Saturday Evening 6/16 Sunset by Calvin Campbell
Rhododendron Queens 2019 (Jr – Kaylyn Fairchild) (Sr – Jordan West)
Relay of the Blue Ridge Main Event Friday, June 22
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

Summer is Heating Up–Take Pre-Cautions

With temperatures in the high 80s in our area be aware that hot weather can be dangerous. As people get older, their natural defenses begin to break down, leaving them more likely to develop health problems related to heat exposure. Those over 65 also are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat and are more likely to take prescription ...(more)

South Toe Community Break and Entering Investigation Ongoing

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department) The ongoing breaking and entering investigations into no less than twelve homes and out buildings in the Rock Creek area of the South Toe community has resulted in three arrest to date. This was made possible by an exhaustive surveillance effort by Deputies culminating with a suspect being apprehended in the act of breaking and ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 6/10 – 6/17/18

AUTUMN LAZURICK, age 24, 80 Ridgecrest Lane, Apt. D, Spruce Pine, N.C. Arrested for failing to appear on trespassing by Deputy T.D. Gunter. Released on a $100.00 secured bond. She is schedule to appear in court on June 25, 2018. WADE WHITSON, age 59, 467 Leah Drive, Spruce Pine, N.C. Arrested for failing to pay child support by Lt. J.A. Biddix. Being held in jail on an $1853.00 cash bond. He is ...(more)

Car Theft Suspect Extradited from Carter County, Tennessee

(Press release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department) Aaron Tood Absher, with addresses in Wise, VA and Erwin, TN has been extradited from Carter County, TN back to Yancey County.  Absher’s arrest is a result of an investigation initiated by the Yancey County Sheriff Office into an accident in the Murphytown area on March 14th 2018 involving a stolen vehicle from Tennessee.  ...(more)

Community News

Toe River Arts 41st Annual Benefit Auction

The Toe River Arts Council hosts its 41st Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, July 7. What’s different this year is that an auction preview is in Spruce Pine where folks can silent bid or buy-it-now or just look over what is going on the block in July. The preview runs through July 3 when it will be boxed up and moved to the Burnsville Town Center at 6 South Main Street for Auction day on ...(more)

Edgar Loudermilk Band Featuring Jeff Autry to Perform July 20th

The Edgar Loudermilk Band Featuring Jeff Autry will perform at the Town Center July 20th at 7pm, tickets are $15, $20 at the door.  For more information or tickets call 682-7209. Edgar Loudermilk’s signature voice, bass skills, and songwriting are a family tradition for this Louvin Brothers’ descendant. Having experienced a long tenure of performing, including several industry awards, ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library 6/15/18

ON GOING EVENTS: AUTHOR EVENT: Anthony E. Ponder, author of My Humor in Madison County and Beyond, will have a book signing in the main lobby Thursday, June 21st from 2-4pm. 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 ...(more)

Free “Song Catching” Seminar and Movie a Part of Riddlefest

Mark your calendars for June 30th, a special day to celebrate music with Riddlefest.  There will be a free seminar  that afternoon from 2 to 5 pm at the Yancey County Public Library called “Song Catching” . Master fiddler Josh Goforth will discuss and demonstrate through musical performance the early efforts of professional musicologists and amateur musicians to preserve the ...(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)