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Market on Oak Book Signing April 26th

Local author, Haskell Davis, will be holding a book signing to promote his book, “The Unmarked Grave.”  The book is a true story of romance, love, faith, deceit, and tragedy surrounding the lives of Charlie and Frankie Silver, a young mountain couple and their families. They were a happy little family in the isolated Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.  (more)

Yancey Hospice Memorial Service May 15th

Yancey Hospice will be holding their annual Memorial Service on May 15th at 5:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Yancey Hospice is located at 856 George's Fork Road, Burnsville. For more information call 828-682-9675.

Burnsville Town Council Special Meeting (Details)

Annual Ramp Dinner

West Burnsville Baptist Church's Annual Ramp Dinner will be held Friday April 25th from 11:30am-7:00pm at the church.  This is a youth fundraiser. The menu will be soup beans, fried potatoes, bacon or streaked meat, eggs, ramps & eggs, ramps & potatoes, and corn bread.  Cost will be $10 a plate for adults and $6 a plate for children.  For takeout or delivery please call 682-3990, if no answer leave your oder on the answering machine along with your call back number.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Girl's Night Out with Mandy Young

Women are invited to a "Girl's Night with Mandy Young" Friday May 9th at 7:00pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church. Mandy will shares her testimony of 'Loving the life God gives you'. Her miraculous story has been shared on CNN, NBC, Montel Williams and countless others. Hers is a story of holding on to hope in the midst of the most difficult storms of life. She battled an unknown illness all of her childhood which left her parents being told to say goodbye countless times. But God had different plans. You will be encouraged as she shares her story of hope with a contagious smile despite her circumstances. You will also be blessed by worship led by mother daughter duo Debbie Phillips and Emily Sigmon. There will be some giveaways and refreshments served. Great way to start your mothers day weekend! This is a FREE event. A LOVE OFFERING will be taken. For questions or more info. call 682-2835 or email Shelley Grindstaff at

Sweet and Sassy Sunday

Sweet and Sassy Dessert Social will be held April 27th at the Burnsville Town Center from 7 to 9 pm. Entertainment by Thistle Dew and Ragged But Right. Event will benefit the Traditional Voices Group's Oral History Project.

Drug Take Back Day April 26th (Details)

1st Annual Grassy Creek Fall Mineral & Gem Show

The 1st Annual Grassy Creek Fall Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment. It will be held October 16th-19th from 10:00-6:00m daily on the grounds of the fire department located at 12966 South Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine, NC. It features dealers from all over the world with gem stones, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, beads and lots more. If it is made of stone, you should be able to find it here.  Admission and parking are FREE. Contact: Donna Collis at 828-765-5519 or Roger Frye at 828-766-6136. Directions from US19E: Take US19E from the north or south to Spruce Pine, NC and turn south on Hwy 226 toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go approximately 3 miles to 12966 South Hwy 226 at the Parkway Fire and Rescue fire station on the right. Directions from Hwy 226: From Marion, NC, follow Hwy 226 north to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go under the Parkway and go approximately 2 miles to 12966 South Hwy 226 at the Parkway Fire and Rescue fire station on the left. From Bakersville, NC, follow Hwy 226 south and cross US19E and go 3 miles south on Hwy 226 to the Parkway Fire and Rescue station at 12966 South Hwy 226 on the left.

30th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show

The 30th Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show is put on by the Parkway Fire and Rescue to raise funds for new equipment and will be held July 27th to August 3rd from 10:00am-6:00pm daily on the fire department grounds located at 12966 South Hwy 226 in Spruce Pine, NC. It features 60 dealers from all over the world with gem stones, mineral specimens, fossils, jewelry, beads and lots more. If it is made of stone, you should be able to find it here. There will be a BBQ on Saturday to raise the funds for new equipment. It is really good food. Come help out the fire department. Admission and parking are FREE. Contact: Donna Collis at 828-765-5519 Roger Frye at 828-766-6136

Blacksmith Festival in Spruce Pine April 26th (more)

Mitchell Chamber To Host Primary Candidates Forum

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville, NC. All candidates seeking office in the District have been invited to attend.  Those seeking the offices of the NC State District Attorney Judicial District 24, the NC State Senate District 47, the NC House of Representatives (more)

