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Could Yancey seize disputed forest access?

By Jonathan Austin Yancey County News Concerns about the use of Locust Creek Road came back to the forefront this week when County Commissioner Michele Presnell seemed to suggest that the county should use state law to seize the road. “Let’s open the gate,” Presnell said. The road onto federal lands has been closed since last year when property owners along the gravel road, which runs off N.C. 80 near Hamrick, said they actually own the land the road is on. Other residents said the road had been maintained for decades by the U.S. Forest Service, and hunters, hikers and others relied on the road to access the Forest Service land along the Black Mountain range. Presnell said at the commission meeting that the county can seize the road under NC General Statute 136-67 and open it up for public use. Presnell said Forest Service officials want the road opened, as well. Tina Tilley, the chief ranger for the Forest Service in Burnsville, said while she may want the gate to be opened, “I can’t do it if it isn’t a public road. “These are public lands (along the Black Mountain Range) and the public should be able to enjoy them,” Tilley said. “I would like to have it open.” But as the property owners along the road are claiming ownership of the land, Tilley said there is little she can do. See Page 6

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Staff at South Toe Volunteer Fire Department practice driving a fire truck in a simulator this past week. The driving simulator was on loan from the Skyland Fire Department in South Buncombe.

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT By Jonathan Austin Yancey County News Volunteers at South Toe Fire Department had the chance to get high-tech training this week on a mobile simulator from Skyland Fire Department in South Buncombe County. The simulator gives trainees a near real-world experience driving a fire truck

in a variety of conditions, from urban streets to snow and fog. The simulator can be programmed with oneway streets, oncoming traffic, awkward intersections and other difficult conditions that might be experienced by those driving fire trucks. “ T h e r e ’s o n e o t h e r simulator in the state,” said Houston Alexander, a full-

time firefighter with Skyland Fire & Rescue who lives in the South Toe valley and volunteers. “It is stationary.” But Alexander was able to drive the Skyland simulator to Celo and park it at the fire department on N.C. 80. “We opened it up to (fire departments across) the whole county,” he said. See Page 6

Retired prison supervisor Phillip Styles dies at age 81

Phillip Styles

Phillip Burdett Styles, who worked 25 years with the Department of Corrections and retired as superintendent of the local Department of Corrections unit, died Monday. He was 81. Styles also served as chief deputy with the Yancey County Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Clyde McIntosh, and worked for the Burnsville Police Department as an investigator.

Burnsville Mayor Danny McIntosh said he knew Styles most of his life, and admired his mind and his morality. As an investigator, “he knew how to question people. He had an analytical mind. He was a great law enforcement officer.” McIntosh said the county and town benefited from having Styles in law enforcement. “He was straightforward and honest, with a very strong constitution,” the mayor said. “He

was reliable. He’s going to be missed.” Styles died in Spruce Pine Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation after a short illness. He was a 1951 graduate of Burnsville High School and served in the Army. In 1998, he was honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award by then Gov. Jim Hunt. See the complete obituary inside

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So do we have animal control here, or not?

In 2010 I contacted the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office to report on extensive plant damage on my property caused by a neighbor’s unfenced livestock. I was given a cell phone number to the county’s Animal Control Officer. I left a message and was called back almost immediately. The gentleman very professionally informed me that yes, he was employed and paid part-time by the Sheriff Office to be the Animal Control Officer, but, no, he could not write any tickets or make any arrests because he had not been sworn in legally to perform those duties. He had been waiting months for this legal necessity. He wanted to do his job properly, but the Sheriff’s Office would not swear him in. He was trained and qualified and paid, but not legal. He could only refer persons to the county’s Magistrate’s Office, then the Magistrate was

supposed, but under no time constraint, to report the incident to the Sheriff, and then a Sheriff’s officer was supposed, eventually, to come to my property to investigate. In the meantime, the rogue animals continued to destroy my landscape, my orchard, my crops. The gentleman (and a gentleman he was) gave me invaluable advice of where, in the Statutes of the North Carolina General Assembly, I could research my legal rights and what I was permitted to do with my neighbor’s livestock. Meanwhile, he was being paid to do a job he was not allowed to perform. That’s just not right. None of the stories published recently in the two Yancey County newspapers name the county’s Animal Control Officer. Why is that? My story and the multiple newspaper reports lead to a few questions which could

be answered very quickly by some county employee of courage and intelligence. I trust one is out there. 1. Is there a trained, sworn-in Animal Control Officer currently employed by the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office? 2. What is her/his name? 3. Since what date has this person been employed and paid for this job? 4. How many months, or years, was an Animal Control Officer employed but not sworn in and thus not allowed to fulfill the complete duties of the job? 5. During the years when no Animal Control Officer was employed, what happened to the $24,000 specifically allotted for that properly trained and sworn-in employee? Thank you, Name withheld

Alliance to present reading of national play

The Mitchell County Gay Straight Alliance, with license from the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER) and Broadway Impact, is proud to announce a one-night-only reading of “8,” a play chronicling the historic trial in the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, written by Academy Awardwinning screenwriter and AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black. “8” is an unprecedented account of the Federal District Court trial in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (now Perry v. Brown), the case filed by AFER to overturn Proposition 8, which stripped gay

and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry. “8” will be performed at the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse on October 20 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. “8” will be performed by 21 members of the local community. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Jasmine BeachFerrara from The Campaign for Southern Equality and Jen Jones from Equality North Carolina. “8” had its sold-out Broadway premiere in September 2011, raising $1million to support

AFER’s efforts to achieve full federal marriage equality. Its West Coast premiere was in March 2012 and featured Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen and was directed by Rob Reiner. This reading raised more than $2 million. “The goal of ‘8’ is to show the world that marriage equality is a basic constitutional right. The facts are on our side and truth always finds the light. AFER and Broadway Impact are doing all we can to help speed that process along,” said AFER Founding Board Member Dustin Lance Black.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Kathleen Sebelius HHS Secretary In October, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we remember those who have lost their lives to breast cancer, and those who are battling it now, by recommitting ourselves to their fight and spreading the word of the importance of prevention and early


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detection. Despite significant advances in treatment and prevention, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. However, because of the Affordable Care Act, it’s a new day for women’s health and the fight against breast cancer. We know that the chance of successful treatment is highest when breast cancer is detected early. While not a perfect tool, mammogram screenings are key to early detection. But budgets are tight, and even moderate copays can deter many women from getting those important screenings. Because of the Affordable Care Act – the health care law signed by President Obama two years ago – many private health plans and Medicare now cover mammograms and certain other preventive services with no copays or other out-of-pocket costs. This means that women can get the potentially life-saving services they need to detect breast cancer before it spreads, without worrying how a copay would affect their family budget. Last year, more than 6 million women with Medicare got a free mammogram. Under the health care law, other services to help prevent breast cancer are also covered, such as a well-woman visit – at no additional cost– so women have the opportunity to talk to their doctor about their health care

needs, their personal risk for breast cancer, and their best options to reduce their risk. The Affordable Care Act gives women, not insurance companies or the government, control over their health care. Women also have new rights and protections under the law against insurance company abuse. If diagnosed with breast cancer or another illness, women cannot have their coverage taken away when they need it the most simply because of a mistake made on paperwork. And beginning in 2014, it will be illegal for insurers to discriminate against anyone with a pre-existing condition, such as breast cancer. The health reform law is also helping women who are going through costly breast cancer treatment by preventing insurance companies from imposing lifetime dollar caps on coverage. This means that women fighting breast cancer can focus on their health, their families, and living their lives, and not worrying that their insurance will run out while they still need treatment. We have made substantial progress in reducing the burden and toll of breast cancer on American women and their families. Initiatives under the Affordable Care Act, along with ongoing research, are making real differences in the lives of American women and their families.

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The TRACTOR (Toe River Aggregation Center Training Organization Regional) facility recently began operation, and the Yancey and Mitchell county Cooperative Extension Centers hosted a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday at the Love Fox Road facility in Burnsville. Yancey and Mitchell farmers joined with local and state elected officials in a tour of the facility to see firsthand how produce will be handled through the facility, and how the facility will operate to bring local farmers together with markets for their products. Also on hand were representatives from several regional grocery chains who seem very interested in buying produce grown in the Toe River region.

