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The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University current exhibition: “Our Story–This Place, The History of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina: The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School” traces the history of African American education in Western North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on Madison County, from Reconstruction through the (more)
MCAR’s Fourth Annual Wine and Whiskers fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 from 2-4PM at the Pizza Shop and Dry County Brewing Company, 585 Oak Street, Spruce Pine. Admission is a $10 donation for the purchase of shelter pet needs. Complimentary wine (more)
Noah's Blankets for Hugs is taking new or gently used blankets for V.A. hospital, Nursing homes, the infusion labs at Asheville and Spruce Pine, etc., now through November 28th. Donations can include: Quilts or Blankets, fabric to make quilts or a donation to buy items needed. Everything is greatly appreciated. This is a non-profit group who just wants to show love and help for those in need. If you have questions on where to donate please contact either Cindy Williams 828-208-2144 or Sarah Ray at 828-208-5551 or any member of Bible Baptist Church.
The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association invites hikers and outdoors lovers to a work day on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Black Mountain Campground on Nov. 1, to be followed by an Appreciation Cook-out provided by the U.S. Forest Service’s Appalachian Ranger District.
Volunteers should assemble at the trailhead kiosk across from the entrance to the Black Mountain (more)
The Mitchell-Yancey Parish Food Bank at Tipton Hill will be switching to their Winter Hours, 10:00am-11:30am, on Saturdays from now throughout the winter, but due to a forecast of bad weather they will not be open on Saturday November 1st but will distribute the food on Thursday November 6th from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
The Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers will present a special All-Saint’s Day concert on Saturday, November 1, 6 pm at Mars Hill United Methodist Church. This concert will feature works of Z. Randall Stroop, Paul Manz, John Rutter and Gabriel Fauré, concluding with the Fauré Requiem. The Southern Appalachian Chamber Singers are an (more)
Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00am. Remember when you go to bed Saturday night to turn your clock back one hour so you will be on the right time on Sunday morning. Remember: "Spring Foward" in the Spring, "Fall Back" in the Fall.
The "Effective Ways to Naturally Treat Colds and the Flu" class being offered by Possibilities of Wellbeing has been rescheduled to Monday, November 3rd at 5:30pm at the Yancey County Public Library. Check out the website www.possibilitiesofwellbeing.com for more information.
The Burnsville Town Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday November 6th at 6:00pm at the Burnsville Town Center. Topics to be discussed will be the Sign Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance, and proposed map amendments to the Zoning Ordinance. They will also hold a conditional use permit hearing on the property located at West US 19E Bypass and Cooper Street regarding new construction of a retail business. Copies of the Sign Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance amendments are available for public inspection in the Town Clerk's office. The public is invited to attend and to be heard.
Original copies of Notices from the Town can be viewed by clicking on the following:
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 email@example.com or school phone 682-6103.
Gouge Elementary School will host its annual FALL FESTIVAL on Friday, November 7th from 5:30 to 8:00 pm! This fun-filled family evening will include games, food, a cake walk, inflatables, face painting, prizes, raffles, a post Halloween costume contest (kids, save and wear your costumes), and much, much, more! Game tickets will be sold at the door though the evening. "Bubba's Good Eats" from Burnsville will be catering our food again...a BBQ plate is $6 and hotdog plates are $5. ORDER FORMS WILL BE SENT HOME TO PRE-ORDER and PRE-PAY for the food. All proceeds from the Fall Festival will enable Gouge PTO to continue to help support our school. Also be sure to Join the Gouge Elementary PTO Facebook page...a great place to come together with concerns for our school...feel free to post any news or concerns. Hope to see you there!!
(**They will also be selling raffle tickets at the door. Winners of the raffle, will be announced at the end of the night (winners do not need to be present to win). Additionally, raffle tickets can also be purchased now through Friday Nov. 7th by asking a Gouge student. The impressive prize list is being updated each day...red tickets $1 and blue tickets $3.)
South Estatoe Baptist Church, located at Highway 80 South, Burnsville, will host their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday November 7th from 12:00pm-7:00pm, Saturday November 8th from 7:00am-2:00pm. Breakfast will be available on Saturday. There will be handmade crafts, canned goods, and home baked goodies. Come shop for Christmas and enjoy Christian fellowship.
