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Volunteers Needed to Manage Senior Center Cafe

The Yancey Senior Center is looking for dependable volunteers to help manage the Wiser Together Café which is an in-house café which will provide lunch to the public.  Previous experience in the food service industry is preferable but not required.  Please call Vivian Hollifield at 682-6011 ext. 11 for more details.

Parkway Playhouse Seeks Actors, Paid Staff, Interns and Apprentices

Parkway Playhouse is seeking nearly 80 actors several staff members as well as college interns and high school apprentices for its 2016 Season. Parkway Playhouse has announced job openings for seasonal staff in its production department as well as box office staff.   Production work includes opportunities for costume designers, scenic painters/carpenters, and stage (more)

Wiser Together Cafe Available to Rent to the Community

The Wiser Together Café located in the new state of the art Senior Center is available for rent to the community.  Our beautiful Dining Room is the perfect place for parties, showers, receptions, etc.  We invite you to come by to tour our new facility at 503 Medical Campus Drive.  Rental rates are very reasonable as we want the community to be able to share our new building.  For more information, please call 682-6011.

Senior Center Offers Trip to New Orleans

The Yancey County Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to New Orleans from April 3rd thru April 9th.  The price is $625.00 per person with deposits of $75.00 due immediately to reserve your seat on the bus.  The trip includes motorcoach transportation, 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the New Orleans area, 10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners, guided tour of a Louisiana plantation, riverboat cruise on the Mississippi River, guided tour of New Orleans including the historic New Orleans French Quarter, tour of the National World War II museum and a tour of the Battleship USS Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.  All tips for pre-paid meals, tour guides and bus driver are included in this fantastic price!  Don't miss out!  Call Vivian Hollifield or Alyssa Styles at 682-6011 today!

Intermountain Head Start Enrollment

Intermountain Head Start is currently recruiting preschool children (ages 3-5) for the 2016-2017 school year that begins in August.  Intermountain Children's Services, Inc. Head Start is a family focused program; the family is viewed as the most important influence in a child's life.  Believing that all children share certain needs yet all have individual needs, Intermountain Head Start strives to provide a comprehensive program that fosters development and remedies problems as expressed in a broad range of services.  Various experiences are provided for families, children and staff to expand their knowledge, confidence and self-esteem.  All available resources are utilized to meet the needs.  The transition specialist works with the child's family and the public school to facilitate the child's transition from Head Start to public school and works with early intervention programs to facilitate special needs children's enrollment in Head Start.  All children possess special gifts, they just unwrap them at different times.  For more information call Casie or Sarah at 682-1625.

Communal Agape Meal-Postponed Until Thursday

Please join us on Thursday night, Feb. 11th at 5:30 pm for a COMMUNAL AGAPE MEAL at the Pensacola United Methodist Church. The meal is free and open to the community. It is a time to break bread and share agape (selfless love) with the community as we begin the Lenten season.

Film on Southern Forests and Conservation Feb 11

The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University continues its semester-long theme of exploring southern Appalachian forests with the screening of a new documentary,America’s First Forest:  Carl Schenk and the Asheville Experiment.  The free (more)

Bi Polar and Depression Support Group in Mitchell & Yancey (Details)

Annual Student Art Exhibit

On Saturday, February 13, the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) will open its first exhibits of the year in the Burnsville and Spruce Pine Galleries with their Annual Student Showcases. Folks can get some instant relief from a wintry landscape by visiting a rainbow of art by students in the (more)

Yancey Pre-K Kickoff Celebration February 16

Yancey County Schools, who is the NC Pre-Kindergarten Program Contract Administrator for Yancey County, is hosting a Pre-K Kickoff Celebration for Yancey County families on Tuesday, February 16th at the Burnsville Town Center.  Festivities begin at 9 am and end at 3 pm. This event is the first opportunity for families with eligible three and four year-old children to register (more)

