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Regional Arts Project Grant Application 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.  Artists working in all disciplines are encouraged to apply to the program. (more)

Playhouse Presents Tony-Award Winning Play About Famed Visual Artist

Parkway Playhouse’s will present the  Tony Award-winning play Red by John Logan. This sizzling 90-minute bio-drama about famed abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko is “intense and exciting,” says The New York Times. This searing and humorous study of an (more)

Bi Polar and Depression Support Group in Mitchell & Yancey (Details)

BLT Classic Movie Club's Free Screening of "Shane"

The BLT Classic Movie Club will present the 1953 film “Shane” starring Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin Jack Palance and Brandon De Wilde. This award winning movie is considered to be one of the greatest western pictures ever produced. In 1993 “Shane was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library Of Congress as being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant. This award winning film of good verses evil is also known for it's sweeping landscape cinematography and contributions to the western genre. Show time is 7:00pm Monday August 31 at the Yancey Theatre. For more information call 682-2609. If you would like to be added to our email list and be informed of future events send your address to and we'll see you at the movies. (view trailer)

Make-up Day for Mitchell County Mandatory Substitute Teacher Training

The make-up day for the Mandatory Substitute Teacher Training in Mitchell County School System is scheduled for Wednesday September 2, 2015 at 1:00pm at the Mitchell County Board of Education.

Helping Hands Collecting Donations for Fun Flea Sale!

Helping Hands is collecting Donations for their Fun Flea Sale that will be held September 18th, 19th and 20th.  Proceeds from the sale will go to Homes of Hope, Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Center, and Mitchell County Animal Rescue.  To donate items: Drop off Wednesdays and Saturdays June 17th through September 16th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the yellow building across from Glen Raven on 19E in Burnsville.  For large item pickup in Yancey call 208-2727 or 678-9111. For large item pickup in Mitchell call 239-850-4240.

How You Can Help Prevent Bullying Sept 3rd (details)

Public Hearing on Changes to Burnsville Zoning Ordinance (Details)

Free Music in the Park Summer Series (Details)

Rebel Rodz Car Show at Lavonia Crest (Details)

Taking Charge of Your Health: Free Health Classes

Ranger Programs at Linville Falls and Crabtree Falls Campgrounds (Details)

TRAC Free Business Classes for Artists

The Toe River Arts Council, in collaboration with Mayland Community College, are holding arts focused business classes in the Arts Resource Center (ARC) above the TRAC Gallery in Spruce Pine.  (more)

M-Y Trade Fall & Winter Children's Consignment Sale (Details)

53rd Annual Fall Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally (Details)

Burnsville Little Theatre Presents "Let Him Sleep Till It's Time for His Funeral

The Burnsville Little Theatre will present “Let Him Sleep Till It's Time For His Funeral” in the Mountain Heritage High School Auditorium Friday and Saturday September 11th and 12th at 7:30pm with a 3:00pm matinee performance Sunday September 13th, wrapping up with 7:30pm performances on Friday and Saturday September 18th and 19th.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under with proceeds going to the Mountain Heritage High School Drama Department. It's the story of a man who is facing a mid life crisis. Harold's 50th birthday is fast approaching and he feels his life is over and he has accomplished nothing, that it's all down hill from here. He doesn't want the big 50th birthday party his wife has planned because he has no friends and no one would attend. He laments that everybody's so busy trying to make ends meet these days that there's no time for friendship. Unless you die. Then everyone takes time to come to your funeral. His wife gets the idea of throwing Harold a surprise funeral for his birthday complete with a casket. Harold finds her list and thinks she is going to have him murdered and decides to run away. Throw in a teenage daughter, the next door neighbors, along with a “Hearts Desire” contest agent, and things go from bad to awful. This delightfully mess is resolved in a second act that is a hurricane of hilarity. Tickets are on sale at the Chamber Of Commerce, The History Association and at the door. For additional formation call 682-2609.

Rod Busters of WNC's Cruz-In for a Cause (Details)

Rhododendron Cruisers Cruise In Schedule

We all love our cars and we all really love the Cruise Ins of the Rhododendron Cruisers!!  They meet on the Second and Fourth Saturday evenings every month all summer long.  They gather around 6PM on Lower Street in Spruce Pine and everyone is welcome.  Each Cruise In is different so check them out all summer long.

Yancey Board of Education Schedule of Meetings (Details)


Special Meeting of the Burnsville Town Council (Details)

Western Regional Recovery Rally (details)

Overmountain Men Event September 19

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 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)

24th Annual Overmountain Victory Celebration

Appalachian Therapeutic Riding Barbecue Party September 26! (details)

East Yancey High School Class of 1965's 50-Year Class Reunion

Plans are being made for the East Yancey High School Class of 1965's 50-Year Class Reunion on Saturday, October 17th at the Town Center in Burnsville.  Postcards were sent out the last of February.  If you didn't get one, please contact us.  Call 336-993-3431 or contact us at our email address  Also check out our Facebook pace "EYHS Class of 1965 Reunion".  If you attended during years 1961-1965 and would have graduated with the class of 1965, but didn't due to moving away, family circumstances, illness, etc., you are welcome, just contact us.

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.

Foster Parent Classes Available When You Want Them!

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.

Coffee & Conversations: Grief Support Group

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.  

Parkway Playhouse, Jr. "Get the HooK" Improv Comedy Troupe

Parkway Playhouse, Jr. will present "Get the Hook" Improv Comedy Troupe Friday and Saturday September 11th and 12th at 7:30pm on stage at the Parkway Playhouse at 202 Green Mountain Drive.  Tickets will be $5 at the door.  All proceeds will benefit Parkway Playhouse Junior tuition for students attending the 2016 Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, GA.  In vaudeville terms "Get the Hook" means to be such a bad performer that you were dragged offstage mid-performance by the stage manager using a long hook like a shepherd's crok.  For details call 682-4285 or visit

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store Needs Donations!

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.

Bingo Fundraiser Twice a Month at Tipton Hill School

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: Support Group Meeting

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.  

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.  The meetings are held at the Education Building in Ledger.  All members are urged to attend.

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.