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Mitchell High Men's Soccer will host its Annual Summer Soccer Camp June 26-27-28. Camp is open to soccer players in 3rd-12th grade from across western NC. Camp runs 9am-3:00pm, with lunch provided each day. The Camp Director will be CVYSA Coach and Director John Long. Mitchell coaches will also assist with the camp. Cost of the camp is $50 per player. For more information contact Coach Ed Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 828-766-3431 (printable permission slip)
When your classroom’s in the clouds, higher learning takes on a different meaning.
This summer, Grandfather Mountain presents “Grandfather Presents,” a lecture series focused on nature, conservation and exploration. “This series provides an excellent avenue for people who love nature to meet those who have excelled at researching, representing or exploring it,” (more)
The Yancey County Public Library will feature “Music on the Porch” every Tuesday from 6-8 pm during the months of June and July. So grab your guitar, your ukulele, your fiddle and your family and come on up to the library. Bring a blanket or chairs and a picnic dinner and enjoy your local musicians. It will be open mic with a three song limit for all wishing to play. There will be a sign-up sheet, first come, first play. Beginners welcome!
Friendship Chapel Church on Highway 226 North, Harrell Hill Road, will be having Giveaways every Wednesday from 5:30pm-7:00pm and invite everyone who wants to stop by and pick up anything they can use: clothing, household items, and other miscellaneous items. For more information call 385-0490.
Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt and well-known Madison County fiddler Josh Goforth are featured at the 10th anniversary Riddlefest to be held from 7 to 9 pm on Friday, June 30th at the Burnsville Town Center. Tickets are $20 for the evening and can be (more)
On June 30, David Holt and Roy Andrade will hold a musical seminar that explores the traditional musician as historian, 2-3 PM at the Burnsville Town Center, 6 South Main Street. Four-time Grammy Award winner David Holt is well-known to local, regional and national audiences as a musician, storyteller, historian, television host and entertainer dedicated to performing and preserving traditional American music and stories. Andrade is an East Tennessee State University professor and musician best known for his work with the string band Reeltime Travelers. The seminar will challenge the audience to reconsider how Appalachian music is preserved through generations and how music shapes our collective identity. Sponsored in part by the North Carolina Humanities Council, the seminar is free and open to the public. For more information contact Ellen Denker at 828-682-9654 or email@example.com.
Get ready to laugh! Parkway Playhouse’s teen improv comedy troupe, Get the Hook, will take the Parkway Playhouse stage on June 30 & July 1 at 7:00pm. Have those nouns ready because the troupe will play high energy, improvised games based on suggestions from the (more)
The Blue Ridge resort towns of Banner Elk and Beech Mountain come together for the second annual Mile High Fourth of July, June 30-July 4. The five-day celebration includes live music, fireworks, a parade and plenty of family fun. Only four miles separate the High Country towns of Banner Elk and Beech Mountain, so travelers and residents can easily enjoy the festivities in both (more)
Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for some holiday fun on Saturday July 1 as the group leads two hikes on the Appalachian Trail, both offering dramatic views of the Nolichucky River Gorge. The longer hike for experienced hikers only will traverse a challenging 10.6 miles with 2,700 feet of elevation change (mostly downhill), from Beauty Spot to Chestoa, near Erwin, TN. The (more)
We are approaching that time of year again! The 2017 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will take place September 7-9 in venues around Burnsville’s town square. This year’s event, themed Old Ways New Ways: Change and Tradition will feature approximately 50 free sessions with author readings and an opening night concert of regional music, old and (more)
The next activity in Healthy Yancey's Sizzling Summer Series of Free activities on the Burnsville Town Square will be a Scavenger Hunt, Saturday July 1st from 10:00am-12 noon. Get a map on the square and explore around town searching for clues and testing out your sleuthing skills. Answer key will be available back at the Square when you complete the hunt. Updates and additions will be posted at pathwnc.org and on the Facebook Page for Partners Alligned Toward Health.
The town of Beech Mountain in Avery County, located more than a mile up at 5,506 feet above sea level, will celebrate the 4th of July with their 47th Annual Roasting of the Hog Saturday July 1st with slow roasted barbecue available starting at 6:00pm and fireworks at dark. For more details, call 800-468-5506 or 828-898-8395.
