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Free Evidenced Based Practice Trainings (details)


Yancey Transportation Authority Trips for July 2014

Yancey County Transportation Authority Trips for July 2014
  • July 25th....................... Grandfather Mountain (bring money to eat & for admission fee of $18 for seniors)
  • July 30th........................Picnic on the Parkway
Many citizens are eligible for free or reduced rates. For more information call YCTA at 682-6144.                         

Berklee Bound Concert Series!

What do you do when you get accepted to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston? First, you are thrilled since the acceptance rate for Berklee is less than 20%, and you will be studying in the company of fine musicians from all over the world. But then you have to come up (more)

Brian Gurl in Concert

Brian Gurl will be in concert at the Burnsville Town Center Friday July 25th at 7:30pm.  Enjoy a Century Of Piano Entertainment Co-starring pianist, vocalist Katherine Alexandra & featuring vocalist Roberta Whiteside & a red hot band! From Duke Ellington to Ferranti & Teicher to Billy Joel, this high energy extravaganza will feature a wild array of musical genres including jazz, pop, Broadway, classical and rock! Russian pianist and vocalist Katherine Alexandra from FL (who was a big hit last summer) will display her many beautiful talents - along with Brian's brilliant piano arrangements. Roberta Whiteside will be featured in some swinging' jazz and gospel. Also featured are Eliot Wadopian on bass, Byron Hedgepeth on drums and Rich Willie on trumpet.  Tickets in Section A are $30 and $20 in Section B.  For more information call 682-7209.

Flea Market at Tipton Hill

Come on out to the flea market this Saturday morning and every Saturdaymorning at Tipton Hill. If you have things to sell, see Curly and he can give you a place to set up your table or he’ll get you fixed with a table to display the things you have to sell. You can set up any time from 7:00 on. If you want to shop, come on by to see what bargains you can find! We’ll be there from 7:00 until the last person leaves. Sponsored by the Tipton Hill Foundation.

Benefit Car Show at Mountain Heritage

Cherith Brook Baptist Church will be having a Car Show Saturday July 26th at 10:00am at Mountain Heritage High School.  There will be vendors, (**a raffle), barbecue, kid's zone, and lots an auction, starting at 2:00pm.  Free admission.  All proceeds from this day of events goes to the church's fellowship hall building fund.  Everyone is welcome!

"Fighting for Gary" Benefit for Local Cancer Patient

On February 5th 2014 Gary Riddle was diagnosed with stage 4 espophageal cancer.  He has been employed at Glen Raven for the past 9 years, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and is no longer able to work.  A benefit, "Fighting for Gary", will be held Saturday July 26th from 10:00am-4:00pm at West Side Rental in Burnsville.  Hot dog plates and barbecue sandwich plates will be sold.  T-shirts will be available for $10.  There will be a bake sale, face painting, and singing throughout the day.  A silent auction will be held featuring a collector's knife valued at $325, a Matthews bow and numerous outher items that have been donated. (**There will also be a raffle with tickets $5 each or 5 for $20. Items available includee a Golden Eagle bow, a necklace valued at over $70, gift certificates and items donated by local businesses).  Thanks for your love and support...hope to see you all there!

Super Saturdays at The Orchard

Saturdays are Super in 2014 with the continuation of the children's Appalachian Heritage program at the Orchard at Altapass through August 9, from 10:30am to noon, we will offer a different heritage activity every week for children ages 6 to (more)

Liberty Hill Back to School Bash 7/26

Liberty Hill Baptist Church will hold its annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 12:00 P.M. (rain or shine) on the church’s softball field.  This is the third year that Liberty Hill has collected and will distribute school supplies to students from Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and surrounding counties.  School supplies such as backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, (more)

3rd Annual Back to School Bash

Liberty Hill Baptist Church will be having their 3rd Annual Back to School Bash Saturday July 26th from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the church.  There will be free backpacks for the kids filled with hygiene items and school supplies, while supplies last.  The child must be present to get the supplies.  Everything is free, free food, inflatables for the kids, and dunking booth.  For more information call Kim at 765-7987 or 467-2745.

Ranger Programs for the Week of July 21st (Details)

Special Car Show Benefit for Danny Williams

The Rhododendron Cruisers will be on Lower Street in Spruce Pine Saturday July 26th from 6 to 8 PM with a special car show / benefit for Danny Williams.  They’ll have barbecue, music, fun and of course really cool cars and the proceeds go to help Danny with medical expenses.  Don’t miss it this Saturday night - 6 to 8 PM Lower Street in Spruce Pine a special Rhododendron Cruisers Car Show / Benefit.  Classic cars and trucks, barbecue, music and lots of fun activities.