Chaplain to Death Row Inmates to Present Lecture

Rev. Joseph B. Ingle, a United Church of Christ minister and a leading voice in faith-based opposition to the death penalty, will be presenting a public lectureMonday evening, February 15, at 6pm in Belk Auditorium, Mars Hill University. The lecture will be titled, “Why does the United States execute more of its citizens than any country in the (more)

Burnsville Town Council to Hold Public Hearing (Details)

High Country Rural Transportation Meeting

Both committees of the High Country RPO will hold meetings on Wednesday, February 17th 2016 at the High Country Council of Governments building located at 468 New Market Blvd., Boone, NC 28607.  The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) will meet at 10:00 AM and the Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) will meet at 2:00 PM.  Both RTCC and RTAC meetings are open to (more)

Battle of the Blues February 17th! (Details)

Annual Pancake Day at Higgins Methodist Church- Postponed until 2/18

Higgins Methodist Church will now hold its annual pancake day on Thursday, February 18, from 7am until 1pm.  Cost will be $5 for all you can eat pancakes.  Proceeds go to the music ministry. Takeout and delivery will be available.

2016 Candidates Forum

Yancey-Mitchell NAACP Branch 54 invites everyone to a Forum for the candidates for public office in the upcoming primary election. The Forum will be held on Thursday, February 18, beginning at 6 PM in the Burnsville Town Center on South Main Street. Candidates will be present to introduce themselves and discuss their reasons for candidacy. A question-and-answer period will follow their presentations.  For more information call 828-682-7900.

Mayland Amateur Radio Club

Get on the air with an Amateur Radio License. Take advantage of new technologies, build equipment and antennas, communicate independent of cell phones and internet. No Morse Code required. Technician License classes begin Feb 23, 6-8 PM weekly for 8 weeks at Harris Middle School in Spruce Pine, sponsored by Mayland Amateur Radio Club. Cost is $25 for the license manual and $15 for the exam at the end. More information at   To register:

Amateur Radio License Classes

Get on the air with an Amateur Radio License.  Take advantage of new technologies, build equipment and antennas, communicate independent of cell phones and internet.No Morse Code required.  Technician License Classes begin Feb 23, 6-8 PM weekly for 8 weeks at Harris Middle School in Spruce Pine, sponsored by Mayland Amateur Radio Club. Cost is $25 for the license manual and $15 for the exam at the end.  More information at   To register:

Parkway Playhouse To Hold Open Auditions March 5 & 6

Parkway Playhouse has announced that it will be holding open auditions for its 2016 Mainstage Season in Burnsville on  Saturday March 5 from 10am to 4pm and Sunday March 6 from 1pm to 5pm at the Mountain Heritage Center.  The auditions are open to any actors and performers wishing to be considered for roles in the theatre’s upcoming mainstage season. (more)

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

Master Food Volunteer Pilot Program: Madison (Details)

Weizenblatt Gallery to Feature Artists Julie Miles and Molly Sawyer

Weizenblatt Gallery, in the Moore Building of Mars Hill University, will feature the work of painter Julie Miles and three-dimensional artist Molly Sawyer, from February 8 through March 4. The artists will be present for an opening reception for the exhibition, on Wednesday, February 10, from 6 to 8 pm in the gallery. "Where Do We Go From Here?" is the title of (more)

Anonymous People Event March 7th--Free

Free Alzheimers and Dementia Workshop March 8 (Details)

Egg Decorating Workshop

Spend a couple of hours dyeing and sparkling up some EASTER magic on Saturday, March 19 from 10 to noon at the TRAC Arts Resource Center (above the TRAC Spruce Pine Gallery at 269 Oak Avenue). Local artist Pat Benard will lead you through making those eggs bounce with color. Bring 6 already boiled eggs (preferably white) and leave with a half dozen of the most colorful edible art in the “hunt.” Ages 6-12; $6 per child. Please call 828-682-7215 to register.

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.

Foster Parent Classes Available When You Want Them!

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.

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.  The meetings are held at the Education Building in Ledger.  All members are urged to attend.

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.