North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 5, NO. 2
Recommendations Invited:
Forest Service Plans
Robert W. Cermak, Forest
Supervisor. National Forests
in North Carolina, announced
today that the Forest Service
is seeking public comment
and recommendations on the
management of National For
est land in the South Toe and
Big Ivy Units of the Pisgah
National Forest.
The South Toe Unit is in
Yancey County approximately
10 miles southeast of Burns
ville. The Big Ivv Unit is in
Buncombe County approxi
mately 10 miles northeast of
Asheville. Both units are
administered by the District
Ranger. Toecane Ranger Dis
trict, Burnsville, N.C.
"Natural resources of the
National Forest provide a
variety of uses for the public
To Meet
The Yancey County Band
Boosters Club will meet
Monday, January 12, 1976 at
7:30 p.m. in the Burnsville
Elementary School lunch
room. All parents of band
students are urged to attend.
Home Gutted By Fire
The Burnsville Fire De
partment was called to the
Oliver Payne residence on Bill
Allen Branch Road early
Tuesday morning, January 6.
The blaze, which was re
ported at 2:16 a.m., brought
fir.emen to the scene imme
diately where they remained
for about two and a half hours
in freezing weather.
Firemen said the fire was
confined to the flue area of the
Carolina Readers Theatre
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Seeks Actors, Musicians
The Carolina Readers
Theatre, a professional tour
ing theatre of North Carolina,
is seeking actors and musi
cians to tour seven Appala
chian states during March of
Under grants from the
Appalachian Regional Com
mission and the State of North
Carolina, CRT will produce
and tour “Appalachia Sound
ing”, a dramatic portrait of
life in the mountain regions of
America. Actors musi
cians who are native to the
Appalachian region or
can affect authentic Appala
chian dialect are most sought.
The four week rehearsal
residence in Boone, North
Carolina begins February 2,
1976. Salary for the two
month contract is negotiable.
Open auditions may be
arranged in Chapel Hill by
appointment. Interested ac
tors and musicians should
send photographs and re
sumes to John W. Morrow,
Jr., Artistic Director, prior to
January 15, 1976.
One character actress, one
character actress/musician,
and an ingenue with a good
singing voice are being
sought. Two character men
and' one young leading man
whb sings are required for the
production. In addition, two
traditional Appalachian musi
cians, male or female, will be
hired to tour "Appalachia
Road management posi
tions, including technical dir-
toward which management is
directed," Cermak stated.
Watersheds provide quality
water for domestic and
municipal water supply. The
harvest of timber crops
furnishes industry and local
use with raw material. The
same harvest enhances wild
life habitat. Provisions are
made for game and non-game
species of wildlife. Hunting is
permitted on National Forest
land under state game regula
tions. Rare and endangered
species are protected. Forest
visitors enjoy trout fishing in
the South Toe River and its
tributaries as well as Dilling
ham Creek. Camping, hiking,
picnicking, horseback riding,
are all popular forms of
recreation in this area. Thou
sands take pleasure in view
ing the forest from the Blue
Ridge Parkway and Mount
Mitchell. The area north of
the Craggy Gardens has been
designated for study as a
Wilderness by Congress.
Continuing, Cermak said,
"An interdisciplinary team
consisting of Forest Service
scientists and specialists in
such fields as soils, water
shed, recreation, wildlife,
timber and landscape man
agement is studying these two
ector and tour technicians, are
also open to qualified North
Carolinians. Address resumes
to William Bates, General
Manager, Carolina Readers
For more information con
cerning the acting and techni
cal positions open for the
Local Glassblowers
Enter Exhibition
William Bernstein and
Gilbert C. Johnson of Burns
- yille; Robert Levin, Richard —
Qu. Ritter and Mark Feiser of
Penland are glassblowers
from this area who will be
among the participants in
"North Carolina Glass ’76”,
an invitational exhibit which
will open Sunday, January 11,
GI Bill
In Effect
According to Sgt. Garry E.
Gillespie, the local .Army
Recruiter for this area, the
G.I. Bill was not ended on
December 31, 1975 as antici
pated. Therefore those per
sons choosing to enlist in the
U.S. Army will still receive
the full educational benefits of
the G.I. Bill.
units. They have inventoried
resources and indentified
situations from which direc
tion for management will be
developed. This date is
available and may be obtained
by writing to the Forest
Supervisor’s Office, P.O. Box
2750, Asheville, N.C. 28802,
or by calling (704) 258-2850,
Extension 601.
The Forest Service is
asking the public's help Jn
reviewing these data inven
tories and situations to
provide additional informa
tion and make comments of‘
their views. Comments may
be written or oral. Discussion
with individuals or groups is
welcome. All comments shold
be received by the Forest
Supervisor prior to February
2, 1976.
After this date, work will
start on writing an Environ
mental Statement and Unit
Plans, which will give pro
posed direction for manage
ment of these units in the
subsequent ten year period.
The public will have an
opportunity to review and
again comment on the draft
Environmental Statement and
Unit Plans either in writing or
at a public meeting before the
documents are filed.
house, with most of the
damage inside the home
which was completely gutted.
