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Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule (Details)

Toys for Tots at Blossman Gas

Burnsville Blossman Gas, Appliance and Service located at 2138 West Hwy 19E in Burnsville is partnering with Toys for Tots in a holiday toy drive now through December 15. If you bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots bin along with your20# propane gas cylinder Blossman will fill it for $5.00. New, unwrapped toys are needed for ages 6 months up to 13 years. (more)

Angel Tree at the Reconciliation House

The Reconciliation House is hosting an Angel Tree from now until December 16th for needy local families that signed up for assistance.  Each angel on the tree represents a child age 12 and younger that needs your help in order to have a nice Christmas.  Stop by, select a name off the tree, grant their wish and return the unwrapped gift by December 16th. For more details call The Reconciliation House at 682-7251.

Yancey County Shop with a Cop (Details)

Mitchell House Angel Tree

Mitchell House invites you to stop by their location on Highway 226 South of Spruce Pine and select an Angel from their Angel Tree.  Each angel represents a resident at the facility.  On the back of each angel there is a list of a resident's wants and needs.  Stop by and pick up an Angel today.

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

Christmas Party for Camp Funshine

A Christmas Party for Camp Funshine will be held Tuesday December 1st from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Burnsville Town Center.  Meal is provided.  Please bring a dessert to share.

Special Meeting of Public Art Design Board (Details)

High Peaks Hosts Info Meeting on Forest Service Management Plan Dec. 3

The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will host an informational meeting on the U.S. Forest Service’s revision of its Management Plan and the plan’s impact on Yancey County’s Black Mountain Range on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Yancey County Library. High  Peaks board member Jake Blood will give a presentation on how the (more)

Who Is New on the TRAC Tour This Year

For over 20 years, the TRAC Studio Tours have encouraged artist participation. Each tour features over 100 artists and galleries. This year there are 109 artists in 58 studios. It’s a self-jurying event, open to any artist with a studio or showing in a studio in the two county area. And (more)

Yancey County DSS Board Meeting

The Yancey County Department of Social Services Board Meeting will be held on Friday December 4, 2015 at 11:00am.  The location of the meeting will be in the Department of Social Services' Building in the office of Director Rick Tipton.

Santa Claus Comes to Town

Bring your children to meet Santa Clause, have their picture made, and get their treat bag along with cookies and hot chocolate Friday December 4th from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Burnsville Town Center.  For more information call the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce at 682-7413.

From the Manger to the Cross: Outdoor Demonstration (Details)

Traditional Mountain Music Concert at MHU

Advance tickets are now on sale for a special evening of traditional mountain music December 4, 2015, at 7 pm in Broyhill Chapel on the campus of Mars Hill University. The concert, called Winter's Tune: Music to Warm an Appalachian Night, is hosted by the Liston B. Ramsey (more)

Free Christmas Concert at MHU

The Mars Hill University Department of Music will present its annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 4, 7:30 pm in Moore Auditorium. Featured ensembles will include the College Wind Symphony, College Choir, and Women’s Ensemble. Repertoire will include the Britten Ceremony of Carols, The Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols (featuring soloist and recent graduate Dalton Woody) as well as many audience favorites of the holiday season. Everyone is invited to attend free of charge.

The Year of The Perfect Christmas Tree

Parkway Playhouse and Mountain Heritage High School have a long history of working together.  Whether it has been offering student performances and tickets to productions; or making the high school auditorium  available for rehearsals and performances; and lending (more)

MHU Bailey Mountain Cloggers to Host Dance Workshop

The Bailey Mountain Cloggers – the 21-time national champion dance team from Mars Hill University -- will offer a Clogging & Southern Appalachian Dance Workshop on Saturday, December 5, from 9 am until 12 noon in the studios of McConnell Hall on the Mars Hill campus.
The cost for the workshop will be $10 at the door and dancers at all levels of (more)

Burnsville Christmas Parade

Come help us celebrate "100 years of Christmas on Mt. Mitchell" at the Burnsville Christmas Parade Saturday December 5th at 3:00pm in Downtown Burnsville.  For more information call the Yancey County Chamber of Commerce at 682-7413.

Bakersville Christmas Parade

Bakersville's annual Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 5th at 6:00pm.  This year's theme is a "A Child is Born". Floats & other participants should assemble at Gouge School at 4pm.  For more information, contact Town Hall at 688-2113.

5th Annual Christmas Drive Through Pageant

Gabriels Creek Baptist Church, located at 111 Gabriels Creek Church Road in Mars Hill, will be having their 5th Annual Live Christmas Drive Through Pageant Saturday December 5th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  Come to Bethlehem and see the 5th live, outside drive-through presentation of Christ from the comfort and warmth of your vehicle. See the angel visiting Mary, where the Savior's birth took place and live scenes from the ministry of Jesus. Witness Jesus carrying His cross to Golgotha and His ascension into heaven as well as tour Bethlehem Village as it might have looked in Jesus' day.  For more information call 828-682-6755 or email

Christmas Concert

Everyone is invited to a Christmas Concert this coming Saturday night December 5th at Bowman Middle School Auditorium at 6:30pm directly following the Bakersville Christmas Parade. We will have singing, guitar picking, banjos, mandolins, etc...all playing the Songs of the Season!  Rhonda Gouge and Roan Mountain Rain will be performing along with some of the best young musicians of our region as our special guests.  This concert is sponsored by the Town of Bakersville and it's free!

Free Help for Seniors with Medicare Enrollment

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D and Advantage Plans began October 15 and will run thru December 7.  Appointments are being scheduled at the Yancey Senior Center for free, unbiased counseling thru the SHIIP Program (Senior's Health Insurance Information Program).  We are not affiliated with any insurance company and do not endorse any company.  Call 682-6011 for an appointment.

