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Help Hurricane Victims of NC (Details)

Mtn Heritage Citrus Sale (Details)


Heritage Music Dept Fall Concerts

The MHHS Music Department will be presenting two upcoming concerts. OnTuesday, October 25 at 7:30pm, the Advanced Choral Ensemble will present a concert at the First Baptist Church of Burnsville. It will be an evening of excellent musicianship, and you are sure (more)

7th Annual Next Step College and Career Fair

Mountain Heritage High School will be having their 7th Annual Next Step College and Career Fair in the gymn Wedneday October 26th from 8:15am-11:00am.  Area businesses and organizations are invited to come and show their support for our youth by participating and sharing career information with over 740 students.  For more information contact Ben Varney by email at or school phone at 682-6103.

Support Local Restaurants and Habitat - Dine and Donate

Enjoy local, international, and award-winning cuisine in Mitchell and Yancey counties great restaurants and support Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity.  Select from these local establishments and be a part of  “ Dine and Donate” Thursday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct.30.   Each restaurant will contribute a portion of their sales from the weekend. Plan to dine out (more)

Red Ribbon Week to Feature National Speaker

Since its inception in 1988, millions of people around the world have participated in the National Red Ribbon Campaign – and local youth are no exception. The highlight of this year’s Red Ribbon Week festivities will be a series of fun, youth-oriented presentations at local middle schools.  Ty Sells, a nationally acclaimed speaker from Youth to Youth International with more than (more)

Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule (Details)

Clothesline Project Scheduled for October 27

The shirts that will hang from lines stretched in front of Mars Hill University's Pittman Dining Hall later this month will not represent poor housekeeping by college students, but rather will represent an awareness of an often hidden problem: domestic violence. Mars Hill holds its annual Clothesline Project onThursday, October 27, 2016. Students decorate T-shirts to represent individuals who (more)

MCC Trick or Treat Spooktacular 10/27 (Details)

Burnsville Elementary Fall Festival 10/27

Burnsville Elementary School would like to invite you to attend our Fall Festival on October 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm. There will be food, games, haunted house and a silent auction.

2016 Candidate Forum

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce will present their 2016 Candidate Forum Thursday October 27th at 6:00pm at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville.  The public is invited to attend.  Candidates invited include those running for Mitchell County Board of Education, Mitchell County Board of Commissioners, NC Senate District 24 and NC House District 85.  For more information call the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce at 828-765-9033.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Food Pantry Re-Opens

Mt Pleasant Baptist Church Food Pantry will reopen on Friday Oct 28 at 12:30 pm, and will be open twice a month to serve any one in need of food.  The church is located at 129 Schronce Creek in Burnsville.  For more information call 828-678-1456.

South Toe Elementary Fall Festival

It's that time of year for another exciting Fall Festival at South Toe Elementary! This year our most successful and fun annual fundraiser will take place on Friday October 28th beginning at 5pm at our lovely school. Unlimited children's games, organized activities, and prizes will take place from 5pm till 7pm for $5 per child. Children will be allowed to dress up in costumes but no masks or weapons of any kind will be allowed. While the kids are enjoying themselves, adults may participate in the silent auction. There will be a pizza meal served in the cafeteria beginning at 5pm. Each meal will consist of pizza, salad, dessert, and a drink for $6. The live auction, led by the very popular man in the top hat himself Jeff Goodman, will begin promptly at 7pm. He is guaranteed to entertain you while you bid on high quality items and experiences. Our school is so fortunate to be supported by wonderful businesses and artists who donate so generously each year! Big auction items this year are Bristol Motor Speedway Tickets, Dollywood tickets, trampoline park admissions, ceramic and glass art, meals at great restaurants, and jewelry, just to list a few items. (**There will also be raffle tickets on sell for cash prizes!) We look forward to seeing you on Friday October 28!!!

Trunk or Treat

Shoal Creek Baptist Church will be having a Trunk or Treat event Saturday October 29th from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  They will be filling bags with treats and the good news of Jesus Christ.

Haunted House to Benefit Parkway Playhouse Jr.

The air is crisp, pumpkins are everywhere, and Halloween is right around the corner. This fall, Parkway Playhouse will be creating its first ever haunted house fundraiser to benefit the theatre’s educational programming and support students attending the Junior Theatre Festival. This family-friendly spook fest will be taking place just off the Burnsville square at Mountain Medical Arts, 2 (more)

Pensacola Fall Festival

Please join the Pensacola community for the Annual Fall Festival on October 31st from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Pensacola Fire Station on Highway 197 South. There will be food, drinks, games, cakewalk, and of course LOTS of candy!! Everyone is welcome- young and old! 

