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Charity House Mission, a homeless shelter located at the former D&R Furniture Store, is taking donations on Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm. Furniture, clothing and household items are needed. Proceeds from sales from items will go to run the shelter. The Resale Store is now open from 9:00am-5:00pm daily and Saturdays.
The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare fraud and abuse, and long-term care insurance. SHIIP will be conducting a free New To Medicare Seminar on Thursday May 28, at the Mitchell County Extension Center, located at 10 South Mitchell Avenue in Bakersville. The seminar will begin at 4:00 pm, and you can call and register by contacting the Mitchell County Extension Center 688-4811.
Residents of Double Island Community Fire District are urged to attend an important meeting this Thursday May 28th at 7:00pm in the Brush Creek Community Building. The meeting will discuss Double Island Fire Department issues and concerns, and Fire Department Rating and the effect on Homeowners Insurance rates.
The Hawk Community Club will have a fundraiser at the Cane Creek Community Center Saturday May 30th. Barbecue with all the fixings will be available for $5 a plate beginning at 12:00 noon until all the food's gone. Advance tickets can be purchased at Woody Tire and Auto Sales in Bakersville.
A new exhibition, “Qualla Arts and Crafts: Tradition and Innovation” organized by Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center, is now through May 29th at the Rural Heritage Museum of Mars Hill University. This is the first venue of this travelling exhibition. It will (more)
Gouge Elementary School will be hosting My School Color Run on May 30th. This is a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. This course goes through the town of Bakersville. Registration will begin at 9am and the 5K will begin at 10amfollowed by the Fun Run. Throughout the course, (more)
This year, Gouge Elementary School will be hosting their own school color run! This is an exciting new program that will help create awareness for healthy living, raise money for their play ground, and is sure to be fun for all! The Gouge Elementary School Color Run will be held Saturday May 30th from 10:00am-1:00pm at Gouge Elementary School, located at 134 Laurel Street in Bakersville. Entry fee is $25. For more information call Victoria Justice or Misty Hughes at 828-766-2260 or email Victoria Justice at email@example.com. Please join them for the 5k run or 1 mile fun walk.
The Harris High School Class of 1965 "50 Year" Reunion will be held Saturday May 30th from 1:00pm-6:00pm in the new Spruce Pine Fire Department on Willis Street in Spruce Pine. There will be no charge but donations are appreciated and can be sent to Peggy Biddix Riddle, Paul Pritchard, or Kay Ellis Pollard. For more information call 765-7960 or (828)724-9671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Higgins, a member of NASCAR's Hall of Fame, will be the guest speaker at the Yancey County Library Saturday, May 30th at 2:00pm. He was born and raised in Yancey County where his father was a Wildlife Commission game warden and his mother was a school teacher. Tom's early introduction to journalism came when he was sports reporter for the Burnsville High School newspaper where he was a member of the class of 1955. Tom is a renowned motor sports reporter and has covered NASCAR for the Charlotte Observer and other newspapers for more han halve a century. In 1980 he became the first NASCAR "Beat Writer" and covered every race in the grueling NASCAR tour. From Junior Johnson, Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarborough to the stars of today, he knows them all, and will be sharing their stories of the thrill of victory and agony of defeat. Tom recently released "Racing Into the Past", the first in a series of books highlighting the different eras of NASCAR history. There will be a question and answer session at the end of the talk followed by a book signing for those who would like an autographed copy of his book. This special event is sponsored by the Yancey County History Association. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. The Yancey County Library is located on School Circle in Burnsville. For more information call 678-9587 or 682-2609.
