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Find Funding for Your Church, Mission or Non-Profit

Funding For Good will be conducting four grant-writing workshops throughout North Carolina in January and February.  If you are new to grant writing or research, or find yourself with experience writing grants without receiving funding, this is the class for you. With the current economic climate, grant funding has become more competitive and vital to the success of non-profits. Visit (more)

Yancey County Sheriff's Office 6th Annual "Shop With a Cop"

The Yancey County Sheriff's Office is preparing for the Sixth Annual "Shop with a Cop" on December 8th, 2014.  This program benefits underprivileged children who, without this event, may not enjoy a joyful Christmas season. Children are selected from each school and get to enjoy a day of shopping at Walmart as well as a special lunch.  To donate: You may drop off donations to the Yancey County Sheriff's Office or mail check to: Yancey County Sheriff's Office/Shop with a Cop, P.O. Box 6, Burnsville, NC 28714.  You can also stop by the State Employees Credit Union and ask to donate to the "Shop With a Cop" account.

Mtn Heritage Citrus Sales Going On Now (Details)

Annual Wreath Fundraiser

The Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for Children will once again be selling fresh Fraser Fir wreaths as a fundraiser for the Imagination Library! Through the Imagination Library, young children in Mitchell and Yancey counties receive a FREE book in the mail, every month from birth through their 5th birthday.  Since 2006, we’ve given out over 85,000 free books to local (more)

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

The Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week will be November 17-24, 2014. Spruce Pine First Baptist Church, 125 Tappan St., Spruce Pine, NC, will be a Relay Box Drop-Off Center once again. The hours will be from 8:00 am - 6: pm each day.
The Church Phone number is 828-765-9411 to contact for any further information or questions. Rodger and Nancy Hinshaw are the Co-Coordinators of the Center once again this year. In Yancey County Higgins Methodist Church on North Main Street in Burnsville is a Relay Drop-Off Center.  For details call 682-2835.

Christmas Bazaar Continues

Newdale Presbyterian Church will continue their Christmas Bazaar for two more weekends on Friday and Saturday Nov. 21&22 and 28 & 29 beginning at 8 am. Lots of Christmas items and baked goodies. Stop and shop. For more info contact Anita Fortunes at 688-4067.

Upcoming at Mars Hill University (Details)

Parkway Playhouse Jr Presents "Guys and Dolls" 11/21 & 22

Parkway Playhouse Jr., the award winning education and outreach program for elementary, middle, and high school students interested in exploring the performing arts will present two performances of  the musical comedy Guys and Dolls at Mountain Heritage High School’s (more)

Yancey County D.A.V. Meeting

The Yancey County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans will be meeting Saturday November 22nd at 10am at Micaville School.  All members are urged to attend.

Medicare/Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event

A Medicare/Affordable Care Act Enrollment Event will be held Saturday November 22nd from 1:00pm-3:30pm at the Yancey Senior Center, located at 10 Swiss Avenue in Burnsville.  At the event you'll receive free help to enroll in Medicare and free help to apply for the Affordable Care Act with a SHIP volunteer and an ACA Navigator there to help you. For more details you can call the Yancey Senior Center at 682-6011 or Cindy Williams at 208-2465.

High Peaks Hosts Wine Tasting Nov. 22

Celebrate the first taste of the 2014 wine harvest by joining the High Peaks Trail Association for a Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22  at Burnsville Wine and...This free event is open to the public and will be held at 525 West Main Street in the cozy confines of Burnsville’s premiere wine shop. Light snacks will be provided. High Peaks President Jake Blood and his wife Cynthia will host the event, which will feature discussions about wine and wine culture, as well as about our local hiking trails and the club’s plans for 2015.

High Peaks Leads Big Bald Stroll Nov. 23

Join the High Peaks Trail Association Nov. 23 for an easy stroll offering spectacular views from the summit of Big Bald. The group will assemble on the Burnsville Town Square at 1 p.m. Transportation will be provided by a Yancey County van for a donation of $5 per person. No pets are allowed on the vans so if you want to bring your leashed dog you must provide your own transportation. The stroll will be about 1 mile and  will climb about 150 feet.  Dress warmly and bring foul weather gear, along with hats and gloves. Please check the club’s website,, or Facebook page for last-minute changes due to weather. Please RSVP to get a seat on the van by contacting stroll leader Dennis Smith a or call 284-4000.