Newdale Presbyterian Church will be having a Christmas Bazaar on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7th and 8th from 8 am until? Lots of Christmas items, crafts, and baked goods. Proceeds from the sale will go to the building fund.
What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? While exploring one afternoon, siblings Jack and Annie discover a tree house full of books. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open (more)
Everyone is invited to the Benefit Singing for the Toys for Tots Program on Saturday, November 8th at 6 PM at Central Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. The Thankful Hearts will be the guest singers. A new unwrapped toy or a monetary donation for Toys for Tots Program will be appreciated.
You are invited to the 2014 Tree of Life Ceremony Friday, November 7th at 6:00 PM
on the campus of AB Tech in Marshall, NC. Please join us as we remember special loved ones with a memorial video, music, song, reflections and prayer. We light individual candles and place them on the hand crafted Tree of Life with a beautiful backdrop of quilted leaves made by patients, families, friends, hospice volunteers, HSHP employees and school children. We welcome your presence and would love to light a candle in remembrance of your loved one. Contact Madison Home Care & Hospice:the only hospice program based in Madison County. (828) 649-2705 or www.hotspringshealth-nc.org .
If you are in the mood for a nice, somewhat snazzy evening out, you should seriously consider the upcoming evening of “Jazz in the Spotlight” on Friday, November 7. The show will feature pianist, Brian Turner and singer, Debbie Phillips on some traditional jazz favorites, as well as (more)
Trips Coming up for the Christmas Holidays offered by Mitchell County Public Transportation Authority:
November 9........................ Shopping in Gaffney & Spartanburg, SC
November 11.......................Shopping in Asheville, NC
November 17.......................Southern Christmas Show
November 19.......................Grove Park, Ginger Bread Houses
Local Shopping EVERY Thursday and Friday.
All trips are open to the public. Individuals and groups alike are welcome to come on any of the scheduled trips. Just call 688-4715.
There will be a Fashion Show/ Vendor Market at the Spruce Pine Fire Department Saturday November 15 starting at 2:00m. This will give the public a chance to come and get their Christmas gifts and shop. Tickets are $7 at the door, all ticket sales go directly to Mitchell SafePlace.
Clearmont Elementary invites everyone to attend their Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, November 15th, 2014. They will be holding a breakfast beginning from 7:00am-11:00am. On the menu will be biscuits, gravy, sausage, eggs, and strawberry jam with your choice of drink for $5. Come out and support your school. Proceeds will go toward additional lunchroom tables for their cafeteria.
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)
The 6th annual performance of Ogden Nash's classic "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" by Burnsville's own Read It & Weep Repertory Theatre will be held Friday November 28th at 10:30am at the Burnsville Town Center. The play will delight all ages. It is the story of Nicholas Knock, a brave young shepherd who saves Christmas from Prince Evilard and his nasty minions. This year all proceeds benefit Hospice of Yancey. One performance only. Admission is $5 for grownups, $1 for children. For more information call Lucy Doll at 208-4731 or the Burnsville Town Center at 682-7209.
Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville will be hosting the Little Miss/Mr. and Teen Mr./Miss Brookside beauty pageants. It will take place on Saturday November 29th at 2pm. All participants will receive a crown/trophy/title and a grand supreme title will be given in each category. All children ages birth-16 are invited to attend. The contestants will be judged in the following categories: evening/casual wear (no glitz dresses), talent and interview. This is not a preliminary to any other competitions but the winners will be invited to ride on Brookside’s Christmas float in the Burnsville parade. Children and parents may register beginning on Monday, October 6th at Brookside. Please call 828-682-9759and contact Derek Freeman, pageant director/Activity Director for any questions. The cost per child to enter is $10.00. These funds will be allocated to the Resident Activity fund to be used at Christmas and for resident field trips. The deadline to register is November 22nd 2014.
The Burnsville Christmas parade will be held on Saturday, December 6 beginning at 3. pm. The theme this year is “Christmas Bells are Ringing.” Stop by the Visitor Center/Chamber Office for entry forms. Entry is free before Friday Nov. 21 and after that date a $10 late fee will be charged. For information call the Chamber office at 682-7413.
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-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.