Sunset Over Roan Mountain by Lisa Honeycutt
Dinner with a Cause: Town Square Event Supports Local Food
Roan Readers Make the Best of Bad Weather
Empty Bowls Fundraiser August 18th
Wednesday evening sky after the rain, by Calvin Campbell
Bringle Clay at Spruce Pine Gallery

Local News

Grant Recipients for Helping Hands Announced

Helping Hands of Yancey County has announced the intended grant recipients of this year’s annual Fun Flea Sale. The two organizations that are  recipients for this year are Mountain Heritage High School FFA and Southern Reconciliation House.  For the FFA Helping Hands will provide funds for the spring semester cost of a part-time staff person to serve as a secondary advisor to the FFA ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 8/8/18 – 8/15/18

ERICA KAYE WILLIAMSON, 27 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 08/09/2018 Williamson is charged with; Driving While Impaired TABATHA DAWN BALLARD, 32 of Marshall, NC was arrested on 08/10/2018 Ballard is charged with; Failure To Appear On Misdemeanor Failure To Appear On Misdemeanor WHITNEY ALLEXES-SHYANN CARPENTER, 20 of Spruce Pine, NC was arrested on 08/10/2018. Is charged ...(more)

Mission Health Announces 2019 Grant Award Recipients

Mission Health’s Community Investment Program is awarding more than $965,000 in funding to a diverse group of 24 western North Carolina agencies, in a joint effort to improve the health and well-being of our 18-county region. The 2019 focus areas for the grants are based on the top priority needs identified through the Community Health Assessment process, which takes place locally in each of ...(more)

Woman Drowns Rafting North Toe River

Jennifer Gail Martin of Dickenson County, Virginia drowned Saturday, August 11th while rafting on the North Toe River. Martin and her boyfriend began the trip on the Yancey County side of the river near Toe Cane. They were taken to the river by a local rafting company which supplied floating tubes, life vests and safety helmets. Apparently Martin’s float overturned and she was swept away ...(more)

SBA Loans Available for Yancey, McDowell, Madison

Yancey, McDowell and Madison are among the counties who are eligible for the  U.S. Small Business Administration   Economic Injury Disaster Loans for small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in North Carolina as a result of flooding from tropical storm Alberto that began on May 15, 2018.   When ...(more)

Yancey County Republican Party Opens Headquarters for 2018 Election

On Saturday, August 11, the Yancey County Republican Party opened their headquarters for the 2018 election cycle. An energized crowd heard  from special guests speakers including Congressman Mark Meadows, NC Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson, Candidate Chuck Kitchen for NC Court of Appeals, Katye Griffin, wife of Candidate Judge Jefferson Griffin for NC Court of Appeals, NC Representative ...(more)

Community News

Dial M for Murder at Parkway Playhouse

Dial M for Murder is a play that will begin showing at Parkway Playhouse on August 25th-September 8th. Directed by Michael Lilly, Parkway Playhouse’s production features Andie Morganlander, Strother Stingley, Luke Haynes, Mike Yow, and Alesa Bryant Laws. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm through September 8th. Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected. Following the performance on opening night, August 25th, a complementary Opening Night Reception for the cast and audience will be held. And on Sundays, (more)

Smokey Joe’s Birthday Blast

Friday, October 5th,2018 – 4 Acts and More to Help Support Smokey Joe’s NEW Cd Project “HALF WAY TO HEAVEN”. Utah Green, Shantytown, Smokey Joe and The South Toe Syndicate Feat. Howie Johnson and Tim Hensley & Red Line! PLUS: Fantasy Face Painting for adults and kids, Cake Walks and the “Best Beard” Contest to win a door prize. Dinner can be purchased by ...(more)

Helping Hands Clothing Sale

Helping Hands of Yancey County will have their clothing sale this Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4pm at the old Taylor Toggs building in Micaville.  (Located on the East side of the building) ...(more)

UpCycle Want to Hear from You

The UpCycle, a new nonprofit creative reuse center, is coming this fall to Yancey County and seeks community input and enthusiasm. A Community Meeting to gather that input and tell you more about the center will be held Thursday, August 23rd from 6:00pm-7:30pm at the Yancey County Public Library. Come learn how our mission creatively supports education, the arts and the environment, and how you ...(more)

School News

MCC Recognizes Faculty and Staff

As Mayland Community College embarks on the 2018 Fall Semester, college administration recognized faculty and staff members for going above and beyond. The MCC Faculty Excellence award was presented to Vicki Caraway who is part of the Nursing Program faculty. Two staff members were recognized for their service to the college Maintenance Technician Mark Custode and the Dean of Pre-College ...(more)

Yancey County Schools’ Parents Receive Break from Increasing Lunch Prices

Beginning with school year 2011-12, school systems across the United States have been required to comply with the Equity in School Lunch Meals Pricing Provision, under Section 205 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.  This required Yancey County Schools to increase lunch prices each year for the past seven years.  Thanks to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, Congress is giving ...(more)

MCC Deans’s List, Honor Roll for Summer 2018

Administrators at Mayland Community College recently announced the names of students receiving academic distinction for the Summer 2018.Dean’s List students are those who earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) and completed at least 12 credit hours: Robert McHone Alexis Yelton Administrators at Mayland Community College recently announced the names of students receiving academic ...(more)

Business News

Burleson Plumbing’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

Bureleson Plumbing’s 70th anniversary celebration held on August 10th was a huge success! Lots of friends and customers stopped by along with many of the store’s vendors to wish the Burelseons many more years of a successful operation. Over 250 meals were served and lots of prizes given away. Burleson’s was begun in 1948 by Lloyd Burleson. His brother Howard joined him shortly ...(more)

Mountain Community Health Partnership Employees Receive Scholarship

Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) is proud to announce that two of our staff members are the recipients of the Bernstein Scholarship. Awarded annually, these scholarships help to relieve some of the financial burden on health center employees by helping to pay for both the clinical education of rural clinic staff members and the college education of their dependent in any area of ...(more)

Yancey Hospice Joins Network to Add Specialists; Remains Local and Independent

Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to providing the very best in hospice and palliative care.  They are LOCAL and INDEPENDENT.  They recently have joined the Teleios Collaborative Network, which is a network of independent non-profit hospice providers across the Southeast. They chose to be a part of the Teleios Collaborative Network to enable them to have access to some of the ...(more)