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First on the Scene Training Pre-Register by 9/29 (Details)

Yancey DSS Board of Director's Meeting

The Yancey County Department of Social Services Board of Director's meeting will be held on Thursday September 29, 2016 at 6:00pm.  The location for the meeting will be in the Department of Social Services' building in the office of Director Rick Tipton.

Simple Practices for A Healthier Life - Wellness Classes (more)


Yancey History Museum Presents Our Musical Heritage July 1st - Sept. 30th (more)

Cone Cemetery Walk (Details)

Dig In! Empty Bowls Fundraiser 9/30

Join your friends and neighbors at the Dig In! Empty Bowls fundraiser this Friday from 4:30 - 7:00 at Higgins Memorial Methodist Church. Come enjoy homemade soups, bread, desserts and live music and take home a handcrafted bowl made by a local artist.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the door.  All proceeds help Dig In! Yancey Community Garden grow healthy,

Parkway Playhouse Presents The Great Gatsby

Parkway Playhouse’s 2016 Season comes to a close with a classic piece of literature. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel." In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board (more)

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

High Peaks Tackles Black Mountain Crest Trail Oct. 1

The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will lead one of its most challenging – and rewarding – hikes of the year when the club takes on the Black Mountain Crest Trail on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the peak of the high elevation leaf color season. The outing will be followed by a pot luck supper and party in the Cattail Community. The 8-mile jaunt will begin at Mt. Mitchell, (more)

Yancey Humane Rabies Clinic 10/1

 The Yancey Humane Society will hold a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, October 1st  at the Animal Shelter  located at 962 Cane River School Road in Burnsville. The clinic will be held from 9 am to 3 pm. Vaccination cost is $8 per pet for cats or dogs. Pets must be over 4 months to be vaccinated. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. No large denomination bills please.  Remember Yancey Humane Society rabies clinic Saturday October 1st  from 9 to 3.

4th Annual "Stop Hunger Now" Event

According to the United Nations, about 21,000 people die every day from hunger. This is about one person every 4 seconds. Hunger is the world’s number one health risk; it kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Unfortunately, many of these are children. Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year. On Saturday October 1st, from 9am till 12pm, at Harris Middle School, our community will respond to this need with a Stop Hunger Now event. Groups, organizations, churches and individuals from Mitchell and Yancey Counties will come together to package over 50,000 meals. This 4th annual event, sponsored by Spruce Pine Rotary and Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church, only happens with the outpouring of support from our two counties. Stop Hunger Now is a worldwide relief organization, operating in 74 countries, which to-date has packed and delivered over 235 million meals. Stop Hunger Now partner with over a 100 other organizations worldwide in collaborative efforts to deliver clean water, schools medicine and food to sustain life. Meal sponsorships are just 29 cents or $29 to feed 100 people. Stop Hunger Now is a Christian based mission to end world hunger in our lifetime. For information, or to get involved contact Peirce Bingham at 828-208-0299.

West Burnsville Baptist Church's Angel Tree Applications

West Burnsville Baptist Church will be taking applications for the Angel Tree on the following dates:
  • Saturday, October 1st       12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 5th   6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 8th       12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Saturday, October 15th     12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 19th  6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 22nd     12:00pm-2:00pm
The child's legal guardian must be present and bring proof of income and all living expenses.  For more information or questions call Jessica at 284-8490.

Fundraising Barbecue Dinner

Bowditch Church will be having a fundraising Barbecue Dinner on Saturday October 1st from 3:00pm-6:00pm (or until the barbecue is gone) at Micaville School Cafeteria.  Sandwich plates include slaw, baked beans, potato salad and dessert for a donation.  Dine-in or take out.  Call 675-4608 or 675-5042.

