Beautiful maple tree flower. Photo by Steve Murphy.
Peggy Bailey captured this picture of a beautiful sunset back in July.
Notice something missing? The hummingbirds! They are having a hard time getting
to this feeder because of all the--look closely--the bees! Photo by Patsy
Linda Brown took this photo of a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on her mimosa tree. To see more of Linda's photos click here..
Taking the family out for a stroll....
Debbie Phillips took this photo back in July of the sunrise over Burnsville.
Kathy Garland captured a photo of this little fella.
Cougar fan Myles Roland shares some love with the Cougar mascot
at last Friday night's game.
Picture taken atop Horton Hill in Green Mountain by Matthew
Beautiful mountain view. Photo
by Kathy Garland
Murphy took this photo of a wasp building its nest.
The squirrel performs on the
porch for the audience in the house. The glass was a hindrance or the audience
would have really eaten this one up! By the way, all these guys are "rescues".
Calvin Campbell took this close
up picture of a lily.
Some of the many summer flowers at Charlie & Helen McCurry's.Photo taken by Charlie McCurry.
David Dayton took this picture recently of the sunrise over Burnsville.
Calvin Campbell took this
picture of bees in his yard.Look at the left, it looks like a fox's face.
Marines meet after 54 yrs. Aaron Holtsclaw and
William(Bill) Turner were Sgts together in Japan in 1957. Turner went on to
OCS school and Pilot training and flew 286 mission over Vietnam and was shot
down twice and retired as a Colonel after 32 yrs in the Marine Corp. Aaron
spent 10yrs in the Corp. They met at the 4th Celebration in Bakersville.
Jason Penland took this picture on Prices Creek of one of the many quilt
Beautiful sunflower with
a couple of little visitors. Photo by Christy Edwards.
Calvin Campbell, "the
Peanut Man" took this beautiful "cotton candy" cloud picture Monday evening,
Olivia Wynter Hennessee celebrated with a big party
on Saturday. Her first birthday is August 3rd. She is the daughter
of Tressa and Shannon Hennessee.
One of many beautiful roses here at the radio
Rhododendron Queen Laura Page and Jr
Rhododendron Queen Chloe Hollifield attended the Fair Bluff Watermelon Festival
July 22nd & 23rd in Fair Bluff, NC.
David Grindstaff captured this photo last week
Jordan Warren took this beautiful photo
outside her home on July 15th.
Blondie and Razzle Dazzle curl up for a
Mildred Renfro took this
picture in her flower garden.
Happy Birthday to two best buds! Adrian Mathis celebrated his birthday on July 1st 2011 at South Toe Pool with family and friends and John-Claude Charlton celebrated his birthday on July 6th at Toe river Campground with his family and friends!
Miguel Cruz with his 12' 4" sunflower. And...according to Miguel it is still growing!
Tracy Brewer got this picture
of a little deer a few weeks ago when she was target shooting at Triggers, Traps
and Trout shooting range.
Jean Moree snapped this lovely photo recently.
Noah Banks at his pawpaws
feeding one of the goats. For more pics of the farm family click
Calvin Campbell sent us this picture of
mutinus elegans stinkhorn that came up in his yard after a rain the other
day. One of our readers sent along this additional info:
Mutinus elegans, commonly known as the elegant stinkhorn, the dog stinkhorn,
the headless stinkhorn, or the devil's dipstick, is a species of fungus in
the Phallaceae family. A saprobic species, it is typically found growing on
the ground singly or in small groups on woody debris or leaf litter, during
summer and autumn in Europe and eastern North America. The fruit body begins
its development in an "egg" form, resembling somewhat a puffball partially
submerged in the ground. As the fungus matures, a slender orange to pink
colored stalk emerges that tapers evenly to a pointed tip.
It is actually edible, though most people do not desire to eat it. REMEMBER,
never eat a mushroom without checking with an expert! Many mushrooms look
alike and are poisonous! It can also be a nuisance because of the insects it
Communities in Schools
Volunteer Sherri McKinney works with Josh Holtzclaw, Daisy Campos, Jayson
Hollifield and Danielle Queen at this year's Summer Enrichment Program at
Greenlee Primary School. The program brings reading, art and other enrichment
activities to k-third graders from around the county with the help of volunteers
from the community and Mitchell High School students. Communities in Schools
sponsors the program in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western
North Carolina, The Penland School of Craft and Mitchell County Schools.
Took this picture on the side of the road earlier this week.
Darrin and Jaxon Simpson pose on a
beautiful day at Grandfather Mountain!
TJ and Brinkley Fox
captured this inspirational sunset from Micaville via cell phone on July 9th.
Is this what has happened to your
treadmill...the one you were going to walk 5 miles on every day? This one
has turned into a wonderful resting place for Charlie (left) and Smokey.
Photo by Mildred Renfro.
Linda Ledford recently took this photo of a beautiful rhododendron bush.
Jeremy Atkins took this picture
recently of a very young little baby deer.
Look close and you'll see this is a wild turkey, a
couple chickens and a duck! Vicky Hoilman caught this group out for an
A.G.Holtsclaw Commandant of the Mt Mitchell Detachment of the Marine
Corp League is shown receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the
State Commandant Dennis Brockland.
This little baby rabbit recently survived his harrowing experience of falling into a swimming pool. He was rescued, warmed up and is happily back with his family.
Kai Matthew Bena, of Burnsville, being very patriotic for this year's fourth of July.
Jason Penland took this picture at the fireworks in Burnsville Saturday night. For more 4th of July celebration pictures, click
Marc Whitson took this picture at the
Mitchell County fireworks on Saturday night.
Bobby Hicks with granddaughter
Roses outside of WTOE studios.
