overlooking Celo area from the Newdale side. Photo by Kristy Daniels.
Marc Whitson took this picture recently of a beautiful cardinal.
Brenda Wilson took this
beautiful picture of the moon back in March
Tammy McEntyre was sworn
in as the new Yancey County Clerk of Superior Court last Thursday, March 30th by
Superior Court Judge Phil Ginn (right). McEntyre's husband Darrin and daughter
Celeste were also at the ceremony. McEntyre was appointed by Ginn to replace
retiring Clerk of Court Warren Hughes. Photo by Marc Whitson.
You probably weren't expecting to see a cactus! This
was sent to us by Reg Bezzola and Beth Wyatt of a cactus that only blooms once
per year in Sun City, AZ. They were lucky enough to be there when it was
blooming this year and send the picture along to us.
Flowering trees are beautiful signs of spring. Photo
by David Grindstaff.
| Jan Michael Riddle
graduated from BLET at Catawba Valley Community College on February
He was given the Arthur H “Ott” Dellinger Leadership award by his
fellow classmates for outstanding leadership in the class.
He also received “The Stacey Speagle"award for having the highest
state test score on the final exam.
He received the “Tim Duncan” award from Mayland Community College
where Tim was the BLET instructor and police officer with Marion
when he died in a tragic accident 2 years ago. Tim’s widow Jamie
chooses the recipient of this award.
He was also given a
“Gold Award in Career Readiness” for his applied skills in
Mathematics, Reading and Research.
Jan Michael graduated from MHHS in 2002 and attended Western
Carolina University graduating with a Bachelor in Psychology degree.
He lives in Hickory, NC with his wife Jennifer and plans on building
a career in Law Enforcement, including SBI.
Howard Cox, a native of Mitchell County sent us this
photo from where he is stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. Beautiful photo, thank
you Howard! Our thoughts and prayers are with Howard and all of the fine
military personnel who are serving us all.
Adam McCurry Yancey County Cooperative
Extension technician and his son Levi McCurry at NC A&T University Small
Farms week Celebration in Greensboro NC.
Shirley Pittman took this photo of the fog looking toward Little Switzerland
mountain on the morning of March 17th.
Marc Whitson took this photo
on Peterson Branch in the Green Mountain Community March 23rd during the
quick showers before the big storm that rolled through that night. If you
look in the top right above the rainbow, you can see a double rainbow
Happy 1st Birthday to Callie! She is the daughter of
Jason and Melanie Bennett and little sister of Carter.
Bianca Gracie Redden celebrated her birthday on
Sunday 3/27/11. Bianca has a big brother Bryson Chase, Bryson &
Bianca's parents are Bud & Tiffany Redden, grandparents are Darrell
& Janie Fender and Betty Redden. We would like to all wish Little
Miss Bianca a Very Happy 2nd Birthday!!
Rachel Silver took this
photo of her grandmother's beautiful yellow daffodils.
Recognize this guy? A lot of people do. Jerry Cook
is retiring after 40+ years at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. The
staff held a big celebration party to honor him on Tuesday, March 22. A crowd of
friends, family and fellow employees gathered to wish him well. Lots of us know
Jerry as "the really nice, friendly guy" in the CT Scan and Nuclear
Marc Whitson took this in Mitchell County from Bear Den Overlook on the
Parkway of the beautiful sunset.
Keeping warm isn't always easy! Underneath that cover is Stitch, Kathy
Garland's Boston Terrier.
March 18th is Kirstin McCurry 's birthday. She is
wished a very special wonderful birthday from her sister, Kaitlin.
| Spring or
Tammy Loftis sent us this picture to let us
know it is still winter on Seven Mile Ridge this morning (3/15)!
Sgt Daniel Brown, USMC and Mrs.
Samantha Brown of New Bern, NC wish to announce the birth of their
daughter Emery Rose Brown. Emery was born at 6:15pm on Feb. 27th, 2011
at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern and weighed 6lb 9oz and was
Sgt Daniel Brown is a native of Burnsville and graduated from
Mountain Heritage HS and 'mom' Samantha Brown is from Bakersville.