Cancer adds issues to fighting the flu

As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important for cancer patients, survivors, and their families to arm themselves with flufighting knowledge. While having cancer does not put you at an increased risk for getting the flu, it does put you at an increased risk of complications if you get the flu. Complications include pneumonia, hospitalization, and even death. The best protection is to get the flu vaccine. Cancer patients and survivors should get the flu shot, not the nasal spray. • If you are a cancer survivor, you are still at higher risk for flurelated complications. • Get the flu vaccine. It is your best protection against the flu. • If you are a cancer patient or survivor you should get the flu shot, not the nasal spray. • If you have flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately. How can I protect myself from getting the flu? Because you are at an increased risk of getting pneumonia, talk to your health care provider about the pneumococcal vaccine The pneumococcal vaccine will protect you against pneumonia. Discuss the possibility of needing two pneumococcal vaccinations with your health care provider. In addition to getting vaccinated, follow our every-day steps to keep yourself healthy this flu

season. I think I have the flu. What should I do? If you have any flu-like symptoms, contact your health care provider immediately. If you have the flu your health care provider can prescribe antiviral medications that can make your symptoms less severe and make you feel better faster.

There are steps you can take in your daily life to help protect you from getting the flu. • Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcoholbased hand rub. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way. • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

• Practice good health habits. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat healthy food. • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. • If you are sick stay home.

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Obituaries Charles Dudley Young C h a r l e s D u d l e y Yo u n g , o f t h e Minneapolis community, died on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A native of Avery County, he was born March 16, 1953, to Ruth Vance Young of Minneapolis and the late Champ C. Young, who passed away in 2006. Charlie was a lifelong member of Minneapolis Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee on the building committee and was a faithful servant and encourager. He was owner and operator of CD Young Lumber Co., and he loved the sound of a chainsaw and the falling of an oak tree. He was an avid sportsman and fan who enjoyed hunting, family, friends and was loved by all who knew him. He will always be remembered as a gentle, kind spirit even when he was joking and playing pranks. Surviving is his mother, Ruth Vance Young of Minneapolis; sister, Edwina Young Tatum and husband, Bob, of Minneapolis; brother, John C. Young and wife, Stephanie, of Minneapolis; nieces: Casey Young Spradling and husband, Sean, of Roan Mountain, Tenn., and Jessica Bryson and husband, Adam, of Fletcher; nephew, Clark Charles Tatum of South Port; grand-nephew,Jackson Bryson; family friend, Jean Mills; second mom and dad: Louise and Buddy Buchanan; “sister” Josie Buchanan Ward; and many special cousins and friends. Funeral will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday in the Minneapolis Baptist Church. Pastor Don Winters, Brian Griffith and the Rev. Reed Callahan will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Minneapolis Community Cemetery. Memorials may be made to The Gideon’s International Bibles at PO Box 163, Pineola, NC 28662.

two brothers, Bill and Henry Styles. Phillip was a 1951 graduate of Burnsville High School and served in the Army in Germany. He was chief deputy under Sheriff Clyde McIntosh and worked for the Burnsville Police Department as an investigator. Phillip retired as Superintendent from the N. C. Department of Corrections with 25 years service. In 1998 he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award in 1998 from Gov. James B. Hunt.Phillip loved his flowers, gardening, antiques and his family. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Jeanne Ray Styles; sisters Faye Ballard and husband, Frank, of Burnsville, and Louise Whitson and husband, Bill, of Limestone, Tenn.; brother Lee Styles and wife, Mary, of Glen Rock, Penn.; granddaughter Courtney Whitson Cook and husband, Brian, of Stuarts Draft, Va.; grandson Ryan Whitson of Waynesboro, Va.; Mother-in-law Billie Marie Ray of Burnsville; brothers-in-law Gary Ray and wife, Jennie, of Greenville, S.C., and Jimmy Ray and wife, Virginia, of Burnsville, and a host of wonderful nieces, nephews cousins and good friends. A celebration of life service was held Thursday in Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wes Sharpe officiating. Memorials may be made to ones favorite charity or church.

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Phillip Burdett Styles Phillip Burdett Styles, 81, of Burnsville, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Spruce Pine Brian Center Health and Rehab after a short illness. He was the son of the late Ben and Grace Styles. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Daphne Styles Hinerman, and

Maxine Thomas Turbyfill, 85, passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Brookside Rehab & Care. She was the daughter of the late Dewey and Pearl Hall Thomas, and was also preceded in death by three sisters: Flaude Thomas, Gladys Garland and Madge Hopson. She loved her family and especially enjoyed her great-grandchildren when she was in good health. She attended Bolens Creek Baptist Church until she moved to Brookside, where she enjoyed Sunday morning services and Bible study. Surviving are a daughter, Sheila Evans and husband, Harold; granddaughter Michele Neill and husband, Jeff; grandson Tracy Evans and wife, Jessica; three greatgrandsons and four great-granddaughters; a sister, June Robinson of Green Mountain; brothers Gene Thomas of Old Fort, Dean Thomas of South Carolina and Marvin Thomas of Green Mountain, and several

nieces and nephews. Funeral was Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Dr. Chris Morgan officiated. Burial was in the Double Island Cemetery.

Edna W. Cannon Edna W. Cannon, 83, of Newdale, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late George and Hattie Adkins Woody. She was the wife of Fred Cannon, who passed away in 1976. Edna was also preceded in death by a grandson, Keith Briggs. She was a member of Big Creek Free Will Baptist Church and also attended Bowditch Union Church. Surviving are two daughters: Judy Fox and husband, Garry, of Big Creek, and Janice Briggs and husband, Kenneth, of Newdale; three grandchildren: Gina Grindstaff and husband, Donald, Mike Fox and special friend, Katrina Ledford, and Stephen Briggs and wife, Whitney; four great-grandchildren: Whitney, Alex, Gabe, and Chloe. Several nieces and nephews also survive, as well as her lifelong friend, Atlas Bryant. Funeral was Sunday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. The

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Obituaries Revs. Ronnie Whitson and Marvin Hensley officiated. Burial was in the Hughes Cemetery at Big Creek.

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Johnathan Russel Whitson. In addition to his parents, he is survived by three daughters: Natasha Yelton and husband, Tim, of Bakersville, Nikki Angel of Burnsville, and Nina Angel of Madison County; a son, Christian Angel of Burnsville; nine grandchildren; a sister, Emma Wheeler of Madison County and a brother, William Angel and wife, Marie, of Erwin, Tenn.; a half-brother, Rodger Hialman of Burnsville; a special friend, Carrie Hinds; close extended family, Jimmy and Matt Wheeler and many nieces, nephews and special friends. A private service was held with the Rev. Junior Honeycutt officiating. Burial was at the Angel Cemetery on English Branch.

Edgar Lee Wheeler, 73, of Burnsville passed away Friday, September 28, 2012, at St. Josephs Hospital in Asheville. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late George E. and Zula Womack Wheeler. Edgar was a retired real estate broker. Surviving are his former wife, Linda Neill Wheeler; a daughter, Teresa Lee House and husband, Keith; two sons: Michael George Wheeler and wife, Teresa, and Joseph Edgar Wheeler; two sisters: Carolyn W. Bryant and husband, James Hensley Richard, and Shirley Bryant and husband, Steve; four grandchildren; and four greatJames Hensley, 87, of the Fox Creek grandchildren, all of Burnsville. community, died Friday, September 28, A private family graveside service will 2012, in Brookside Rehabilitation and Care be held in the Wheeler Family Cemetery Center. at Riverside. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Woodfin and Laura Hensley, Murph Nathan Angel and husband of the late Rachel Edwards Hensley, who passed away in 1984. He was Murph Nathan Angel, 48, of English also preceded in death by a son, Charlie Branch, Burnsville, died after a lengthy Hensley, who passed away in 2009; son-inillness on September 26, 2012. law Tom Canipe; grandson Brian Douglas A native of Yancey County, he was Shepherd; sister Winnie Shelton; brothers the son of Wade and Christine Angel of Ervin, Woodrow, Clarence, Baxter, Milton, Burnsville. He was a former carpenter and Horace, and infant brother Fairdy Hensley. construction worker. James was a member of Fox Creek He was a member of Zion Baptist Baptist Church who loved his Lord and his Church, and was preceded in death by a family. He also loved walking in the woods brother, James Ronald Angel and a stepson,

and feeding the wildlife and birds. Surviving are his daughters, Billie Jean Foxx and husband, J.C., Christine Ponder and husband, Delane, all of Fox Creek, Betty Marie Canipe of Green Mountain and Jerline Shepherd and husband, Victor, of Chandler Branch; grandchildren Tammy Hensley (Morris), Adam Hensley, Chad Foxx, Donavan Foxx (Debbie), Janet West (Raymond), Ronald Dale Ponder (Theresa), Michael Dean Ponder (Stephanie), Amy Boone (Steven) Angie Stevens (Chris) and Melinda Shepherd (Robert Silvers) and 19 great-grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral was Sunday in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. The Rev. Perry Norton and the Rev. Bobby Sprinkle officiated. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home and at all other times will be at the home of his daughter and son-inlaw, Delane and Christine Ponder, 85 Lillie Mae Lane on Fox Creek. Graveside service was Monday in the Hensley Cemetery on Fox Creek.

