North Carolina Newspapers

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Lure Os The Mountains Draws Vacationers To North Carolina Photo by Hugh Morton
ERDA Selects Two WNC Counties
As Study Areas In Uranium Search
The Grand Junction (Colo
rado) Office of the Energy
Research and Development
Administration (ERDA) has
gjaccd on open file a report
containing analyses of stream
water and sediment and
ground water from four areas
in the southern Appalachian
Piedmont and Blue Ridge
Kindergarten Registration
Scheduled In Yancey Schools
Friday, May 7, 9:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. has been
scheduled to register all
children who will be entering
Kindergarten classes in the
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Chef Phyllis Downing discusses the dinner menu with
Tourist Phillip Shore while the ambassador’s son Jim
Pricsmeyer looks on in the Burnsville Little Theatre production
of “Don’t Drink The Water” to be presented Friday, April 30
and Saturday, May 1 at the Parkway Playhouse at 8:15 p.m.
Other oast members include Betty Bacon, Gall Deyton, Tom
Gardner, Theresa Coletta, Kevin Shirley, Tim Thompson, Liz
Lesley, John David S.jwart, Chris Day and Gene Cannon.
Director Is Barbara Bailey. Photo by Ann Hawthorne
The four areas were
selected for orientation stu
dies to aid in the design of a
geochemical reconnaissance
program for uranium being
conducted in the eastern
United States by the Savan
nah River Laboratory, Aiken,
South Carolina for the Grand
Junction Office of ERDA. The
Laboratory is operated for
ERDA’s Savannah River
Yancey County School Sys
tem, in the fall of 1976. Also,
children who were not enroll
ed in Kindergarten during the
1975-76 school year will be
Operations Office by E.l.
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The study areas are
located in (1) Lamar County,
Georgia; (2) Oconee County,
South Carolina; (3) Mitchell
County, North Carolina; and
(4) Avery County, North
Carolina. Collection dates
were from August 24 to
registered for the first grade
on this date.
The parents or guardian
should bring the following
information when registering
their child: the child’s birth
certificate and immunization
Children enrolling in Kin
dergarten classes must be 5
years of age on or before
Octpber 16, 1976. Those
enrolling in the first grade
must be 6 years of age on or
before October 16, 1976.
All children who are
currently enrolled in Kinder
garten classes will not report
to school on May 7. The
teacher in each Kindergarten
class will be responsible for
registering those children
who will be enrolling next
Tax Report
Local one percent sales
and use tax collections were
reported for North Carolina
counties for the month of
March, 1976, by J. Howard
Coble, Secretary, N.C. De
partment of Revenue. The
report shows Yancey County
collections for March amoun
ted to $14,759.21. Madison
County collected $13,521.71
for the same period, while
Avery County... collections
amounted to just over sl2
thousand. Mitchell County
collected $18,590.52 for the
same period.
Supper Set
A Democratic Spaghetti
Supper will be held Saturday,
May 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
at Clcarmont Elementary
School. Price is $1.50 per
person. Everyone is welcome.
October 10, 1975.
For each of the study
areas, the 219 page report
includes sample locality
maps, tables of field data, and
tables of analytical data
(primarily uranium analyses).
The report, GJBX-9(76), titled
“Raw Data from Orientation
Studies in Crystalline Rock
Areas of the Southeastern
United Sates,” March 1976,
by Van Price, Jr. contains
seven maps and 17 tables.
The Savannah River La
boratory study is part of
ERDA's National Uranium
Resource Evaluation program
to determine systematically
the distribution of uranium in
surface and underground
waters and si ream sediments
as possible indicators of areas
favorable for the discovery of
Copies of this report may
be made at the requestor’s
expense by contacting: Colo
rado Copy Center, Suite T-8,
Valley Federal Plaza, Grand
Junction, Colorado 81501.
Dr. Braswel Wins
3-Year Court Battle
Judge Woodrow W. Jones
of U.S. District Court brought
to a close Dr. Jack Guy
Braswell’s three-year battle
waged with the North Caro
lina Board of Dental Exami
ners. Judge Jones ruled in an
order signed Friday, April 23,
that Dr. Braswell was denied
the right of due process
guaranteed by the Constitu
tion when his dentistry license
was revoked in May of 1974.
Judge Jones ordered the
license of the Mitchell County
dentist to be restored. It had
been revoked following pre
vious court battles after
Braswell was accused of
sexually molesting female
patients while they were
under the influence of laugh
ing gas.
Braswell said at a news
conference in Marshall on
Saturday in the law offices of
one.of his attorneys that he
has been “totally exonera
ted” of the board’s charges.
The board was ordered to
fully reinstate the license, and
a Superior Court judge in
Asheville directed that the
case be wiped from the
records of the Mitchell County
“1 think 1 can say that this
is one of the happiest days of
my life. 1 have been totally
Visitors Want To Share It:
The ‘Good Life’ In Yancey
Yancey County is forging
ahead rapidly as a mecca for
vacationers, and happily, in
spite of the great strides made
towards attracting visitors,
the county’s greatest attrac
tion has not been lost. The
charm of simple mountain
living is still here in abun
It is not only the mountain
land and climate that lures
visitors to Yancey County.
There are many other attrac-
some new, some old,
which have developed here.