The Madison County Fair Board and Live Action Rodeo present the longest running rodeo in North Carolina-- the 52nd annual Marshall Rodeo and Fireworks on July 3rd and 4th at 8 pm at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Marshall! Sanctioned by the SRA with 8 major events including bronc riding, barrell racing and bull riding! July 3rd $50 for winner in kids dance contest, July 4th fireworks after the rodeo. Adults $12, Kids $6.
Make plans to attend the 4th of July festivities in downtown Spruce Pine. The Parade guys and gals of the Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club are organizing the July 4th Parade. Everyone is invited to take part. Applications are available at the Main Street Office or at Appalachian (more)
There will be a 4th of July Parade through Main Street Banner Elk, NC on Tuesday July 4th beginning at 11:00am. The parade will end with a party in Tate-Evans Town Park with lunch available from a variety of food vendors and traditional games such as egg toss, sack race, and you can enter a duckie in Banner Elk's Duck Race on the creek. For more details, call 800-468-5506 or 828-898-8395.
Do you have more questions than answers concerning the American Health Care Act?
Are you confused about the affect that the AHCA will have on the lack of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina? Would you like answers about “pre-existing conditions”, insurance premiums, coverage caps? Join the Yancey/Mitchell NAACP for our Health care Forum to be held at the Burnsville Town (more)
This month, the Toe River Arts Council is staging the 2nd Annual 8x8 Exhibition and Sale from Saturday, June 17 through July 7. As part of their Silent and Live Auction fundraising event on July 8 at the Burnsville Town Center, this exhibit at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery (269 Oak Avenue) features the donated works of local and regional artists, all done in and on 8” by 8” (more)
The Toe River Arts Council will host its 40th Annual Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, July 8—one day, one place, one great opportunity to support the work of your arts council. Both the Silent and Live Auction will be held on the same day, in the same location at the Burnsville (more)
At the height of the Great Depression, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow went from two small-town nobodies in West Texas to America's most renowned folk heroes and Texas law enforcement's worst nightmares. When Bonnie and Clyde meet, their mutual cravings for (more)
“Mom, I’m BORED,” are the words you won’t have to hear this summer! “Reading is Alive,” a new theatre outreach program created through Parkway Playhouse, kicks off in Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties in June. The family friendly musical, A Year with Frog and Toad will tour local venues, parks, and libraries bringing the cultural experience of theatre to to children and families throughout the mountains. (more)
The Penland Gallery presents Within the Margins: Contemporary Ceramics, an exhibition curated by Steven Young Lee, in the John and Robyn Horn Gallery. Seventeen artists are represented in the exhibition with mostly narrative ceramic sculpture in a wide range of forms and styles. The exhibition runs from May 30 through July 16 with an opening reception on Saturday, June 3 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. (more)
Support the Family Violence Coalition and enjoy a fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, July 22nd at 11:30 am at the Higgins United Methodist Church Family Life Center on North Main Street in Burnsville. Tickets $20.
When your classroom is a mile high, every student has their head in the clouds.
Grandfather Mountain is introducing a series of Adult Field Courses in 2017, offering day-long sessions on various topics, including birds, salamanders, history, wildlife drawing and (more)
Come join us for our annual Yancey Humane Society fundraiser: A Midsummer's Eve Dinner Auction Saturday July 22, 2017 at the Wolf Laurel Country Club in Mars Hill. There will be a "Yappy Hour" held between 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for attendees to mingle and meet other attendees, shelter staff and management. At 7:00 pm, there will be a delicious buffet dinner to include drinks and dessert. In addition, there will be live music provided by the Fox Chase Band and a silent auction with many wonderful golf outings, dinner in various places and tickets for events such as plays, whitewater rafting, etc. Most of these will be "packaged" so the winner can enjoy a full day and evening of entertainment and food. This event is a great opportuning to support a non-profit humane shelter that meets a great community need and does so in a loving compassionate way. Tickets go on sale June 1 and the price is $50.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased through this link https://yanceydogsandcats.networkforgood.com/events/2544-2017-wolf-laurel-annual-fundraiser or by calling the shelter at 828-682-9510. Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of the event. All of the proceeds will go to the care of the shelter dogs and cats. This event should prove to be a fun evening and all guests are sure to enjoy the beautiful environment at the Wolf Laurel restaurant. The views from the deck of the restaurant are fabulous and you can see for yourself at this link http://www.wolflaurelcountryclub.com/ Thank you for helping us make this another successful annual fundraiser and we hope to see you there!