Veo Byrd Veo Byrd, 93, formerly of Yancey County, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at her home in Connelly Springs. She was a daughter of the late John Moss and Rose Ella Berry Wheeler, and the wife of Luther Byrd who died in 1985. Veo was preceded in death by a sister, Mozelle Webb, and brothers Boyd and Lloyd Wheeler. She was a member of Millers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Surviving are two sons: Roger Byrd and wife, Sheila, of Burnsville, and Ronnie Byrd of Connelly Springs; six grandchildren: Timothy Byrd, Sherea Krause, Kristin Byrd, Kimberly Pruett, Lora Byrd and Sarah Byrd; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Aleene Silvers and husband, Reece; and two brothers: Edgar Wheeler and Floyd Wheeler and wife, Letha, all of Burnsville. Funeral was Monday in Higgins Free Will Baptist Church with the Revs. Clifton McCurry and Trent Honeycutt officiating. Burial was in the Byrd Cemetery at Piney Hill. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.

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County urged to seize Locust Branch Road so it can be open From the front “I fully respect private property rights. I have no legal authority to invite trespass onto private property,” she said. Locust Branch is posted with no trespassing signs, and Tilley said the land owners have the right to enforce that, “even against Forest Service” employees. The general statute Presnell cited notes that “All those portions of the public road system of the State which have

not been taken over and placed under maintenance or which have been abandoned by the Department of Transportation, but which remain open and in general use as a necessary means of ingress to and egress from the dwelling house of one or more families, ... are hereby declared to be neighborhood public roads. The statute adds: “Provided, that this definition of neighborhood public roads shall

not be construed to still a problem embrace any street, in the county; road or driveway that - Approved serves an essentially reappointment private use, and all of Joe Martin those portions and to the Western segments of old roads, Highland Area formerly a part of the Authority public road system, Board and Nina which have not been Burleson to taken over and placed the Longterm under maintenance Care Advisory and which have Committee; been abandoned by - Approved the Department of spending up to Transportation and $4,000 to help which do not serve as pave a portion a necessary means of of North ingress to and egress Main Street in from an occupied hereby specifically excluded from the definition Burnsville near the dwelling house are of neighborhood public roads, and the owner town square; of the land, burdened with such portions and - Agreed that the segments of such old roads, is hereby invested monthly commission with the easement or right of way for such old meeting in November roads heretofore existing.” will be moved to Nov. In other business, the county commission: 1 at 7 p.m. due to the - Was told that the state is providing general election. $500,000 towards construction of a new senior center in the county • Alliance Trailer Training - Was told that hunting from the roads is • Onin Staffing • Manpower • American Red Cross • Manual Woodworkers & From the front Alexander said Skyland department Weavers, Inc. leaders realized the simulator could • Van Wingerden South Toe sent 21 drivers and help in training after a brand new • LegalShield firefighters through the simulator, truck owned by the department • Milliken & Co he said. was overturned while on a rescue • Meritor/Pinnacle Staffing Skyland, one of the largest fire call. • ClearWater Paper Corp departments in Buncombe County, Ever since, they have offered • MACO serves the busy commercial area the mobile simulator for use by • Staff Masters along U.S. 25 south of Asheville. other departments. • Forest City Division of Vocational Rehab. • Baldor Electric • Trelleborg Coated Systems • Horsehead • Allied Die Casting • Imaginetime • C l e v e l a n d Vo c a t i o n a l Industries, Inc • Workforce Staffing • Personnel Services Unlimited • Ultraforce Staffing Services • Rockwood Holdings • Pasta Prima/Valley Fine Foods • Ameridial • Manroy Defense USA • International Automotive Group (I.A.C) • Cleveland County HealthCare System • I s o t h e r m a l Wo r k f o r c e Development

Hagan’s office organizes job fair in Spindale Sen. Kay Hagan has invited employers and job seekers to her North Carolina Back to Work Job Fair in Rutherford County this Friday, Oct. 5. The job fair is part of Hagan’s North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour, which has taken her across state to gather ideas and initiatives that can help move the workforce out of the unemployment line and into a job. “Jobs are my number one, two and three priorities, and I’m committed to helping unemployed North Carolinians get back on their feet as we grow the economy,” Hagan said. “I am hosting this job fair in Rutherford County because we need to take steps right now to get North Carolina back to work. I invite all North Carolinians who are looking for a job and employers with open positions to participate.” The job fair, which runs from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, is free to employers and job seekers. Businesses and employers large and small with open positions are strongly encouraged to participate. For employer questions or to register, please call Jennifer Johnson or Chris Sgro in Senator Hagan’s office toll free at 1-877852-9462 . Participating employers include: • Lowes • First Staffing • Schletter, Inc. • Time Warner Cable

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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.


