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Country Cablevision now has crews installing high speed internet lines in the Bakersville area on White Oak Road and downtown in Mitchell County. In Yancey County, crews are working on Jacks Creek, Highway 80, Mountain Trail; 19E East, and Mica Springs. Please drive carefully and watch out for these line crews along the roadsides.
Come one, come all; bring your family and friends on Saturday, September 6 from 1-9 pm for the 2nd Annual Fall Music Festival at High Pastures Christian Retreat Center. Musicians from western North Carolina and the southeast will bring to you joyous sounds of celebration and praise guaranteed to lift your spirit to new heights. Singers and musicians will include Hanna (more)
Enrollment windows open for Medicare October 15, 2014 and Affordable Care Act November 15, 2014. In order to assist folks enroll in, or better understand how to obtain insurance under these two programs, there will be a presentation at the Yancey County Library on Thursday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. with speakers who will be available to advise and direct seniors, individuals, and (more)
Chronic pain can be caused by injury, surgery, stress, or body wear and tear, as we get older. Over time, the body can get into a “pain cycle”, which can be difficult to manage. Chronic pain is normally treated with medications either prescribed by a physician or purchased over the counter. Medications frequently cause side-effects – stomach ulcers, constipation, and (more)
Artist and Illustrator, Debbie Littledeer, will be holding an “Artist Conversation” this coming Friday, September 5 at 4:00PM at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery located at 102 W. Main St. She will be speaking and answering questions about her work and the processes involved in publishing “The Rabbits Dance”. This is free and all are welcome to come and share her (more)
Each Saturday in September Bubbas Good Eats will be having a community yard sale to benefit Feed-A Child Yancey County. You pay $5.00 for a spot to set up your merchandise. Then Bubbas will donate the $5 to Feed a Child Yancey County. You keep all the proceeds from your sales. This community yard sale will be held each Saturday morning in September from 7am until noon at Bubbas Good Eats Restaurant on West Main Street in Burnsville. Anyone interested in reserving a space for any of the Saturday mornings should call 678-3388.
Helping Hands of Yancey County is a group of volunteers who raise money to help local charities. There are no paid employees, so all money they raise goes to the charities they support. This year they are raising money for the Family Violence Coalition and Yancey Hospice Palliative Care, and are raising money by planning a big Fall Flea sale first weekend in October. Help these great charities by donating items Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am-3:00pm in the former Fastenal building, located across the road from Glen Raven at 70 East Highway 19E. If you have large items to donate, for pickup call Pat at 208-2797 or Sandy at 678-9111.
What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? While exploring one afternoon, siblings Jack and Annie discover a tree house full of books. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and (more)
Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine will be offering a "Beekeeping School" on Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm beginning Thursday September 4th through Thursday October 23rd (24 hours total). The class is "Basic Beekeeping: A Hobby or a Business" and will cover the history, biology and equipment of beekeeping, honeybees relationship to agriculture, threats to the bee and her colony, hive products and sales and will include a field day at the Harty Farm Bee Yard. The instructor will be Rick Harty, President of the Toecane Beekeepers Association. Register by calling Mayland Community College at 828-766-1207.
The Tipton Hill Community Foundation will be holding a Poor Man's Supper Saturday September 6th from 4:30pm-8:00pm in the Tipton Hill School Cafeteria. Cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children with proceeds benefiting the Foundation.
Parkway Playhouse’s 68th Season continues with Ken Ludwig’s award-winning adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s tale of rollicking adventure, Treasure Island which runs through September 6 at Parkway Playhouse’s historic theatre. Performances are on Fridays and (more)
This is your opportunity to delve deeper into the book of Daniel. The Daniel Papers is a free community bible study on Monday evenings beginning September 8th at 6:30 in the Community Room at United Community Bank in Burnsville. You are invited to come one week or for all twelve. Free materials will be provided. For more information or to register call 828-606-6834.
On Saturday, September 13, 2014 our living history encampment celebrates the crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains by the Overmountain Men on their way to an eventual battle with British forces at Kings Mountain. The Museum of North Carolina Minerals in Spruce Pine, milepost 331 (more)
The Harris High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th Reunion on September 20, 2014, at the Spruce Pine Fire Department from 1PM until 6PM. Drinks and snacks will be served. Donations are requested to defray the cost of this event. Mail donations to Diane Davenport Pritchard at 1535 Brushy Creek Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Contacts locally are: Suzanne Dayton and Diane Pritchard (828-765-7575). Please call soon to make your reservations.