Toe River Arts Juried Show Ehibit

The  Toe River Juried Art Show competition begins on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery. Over 150 works were submitted for consideration and 80 pieces in all mediums were accepted and will be on display through Saturday, November 5. These works were juried by Sherry Masters. Masters has been a buyer for the Allanstand Craft Shop of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and (more)

Fall Old Timer Green and White Game (Details)

Blue Ridge Parkway Program: Mountain Murder Mystery (Details)

Balloon Release and Walk to Remember 10/2

October is designated as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. We are currently planning our 6th Annual Remembrance Service which will include a Balloon Release and a Walk to Remember. This is a special time to honor and acknowledge babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, prematurity complications, newborn death, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome-SIDS, illness, accidents and (more)

Knickerbocker Portrait Fundraiser

Bald Creek Elementary School is starting a Knickerbocker Portrait Fundraiser.  For $10 you will get two 8X10 portraits, three 5X7 portraits, and 20 wallets.  Pictures will be taken the weekend of October 21st in the gym at Bald Creek Elementary.  There will be Fall backgrounds and Christmas backgrounds.  Names, phone numbers and your $10 will be needed by October 5th.

Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway Organizational Meeting (Details)

Burnsville Town Council Public Hearing (Details)

Transfer Station Closed Oct 7 & 8

The Yancey-Mitchell Solid Waste Transfer Station (former landfill) located off of NC Highway 80 North will be closed on Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th.  Crews will be working to make concrete repairs to the roadway near the scale house.  No trash will be accepted at this facility on those dates.  The Transfer Station will reopen on Monday, October 10th on the normal operation schedule.

Seventh Annual C-E Air Preheater Reunion

     The Seventh Annual C-E Air Preheater Reunion will be held Saturday, October the 8th, 2016!  This year the reunion will be held at a new location, instead of the Woodmen Lodge we will be meeting at the McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road, Marion, N.C. Take a right at red light off West Henderson and Sugar Hill Road, at the Y.M.C.A. Exit. Go through parking lot, and you will see the Senior Center at the end of parking lot.   There will be signs for those who are not familiar with area.  The meal will be catered by Golden Skillet of Marion, if you would like to bring a dessert it would be very much appreciated.
      Hope to see everyone who ever walked through the doors and was an employee of this great employer. Would love to see a lot of our former management team, as well as any C-E Transport employees.
      If you have any questions please call one of these numbers: 828-765-9652 or 828-765-4632 in Mitchell, Yancey or Avery County; in McDowell County call: 828-652-9041 or 828-733-4416.

Spruce Pine Potters Market

This year's Spruce Pine Potters Market will be open October 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Cross Street Building, 31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The work of 34 ceramic artists will be on display and for sale. Admission and parking are free. Lunches will be available for purchase. The Market is celebrating its tenth year of providing a premier shopping venue for the work of artists who are known regionally, nationally and internationally, including Stan Andersen, Will Baker, Cynthia Bringle, Pam Brewer, John Britt, Melisa Cadell, Naomi Dalglish/Michael Hunt (Bandana Pottery), Claudia Dunaway, Jon Ellenbogen/Becky Plummer (Barking Spider Pottery), Susan Feagin, Terry Gess, Becky Gray, Shawn Ireland, Lisa Joerling, Nick Joerling, Michael Kline, Kent McLaughlin, Shane Mickey, Shaunna Lyons, Jeannine Marchand, Courtney Martin, Linda McFarling, Jane Peiser, Teresa Pietsch, Michael Rutkowsky, Valerie Schnaufer, Ken Sedberry, Jenny Lou Sherburne, Ron Slagle, Gay Smith, Liz Zlot Summerfield, and Joy Tanner. Work includes functional pottery, figurative sculpture, stoneware, earthenware, and more. (**Visitors are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets for work donated by four of the artists. This year, those artists are Jon Ellenbogen/Becky Plummer (Barking Spider Pottery), Courtney Martin, Jane Peiser and Michael Kline. A portion of the raffle proceeds will go to the Toe River Arts Council.)