Farmers Wholesale Price: Apples: (25 pound box) 12.00; Beans, Green (25 pound box) 20.00-23.00; Beets (25 pound bag) 20.00; Blackberries (flat) 23.00; Blueberries (flat) 20.00-22.00; Cabbage (50 pound crate) Pointed Head & Round 12.0015.00; Corn, White or Yellow (4 ½ dozen crate) 15.00, (5 dozen Bag) 15.00, Indian Corn (dozen bunches) 24.00, Corn Stalks (bundle) WNC Regional Livestock Center, Canton, NC Weighted Average Report for Monday Oct 1, 2012 3.00; Cucumbers, Long Green (3/4 bushel) 18.00, Cucumbers Pickling (3/4 bushel) 20.00Cattle Receipts: 350 Last Week: 364 Last Year: 349 28.00; Eggplant (1/2 bushel) 15.00-16.00; Slaughter cows made up 11 percent of the offering, slaughter bulls 4 percent, replacement cows Gourds (bin) 275.00; Grapes, Muscadine (flat) 4 percent, other cows 1 percent, and feeders 81 percent. The feeder supply included 39 percent steers, 31 percent heifers, and 30 percent bulls. Near 25 percent of the run weighed over 600 lbs. 28.00; Okra (25 pound box) 15.00-18.00 Potatoes, Red or White (1 bushel) Feeder Steers Medium and Large 1 - 2 Sweet Potatoes (40 pound Powell Livestock 20.00-25.00; Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price box) 12.003 265-295 280 175.00-185.00 180.97 Market, Smithfield, NC 15.00-22.00; Peaches (1/2 bushel) 7 330-345 336 140.00-167.00 160.66 Goat and Sheep Auction 12.00-15.00; Peas (1 1/9 bushel) 15.009 360-390 377 145.00-160.00 150.83 Prices are per head, 22.00; Peanuts (30 pound bag) 35.00; 4 430-440 436 119.00-138.00 130.57 Pepper, Bell (1 1/9 bushel) 18.00-22.00; 3 450-485 467 125.00-140.00 133.20 weights estimated. Red or White 20.00-25.00; 11 500-544 526 120.00-135.00 130.25 S l a u g h t e r a n d Potatoes, 7 555-595 574 116.00-134.00 127.16 Pumpkins (bin) Howden 110.00, White Replacement Classes: 12 605-645 635 120.00-136.00 132.17 (bin 85 count) 170.00, Heirloom (bin) 4 655-685 669 122.00-130.00 125.75 Kids: Selection 1 under 150.00, Pie (bin 150 count) 175.00; 2 720-725 723 119.00-122.00 120.49 20 lbs 20.00-35.00, 20- Field Peas 20.00-22.00 (bushel); Squash, 5 755-788 781 118.50-120.00 118.79 (1/2 bushel) 12.00, (3/4 bushel) 40 lbs 42.50-70.00, 40- Yellow 1 835-835 835 115.00 115.00 20.00; Squash Zucchini (1/2 bushel 1 860-860 860 117.00 117.00 60 lbs box) 12.00, Winter (bin) 150.00, (3/4 1 995-995 995 104.00 104.00 70.00-110.00, 60-80 bushel) 20.00; Tomatoes, Slicing/Field 1 1015-1015 1015 95.00 95.00 lbs 100.00-120.00; (25 pound box) 8.00-14.00; Tomatoes, Small 1 - 2 1 290-290 290 130.00 130.00 Selection 2 20-40 lbs German Johnson (25 pound box) 30.00, 2 395-395 395 100.00-135.00 117.50 Grape (12 pint flat) 15.00, Cherry (12 26.00-46.00, 40-60 lbs 1 505-505 505 85.00 85.00 Full flat) 20.00, Roma (25 pound box) 55.00-65.00, 60-80 lbs pint 2 555-565 560 80.00-110.00 94.87 14.00-15.00; Watermelons 1.00-3.50 1 615-615 615 103.00 103.00 80.00-92.50; Selection (each), (bin) 90.00-120.00; Wheat Straw Medium and Large 3 3 40-60 lbs 45.00. (bale) 3.00. Wholesale Dealer Price: 1 230-230 230 112.50 112.50 Yearlings: Selection Apples (traypack carton 100 count) WA 2 250-285 268 120.00-130.00 124.67 Delicious (traypack carton) 44.553 355-395 375 110.00-130.00 122.35 1 60-80 lbs 102.50- Red 48.25, WA Golden Delicious (traypack 4 410-440 424 90.00-110.00 102.57 127.50, 80-100 lbs carton) 37.00-47.00, Granny Smith WA 4 455-495 466 60.00-118.00 95.73 127.50-135.00, 100- (traypack carton) 34.00-39.50, Gala WA 3 500-520 508 102.50-112.00 108.17 2 575-590 583 114.00-115.00 114.51 120 lbs ; 145.00-152.50; 32.00-36.00, WA Fuji (traypack carton) Holstein Large 3 Selection 2 60-80 lbs 38.00-41.00, WA Pink Lady (traypack 1 315-315 315 65.00 65.00 38.00-41.50; Asparagus (11 85.00-93.00, 80-100 lbs carton) 1 355-355 355 60.00 60.00 pound carton) 29.65-34.00; Bananas 1 485-485 485 95.00 95.00 102.50. (40 pound carton) 21.40-23.00; Beans, 1 505-505 505 85.00 85.00 Does/Nannies: Selection Round Green (1 1/9 bushel carton) 1 600-600 600 70.00 70.00 1 50-70 lbs 70.00, 70- 18.00-22.65, Pole (1 1/9 bushel) 23.00Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1 - 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 100 lbs 80.00-92.50, 24.00; Beets (25 pound sack) 12.501 275-275 275 110.00 110.00 Blueberries (flat 12 1-pint cups) 100-140 lbs ; 92.50- 15.45; 2 305-305 305 145.00 145.00 22.00-25.00; Broccoli (carton 14s) 137.50; Selection 2 20.00-25.15; Cabbage (50 pound 7 355-395 377 120.00-132.50 128.86 3 405-435 418 125.00-141.00 131.90 50-70 lbs 40.00-65.00, carton) 17.95-23.75; Cantaloupe (case 9 462-495 476 107.00-125.00 117.82 70-100 lbs 70.00-77.50, 12 count) 23.15-24.35; Carrots (50 11 500-542 531 110.00-125.00 121.24 pound sack) 16.95-17.95; Cauliflower 100-140 lbs 85.00. 8 550-595 563 110.00-127.00 119.27 12s) 24.50-28.55; Cherries (16 9 600-630 613 109.00-119.00 114.92 Wethers: Selection 1 70- (carton pound box) 48.00; Celery (carton 30s) 2 670-690 680 104.00-109.00 106.46 100 lbs 138.00, 125-150 29.50-43.15; Cilantro (carton 30s) 1 720-720 720 102.00 102.00 lbs 158.00-170.00. 1 815-815 815 90.00 90.00 23.45-28.65; Corn (carton 4 ½-5 dozen) 1 905-905 905 98.00 98.00 Bucks/Billies: Selection Yellow 15.00-17.55, White (carton 4 ½-5 Small 1 - 2 1 70-100 lbs 95.00- dozen) 15.00-20.05; Cranberries (24 12 1 245-245 245 100.00 100.00 package) 24.50; Cucumbers (40 110.00, 100-150 lbs ounces 1 280-280 280 110.00 110.00 pound carton) Long Green 21.00-23.00, 2 315-335 325 110.00-120.00 115.15 122.50-140.00, 150-250 Pickles (carton 40 pound) 28.00-32.00; 1 365-365 365 107.50 107.50 lbs 205.00-207.50; Eggplant (25 pound carton) 16.003 415-440 428 90.00-100.00 96.65 Selection 2 70-100 lbs 17.00; Grapes, Red Seedless (18 pound 3 465-490 477 94.00-102.50 97.80 2 510-515 513 102.50-107.50 104.99 carton) 24.50-26.00, White Seedless 87.50, 100-150 lbs. 1 575-575 575 96.00 96.00 24.50-26.00, Black Seedless 24.501 555-555 555 98.00 98.00 Full 26.00, Red Globe 29.00; Grapefruit Medium and Large 3 (40 pound carton) 35.75; Greens, Collard 1 160-160 160 125.00 125.00 (bushel carton/loose 24s) 10.00, Kale (carton/ 1 205-205 205 115.00 115.00 1 4 1 2 3

330-330 350-390 405-405 450-485 505-525

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110.00 110.00 85.00-107.50 99.59 100.00 100.00 100.00-102.50 101.30 76.00-105.00 87.50

Feeder Bulls Medium and Large 1 - 2 Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 3 400-425 415 146.00-153.00 149.33 7 475-490 484 110.00-130.00 116.21 16 501-535 509 115.00-129.00 125.16 14 555-595 578 105.00-122.50 115.88 11 605-645 624 100.00-113.00 107.63 3 650-670 658 111.00-128.00 116.64 1 730-730 730 106.00 106.00 1 785-785 785 85.00 85.00 1 835-835 835 96.00 96.00 Small 1 - 2 2 485-490 488 100.00-108.00 103.98 1 495-495 495 90.00 90.00 Full 3 655-680 668 90.00-104.00 98.07 Medium and Large 3 4 405-445 425 90.00-121.00 105.03 3 470-495 480 100.00-107.50 104.23 5 500-525 511 100.00-110.00 105.42 2 590-595 593 100.00 100.00 2 660-690 675 104.00-105.00 104.51 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1 - 2 Young Head Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1 1110-1110 1110 999.00-1000.00 1000.00 Per Head 1-3 Months Bred 1 1115-1115 1115 999.00-1125.00 1125.00 Per Head 4-6 Months Bred 1 1170-1170 1170 925.00 925.00 Per Head 7-9 Months Bred Medium and Large 1 - 2 Middle Aged 3 1205-1295 1253 950.00-1175.00 1051.53 Per Head 4-6 Months Bred 2 1230-1350 1290 999.00-1075.00 1075.00 Per Head 7-9 Months Bred Medium and Large 1 - 2 Aged 1 1200-1200 1200 875.00 875.00 Per Head 4-6 Months Bred

