Patriotic Bicycles
Laura Woodby sent us this photo of unusual clouds….click to see full view
Saturday Evening 6/16 Sunset by Calvin Campbell
Rhododendron Queens 2019 (Jr – Kaylyn Fairchild) (Sr – Jordan West)
How Neat is this—rainbow fog by Lisa Mauney
A Six Word Story
WTOE Gets Ready for FM
Mitchell–Yancey Habitat for Humanity Kicks Off Home Repair Program
Summer Birding Camp!

Local News

Special Burnsville Town Council Meeting

A Special Burnsville Town Council Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 26th t 6:00pm at the Burnsville Town Hall to conduct regular town business for July. The official news release from the Town of Burnsville follows: ...(more)

EDC and Chamber Promote Airbnb’s “Experiences” Program in Yancey County

In collaboration with the mobile-app based hospitality giant, Airbnb, the Yancey County Economic Development Commission and Yancey Chamber of Commerce are announcing an effort to sign up new Airbnb Experience hosts in Yancey County as part of the company’s drive to grow the Experiences program in western North Carolina.  “Over the past couple of years we have seen a huge surge in the ...(more)

Felony Amount of Marijuana and Paraphernalia Seized by Deputies

(Yancey County Sheriff Office Public Information Release) An investigation by Yancey County Sheriff Deputies culminated in a search of the residence at 100 Forget Me Not Lane in Yancey County on June 5th.   At the residence Deputies seized a felony amount, 274 grams, of schedule VI controlled substance, marijuana.  Also found were several items used in the storage, preparation, packaging, ...(more)

Urgent Need at Mitchell Animal Shelter, Foster Homes Needed for Kittens

Mitchell County Animal Rescue is reaching out to the community asking for assistance during a population explosion of abandoned and unwanted puppies and kittens. “We are above maximum shelter capacity, currently caring for 75 cats and kittens and 31 dogs and puppies,” says MCAR Executive Director Patricia Beam. An overflow of 5 puppies and 16 kittens are being housed in five different area ...(more)

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

BOOK CELLAR ANNEX: It’s run by our Friends of the Library, and is in the Downtown Square. They are having their 2 year anniversary and to celebrate they are offering a $5 Big Bag Sale for the entire month of June. Stop by and help them celebrate! CLOSURE: The library will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day and reopen Thursday, July 5th at 9am. LEGO BLOCK PARTY: ...(more)

“Oliver!” to Begin June 30 at Parkway Playhouse

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver (Faith Creech), a malnourished orphan, escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets. Lionel Bart’s, Oliver!, is a musical that will begin showing at Parkway Playhouse on June 30 and run until July 14. Directed by Erika Tyner, Parkway Playhouse’s production features Faith Creech, Mike Yow, ...(more)

TRAC Benefit Auction to Fund-a-Need for Youth

On July 7th, the Toe River Arts will again address the needs of our youth in their benefit auction’s fund-a-need. Last year’s project brought art processes into the classroom through Carousel, a program that taught art teachers the technique of indigo dyeing and totally community funded. Kids in both counties and different grade levels participated in this ancient art as their schedules ...(more)

Bakersville Town-Wide Yard Sale July 7th

Every year, on the Saturday following July 4, Bakersville holds its annual town-wide yard sale. A small donation for the Creek Walk Project is requested from sellers. Come and bring your “treasures”! Visit the Town of Bakersville website or call 828.688.2113 for more info. ...(more)

Bakersville Fireworks July 7th

Bakersville holds its yearly fireworks extravaganza at Gouge Primary School, on Saturday, July 7th, at dusk. Visit the Town of Bakersville website or call 828.688.2113 for more info. ...(more)

School News

Rotary Club of Spruce Pine 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Layton Fox is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine 2018 Scholarship. He will attend Mayland Community College. At the club’s meeting on June 14, 2018, he received a check from Rotarian Tina White.  Submitted by Rotarian Elaine Percival, Club Image Chair ...(more)

Sampson Shares Her Story at DREAM Day Celebration

Mayland Community College Practical Nurse graduate Jennifer Sampson recently spoke during Mayland Community College Foundation’s DREAM Day celebration, where scholarship recipients were given the opportunity to meet their donors and share their stories of success and encouragement. Sampson is also a High School Equivalency graduate. Sampson shares her educational journey at Mayland, ...(more)

Mitchell High Senior of the Month

Mitchell High School students, Jacob Carroll, Elizabeth Honeycutt and Lauren Helms were recognized as Seniors of the Month by the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine at their meeting on May 17, 2018. They received certificates from Rotarian Arch Woodard who disclosed that he was the attending physician at the birth of Jacob Carroll. ...(more)

Business News

Heritage Lumber Annual Father’s Day Tool Event

Thursday, June 14 Heritage Lumber held their annual Father’s Day tool event featuring Makita tools. Also this year Heritage introduces the new wood-fired Traeger grill. Makita reps were on hand for demo day where people could try out all the tools. The Father’s Day Sale continues with special pricing through Saturday, June 16th. Pictured Michael Ardell of WKYK interviews Heritage ...(more)

Dr. James Carroll recognized as 2018 Outstanding ProvideR

On Friday, the North Carolina Community Health Center Association will award Dr. James Carroll of Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) the Outstanding Provider Award for 2018. “Health isn’t what we dole out, it’s what we create” said Dr. Carroll.  “There are so many factors involved: physical environment we live in, family ties, and the support that is given to make sure that ...(more)