Youth Outright Meetings (Details)

Hawk Community Club Fundraising Barbecue Dinner

A Hawk Community Club Fundraiser will be held at the Cane Creek Community Club Saturday October 8th with a Barbecue Dinner featuring live music from 11:00am-3:00pm for $7 a plate,  Eat in or take out. For more information call Bob Ledforrd at 688-3018.

Oktoberfest (Details)

NewTown to Perform at Burnsville Town Center

Bluegrass group NewTown performs Saturday, October 8th at the Burnsville Town Center at 7:30 p.m. The quintet, known for their superb vocals and super-hot pickin’, is fronted by award-winning vocalist/fiddler Kati Penn Williams and her singing, banjo-picking husband, Jr. Williams.  Rounding out the group are guitarist/vocalist Hayes Griffin, Yancey NC Native mandolinist Mitchell Cannon,and bassist/vocalist Travis Anderson.  Tickets are $12 with ages 10 and under free.  Additional information can be found online at .

High Country Regional Cattle Conference (Details)

Collective Impact Workshop for Nonprofits

Often a social issue or problem requires the whole community working together to solve it.   There is a recognized methodology for bringing the players together to work towards a solution.  Called Collective Impact, it will be the subject of a workshop to be presented by WNC Nonprofit Pathways on Tuesday, October 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Yancey County Public Library (more)

Artists Grant Applications Available

The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) is an annual grant program that provides financial support to developing arts professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. The program is conducted by the Arts Councils of the Asheville Area, the Toe River, and Madison County and coordinated by the Toe River Arts Council. Artists working in all disciplines are (more)

Bee Log Elementary Fall Festival 10/14

Bee Log Elementary is once again having their annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 14th   beginning at 4:00pm.  Food will be served from 4:00 until 7:00.  The meal will include Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Chips, Drink and Dessert.  Prices are:   Plates—$6.00 or Feed a Family of Four—$20.00. (more)

Get Tickets Now for MCC Dream Home Tour

The Mayland Community College Foundation is hosting the 2016 Yancey County Dream Home Tour welcoming delighted visitors from across the region with fall weather, incomparable homes and gracious, welcoming hosts.  The 2016 tour will be held on Saturday, October 15 with homes open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  (more)

Yancey County Dream Home Tour

The Mayland Community College Foundation is hosting the 2016 Yancey County Dream Home Tour welcoming delighted visitors from across the region with fall weather, incomparable homes and gracious, welcoming hosts. The 2016 tour will be held on Saturday, October 15 with homes open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  Tickets are available, for $45 per person, online at, or by telephone at 828-766-1233. Proceeds benefit the MCC Foundation.

A Cabinet of Curiosity

The Rural Heritage Museum of Mars Hill University is presenting an exhibition entitled A Cabinet of Curiosity: Selections from the Permanent Collection, thru October 16, 2016. This exhibition presents a selection of late 19th century objects once used by Appalachian homesteaders in Western North Carolina. Objects on display include spinning wheels, looms, (more)

Workshop to Help NonProfits Tell Their Stories

Each organization has a compelling story that can move people to join them in advancing their work – as donors, volunteers, funders, and community members.  Nonprofit organizations are invited to spend the day focusing on this important aspect of nonprofit sustainability – storytelling. People support nonprofits and the causes they champion because of an emotional (more)

2016 Madison County Tree of Life Ceremony

Madison County Hospice invites you to their 2016 Tree of Life Ceremony Tuesday October 18, 2016 at 6:00PM on the campus of AB Tech in Marshall, NC. Remember special loved ones with a candle on their handcrafted Tree of Life. Contact Madison Home Care & Hospice--the ONLY hospice program based in Madison County at 828-649-2705 or online at

Benowitz Cuba Lecture & Slide Show 10/20 (Details)

Apple Butter Festival October 22nd (Details)

