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A reminder, TRAC's Annual Benefit Art Auction will be held on October 11. Free Silent Auction bidding is now underway at the TRAC Spruce Pine Gallery at 269 Oak Avenue and ends when the Live Auction fun begins on the second floor of the Gallery. There is limited seating available (more)
Save the date for the 37th Annual TRAC Benefit Art Auction on October 11. FREE silent bidding (and Live Auction display) is underway now at the Spruce Pine Gallery. Bidding will continue until 6PM on Saturday, the 11th, and offer a wine and cheese reception from 4:30 to 6PM. The Live Auction begins above the gallery in the Arts Resource Center at 6PM with fabulous catered fare, wine, and handcrafted beer by Jeff McDowell. Thirty seven items (for each of the 37 years) will be auctioned off by always animated and amusing Jeff Goodman. Reservations are $40 per person. Seating is limited. Call for your reservation today, 828-682-7215.
Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church invites children, youth, young adults, and senior adults to their Fall 2014 Fellowship Saturday October 4th from 3:00pm until ? Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy an afternoon of good food, great fun, and "get to know you" fellowship. The church says "please come and be our guest" at absolutely no cost to you. Mothers are encouraged to take this opportunity to get out of the kitchen and "take a break". Crabtree Chapel Baptist Church is located on Crabtree Road at the Mitchell/Yancey County line "up the valley" above Young's Mountain Music in Spruce Pine. Bring your family with you.
“Fiber Optics” featuring the works of Billie Ruth and Doug Sudduth is on exhibit now through November 1 at the Toe River Arts Council’s Burnsville Gallery (102 W. Main St.). Doug and Billie Ruth began their journey together 45 years ago. Her beautifully, handcrafted baskets and his breathtaking photographs will take you down the path they followed. Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:30AM to 5PM. For more information, call 828-682-7215
The Burnsville Little Theatre will present as their fall production, "Mark Twain Tonight", Friday and Saturday October 3rd and 4th at 7:30pm and Sunday October 5th at 5:00pm at the Parkway Playhouse on Green Mountain Drive/School Circle. "Mark Twain Tonight" is a one-man play based on the quotations and writings of Mark Twain and features Bob Wilson in the title role. The Burnsville Little Theatre is presenting this production as a tribute to Elizabeth Westall for sharing her time, talent, devotion, and love of community theatre with the BLT members and the public these many years. Tickets will be on sale at the box officed on the evening of the performance with all proceeds to be given to theYancey Historical Association and the Rush Wray Museum to aid in their efforts in keeping the past alive. For more information call 682-2609.
Join High Peaks on Saturday, October 4 for some early fall color when we hike the Big Butt Trail from Balsam Gap on the Parkway to Cane River Gap. This 5.6-mile trek descends about 1,500 feet, but also has a few significant climbs, including a long stairway up Little Butt. The climb is (more)
On Saturday, October 4, the town of Mars Hill will be transformed into a celebration of traditional music, dance, locally made arts and crafts, and of course delicious food. Two of the finest festivals in the Southern Appalachian region - the twenty-year-old Mars Hill Heritage Festival and the forty-seven year old Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival - join to showcase (more)
Yancey Humane Society will be holding a rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 962 Cane River School Road, Burnsville, NC. Cost of the vaccination is just $8.00 per pet. This is the final clinic of 2014. If you normally come to the fall clinic, keep you pet on this cycle to make sure your pet is protected with no lapse in vaccination coverage. Any cat or dog that is not vaccinated or up-to-date on the rabies vaccination can also be vaccinated at this clinic. NC General Statutes required cats and dogs 4 months or older be vaccinated against the rabies virus. You must have both the both the tag and the issued certificate proving vaccination. Call 682-9510 for more information.