The last in a series of round table discussions for nonprofits will be Tuesday, June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Artist Resource Center, upstairs of the TRAC gallery at 269 Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine. This is a free information resource for staff, board members and volunteers of nonprofit organizations, presented by WNC Nonprofit Pathways. (more)
The Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) announces the opening of its bi-annual exhibit that features the artwork of the 2015 June Toe River Studio Tour Participants. The heavily anticipated showcase opens Saturday, May 9 at TRAC’s 269 Oak Avenue Gallery in downtown Spruce (more)
Yancey Relay for Life Poor Man's Dinner wll be held Saturday June 6th at 4:00pm until it's all gone at 81 Elbert Lane, which is the Second Road on left past Mountain Heritage as you leave town. (balloons will mark road). The meal consists of the following : Cornbread, Pinto Beans, Slaw, Potatoes,Drink, & Desert. Cost is $10.00 per plate. Come out and enjoy a delicious Poor Man's Supper and help Relay for Life.
Higgins UMC invites Men of all ages including our young teenage men to be part of their first Mens "Press On" event On June 6th with Roman Gabriel III, former quarterback for Oakland Raiders. He is host of Sold out sports talk, 200 stations nationwide and also brought us a television show viewed by over 100 million homes called "Sold out on Superbowl Sunday" with his theme of Faith, Family & Football. He is also an evangelist and president of the North Carolina Sold out Assembly on Drug & alcohol abstinence program. The Kick Off will be from 4-5pm with some tailgate games and registration then at 5pm, a BBQ meal from Bubbas Good Eats. Worship will follow, led by Marshall Huffman & message by Roman around 6:30 at Higgins UMC, located at 101 North Main Street in Burnsville. TICKETS will be $10 for whole event and can be picked up IN ADVANCE at Higgins. We strongly encourage purchasing by June 1st so can plan for amount of food to prepare and to ensure space left. For more information call 682-2835.
It happens twice a year. And folks from all over the southeast look forward to it—the Toe River Studio Tour—the first weekend in June, the first weekend in December. This year’s June tour will be the 5th through the 7th with 100 artists and galleries opening (more)
The Yancey History Association and Ron & Minnie Powell proudly present “Pickin’ on the Porch” each Sunday in June and August at the Proffitt Cousins Cabin on the grounds of the McElroy House c1840 on Academy Street and West Main in Burnsville. Bring your Guitars, (more)
With Memorial Day coming up June 1st and the 71st Anniversary of D-Day following on June 6th the BLT Film Club has selected the 1962 classic film “The Longest Day” to celebrate these two important dates. “The Longest Day” is one of the best and most important war films ever made and is definitely the largest in scope. Based on Cornelius Ryan's compilations of interviews of D-Day survivors it celebrates the heroism of one of the most historically important days of the 20th century, June, 6th 1944, the Normandy invasion . The day the world held its breath. “The Longest Day” is visually stunning and the only thing bigger than the films scope are the stars. The cast is made up of forty one international actors including Henry Fonda, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Peter Lawford, Sean Connery, Curt Jurgens, Rod Steiger and Robert Ryan to name a few. There is an appearance of Paul Anka, who wrote the title song for the movie, as an American soldier. This 53 year old film is still the most expensive black and white production to this day. Everyone is invited to join with the Classic Movie Club and step back in time to1962 and enjoy this magnificent film once again on the big screen. Showtime is 7:00pm Monday, June, 8th at the Yancey Theatre. If you would like to be added to our email list and be informed of up coming events send your email address email@example.com or call 682-2609 and we'll see you at the movies. (view trailer)
The U.S. Forest Service in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will host Kids Fishing Day on June 13th at Carolina Hemlocks on the South Toe River. The event is free for children ages 12 years and younger. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should bring their own fishing gear and bait. Registration will begin at 8:00AM with fishing from 9:00AM to 12:00PM. This event allows families and friends to share fun, quality time together while learning about one of our nation's favorite pastimes - fishing. The site will be stocked for the event, catch limit is 7 and no license is required. For more information contact the U.S. Forest Service at (828) 689-9694.
Toe River Watershed Partnership is sponsoring Kids Day at the new Pollinator Garden at Cane River Park (258 Whittington Road, Burnsville) on Saturday, June 13 from 10 am-12 pm. Families are invited to enjoy the first day of summer break celebrating the wonder of our native pollinators (more)
We all love our cars and we all really love the Cruise Ins of the Rhododendron Cruisers!! They meet on the Second and Fourth Saturday evenings every month all summer long. They gather around 6PM on Lower Street in Spruce Pine and everyone is welcome. Each Cruise In is different so check them out all summer long.