An exhibit called "The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain" is on display in Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed large scale logging of Bluff Mountain in the late (more)
Yancey Head Start is currently recruiting for the 2017-18 school year. Head Start is for children ages 3-Kindergarten eligible. To apply call 688-2199 ext. 14 to set up an appointment. We are located at 76 Roland Street off of Pensacola Road near Ingles. You will need to bring your child's birth certificate, social security card, insurance card, and 2016 tax forms or other proof of income.
Beginning Saturday June 24 and continuing through August 5, the Burnsville TRAC Gallery will host an exhibit entitled, “The Interbeing Project, the Interface of Women and Nature,” featuring the photography of Bonnie Cooper. Twenty-one pieces, each depicting an image (more)
The Harris High School Class of 1967 is celebrating their 50th reunion on Saturday September 16th from 1:00pm until 5:00pm at the Spruce Pine Fire Department. For more information you may contact Roger or Nancy Burleson at (828)765-9384 or Leland Riddle at (828)467-9204.
The Yancey Senior Center is pleased to announce that the trip everyone has been requesting is finally scheduled! Please join us September 27 thru October 9 as we travel to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam!! This trip is available to anyone over the age of 18 and is only $1,250.00 for 12 nights and 13 days. Included in this price is: restroom equipped motorcoach transportation; 12 nights lodging including 3 consecutive nights in a Las Vegas Casino Hotel; 9 breakfasts and 8 dinners; William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR; Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center in Grants, NM, the legendary Hoover Dam Visitor’s Center and the Bypass Bridge; Valley of Fire State Park; an entire free day in Las Vegas, NV to do whatever you want; Route 66 Museum in Kingman, AZ; Mohave Museum of History and Arts which outlines the area’s history from the Santa Fe Railroad to the Hualapai Indians; Grand Canyon National Park; Petrified Forest National Park; American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, TX and the Fort Smith National Historic Site in Fort Smith, AR. Seats are going fast so get your $75.00 deposit in as soon as possible to hold your seat! Please call Vivian Hollifield at 682-6011 for more information or for a flyer.
The Mountain Air community near Burnsville, NC is proud to announce the inaugural Ascent at Mountain Air, an uphill 5K race, on Saturday, October 14. The race will take runners from the front gates on a 1,800-foot climb to the runway at the top of the community. (More)
The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Burnsville, NC on October 12-15, 2017 at Mountain Heritage High School and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public. The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the (more)
The 11th Annual Spruce Pine Potters Market will be held October 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in the Cross Street Building, 31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The show and sale includes thirty-two regional artists: Stanley Mace Andersen, William Baker, Barking Spider Pottery, Pam Brewer, John Britt, Cynthia Bringle, Melisa Cadell, Cristina Cordova, Claudia Dunaway, Susan Feagin, Terry Gess, Becky Gray, Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish, Shawn Ireland, Lisa Joerling, Nicholas Joerling, Michael Kline, Suze Lindsay, Shaunna Lyons, Jeannine Marchand, Courtney Martin, Kent McLaughlin, Teresa Pietsch, David Ross, Michael Rutkowsky, Ken Sedberry, Ron Slagle, Gertrude Graham Smith, Liz Zlot Summerﬁeld, Valerie Schnaufer and Joy Tanner. Admission to the Market is free, (**but visitors are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets for work donated by four of the artists. This year, those artists are Kent McLaughlin, Jeannine Marchand, David Ross and Ken Sedberry. A portion of the raffle proceeds will benefit Safe Place, a non-profit organization working for the prevention of domestic and sexual violence). Food will be available for purchase on site.
The Yancey Senior Center is once again sponsoring a free Will Clinic to anyone aged 60+. Priority is given to those seniors who are low income who cannot afford legal assistance. The Will Clinic will be held at the Yancey Senior Center at 503 Medical Campus Drive. Slots are limited so call the Senior Center at 682-6011 for an appointment.
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.
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.
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.
A monthly support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss is held the first Friday of each month from 1-3pm in the Hospice of the Blue Ridge building at 236 Hospital Drive in Spruce Pine, NC. For more information call Lisa Boone at 828-765-5677 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.