Continuing with the 30th anniversary celebration, the Mitchell County Animal Rescue presents the BARKERY. Chef Collette Gabrielle will lead this hands-on workshop on baking treats and making ice cream filled with natural ingredients that your pooch will love. The BARKERY will be Saturday, October 4, from 10AM to 1PM at Trinity Episcopal (more)
You are invited to the Second Annual Scarefest at Toe River Campground on Saturday, October 4th. It’s open to the public from 12pm-4pm. Come for a day filled with fun for the whole family!! There will be a charge of $7.00 per person (campers & non campers) for an unlimited activities (more)
The 13th Annual Yancey County Toy Run, sponsored by the Town of Burnsville, will be held Saturday October 4th with registration beginning at 11:00am at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. Toy Run will leave Mountain Heritage at 1:00pm. Riders must bring a toy valued at $10 or a $10 cash donation for each rider may be paid at registration. Free food, entertainment, door prizes, **(and a 50/50 drawing) will take place at the end of the toy run. All motorcycles are welcome. All proceeds will benefit less fortunate children. Everyone is invited to come out to ride and enjoy the beautiful fall mountain colors. For more information call Dennis at (828)674-4754, Eric at (828)284-2148, or Stanley at (828)284-2323.
The 5th Annual Reunion of all former employees of C.E. Air Preheater will be held Saturday October 4th at 1:00pm until whenever at The Woodmen Lodge in McDowell County. Go past Wal-Mart off Sugar Hill and Worley Road, go past the Chrysler-Jeep dealership and take the first road to the left. For more information call 765-9652, 765-4632, 652-9014, 733-4416 or 675-4117. No matter when or how long you worked there, even if only for a few days, they would love for you to come.
The United Methodist Men of the Spruce Pine United Methodist Church will hold their Annual Barbeque Chicken Dinner on Saturday, October 4th from 4 - 7 PM at the church which is located on Highway 226 South of Spruce Pine next door to the new Spruce Pine Town Hall. The meal will be $10 per plate, eat in or take out and will feature Perry Rowland’s Famous Barbecue Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Home Made Desserts, Freshly Brewed Tea, and excellent United Methodist hospitality. Proceeds from the meal will be used in various ongoing local mission projects of the United Methodist Men.
Bakersville Baptist Church will be honoring James and Eloise Henline with an Open House Sunday October 5th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. They have been wonderful citizens of Bakersville for many years, and as owners of Henline Hughes Funeral Home have served families in our community for 66 years. Everyone who knows them and wants to come are invited. Don't bring any gifts. If motivated to give you may donate to the charity of your choice or to the church.
Mark your calendars for the 2014 Mitchell County Chamber Candidates' Forum. Candidates from the NC Senate, NC House, Mitchell County Board of Education, and Mitchell County School Board will be in attendance. Candidates running unopposed have been invited to make a presentation to those in attendance. If you have questions for the candidates that you would like to submit to the Government Affairs Committee for consideration, please email them firstname.lastname@example.org The Forum will be held on October 7th at 6:00 PM in the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville.
A spaghetti/lasagna dinner for the benefit of prison ministry, sponsored by Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church and the Community Resource Council of Avery/Mitchell Correctional Facility, will be held Wednesday evening, October 8; serving from 5-7 pm; either dine in at the Church or carry out. Tickets are $10 and will be available after service at the Church Sunday, September 28 and October 5, or call Church office at 682-2835 no later than Monday, October 6, for reservations. Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 101 North Main Street in Burnsville.
Enrollment windows open for Medicare October 15, 2014 and Affordable Care Act November 15, 2014. In order to assist folks enroll in, or better understand how to obtain insurance under these two programs, there will be a presentation at the Yancey County Library on Thursday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m. with speakers who will be available to advise and direct seniors, individuals, and (more)
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” Friday, Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct.12. Each restaurant will contribute a portion of their sales from the weekend. (more)
Going on five years, the Yancey County Dream Home Tour has welcomed and delighted visitors from across the region with crisp weather, incomparable homes and gracious, welcoming hosts. The 2014 tour will be held on Saturday, October 11. The Meadows, the home (more)
The Church of God of Prophecy will be having a Fall Festival on Saturday October 11th starting at 11:00am until 5:00pm. Bring your whole family out for an ol' fashioned horse and buggy ride through the woods and a delicious spaghetti dinner with all the fixins for $8 a plate. The church is located in Burnsville on Meadow Road. Take out plates will be available. For more information call 682-2769.