TENNESSEE MARKET FED CATTLE: Fed cattle trade was slow last week. Fed cattle sold $2 to $3 higher compared to last week. Prices on a live basis were mainly $126 to $127 with a few as low as $124 in Nebraska. Dressed prices were primarily $195 with a few selling for $196 in Iowa. Feeders are expected to have asking prices nearing the $130 mark next week. The 5-area weighted average prices thru Thursday were $125.91 live up $4.11 from last week and $195.41 dressed up $5.93 from a week ago. A year ago prices were $117.23 live and $186.67 dressed. Fed cattle seem to be following the usual fall pattern after summer price lows, experienced in the third week of July. Price highs in the fourth quarter average about 13% higher than the summer low. Live prices are currently 11.5%

bunched 24s) 10.55-14.15; Turnips (topped) 11.85-14.65; Honeydews (carton 5s) 29.00; Kiwi (carton 117s) 12.15-13.15; Lettuce (carton 24s) Iceberg (wrapped) 25.25-26.50, Greenleaf (carton 24s) 22.00-24.00, Romaine (carton 24s) 26.5036.00; Nectarines, Yellow/White Flesh (1/2 bushel carton) 24.00; Onions, Yellow (50 pound sack) Jumbo 19.35-27.55, White (25 pound sack) 14.00-16.00, Red (25 pound sack) 15.00-22.50, Green (carton 24s) 19.65-20.00, Sweet Onions (40 pound carton) 22.00-25.00; Peaches, Yellow/White Flesh (1/2 bushel carton) 24.00; Peanuts (35 pound) Green 53.0069.00; Pears, Bartlett (16 pound carton) 34.00; Bell Peppers, Green (1 1/9 bushel carton) 18.7519.85, Red (11 pound carton) 25.00-32.50, Yellow (11 pound carton) 25.00-29.00; Potatoes (50 pound carton) Red size A 14.00-20.35, Red Size B 25.00-28.00, White size A 14.35-17.45; Russett, ID 15.75-17.95; Radishes (30 6-ounce film bags) Red 12.50-15.75; Plums, Red (28 pound carton) 27.00; Squash, Yellow Crooked neck (3/4 bushel carton) 15.75-19.35, Zucchini (1/2 bushel carton) 19.00-21.00; Strawberries, CA (flat 8 1-quart containers) 22.00-26.05; Sweet Potatoes, Orange (40 pound carton) 16.00-21.45, White (40 pound carton) 20.0020.75, Orange (40 pound carton) 16.00-21.45; Tomatoes, Vine-Ripened Extra-Large (25 pound carton) 18.65-22.85; Tomatoes, Cherry (flat 12 1-pint containers) 19.25-22.15; Romas (25 pound carton) 18.00-19.00, Grape (flat 12 1-pint containers) 18.00-20.00; Turnips (25 pound film bag) Topped 14.35-22.15. WESTERN N.C. FARMERS’ MARKET: (Wholesale Prices – Asheville): Apples (traypack carton)Red Delicious 36.00-38.00, Golden Delicious 30.00-42.50; Rome, Stayman, Gala, Mutsu, Fuji, Red & Golden Delicious 20.0025.00; Bananas (40 pound box) 19.50-20.00; Beans (bushel) Poles 26.00; Broccoli (carton 12s) 17.75-20.00; Cabbage (50 pound carton/ crate) 11.50-12.00; Cantaloupes (carton 9-12 count) 16.25-19.00, (bin) 150.00-180.00; Cauliflower (carton) 18.75-24.00; Citrus: Lemons (cartons 95 count) 25.00-29.50, (165 count) 25.00-27.50; Corn (bag) Bi-Color, & Yellow 12.00-15.00; Cucumbers (1 1/9 bushel) Long Green 18.00-19.75, Picklers (1 1/9 bushel crate) 25.00-30.00; Grapes (18 pound carton) Red & White Seedless 22.75-25.00; Lettuce (carton) Iceburg 18.75-20.00, Green Leaf 20.50-22.00, Romaine 22.75-24.00; Okra (1/2 bushel) Local 12.00-14.00; Onions (50 pound bag) Yellow Jumbo 14.00-16.00; Bell Pepper (1 1/9 bushel carton) Large and Extra Large 14.0016.00; Potatoes, Irish (50 pound bag) White 11.00-19.00, Red 12.00-20.00, Russet 11.0014.00; Pumpkins (each) 5.00-15.00, (bin) 120.00-200.00; Squash (3/4 bushel) #1 Yellow Crookneck (local) 18.00-23.75, (1/2 bushel) Zucchini #1 12.00-15.75; Sweet Potatoes (40 pound box) Red or Orange #2 14.00-16.00; Tomatoes, Vine Ripe (25 pound box) Extra Large & Larger 12.00-14.00, Medium 10.00, Green 12.00, Heirlooms (bushel basket) 45.00-50.00; Turnips (25 pound sack) 13.75; Watermelons (each) 5.00-8.00

higher than summer lows while dressed prices are 9.2% higher than the same period. Fed cattle prices normally continue strengthening into October and the first of November because fed cattle marketings are declining and lightening supply. However, cattle on feed over 120 days in August were 7 to 8% ahead of a year ago, and these cattle are likely to be marketed this fall. B E E F C U T O U T: A t midday Friday, the Choice cutout was $191.44 up $0.04 from Thursday and up $0.53 from last Friday. The Select cutout was $180.79 up $0.84 from Thursday and down $1.20 from last Friday. The Choice Select spread was $10.66 compared to $8.93 last week. The cutout is mixed this week with choice cuts moving slightly north and select cuts losing a little

ground compared to last week. There has been some strength from high quality steaks the past couple of weeks and it would not be a surprise for a few high quality cuts to really support the cutout price this fall. Rib and chuck cuts are providing the majority of the support while some of the cuts from the round and loin lost some ground over the last week. As fall sets in and temperatures cool, the quantity of beef demanded usually increases. Some of the demand is driven by school purchases and grilling season as football s e a s o n k i c k s o ff . A n increase in the quantity of beef demanded will support cutout prices, as well as the seasonal decline in supply, even though it is unlikely the supply will be as low as in previous years. Exports will continue to be a major contributor to the overall value in the marketplace.


OCT. 4, 2012


Remembering Otway Burns

Mountain Heritage High School FFA member Mikayla Hughes is pictured standing during the Yancey County Commission meeting Monday to recite the FFA Creed. Every year, a competition is held at state and national levels on reciting the creed, which outlines the beliefs of the FFA. Hughes won the state competition, and will represent Yancey County and North Carolina at the annual national FFA convention in Indianapolis later this month. Here is the creed:

I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years. I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny. I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil. I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me. I b e l i e v e t h a t Am e r i c a n agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.

By Mariel Williams Yancey County News This week Burnsville is honoring Capt. Otway Burns, War of 1812 hero and the source of the town’s name. Mayor Danny McIntosh declared Oct. 4 Otway Burns Day at the last B u r n s v i l l e To w n Council meeting. A presentation honoring Burns was to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. Burns, who lived from 1775 to 1850, had no personal connection to Burnsville or Yancey County. But he stood up for the rights of those who lived in the sparsely populated western part of North Carolina, even though it cost him his political career. Burns spent most of his life on the North Carolina coast, in Onslow and Carteret counties, working as a sailing master and shipbuilder. “He always seemed to be involved in a lot of different business ventures,” said Andrew Duppstadt of the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites. “He’s one of these people who made and lost fortunes over and over again.” But although Burns chose to devote his life to business, it was his service in war that made him famous. When the United States went to war with England in 1812, it had a very small professional navy, and had to depend on the assistance of armed commercial vessels owned by Americans to fight off the British ships. Burns commanded the Snap Dragon, one of the most successful privateer ships preying on British shipping at the time. “He was certainly the best [privateer] in North Carolina, and one of the best in the states at the time,” Duppstadt said. A f t e r t h e w a r, Burns decided to turn to politics. He successfully ran for the state legislature,

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Cougars celebrate homecoming on Friday Owen wins 55-28

The Mountain Heritage varsity football team had to just stand and watch Friday night as three different Owen players carried the ball into the endzone in the first quarter. The Cougars kept their poise and ground down the field in the second quarter to set up a Lucas King touchdown at the 7:48 mark. Then Jager Gardner, a tall and graceful back for the Warhorses, galloped in for two more Owen

scores and the tone of the evening was set. In the second half, quarterback Tervor Robinson hit King for a 25 -yard touchdown pass, and Colby Presnell ran in from five yards out for a score. With under a minute to go, Robinson scored on a six-yard run, but Owen had the home victory sealed, 55-28. Heritage welcomes Thomas Jefferson to the Pit this Friday for the homecoming game.

