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Connect@Your Library: Happenings at the Yancey Library (Details)

Art Contest for the 13th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival

​The 13th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is looking for original artwork to use as the image on bookmarks, posters, advertisements, note cards and all publicity for the Festival on September 6,7,8 in Burnsville, NC.Artists of all ages may create and submit a high resolution photograph or a high resolution photograph of a painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, computer generated or art in any medium. The art must be attention grabbing and fit this year's theme: Surface and Rise. To see examples of past bookmarks and for complete contest rules and submission guidelines, go to and click on “Art Contest."  Submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Low Income Energy Assistance Applications

The Yancey County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning on December 1, 2017.  This will be only for household that contain someone who is age sixty years and older.  Applications will be taken from 8:30 am until noon at First Baptist Church on Town Square.  We will be back at the office at 2 pm to take (more)

Food Giveaway at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

The second Tuesday of each month Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine will be giving away food boxes from 12 noon-1:00pm.
(upcoming dates: 12/12)

MItchell-Yancey UMC Food Pantry Food Distribution

The Mitchell-Yancey UMC Food Pantry Distribution will be this Wednesday December 13th from 10am to 11am. It will be the last one this year. May God bless everyone and Merry Christmas, and Happy New year.  For more information call 828-688-2734.

Open Mic Night Hosted by David Wiseman at OOAK Art Gallery

OOAK Art Gallery and Maples present everybody’s favorite Open Mic hosted by David Wiseman, Thursday December 14, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Gallery. Sign up for Open Mic starts at 6:30 and is open to everyone. A $5.00 donation is requested at the door. Maples will be open selling coffee, tea, and bakery items. This will be the last Thursday night Micaville Music Concert at OOAK until next Spring. 2017 has been a fabulous year, and we’re so happy to be able to bring music to our community. The Micaville Music Concert Series is proud to be a part of the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina. Micaville is located 4 miles east of Burnsville, 14 miles north of BRP milepost 344 at the intersection of Hwy 80 S and Micaville Loop on the Mt Mitchell Scenic Byway. Parking is available behind our building, in front of the church, and in the old Taylor Togs parking lot. For more information, please call 828-675-0690 or email

Yancey Transportation Authority Trip Schedule (Details)

Exhibit at Mars Hill University Explores a Mother's Art

Artist Martha Skinner will present a first time solo showing of her body of work spanning the 19 years following her daughter's birth. "Living Section Retrospective of My Fertility" runs November 1 through December 15, at Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery. An opening (more)

Toy Giveaway

There will be a Toy Giveaway at Cub Creek Baptist Church Friday December 15th at 7:00pm.  For more information call Angel Willis at 467-2462.

Holiday Open House & Piano Recital (Details)

Home for Christmas: A Music & Dance Filled Celebration

Home for Christmas, a music and dance-filled celebration of classic family holiday traditions, will be presented by Appalachian Dance Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3:00 p.m. at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. Seats may be reserved in advance on or may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 828-765-0448 or e-mail

The Not-So-Silent Night: Christmas Play

"The Not-So-Silent Night" Christmas Play will be presented at South Estatoe Baptist Church Sunday morning December 17th at 11:00am.  Everyone is invited. 

Christmas Play "The Sacrifice"

Cherith Brook Baptist Church will perform their Christmas Play "The Sacrifice" Sunday December 17th at 6:00pm. Everyone is welcome.

Classic Movie Club to Screen "It's a Wonderful Life"

The Classic Movie Club has selected the all time favorite Christmas classic “It's A Wonderful Life” to get everyone into the spirit of the season and will be screening the movie Monday December 18th at 7:00pm at the Yancey Theatre. This 1946 movie, directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Thomas Mitchell, tells the story of George Bailey the manager of a small town savings and loan. On Christmas eve we find him a broken man and through some unfortunate events, that were no fault of his own, wishing he had never been born and contemplating suicide. He is saved by his bumbling guardian angel who shows him what life would have been like had he never truly been born. It's A Wonderful Life” is a wonderful Christmas gift we have all been given by Frank Capra. An enduring classic that is viewed and loved by generation after generation. Everyone is invited to join in the fun of stepping back in time and viewing this truly classic film once again on the big screen. As always there are no ticket sales for these events but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information call 682-2609. (view trailer)

Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Food Distribution

The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry is going to be open with free food for those in need of food assistance on Thursday December 21st from 11:00am to 1:00 pm.  The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  For more information call Connie McMahan at 284-1666 .

TRAC Opens "Conversions" at Burnsville Gallery

Mary Ruth Webb is an artist. Her show Conversions will mark the end of the year at the Toe River Arts Burnsville Gallery with an expressive display of determination, and talent. This final 2017 exhibition begins Saturday, November 25, and culminates Saturday, December 30. Webb (more)

Mitchell Substitute Teacher Training (Details)

Zoe & Cloyd Headline Rescheduled Winter's Tune Concert

Looking for some warm tunes on a cold mountain night? On Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., Zoe & Cloyd will be fiddling and harmonizing at the annual Winter's Tune concert hosted by Mars Hill University's Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. (more)

Poverty Simulation Event (Details)

43rd Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell & Marion (Details)

Left Behind in the High Country: Suicide Loss Support Group (Details)

Celebrate Recovery

Bear Creek Baptist Church welcomes you to Celebrate Recovery Thursdays at 7:00pm; offering hope and help from addiction through Christ.  Bear Creek Baptist Church is located at 327 Bear Creek Church Road in Bakersville. For directions or more information call 688-4331.

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

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.