clearly shows the grams of protein, fat and carbohydrate, the real challenge in our modern world is not having adequate access to all three types of macronutrients in their natural, unrefined and unadulterated form. A healthy lifestyle requires not just learning how to see the quantity of macronutrients, to be able to read the ingredient label and discern the quality of macronutrients in our foods. Protein is made up of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen – and unlike plant foods or carbohydrates – protein also contains nitrogen. Nitrogen is what gives protein the capacity to help build and repair body tissues (something that carbohydrates cannot do.) Proteins are essentially tangles of amino acid molecules. There are twenty

different types of nutritional amino acids, some of which are labeled as ‘essential amino acids’ because our bodies cannot produce them on their own – we must get them from our nutritional intake. We all require daily infusions of top quality proteins just to sustain life because our bodies cannot store them – or their building blocks - in the same way they store fats. Because plant proteins in general have a lower biological value than animal proteins and often are missing one or more key amino acids or protein building blocks, vegetarians must be especially careful in choosing their proteins. Incomplete protein will keep you alive but it cannot promote growth or even cellular repair and rebuilding. An incomplete protein is therefore a protein that does not contain all of the essential amino acids. Does this mean that incomplete proteins are bad? Of course not. In fact, many vegetables fit into this category and by eating two vegetables that complement the ‘missing’ amino acids in each other’s profile, your dietary intake will then have a complete amino acid profile. Protein is the main component of every cell and body fluid except bile and urine. In other words we are protein. Our muscles, hair, skin, nails, eyes, blood, enzymes, and many hormones and nerve chemicals are mostly protein. Bones are protein hardened by calcium and other minerals. In addition, protein is required for the formation of infectionfighting antibodies as well as for the growth and maintenance of all tissues. Protein also plays a key role in the regulation of the fluid and salt balance between compartments of the body and acts as a buffer in the maintenance of acid-base balance. Thus, protein is needed in our bodies to function as hormones, hemoglobin, enzymes and antibodies. As we can see, proteins are used in our cells for a variety of functions. One of the most important functions is the building of muscle tissue. Without proper protein intake, your body will be unable to maintain all of those tiny muscle fibers that make up your muscles and keep you strong, toned, and active. So protein is a pretty important macronutrient when it comes to staying lean and healthy. Our base metabolism (calorie burning furnace) is determined by how much muscle tissue we have in our bodies. The best animal sources for protein include meat, eggs, and dairy products from pastured animals, free- range poultry, wild game, and wild-caught fish and seafood. Vegetable sources of protein include legumes, beans, lentils, split peas, fermented soy products like tempeh, grains like quinoa and brown rice, nuts and nut butters, as well as some in vegetables. FATS (or lipids), made up of glycerol and individual molecules called fatty acids, perform lifesupporting functions in every

human cell in the body. Fats support omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-6 the cardiovascular, reproductive, fatty acids are everywhere: corn immune, and memory and nervous oil, sunflower oil and soybean system operations, and in the oil all contain them, and they are manufacture and utilization of known to create inflammation in the sterol hormones. The human the body and are common in refined body needs the essential fatty foods. Omega-3 fatty acids, which acids to manufacture and repair reduce inflammation, are found cell membranes, enabling the cells in natural, whole foods, like dark to obtain optimum nutrition and green veggies, flax seeds, pumpkin expel harmful waste products. A seeds and walnuts, wild-caught primary function of good fats is salmon, trout and tuna, as well the production of prostaglandins, as meat, eggs, and dairy products which regulate body functions from pastured animals. Current such as heart rate, blood pressure, thinking is that these two fats need blood clotting, fertility, conception, to be balanced in the diet at a ratio and play a role in immune function like 1-to-1 or 2-to-1, rather than by regulating inflammation and the inflammation producing ratio encouraging the body to fight of 20-1 seen in most Western diets. When we eat more whole foods, infection. Fats are also required for healthy unaltered and unprocessed the way skin, the transport and absorption Nature intended, we can begin to of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, get closer to the proper ratio of E and K, and the regulation of omega-3 fats in our diets, but I also cholesterol metabolism. Essential recommend increasing one’s ratio Fatty Acids (EPA and DHA) are with a high quality, high potency also needed for proper growth in omega-3 supplement. Good Fats do not include children, particularly for neural development and maturation of chemically altered, hydrogenated sensory systems, with male children or partially hydrogenated oils, having higher needs than females. vegetable shortening and spreads, Fetuses and breast-fed infants margarine, and most vegetable also require an adequate supply oils. And because the fats from of essential fatty acids through commercial animals are highly the mother’s dietary intake. Fats, contaminated with a variety of even stored fats, are in a constant, chemicals and hormones, are dynamic state of metabolism. So nutrient deficient, and have a essential to body function are fats seriously altered fatty acid profile, that even after starvation, fats are fat from pastured animals is by far more preferable. This is why butter still found in tissues. One of the most common pieces from pastured animals, especially of nutritional misinformation raw butter, is an exceptionally that is still unfortunately being “good” fat and organic butter is the promoted (marketed) in modern next best - but not optimal choice. America is that FAT makes you Organic butter, unrefined organic fat- a fallacy that has resulted coconut oil, or at low temperatures in a tremendous rise in heart organic first cold pressed olive disease, diabetes, obesity, ADD, oil are the only oils that I would autoimmune disorders and a recommend cooking with. Carbohydrates are sugars and host of other chronic conditions. Fats and fatty acids are now starches, and they serve primarily considered key nutrients affecting as a source of energy – or body fuel. early growth and development, as They also provide much needed well as nutrition-related chronic digestive assistance in the form of diseases later in life. Not only are dietary fiber, and in their natural fats are a critical part of healthy states contain many vitamins, dietary intake, but they are also minerals, and antioxidants. As allow you to feel satiated, balance food is being digested, your body your blood sugar levels (balances is looking to break whatever the “ups and downs” and cravings food comes into the digestive that happen from consuming system down by reducing it into refined carbohydrates and sugars), manageable blocks. In the case of carbohydrates, your body breaks and provide you withWeek long lasting of 8/27/12 them- 9/2/12 down into a simple sugar energy. “Good” fats are absolutely called glucose (otherwise known essential to health. In addition to as blood sugar). Glucose will be being the body’s most efficient stored in your muscle tissue and source of energy, “good” fats liver and held as stored energy are critical for a wide variety of (called glycogen). Glucose is also metabolic processes. Essential primarily used by your brain – See page 15 fatty acids fall into two groups:


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From page 14 if you’ve ever noticed how your energy levels can drop after spending a lot of time thinking, this shows you how much blood sugar that computer in your head can eat up. Glycogen is broken down into glucose as needed and is stored to keep blood sugar levels relatively steady. Simple carbohydrates, like table sugar and refined foods, lack fiber and minerals, are digested quickly and hit your blood stream rapidly, while the complex carbohydrates, like vegetables and other foods in their natural states, take a bit longer to digest and consequently the glucose molecules are more steadily released into your bloodstream. All of this relates to terms like glycemic index and glycemic load. The wisdom to get out of this is the same kind of things that you’ve heard before: eat more complex carbohydrates, like fresh vegetables, and less simple and/or refined carbohydrates, like pasta, breads, cakes, cookies, etc. While dietary fiber is categorized under the carbohydrate

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section of nutritional labels, it is technically indigestible by humans as dietary fiber is a non-starch polysaccharide. Fiber is primarily used by the body to absorb toxins and help push food through the digestive system, and is a crucial part of healthy dietary nutrition! By eating lots of fresh vegetables, whole grains such as brown rice or quinoa, and beans, and eliminating refined sugars and carbohydrates, you will get a good amount of both soluble and insoluble fiber in your diet. Many studies show high carbohydrate diets are correlated with hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypercholesterolemia. These are all medical terms for too much glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol, respectively. Type 2 diabetes is a disease of carbohydrate overload. Don’t be fooled by those who insist that reducing carbohydrate intake will not help diabetes. In my experience, almost everyone benefits from

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carbohydrate reduction, even if they have had type 2 diabetes for years and are taking drugs to lower their glucose levels. Studies have found that a high level of saturated fatty acids in the blood is reflective of high carbohydrate intake and that saturated fatty acids are not an appropriate marker of dietary fat intake, but are rather a marker of carbohydrate intake. Reducing your intake of refined carbohydrates, and increasing your consumption of fresh vegetables, legumes, and real “whole grains” will greatly improve your health and vitality. Know that you have a “working knowledge” of the three different kinds of macronutrients, you can see the value of each, and consider which macronutrients, and foods, that you need more of, and which you need less of, to reach your health goals. As you can see, improving your health is not just making sure that you have the proper proportion of each macronutrient in your diet, but that you have macronutrients and foods

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in your diet that are in their natural and unaltered states. Thankfully, eating a “original” whole foods diet makes the process of eating quality foods in healthy proportions both easy and delicious! Sources Macronutrients Guide – Dietary Facts About Carbohydrates Protein & Fat Eat, Health Benefits of Grass-Fed Products The Health Advantage, Macronutrients Myths and Facts Life Without Bread: How a Low Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life by Christian B. Alan, PhD and Wolfgang Lutz, M.D., p 52 Wise Traditions, The Weston A. Price Foundation, Spring 2004 issue, pg 11 Medea L Galligan earned her Masters of Science in Nutrition from Oklahoma State University, and also attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program. Visit www.HealthyLifestyle Concepts. com for more information.

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