Daniel is stationed at Camp Lejuene with the 3/10 Marine Batallion and
has served 3 tours in Iraq & Afghanistan.
Emery is the maternal granddaughter of Chris & Alisa Ayers,
and the maternal great-granddaughter of Lucy Greene of
Bakersville.The paternal grandparents
are Ricky and Nancy
Brown of Burnsville and Jacquelyn Buchanan of Ft.
Lauderdale, FL; and the paternal great-grandparents are Dean and Keta
Brown, and Nancy Stiles all of Burnsville, and the late John R.
Buchanan. Zella Ayers Of Bakersville is a maternal great grand
Marc Whitson took this beautiful black and
white photo of the snow on the mountains this past Sunday afternoon at the ponds
at the head of Pensacola.
Some areas of the county had more snow than
others this past Sunday and Monday. This shot, taken at Mountain Air, shows
about three and a half inches.
Cynthia Blood captured this little guy out in
the the snow Sunday!
David Phillips, camera in hand and on the field at Mtn. Heritage.
Mrs. Blanche Slagle Stanley turned 97 years young
February 14th, Valentines day. She was honored by family and friends
with a birthday party, at Western Sizzlin Steak House in Spruce Pine.
Family in attendance were three of her nieces, Lola Morales of Columbia,
SC, Helen Candler, Shirley Pittman and husband Neil of Spruce Pine, Rev.
& Mrs Charles Morales, Jessie and Nathan of Raeford, N.C, Rev. Michael
Morales of Columbia, S.C, Gary Kivette and other friends and fellow
She is very active in her church, Mountain View Missionary Baptist,
where she is church treasurer and
has played the piano for over
70 years. She said she learned
to play the piano, taking lessons
through the mail, for 25 cents a lesson. She has a
sense of humor that will warm your heart and keep you laughing .She
gives God all the glory for her long life and goodness to her. Her
family and friends LOVE her and pray God will give her many more happy
Beautiful sunrise taken recently by Calvin
Erin Green-getting bundled up for a cold weather walk.
Erin Lives in Bakersville. Photo by Kathy Garland.
You never know what kind of picture you'll see...isn't this a cutie? This
was sent in recently from one of our website lovers.
West Burnsville Baptist Church in the snow. Photo by Sharon McIntosh.
Campbell took this picture recently of a beautiful sunrise. Notice where an
airplane went through on the left.
Black and white photo with touch of red by Kathy
Heritage Cougar boys won the Western Highland Conference Championship Friday
night, February 18th.
great picture with a beautiful full moon behind Otway Burns on the Town Square.
Photo by Marc Whitson.
Fog, looking at Bolens Pyramid. Photo by
Love this dramatic black and white photo
taken by Marc Whitson during one of the recent snows.
Cynthia Blood took this photo of the sunrise
over Burnsville on February 6th.
No, this wasn't taken Friday morning, and its not
ice but snow. This is from a few weeks ago when the sun filtering in over
the snow on Sunset Mountain in Red Hill made for a pretty photo, taken by Larry
Calvin Campbell took this
picture at Calvin Hall's farm in Spruce Pine last year during the Jacksonville
Camera Club's outing.
Look close, Calvin says "Big Red" is eating breakfast and has a seed
in his mouth. Photo by Calvin Campbell.
Wyatt Fender celebrated his 1st Birthday on
1/26/11! Happy Birthday Wyatt!
This is a pinecone bird feeder the children in Beth
Deyton's first grade class at Clearmont Elementary made. Maci Drew Fox hung this
outside and as you can see the birds have loved it!
Shannon Roberts took this photo last
Thursday the 20th of the beautiful sunrise.
No more snow, please! Photo by Brenda Wilson.
Saylor's Lake frozen over ,photo by Larry Gortney of
Wow, that was some snow storm, huh?...Jeanne
Proffitt caught these two taking in the situation.
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