School Health Advisory Council Set To Meet Nov. 25

The Yancey County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) met this past week to evaluate last year’s activities and plan for future initiatives. Yancey County Schools’ SHAC is a state-mandated group that helps plan, update, implement, promote, and monitor student wellness policy as well as to address other health and nutrition issues within the school system. The council serves as (more)

Bakersville Farmers Market November 25 (details)

Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Sale

The Full Gospel Christian Church at South Toe is sponsoring a pie sale for Thankgiving and want to make your fresh, delicious, homemade pecan pie for Thanksgiving. The price is $10. Place your order by calling 284-0375 or 678-5311 by November 26th.

Noah's Blankets for Hugs

Noah's Blankets for Hugs is taking new or gently used blankets for V.A. hospital, Nursing homes, the infusion labs at Asheville and Spruce Pine, etc., now through November 28th. Donations can include: Quilts or Blankets, fabric to make quilts or a donation to buy items needed.  Everything is greatly appreciated. This is a non-profit group who just wants to show love and help for those in need.  You'll find drop boxes for donations at The Prescription Pad and Sue's Beauty Shop in Burnsville. If you have questions contact either Cindy Williams 828-208-2144 or Sarah Ray at 828-208-5551 or any member of Bible Baptist Church. 

Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule

Yancey County Transportation Authority has the following trips scheduled:
  • November 26th................Gingerbread Houses at the Grove Park ($1 per person for parking)
  • December 5th.................Asheville Mall
  • December 9th.................Hamrick's Bus Week
  • December 19th...............WNC Ag Center for Shadrick's Light Show ($3 per person for van to enter the light show)(leave at 4pm at Senior Center)
Many citizens are eligible for free or reduced fares/rates. For more information call YCTA at 682-6144.

6th Annual Performance of "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't"

The 6th annual performance of Ogden Nash's classic "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" by Burnsville's own Read It & Weep Repertory Theatre will be held Friday November 28th at 10:30am at the Burnsville Town Center.  The play will delight all ages. It is the story of Nicholas Knock, a brave young shepherd who saves Christmas from Prince Evilard and his nasty minions. This year all proceeds benefit Hospice of Yancey. One performance only. Admission is $5 for grownups, $1 for children.  For more information call Lucy Doll at 208-4731 or the Burnsville Town Center at 682-7209.

High Peaks Leads Bird-Watching Stroll Nov. 29

Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on Nov. 29. This park offers the opportunity to see a wide variety of species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or shine. (more)

Santa & Mrs. Claus Coming to Spruce Pine November 29

Santa Claus is coming to town but not without Mrs. Claus.  The Market on Oak in Spruce Pine is announcing two special dates for children to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. On Saturday, November 29, 2014, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Market on Oak for Story Time and milk (more)

Brookside To Hold Beauty Pageants

Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville will be hosting the Little Miss/Mr. and Teen Mr./Miss Brookside beauty pageants.  It will take place on Saturday November 29th at 2pm. All participants will receive a crown/trophy/title and a grand supreme title will be given in each category. All children ages birth-16 are invited to attend. The contestants will be judged in the following categories: evening/casual wear (no glitz dresses), talent and interview.  This is not a preliminary to any other competitions but the winners will be invited to ride on Brookside’s Christmas float in the Burnsville parade. Children and parents may register beginning on Monday, October 6th at Brookside. Please call 828-682-9759and contact Derek Freeman, pageant director/Activity Director for any questions. The cost per child to enter is $10.00. These funds will be allocated to the Resident Activity fund to be used at Christmas and for resident field trips. The deadline to register is November 22nd 2014.

Schedule of Upcoming Blood Drives in the Area (Details)

Christmas Extravaganza November 29! (details)


Spruce Pine Christmas Parade

The Spruce Pine Christmas Parade will be held Saturday November 29th at 6:00pm.  The theme for this year's parade is "Christmas Around the World".  For more information contact the Spruce Pine Kiwanis at 765-1711.

Low Income Energy Assistance

The Yancey County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning on December 1, 2014.  This will be only for household that contain someone who is age sixty years and older or receive assistance through DAADS.  Applications will be taken from 8:30 am until noon at the First Baptist Church on the town square.  They (more)

Burnsville Town Council Public Hearing on Re-Zoning (Details)

14th Annual West Burnsville Baptist Christmas Pageant

The 14th Annual West Burnsville Baptist Church Christmas Pageant, a depiction of the life of Christ in music and drama, begins at 7 PM on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 & 6 and at 3 PM on Sunday, Dec. 7. Reservations are recommended for groups of 6 or more.  For more information or to make a reservation call the church at 682-3990 or call Wanda Harding at 682-7792.