Vote for Dig In! Yancey Community Garden

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program in hopes of receiving $20,000 for its mission. There are two phases in the grant process: public voting and final judging. The public voting has begun and continues until April 21. After that, only the top 50 applications that receive the most votes will move on to the final judging phase. On May 5, Seeds (more)

Burnsville Little Theatre's Production of "Harvey"

Parkway Playhouse is presenting Burnsville Little Theater’s production of the Pulitzer prize winning comedy, Harvey, on Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26 at7:30 PM, with a matinee on Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 PM.  That’s the weekend after Easter.  According to the play’s director, Barry Kelly, “Harvey is the funniest play I’ve ever seen, and the cast members from Spruce Pine and Burnsville are marvelous.  No one should miss the opportunity to see it.”  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and can be purchased at the Parkway Playhouse website, at the Playhouse box office, and at businesses in Burnsville.

Yancey Humane Rabies Clinic April 26

The Yancey Humane Society will hold a rabies clinic Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 962 Cane River School Road. Cost of the vaccination will be $8.00 per pet. These are one year vaccinations. Kittens and puppies must be a minimum of 12 weeks old to be vaccinated and vaccination is required by NC law by 4 months of age. Failure to (more)

Dinner and a Show for a good cause

Are you looking for cheap family fun on a Friday Night?  Do you want to contribute to a worthy cause? Then look no further because we have just the thing for you!  Dinner and a show for $5.00 per person with proceeds going to benefit the students of South Toe Elementary.  It’s a win-win situation! (More)

Parkway Playhouse 68th Season Lineup

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)

Grand Ole Opry Comes to Burnsville (Details)

Yancey Community Blood Drive

While only about three percent of the population donates blood, many of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime.  The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients who depend on transfusions. It is important that our donors realize the impact they have on the lives of so many.  You'll have another opportunity to donate blood at the Yancey Community Blood Drive Tuesday April 29th from 1:30pm-6:00pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 101 North Main Street in Burnsville.  To schedule an appointment call Aprel Wilson at 713-8400 or online at Sponsor Code: Yancey.

Mountain Heritage High School Blood Drive

About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets. Your next chance to donate will be at the Mountain Heritage High School Blood Drive Monday April 28th from 9:00am-2:00pm at the school, located at 333 Mountain Heritage Road in Burnsville.  To schedule an appointment call Teresa Robinson at 682-6103.

MCHS Season Opener - Gaylord Perry!

After a long winter's nap, the Mitchell County Historical Society is back in the ballgame with a big Season Opener! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26 for a fun day of baseball games and a Double Header Evening -  a very special program and auction featuring Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry, then a showing of everyone's favorite baseball movie Field of (more)

Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule for April 2014

Yancey County Transportation Authority has the following trips planned in April 2014:

April 2..............................Farmer's Daughter Restaurant (near Jonesborough, TN)
April 11............................Steinmart and Fresh Market in Asheville, NC
April 16............................Shoppes at Morganton, NC
April 25............................Thrift Stores in Asheville, NC

Many citizens are eligible for free or reduced fares/rates.  For more information call YCTA at 682-6144.

Burnsville's Design Review Committee Schedule

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.

150th Commemorative Battle of Burnsville & Civil War Re-enactment (more)

Cane River Class of 1962 "52 Year Reunion"

The Cane River High School Class of 1962 will have their 52 year reunion Saturday May 17th  at 1:00pm at the Bald Creek Masonic Lodge, located at 107 Sam Robertson Road.  Attendees will enjoy a catered meal.  The cost will be $15 per person and you need to pay by May 1st.  Contact Bernard Briggs, 859 Bailey St., Mars Hill, NC 28754 or call 828-689-2930.

Confederate Railroad in Burnsville April 25th!

Brooke and Adam Burleson with Holland

5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Down Syndrome Awareness

A 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Down Syndrome Awareness. Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 @8:00AM, Riverside Park 200 E Tappan Street Spruce Pine, NC  28777. The story behind the race written by Adam Burleson :5 months into our pregnancy my wife and I received a test result stating that there was a 99% chance our baby girl would be (more)

Intermountain Head Start Recruitment

     Intermountain Head Start is currently recruiting preschool children for the present school year and for the school year 2014-2015 that will begin in August.  
     Head Start, a child development program under the direction of Health and Human Services, is designed for children 3-5 years of age from income eligible families and is tailored.