Tammy Ramsey took this photo on June 11th. She
says "There are currently 3 Eagles on Lake James, and a large nest with possible
more ready to view. If you are on the water take time to stop and see these
Remember those outstanding
cloud photos we had last week? (see below if you don't), This is Marc
Whitson's version of the event. Outstanding
cloud photos, click
Camp Funshine has been going on this week at Patience Park. Dolly
Parton (Tina Hall) and Kenny Rogers (Jeremy Atkins) were there. Tuesday
Jason Penland took this photo
near the Blue Ridge Parkway of mountain laurel handing over a small cascade.
David Grindstaff took this photo of a
beautiful thunderhead. More great cloud pictures (new ones added)
Becky Brannigan took this photo
called "Mt. Mitchell above the clouds."
Ashtyn Kyler Mathis had his 1st Birthday on June 4,
2011. His parents are Jessica Moore and Terry Mathis of Burnsville.
The family of Ashley N. Ayers are pleased to announce
her graduation from Mayland Community College. Ashley achieved the
President's List and graduated with honors from the 2011 RN Program.
Ashley's family would like her to know how proud they are of her
many accomplishments and all her hard work. May the Lord bless and
guide your every step as you begin your journey as a Registered
Nurse. We love you! Love, Daddy, Moma, Jennifer, Stephen, and Maycee
How adorable is this?.This is
little Ms. Erin Green enjoying a summer day.
Photo by Kathy Garland.
Jackie Burleson turned 75 in May
and celebrated with family and friends. Jackie
is the mother of six, granny to seven and friend
More than trout were on hand at
this weekend’s Troutacular in Spruce Pine, NC!
This young man proudly displays the “feathered
puffer fish” he created with clay at the Penland
School of Crafts hands-on activities tent at the
festival. 50 kids took a break from fishing to
make clay fish and to try out the ancient
Japanese craft of fish printing.
Tammy Loftis was going to take a picture of these
beautiful clouds at 6:20 am on May 20th when this rainbow appeared.
On May 13 2011, at their annual
scholarship banquet, the Burnsville Men’s Club was proud to award the Carlie
Rice scholarship to the following 2011 Mt. Heritage seniors: Jasmin Thornton,
Luke Webb and Coy Tshudy. One of the club’s goals is to encourage Yancey County
youth to pursue higher education to further their career goals. The club
provides financial support for youth who show promise and demonstrate need. The
club’s dream for those youth is for success in reaching educational goals and
for each youth to become a contributing member of society.
Pictured above and below are some of the
East Yancey 8th graders having fun at the 8th Grade Dance held on May 27th.
The early bird gets the worm...looks like this robin was
out early. Photo by Steve Murphy.
Kathy Garland took this picture of a beautiful sunset
on Roan Mountain on Memorial Day. For another view click
Carrie Hughes of Green Mountain earns Associate of Arts
degree at Mayland Community College. Carrie received outstanding graduate
award, graduated with honors maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. She also was a
member of the SGA student government association. She is transferring to
Mars Hill College and currently taking summer classes. She plans on
graduating with a degree in Middle School Education. Carrie is the daughter
of Randy and Carol Hughes of Green Mountain.
Jocelyn Brooke Hughes turned 4 on May 27th. She
is the daughter of Chris and Casey Hughes
This photo, taken a few weeks ago, shows one of the many
beautiful flowering trees this year.
Jessica Holder and Micheal
Filmore were married on Sat, May 7, 2011 at
Lavonia Crest in Glen Ayre. Beautiful day, great
food, music and dancing, and of course vows!!
Much happiness to the newlyweds.
Mitchell High School prom. Deanna
Bell and Mitchell Banks. Photo taken by Doreen
This was taken on Friday
the 13th (5/13/11) during the bad storm (as you can see in some areas their were
handfuls of the marble size hail) on Prices Creek in Burnsville at the home of
Bud and Tiffany Redden.
This Bakersville cruiser doesn't go anywhere
without his goggles...
Linda Hyder sent us this beautiful picture she
took on Cane Creek.
Peggy Brown sent us this picture of a wild azalea in her yard with her two
grandkids, Sydney and Ezra.
William Travis Rhymer and Jodie Lynn Bell
were married April 16th 2011 at the gazebo on the
creekwalk in Bakersville, NC. Rev. Tracy Carroll
officiated. Following a reception at the Clarissa
Community Center, the couple left for New York. The
couple and their children will reside in Bakersville,
NC. For another pic click
Take a look...Sara Young says she took this picture because the sky had a
heart with an arrow across it.
Look close to see the butterfly
(lower right) on this white azalea bush.
Jeff and Teresa Hicks' daughter,
Anna in her Easter attire.
Silver took this at her Nana's house Easter Sunday.
Hall took this picture at The Orchard at the sunrise service for Grassy Creek
The Easter Bunny (Tina Hall) made a visit to Toe
River Campground, Saturday, April 23. Children enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt, won
prizes, colored and were told the story of the Resurrection Eggs, by the Easter
Bunny. A wonderful time was had by all who participated.
If you see a honeybee swarm like this around
your home and need help call 682-9390 or 208-4278.
The Western North Carolina Quilt Trails organization celebrated the hanging of its 200th quilt block on April 15 in a ceremony at Mitchell High School.
Yancey Humane Society welcomed the MHHS Life
Skill Development class to the shelter as part of their Community Awareness
Program. The students & teachers learned about services provided to the
community by the humane society and shelter. They also got to play with all
the dogs, puppies, cats & kittens. Pictured (left to right) YCHS President
Jane Mummert, Justin Peterson, Debbie Boone, Brittany Rathburn, Denise
Marlow, Andrew Hensley and YCHS Director Tim Tipton.
Wow!, what a great photograph! David Grindstaff took
this outstanding photo of a bumblebee on Fox Glove.
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