For the music lover there is a
wide variety--from gospel
through blue grass to Cham
ber Concerts by Music in the
Mountains. Art lovers will
find excellent work in any
thing from pottery and cera
mics to oil painting and
watercolors. And participa
tion is encouraged with
classes at Painting in the
Mountains and craft classes
sponsored by Mayland Tech
nical Institute and private
artists. buffs will
enjoy the Parkway Playhouse
productions during the season
pnd for those who want to try
acting themselves, the Burns
ville Little Theatre is attract
ng attention with quality
productions by local ama
Outdoor activities abound
in 'ancey County as fisher
me , hunters, campers, and
hik rs thrive on the pure
mo ntain air. Rock hounds
rak the earth for exciting
disc iveries in gems and
min rals. Golfing came to
Yan sy with the opening of
Moi it Mitchell Lands. Vir
tual everything that makes
the igood life” is found here,
and isitors who know it want
to h a part of it.
flhe W.A.M.Y. Bus that
ha; been making the Jack’s
Crc k-Green Mountain runs
wil >e changed from five days
a veek to Tuesday and
T1 -sday only at the same
sc duled time. This will be
fid :tiv£-Mav 1
en lerated, vindicated of the
av il accusations that were
m e against me by the North
Ci ilina State Board of
E) niners,” Braswell stated.
Hi aid he has now dropped a
$1 million lawsuit against
th board and its original
mi bers who were serving
wl i his license was revoked.
Br veil has insisted from the
be ming that the charges
a g st him were false.
These three years have
be a terrible nightmare. I
cai never understand how
an entist on the board could
be ve those awful accusa
tio they were making
ag st me with no more facts
an vidence than they had,’’
Br veil said. He stated that
me of the women the board
of aminers said had com
pla :d about improper ad
vai s during treatment are
stil egular patients in his
off. He also stated that the
“g ’ referred to was nitrous
oxi an analgesic which is
im perly called a gas,
wh produces insensibility
to ain without loss of
coi ousness.
aswell said he feels that
chi es in the membership of
the ard over the past three
yea had a bearing on his
Many visitors to Yancey
County remark that the very
absence of trademarks of
tourism--which are usually
associated with garish souve
nir shops, ‘‘wall-to-wall”
motels, and fancy eating
places-keeps them coming
back to this out-of-the-way
place. And more and nfcre
often, the vacationer who has
found a true chai ge of pace
here decides to buy his own
piece of the mountains and
have a place to come back to
again and again, or to which
he can retire.
This is the real story
behind the Real Estate boom
in Yancey County which has
caused land prices to rise
higher and higher in recent
years. Not many people
quibble at paying more for the
land, however, because the
old adage about land being
one thing that no one can
make more of is not a joke in
these times of crowded cities
and suburbs with their crime
and pollution problems. Visi
tors realize that it is not only
the land that is precious in the
North Carolina mountains,
The Mayland concert on
Monday, May 3rd at 8:00
p.m. in the Presbyterian
Church,, Burnsville, will fea
ture May Jo Grey, violin,
member of the Music De
partment of Mars Hill Col
lege; Charles Medlin, cello,
Salem College School of
Music; and Eve Lynne Reeve,
harpsichord, member of the
Celo Chamber Players. For
those who do not have season
tickets, admission at the door
will be $1.50.
The baroque program will
feature works by Bach,
Rameau, and Couperin. Grey,
Medlin, and Reeve, three
outstanding musicians in
Western North Carolina, have
teamed up in previous con
certs at Mars Hill College,
and all three will be making
return appearances in Burns
ville, although they have not
been heard here as a trio.
On May 18th, Mitchell and
Yancey Counties look forward
to a return of the North
Carolina Little Symphony,
which was so enthusiastically
received in 1975. Tickets for
the Symphony concert, sche
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Students Hold Bicentennial Quilting Bee
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The Family Living Class, taught by Mrs. Neill, had an old-fashioned —# ... .
the Bicentennial. The quilt, which was completed last week Illustrated f 1 celebrate
counties In North Carolina. These were rmhntlilcrid by the stud
muslin In red. Red, white and blue cotton fabrics were used tonut thT" IT"" a un “ e,,cb « d
wes put In a scroll-type quilting frame to bo 9 lb ®
but also the simple, meaning
ful way of life which is almost
an anachronism in today’s jet
Real estate is also boom
ing as investment property,
not only in Yancey County,
but all over the United States.
Investors have found that
money put into real estate far
outdistances stocks, bonds,
savings certificates, treasury
notes and other investments
in financial appreciation.
According to Ladd Shell,
president of the Johnson City,
Tennessee Board of Realtors,
"In all other forms of
investment, the investor faces
the possibility that the value
might decrease or that the
increase may not keep pace
with the.rate of inflation.”
“Real estate is the only
investment that continues to
appreciate, and generally
more than keeps pace with the
inflation rate,” Shell noted.
"Besides, it is the only
investment form that offers
North Carolina Little Symphony
duled for 8:15 p.m. in the
First Baptist Church, Burns
ville, are apiece and can
be bought wherever you see
one of the large Symphony
posters, through many of the
clubs, or from Music in the
Mountains, Burnsville, 28714.
The conductor will be
James Ogle, the young and
talented winner of several
national and international
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the investor extensive income
tax advantages," he added.
*■ This edition of The Yancey
Journal is largely devoted to
real estate. We have .encour
aged Yancey County realtors
to list their properties so that
our readers, both local and
non-resident, can have the
opportunity of choosing a
piece of the "good life” for
To Feature
Yancey RR
Yancey Railroad will be
featured on WLOS-TV Mon
tage Program at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 2, 1976.
Passenger Charters will
run on May 1 at 10:30 and
May 2 at 1:00 p.m. Phone
765-7242 for reservations for
either date.
awards before becoming the
assistant conductor of the
North Carolina Symphony in
1975. Buy your tickets early
and help to make this visit by
the state’s splendid orchestra
for an adult and a children’s
concert a success. Those
wishing to sponsor the Sym
phony are urged to call Music
in the Mountains, 675-4060 in
the next few days.

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