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The 30th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment and will be held July 27th to August 3rd from 10:00am-6:00pm daily on the fire department grounds located at 12966 South Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine, NC. It features 60 dealers from all over the world with gem stones, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, beads and lots more. If it is made of stone, you should be able to find it here. There will be a BBQ on Saturday to raise the funds for new equipment. It is really good food. Come help out the fire department. Admission and parking are FREE. Contact: Donna Collis at 828-765-5519 email@example.com Roger Frye at 828-766-6136
Black and White and Books. An exhibition featuring the B&W photographs of Steve Buettner and bookarts from Kathy Steinsberger, Serey Andree, and Marcia Watt will begin on June 28 at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery, 102 W. Main Street. The exbibit will continue through August 1. For more information, visit the website, www.toeriverarts.org or call 828.682.7215
Hey Wildcats! Just a reminder that the South Toe Elementary school library will be open on Wednesdayafternoons from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. through August 6th. Ms. Howell has planned lots of fun activities for these sessions and you can check out books to enjoy during summer break! Escape to other worlds through the wonder of reading! Just enter the door . . . through the South Toe Elementary Library.
Spruce Pine is the host to three Gem Shows, really living up to the name, the Mineral City. The NC Mineral & Gem Festival will be at the Spruce Pine Commons Shopping Center in the former Food Lion building this year. Thursday, July 31st through Sunday, August 3rd. The doors open to the public Thursday, Friday, & Saturday morning at 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and on Sunday at 12:30 pm until 5:00 pm. Admission is Adults $3, Children under 10 get in free. Thursday is Senior Citizens Day and their admission is $1. Sunday is Mitchell County Day and admission for residents is $1. The Festival will feature gem, jewelry, and mineral dealers from across the country showcasing their merchandise to fit every budget. Starting on Sunday, July 27th, the 30th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is sponsored by the Parkway Fire and Rescue. Located at 12966 Hwy 226 S, this outdoor show will feature over 60 vendors displaying their merchandise. The show is open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm daily and runs through Sunday, August 3rd. There is no charge for admission. Also this week the Wholesalers Show at the Cross Street Commerce Center. located at 31 Cross Street in Spruce Pine, this show will feature 12 vendors displaying their merchandise. The show is open from Thusday through Sunday and runs 10:00 am until 6:00 pm Thursday through Saturday and 10:00 am until 3:00 pm on Sunday. For more information, check out www.glwshows.com and don't forget to bring your business license!
Mitchell County Transportation will be providing FREE shuttles to all three Mineral and Gem Shows this week. You park and ride. Enjoy the Cool in door Mineral and Gem show then leave your vehicle parked for free at Old Food Lion parking area and ride a free shuttle to Parkway Fire and Rescue for the outdoor show. Also shuttle will be running to the Cross Street Center where the Whole Sale show will be taking place. Shuttles running constantly to all three shows.
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be sponsoring a quilt show July 31 through Aug. 3rd. There will be over 60 quilts on display in the large meeting room of the Town Center in Burnsville. Admission is $3.00. Hours are from 9 to 5 Thursday and Friday, 8:30 to 5 Sat. and 12 noon to 5 on Sunday. (**Tickets for the raffle quilt will be also be sold. They are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. The raffle quilt be also be on display and the drawing will take place the 2nd Tuesday in November at the regular meeting.) Proceeds from the show (**and quilt raffle) go to funding charitable projects such as quilts for veterans and Project Linus, which provides quilts for children in times of stress such as house fires and automobile wrecks.
The 58th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held Friday and Saturday August 1st and 2nd from 9:00am-5:00pm on the Burnsville Town Square. Enjoy Arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. Admission is free. Yancey County Transportation Authority vans will provide shuttle pickups at Roses, Ingles, and Fred's parking lots for the Crafts Fair. For more information or vendor application call 682-7413, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.yanceychamber.com/craft-fair/.
