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“On Golden Pond”, Ernest Thompson’s heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 13. Directed by Jeff Messer, Parkway Playhouse’s production stars Michael Lilly as Norman and Alesa Bryant Laws as Ethel. Also featured are (more)
The Annual Basketball Shooting Camp will be held at Cane River Middle School Wednesday June 14th through Friday June 16th from 9:00am-noon each day. Registration will be held the first day of the camp from 8:00am-9:00am. Camp will be staffed by Jeff Fender, Cane River Middle School Coaches, and current and former Cougar and Rebel players. Cost is $45. Campers must provide proof of insurance and bring their own snack. For more information call 682-2202 or 284-2326.
Coming Up At Mars Hill University, April 24 - May 7, 2017, All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298, (More)
Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR. features all your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables. The (more)
When your classroom is a mile high, every student has their head in the clouds.
Grandfather Mountain is introducing a series of Adult Field Courses in 2017, offering day-long sessions on various topics, including birds, salamanders, history, wildlife drawing and (more)
West Burnsville Church of God will host a hot dog and hamburger lunch directly after service on Sunday April 30, 2017. Dine in or take out. All donations will benefit fhe Chrisy McClure Ray Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The deadline for ordering bricks to be placed in the walkway at the Yancey Public Library has been extended. There is no better way to honor or remember your loved ones than this permanent memento. The walkway is a project of the Friends of the Library. Request forms can be picked up at the library or can be emailed. The bricks are $100 each. All orders must be in by May 1st. For more information contact the library at 828-682-2600 or email@example.com.
Yancey Baptist Association invites everyone to attend the Art Alive presentation on Monday, May 1, 2017 beginning at 6:15 PM with a bag supper and a presentation of the Gospel in Chalk Art at 7:00 PM. This will take place at Faith Baptist Church on 197 North, above Glen Raven Mills. Everyone is invited to attend.
Mitchell County PAGE (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) is excited to announce a visit by Dr. Rick Courtright on May 2 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the District Central Office on Ledger Road. Dr. Courtright serves as Gifted Education Research Specialist for the Talent Identification Program (TIP) at Duke University in Durham, NC. He also holds the (more)
The National Day of Prayer Observance, A special time of prayer & music, praying for our nation, as well as our town & county & state, will be held Thursday May 4th at 12:00 noon and again at 6:30pm at the Riverside Park amphiteatre in Spruce Pine. There will also be several days of prayer & repentance gatherings prior to the National Day of Prayer on Saturday April 29, Monday May 1, Tuesday May 2, and Wednesday May 3 at 12:00 noon at Riverside Park leading up to the event. For more information call 828-765-8789.
Yancey Baptist Association invites everyone to attend the National Day of Prayer Service on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Noon at Open Door Baptist Church on Bennet Street in Burnsville. Everyone is invited to come and join in prayer for our nation, state, and our local community.
Mitchell County Schools will hold a Transition Day and Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, May 4th, from 1:00-6:00pm. The purpose of this day is to give students who are transitioning to a new school for the 2017-2018 school year the opportunity to visit their new school and meet staff at that school. Kindergarten registration will also be held from 1:00-6:00 at Greenlee Primary and Gouge Elementary. Deyton Primary, Harris Middle, and Bowman Middle will hold Open House from 1:00-6:00 for any student who will be new to the school during the 2017-2018 school year. Mitchell High School freshman orientation will begin at 5:30, with a parent meeting at 6:00pm. This will also be an early dismissal day for students. We hope that this event will help ease the anxiety and answer questions students and parents have when entering a new school. If you have any further questions, please contact your child's school.