Youth League basketball sign-up

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Q: When I attempt to put my 3-and-one-half year-old daughter in her room for punishment, she refuses to go. I have to pick her up and take her, during which time she flails her arms, screams, and kicks. My back is paying for the struggle. Her dad doesn’t have this problem with her, by the way. What can I do to make her go on her own without getting physical with her? A: Since you only describe the hassle involved in getting your daughter to go to her room, I’m going to assume that once she’s in there, she will stay until you set her free. If so, then your only “mistake” (the quotation marks are purposeful) is in forcing her to go to her room. Don’t misunderstand me. When you direct her to go to her room, she should go, without struggle, under the power of her own two feet. The mistake is not that you tell her to go, the mistake is that you make her go. Currently, you tell her to go and she refuses, challenging you to force her. You accept the challenge, which means that even though you appear to “win,” you actually lose. How? By letting her define the terms under which she




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“Okay,” and walk away. That evening, immediately after the evening meal, you and your husband together should tell her that because she wouldn’t go to her room when you told her to go, she has to go to bed right then and there. She will probably cry and protest, but that should be the end of it. Let that be your policy from now on. When she figures out (which should take no more than a few experiences of this sort) that if she doesn’t cooperate in a small consequence during the day, there’s a big one later, she’ll begin cooperating in the small one. This is an application of what I call the Godfather Principle: To move the emotional consequences of misbehavior off of a parent’s shoulders (or back) onto the child’s, simply make the child an offer she can’t refuse. Marlon Brando was a parenting genius. One last word: The next time your daughter refuses to go to her room for punishment, don’t tell her what awaits her after supper. Surprises keep children on their toes, minding their p’s and q’s, and that sort of thing. Family psychologist John Rosemond answers questions at

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October 23, 2012 10:00 a.m. with registration at 9:30a.m. Location: Yancey County Cour thouse 110 Towne Square, Burnsville, NC 28714 (in front of courthouse) Property Offered: This exhibit is the property description to a deed from Underwood to Woody. The property conveyed is in the Brush Creek Township, Yancey County, North Carolina and is all of the property conveyed in a deed from Annie J. Underwood and William Underwood, Sr. to William Laran Underwood and Teresa Ann Underwood dated July 11, 1986, and recorded in the Yancey County Registry in Deed Book 203 at page 697; being the same property described in a deed from William Laran Underwood and Teresa Ann Underwood to William Laran Underwood, dated February 14, 2000, and recorded in the Yancey County Registry in Deed Book 345, Page 314. The property is more particularly described from the referenced deeds BEGINNING at an old iron at the southern point of the Woody land and in the line of Briggs. And from the point of beginning, N 49-55-20 W 709.17 feet to a point in the Physical address of unimproved real property: Off Bulldog Road,

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Green Mountain, NC 28740 Under the authority in IRC 6331 and 6335 the property described herein was seized from Alvin D and Mona Woody and will be sold at public auction. Only the right, title and interest of Alvin D and Mona Woody is offered for sale. If requested the IRS will furnish information about possible encumbrances. All property is offered subject to any prior valid outstanding liens in favor of third parties against the taxpayer which are superior to the lien of the U.S. The US makes no guarantee or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the validity, quality, or condition of the property or it’s fitness for any use. No claim will be considered for allowance or adjustment or for rescission of the sale based upon failure of the property to conform with any representation expressed or implied. Full payment is required upon acceptance of the highest bid; Notice of sale has been given in accordance with all legal requirements. All payments must be by cash, certified, or cashiers or check drawn on any bank of trust company incorporated under the laws of the U.S., payable to U.S. Treasury. For more info: auctions/irs Darlene Jones, (602) 501-2146 10/11/12 CNS-2388208# YANCEY COUNTY NEWS

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RESOLUTION OF THE YANCEY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS CONCERNING THE OPENING AND RUNNING THROUGH THE M1OO OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the Yancey County Board of Elections met at the Board of Elections Office, Burnsville, North Carolina, and adopted the following resolution: BE IT RESOLVED by the Yancey County Board of Elections that: 1. The Yancey County Board of Elections shall at every Absentee Meeting open and run through the M100 set aside for Absentee Ballots all approved absentee ballots from the meeting. 2. The total will not be run until 2:00 PM November 6, 2012, and the totals will not be released to the public until 7:30 PM when polls close. Charles W. McCurry, Chairman Gary Boone, Secretary Joe Scott, Member Yancey County Board of Elections YANCEY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS Notice of Change in Time of Absentee Meeting & Additional Meetings for the November 6, 2012 General Election The following is a notice of Change in Time of Absentee Meeting & Additional Meeting in which the Yancey County Board of Elections will meet (if necessary) to approve the applications for absentee ballots for the General Election to be held on November 6, 2012. Meetings will be held at the Yancey County Board of Elections Office, 225 West Main Street, Burnsville, NC 28714, pursuant to G.S. 163.230.1(c1). Other business may be transacted by the board at this time. 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Thursday, October 18, 2012 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Thursday, October 25, 2012 Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Thursday, November 1, 2012

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A place to share your unused tree harnesses Trees. If one thinks of nature, trees are the first vision one has. They provide oxygen for most other living things, filtering out other gases such as carbon dioxide. Their roots enhance the stability of the ground beneath. Trees help us in visualizing our ancestral lineage. The ‘family tree’ can start with an ancestor and blossom to our current extended family or it may start with the newly married couple and expand back generations. Trees represent the changing of the seasons. They also represent how to provide strength to a situation; without a strong root system even the mighty will fall. When deer season approaches, one of the steps in scouting comes in the form of searching for a good straight tree. Without that tree, the hunting style changes drastically. Many hunters use a variety of stands. Ladder stands, both home-built or store purchased, lock on style stands, and climbing stands are the most popular choices. Regardless of the type, they provide a secure and stable platform in order to wait and then fire upon the intended target. Just as it is often quoted how safe airplanes are, the statistic that always matters is when one crashes is the number of injuries and fatalities involved. Over the 2008-2009 season and the 2010-2011 season, a span of three seasons, North Carolina reported 132 total hunting incidents resulting in 13 fatalities. Of those incidents, 57 were related to stands and of the 13 fatalities, 8 were were from a stand. If you speak to any long-time hunter, most will tell you that, at some point, yes, they fell from a tree or stand. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) began the Home from the Hunt safety campaign last year in an attempt to minimize the incidents. We are experiencing a growth in the number of hunting licenses sold in North Carolina, meaning there are likely more people in the field. I spoke with Geoff Cantrell of the NCWRC about the Home from the Hunt campaign recently. Geoff shared that hunter education instructors are encouraged to cover elevated stand safety to a greater extent. He also shared a few tips. • Never carry anything when climbing. Use a haul line to raise and lower unloaded firearms and equipment once you are seated safely. • Have an emergency signal device readily available. A whistle, flare, or cell phone on vibrate works well. • Let someone know where you are hunting and when you plan to return. • Select a healthy straight tree and do not exceed height recommendations. Cantrell also stresses the importance of keeping three points of contact with the stand while climbing up or down, and wearing a full body harness. If you have ever used, or attempted to use a safety harness, especially one that comes with

many harnesses and vests donated by hunters who had extras from secondary stands they had purchased. Will was accepting harnesses as donations, and shipping them to hunters who knew they needed a vest but felt that they did not have the money to purchase one. But the cost of shipping was never free, and Will feared he would have to halt the program. Earlier this year, he gathered a few sponsors that assisted in the shipping costs. He also began taking monetary donations to help with shipping as well. If you would like to donate either a harness or vest to Will, or would like to request a vest, you can go to Will’s site, and follow the links there. He will also take your donation to help the vest/harness charity up and running. And once you have a harness, or if you hunt from a stand, just remember to use it. North a store bought stand, you will quickly realize Carolina, your family, and I would all like to thst - unless you are accustomed to putting one see you return Home from the Hunt. on - it can be difficult. It is even more difficult if you are going in for a morning hunt and it is still dark while trying to slide it on. Just as you do with your bow or firearm, practice m a k e s perfect. If you are going in early, put the harness on before getting into the vehicle, and wear it to the hunting land. I have also come across people w h o mention they do not have one, arguing that they just don’t have the Bill Howard is an avid bowhunter and funds to spend on a $50 - $100 safety vest. outdoorsman. He teaches hunter education We will not get into what is more important (IHEA) and bowhunter education (IBEP) in between ammunition, firearms, or a safety North Carolina. He is a member of North device; it is self explanatory. But, I do have Carolina Bowhunters Association and Pope an alternative. & Young, and is an official measurer for both. Will Jenkins, a blogger located in Virginia, He can be reached at billhoward outdoors@ began a program last year for those who do not have harnesses. Harnesses for Hunters became a success, and soon Will had gathered

