It may look a little gray but is actually the sun's reflection
on a very sunny day at Westside Nursery & Rental Friday,
September 10 as they held a Customer Appreciation Day. Free
bar-b-que and special prices were part of the big day. Here
WKYK's Michael Ardell interviews manager Jeff Whitson. For more
The new locally owned and operated, Burnsville Pharmacy, located
on the 19E bypass, held Customer Appreciation Day on Friday,
September 10th. Pictured here are owners Judy and Scott Lackey.
Scott is also the Pharmacist.
Mountain Heritage High School
held its homecoming Friday night, September 24th. Here cheerleaders
show off the banner they made for the event. For homecoming pictures
Wanda Proffit was one of the Advantage West board members that
spoke at their meeting on Monday evening September 27th.
Andy Howell (left) and Marc Whitson (center) meet Country
Superstar Dierks Bentley.
This is Madison Skye Hughes. She was born October 2 at 8:43
a.m., weighed in at 7 lbs 3 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. She
is already a big fan of her brother Billy Barnes and his racing.
She is the daughter of Scott and Melissa Hughes of Micaville.
Tabitha Garland dressed and ready to go to the prom a couple
The 3rd annual Mt. Mitchell Toy Run was held Saturday, October 9
with around 200 motorcycles and their riders gathering to collect
toys for their Christmas giveaway. For more photos
This Crow-egg or Sheep-nose apple tree was over 100 years old
before Hurricane Ivan came through. The tree is in the yard of
Bill and Peggy Wilson in the Pensacola community. The tree has
produced thousands of bushels of apples and been enjoyed
by at least seven generations.
B.J. Tipton, grandson of Bill and Peggy Wilson is the last
generation that got to enjoy climbing the tree at left.
The fall season looked as if it
might "brown out" but this week color has picked up and beautiful
fall colors can be found all around the area.
Colorful trees lined the Parkway
this past weekend. Most of the Parkway campgrounds and picnic areas
and concessioner-operated lodges, restaurants and other facilities
will close November 1st. Some exceptions include the Museum of North
Carolina Minerals, Peaks of Otter restaurant, the Folk Art Center
and Price Park picnic area. For more information about the Parkway
Check out Billy Barnes back up driver for
Halloween in the Jr Dragster Division at Wilkesboro Raceway
Garrett Greene celebrated his 4th birthday on October 10th.
Pictured with him is little brother Pierce. They are the
children of Nathan and Cindy Greene of Bakersville.
R.L. McIntosh takes a look at a
Cord antique car. The Auburn-Cord-Duisenberg Car Club met at the Nu
Wray Inn on the town square in Burnsville last week. For more car
E.W. Gibson, an award winning painter
will showcase her artwork on Mayland Community College's Main Campus
Jerry Burleson with General Oliver
North in Afghanistan. Jerry is the son of Dorman Burleson,
formerly of Mitchell County. For more pictures from Jerry in
Some days you have to just hang in there.
A few of the boxes stacked and
ready to go at the First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. This is the
gathering point for the Yancey and Mitchell County churches involved in Samaritan's
Purse's Operation Christmas Child. For more information about
Samaritan's Purse click
Casey Robinson with Dierks Bentley at the Mountain
Mallory Wyatt (right) was crowned the new Miss Trillium of
Mountain Heritage High School on Tuesday night, Nov 23rd by last
year's Miss Trillium, Chrissy Miller. For
pictures of Miss Trillium contestants click
Tuesday morning, November 30th began with this beautiful red
The 1944 graduating class of Burnsville High School at a recent
Jesse Issac Fox on his first birthday, June 28, 2004.
He is the son of Doug and Shannon Fox, the grandson of Tony and Ina
Hilemon and Doug and Betty Fox.
Sgt. Jeff Byrd, North Carolina National Guard, 230th Support
Battalion is in Balad, Iraq. He has been in Iraq since March of
this year with Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a 1988 graduate of
Mtn. Heritage High School. His parents are James and Judy Byrd
of Burnsville. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
MCC Honors Outstanding Citizens
Mayland Community College annual Board of Trustee Recognition Awards
Ceremony was held recently honoring Yancey County residents Denise
Cook (left), Walter Savage and Franklin Cox (not pictured) for their
contributions to the community. For story and pic on others honored
Joey (left) with his girlfriend Yvette. Joey is a Toy
Poodle and Yvette is a Bichon Frise. They are both 4 years old.
Yvette lives in Clinton, SC. This picture was taken on a day
recently when Yvette came to visit.
Members of the Red Hat Society, Betty Briggs and Mattie Angel,
were doing some Christmas shopping when we snapped this picture.
Not exactly top of the world but close to it
anyway. This was Thanksgiving weekend on top of Roan Mountain.
Seth Johnson, Angel Cruz, Dr. Miquel Cruz and Gunter Penner
enjoyed a snowy camping trip.
Winter officially arrived at 7:42 am on December
21st. This picture was taken behind the radio station and show
the sun peeking through the winter clouds. Snow is still on the
ground from Sunday the 19th.
Madison Hughes of Micaville seeing the snow for the
first time. She is being held by her proud daddy.
A few of the many beautiful flowers Geraldine Silvers
grew this past summer.
This is how most of us feel after a busy weekend of holiday
A beautiful sunset captured by Mike Hopson.
Samuel Charles Jolly is the son of Stewart and Jackie
Jolly. He was born November 24, 2004.
Do you recognize this dog? All the information we received is
that her name is Peppermint and she is pictured here with her
precious little puppies...anyway, she is a cutie.
Mitchell County citizens honored by MCC
Board of Trustees pictured from left to right are Gina Phillips,
Byron Phillips, Connie Harrison, Van Phillips, and James Monroe
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