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store Needs Donations!

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.

Mitchell County Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers

Do you have one hour you can volunteer to deliver a hot meal to a homebound senior citizen  The Mitchell County Senior Center and the Meals on Wheels Program is in extreme need for volunteers.  Can you help?  Do you know someone that can help?  Please call the Center at 688-3019.  

Bingo Fundraiser Twice a Month at Tipton Hill School

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: Support Group Meeting

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.  

Coffee & Conversations: Grief Support Group

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.  

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.

Brick Paver Project

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter #58 is now offering brick pavers at the new Mitchell County Courthouse at the Veterans Dedication site.  Brick pavers can have up to 32 characters if you would like to purchase a brick and place the name of a veteran or a loved one the cost is $35 and all proceeds will go to DAV Chapter #58.  For more information or to order call 828-263-3756.

Mitchell County NC Veterans Memorial Page is Up and Running

The Mitchell County NC Veterans  Memorial Page is up and running!  The website features citizens of Mitchell County who lost their lives in service to our country both during times of combat and peacetime.  Mitchell High School History teacher and local historian Matt Hurd has compiled the information that now includes World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. To see the web-site go to you favorite search engine and type in "Mitchell County Veterans Memorial Page".  Check it out!

To submit any information you might have you may contact Matt Hurd at or call Mitchell High School at 688-2101 and ask for Mr. Hurd.

Toe River Model Railroaders

The Toe River Model Railroaders meet Wednesdays in the basement of the Spruce Pine Library from 2:00pm-5:00pm and the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10:00am-1:00pm, and other times by arrangement.  For more information call 467-0693, 688-1922, or 682-2865.

Large Dogs Fixed Free

If you have a dog weighing 40 pounds or more, your pet can be fixed for FREE.  Just stop by the Yancey Humane Society off Cane River School Road during hours open to the public and sign up your pet for surgery.  If you pet is 4 months or older, a rabies vaccination is required at a cost of $6.00 per pet.  Take advantage of this special offer while grant money is still available.

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.

Mitchell D.A.V. is Collecting Tattered Flags for Proper Disposal

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.

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. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason .....

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.  Brookside Rehabilitation and Care is also looking for volunteer instructors to teach quilting, knitting, and other forms of needlework......

Pet Adopters Needed

The Yancey Humane Society is overflowing with homeless dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. They range all sizes, shapes, and ages. Help spread the word that these innocent ones need loving homes. Dogs and puppies can be adopted for $65.00 if you live in Madison, Mitchell or Yancey County.  You may adopt cats or kittens for just $35.00  If you live outside of that area, the adoption fee is $85.00. The adoption fee for adult cats is $35.00. This fee includes spay/neuter and all vaccinations based upon the age of the pet that you choose. Visit the Animal Shelter web site at Adopt now and start creating happy memories with your forever friend.

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.  To support their work they will need help doing local fundraisers and help in ......

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. The group ......

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. Medical personnel from home health agencies, long-term care facilities and mental health would also be an asset. Community members......

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.  Must .....

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.  This dog park provides county residents with an area where they can spend quality time exercising their pets and sharing memorable moments with fellow pet owners and volunteers can provide fresh air and exercise to Shelter pets ......

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. Between yesterday’s regrets and tomorrow’s dreams lie today’s ......

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. Bible Study is ........

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.  This will include......

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? Did WAMY help you get back on your feet when you really needed help? Have you even been employed ......

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. They know a sub can not always drop what they are doing and come out to deliver the Meals on Wheels, and that's okay, they do ......

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 .......

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.  W.A.M.Y.'s Micro Enterprise Program makes small business loans and also can arrange for various types of training to .......

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.  If you wish to report a fair housing complaint and you live in Yancey County, call the Yancey County Manager's Office at 682-3971, the Burnsville ......

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.  For more information call William Whiteside at 682-6300 or ......

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.  During the past 2 years, Kiwanis of Spruce Pine has conducted reading and grade ......

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.  This program offers job counseling, job training, health and educational services to those wanting to re-enter the work force and is offered free of .......

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 ......

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.

Yancey 4-H Friends

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.

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. 

W.A.M.Y.'s Micro-Loan Program **

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.