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Polling Place Buffer zones for Yancey County Polling Places

Burnsville: Located at Burnsville Elementary School Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the front door of the building Cane River: Located at Bald Creek Elementary School Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the back door of the building Egypt: Locate at Bee Log Elementary School Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the Cafeteria door Ramsey Town: Located at Ramsey Town Fire Department Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the

The following is a list of Yancey County polling places and a description of each buffer zone is which Election Day electioneering. Buffer zones are designated in accordance with G.S. § 163-166.4(a), by the county board of elections. Where practical set limit of the zone is 50 feet from the door of entrance to the voting place, measured when that door is closed, but in no event is the limit at more than 50 feet or at less than 25 feet. The poll workers will mark

side entrance door Green Mountain: Located at Green Mountain Voting House Electioneering is allowed 25 ft from front entrance Jacks Creek: Located at Clearmont Elementary School Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the back entrance Brush Creek: Located at the Brush Creek Community Building Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the front door Crabtree: Located at Micaville Elementary School Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the front door South Toe: Located at South Toe

Elementary School Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the back entrance Pensacola: Located at Pensacola Fire Department Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the side entrance Prices Creek: Located at Cane River Middle School Electioneering is allowed 50 ft from the main front entrance signed Charles McCurry, Chairman Yancey County Board of Elections SRun Dates: Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2012

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Pursuant to G.S. 163-33(8) that a General Election will be held in Yancey County on November 6, 2012 for the following purposes: President and Vice President US House of Representatives District 11 NC Governor NC Lieutenant Governor NC Attorney General NC Auditor NC Commissioner of Agriculture NC Commissioner of Insurance NC Commissioner of Labor NC Secretary of State NC Superintendent of Public Instruction NC Treasurer NC State Senate District 47 NC House of Representatives District 118 Yancey County Board of Commissioners (3) Yancey County Clerk of Superior Court Yancey County Register of Deeds NC Supreme Court Associate Justice NC Court of Appeals Judge (3) NC District Court Judge District 24 (3) Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor The polls for said election will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Absentee are allowed and applications for such may be made to the election board office beginning September 6, 2012 and ends October 30 at 5:00 p.m. One-Stop voting will begin October 18 and ends November 3. Hours are as follows: Oct. 18 – 19 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Oct. 20 & 21 CLOSED Oct. 22 – 25 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Oct. 26 – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Oct. 27 & 28 CLOSED Oct. 29 – 31 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Nov. 1 – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Nov. 2 – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm Nov. 3 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Books close for this election October 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm. We will have same day registration at One- Stop voting only, during the set hours above. By order of the Yancey County Board of Elections, Charles W. McCurry, Chairman Publish September 27, October 4, and October 11, October 18, 2012.

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How to achieve natural, lasting weight loss

Medea Galligan MS Nutrition, CHHC, AADP When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results! But such diets limit your nutritional intake, are usually unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about shortterm dietary changes. It is about becoming educated about different kinds of foods, your body, your mind, and how they all work together. When we choose our meals and snacks based on quality ingredients, and our bodies becomes nourished and satisfied, we are no longer hungry beyond our bodies requirement for nutrients. When we understand what quality foods are, and enjoy eating them, we no longer have to be concerned with quantity - counting calories, carbs, and portions- as a way of “eating” healthy. Education, Not Restriction Education is crucial to adopting a healthy lifestyle. When we begin to really look at the foods we are eating, we can see that all foods aren’t “created” equally. That is, one class of foods, what we would define as “truly natural” or “whole” foods, were here before we any of us were here. These are foods, whether plant or animal, that existed along side our ancestors, and our ability to digest and assimilate those foods is in our genes. The other class of foods are either entirely synthetic, such as aspartame and sucralose, or foods that have been created from natural foods, such as high fructose corn syrup. This class of foods is a relatively new experience to the human body. Many of the current diseases and illnesses that exist today are expressions of how the human body is trying to cope with an overload of new chemicals and synthetic foods that our bodies had never been designed to use, as well as signs of deprivation of nutrients that the body really does need. Learn To Start The Day Right A balanced breakfast jump starts your metabolism, especially if you take it within a couple of hours of waking up. After a long break the night before, start your day with a healthy, protein rich breakfast to keep you physically active for the whole day. It replenishes the blood sugar levels and curbs hunger, thereby reducing your chances of overeating throughout the day. Skipping breakfast will increase your hunger pangs and tempt you to eat anything you can find out of desperation rather than enjoyment! Exercise – For Life! Regular exercise is as necessary as breathing because you owe it your body to keep it healthy, physically and mentally. Exercise is a great stress buster, controls weight, improves your stamina and immunity, and reduces risk of life threatening diseases. And it feels great! So find an activity that you like, whether walking, biking, tai chi or yoga, and a spouse, child, or

neighbor, and commit to a regular in using hundreds of easy-to-make schedule of “me” time! Your body and delicious waterless cookware recipes. The website also has will thank you! several links that help you find the very best high quality and organic YES- Enjoy foods and beverages. Your Meals! We have provided links to Good food is one of life’s great pleasures. three different sites that will And for most of us, meals help you shop for the healthiest are at the heart of family foods and beverages available! At life and celebrations. 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At you learn how to buy and prepare, you can learn what healthy foods so that YOUR “organic” really means, plan a TASTE BUDS ARE SATISFIED budget for the healthiest foods and YOUR HEALTHY EATING possible, and find all the stores and GOALS ARE MET! Yes, it IS Farmers’ Markets in your city. At Local Harvest, you can learn about possible! the many benefits of locally grown foods, and enter your zip code to find stores, Farmers’ Markets, How You Cook Your Food farms, natural food restaurants, and Realy does Matter! One of the best tools that you events in your area. Throughout can invest in is quality cookware. Cook For Life! and on those sites That is because quality cookware, you will discover the numerous instead of depleting the nutrients benefits of buying and eating of your food, helps to retain them. organic, locally grown, and locally The best way that you can prepare produced foods. your meals is with 7-clad stainless USDA Certified Organic steel waterless cookware. For Due to the growing awareness generations, waterless cookware owners have been able to provide of the health and environmental their families with healthy dishes cost of conventionally grown that have retained the vitamins, foods, most grocery stores either minerals and natural flavors of have an organic section or carry the foods, eliminating the need for organic produce next to nonorganic foods. Make sure to look unhealthy oils and refined salt. We believe that better health for the either green and white or results from not only using black and white USDA Organic waterless and greaseless cooking labels shown below to assure methods, but from preparing, that what you are purchasing is cooking and enjoying high quality certified organic. Make sure that the meat and natural foods. On your path to a healthier dairy products that you purchase lifestyle, we encourage purchasing are organic, grass-fed, or freethe highest quality fresh and range as well. Many brands are unprocessed foods available, and now available at grocery stores, purchasing locally grown and but you will likely have a wider organic when possible. Waterless selection at a whole foods market. cookware is unique in that allows Much has been written about you to get the most out of your high the health benefits of grass-fed quality organic foods by cooking beef and hormone-free chicken, them in their own moisture, and by and visit our Published Articles cooking at lower temperatures for page for more information on the benefits of whole foods in general, shorter periods of time. 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You can find several brands intended! and types of organic milk, whole A t m y w e b s i t e : w w w. or 2% milk is best, and if you HealthyCooking, can find one with added DHA not only can you learn more (a good omega-3 fat) that’s a about the benefits of the world’s plus. Again, there is an enormous healthiest waterless cookware, but amount of research showing the you also have access to and support adverse effects of recombinant

