Lunch and Learn Program
Published 6/15/2024 in Friends of the Valdese Rec
Friends of the Valdese Rec, Inc (FVR) hosts a free monthly Lunch and Learn Program for Young for the Young at Hearts in the community. Every third Thursday of the month at Noon, FVR provides lunch, time to socialize and a 20-minute program for those adults who are retired or have time for lunch. First United Methodist Church of Valdese provides the space for the lunch event. To RSVP for…read more ❯

Archival of Past Business
Published 6/14/2024 in DHS Wildcat Band
Past news items and the list of former Board Members/Officers from the 2023-2024 operating year have now been archived. Please refer to the the Band Director for any 2024-2025 updates. read more ❯

Trail Town Trash
Published 6/3/2024 in Burke River Trail
Following the Burke Chamber Litter Sweep, BRTA decided to continue monthly Trail Town Trash Pickups. May was rained out and even though it was raining on June 3, we went ahead with our cleanup. 11 volunteers got soggy as we started at McGalliard Falls Park in Valdese and covered some of Church Street and all of Meytre. On July 7, we will be in Rhodhiss. Meet at Horseshoe Park at 3pm. read more ❯

Mountain Bike Trail Open!!
Published 6/3/2024 in Friends of the Valdese Rec
Ribbon Cutting with the Volunteers who built the trail and Rep Blackwell who assisted with funding. Planned to be at Valdese Lakeside Park from the very beginning, a 4.2 mile Mountain Bike Optimized Trail is now open to bikers (and hikers). From a 2018 Master Plan to a 2023 Specific Design Plan to 4 months of hard work from volunteers in 2024, Friends of the Valdese Rec held a celebration…read more ❯

Successful Pickin'
Published 6/2/2024 in Burke River Trail
Around 125 people took part in the Glen Alpine in the Street Committee’s first event – Pickin’ in the Streets including Senator Warren Daniel and wife Lydia. Aldermen Reid Scott and Luke Boone continue to be supportive of advancements in the town and work with the volunteers to make things happen. The next meeting of the volunteer group is Tuesday June…read more ❯

Getting the Word Out
Published 6/2/2024 in Burke River Trail
Burke River Trail Association has three Focus Areas: Connections – Physically get trail on the ground to connect communities Communities – Build stronger communities through economic development and civic engagement Conservation – Educate communities about the environment, wildlife and recreating responsibility To get that word out, we are hitting local festivals with our…read more ❯

Volunteers – Mountain Bike
Published 5/11/2024 in Friends of the Valdese Rec
928 hours so far!! Our volunteers have gone above and beyond building the mountain bike trail at VLP to save money. Round 2 of the Mountain Bike Trail Building Process – Cutting Roots – 280 volunteer hours over 16 workdays April 3- May 10. Round 1 was clearing the corridor – 648 Volunteer Hours from Feb 2 through April 2, over 36 workdays. More to do, but getting…read more ❯

Glen Alpine Residents Giving Back
Published 5/8/2024 in Burke River Trail
Planning Committee Members: Matt Reschke, James Glick, Teresa Reep, Stanley Benedict, Luke Boone, DeAnna Boone, Jacob Boone, Kallie Smith, Reid Scott, Patsy Scott. Not pictured – Beth Heile, Jason Siedel and Wesley Kelley A tree along the railroad tracks that looked like a turkey tail, gave the Town of Glen Alpine its original name in 1868 – Turkey Tail. Now residents wanting to revitalize…read more ❯

Glen Alpine Public Meeting
Published 4/30/2024 in Burke River Trail
The Glen Alpine Downtown Park Public Input meeting was held Thursday, April 11 at 6pm – with a horrible rainstorm 5:50-6:10pm – we still had 24 in attendance for the 50-minute meeting. There was a 24×36 inch poster of the illustrative park plan for discussion as people were arriving. At 6pm, the meeting started with a 20-minute power point presentation about the park site, park…read more ❯

Almost to Pavilion Goal
Published 4/15/2024 in Friends of the Valdese Rec
Donate Fundraising is heading into the home stretch for the Pavilion and Amphitheater at Valdese Lakeside Park. The Pavilion will serve as a “family room,” a gathering space for the community to take part in classes, meals, awards, exercise, meet ups, entertainment (movie, music, drama) and shelter (from rain and sun). The flexible design will allow for picnic tables to be placed on…read more ❯

Smart Growth
Published 4/13/2024 in Beth for a Better Burke
Because I want protections for the environment and because I want jobs for Burke County residents, I support Conditional Zoning. Because I support outdoor recreation and because I support a Burke County in which our future generations will want to continue to live, I support Conditional Zoning. I have served on the Burke County Planning Board for almost three years. The most important…read more ❯

Rhodhiss Mill Grant
Published 4/12/2024 in Burke River Trail
Burke River Trail Association submitted an Opportunity Appalachia Grant application for technical assistance in creating a financial pro forma development analysis for Old Glory Mill. The report will show how much income will be generated by mixed use development that includes the Burke River Trail along with expenses to show profitability to potential developers. What is the Old Glory Mill…read more ❯