The Annual Reuben Dellinger Family Reunion will be held Saturday, October 11, starting at 1 pm at Mt Calvary Freewill Baptist Church on Avery County Airport Rd. Bring your favorite covered dish and come join the family fun.
During the month of October, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, hundreds of parents, health professionals, and friends across the United States will be participating in the “Walk to Remember.” This walk is dedicated to all the babies who die each year through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or newborn death. The walk also symbolically joins all the people nationwide (more)
Calvary Baptist Church in Bakersville will have a fall festival on Sat. Oct. 18th from 11:00am-1:00pm. Crafts, activities and lunch will be provided. Kids of all ages are welcome and the Church van will give rides to and from Church. For more information call Pastor Shane Gunter at 467-4862.
On October 19, 2014, Mountain Heritage will be holding their 1st Annual Golf Tournament at Mountain Air Country Club. The cost of the tournament is $100 per player. Participants will also be flighted to give each one an equal chance at winning. There will be prizes for closest to the pin on each par 3’s, a longest drive hole, and many other events. There will be a shotgun start at 1:00 on that Sunday. Lunch will be provided for all participants. Please come out and enjoy a great day at a great time of year on Mountain Air. For more information please contact the school at 682-6103.
The Mitchell County Historical Society celebrates apple butter with their annual Apple Butter Festival Saturday October 25th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the Bakersville Creek Walk Park with actual cooking, tasting and canning fresh-made apple butter. There will be arts and crafts booths and live music to enjoy while also having the opportunity to stir the butter. Free admission, $15 for vendors to set up. Come join us for a full day of fun and sharing stories of our heritage. For more information call 688-4371.
The First Annual "Rolling Under the Roan" Car Show will be held Saturday October 25 starting at 10:00am at Buladean School. This show is hosted by the Buladean Community Foundation. Bring your old cars, trucks or motorcycles to show off. There will be inflatables for the kids, live music, door prizes and raffles, and plenty of food and fun for all ages.
Downtown Burnsville Halloween Festival – October 31, 2014: Believe it or not it will be here before you know it!!!! We would like to invite you and as many groups as possible to participate in a community-wide, safe, family environment on Halloween. From 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, October 31, the traditional trick or treating for candy will take place at local businesses and around the square. We would like to invite the downtown businesses, local non-profits, and church groups to decorate their storefronts and participate in this event. If you are a business or organization that does not have a storefront downtown, you can set up in a space on the Square. We would also like to have all types of activities for children on the Square. If you would like to plan an activity on the Square please contact us immediately so that we can plan the appropriate spaces. This is lots of fun for the whole family! Let us know if you want to participate by emailing or phoning your RSVP by September 22 to the Yancey Chamber of Commerce email@example.com or 682-7413.
Mountain Heritage High School will be having their 6th Annual College and Career Fair in the gym Friday November 7th 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 670 students. If interested call Ben Varney by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or school phone 682-6103.
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center Saturday November 15th at 7:30pm. Russell Moore is the International Bluegrass Music Association's most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year and fronts one of the most popular bands in bluegrass history. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are celebrating nearly 25 years as one of the genres most awarded and influential groups in modern day bluegrass. All in all, the band has garnered over 50 industry accolades since their inception in 1991 including being named the IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive years. Their a cappella renditions of many songs can rarely be matched and their superb instrumentation provides even more quality sound to their rich vocal blend featuring one of the most respected lead vocalists of all time. Tickets are $15, and are free to kids 10 and under. For tickets or more info call 682-7209.
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.
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)
Did you attend South Toe Elementary? Whether you attended for one year or all six years we want to hear from you. South Toe Elementary is turning 62 this year and we are looking for all alumni as well as teachers, administration and staff. Be kept up to date on Wildcat happenings as well as receiving invitations to special events. It's as easy as contacting us at SouthToePTO@gmail.com. Just leave your name, mailing address and email address. You can also call the school at 675-4321. We will not redistribute your information. Go Wildcats!
The Yancey County Humane Society is offering Yancey County residents Free cat/kitten spay/neuter surgeries. This includes rabies vaccination (if needed). Call the animal shelter at 682-9510 for more information. Additional information is also available at the Yancey Humane Society's Barkin' Basement Resale Shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am - 3:00pm during store donation drop-off and sale hours.
