North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 4, NO. 39
Husband-Wife Teams
Rhinehart Selected
GOP Candidate
Robert L. (Bob) Rhinehart
has been selected by the
Yancey County Execu'we
Committee of the Republican
Party to be its candidate for
Chairman of the Yancey
County Board of Commission-
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Robert Rhinehart
ers in the November 2nd
In making this announce
ment, Steve Boone, Chairman
of the Yancey County Repub
lican Party, stated that
Rhinehart was chosen to
replace the earlier announced
candidate, J. Ardell Sink, who
withdrew recently due to
health problems and business
reasons. Boone stated that
Rhinehart would make an
excellent candidate and chair
Rhinehart is Administra
tive Manager at Glen Raven
Mills, Inc. He was born and
Transporation Dept .
Meeting Slated Here
North Carolina Depart
ment of Transportation offi
cials will hold an informal
public meeting in Burnsville
to discuss the proposed
replacement of the NC 80
bridge over South Toe River
just north of US 19E at
Newdale in Yancey County.
The meeting, scheduled
for October 5 from 7:00 p.m.
until 9:00 p.m. will be held in
the Yancey County Court
house in Burnsville.
The Department of Trans
portation is holding the
reared in Canton, N.C., and
attended the public schools
there. He graduated from
Duke University in 1948, and
took additional courses at
Western Carolina University.
Before coming with Glen
Raven twenty-five years ago,
he taught chemistry at Mur
phy High School. He has
completed the Management
Development course at the
Center for Continuing Educa
tion at Appalachian State
Included in Rhinehart’s
various civic involvements are
his service as a current
member for four years on the
Regional Manpower Advisory
Committee (Council of Go
vernment-Region D), and a
member for three years on the
Planning Committee for the
aforementioned board. Mr.
Rhinehart served on the
Board of Directors of the
United Fund for a number of
years, and as its campaign
chairman in 1968. He is a Past
Master of the Burnsville
Masonic Lodge, and a mem
ber of the Burnsville First
Baptist Church.
Rhinehart, 51, lives in the
Rocky Springs Heights com
munity of Yancey County. He
is married to the former
Matoka Wilson of Asheville,
whose father, the late A.K.
(Gus) Wilson, was a native of
the Bald Creek section of
Yancey County.
Republican candidates for
the two Commissioner seats
are Walter Edwards of Phipps
Creek and K. Lyda Letterman
of Jacks Creek.
meeting to encourage public
participation in construction
"planning and to receive
‘comments and suggestions
about title proposed project.
Comments and suggestions
received from local residents
will help DOT officials pre
pare bridge plans that will be
responsive to community
Questions concerning the
project should be addressed
to the Planning and Research
Branch, N.C. Department of
Transportation, Raleigh, N.C.
27611. r
Forest Service Dedication:
Older Americans Honored
Once again the U.S.
Forest Service can point
proudly to the accomplish
ments of their Older Ameri
can Program. During the past
four yfears the Forest Service
has reported from time to
time on projects undertaken
and this
now are justly
proud m the construction of a
picnic pavilion at Carolina
Hemlock and a IVi mile
bicycle trail at Black Moun
tain Campground.
The shelter in the Carolina
Hemlock Recreation Area was
designed to conform to the
type of structure built by the
civilian conservation corps
during the 19305. It is large,
30 by 50 feet, and built of logs
cut for the structure and
covered,by a hand-split shape
roof. Lighting and a large
stone fireplace suit it for
evening programs or informal
group gatherings.
The bicycle trail, the first
of its kind dedicated on the
National Forests in North
Carolina, runs along the
scenic South Toe River
adjacent to the Brier Bottom
Group Camp in the Black
Mountain Campground.
Both the shelter and the
trail were built by the Older
Americans Program on the
Toecane Ranger District. The
31 members of the group
range in age from 51 to 79.
One crew in the program
consists entirely of seven
Pavilion Built In Carolina Hemlock Recreation Area
women who, in addition to
work on the Trail, do
maintenance projects on other
On Thursday, September
16 at the picnic pavilion a
dedication ceremony was held
dedicating these two projects
to the enhancement and
enjoyment of the National
Forest in honor of these older
The principal speaker for
the program was Leon Ander
son, Director of Manpower
Resource Program, Washing
ton, D.C., with Barbara
Passuth, Manpower Training
and Development, Washing
ton, D.C.; Jim Webb, Deputy
Regional Forester, Region
Eight; Mike Lannan, Man
power Resource Program
Director of Atlanta, Georgia,
sharing the program.
Also attending were Jim
Yancey County Democrats
are having a dinner on
Saturday night, September
25, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at
East Yancey High School. The
dinner is sponsored by the
Burnsville Township and all
Democrats are urged to
attend. A meeting will follow.
House Okays Mt. Mitchell
Secretary of the Interior
Thomas S. Kleppe announced
that Congressman Roy A.
Taylor of North Carolina,
retiring chairman of the
House National Parks and
Recreation Subcommittee,
has been awarded the Depart
ment’s Conservation Service
Award. This is- the highest
award the Department con
fers on non-employees.
