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Got an eye for Yates Mill? Show us!

Anyone who’s visited Yates Mill on a pretty day knows it’s a magnet for photographers and artists. The grand historic building, water splashing over the dam and the lush forest around the millpond offer countless subjects for paint, pastel, film or other media. If you’ve got an eye for these things, please enter the sixth […]

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Start your holiday shopping at Yates Mill

Stumped over what to get your favorite foodie or history buff for Christmas? How about a gift of freshly ground cornmeal from historic Yates Mill? Come out to Yates Mill County Park on Dec. 10 for our annual holiday sale. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can buy white or yellow cornmeal, cookbooks, t-shirts, […]

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Meet Howard Harrell, our prize-winning volunteer

It takes a lot of special people to keep the wheels turning at historic Yates Mill. Let us introduce you to one of them! You probably know that Yates Mill Associates has no paid staff. And while the park itself is run by Wake County, recent tight budgets and the departure of some staff members […]

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From the President: The benefits of age

A note from Yates Mill Associates president John Vandenberg: A few of our members in Yates Mill Associates are over the age of 70.5 and as many of you may know, that’s the magic age at which holders of IRAs must take distributions. I am in that category and I want to share some information […]

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Get a peek inside Yates Mill

There’s no doubt that Historic Yates Mill County Park is worth a visit on any day of the week. It’s a hidden gem – lush woods with trails the whole family can enjoy; a pond that is home to a variety of fish, fowl, amphibian and reptile life; and a visitor center with displays about […]

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