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McDowell Tech will be hosting a movie this weekend in the auditorium of the Cedar Building (Building 11). Showing this weekend will be Maleficent (PG) starring Angelina Jolie. Showtimes are Saturday and Sunday 4:30 and 7:00 pm. Cost is $3 for adult; $1 for 6-12; Free for 5 and Under, Concessions Available at Reasonable Prices. Open to the Public.
On Thursday, August 21st, a number of local agencies will host the second annual McDowell County Job Fair from 9 am to 4 pm at McDowell High School, just off the 5-lane in Marion. Over 35 employers will be on hand to discuss job opportunities with their companies, including Baxter, IAC, Rock Tenn and other leading industries. Many of these employers have immediate openings that will be filled by folks coming to this fair. Several agencies will also be on hand to provide information about resources for jobseekers, such as educational classes, employment assistance and more. So put August 21st on your calendar today and plan to attend the McDowell County Job Fair. Only veterans can enter from 9 to 10 am, with the general public invited from10 am to 4 pm. To get to McDowell High, turn next to BoJangles on North Main Street in Marion. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st, and remember to dress professionally! For more information, call NCWorks at 659-6001.
Mt. Mitchell Detachment of the Marine Corp League will meet Thursday August 21st. The meeting will be held a 7 pm at the Western Sizzlin Steakhouse in Spruce Pine. All Marines, FMF Corpsman and their Families are invited to attend and join a band of brothers. More info Call A.G. at 765 4513.
Penland School of Crafts will host an auction of student and instructor work onThursday, August 21 at 8:00 PM at the Northlight building on the Penland campus in Mitchell County. The auction will feature student and instructor work in clay, glass, metals, wood, textiles, photography, printmaking, and other media. No admission charged. For directions and a map visit www.penland.org. For more information, call 828-765-2359.
DEBBIE LITTLEDEER EXHBIIT
Debbie Littledeer brings her new book to the Burnsville TRAC Gallery on August 9. Drawing on a personal mother/daughter relationship and friendship with co-author Ellie Kirby, Debbie will include some of her original artwork, giclees of the pictures, photos, drawings, notes and explanations on how and why the book was created from beginning to end. She will be (more)
The twenty-time national champion Bailey Mountain Cloggers of Mars Hill University invite everyone to help celebrate their 40th anniversary with an old-time barn dance, on Friday, August 22 in Chambers Gymnasium on the Mars Hill campus from 6 until 9 pm. The celebration will be hosted in partnership with the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill (more)
The Blue Ridge Mountain Car Show and Swap Meet will be held Saturday August 23rd at Parkway Fire and Rescue in Spruce Pine. Registration will be from 9:00am-12:00 noon with Show and Swap Meet from 9:00am-3:00pm. Judging starts at 9:00am. Entry for show or swap meet is $15. Enjoy good food, by Explorer Post 100, silent auction, dash plaques and goody bag for car show, and kids fun and activities. Top 10 tropies and Best of Show. All proceeds benefit Explorer Post 200. For more information or directions call Sean Byrd at 828-545-1495.
There will be a Bake Sale and Yard Sale at the Pensacola UMC on Saturday, August 23rd from 8am-1pm. Sausage biscuits and coffee will be available as well as homemade baked goods. All proceeds from the sale go to support the projects of the M & M’s Christian Women’s group. For more information contact 682-3896.
The Church of God of Prophecy will be having a barbecue fundraiser on Saturday August 23rd starting at 12:00 noon until all is gone. Plates will be $10 with barbecue, coleslaw, baked beans, homemade desserts, roll and drink. Sandwiches and a drink will be available for $5. The church is located on Meadow Road in Burnsville beside the Holcombe Brothers Cemetery.
The Yancey History Association will be having Membership Appreciation Day Saturday August 23rd from 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Gardens at the McElroy House. This will give members a chance to tour the exhibits and see the changes, and catch up with friends and new members, enjoy some music, root beer floats and desserts. Family members and potential new members are always welcome.
The Rhododendron Cruisers’ Annual Angel Tree Car Show will be this Saturday August 23rd from 4 to 6 PM in downtown Spruce Pine. There will be a Bake Sale, Auction, Dunking Booth and lots of door prizes and all the proceeds go to the Angel Tree for children in need this holiday season. Come on out, enjoy the show and support the Angel Tree. Randy of the Rhododendron Cruisers reminds all cruisers to bring a small item to use as a door prize to help raise more money for the Angel Tree. In case of rain the show will be held on August 30th.
On Saturday, August 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Doyle Lawson, Bluegrass Gospel Artist of the Year at the 22nd Annual Diamond Awards, is coming to Burnsville for a night to be remembered. The new album Open Carefully, Message Inside is the 36th album Lawson has released. It is also (more)
Playing Next: Treasure Island, Saturday August 23rd at 7:30pm (Stay after the show and celebrate opening night with the cast and crew.) Sunday August 24th at 3:00pm (Join us for a post show discussion immediately following the show.) (more)
The first annual Charlie McKinney Family Reunion will be held Sunday August 24th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Orchard at Altapass, hosted by The Orchard at Altapass and the Mitchell County Historical Society. All descendents of Charlie McKinney are invited to come meet their extended family and share their family stories discuss their family tree. Lacey Stewarts Barbecue Catering Service will be there and The Orchard will have bluegrass and country music. A professional photographer will be there and shirts will be on sale. For more information call 765-2362.