15th Annual Presentation of Story of Jesus in Music and Drama

West Burnsville Baptist Church will present their 15th Annual Christmas Pageant December 3 - 6. Performances are at 7 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. The pageant includes a concert with familiar Christmas carols, followed by the majestic presentation, through drama and music, of the birth, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  The church is located in Burnsville one mile west of the town square on West Burnsville Church Road. Reservations for groups of six or more may be made by calling 828-675-4729. All performances are free!

Christmas Program: "The Best Present of All"

Youngs Chapel FWB Church will be having their Christmas Program on Sunday December 6th at 6:00pm.  Get in the Christmas spirit as their youth present "The Best Present of All".

Yancey Board of Education Schedule of Meetings (Details)


Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment Assistance

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D and Advantage Plans began October 15 and will run thru December 7.  Appointments are being scheduled at the Yancey Senior Center for free, unbiased counseling thru the SHIIP Program (Senior's Health Insurance Information Program).  We are not affiliated with any insurance company and do not endorse any company.  Call 682-6011 for an appointment.

Medicare Part D Annual Enrollment

Your health needs change from year to year, and the benefits and costs of your health plan may change each year, too. That’s why it’s important to evaluate your Medicare choices every year. The Annual Election Period is the one time of year when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2016. Take advantage of the Annual Election Period, and you may be able to save money, improve your coverage or both. The Annual Election Period starts on Oct.15—and lasts seven full weeks—to give you enough time to review and make changes to your Medicare coverage. You will need to make your final selection for next year's Medicare coverage by Dec. 7 to ensure that your coverage can begin without interruption on Jan.1. SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance and offers free, unbiased information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. In addition to helping Medicare beneficiaries compare and enroll in plans during the Annual Election Period, SHIIP counselors can help people find out if they are eligible for Medicare cost savings programs. For more information about SHIIP or to schedule a time to meet with a counselor during the Medicare Annual Election Period call the Mitchell County Extension Center at 828-688-4811.

Silent Wreath Auction

A Silent Wreath Auction will be held on December 8th  at Madison Health and Rehab.This will be a fun event with holiday music, delectable goodies and drink for tasting and a chance to win a beautifully decorated wreath!  All of the wreaths will be on display in the lobby area of Madison Health and Rehab prior to the event.  The monies from the auctioned wreaths will then be donated to Neighbors in Need and Operation Santa!

First Responders Appreciation Dinner (details)

Holiday Workshops at Burnsville TRAC

It’s beginning to look a lot like...and it’s time for some holiday workshops for kids with local artist Cassie Floan. This year she’s bringing a little bit of the winter magic to the Burnsville TRAC Gallery on both December 9 and the 12th for kids ages 4 and up. (more)

Christmas Party at Tipton Hill School

Santa is coming to Tipton HIll School Friday Dec.11,2015 from 6-9pm. Bradshaw Fire Dept. is hosting the party. Free refreshments for everyone. Come and have a great time with Santa and his elves.

Improv Comedy Returns to Nu Wray Inn

Get ready to laugh! Parkway Playhouse’s teen improv comedy troupe, Get the Hook,  will return to the Nu Wray Inn on December 11 and 12 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available at the door and are $5.00 each.  The Nu Wray Inn will be serving food and drinks at the performance.  For more  

Toy Giveaway

There will be a Toy Giveaway at Cub Creek Baptist Church on Saturday December 12th from 9:00am-12:00 noon.  For more information call Angel Willis at 467-2462.

Christmas Recital by Roberta Whiteside

Vians Valley Presbyterian Church will host a Christmas Recital by Roberta Whiteside Saturday December 12th at 3:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  The church is located off of 226 past Loafers Glory on Mine Creek Road. For more complete directions or details call Florence at 688-4928.

Annual Candlelight Memorial Service

The local chapter of The Compassionate Friends will be holding their Annual Candlelight Memorial Service on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 3pm at the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church. The Compassionate Friends is a support group for parents, siblings and grandparents who have experienced the loss of a child of any age from any circumstance.  Families are welcome to participate in this service even if they are not able to attend the monthly group meetings. Please bring a picture and/or memento to be placed on the memorial table during the service. There will be a time for refreshments and fellowship following the candlelight service. Please contact Tressa Dayton 828-765-4889 or Teresa Emory 828-284-2287 if you are interested in attending or need more information.

Christmas Play "This Man Jesus" at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will present their Christmas Play, "This Man Jesus", Saturday December 12th at 6pm with an encore presentation on Sunday, December 13th at 6pm. Pastor Darrin Waldroup and the congregation invites everyone to attend.

Toe River Chamber Ensemble Annual Holiday Concert

The Toe River Chamber Ensemble invites the public to their Annual Holiday Concert at 7PM on Tuesday, December 15 at the First Baptist Church on the Burnsville Square. The concert is FREE and open to the public and will feature several well-known classical favorites and some more contemporary selections. It is going to be a holiday night for all from centuries old folk tunes such (more)

Christmas Play

Cub Creek and Red Hill Baptist Churches are joining together to perform a Christmas Play and will be presented Saturday December 19th at 7pm at Cub Creek Baptist Church and Sunday December 20th at 7pm at Red Hill Baptist Church.

MItchell County Adult Rec. League Basketball

Mitchell County Parks and Recreation is now seeking Adult Men's Basketball teams to play in a new adult league that will begin play in January.  Games will be played at Bowman Middle School.  Teams will be required to pay a $350 registration fee.  Deadline to register is January 4, 2016.  To register or to request more information call 688-5901.

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.  

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.