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Family Support Network (Details)

Spring Registration for Parkway Playhouse Jr.

Parkway Playhouse has become known in the last few years for its growing and nationally recognized educational programming, Parkway Playhouse Junior. The opportunity for students of this region to take classes, perform onstage, gain technical theatre experience, and enter the exciting world of improv is unprecedented. Where large suburban and metropolitan areas have ample artistic opportunities (more)

Blood Donation Opportunities in Our Community (Details)

Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Open with Food Assistance

The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry will be open with free food for anyone in need of food assistance Friday January 20th from 12;30pm-2:30pm.  Mount Pleansant Food Pantry is located at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. For more information call 828-678-1456.

Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast 1/21 (Details)

Next Food Distribution at Mitchell-Yancey UMC Food Pantry at Tipton Hill

The Mitchell - Yancey Parish of the United Methodist Church Food Pantry at Tipton Hill will hold their next Free Food Distribution on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. Weather permitting.  All who are in need are welcome!

"Go, Granny D" One-Woman Drama

"Go, Granndy D", a one-woman performance by off-Broadway actress Barbara Bates Smith (last seen here as "Ivy Rowe" (adapted from Lee Smith's novel "Fair and Tender Ladies") with musician Jeff Sebens, will be held Saturday January 21st at 1:30pm at the Burnsville Town Center. Granny D (Doris Haddock) was 88 years old when she started to walk across America to raise awareness about campaign finance reform. She was 90 when she finished. Her motto was "You're never too old to raise a little hell!" and she inspired thousands of We The People to become active in politics at all levels. Doors open at noon; come early if you like to share information or stories about your own strong granny. The performance begins at 1:30 and runs about 45 minutes. Discussion follows. The performers are not charging a fee; donations will be taken at the door. For more information, call 828-682-7209 or email

Special Meeting Yancey Commissioners 1/23 (Details)


Senior Citizens Invited to be Part of Parkway Playhouse

Parkway Playhouse is excited to announce its newest program – The Parkway Players. While our theatre is widely known for its youth productions and education, we believe that education does not end at high school. By creating a reader’s theatre troupe comprised of area senior citizens we are engaging our patrons in a new way. The Parkway Players embraces a whole-person approach to (more)

TRAC Begins New Year with Exhibit in Spruce Pine

Cold wind may be whipping up your pant legs or nipping at your nose, but take a moment and step into the warmth of the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery to help celebrate over a decade of ceramic instruction. ARTsCentered will mount and exhibit at the gallery from Friday, January (more)

Next Food Distribution at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Food Closet

The Food Closet at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine will be open with free food for those in need of assistance Tuesday, February 14th from 12:00 noon-1:30pm.

New Senior Center Sponsored Trip to Florida!- New Date!

The Yancey Senior Center still has seats available for the trip to Amelia Island, St. Augustine & Jacksonville, FL.  The dates have changed to February 20 - 24.  Price is $450.00 per person and includes everything except your lunch each day.  Trip includes motorcoach transportation; 4 nights lodging; 8 meals: 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners; visit to the Fountain of Youth; visit to historic Kingsley Plantation; guided tours of Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Jacksonville; narrated cruise on the St. John's River; exclusive Dinner Party with Entertainment!  Everyone 18 and older is eligible to go.  Deadline for final payment is January 31, 2017.  $75.00 deposit due immediately to reserve your seat.  Call 682-6011 for more information. 

Volunteer Positions Available as Blood Donor Ambassadors

The American Red Cross serving Mitchell and Yancey County has volunteer positions open as Blood Donor Ambassadors assisting in the areas of Reception and Hospitality at local blood drives in Spruce Pine and Burnsville. With the need for blood donations increased during the holidays, this is a critical role and meaningful way to serve an urgent need through the Red Cross. Drives are held at the First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine and the Higgins Memorial Methodist Church in Burnsville. Volunteers serving in this role help the Red Cross provide a great blood donation experience for donors - helping to save lives. For more information and to apply go to or contact Kimberly Brewster, Volunteer Services Specialist supporting the Mitchell and Yancey area blood drives or 828-333-9809.

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. 

Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones With Memory Loss

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

New Knit- Crochet Club (Details)