Ranger Program: Civil War in the Mountains (Details)

Mitchell Animal Shelter 30th Anniversary Fur Ball Gala 7/26

Mitchell County Animal Rescue (MCAR) is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary serving the people and animals of Mitchell County. MCAR began as a non-profit humane society in 1984 and ten years later the shelter opened as a joint program with the county to deal with the (more)

The King and I Begins at Playhouse 7/26

The award-winning Parkway Playhouse is transporting audiences back to 1862 Siam with the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical classic, The King and I, Saturday July 26 -and playing through Saturday, August 9.  Performances are 7:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 3:00pm (more)

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

High Peaks Leads Bird-Watching Stroll July 27

Join the High Peaks Trail Association for a birding stroll at Cane River Park on July 27.  Birders report seeing nearly two dozen species at this location recently, so join us for the fun and adventure. We may see other species, including mammals, so bring binoculars if you have them and even an extra pair to share. Please dress for the weather – we’ll be going rain or (more)

Sunday Concert Series at St Thomas Episcopal (Details)

Renowned Ceramics Lecturer to Speak at Penland School

Garth Clark, internationally known writer, historian, critic, and gallerist, will speak at Penland School of Crafts at 8:15 PM on Sunday, July 27. Clark is spending several weeks at Penland as this year’s Andrew Glasgow Writing Resident. He will speak about the recent explosion of ceramic activity in the fine arts and offer other thoughts about issues in contemporary craft. The lecture (more)

Performing Arts Camp

Up for a dramatic rescue?  Are you undiscovered royalty?  Parkway Playhouse and Dance Express are ready to help you realize those dreams with some exciting performing arts camps for students of all ages.  Parkway Playhouse Junior, the award-winning performing arts program for students, created Parkway Playhouse, is now registering students for its upcoming Fairy (more)

Black and White and Books Exhibition

Black and White and Books. An exhibition featuring the B&W photographs of Steve Buettner and bookarts from Kathy Steinsberger, Serey Andree, and Marcia Watt will begin on June 28 at the Burnsville TRAC Gallery, 102 W. Main Street. The exbibit will continue through August 1. For more information, visit the website, or call 828.682.7215

East Yancey Media Center Summer Hours

The Media Center at East Yancey Middle School will be open on Tuesdays in July from 10:00 AM until noon.

South Toe Elementary School Library Open

Hey Wildcats!  Just a reminder that the South Toe Elementary school library will be open on Wednesdayafternoons from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. through August 6th.  Ms. Howell has planned lots of fun activities for these sessions and you can check out books to enjoy during summer break!  Escape to other worlds through the wonder of reading!  Just enter the door . . . through the South Toe Elementary Library.

Ranger Programs for the Week of July 28th (Details)


The Mountain  Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be sponsoring a quilt show July 31 through Aug. 3rd.  There will be over 60 quilts on display in the large meeting room of the Town Center in Burnsville. Admission is $3.00.  Hours are from 9 to 5 Thursday and Friday, 8:30 to 5 Sat. and 12 noon to 5 on Sunday.  (**Tickets for the raffle quilt will be also be sold.  They are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  The raffle quilt be also be on display and the drawing will take place the 2nd Tuesday in November at the regular meeting.)   Proceeds from the show (**and quilt raffle) go to funding charitable projects such as quilts for veterans  and Project Linus, which provides quilts for children in times of stress such as house fires and automobile wrecks.

Wine Tasting to Benefit The Traditional Voices Group

Burnsville Wine and ..., at 525 West Main Street, will host a wine tasting to benefit the Traditional Voices Group on Friday, August 1, from 4 until 7 PM. Join us for great wines, hors d'oeuvres, and live music, provided by Ragged but Right and friends. Cost is $10 at the door or buy ticket in advance. Traditional Voices Group collects stories from mountain neighbors and produces RiddleFest each year to honor the memory of Yancey County musician Lesley Riddle. For more information call 682-9654

58th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair August 1 - 2

The 58th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair is held on the Town Square in Burnsville on August 1-2, 2014.  With approximately 200 juried crafts, this event more than qualifies as a craft shopper’s paradise, as evidenced by the over twenty-five thousand people who attend this event each year (more)

58th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

The 58th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held Friday and Saturday August 1st and 2nd from 9:00am-5:00pm on the Burnsville Town Square.  Enjoy Arts, crafts, food, and entertainment. Admission is free.  For more information or vendor application call 682-7413, email or visit

Storytelling Dinner Theatre at St John's Episcopal August 2nd (details)

Ranger Program: O Christmas Tree (Details)

Dixie Melody Boys at Grassy Creek Baptist

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at theGrassy Creek Baptist Church, located in Spruce Pine, NC, on Sunday, August 3. The Quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony during the 10:30am service. (more)

Mountain Heritage Open House

MHHS will have an Open House for each grade level before the first day of school, August 18.  During Open House, parents and students can make schedule adjustments, pick up school-issued Chromebook, and receive PowerSchool information. (more)

Cane River Football Camp

Cane River Football Camp will be held Monday August 4th through Thursday August 7th from 5:00pm-8:00pm for 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  The cost will be $40.

