True Grass Benefit Concert for Senior Center
This Truck to be Auctioned at Josh Nelson Benefit (click to find out more)
Josh Nelson Benefit Auction
First Play of the Main Stage Season at Parkway Playhouse
Register Now for Grandfather Mtn Nature Photography Weekend
Local Beef Coming to TRACTOR
Burnsville Metric Bike Race
MHHS Students Compete in Western Regions SkillsUSA
New Exhibition at Penland Gallery
Exhibit Uses Cherokee Language As a Foundation For Historical Understanding

Local News

Jason Robinson Elected Vice-President NC Assoc of County Clerks

Jason Robinson, Yancey County Clerk to the Board of Commissioners, has been elected VicePresident of the North Carolina Association of County Clerks. Mr. Robinson was unanimously elected at the annual business meeting held recently in Pinehurst. He is the first clerk from Yancey County to hold an office in the professional clerk’s association which represents all 100 counties. Mr. Robinson ...(more)

One Stop Voting Begins

One stop early voting begins tomorrow, April 19th for the May 8th primary election. Voting is open from  April 19th until 1 pm on Saturday, May 5th. Any voters who have not already registered can register and vote during one stop early voting only and you must bring documentation of your identity and residence to register. Anyone with questions about registration, polling place, early voting, ...(more)

Most of Blue Ridge Parkway Now Open

All sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway are now open to traffic with the exception of the Linn Cove Viaduct. The Viaduct at milepost 304 has been getting some resurfacing and maintenance over the last couple of months and should be reopened just before Memorial Day. A four and a half mile section near Deep Gap had been closed due to a rock slide back in February but is now open. ...(more)

Mitchell FFA Receives NC Tobacco Trust Fund Grant

On Thursday, March 29th the Western Region FFA Coordinator, Andy VonCannon traveled to Mitchell High School to deliver a check to the Mitchell High School FFA.  The presentation was part of the NC Tobacco Trust fund grant program and was presented to Mitchell High FFA Officers and FFA Advisor Mr. Chad Huggins.  The Mitchell High FFA applied for and received a grant totaling $3,055.00.  The ...(more)

Yancey Commissioners Honor Mountain Heritage Basketball Teams

Yancey County Commissioners recently honored the 2017-18 Mountain Heritage Cougar and Lady Cougar Basketball Teams for their outstanding and successful seasons. Each of the teams were ranked number one in the state this year, the first time that has happened for Mountain Heritage. Each commissioner expressed pride in the accomplishments of the Cougar and Lady Cougar basketball teams and how ...(more)

Community News

Parkway Playhouse Season Opens With “Blithe Spirit”

The hilariously haunting comedy, Blithe Spirit, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 5.  Directed by Jenny Martin, Parkway Playhouse’s production features Sarah Cooper, Daniel Moore, Myra McCoury, Amanda Klinikowski, Jered Shults, Rachel Haimowitz and Alyssa Taylor.  Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm through May 19. Skeptical novelist Charles ...(more)

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, the Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much.To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse,the Task Force is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month. If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by ...(more)

Historian Marshall L Styles Visit to Yancey History Association

Yancey History Association will open an exhibit on “The Styles Family of Yancey County” presented by Historian Marshall L. Styles on May1 – December 31,2018. A special day on May 5, 2018 Marshall Styles will be at the museum to talk about his award winning genealogy books and discuss family history. This will be in the Bailey Museum at 3 Academy Street, Burnsville, N C. Hours ...(more)

Spend Earth Day Volunteering at Mt. Mitchell State Park

Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd high atop the tallest mountain in the Eastern U.S. by joining in a spring clean-up work day at Mount Mitchell State Park. Any and all are invited to help remove trash and metal from an old dump site on Commissary Ridge near the junction of the park’s two most popular hiking trails, the Commissary Trail and the Mount Mitchell Trail. Volunteers are ...(more)

SP Rotary Hear About OakMoon Farm

I n 1981 Cynthia Sharpe bought her first goat. Today she cares for sixty goats, plus twenty chickens, two pigs, four cattle, three ponies and five English Shepherd dogs, Known as the “Goat Lady,” Cynthia and her husband, Dwain Swing, are the owners of OakMoon Farm and Creamery. They raise a variety of breeds, including Swiss, Saanan, Oberhasli, Alpine and LaManchato, to produce unique Old ...(more)

High Peaks Leads Celo-Area Hike April 21

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association for a special treat April 21 as long-time South Toe hiker Randy Raskin leads a five-mile jaunt around the Celo Community. This mostly flat hike should come as Spring is fully upon us. The hike is rated as moderate and will proceed through pastures, woodlands, old road beds and creek-side trails. If the weather is clear it should offer some of the ...(more)

School News

Retired MHU Professor Donates Painting

Mars Hill University nursing students will have a brighter break room in which to relax between classes, thanks to a donation from a retired Mars Hill professor. John Hough, who taught in the education program from 1962-1984, and again from 1994 until his retirement in 1998, donated a painting made by his late wife, Beverly. The painting, of a barn located near the university campus, will hang ...(more)

Mitchell FFA Receives NC Tobacco Trust Fund Grant

On Thursday, March 29th the Western Region FFA Coordinator, Andy VonCannon traveled to Mitchell High School to deliver a check to the Mitchell High School FFA.  The presentation was part of the NC Tobacco Trust fund grant program and was presented to Mitchell High FFA Officers and FFA Advisor Mr. Chad Huggins.  The Mitchell High FFA applied for and received a grant totaling $3,055.00.  The ...(more)

Yancey Commissioners Honor Mountain Heritage Basketball Teams

Yancey County Commissioners recently honored the 2017-18 Mountain Heritage Cougar and Lady Cougar Basketball Teams for their outstanding and successful seasons. Each of the teams were ranked number one in the state this year, the first time that has happened for Mountain Heritage. Each commissioner expressed pride in the accomplishments of the Cougar and Lady Cougar basketball teams and how ...(more)

Business News

Coaches vs. Cancer Fundraiser at Subway

 Eleven Division 1 head men’s basketball coaches from North Carolina wrapped up a special Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising campaign and the net result was $18,213 in donations to help fight cancer. The contributions were collected in January and February from generous customers at local Subway® restaurants in Western North Carolina, the greater Charlotte area, and Piedmont ...(more)

Yancey Hospice & Palliative Care Joins the Teleios Collaborative Network

Ronnie Gregory, CEO, Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care, is pleased to announce the organization has joined the Teleios Collaborative Network (TCN). The TCN model allows non-profit hospices to leverage best practices, achieve economies of scale, and collaborate in ways not possible as a stand-alone organization. TCN uses collaboration to better prepare each agency to participate in emerging ...(more)