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Donations for the Tennessee Fire Victims

Donations are being accepted for those people in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Wears Valley, Tennessee that have been devastated by the recent wildfires.  . They are needing adult and childrens gloves, totes and totebags, new or gently used, blankets, over the counter medications, personal hygiene products, and Bibles. Monetary donations can be sent to: Citizens National Bank, "The Gatlinburg & Sevier County Relief Fund", 200 Forks of the River Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862. Drop off other donations at Kid's Auto Center, Yancey MItchell Line, today through Friday 4;00pm-6:00pm, Saturday December 10th 11:00am-6:00pm.  For more information call Melissa McCandliss at 208-1603.

MCC Employees Collecting for Gatlinburg Fire Victims

MCC employees are gathering items in an effort to aid the people affected by the fires in Gatlinburg, TN, and you can help too.  The College is collecting the following items to share with those in need: (more)

Mitchell County Shop with a Cop (Details)


Toys for Tots at Blossman Gas

Blossman Gas, Appliance and Service, located at 2138 West Hwy 19E in Burnsville, is partnering with Toys for Tots for a holiday toy drive now through December 9th. If you bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots bin along with your 20# propane gas cylinder, Blossman Gas will fill it for $5.00. New, unwrapped toys are needed for ages 6 months up to 13 years. The mission (more)

Mitchell House Angel Tree

It's the time of year to be a blessing to one of our "Angels". Each of the "Angels" on our tree represent one of the residents at Mitchell House Assisted Living & Memory Care.  Please stop by to pick one up.   Thanks to all for helping  make Christmas special for Mitchell House Assisted Living & Memory Care residents.

Smokey Ridge Health and Rehabilitation's Angel Tree Program

In the spirit of Christmas, We are doing an Angel tree once again, our residents are our angels and you can give the love in your heart by sponsoring one of our angels. Smoky Ridge has three locations: Here at our facility, Western Sizzling Steak house in Burnsville, and Burger King in Burnsville. For more information you can call the facility at 828-682-9759 and ask for Jeanne.

Gingerbread House Contest (Details)

Mitchell Applications for Low Income Energy Assistance

Mitchell County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Thursday December 1st,  and continuing thorugh the month of December, at their office located on Crimson Laurel Way in Bakersville from 8:00am-5:00pm. This will be only for household that contain someone who is age sixty years and older or receive assistance through DAAS.  Bring the social security numbers for everyone in the household, verification of November income for all household members and bank statements for all household member for November if available. For more information call 688-2175.

A Merry Mars Hill Christmas

Mars Hill University will celebrate the holiday season with "A Merry Mars Hill Christmas." The following events are scheduled and open to the public:

Christmas Dinner at the Caf
Thursday, December 8, 4:00–7:00 pm, Pittman Dining Hall
Meal may be purchased at the door for $9.79. 
Event sponsored by Chartwells Food Service. (more)

Cane River & East Yancey Gym Floor Pieces Sale (Details)

Mitchell County Blood Drive 12/9 (Details)

Mitchell Transportation Shuttle to Murphy

Mitchell Transportation is offering shuttles to Murphy for the football playoffs this Friday night.  Cost is $8.  Leaving at 3:00.  Call immediately to reserve your seat. 688-4715. Put on your woolies and let's go support the Mountaineers.

Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Open for Food Assistance

The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry will be open Friday December 9th from 12:30pm until 2:30pm with free food for all in need of food assistance. Please don't come early because they  cannot open the doors until 12:30pm, they do not have room.  Mount Pleasant Food Pantry is located at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church on Scronce Creek in Burnsville. For more information call 678-1456.

Christmas Traditions Play

Everyone is invited on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 5:00 or at 5:30, or at 7:30 or at 8:00 at the Yancey History Association. The play will be a tour of the Proffitt-Cousins Log Cabin where you will see Gabe Boone and Noah Buchanan planning to build the town of (more)

2nd Annual Christmas Caroling on the Burnsville Town Square

The Town of Burnsville and the Yancey Times Journal are co-sponsoring the 2nd Annual Christmas Caroling on the Burnsville Town Square Friday December 9th from 5:00pm-7:30pm.  Stores and restaurants will be open late so that you can also get in some holiday shopping and dine while you hear local church choirs and organizations sing your favorite carols, and join in on the singing if you wish, and bring a chair to sit back and enjoy the sounds of the holiday.  There will be free hot chocolate for you to enjoy. 

Live Outdoor Nativity (Details)

Concert Features Mountain Songwriters

The third annual "Winter's Tune: Music to Warm an Appalachian Night" concert will showcase songwriters from Madison County and raise awareness and funds for a local preservation organization. The concert is presented by Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies and will be held Friday, December 9, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in Broyhill Chapel. (more)

Toy Drive Benefit Singing

There will be a Benefit Singing at Newdale Fire Department Saturday December 10th at 5:00pm to benefit a Toy Drive for the local schools. Admission is an unwrapped new toy valued at least $10.  Refreshments will be available and several local singers will sing gospel and Christmas music.  For more information call Martha Huskins at 208-0188.

Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild's Annual Christmas Luncheon

The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold their Annual Christmas Luncheon on Tuesday, December 13th at the Town Center in Burnsville at 1:00 P.M.  Please bring a covered dish.  Visitors are welcome.

Toe River Chamber Ensemble Free Holiday Concert

The Toe River Chamber Ensemble will hold their annual Holiday Concert on Tuesday, December 13, at 7PM at the First Baptist Church on the Burnsville Square. This is a free event, and as always, the public is invited to spend an evening enjoying the all-volunteer orchestra accompanied by the Community Chorus. The Chorus has been rehearsing since September and will join the orchestra (more)

Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule

Need Help with Insurance?

Still need help with your insurance? Bakersville Community Medical will hold a "Walk-in Day" on December 15th. All you need to do is walk-in their office in Bakersville anytime after 8 am on Thursday, December 15th and the Outreach and Enrollment Staff will provide you with free insurance assistance. For more information call 688-6621. Assistance will be provided first come, first (more)

Mitchell Schools Marching Band Christmas Concert

The Bowman Middle School, Harris Middle School and Mitchell High School marching bands will come together to perform a Christmas concert Thursday December 15th at 7:00pm at Harris Middle School Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public with donations gratefully accepted.

Mountain Heritage Music Department's Annual "Home for the Holidays" Concert

The Mountain Heritage High School Music Department will be presenting their annual
"Home for the Holidays" concert on Thursday December 15 at 7:30pm. It will take place in the auditorium at Mountain Heritage High School. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The concert is going to be a collaboration between all ensembles. It will feature the MHHS Honors Choir, the Symphonic Band, the show choir, and the hand chime choir. The doors open at 7pm, but even as you wait, our quartet dressed in Dickens-period costumes will carol to you!
We know that while it's fun to travel during the holidays, there's truly no place like home to spend Christmas. So join us as we deck the halls with decorations galore, and sip free hot cocoa as we provide the Christmas carols! This show is more than a concert; it's an experience, and we hope you'll come experience it with us! 

Weizenblatt Gallery Exhibition Features Four Artists

The upcoming exhibition at Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery features the work of four artists, including one who is a Mars Hill student. The exhibit of works by Claire Sordoni, Mark Flowers, Kristy Higby, and Titus Mills runs November 28 through December 16, 2016. The opening reception is Wednesday, November 30, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The gallery is located in (more)

Elevation Academy of Dance Presents "At Home for Christmas"

Elevation Academy of Dance will present At Home for Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3:00 p.m. at Mitchell High School in Ledger.  Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for students age 5 and up.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Call 828-467-3335 or e-mail for more information.  Bring your family and friends of all ages for this fun celebration of favorite memories and traditions of the season!

3rd Annual Christmas Bird Count

The High Peaks Birders will hold their third annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in Yancey County on Saturday, December 17 from 7:00am-4:00pm. People from all levels of birding experience are invited to join the count. Beginning birders are encouraged to attend and are always placed with experienced birders. It is a great way to learn new birds, meet people, and contribute to an important citizen/science project. The Yancey CBC is a part of Audubon’s CBC that has been going on for 117 years. Last year more than 76,000 observers counted almost 59 million birds in the U.S., Canada, the Pacific, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Each local count takes place in an established 15-mile wide diameter circle, and is organized by a count compiler. Count volunteers follow specified routes and count every bird they see or hear all day. If your home is within the boundaries of a CBC circle, then you can stay at home and report the birds that visit your feeder on count day as long as you have made prior arrangement with the count compiler. For more information and to join the CBC call 682-3733 or send an email to:

Christmas Toy Giveaway

Cub Creek Baptist Church will be having a Christmas Toy Giveaway in their Fellowship Hall Saturday December 17th from 10:00am-12:00 noon.  For more information call Angel Willis at 467-2462.

Scheduled Blood Drives In Our Community (Details)

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

New Senior Center Sponsored Trip to Florida!

The Yancey Senior Center is excited to announce our first trip of 2017.  Escape the Winter chill with a fun-filled trip to sunny Florida!  We will be going to Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville February 6 - 10.  Price is $450.00 and includes motorcoach transportation; tips for driver, guides and prepaid meals; 4 nights lodging; 8 meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners; visit to the Fountain of Youth; visit to historic Kingsley Plantation; guided tours of Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville; narrated cruise on the St. John's River; exclusive Dinner Party with entertainment along with free time to enjoy Fernandina Beach and shopping on historic St. George St.  $75.00 down payment is required upon signing.  For more information or to request a brochure, contact Vivian Hollifield at 682-6011.

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. 

Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones With Memory Loss

A monthly support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss is held the first Friday of each month from 1-3pm in the Hospice of the Blue Ridge building at 236 Hospital Drive in Spruce Pine, NC.  For more information call Lisa Boone at 828-765-5677 or email

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)