Free Look Good Feel Better Program for Cancer Patients

Bee Log Elementary Fundraiser "Kathy's Kause" Nov. 5th

Bee Log Elementary School will be holding a Fundraiser for Mrs. Kathy Fender on Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2016.  The event will take place at the Banquet Hall of the Yancey County Senior Citizens Center .    Events will include a BBQ dinner and silent auction.  The festivities will begin at 2:00 pm and will run throughout the evening.  Mrs. Kathy was the secretary at BLES for 30 years.  The year that she retired, she was diagnosed with melanoma.  She has been fighting a very courageous battle with this disease.  It is the desire of BLES students and staff to show their love and appreciation for Mrs. Kathy through this fundraiser known as “Kathy’s Kause”.  We hope you can make plans to attend.  

Cristina Cordova Exhibition at Penland

The work of ceramic sculptor Cristina Córdova has always been concerned with the human form: the figure and the face, gesture and expression. Her new show at the Penland Gallery—her first solo exhibition in the U.S. since 2011—will present two- and three-dimensional images of her family members along with elements that evoke her native Puerto Rico. Titled CERCA Y LEJOS, the (more)

Mitchell County Historical Society 2016 Schedule of Events (Details)

Upstairs Guided Tours of Cone Manor (Details)

Cone Manor Open House (Details)

Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Col. John B. Palmer Camp #1946 meets at 6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Burnsville Town Center.

Full Gospel Food Pantry for Those In Need

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.

Mitchell Chapter 58 D.A.V. Meetings

The Mitchell County Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans meets on the first Thursday of each month at the School Administration Building in Ledger.  Meal is served at 5:30pm and the meeting starts at 6:00pm.  All disabled veterans and their spouses are invited.  If you have any questions call Dennis or Connie King at (828) 765-1441.

Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties

 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.

Support Group Meetings (Details)

Survivors of Suicide Loss Meeting

Survivors of suicide loss meet at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month in the parlor of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church. Call Jodie at 688-5851 for additional information. 

Free Learning Lab at Mayland's Yancey Campus

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. 

Cleaning for a Reason

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)

Needs at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care

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)

Volunteer with Cancer Resource Alliance *

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 Support Group

 "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)

Addiction Counseling

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  

Mountain Regional Medical Corps Needs Volunteers

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

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)

Dog Park Available Free to Pet Owners

The Yancey County Humane Society offers a beautiful community dog park at the Animal Shelter off Cane River School Road.  (more)

Mayland Offers Free Basic Skill Classes

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)

Weekday Schedule at Mitchell Senior Center

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)

Local History Resource Available

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)

How You Can Help Save a Life

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 or call 800-468-6933 to receive free counseling, referrals and assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction today! 

WAMY Community Action Looking for Testimonials

WAMY Community Action is searching for former customers and staff of their non-profit agency. Have you ever participated in any of WAMY’s many different programs? (more)

Mitchell Senior Center

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)

Shriner's Hospitals

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)

Help for Starting or Expanding a Small Business

Are you interested in starting or expanding a small business?  If so, then W. A. M. Y. Community Action, Inc. may be able to help with funding or other assistance. (more)

Fair Housing is the Law in North Carolina

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)

Community Service Workers Available to Non-Profits

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)

Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club Meeting

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 Fresh Start Program

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)

Domestic Violence Support Groups

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.

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers

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.

Health Department's 5 R's of Rabies Prevention

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 items left outside will attract wild (more)

To Tutor or Be Tutored

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.

Breast Feeding Support

 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 .........

Heritage Adult Day Retreat

 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.

Facts About Blood Donaton

* 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....

Reach to Recovery

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 ......

Yancey Meals on Wheels needs Volunteers

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. 

Grief Share: Christian Based Support Group

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will be starting a Grief Share, Christian-based support group. The group will meet Thursday starting Thursday October 6th from 6:00pm-8:00pm and will be conducted by Jerry Shelton, Betty Hyleman, and April Doane.  If there is no school, the meeting will not be held.  For more information call 682-6808.

New Knit- Crochet Club (Details)