bovine growth hormone (rBGH) and antibiotics that is in all dairy that is not labeled ‘ORGANIC’. Compared to conventional milk, organic milk has been shown to have higher amounts of specific health-promoting nutrients, such as vitamin E, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Look for hormone-free organic yogurt that will provide your body with an excellent source of protein and calcium, as well as probiotics that support both your immune and digestive systems (see chart below for more brand information). You can find a variety of natural cheeses in the gourmet section of your grocery store, many of which will be labeled organic or are from Europe where hormones and antibiotics are not used. Goat cheese, or chevre, is an excellent option that both delicious and easy to digest, as is the traditional Greek feta cheese. We also recommend buying and using organic eggs, and most grocery stores carry at least two or three brands. Organic eggs have been shown to contain a higher amount of omega-3 fatty acids, are free of antibiotic residues, and contain no arsenic, which is added to factory-farmed chickenfeed to prevent infections and spur growth. While it is true that organic eggs and factory-farmed eggs are on par with levels of protein and other vital nutrients, studies have found that organic eggs are far higher in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Recent findings from Penn State University revealed that organically raised chicken eggs had three times more of these healthy fats than their confined counterparts, along with 40 percent more vitamin A and twice as much vitamin E. When shopping for eggs, be aware however that “Freeroaming” and “cage-free” aren’t the same as “organic.” Unlike “USDA Organic,” “free-range” and “cagefree” are unsubstantiated claims that aren’t verified by independent third parties - any producer can slap those labels on a carton of eggs without any evidence that his or her chickens roam free or live outside cages. The best source, and best price, for the freshest organic eggs, however, is not your grocery store or your whole foods market, but from a local farmer that sells his eggs directly to the public at your local Farmers’ Market. So when it comes to shopping for your family, be sure to read labels and don’t be afraid to ask the store manager to carry a certain brand if you don’t see it on the shelf. 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, located in New York City. Since 1998, she has helped thousands of people of all ages improve their health and well being through support and encouragement, exploring which foods are right for them, and assisting them in bringing back the joy of cooking and eating. Visit www.HealthyLifestyle Concepts. com for more information.

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Spicy Seafood, Chorizo and Chicken Paella There are as many recipes for Paella as there are cooks that make it. Here is a tasty recipe if you are looking for a crowd pleaser this fall. Ingredients: 1 whole small to medium sized organic free range chicken 1 15oz package Chorizo ¾ - 1 lb raw shrimp (peeled, keeping hulls for stock) ¾ - 1 lb scallops ½ lb fresh squid or calamari (cut main section into ¼” – ½” pcs) 1 pound small mussels, fresh or frozen (scrubbed) 1 large can (16.8 oz) Italian canned tomatoes 1 large onion 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 green Pepper, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large pinch saffron threads (Immerse for a few minutes in warm water) 1 cup dry white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc) 2 cups uncooked short-grain rice ½ cup fresh parsley Chicken Rub: 1 Tbl smoked paprika 2 Tsp dried oregano ½ Tsp sea salt ¼ Tsp black pepper ¼ Tsp garlic powder ¼ Tsp red pepper flakes Instructions: Debone chicken, as well as reasonably possible, cut meat into ½” cubes and place them in a zip-lock bag with the chicken rub ingredients, shake and place in refrigerator. Make stock for paella: Cut rest of boned chicken into large pieces and put chicken carcass, and giblets in pre-heated 4 – 6 quart pan and brown on medium high. When browned deglaze pan with a little white wine, then add 5 - 6 quarts filtered water, tops and seeds from peppers, outer peel of onion, and hulls from shrimp. Bring to boil and simmer till reduced to about 4 cups of liquid, strain off stock and retain for paella, discard the rest. Pre-heat paella pan over medium heat. Add Chorizo, and break up with spatula and cook till no longer pink, Chorizo from pan and set aside for now. Add chicken cubes that with dry rub to pan, brown chicken on all sides and set aside. Add onions, garlic, parsley, green and red pepper to paella pan, sauté till onions start to become transparent. Add tomatoes, crushing them with your spatula, deglaze the pan with the tomatoes and their natural sauce, then salt and pepper to taste. Add un-cooked rice and stir to combine, cooking till most of the liquid is absorbed. Once liquid is mostly absorbed, add chicken stock and wine, bring to a boil, reduce to low and- 10/14/12 simmer for 10 minutes. Week of 10/8/12 (Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees at this time) Add sausage, chicken, shrimp, scallops, calamari and saffron to paella pan, stir to combine. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, Add muscles, nesting them into the paella, then bake uncovered for 15 – 20 minutes. (Discard any unopened shells) Remove from oven and cover for 10 minutes. This dish is warm, nourishing and delicious; your friends and family will be in awe.


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OCT. 4, 2012


What’s to eat at the elementary schools? Friday, Oct 5

Monday, Oct 8

Tues, Oct 9

Wed, Oct 10

Thurs, Oct 11

Breakfast Scrambled Eggs Toast/ Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Breakfast Biscuit w/Jelly Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Breakfast Waffles Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Breakfast Sausage Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Breakfast Chix Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Lunch Chix Fillet S’wich Chix Quesadillas Sunbutter s’wich Broccoli/Pinto Beans/Peaches Pears Milk

Lunch SW Chix Nachos Mini Corn Dogs Sunbutter S’wich Carrot Stix/Baked Beans/Blueberry Apple Crisp Fruit Cocktail Milk

Lunch Chix Stir-Fry Rice/Fish Nuggets/Cornbread Slaw/Pinto Beans Pineapple Bits Mandarin Oranges Milk

Lunch Hamburger Steak Chix Nuggets/Roll Sunbutter S’wich Mashed Potatoes Peas/Applesauce Fruit Milk

Lunch Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti/Roll Sunbutter S’wich Salad/Broccoli Fruit Fruit Cocktail Milk

Friday, Oct 12

Mandatory Teacher Work Day

Food for thought for middle school Friday, Oct 5

Monday, Oct 8

Breakfast Biscuit w/ jelly Chix Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Biscuit w/Jelly Chix Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Sausage Biscuit Waffles Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Lunch Chix Fillet S’wich Chix Quesadillas Broccoli/Pinto Beans/Peaches Pears Milk

Lunch SW Chix Nachos Mini Corn Dogs Carrot Stix/Baked Beans/Blueberry Apple Crisp Fruit Cocktail Milk

Lunch Chix Stir-Fry Rice/Fish Nuggets/Cornbread Mega Pizza Slaw/Pinto Beans Pineapple Bits Mandarin Oranges Milk


Tuesday, Oct 9

Wed, Oct 10

Thurs, Oct 11


Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Sausage Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Breakfast Pancakes Chix Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Lunch Hamburger Steak Chix Nuggets/Roll Mashed Potatoes Peas/Applesauce Fruit Milk

Lunch Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti/Roll Salad/Broccoli Fruit Fruit Cocktail Milk

Friday, Oct 12

Mandatory Teacher Work Day

Chowing down at Mountain Heritage Friday, Oct 5

Monday, Oct 8

Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Sausage Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Biscuit w/Jelly Chix Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk Lunch SW Chix Nachos Corn Dogs/Cheesy Garlic Flatbread Carrot Stix/Baked Beans/Blueberry Apple Crisp Fruit Cocktail Milk

Lunch Turkey Pie/BBQ Rib S’wich/ Cheesy Garlic Flatbread Baked Potatoes Carrots/Mandarin Oranges/Pineapple Bits/Milk


Tuesday, Oct 9

Wed, Oct 10

Thurs, Oct 11

Sausage Biscuit Waffles Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk


Breakfast Breakfast Pizza Sausage Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Breakfast Pancakes Chix Biscuit Cereal Animal Crackers Juice/Fruit/Milk

Lunch Chix Stir-Fry Rice/Fish Nuggets/Cornbread Chix Quesadillas Slaw/Pinto Beans Pineapple Bits Mandarin Oranges Milk

Lunch Hamburger Steak Chix Nuggets Chix Tenders Roll Mashed Potatoes Peas/Applesauce Fruit Milk

Lunch Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti Mega Chix S’wich Roll Salad/Broccoli Fruit Fruit Cocktail Milk

Friday, Oct 12

Mandatory Teacher Work Day

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Yancey County News - Oct. 4, 2012  

Oct. 4., 2012, edition of the only locally owned newspaper in Yancey County.

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