The family’s personal belong
ings were destroyed by the
heat and smoke, but the
outside structure of the house
suffered little damage.
Gifts of warm clothing,
medium adult size, or money
can be left at the office of The
Yancey Journal for this
‘‘Appalachia Sounding’’ tour,
write CRT, P.O. Box 1222,
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
27514 or call 919-933-5854.
, CRT is an equal qppor
tunity employer and "Actively
seeks North Carolina resi
dents for all staff, technical
and acting positions.
in the art gallery of Carol
Grotpes Belk building at
The exhibit will open at 2
p.m. with a reception includ
ing five purchase award
presentations, films on glass
blowing, and a slide lecture
by Harvey K. Littleton of
Verona, Wis., well known
glassblower and professor at
the University of Wisconsin.
The purchase awards in
clude SI,OOO from the North
Carolina National Bank-
Corporation of Charlotte; S3OO
from Irwin Belk of Charlotte;
$l5O from the Asheville Art
Museum; and SIOO awards
from the Hanes Foundation of
Winston Salem and Josefina
Niggli of Cullowhee.
Presented by tl t Lectures,
Concerts and Exhibitions
Committee at WCU, the
exhibit will continue through
January 30. ! "H
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Blaze Extinguished At Last, Leaving Demolished Gasoline Tanker
Tanker Explosion Destroys Home
When Power Lines Ignite Gasoline
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A spectacular fire seen by
some Burnsville residents and
passing motorists early Mon-,
day morning, January 5, **
resulted from an accident
involving a tanker owned by
Space Petroleum Company of
Shelby. Three residents of a
mobile home and the driver of
the gasoline tanker escaped
According to Larry Riddle
of the Yancey County Sher
iff’s Department, at about
1:45 a.m. the tanker was
refilling the storage tanks at a
service station at Hwy. 197
and 19E Bypass when the
brakes apparently failed.
The tanker was parked on
a steep incline and it rolled
across Hwy. 197 and struck a
power pole near the mobile
home. The spectacular fire
occurred when downed power
lines ignited gasoline leaking
from the tanker when it
overturned. The fire later
caused the tanker truck to
explode, destroying both the
tanker and the mobile home
The driver of the truck,
William Shetley, 38, of Union,
S.C. who was outside the
vehicle when it began to roll,
was unable to get back into
the truck cab to stop it. When
he saw the downed
lines and leaking gasoline, he
ran to the mobile home where
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Norton and
their six-year-old son Mark
were sleeping.
Shetley said the sound of
his beating on the front door
of the mobile home awakened
the Nortons, who left the
trailer from the back door. Not
realizing they were safe,
- Shetleyremained at the front
entrance to the mobile home
trying to arouse the occupants
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until sparks from the power
lines ignited the gasoline. The
spread rapidly, but
Shetley managed to escape
unharmed and then disco
vered the Nortons were safe.
Flames from the burning
fuel soon engulfed the mobile
ESC Announces Termination
Os FSB Payments In April
The Employment Security
Commission announced this
week that Federal Supple
mental Unemployment Bene
fits in North Carolina will
terminate April 3.
The program has ‘‘trig
gered off’ because the
State's average insured un
employment rate for 13 weeks
has fallen below five percent.
Local ESC Manager Jim
Acuff said he was informed
Friday by the central office
that all FSB payments stop in
April and claims filed be
tween January 3 an(l April 3
may entitle workers to only
half their FSB claim.
He said January 3 is the
official trigger-off date of the
Federal program which has
provided up to an additional
26 unemployment checks to
workers who have exhausted
ASU Offers
Graduate -
Course Here
Two field-based graduate
courses will be offered from
Appalachian State University
at Burnsville Elementary
School. The courses are: AH
08-5060-302 (Curriculum
Planning) offered on Thurs
days, January 15-March 25,
4:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m.; CR
11-4560-302 (Measurement &
Assessment) offered on Mon
days, January 12-March 22,
4:00 p.m. til 7:00 p.m.
Each of the above courses
carries 2 semester hours of
credit. The cost is $22.00 per
semester hour. There is a
SIO.OO processing fee for
those students registering at
ASU for the first time.
Those who wish to enroll
in either of the graduate
courses, may register at the
first class meeting January 12
for Measurements and As
sessment and January 15 for
Curriculum Planning.
home and shortly afterward,
the tanker exploded damag
ing the power lines even
The explosion also knock
ed out telephone service to
the area. Gene Higgins, chief
of the Burnsville Volunteer
Fire Department, was forced
their regular and extended
state benefits.
Workers who have FSB
claims established prior to
January 3 may receive one
half their entitlement or the
balance of their claims,
whichever is lesser, according
to the ESC.
FSB was established by
Congress December 31, 1974.
