Thursday, September 26, 2013

Yancey County Upcoming Events


Bring a guest and join the Chamber of Commerce at our BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, Thursday, September 26, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Hosted by Wells Fargo Bank, 109 Town Square, Burnsville.


Come Cruise the Square on Friday, September 27 at 6:00 pm until…..  Bring out that hot rod, old trusty truck, or thundering bike for a great evening of cruising (weather permitting).  Bring your chairs, sit on the square and enjoy the works of art driving through town. 


The Annual Burnsville Old Timey Fall Festival is this weekend on Saturday, September 28th.  The festival takes place from 10am to 4pm with music, dancing, craft demonstrations and exhibits. Come out and enjoy a great day of family fun.


THE BIG FALL FLEA MARKET IS THIS WEEKEND!!  The Yancey Humane Society Big Fall Flea Market will be held on Friday – Sunday, September 27 – September 29.  Hours for Friday and Saturday will be 8 am to 4 am and Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm.  The Big Flea is located to the left of Fred’s, to the right of Fred’s and at the former Blue Ridge Hardware store in the Fred’s/Go Grocery Plaza on Highway 19E.


MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the Mayland Community College Foundation DREAM HOME TOUR set for Saturday, October12.  This one-day self-guided tour features five unique and beautiful homes located in Yancey County.  Tickets are now available at or by calling 1-800-4-MAYLAND or 828-766-1233, or at Mayland Community College Foundation, Mayland’s Yancey Learning Center, A Touch of Cass, Ye Olde Country Store, and OOAK Gallery.  Advance ticket prices available through Oct. 1st.



Saturday, April 27, 2013

We Applaud A Community Gem

Locally Grown Community Gem

They call themselves “the locally grown Community Theater”, Burnsville residents call it a local gem.  May 4th begins the annual season of the Parkway Playhouse, the oldest continually operating summer theater in North Carolina.  In 1946 Professor William Raymond Taylor founded Burnsville Playhouse, Inc. and School of Dramatic Arts, the first of its kind in the South. As professor of English at the University of North Carolina (WCUNC) in Greensboro, he planned the courses of study for the new venture, as well as the plans for a complete conversion of the old Burnsville High School gymnasium into a well-equipped theatre.  In the 1990s the Parkway Playhouse became an independent theater company, and is now operating as a small professional theater company serving the mountain region of Western North Carolina.

The Parkway Playhouse has always been a teaching theater, mentoring college students and incorporating local youth in their productions.  Programs are available for college interns, high school apprentices and summer performing arts camps and classes for children, all of which provide enriching educational programs for local and summer resident youth.

For the past 66 years, this theater has provided productions of entertainment and fun evenings to thousands of local and summer residents, and for those of you who just pass through.  We would like you to share our enjoyment of this local gem.  Check out their diverse schedule of this season’s productions: Parkway Playhouse
“Our work has its roots in this region and celebrates the diversity, history, and unique lifestyle that can only be found right here; much like our friends in New York LOVE plays and musicals that reflect the experience of being a New Yorker. Much of our work is created, conceived, and performed by regionally based artists; hence, our tag line of: Locally Grown North Carolina Theatre.”  We look forward to each new season’s productions, we applaud and love the Parkway, you will too!

Plan a visit to Burnsville by taking advantage of our Golf Discovery Package, call now to reserve your space. 

 Golf Discovery Package

Give us a call today at 866-378-4769, or visit our website at

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pass Through Our Beautiful Gate

Recently we were asked about our beautiful entrance gate to the Cove at Celo Mountain.  We offer a reprint of the post from January 16, 2010 which describes the artists and origin of the spectacular design.



Lucius Annaeus Seneca said that all art is an imitation of nature. That is literally the case with the commissioned artwork on the entrance gate to The Cove at Celo Mountain. The owners of Mountain Lifestyle Communities utilized one of the greatest resources we have in Western North Carolina - the talent of our acclaimed artists - to welcome owners to their premier development. This property is situated between Yancey and Mitchell Counties which boast more artists, per capita, than anywhere else in America. The conceptual artist, Jerry Newton, lives at the entrance to Celo Lands and was asked for a rendering of an entrance gate that would reflect the profile of the mountains as viewed from The Cove at Celo Mountain. The opening of the gate was to simulate the flow of Ayles Creek through the property. The blacksmiths chosen for the project kept shop just a few miles away on Mountain Music Road in Spruce Pine. Metals used in the construction of the gate were stainless steel, aged black iron, aged and burnished copper with green patina, and rusted black iron for accents. Following are the various stages of the project from conception to completion, from original photos used for the project, to the rendering by Jerry Newton, to the forging by Black Mountain Metal Works, Inc. Co-Owners, David Seltzer & John Rolleri. Back lights illuminate the mountain profile and gate beginning at dusk.

To view more of the works of the artists on this project and in our area:

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