Burnsville Town Council Public Hearing on Sign Ordinance

Please take notice that the Town of Burnsville City Council will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, 7 August 2014 at 5:45 p.m. in the Board Room of the second floor of the Town Hall in Burnsville. The purpose of the hearing is to consider an amendment to the Sign Ordinance.  A draft of the proposed sign ordinance amendment will be available in the office of the Town Clerk. The public is invited to attend and be heard.

Burnsville Town Council Meeting

The public will take notice that the Town Council of the Town of Burnsville has called a public hearing at 5:45 p.m. on August 7, 2014 in the upstairs boardroom at the Town Hall on the question of annexing the following described territory, requested by petition filed pursuant to G.S. 160A-31: (more)

Tractor Show Rescheduled to August 16

Join us for the first FFA Antique Tractor Show on August 16 from 8:00-4:00 at Mountain Heritage High School.  This rain or shine event will feature antique tractors, lawn tractors, and engines – and even some antique cars and trucks!  The show will also include exhibits and  (more)

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Recently named Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the year at the Annual Diamond Awards. With almost 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year Award. They will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center Saturday, August, 23 at 7:30pm. Tickets are adults

"An American Rhapsody" Starring Brian Gurl

"An American Rhapsody" Starring Brian Gurl and Co-starring violin virtuoso Carlann Evans will take to the stage of the Burnsville Town Center Saturday August 30th at 7:30pm. Get ready for some stunningly beautiful violin playing and an exciting array of Broadway, blues and Celtic music as Brian & Carlann, together with bass and drums, take the audience on a journey of joy celebrating America and some of it's musical roots.  Tickets are $30 in Section A, and $20 in Section B.  For more information call 682-7209.

Harris High School Class of 1964 50th Reunion!

The Harris High School Class of 1964 will hold its 50th Reunion on September 20, 2014, at the Spruce Pine Fire Department from 1PM until 6PM. Drinks and snacks will be served. Donations are requested to defray the cost of this event. Mail donations to Diane Davenport Pritchard at 1535 Brushy Creek Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Contacts locally are: Suzanne Dayton and Diane Pritchard (828-765-7575). Please call soon to make your reservations.

Mountain Heritage Class of 1984 Reunion (Details)

Mountain Heritage Class of 1984 will be having a 30 Year Reunion, on Saturday, September 20th at the Burnsville Town Center from 6:00 - 11:00pm. If you or someone you know attended school in Yancey Co. with any former classmates during this era, you are welcome to attend. For more information contact Jeanne Hopson Proffitt at 828-284-5366 or email, or Laura Mathis

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.

Yancey Humane Society Memorial & Honorary Paver Project (Details)


Seeking South Toe Elementary Alumni

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 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!

South Creek Winery Calendar of Events thru October (details)


Free Cat & Kitten Spay / Neuter Surgeries

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 for Outdoor Dogs

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.

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)

Foster Parent Classes Available When You Want Them!

Yancey County DSS will be offering Foster Parent Classes on an "as requested" basis. The time and day can be flexible. It can be during the day or evening, whatever will fit your schedule. There is no fee for the classes. Check out our Facebook page at Yancey County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program for more information on fostering. Contact Cindy Ledford at 682-2470 ext. 1029, if you are interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent for Yancey County DSS or if you have any questions.

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.

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 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.  

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.  

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 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.

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.

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.  

Full Gospel Food Pantry for Those In Need

The Full Gospel Food Pantry at South Toe Old Presbyterian Church will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm for those in need of food.  South Toe Old Presbyterian Church is located just past South Toe School Road. For more information call 284-0375. The Full Gospel Food Pantry is asking for monetary dontations to help them buy the food from Manna Food Bank to help them feed hungry people in Yancey County.  Churches and individuals wishing to help with funding may send donations to Donna Randolph, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Mitchell Chapter 58 D.A.V. Meetings

The Mitchell County Chapter 58 of the Disabled American Veterans meets on the first Thursday of each month.  The meetings are held at the Education Building in Ledger.  All members are urged to attend.

Food Ministry for the Needy of All Counties

 Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy.  The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food.  All counties are welcome.  Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.

Support Group Meetings (Details)

Survivors of Suicide Loss Meeting

Survivors of suicide loss meet at 7:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month in the parlor of Spruce Pine United Methodist Church. Call Jodie at 688-5851 for additional information. 

Free Learning Lab at Mayland's Yancey Campus

Earn your GED, prepare for college, and improve your reading, writing and math skills all for free at Mayland Community College's Learning Lab offered at the Mayland's Yancey Campus Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8:00pm.  For more information call 682-2154. 