Mountain Heritage Class of 1984 will be having a 30 Year Reunion, on Saturday, September 20th at the Burnsville Town Center from 6:00 - 11:00pm. If you or someone you know attended school in Yancey Co. with any former classmates during this era, you are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jeanne Hopson Proffitt at 828-284-5366 or email Jeanne.email@example.com, or Laura Mathis
The Toe River Christian Homeschoolers (TRCH) group is pleased to announce that their fall co-op class session will be held at the Burnsville Town Center starting in late September! Their enrichment classes are open to homeschoolers in the Yancey and Mitchell County area for grades K-12. The classes will include Zoology, NC State History, Art, Geography, Literature and Writing/Grammar. If you would like more information about these classes, the costs and their other activities, feel free to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Facebook.
Save the date for the 37th Annual TRAC Benefit Art Auction on October 11. FREE silent bidding (and Live Auction display) begins September 27 at the Spruce Pine Gallery. Bidding will continue until 6PM on Saturday, the 11th, and offer a wine and cheese reception from 4:30 to 6PM. The Live Auction begins above the gallery in the Arts Resource Center at 6PM with fabulous catered fare, wine, and handcrafted beer by Jeff McDowell. Thirty seven items (for each of the 37 years) will be auctioned off by always animated and amusing Jeff Goodman. Reservations are $40 per person. Seating is limited. Call for your reservation today, 828-682-7215.
“Fiber Optics” featuring the works of Billie Ruth and Doug Sudduth begins on Saturday, September 27 and continues through November 1 at the Toe River Arts Council’s Burnsville Gallery (102 W. Main St.). Doug and Billie Ruth began their journey together 45 years ago. Her beautifully, handcrafted baskets and his breathtaking photographs will take you down the path they followed. A reception will be held on Friday, September 26 at the Gallery from 5 to 7PM. Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30AM to 5PM. For more information, call 828-682-7215
Enjoy a fun day of free family entertainment September 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. The town square comes alive with the Antique Cars and Tractors Parade, Music and dance from the stage, Storytelling, Children’s Games and events including the Wooly Worm race, adult (more)
Continuing with the 30th anniversary celebration, the Mitchell County Animal Rescue presents the BARKERY. Chef Collette Gabrielle will lead this hands-on workshop on baking treats and making ice cream filled with natural ingredients that your pooch will love. The BARKERY will be Saturday, October 4, from 10AM to 1PM at Trinity Episcopal (more)
Downtown Burnsville Halloween Festival – October 31, 2014: Believe it or not it will be here before you know it!!!! We would like to invite you and as many groups as possible to participate in a community-wide, safe, family environment on Halloween. From 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, October 31, the traditional trick or treating for candy will take place at local businesses and around the square. We would like to invite the downtown businesses, local non-profits, and church groups to decorate their storefronts and participate in this event. If you are a business or organization that does not have a storefront downtown, you can set up in a space on the Square. We would also like to have all types of activities for children on the Square. If you would like to plan an activity on the Square please contact us immediately so that we can plan the appropriate spaces. This is lots of fun for the whole family! Let us know if you want to participate by emailing or phoning your RSVP by September 22 to the Yancey Chamber of Commerce email@example.com or 682-7413.
Did you attend South Toe Elementary? Whether you attended for one year or all six years we want to hear from you. South Toe Elementary is turning 62 this year and we are looking for all alumni as well as teachers, administration and staff. Be kept up to date on Wildcat happenings as well as receiving invitations to special events. It's as easy as contacting us at SouthToePTO@gmail.com. Just leave your name, mailing address and email address. You can also call the school at 675-4321. We will not redistribute your information. Go Wildcats!
The Yancey County Humane Society is offering Yancey County residents Free cat/kitten spay/neuter surgeries. This includes rabies vaccination (if needed). Call the animal shelter at 682-9510 for more information. Additional information is also available at the Yancey Humane Society's Barkin' Basement Resale Shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am - 3:00pm during store donation drop-off and sale hours.