The Madison-Yancey Chapter of the Friends of NRA will be hosting their second annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Burnsville Town Center on South Main Street in Burnsville (just off the town square). There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA banquet. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. Whether you’re keeping an eye on that unique item in the silent auction, trying your luck at the game tables, or just dining on some delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a good time. It’s a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited edition merchandise, firearms, knives, art, jewelry, and more. Not to mention all the great people you’ll meet in the process! The group is the non-political side of the NRA. The group's primary purpose is fund-raising for the future of the shooting sports including, but not limited to FFA, 4-H, ROTC, Eddie Eagle Gun Safety Programs (for kids), Hunter Safety Programs and the Women on Target Programs. Their long term goals are to build public shooting ranges in Madison County & Yancey County. The money we raise will stay in WNC”. The local chapter operates under The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. If you’d like to attend this event (tickets are limited and going fast) contact Tom Wechtel at Southern Comfort Guns & Ammo in Mars Hill at 828-689-4444, or Committee Chairman Matthew Wechtel at 828-689-2244, or Shannon Cooper at Coopers Trading, Inc in Burnsville at (828) 678-9929, or purchase your tickets on-line atwww.friendsofnra.org. There will be NO ticket sales at the door, all tickets must be purchased in advance!!
Celebrate Spring by joining the NC High Peaks Trail Association for one of two hikes on the Appalachian Trail on Sat., May 6. The more challenging hike will start at Hughes Gap and proceed over a series of peaks before descending to Iron Mountain Gap. The overall distance is 10.8 miles and the hike is rated as very strenuous, mainly because of the length and an ascent of 900 feet. The (more)
Have you ever wondered how the Relay for Life fundraising dollars are used or what happens at a RFL event? Hopefully, this will answer those questions and more! Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Events are held to help (more)
To support the Imagine No Malaria campaign of the United Methodist Church, Bald Creek United Methodist Women will be hosting an Imagine No Malaria Tea on May 7 at 2:00 pm.Malaria was eliminated in the United States in the 1950‘s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a child every two minutes. Imagine No Malaria works to improve the way people fight the disease and end preventable deaths by malaria. Come join the ladies of Bald Creek UMW for an afternoon of hats, tea and FUNdraising at Bald Creek United Methodist Church, 29 Bald Creek School Road, Burnsville.
On Tuesday, May 9th, the Yancey County Schools’ Annual Federal Programs Public Input Meeting will be held at the Yancey County Schools Board of Education Office, 100 School Drive in the YCS Board Room at 4:00pm. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input, provide updated information, and discuss the Title I, II, III, VI, and Exceptional Children Programs’ planning documents for the 2017-18 school year. This will include a review of the Parent Involvement initiatives in each federal program. If you have questions concerning a particular school’s Federal Program resources or the overall district programs, please feel free to call the Federal Programs Director at YCS Central Office, 682-6101 (ext. 302). Any non-public school not already contacted that still desires information about these federal grant programs can contact the Federal Programs Director at YCS as well. We look forward to seeing community stakeholders on May 9th.
The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold regular meeting on Tuesday May 9th at the Town Center in Burnsville. Social hour at 6:30 and meeting at 7:00 PM. Muriel Phaff will present program on Indito. Visitors are welcome.
Jacob Martinez will speak at the Twelfth Annual Mitchell High School Academic Letter Ceremony of Excellence. This year’s ceremony will take place on May 11, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. Martinez is a native of Mitchell County, born and raised under the view of Chalk Mountain. A 2009 Honors Graduate of Mitchell High School, he is the son of Jorge and (more)
The 8th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with a 9:00 AM race start time. The USATF certified 5K course starts and finishes on the Burnsville Town Square, running through downtown Burnsville. Packet pick-up and race-day (more)
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13 and prepare for a colorful and fun day in Burnsville. For the 11th year, the Toe River Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild sponsor the Plein Air Paint Out. Anyone who paints or draws, amateur to professional, young (more)
Do you like games, sports, food, fun, and community? Then Saturday, May 13th is the day for you! The Burnsville Fit Families 5K begins at 9:00 AM on the Town Square.We welcome runners of all ages, strollers, groups who run together, first-time 5K runners and experienced runners! We provide smoothies, music, and prizes, and our volunteers and community provide (more)
The Firehouse Craft and Retail Expo: Craft and Retail show ,sponsored by Newdale VFD Auxiliary, will be held Saturday May 13th from 9:00am-2:00pm at Newdale Volunteer Fire Department (located at 96 Riverwalk Drive in Burnsville: Newdale area). Admission is free to the general public. Vendor spots are $25. Call 284-2635 or 208-0188 for entry information. Entry deadline is
Walter Ziffer, noted theological scholar and retired religion professor at Mars Hill University, will deliver the keynote address at the university's spring commencement. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2017, in Moore Auditorium, and will be streamed live on the internet through the university website. The topic of Ziffer's talk will be "The (more)
The Penland Gallery will open its 2017 exhibition season with an exhibition of pieces by thirty-two artists working in many different styles and materials. What these artists have in common is that they are alumni of the Penland Core Fellowship or the Penland Resident (more)
The Defense Department has partnered with the Greenlee Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Marion to provide a bronze pin and certificate honoring area Vietnam Era Veterans. The upcoming presentation will begin at 10 am onSaturday, May 27th during the Home Town Hero's day on the town square. If you are a vet or know one please call or email Elaine Dellinger at 682-7524 or firstname.lastname@example.org by the May 15th deadline.Full Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Years of service during this era of [1955-1975] and contact number. Note: Even if you did not serve in Vietnam but was in service during the period of 1955-1975 you are eligible.