Cleaning for a Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. (more)

Needs at Brookside Rehabilitation & Care

Brookside Rehabilitation and Care is in need of lap blankets and homemade quilts for their residents. If you are interested in donating new or gently used quilts please contact Derek Freeman at Brookside at 828-682-9759.  (more)

Volunteer with Cancer Resource Alliance *

The Cancer Resource Alliance works on behalf of community cancer patients to support them in their cancer journey through complementary medicine services like massage, healing arts exercises, and one on one support and they're looking for volunteers. (more)

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group

 "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren", an educational and support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00p.m. at the Yancey County Senior Center, 10 Swiss Avenue. Call 682-6011 for more information. (more)

Addiction Counseling

For families in need of drug and alcohol addiction counseling, Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments, and referrals to centers nationwide. Please call toll-free 1-800-468-6933 or log onto their website at  

Mountain Regional Medical Corps Needs Volunteers

The Mountain Regional Medical Reserve Corps is seeking active and retired physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff who are interested in health issues to volunteer for local and state emergencies, disasters, and public health events. (more)

Habitat for Humanity Needs Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for its Habitat Store in Spruce Pine, 4 to 8 hours a day, 1 to 5 days a week.  The days needed are Tuesday through Saturday.  Anyone retired, out of work, school or college students can volunteer.  (more)

Dog Park Available Free to Pet Owners

The Yancey County Humane Society offers a beautiful community dog park at the Animal Shelter off Cane River School Road.  (more)

Mayland Offers Free Basic Skill Classes

Mayland Community College’s Basic Skills program offers adults help in improving their reading, writing, and math skills as well as preparing students to complete the requirements to earn their GED. (more)

Weekday Schedule at Mitchell Senior Center

Lunch is served every weekday at 11:30am.  There is no charge for persons 60 and over: contributions are accepted. Exercise class is held ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am-11:15am: led by a trained instructor from the Physical Therapy Department of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Bingo is played every Monday at 10:00am. (more)

Local History Resource Available

Genealogists, historians, students, teachers and anyone interested in local history in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties will now be able to access bibliographic information about the holdings in the Lloyd Bailey Annex in Burnsville through the AMY Regional Library online public access catalog.  (more)

How You Can Help Save a Life

Narconon Arrowhead is saving lives, reuniting families, and making stronger communities through effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn how and why a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol and what you can do to help, log on to or call 800-468-6933 to receive free counseling, referrals and assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction today! 

WAMY Community Action Looking for Testimonials

WAMY Community Action is searching for former customers and staff of their non-profit agency. Have you ever participated in any of WAMY’s many different programs? (more)

Mitchell Senior Center

The Mitchell Senior Center needs substitute volunteers for all routes, but for the Bakersville area especially. Substitutes are people who are willing for them to call at the last minute when they need someone to deliver meals. (more)

Shriner's Hospitals

Children with serious medical problems face many challenges in life. That's why Shriner's Hospitals for Children offers help and hope by providing world-class medical care to kids with orthopedic, spinal cord or burn injury problems, totally free (more)

Help for Starting or Expanding a Small Business

Are you interested in starting or expanding a small business?  If so, then W. A. M. Y. Community Action, Inc. may be able to help with funding or other assistance. (more)

Fair Housing is the Law in North Carolina

Fair Housing is the law in North Carolina.  If you feel that you have been discriminated against in housing because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or family status you have options. (more)

Community Service Workers Available to Non-Profits

The North Carolina Department of Corrections Community Service Program is seeking non-profit agencies who would like to be considered for placement of court-ordered persons to work off community service hours at their location.  (more)

Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club Meeting

For 50 years, the Kiwanis Club of Spruce Pine has been actively involved in projects that make our community a great place to work and live.  They focus on providing services to help children and youth, funded by conducting events such as fish fries and golf tournaments.  (more)

SafePlace Fresh Start Program

SafePlace is working with local agencies to improve lives of the underemployed and homemakers who have lost financial support through divorce or death of a parent or spouse through their Fresh Start Program.  (more)

Domestic Violence Support Groups

Mitchell County Safeplace has a support group for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault.  If you'd like more information call 765-4044. The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County offers a support group for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  For information about this group call 682-0056.

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers

The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30am-noon.  If you'd like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.

Health Department's 5 R's of Rabies Prevention

The Mitchell County Health Department encourages everyone to practice "Responsible Pet Ownership" by following the 5 R's of rabies prevention. (1) Rabies Vaccination...have your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies and keep their vaccination up to date. (2) Remove food from your items left outside will attract wild (more)

To Tutor or Be Tutored

The Yancey County Literacy council is a non-profit organization that gives free one-on-one tutoring to both children and adults.  If you need a tutor or would like to become a tutor with the Yancey Literacy Council call 678-9646 for more information.

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.