Free Spay / Neuter Services are available to citizens of Mitchell County through the Mitchell County Animal Rescue. To qualify for free services dogs must be 6 months old and live outdoors. Other discount priced services are available for younger and indoor dogs. Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations will be available for $10 dollars each. Micro chipping is also available for $25. Call the animal rescue at 765-6952 for more information.
Burnsville’s legendary Parkway Playhouse’s 68th Season is a lineup of plays and musicals that include classics, comedies, premieres of NC classics, and a wild swashbuckling adventure; all to take place in the the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre building located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Artistic Director, Andrew Gall, announced six productions, two of (more)
Another "Stop Hunger Now" packaging event will be held Saturday September 20th at 9:00am at Harris Middle School Gym. Stop Hunger Now is a worldwide Hunger Ministry providing nutritionally sound, culturally appropriate, low cost meals to children through schools in third world countries. The cost per meal is 25 cents including shipping. Come be a part of this worthwhile Saturday morning putting meals together, alongside others, to go overseas, you won' t regret it. This packaging event is sponsored by Spruce Pine Rotary and Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church.
Yancey County DSS will be offering Foster Parent Classes on an "as requested" basis. The time and day can be flexible. It can be during the day or evening, whatever will fit your schedule. There is no fee for the classes. Check out our Facebook page at Yancey County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program for more information on fostering. Contact Cindy Ledford at 682-2470 ext. 1029, if you are interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent for Yancey County DSS or if you have any questions.
The Town of Burnsville's Design Review Committee has established a schedule for it's regular meetings as follows: all regular meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Burnsville Town Hall.
Coffee and Conversations, a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, meets from 5:30 until 6:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge (Formerly known as Hospice of Mitchell County). All are welcome. Speak with Ruthie Styles, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, for more information at 765-5677.
The Mitchell County Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans is collecting faded, tattered and torn American and any state flags for proper disposal. Please bring any flags to the Mitchell County Senior Center in Ledger. They will occasionally have a proper decommissioning and disposal ceremony. You may bring flags at any time. This is an ongoing service.
The Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store needs your donations! You can donate anything: building supplies, furniture, books, household items of all kinds, you may even donate clothing. All clothing donations should be placed into the new clothing box in the front of the Re-Store building. Habitat will even pick up donations. Call Misty Evans at 766-9000 for more information. Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store is located on Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine. Remember all donations are tax deductible.
A Bingo fundraiser will be held at Tipton Hill School on the 2nd and 4th Saturday night of every month at 6:00pm. The fundraiser is sponsored by and supports the Tipton Hill Community Foundation and Bradshaw Fire Department and they invited everyone to join them for good fun, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for those who are recovering from the death of a child meets on the second Monday of each month at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. For more information please call 766-8083.
The Full Gospel Food Pantry at South Toe Old Presbyterian Church will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm for those in need of food. South Toe Old Presbyterian Church is located just past South Toe School Road. For more information call 284-0375. The Full Gospel Food Pantry is asking for monetary dontations to help them buy the food from Manna Food Bank to help them feed hungry people in Yancey County. Churches and individuals wishing to help with funding may send donations to Donna Randolph, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Burnsville, NC 28714.
Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy. The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food. All counties are welcome. Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.
Earn your GED, prepare for college, and improve your reading, writing and math skills all for free at Mayland Community College's Learning Lab offered at the Mayland's Yancey Campus Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8:00pm. For more information call 682-2154.
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. (more)
Brookside Rehabilitation and Care is in need of lap blankets and homemade quilts for their residents. If you are interested in donating new or gently used quilts please contact Derek Freeman at Brookside at 828-682-9759. (more)
The Cancer Resource Alliance works on behalf of community cancer patients to support them in their cancer journey through complementary medicine services like massage, healing arts exercises, and one on one support and they're looking for volunteers. (more)
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren", an educational and support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00p.m. at the Yancey County Senior Center, 10 Swiss Avenue. Call 682-6011 for more information. (more)
For families in need of drug and alcohol addiction counseling, Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments, and referrals to centers nationwide. Please call toll-free 1-800-468-6933 or log onto their website at www.stopaddiction.com.