The Elevation Academy of Dance will have a recital Saturday May 20 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday May 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. The show’s title this spring is “An American Tribute,” which will honor our country through dance. Ticket prices are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children over age 5. Veterans and current military are also $5.00. Students at the academy come from Mitchell, Yancey, and Avery Counties. Come and see the results of their hard work.
The American Legion Post 122 in cooperation with Faith Baptist Church on Highway 197 North in Burnsville NC will be hosting a community wide memorial service to honor our friends and family that made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our Country and our way of life. The service will be held Sunday May 28th at 3:00PM at Faith Baptist Church. Everyone in Yancey, Mitchell and Avery County are invited to join us for this service of remembrance. For more information please contact Les Hevner at 675-0290 or Harvey Sharpe at 682-0853.
The deadline has past and the tour is cranking up to be another great adventure for visitors. We have 53 studio sites with 83 artists, including eight who have never participated or participated over three years ago. In their own words, they introduce themselves. (more)
Cougars, elk, bagpipes, bonfires and raptors — it’s 2017 at Grandfather Mountain.
With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville, N.C.-based nature (more)
There are still some seats left for the Albuquerque and Santa Fe trip sponsored by the Senior Center leaving June 17 and returning June 27, 2017. This trip is available to ANYONE 18+. Price is $925.00 with a $75.00 down payment due immediately upon signing. Price includes: motorcoach transportation; 10 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Albuquerque area; 18 meals – 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners; National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN; Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK; Acoma Pueblo, an ancient Native American village; New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial; guided tour of Santa Fe; St. Francis Cathedral; Sculpture Gardens & Old Town Albuquerque; ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway 2 miles above the peaks; American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, TX, Oklahoma City Bombings National Memorial and the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, AR. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to tour the South West! Call Vivian Hollifield or Alyssa Styles at 682-6011 for more information.
On June 16 and 17, the Town of Bakersville, Gateway to the Roan and Home to the Arts, will host its 71th North Carolina Rhododendron Festival which is among the oldest and most respected festivals in the Southeast. The two-day Festival will feature the Rhododendron Festival Pageant on Friday and Saturday evenings. The Rhododendron Festival Arts and Crafts Fair on (more)
Registration for Penland’s exciting program of one week, arts-oriented day camps for children is now open! Penland’s Kids Camps for ages 3 through 18 begin on June 19th and run through August 4th featuring different camps each week. Young campers can cut, sculpt, and paint unique masks and puppets while exploring art from around the globe in Around the World in Five Days and older (more)
An exhibit called "The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain" is on display in Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed large scale logging of Bluff Mountain in the late (more)
The Mountain Air community near Burnsville, NC is proud to announce the inaugural Ascent at Mountain Air, an uphill 5K race, on Saturday, October 14. The race will take runners from the front gates on a 1,800-foot climb to the runway at the top of the community. (More)
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.
The Mitchell County Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans meets on the first Thursday of each month at the School Administration Building in Ledger. Meal is served at 5:30pm and the meeting starts at 6:00pm. All disabled veterans and their spouses are invited. If you have any questions call Dennis or Connie King at (828) 765-1441.
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.
A monthly support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss is held the first Friday of each month from 1-3pm in the Hospice of the Blue Ridge building at 236 Hospital Drive in Spruce Pine, NC. For more information call Lisa Boone at 828-765-5677 or email email@example.com.