First Annual Haunted Halloween at the Orchard at Altapass

The Orchard at Altapass invites you to join them for their first annual Haunted Halloween from 6:30pm until 9:00pm on Monday, October 31! Ticket prices are: 3 and under Free 4 - 12 years $3.00 13 – 64 years $5.00 65 and up $3.00 Tickets include: Ghost stories on the back deck (all ages), Haunted Hayrides (ages 13+), Entry into our costume contest (prizes!),Caramel apples, Halloween trivia starting at 7:00, Trick-or-Treat from 6:30 – 8:00, and more! Hayrides will run from 6:30 until 8:30, 20 person max. per ride. Please call ahead to reserve a spot by calling 828.765.9531. The Orchard at Altapass is located at 1025 Orchard Road, in Spruce Pine, NC.  

Classic Horror Film at Movie Theater Halloween Night

Load up on crosses, stakes and garlic and come to the Yancey Theatre October 31st 7:00pm,Halloween night for the BLT Classic Movie Club's screening of “Nosferatu” (Symphony of horror). This 1921 classic horror film with it's eerie gothic feel and the chilling performance of Max Schreck who brought to the role an eerie presence that has never been equaled and haunts the mind long after the film is over. “ Nosferatu” is the most copied film in the history of cinema and set the templet for all horror films that followed. It still remains one of those few milestone films that everyone should see at least once. Everyone is invited to join with the BLT Classic Movie Club at the Yancey Theatre Monday October 31st 7:00pm for the screening of this truly classic movie. Just remember not to come alone. As always there are no ticket sales for these events but your donations are greatly appreciated. For more information call 682-2609 or (view trailer)

Learning from Columbine and Other Community Tragedies

How do people recover and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of tragedy? That's a question Carolyn Lunsford Mears has explored since the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado -- an event of which her son is a survivor. She'll speak on the topic of life-threatening events and the promotion of recovery on November 1, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., in Broyhill Chapel at Mars (more)

Clothing Giveaway

Cub Creek Baptist Church in Bakersville will be having a Clothing Giveaway Friday and Saturday November 4th and 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm in their Fellowship Hall.  For more information call Angel Willis at 828-467-2462.


South Estatoe Baptist Church, located on Highway 80 South, will be holding a Bazaar Friday and Saturday November 4th and 5th.  It will be held on Friday from 12:00 noon until 7:00pm and Saturday from 6:00am-2:00pm with breakfast from 6:00am-9:00am.

Ray Hughes at High Pastures in November

Ray Hughes, founder of Selah Ministries, has been in full time ministry for over forty years, having received his Doctorate of Divinity in 1996.  He travels in the US and internationally as a speaker, author, storyteller, singer/songwriter and musicologist.  In addition to his research and teaching expertise, Ray is recognized internationally as a clear prophetic voice. (more)

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

Veteran's Breakfast (Details)

Chili Cook-Off November 5th (Details)


Bee Log Elementary Fundraiser "Kathy's Kause" Nov. 5th

Bee Log Elementary School will be holding a Fundraiser for Mrs. Kathy Fender on Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2016.  The event will take place at the Banquet Hall of the Yancey County Senior Citizens Center .    Events will include a BBQ dinner and silent auction.  The festivities will begin at 2:00 pm and will run throughout the evening.  Mrs. Kathy was the secretary at BLES for 30 years.  The year that she retired, she was diagnosed with melanoma.  She has been fighting a very courageous battle with this disease.  It is the desire of BLES students and staff to show their love and appreciation for Mrs. Kathy through this fundraiser known as “Kathy’s Kause”.  We hope you can make plans to attend.  

Holiday Craft Fair

The Barnardsville Fire Department is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday November 12th beginning at 9am, The Barnardsville Fire Department is located at 100 Dillingham Rd Barnardsville, NC

Fall Pathways Workshops for Local Nonprofits

Two timely topics will round out WNC Nonprofit Pathways’ 2016 offerings presented to the nonprofits in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties.   The first is marketing and the second is succession planning.  Both will be led by seasoned nonprofit leaders. Holly Barrett will teach “Broad-based Marketing for Nonprofits on a Small Budget” on Tuesday, November 15, (more)

Cristina Cordova Exhibition at Penland

The work of ceramic sculptor Cristina Córdova has always been concerned with the human form: the figure and the face, gesture and expression. Her new show at the Penland Gallery—her first solo exhibition in the U.S. since 2011—will present two- and three-dimensional images of her family members along with elements that evoke her native Puerto Rico. Titled CERCA Y LEJOS, the (more)

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. 

Grief Share: Christian Based Support Group

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will be starting a Grief Share, Christian-based support group. The group will meet Thursday starting Thursday October 6th from 6:00pm-8:00pm and will be conducted by Jerry Shelton, Betty Hyleman, and April Doane.  If there is no school, the meeting will not be held.  For more information call 682-6808.

New Knit- Crochet Club (Details)