There are currently 25,400
workers in North Carolina
Public Information
Meeting On Nolichucky
The Nolichucky River in
western North Carolina and
eastern Tennessee will be the
subject of a public information
meeting to be held Thursday,
January 29,1976, at 7:00 p.m.
at the Courthouse in Burns
ville, North Carolina. Repre
sentatives of a joint Federal/
State study team which is
currently evaluating the No
licnucky as a potential addi-
Course Set
A course for Red Cross
Swimming Instructors will be
conducted at Lees-Mcßae
College in Banner Elk, using
the college pool, beginning
Wednesday, January 14, from
6 to 7 p.m., and each Monday
and Wednesday at the same
hours until the course is
The instructor will be the
Rev. John E. Wilson, a
member of the Lees Mcßae
faculty. The course is spon
sored by the Mayland Red
Cross Chapter, which serves
Mitchell, Avery and Yancey
Information concerning
the eourve may be obtained by
contacting the Rev. Mr.
Wilse* efcrby> phoning Mrs.
Lillian Hollifield 765-2422
to go from door to door
alerting the firemen that a fire
was in progress. The firemen
and members of the Burns
ville Police Department and
Yancey Sheriffs Department
fought the blaze for more than
three hours in sub-freezing
filing claims under the special
program and payments last
month exceeded $5 million.
In Mitchell and Yancey
Counties about 150 workers
are filing FSB claims.
Manager Acuff says he
cannot determine how many
workers will establish new
FSB claims in the next three
months or how maqy will be
affected by the April 3 cut off
tion to the National Wild and
Scenic River System, will be
in attendance to explain the
background behind the study
and the study process itself
and to answer questions and
receive comments as they
arise. t
All interested persons are
invited to attend and are
encouraged to ask questions
and state their opinions.
Further information re
garding the study and/or the
public information meeting
may be obtained from the
Regional Director, Southeast
Region, Bureau of Outdoor
Recreation, 148 Cain Street,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
■Yancey Health Dept.
Jan. 7, Wednesday, Eye Clinic [Dr. Powell] B*oo-12*00
Jan. 8, Thursday, Family Planning [Dr.McGahey] B>oo-lli3o
Jan. 12, Monday, Immunization Oink 8:00-1 ftoo
Jan. 12, Monday, Nurse Screening I*oo- 3*oo
Jan. 13, Tuesday, Child Health [Dr. Cort] B*oo- I*oo
Jan. 14, Wednesday, Pap Smear Clink [Ms.Lance) 12*30- 3*Bo
Jan. 15, Thursday, Maternal Health [Ms.Kingham] 4*oo- 6*oo
Jan. 17, Saturday, Maternal Health [Ms. Kingham] B*oo-11*30
Jan. 19, Monday, Immunization Clink B*oo-1 kOO
Jan. 19, Monday, Nurse Screening I*oo- 3100
Jan. 22, Thursday, Family Planning [Dr.McGahey] B*oo-11*30
J«i V\ Tuesday, Child Cort] 8:00- UM
Jan. 28, Wednesday, Orthopedic Clink, BakenvOle 8:00-11:00
Jan. 30, Friday, CUM Health [Dr. Pooel B*oo- 1:00
The Yancey County Board
of Education has scheduled
meetings in the various
elementary school districts in
the county for the purpose of
discussing with parents and
teachers the consolidation
plans for next year, particu
larly as they will apply to the
students in middle grades.
All parents are urged to
attend one of these meetings
and to have, input into the
discussions. A final decision
as to what grades will be
included in the middle schools
(Cane River and East Yancey)
will be made after the last of
these meetings has been held.
All meetings will be held
in the schools at 7:30 p.m. on
the following dates:. Bee
Log-Wednesday, January 7;
Bald Creek--Thursday, Janu
ary 8; Clearmont-Monday,
January 12; South Toe-Wed
nesday, January 14; Mica
ville-Monday, January 19;
Burnsville-Thursday, Janu
ary 22; Pensacola-Monday,
January 26.
List Takers
Available In
To assist taxpayers hi
listing 1976 taxes, List Takers
will be available in the
different Townships as fol
Burnsville Township: Yan
cey County Courthouse, Jan
uary 5,6, 7,9, 12, 14, 15, 16,
19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29 and
Cane River Township:
Proffitt’s Store, January 5,6,
7,8, 9, 26 and 27.
Egypt Township: Buck
Phillip’s Store, January \2,
13, 14, 15, 16, 28 and 29.
Ramseytown Township: at
Clayton Whitson’s Store Jan
uary 19, 20, 21, 22, ?3, 30.
Green Mountain Township
O.C. Whitson’s Store January
12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 28 and 29.
Jack’s Creek Township:
C.L. Byrd’s Store, January 5,
6,7, 8,9, 26 and 27.
Brush Creek Township:
Worley Robinson’s Store,
January 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 30.
Crabtree Township: Ed
Gouge’s Store, January 14,
15, 16, and 29; Newdale
Grocery, January 12, 13, and
South Toe Township: at
Westall’s Store, January 5,6,
7,8, 9, 26 and 27.
Pensacola Township: Billy
Brooks Wilson Store, January
8, 13, 22, and 27.
Prices Creek Township:
The Old J.F. Robinson Store
Building, January 19, 20, 21,
22, 23 and 30..
For people who cannot be
at desired places, please come
by the tax office in the
Courthouse during the week
of February 2-6, 1976.

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