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Jim Edwards, Ag Task Force member and farmer, exchanges ideas with farmers Billy and Becky Bryant and Cathy and Joe Byrd about ways to improve their income. The final meeting to seek input from farmers is May 31 at Burnsville Town Center at 6 p.m. Includes a free barbecue (more)
The Mountain Heritage High School Advanced Choir will be presenting their final concert of the year on Tuesday May 31 at 7:30pm. It will take place at the First Baptist Church of Burnsville (on the square). Admission is free, but any donations will go towards purchasing new music for the ensemble. It is sure to be an evening of impressive music and talented musicians. Come out and support these fine students!
Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University will feature the work of senior student artists Jessica Woodburn and Heather Styles, from now through the end of the spring 2016 semester. Jessica Woodburn, a native of Louisburg, NC, is a senior studio art major with a concentration in (more)
Smoky Ridge Health & Rehabilitation, formerly known as Brookside Rehabilitation & Care, will have an Open House and Ribbon Cutting to unveil their new transitional care unit, hospice annex and celebrate their name change on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 12:00 noon-2:30 pm at 310 Pensacola Road, Burnsville, NC.There will be (more)
You are invited to come to Dig In! Yancey Community Garden on Bolens Creek (across from Bolens Creek Baptist) every Thursday from 10am - 1pm for Dig In! Work Together Days. Doesn't matter if you're experienced, new to gardening, young or old - everyone is welcome! We have a children's garden and plenty of shade. Park at the church and walk over. For more information call Kathleen Wood at (828) 536-0414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists throughout Yancey and Mitchell counties open their doors for the three-day Toe River Studio Tour, June 3-5. The event, now in its 23rd year, connects community members and visitors with 105 local artisans. In addition to personal studios, 10 galleries will hold open (more)
Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a celebration of National Trails Day by taking a loop hike around Mt. Mitchell on Saturday, June 4. This 6-mile jaunt is rated as moderate to difficult, but should offer tremendous views from the highest peak in the Eastern U.S.Hikers will meet on the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 a.m. Transportation to and from Mt. Mitchell will be (more)
In December 1831, Charlie Silver was killed in a log cabin on the Carolina frontier, and his wife, charged with the crime, became the first woman hanged for murder in the state of North Carolina. Sharyn McCrumb invites you to join her an intimate afternoon, as she discusses the 4-years of research into the facts behind the legend, an adventure that took her from western NC to Scotland Yard to (more)
The Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild and the Mitchell County Public Library will hold a reception at the library in Bakersville on Saturday, June 4, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. Original framed art by BRAG members will be on display in an ongoing exhibition. The library receives 10% of sales. The library will be offering updated information regarding its services. The reception is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.
When you walk into the Penland Gallery exhibition hall right now you are immediately greeted by a pair of four-foot tall, swimsuit-clad ceramic figures with their arms high in the air as if they are about to dive off the low pedestal they are standing on. Behind them are more figures, and (more)
CANCER SURVIVORS AND CAREGIVERS: Please join us. We want to celebrate you!! The American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life of Mitchell County Event Leadership Team would like to invite you and (1) guest to the (more)
You're invited to the Rocking Away Breast Cancer event Saturday June 4th at the Burnsville Town Center to help in this fight. Silent Auction starts at 5:30 pm (no charge) and at 6:30 the doors open for the live music. Live Music Show starts at 7:00PM by The Jake Silver Band & Lanie Gardner (tickets are $10.00) All proceeds will benefit Jelinda Glenn's Fight Against Breast Cancer.
Frankie Silver. Teenage mountain bride. Devoted mother. Bitter and jealous wife. Convicted murderer. Victim of an unjust system. Misunderstood. The stuff of nightmares. In the sweeping world-premiere of The Ballad of Frankie Silver, which is based on the critically (more)
For 25 years now, enthusiasts from all over the globe have come to Mars Hill University to learn and celebrate the traditional music of the Appalachian mountains, to learn from some of the finest teachers in the world, and to "jam" with like-minded souls. The 2016 Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week, planned this year for June 5 – 10, will include around 250 participants, many (more)
On Monday, June 6, 2016 the Mitchell and Yancey County Cooperative Extension Centers will be offering a private and commercial applicator pesticide licensing test. This test is for farmers needing to purchase restricted use pesticide to apply on their own or rented land or for pesticide applicators applying any pesticide for pay. From 10:00 a.m. til. 12:00 noon there will be a refresher coarse covering material that may appear on the test. At 1:00 p.m., a NCDA&CS Pestcide Inspector will be on hand to administer the test. The refresher class and test will be held at the Yancey County Extension Center in Burnsville. There will be a fee for taking the test depending upon which license category you test for. For further information concerning the location, class or test, please feel free to contact Jeff Vance at 688-4811 or 688-2051.