Audubon North Carolina staff and volunteers will be conducting roadside bird surveys in Yancey, Madison, and Mitchell Counties May 15-June 15. Counts are conducted by documenting species heard and seen within a 17-minute period from a fixed location. Be aware of this in case you see an unfamiliar car parked along the side of your road and a person looking skyward with binoculars and holding a clipboard. For more information or to get involved with bird research in the mountains, contact Aimee Tomcho at firstname.lastname@example.org or check outnc.audubon.org.
There will be a school bus drivers training class held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday June 15th, 16th and 17th from 8:30am-3:00pm each day at Mayland Community College- Yancey Campus, 107 Wheeler Hills Road in Burnsville. No pre-registration is required. Mitchell County Schools are in need of drivers and substitutes. For more information call Lisa McKinney at 766-2223. Also, please pass the word along to anyone that might be interested in driving a school bus in any county in North Carolina.
There will be a Basketball Shooting Camp at Mountain Heritage High School June 16th through 18th from 9:00am- 12 noon. The camp is for boys and girls in grades 3-8 and costs $45. Awards will be given: hot shots, free throw, and 3-point shoot-out. The camp will be staffed by Jeff Fender and former and current Rebel and Cougar players. Campers must sign a waiver form and proof of insurance. Signup will be on the first day of the camp from 8:00am-9:00am. For more information call Jeff Fender at 284-2326.
The 2015 Relay for Life of Mitchell County event will be held Friday, June 26th from 6:00pm-midnight at Mitchell High School. The theme this year is "Holidays of Hope". For more information contact Sandra Dennison, Community Manager, Relay for Life, email@example.com or mobile # 828-342-4931 or Bruce Icard, Event Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 828-467-0734.
On June 27 Mitchell Co. Gay Straight Alliance will show the movie PRIDE at the Toe River Arts Council in Spruce Pine. "PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the (more)
The 8th annual RiddleFest will feature Grammy winner David Holt along with Josh Goforth on Friday, July 3rd at 7:30. The concert will be at the Parkway Playhouse and tickets of $20 and $25 can be ordered from the Playhouse website, parkwayplayhouse.com.
The 31st Annual Gem and Mineral Show will be held Saturday July 25th through Sunday August 2nd on the grounds of Parkway Fire and Rescue, located at 12966 South Highway 226 South, with 60 vendors from all over the world. Anything that can be made from stones is probably there. Jewelry, gemstones, mineral specimens, fossils, and more are waiting to be found. For more information call 765-5519 or email Donna Collis at email@example.com.
Plans are being made for the East Yancey High School Class of 1965's 50-Year Class Reunion on Saturday, October 17th at the Town Center in Burnsville. Postcards were sent out the last of February. If you didn't get one, please contact us. Call 336-993-3431 or contact us at our email address firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check out our Facebook pace "EYHS Class of 1965 Reunion". If you attended during years 1961-1965 and would have graduated with the class of 1965, but didn't due to moving away, family circumstances, illness, etc., you are welcome, just contact us.
Parkway Playhouse, Burnsville’s award-winning theatre company, is set to open its 69th Season. Over 50 performances that range from performances by and for students in the popular Parkway Playhouse Junior education program; to high-energy musical comedies; to a stirring homage to a hometown musical inspiration; to classics of the world stage. Also in 2015, Parkway Playhouse will (more)
The American Cancer Society's Community Health Advisor Program reminds woment that early detection saves lives, and is offering free and easy mamograms. For the woman who does so much for so many...it's time to do something for you. Schedule a mammogram today. For those women who are 40+, uninsured or under-insured, financial assistance is available, we can help. For more information call Kathlene Stith at 828-284-2088 or email Kathlene.Stith@cancer.org.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.