The 58th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is held on the Town Square in Burnsville on August 1-2, 2014. With approximately 200 juried crafts, this event more than qualifies as a craft shopper’s paradise, as evidenced by the over twenty-five thousand people who attend this event each year searching for those special, one-of-a-kind items created by artisans from across the Blue (more)
Burnsville Wine and ..., at 525 West Main Street, will host a wine tasting to benefit the Traditional Voices Group on Friday, August 1, from 4 until 7 PM. Join us for great wines, hors d'oeuvres, and live music, provided by Ragged but Right and friends. Cost is $10 at the door or buy ticket in advance at the Chamber of Commerce or at the stage on the Square during the Crafts Fair on Friday. Traditional Voices Group collects stories from mountain neighbors and produces RiddleFest each year to honor the memory of Yancey County musician Lesley Riddle. For more information call 682-9654.
Come on out to the flea market this Saturday morning and every Saturdaymorning at Tipton Hill. If you have things to sell, see Curly and he can give you a place to set up your table or he’ll get you fixed with a table to display the things you have to sell. You can set up any time from 7:00 on. If you want to shop, come on by to see what bargains you can find! We’ll be there from 7:00 until the last person leaves. Sponsored by the Tipton Hill Foundation.
Saturdays are Super in 2014 with the continuation of the children's Appalachian Heritage program at the Orchard at Altapass through August 9, from 10:30am to noon, we will offer a different heritage activity every week for children ages 6 to (more)
One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at theGrassy Creek Baptist Church, located in Spruce Pine, NC, on Sunday, August 3. The Quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony during the 10:30am service. (more)
MHHS will have an Open House for each grade level before the first day of school, August 18. During Open House, parents and students can make schedule adjustments, pick up school-issued Chromebook, and receive PowerSchool information. (more)
Please take notice that the Town of Burnsville City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, 7 August 2014 at 5:45 p.m. in the Board Room of the second floor of the Town Hall in Burnsville. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an amendment to the Sign Ordinance. A draft of the proposed sign ordinance amendment will be available in the office of the Town Clerk. The public is invited to attend and be heard.
The public will take notice that the Town Council of the Town of Burnsville has called a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. on August 7, 2014 in the upstairs boardroom at the Town Hall on the question of annexing the following described territory, requested by petition filed pursuant to G.S. 160A-31: (more)
Mike Brown Ford/Subaru will host a Pet Adoption event for Mitchell County Animal Rescue on August 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. Stop by Mike Brown Ford/Subaru during the event to see a selection of animals who are looking for their forever home. Volunteers from Mitchell County Animal Shelter will be there to assist you.
All substitute teachers in Mitchell County Schools are required to attend a mandatory training session at the Mitchell County Board of Education scheduled for Thursday August 14th from 1:00pm-2:00pm. There is a make up date scheduled for Thursday September 11th from 1:00pm-2:00pm. All substitutes are encouraged to attend the first session since completion of this training is required prior to substituting next year.
Join us for the first FFA Antique Tractor Show on August 16 from 8:00-4:00 at Mountain Heritage High School. This rain or shine event will feature antique tractors, lawn tractors, and engines – and even some antique cars and trucks! The show will also include exhibits and (more)
Recently named Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the year at the Annual Diamond Awards. With almost 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. They will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center Saturday, August, 23 at 7:30pm. Tickets are adults
"An American Rhapsody" Starring Brian Gurl and Co-starring violin virtuoso Carlann Evans will take to the stage of the Burnsville Town Center Saturday August 30th at 7:30pm. Get ready for some stunningly beautiful violin playing and an exciting array of Broadway, blues and Celtic music as Brian & Carlann, together with bass and drums, take the audience on a journey of joy celebrating America and some of it's musical roots. Tickets are $30 in Section A, and $20 in Section B. For more information call 682-7209.
The Harris High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th Reunion on September 20, 2014, at the Spruce Pine Fire Department from 1PM until 6PM. Drinks and snacks will be served. Donations are requested to defray the cost of this event. Mail donations to Diane Davenport Pritchard at 1535 Brushy Creek Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Contacts locally are: Suzanne Dayton and Diane Pritchard (828-765-7575). Please call soon to make your reservations.