TRAC Studio Tour

Spend a winter weekend during the FREE biannual TRAC Studio Tour, December 5-7. Fri, noon to 4pm; Sat-Sun, 10am to 5pm. This season, over 100 artists will open their studio doors. Step inside to see where, how, and why beautiful arts are created in the Mitchell and Yancey Counties and pick up a gift for you or a friend, a family member.  A reception will be held at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery on Fri, Dec 5, from 5 to 7pm where you can plan your route (participant art displayed geographically) and meet an artist/neighbor. Now in its 21st year, the Tour and reception are totally FREE. For more information, call 828-682-7215 or 828-765-0520 or visit the website,

Burnsville Christmas Parade

The Burnsville Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6 beginning at 3. pm. The theme this year is “Christmas Bells are Ringing.” Stop by the Visitor Center/Chamber Office for entry forms. Entry is free before Friday Nov. 21 and after that date a $10 late fee will be charged. For information call the Chamber office at 682-7413.  

Bakersville Christmas Parade

The Bakersville Christmas Parade will be held Saturday December 6th at 6:00pm.  The theme for their parade is "Christmas Through a Child's Eye".

Santa Claus to Visit Tipton Hill School

Bradshaw Fire Department is having Santa and one of his elves to stop by Tipton Hill School on Saturday December 6th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.  You are welcome to take pictures. There will be refreshments: coffee, hot chocolate, cookies, cakes, and treats for the kids.  Come on by and enjoy fun for the whole family: grownups and children alike. 

Free Christmas Concert with Rhonda Gouge & Roan Mountain Rain

The Town of Bakersville is pleased to present a Free Christmas Concert featuring Rhonda Gouge and Roan Mountain Rain Saturday December 6th at 7:30pm at Bowman Middle School Auditorium, located at 410 South Mitchell Street in Bakersville, NC.  Everyone is welcome.

Medicare Part D Signup Assistance

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 2015. Take advantage of the Annual Election Period, and you may be able to save money, improve your coverage or both. The Annual Election Period started 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 Contact the Mitchell County Extension Center to speak with a SHIIP volunteer concerning your plan for the upcoming year. Call 828-688-4811 to make an appointment.

Christmas Pageant at Gabriels Creek Baptist Church

Gabriels Creek Baptist Church in Mars Hill will present their Christmas Pageant, depicting the life of Christ from the Annunciation to the Ascension, Saturday and Sunday December 6th and 7th from 6:00pm-8:00pm.  The pageant includes scenes from the life of Christ from the Angel's visit to Mary through His ascension into heaven.  The drama is held outside and is presented by a live cast along with live animals.   Guests drive around the church cemetery through Bethlehem Village and do not have to exit their vehicles.  This is the fourth annual production with new scenes added each year.  The event is free and no reservations are required.  Gabriels Creek Baptist Church is located only 4 miles from Highway 19/23, exit 11, at 111 Gabriels Creek Church Road in Mars Hill. For more information call 682-6755 or email Sylvia Murphey at

Photographic Exhibit by Meghan Thomas

Shattering stereotypes is the focus of a new photographic exhibition at Weizenblatt Gallery on the campus of Mars Hill University. Meghan Thomas, a senior from Marion, VA, is the artist behind the exhibition, which will be open from November 10 through December 12, with an opening reception on Wednesday, November 12 from 6 to 8 pm.  The gallery is open from
10 am – 4 (more)

Exhibit at Burnsville TRAC Gallery

Beginning November 8 and continuing through December 15, the TRAC Gallery in Burnsville will host an exhibit entitled, “Then and Now.” Back in 1993, the Toe River Arts Council joined with some entrepreneurial artists who opened their studios on a weekend before the holidays. Thirty-nine artists participated in that TRAC event the first weekend in December. Some of them have moved out of the area; some changed their focus, but today, 18 are still “doing” the studio tour. Burnsville will recognize their commitment with a showcase of some of the work they created over twenty years ago to pieces they create today. The Burnsville Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30 to 5PM. For more information, call 828-682-7215.

Grand Ole Opry Christmas Show (Details)

Mitchell FBLA Community Clothing Drive (Details)

Playhouse Announces 2015 Season

Parkway Playhouse Artistic Director announced Parkway Playhouse’s 2015 season at a private event celebrating the accomplishments of volunteers, board members, students, and artists.  The announcement included six main stage productions five Parkway Playhouse Jr. student productions.  The season will also include a holiday production, the title of which will be announced at (more)

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.

Yancey Humane Society Memorial & Honorary Paver Project (Details)


Free Spay/Neuter Services for Outdoor Dogs

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.

Free Cat & Kitten Spay / Neuter Surgeries

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.

Parkway Playhouse 68th Season Lineup

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)

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.  

Burnsville's Design Review Committee Schedule

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.

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.

Yancey 4-H Friends

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.

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. 

W.A.M.Y.'s Micro-Loan Program **

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.