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Toe River Crafts Shop - 6274 Hwy 80 South, Celo. Retail shop for juried artisans from the surrounding area.


French Broad Rafting & Ziplines - Seasonal - Madison County. Ten line zip courses, up to Class IV rapids, experienced guides. / 1-800570-7238.

Navitat Canopy Adventures - Poverty Branch Rd, Barnardsville. Some of the biggest ziplines in the Southeast. Guests race side-by-side across an expansive mountain valley with heights more than 350 ft. up. / 1-855-628-4828

Mars Hill Public Library -

Rural Life Museum - Mars Hill University campus. Museum hours are Tue-Sun, 1-5 pm., 689-1201.

High Peaks Interactive Trail Map - Go to, click on the trail you want to check out. Information given includes difficulty rating, distance, elevation change, trail blazing, water availability, trailhead location, parking areas. Online website gives hikers info on more than two dozen trails in the Black Mountains. Maps can be downloaded & printed.

Yancey County Drug Drop Boxes - Two locations to dispose of your unused, out-of-date or leftover medications: Yancey Co. Sheriff's Office, Main Entrance 828-682-2124 and Burnsville Town Hall, Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm. Please leave medications in the original Rx bottle with name of drug for identification only, marking out your personal information.

NC Lions Foundation Eyeglass Collection - Burnsville. Eyeglass drop-off box locations: Ingles Grocery, Roses Discount Store, Western Sizzlin' Steak House, Garden Deli, Dr. Aldridge Eye Institute. Acceptable: used eyeglasses, eyeglass frames, eyeglass lenses, safety eyeglasses, non-prescription / prescription sunglasses & eyeglass cases. More info: Lion Jim Parlier at 682-3405.


Yancey County Humane Society, Cane River School Rd, off Rt. 19, west of Burnsville. Get lots of love every day by adopting a homeless but wonderful kitten, puppy, cat or dog. $65 / pet includes spaying or neutering & all vaccinations based on age. Visit to see them all & make your pick! 682-9510. Free

spay/neuter is available for cats at certain times, call 682-9510 for additional info and to schedule your kitty for surgery.

Yancey Humane Society's Barkin' Basement Resale Shop - Burnsville Shopping Center, next to Fred's Discount, 675 W, Hwy 19E, Burnsville. Huge variety of gently used or new items. All proceeds benefit the Yancey Humane Society shelter animals. Note: Donations of your gently used items are accepted at the store during times open. Open, Mon-Sat, 10 am-4 pm,

Madison County Animal ShelterAngela Davis, Director, Phone: (828) 649-3190, 389 Long Branch Road, Marshall, NC 28753,

Friends of Madison County Animals with an office in downtown historic Marshall, FOMCA works to reduce the number of unwanted animals in Madison County and increase their well-being. Low-Cost Spay-Neuter Services - twice-monthly spay/neuter events. Vaccinations & microchips can also be done at the same time. FOMCA's email,, .


Theatres / Venues

Grove Park Inn Spa & Resort, Asheville -

Biltmore Estate, Asheville -

The North Carolina Arboretum - 828-665-2492 /

Western North Carolina Nature Center - 828-259-8092 /

Diana Wortham Theatre at Pack Place, Asheville - 828-257-4530 /

Asheville Community Theatre - 254-1320 /

Fine Arts Theatre, Asheville - 828-232-1536 /

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART) -, (828) 689-1232, 44 College St., Mars Hill, NC 28754,

Parkway Playhouse , Green Mountain Drive, Burnsville: 682-4285 /

Flat Rock Playhouse - 828-693-0731 /

Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel: Cherokee, NC, Tel: (828) 497-7777,

Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin:   866-273-4615 /

Wolf Ridge Ski Area - 800-817-4111 / 828-689-4111 /

Regional News Websites / Links

Asheville: and

Madison County: 

Yancey County:  and


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