Mountain Heritage Class of 1984 will be having a 30 Year Reunion, on Saturday, September 20th at the Burnsville Town Center from 6:00 - 11:00pm. If you or someone you know attended school in Yancey Co. with any former classmates during this era, you are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jeanne Hopson Proffitt at 828-284-5366 or email Jeanne.email@example.com, or Laura Mathis
The 1st Annual Grassy Creek Fall Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment. It will be held October 16th-19th from 10:00-6:00m daily on the grounds of the fire department located at 12966 South Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine, NC. It features dealers from all over the world with gem stones, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, beads and lots more. If it is made of stone, you should be able to find it here. Admission and parking are FREE. Contact: Donna Collis at 828-765-5519 firstname.lastname@example.org or Roger Frye at 828-766-6136. Directions from US19E: Take US19E from the north or south to Spruce Pine, NC and turn south on Hwy 226 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go approximately 3 miles to 12966 South Hwy 226 at the Parkway Fire and Rescue fire station on the right. Directions from Hwy 226: From Marion, NC, follow Hwy 226 north to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go under the Parkway and go approximately 2 miles to 12966 South Hwy 226 at the Parkway Fire and Rescue fire station on the left. From Bakersville, NC, follow Hwy 226 south and cross US19E and go 3 miles south on Hwy 226 to the Parkway Fire and Rescue station at 12966 South Hwy 226 on the left.
Did you attend South Toe Elementary? Whether you attended for one year or all six years we want to hear from you. South Toe Elementary is turning 62 this year and we are looking for all alumni as well as teachers, administration and staff. Be kept up to date on Wildcat happenings as well as receiving invitations to special events. It's as easy as contacting us at SouthToePTO@gmail.com. Just leave your name, mailing address and email address. You can also call the school at 675-4321. We will not redistribute your information. Go Wildcats!
The Yancey County Humane Society is offering Yancey County residents Free cat/kitten spay/neuter surgeries. This includes rabies vaccination (if needed). Call the animal shelter at 682-9510 for more information. Additional information is also available at the Yancey Humane Society's Barkin' Basement Resale Shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am - 3:00pm during store donation drop-off and sale hours.
Free Spay / Neuter Services are available to citizens of Mitchell County through the Mitchell County Animal Rescue. To qualify for free services dogs must be 6 months old and live outdoors. Other discount priced services are available for younger and indoor dogs. Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations will be available for $10 dollars each. Micro chipping is also available for $25. Call the animal rescue at 765-6952 for more information.
Burnsville’s legendary Parkway Playhouse’s 68th Season is a lineup of plays and musicals that include classics, comedies, premieres of NC classics, and a wild swashbuckling adventure; all to take place in the the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre building located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Artistic Director, Andrew Gall, announced six productions, two of (more)
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.
The Town of Burnsville's Design Review Committee has established a schedule for it's regular meetings as follows: all regular meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Burnsville Town Hall.
Intermountain Head Start is currently recruiting preschool children for the present school year and for the school year 2014-2015 that will begin in August. Head Start, a child development program under the direction of Health and Human Services, is designed for children 3-5 years of age from income eligible families and is tailored.
Do you have one hour you can volunteer to deliver a hot meal to a homebound senior citizen The Mitchell County Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels Program is in extreme need for volunteers. Can you help? Do you know someone that can help? Please call the Center at 688-3019.
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.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #58 is now offering brick pavers at the new Mitchell County Courthouse at the Veterans Dedication site. Brick pavers can have up to 32 characters if you would like to purchase a brick and place the name of a veteran or a loved one the cost is $35 and all proceeds will go to DAV Chapter #58. For more information or to order call 828-263-3756.
The Mitchell County Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans is collecting faded, tattered and torn American and any state flags for proper disposal. Please bring any flags to the Mitchell County Senior Center in Ledger. They will occasionally have a proper decommissioning and disposal ceremony. You may bring flags at any time. This is an ongoing service.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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", 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)
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 www.stopaddiction.com.
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
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 www.stopaddiction.com or call 800-468-6933 to receive free counseling, referrals and assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction today!
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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.
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.
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 yard...food items left outside will attract wild (more)
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.
The Yancey 4-H Friends, governor one on one volunteer program needs your help. They need Volunteers, men and women, who can be a role model for referred youth. It only takes 2 hours a week to make a big difference in friends life. Call 682-6186 or 682-6393 and ask for Bob.
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 .........
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.
* 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....
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 ......
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.
W.A.M.Y. Community Action's Micro-Loan Program is established for women, minorities, low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners or other interested persons. Contact Catherine Bare in the Boone office at (828)264-2421 or David Wiseman in the Burnsville office at (828)682-6618 ext. 15, or in the Spruce Pine office 828-766-9150.