The BLT Classic Film Club has selected the 1941 award winning film “Sergeant York” for it's June presentation at the Yancey Theatre. “Sergeant York” is the moving Biography of Alvin C York ,a simple backwoods Tennessee farm boy, who finds himself torn between his non violent religious beliefs and his desire to serve his country. Gary Cooper won his first academy award playing this conscientious objector who later became the most decorated soldier of WW-1. The film also tells of his return to the rural life he loved refusing to capitalize on the adulation heaped upon him. One of the the films special features is the authentic portrayal of mountain life in east Tennessee at the turn of the century. The cast also includes Joan Leslie, Walter Brennan and George Tobias. Everyone is invited to Join with the BLT movie club Monday June 6th 7:00pm for the viewing of this truly classic movie. For more information call 682-2609. (view trailer)
The last day of school for Mitchell County students is June 7th. Yancey County students finish up with a half day of school on June 9th. Graduation for both Mitchell and Mountain Heritage High Schools is Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. June 3rd is both the last day of school and graduation in Avery County. Mayland Early College graduation is June the 4th at 6 pm on the Mayland College Campus in Spruce Pine.
The 2nd Annual Baptist Men Golf Tournament Fundraiser will be held Saturday June 11th at Grassy Creek Golf Course with an 8:30am Shotgun Start. Cost is $55 each person including lunch. Hole in one wins a new car from Mike Brown Ford/Subaru. Corporate sponsor of $500 includes 4 golfers, lunch, large sign and 4 extra mulligans. Four flights, Captain's Choice, Long Drive, Closes to Pin and Putting Contest. For more information call the Spruce Pine First Baptist Church at 765-9411.
The Harris High School Class of 1976 will be holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday June 11th at the Big Lynn Lodge in Little Switzerland. Dinner, followed by the reunion party, begins at 6 PM. Registration is required. Rooms are still available for out-of-town attendees.
If you are a class member, or know someone who is, pease email us at HarrisHigh1976@yahoo.com or call the 24/7 reunion hotline at 940-242-6220 and leave a voicemail.
Yancey County Senior Center is offering another spectacular bus tour June 12 -June 18. ·We are going to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Plymouth. The price is $605.00 per person and covers motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the quaint Cape Cod area;10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; a visit to Plymouth, MA and famous "Plymouth Rock";a visit to the JFK museum;a guided tour of the "Outer Cape",including Provincetown and Chatham; a visit to lovely, artistic Martha's Vineyard;a guided tour of the historic seaside towns of Hyannis and Sandwich. The
price even includes tips for the guides and the bus driver! Anyone 18 and older is eligible to go. Get your deposit in soon- seats are going quickly!! Please call Vivian Hollifield or Alyssa Styles at 682-6011 for more information.
Mitchell Wrestling is proud to announce its Camp of Champs for 2016. The camp will take place at Mitchell High June 13-14-15 from 9am-3pm each day.
This year's clinicians feature three outstanding individuals.
Kacee Hutcheson will headline Monday's camp. Hutcheson is a 2x State Champion from Enka HS. He was a USA Fargo All-American as well and is currently competing for Greensboro College.
Adam Hall will join the camp on Tuesday. Coach Hall is currently an assistant coach at NC State. The Wolfpack finished as the #2 ranked team in the nation this past season, and also have the #1 recruiting class for 2016. Hall was a 2x PAC-10 Champion and a 4x NCAA qualifier. He also recently competed in the US Olympic Team Trials in Iowa.
Breonnah Neal will serve as camp leader for Wednesday. Neal is a 2x WCWA All American, and currently wrestles for King College in Bristol, VA. She also competed in the 2016 Olympic Team Trials. In high school Neal was a 3 year letter winner for 4A West Forsyth HS, and was also a state qualifier.
Other outstanding clinicians that will be on hand include several former Mitchell High state champions, including Daniel Bomar, Dalton Beaver, and Solomon Duncan.
Campers of all ages (grades K-12) are invited to participate in the camp. Cost is $50 per wrestler from outside Mitchell County and $30 for Mitchell Co. wrestlers. Discounts are available for high school and middle school teams with 6 or more wrestlers, and for siblings.