The presentation was
made by Director Gary
Everhardt of Interior’s Na
tional Park Service at a
reception at National Capital
Park headquarters in Wash
Beavers, Deputy Forest Su
pervisor, National Forests in
North Carolina; Gene Debord,
Director of Manpower Re
source Program, National
Forests in North Carolina;
Jeff Carroll, Information and
Education Specialist, National
Forests in North Carolina;
O.W. Deyton, Chairman of
Yancey County Commission
ers; Elva Autrey, Employ
ment Security Commission;
Ruby Smith, Social Service
Department; Frank Hensley
and Bill McCurry, N.C.
Department of Correction;
Don Hatcher, WFBC-TV;
Nancy Bower, Asheville Citi
zen Times and Ed Yuziuk,
Yancey Journal.
Assisting the Older Amer
icans on a part of the trail
development were members
of the Youth Conservation
Corps, a summer program for
young men and women 15-18
years of age.
Following the ceremony at
the picnic pavilion was a
ribbon cutting ceremony at
the bicycle trail after which
everyone enjoyed a walk
through or bicycle ride of the
Pictured in addition to the
picnic pavilion are five hus
band and wife teams who
worked on this Forest Service
project, both in unison and
separately: Left to right, first
row are Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
Hough and Mr. and Mrs. Park
Adkins, second row-Mr. and
Taylor Gets Award
ington, D.C., September 13.
Congressman Taylor was
cited for “services performed
in connection with the Depart
ment’s conservation activi
The citation stresses that
Congressman Taylor “exer
cised unusually important and
competent leadership in se
curing landmark conservation
and public recreation legisla
It points out that during
his tenure as chairman more
than 100 acres were added to
the National Park System,
“and through difficult and
Mrs. Ervin Wilson, third
row-Mr. and Mrs. James
Deyton, fourth row-Mr. and
Mrs. Reid Ballew.
Tall Corn In Yancey % j
Com grows tall in Yancey. Shown above, Agricultural EVtrnshn aaenta from Weatacn lUk
Carolina look over a test plot conducted by Stokes Austin of Prices Creek - W "^* > - - j
designed to leam what silo com plant population will produce
varieties-Funk’s G-5757 and Pioneer 3145 have been planted and nlota 1
24, 28 and 32 thousand pUnts per acre harvest time. Sample. faL emwLrtJ«d rnn.ri.rt.a
wIH be harvested, ensiled and feed value analyaed to determine what will pSinTlbl |
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little recognized work, Mr.
Taylor has insured that both
new and 1 old parks have
adequate administrative and
acquisition authorities.”
Last Thursday, Rep.-
Taylor proposed legislation
pointing toward the creation
of a Mt. Mitchell National
Park. His Mt. Mitchell study
proposal was offered as an
amendment to an omnibus bill
providing for new area studies
by the National Park Service.
The bill was approved by the
House Interior Committee
and likely will be considered
on the House Floor next week.
"Mt. Mitchell is not only
the highest peak east of the
'Rockies but it is surrounded
by a large mountain area of
unspoiled wilderness land
providing superb mountain
yjews”, Taylor said. "It
Mandatory Tagging
For Big Game
Wildlife Technician
For the upcoming 1976-77
hunting season it will be
mandatory to tag all big game
kills made in North-Carolina.
Sportsmen should follow this
procedure. Upon killing a
bear, deer, wild boar or
turkey, the hunter must tag
the carcass at the scene of the
kill with an appropriate tag
from his big game hunting
license or sportsman's license
andjtake it directly to the
nearest Wildlife Cooperator
Agent who will supply a big
game kill report card in
duplicate. The hunter must
remove the tag from the
carcass, affix it to the report
and fill in the information
required. The original card
must be left with the agent
and the duplicate retained by
the hunter as his permit to
continue in possession of the
big game carcass.
Many hunters ask the
question, “Why is it necess
ary that we report our big
game kills to the Wildlife
Resources Commission?”
This is a good question and
deserves an answer.
North Carolina’s big game
populations change as man
disturbs their environment.
This disturbance might be
wetland drainage, land clear
could be operated as a
national park in connection
with the operation of the
nearby Blue Ridge Parkway.” -
Taylor explained that the
bill directs the Secretary of
Interior, in consultation with
the Governor of North Caro
lina and the Secretary of
Agriculture to prepare an 4
transmit to the Committees on
Interior and Insular Affairs pf
the House and Senate within
three years a feasibility/suit
ability study of the proposal.
The study would cover the
Black Mountain range of
North Carolina, including Mt.
Mitchell State Park and the
nearby federally-owned lands
adjacent to the Blue Ridge
Parkway including the Craggy
Mountains. The bill author
izes an appropriation of
$50,000 to finance the study
ing, or urbanization. Popular
tions also change in response
to outdoor groups, such as
motorcyclists, 4-wheel drive
enthusiasts,hikers and others.
Populations also change in
response to hunting pres
There has been a need for
accurate data on the harvest
of big game in the state for
many years. In the past,
Wildlife Resources Commis
sion biologists have been
“making do” with informa
tion gathered by mail surveys,
hunter interviews, and field
surveys. These methods are
slow and tedious. Complete
kill records are needed.
Now lets look at how the
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Lions Club
Meeting Set
The Burnsville Lions Club
monthly dinner meeting will
be this Thursday evening,
September 23, at 7:00 p.m. in
the Community Building. The
business portion of the
meeting will include the
Halloween trick-or-treat can
dy sales program. Paul
Wooten of Westco Telephone
will present the “Carolina

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