Free Spay / Neuter Services are available to citizens of Mitchell County through the Mitchell County Animal Rescue. To qualify for free services dogs must be 6 months old and live outdoors. Other discount priced services are available for younger and indoor dogs. Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations will be available for $10 dollars each. Micro chipping is also available for $25. Call the animal rescue at 765-6952 for more information.
Burnsville’s legendary Parkway Playhouse’s 68th Season is a lineup of plays and musicals that include classics, comedies, premieres of NC classics, and a wild swashbuckling adventure; all to take place in the the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre building located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Artistic Director, Andrew Gall, announced six productions, two of (more)
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)
Yancey County DSS will be offering Foster Parent Classes on an "as requested" basis. The time and day can be flexible. It can be during the day or evening, whatever will fit your schedule. There is no fee for the classes. Check out our Facebook page at Yancey County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program for more information on fostering. Contact Cindy Ledford at 682-2470 ext. 1029, if you are interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent for Yancey County DSS or if you have any questions.
The Town of Burnsville's Design Review Committee has established a schedule for it's regular meetings as follows: all regular meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Burnsville Town Hall.
Coffee and Conversations, a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, meets from 5:30 until 6:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge (Formerly known as Hospice of Mitchell County). All are welcome. Speak with Ruthie Styles, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, for more information at 765-5677.
The Mitchell County Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans is collecting faded, tattered and torn American and any state flags for proper disposal. Please bring any flags to the Mitchell County Senior Center in Ledger. They will occasionally have a proper decommissioning and disposal ceremony. You may bring flags at any time. This is an ongoing service.
The Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store needs your donations! You can donate anything: building supplies, furniture, books, household items of all kinds, you may even donate clothing. All clothing donations should be placed into the new clothing box in the front of the Re-Store building. Habitat will even pick up donations. Call Misty Evans at 766-9000 for more information. Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store is located on Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine. Remember all donations are tax deductible.
A Bingo fundraiser will be held at Tipton Hill School on the 2nd and 4th Saturday night of every month at 6:00pm. The fundraiser is sponsored by and supports the Tipton Hill Community Foundation and Bradshaw Fire Department and they invited everyone to join them for good fun, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for those who are recovering from the death of a child meets on the second Monday of each month at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. For more information please call 766-8083.
The Full Gospel Food Pantry at South Toe Old Presbyterian Church will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm for those in need of food. South Toe Old Presbyterian Church is located just past South Toe School Road. For more information call 284-0375. The Full Gospel Food Pantry is asking for monetary dontations to help them buy the food from Manna Food Bank to help them feed hungry people in Yancey County. Churches and individuals wishing to help with funding may send donations to Donna Randolph, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Burnsville, NC 28714.
Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy. The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food. All counties are welcome. Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.
Earn your GED, prepare for college, and improve your reading, writing and math skills all for free at Mayland Community College's Learning Lab offered at the Mayland's Yancey Campus Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8:00pm. For more information call 682-2154.
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. (more)
Brookside Rehabilitation and Care is in need of lap blankets and homemade quilts for their residents. If you are interested in donating new or gently used quilts please contact Derek Freeman at Brookside at 828-682-9759. (more)
The Cancer Resource Alliance works on behalf of community cancer patients to support them in their cancer journey through complementary medicine services like massage, healing arts exercises, and one on one support and they're looking for volunteers. (more)
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren", an educational and support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00p.m. at the Yancey County Senior Center, 10 Swiss Avenue. Call 682-6011 for more information. (more)
For families in need of drug and alcohol addiction counseling, Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments, and referrals to centers nationwide. Please call toll-free 1-800-468-6933 or log onto their website at www.stopaddiction.com.