For more camp information or to register contact Coach Ed Duncan via e-mail at email@example.com
Fluxdaddy featuring Uldinrar will be bringing their unique brand of electronic music to the Burnsville Town Center Monday June 13th from 7:00pm-9:00pm with after party from 9:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $10 at the door or $7 if you pre-order. Pre-orders grant access to the After-Party and can be placed by calling 828-284-4412. (audio samples)
The Annual Basketball Shooting Camp will be held at Cane River Middle School June 15th, 16th and 17th from 9:00am-12:00 noon for girls and boys in grades 2-8. There will be daily and weekly awards for Hot Shot, Free Throw, and 3-point Shootout. Campers must bring snacks, proof of insurance, and waiver. The camp will be staffed by Cane River boys Coach Jeff Fender, and current and former Mountain Heritage High School players. Cost will be $45. Register Wednesday June 15th from 8:00am-9:00am. For more information call 284-2326 or 682-2202.
On June 17 and 18, the Town of Bakersville, Gateway to the Roan and Home to the Arts will host its 70th North Carolina Rhododendron Festival. The two day Festival draws hundreds of visitors from all over the region and features the Rhododendron Festival Pageant and the (more)
The 3rd Annual Cougar Skill Camp will be held June 20-23 From 9-1 at Mountain Heritage and is open to rising 1st thru 8th Graders. Cost is $50 and includes a camp t-shirt. Camp will include daily prizes as well as skill competitions. Contact Coach Hank Newson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-208-2755 to pre-register.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located at 20 Summit Street in Burnsville, will be having Spaghetti Day Friday, June 24th. Lunch (take out only) local in town delivery available 11:00am until 1:00pm, for delivery contact Kathleen at 828-319-0001. Dinner (eat in or take out) no delivery available 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Enjoy Homemade Spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic knots and dessert. Adults $10.00 Children 5-12. $5.00 ( under 5 FREE)
On June 25, the annual RiddleFest concert will be held at the Burnsville Town Center from 7 to 9 p.m. The Burnsville Jubilee Choir featuring the Griffith Chapel Singers will be the featured musical group. The evening will open with performances by the Celtalachian harmony group Thistle Dew and Americana singer Ash Devine. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Concessions will feature home-made desserts. The Burnsville Jubilee Choir was organized this spring by Dr. Tim Babb, who arranged Lesley Riddle's gospel songs for choral performance and recruited singers from Burnsville's best church choirs. The Griffith Chapel Singers under the direction of Sam Maren, will lead the audience in participatory gospel singing of traditional local songs. For more information call Ellen Denker with The Traditional Voices Group at 682-9654 or email email@example.com.
Ever wondered how fights on stage and screen look so authentic? Well, for the first time ever, Parkway Playhouse Junior is offering a Stage Combat Intensive that will run from July 5-8. This three day program is for students aged 12-18 and will emphasize safety, technique, and how to incorporate characterization in basic stage combat. Tuition for this class is $100. (more)
This summer Parkway Playhouse Junior Students will be busy! They will be breaking evil spells, serving exquisite cuisine, and sharing an incredible adventure with Disney’s Beauty and the the Beast Jr ; which will be a two week summer production camp experience that will lead up to two public performances of a stage musical based on the Oscar-Winning Disney film. (more)
32nd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be held Sunday July 31st through Sunday August 7th from 10:00am-6:00pm each day in the new Parkway Fire Field located above Spruce Pine Chevy and J.J's Fish House off Skyview Circle. The Gem Show is put on by Parkway Fire and Rescue to make money to purchase new equipment. Sixty vendors from all over the world will be there with all kinds of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and much more. For more information call 765-5519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 60th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held on the Town Square in Burnsville on the First Friday and Saturday of August, August 5th and 6th from 9:00am-5:00pm on the Burnsville Town Square. 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 Ridge. Shoppers browse a wide selection of items, including handmade quilts, jewelry, hand-turned wooden household items, various types of pottery, art fabrics, rustic furniture, traditional mountain musical instruments, blacksmith creations, candles, soaps & lotions, and artwork of all mediums. Have a seat and watch as the artisans produce their craft throughout the day. Enjoy a lunch of southern favorites such as barbeque and sweet tea on the square as you listen to the live music and entertainment or perhaps try to keep up with the cloggers and other dancers as they kick up their heels on the stage. For more information call the Yancey/County Burnsville Chamber of Commerce at 682-7413.
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 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.