The Mountain Regional Medical Reserve Corps is seeking active and retired physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff who are interested in health issues to volunteer for local and state emergencies, disasters, and public health events. (more)
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for its Habitat Store in Spruce Pine, 4 to 8 hours a day, 1 to 5 days a week. The days needed are Tuesday through Saturday. Anyone retired, out of work, school or college students can volunteer. (more)
Mayland Community College’s Basic Skills program offers adults help in improving their reading, writing, and math skills as well as preparing students to complete the requirements to earn their GED. (more)
Lunch is served every weekday at 11:30am. There is no charge for persons 60 and over: contributions are accepted. Exercise class is held ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am-11:15am: led by a trained instructor from the Physical Therapy Department of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Bingo is played every Monday at 10:00am. (more)
Genealogists, historians, students, teachers and anyone interested in local history in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties will now be able to access bibliographic information about the holdings in the Lloyd Bailey Annex in Burnsville through the AMY Regional Library online public access catalog. (more)
Narconon Arrowhead is saving lives, reuniting families, and making stronger communities through effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn how and why a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol and what you can do to help, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 800-468-6933 to receive free counseling, referrals and assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction today!
The Mitchell Senior Center needs substitute volunteers for all routes, but for the Bakersville area especially. Substitutes are people who are willing for them to call at the last minute when they need someone to deliver meals. (more)
Children with serious medical problems face many challenges in life. That's why Shriner's Hospitals for Children offers help and hope by providing world-class medical care to kids with orthopedic, spinal cord or burn injury problems, totally free (more)
Fair Housing is the law in North Carolina. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in housing because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or family status you have options. (more)
The North Carolina Department of Corrections Community Service Program is seeking non-profit agencies who would like to be considered for placement of court-ordered persons to work off community service hours at their location. (more)
For 50 years, the Kiwanis Club of Spruce Pine has been actively involved in projects that make our community a great place to work and live. They focus on providing services to help children and youth, funded by conducting events such as fish fries and golf tournaments. (more)
SafePlace is working with local agencies to improve lives of the underemployed and homemakers who have lost financial support through divorce or death of a parent or spouse through their Fresh Start Program. (more)
Mitchell County Safeplace has a support group for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. If you'd like more information call 765-4044. The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County offers a support group for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. For information about this group call 682-0056.
The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30am-noon. If you'd like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.
The Mitchell County Health Department encourages everyone to practice "Responsible Pet Ownership" by following the 5 R's of rabies prevention. (1) Rabies Vaccination...have your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies and keep their vaccination up to date. (2) Remove food from your yard...food items left outside will attract wild (more)
The Yancey County Literacy council is a non-profit organization that gives free one-on-one tutoring to both children and adults. If you need a tutor or would like to become a tutor with the Yancey Literacy Council call 678-9646 for more information.
The Yancey 4-H Friends, governor one on one volunteer program needs your help. They need Volunteers, men and women, who can be a role model for referred youth. It only takes 2 hours a week to make a big difference in friends life. Call 682-6186 or 682-6393 and ask for Bob.
The Yancey Health Department and WIC Program provide breastfeeding education and support to all women in Yancey County regardless of income. Breastfeeding counselors are available 24 hours a day to offer one-on-one assistance before and after pregnancy. This service is made possible through funding from Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for .........
Need help caring for your loved one? Call Heritage Adult Day Retreat at 682-1556. They're open Monday through Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. They provide assistance with medications and personal care, social activities, a registered nurse on staff...and transportation and financial assistance is available. They're located on Highway 19E at Riverside.
* Every 2 seconds in the U.S. someone needs a blood transfusion. * By donating blood regularly, we can be assured blood will be available for an emergency. * It takes about an hour to give blood (The actual amount of time the needle is in the donors arm is approximately 10 minutes). * Only 5% of the medically eligible population is willing to....
Have you just been diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you have questions about recovery, a prosthesis, or reconstructive surgery? Do you need someone to talk to? Reach to Recovery is a peer support program aimed at women who have been newly diagnosed or just treated for breast cancer that helps to answer these questions. If you or a loved one ......
The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30 am to noon. If you would like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.
W.A.M.Y. Community Action's Micro-Loan Program is established for women, minorities, low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners or other interested persons. Contact Catherine Bare in the Boone office at (828)264-2421 or David Wiseman in the Burnsville office at (828)682-6618 ext. 15, or in the Spruce Pine office 828-766-9150.