The Mountain Regional Medical Reserve Corps is seeking active and retired physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff who are interested in health issues to volunteer for local and state emergencies, disasters, and public health events. (more)
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for its Habitat Store in Spruce Pine, 4 to 8 hours a day, 1 to 5 days a week. The days needed are Tuesday through Saturday. Anyone retired, out of work, school or college students can volunteer. (more)
Mayland Community College’s Basic Skills program offers adults help in improving their reading, writing, and math skills as well as preparing students to complete the requirements to earn their GED. (more)
Lunch is served every weekday at 11:30am. There is no charge for persons 60 and over: contributions are accepted. Exercise class is held ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am-11:15am: led by a trained instructor from the Physical Therapy Department of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Bingo is played every Monday at 10:00am. (more)
Genealogists, historians, students, teachers and anyone interested in local history in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties will now be able to access bibliographic information about the holdings in the Lloyd Bailey Annex in Burnsville through the AMY Regional Library online public access catalog. (more)
Narconon Arrowhead is saving lives, reuniting families, and making stronger communities through effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn how and why a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol and what you can do to help, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 800-468-6933 to receive free counseling, referrals and assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction today!
The Mitchell Senior Center needs substitute volunteers for all routes, but for the Bakersville area especially. Substitutes are people who are willing for them to call at the last minute when they need someone to deliver meals. (more)
Children with serious medical problems face many challenges in life. That's why Shriner's Hospitals for Children offers help and hope by providing world-class medical care to kids with orthopedic, spinal cord or burn injury problems, totally free (more)
Fair Housing is the law in North Carolina. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in housing because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or family status you have options. (more)
The North Carolina Department of Corrections Community Service Program is seeking non-profit agencies who would like to be considered for placement of court-ordered persons to work off community service hours at their location. (more)
For 50 years, the Kiwanis Club of Spruce Pine has been actively involved in projects that make our community a great place to work and live. They focus on providing services to help children and youth, funded by conducting events such as fish fries and golf tournaments. (more)
SafePlace is working with local agencies to improve lives of the underemployed and homemakers who have lost financial support through divorce or death of a parent or spouse through their Fresh Start Program. (more)
Mitchell County Safeplace has a support group for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. If you'd like more information call 765-4044. The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County offers a support group for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. For information about this group call 682-0056.
The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30am-noon. If you'd like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.
The Mitchell County Health Department encourages everyone to practice "Responsible Pet Ownership" by following the 5 R's of rabies prevention. (1) Rabies Vaccination...have your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies and keep their vaccination up to date. (2) Remove food from your yard...food items left outside will attract wild (more)
The Yancey County Literacy council is a non-profit organization that gives free one-on-one tutoring to both children and adults. If you need a tutor or would like to become a tutor with the Yancey Literacy Council call 678-9646 for more information.
The Yancey 4-H Friends, governor one on one volunteer program needs your help. They need Volunteers, men and women, who can be a role model for referred youth. It only takes 2 hours a week to make a big difference in friends life. Call 682-6186 or 682-6393 and ask for Bob.
The Yancey Health Department and WIC Program provide breastfeeding education and support to all women in Yancey County regardless of income. Breastfeeding counselors are available 24 hours a day to offer one-on-one assistance before and after pregnancy. This service is made possible through funding from Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for .........
Need help caring for your loved one? Call Heritage Adult Day Retreat at 682-1556. They're open Monday through Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. They provide assistance with medications and personal care, social activities, a registered nurse on staff...and transportation and financial assistance is available. They're located on Highway 19E at Riverside.
* Every 2 seconds in the U.S. someone needs a blood transfusion. * By donating blood regularly, we can be assured blood will be available for an emergency. * It takes about an hour to give blood (The actual amount of time the needle is in the donors arm is approximately 10 minutes). * Only 5% of the medically eligible population is willing to....
Have you just been diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you have questions about recovery, a prosthesis, or reconstructive surgery? Do you need someone to talk to? Reach to Recovery is a peer support program aimed at women who have been newly diagnosed or just treated for breast cancer that helps to answer these questions. If you or a loved one ......
The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30 am to noon. If you would like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.
W.A.M.Y. Community Action's Micro-Loan Program is established for women, minorities, low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners or other interested persons. Contact Catherine Bare in the Boone office at (828)264-2421 or David Wiseman in the Burnsville office at (828)682-6618 ext. 15, or in the Spruce Pine office 828-766-9150.