The ToeCane Beekeepers Association will have a FREE movie night at the Historic Mitchell County Courthouse in Bakersville on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:00 pm. The main feature will be, "Bees - Tales from the Hive" with a 2nd feature titled "Swarm". Everyone is invited.
The Toe River Christian Homeschoolers will be holding a Parent Meeting on Tuesday August 26th at 7:00pm at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Burnsville. If you would like information about signing up for their co-op class sessions or would like to find out more about home schooling you're invited to join them.
Annual Tipton Hill School Reunion will be Saturday, August 30th from 12 til 4 pm, remember this reunion is for anyone that ever attended school there. This will be a covered dish affair, bring what you can and come reminisce see old classmates and friends. For more information email email@example.com.
"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.
On Saturday, September 13, 2014 our living history encampment celebrates the crossing of the Blue Ridge Mountains by the Overmountain Men on their way to an eventual battle with British forces at Kings Mountain. The Museum of North Carolina Minerals in Spruce Pine, milepost 331 (more)
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 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 Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org, or Laura Mathis
The Toe River Christian Homeschoolers (TRCH) group is pleased to announce that their fall co-op class session will be held at the Burnsville Town Center starting in late September! Their enrichment classes are open to homeschoolers in the Yancey and Mitchell County area for grades K-12. The classes will include Zoology, NC State History, Art, Geography, Literature and Writing/Grammar. If you would like more information about these classes, the costs and their other activities, feel free to contact them at email@example.com or find them on Facebook.
Did you attend South Toe Elementary? Whether you attended for one year or all six years we want to hear from you. South Toe Elementary is turning 62 this year and we are looking for all alumni as well as teachers, administration and staff. Be kept up to date on Wildcat happenings as well as receiving invitations to special events. It's as easy as contacting us at SouthToePTO@gmail.com. Just leave your name, mailing address and email address. You can also call the school at 675-4321. We will not redistribute your information. Go Wildcats!
The Yancey County Humane Society is offering Yancey County residents Free cat/kitten spay/neuter surgeries. This includes rabies vaccination (if needed). Call the animal shelter at 682-9510 for more information. Additional information is also available at the Yancey Humane Society's Barkin' Basement Resale Shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00am - 3:00pm during store donation drop-off and sale hours.
Free Spay / Neuter Services are available to citizens of Mitchell County through the Mitchell County Animal Rescue. To qualify for free services dogs must be 6 months old and live outdoors. Other discount priced services are available for younger and indoor dogs. Rabies and Distemper Vaccinations will be available for $10 dollars each. Micro chipping is also available for $25. Call the animal rescue at 765-6952 for more information.
Burnsville’s legendary Parkway Playhouse’s 68th Season is a lineup of plays and musicals that include classics, comedies, premieres of NC classics, and a wild swashbuckling adventure; all to take place in the the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre building located at 202 Green Mountain Drive in Burnsville. Artistic Director, Andrew Gall, announced six productions, two of (more)
Yancey County DSS will be offering Foster Parent Classes on an "as requested" basis. The time and day can be flexible. It can be during the day or evening, whatever will fit your schedule. There is no fee for the classes. Check out our Facebook page at Yancey County Department of Social Services Foster Care Program for more information on fostering. Contact Cindy Ledford at 682-2470 ext. 1029, if you are interested in becoming a foster/adoptive parent for Yancey County DSS or if you have any questions.
The Town of Burnsville's Design Review Committee has established a schedule for it's regular meetings as follows: all regular meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at the Burnsville Town Hall.
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 and Conversations, a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, meets from 5:30 until 6:30 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month at Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge (Formerly known as Hospice of Mitchell County). All are welcome. Speak with Ruthie Styles, Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, for more information at 765-5677.
The Mitchell 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.
The Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store needs your donations! You can donate anything: building supplies, furniture, books, household items of all kinds, you may even donate clothing. All clothing donations should be placed into the new clothing box in the front of the Re-Store building. Habitat will even pick up donations. Call Misty Evans at 766-9000 for more information. Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Re-Store is located on Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine. Remember all donations are tax deductible.
A Bingo fundraiser will be held at Tipton Hill School on the 2nd and 4th Saturday night of every month at 6:00pm. The fundraiser is sponsored by and supports the Tipton Hill Community Foundation and Bradshaw Fire Department and they invited everyone to join them for good fun, hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for those who are recovering from the death of a child meets on the second Monday of each month at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. For more information please call 766-8083.
The Full Gospel Food Pantry at South Toe Old Presbyterian Church will be open on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm for those in need of food. South Toe Old Presbyterian Church is located just past South Toe School Road. For more information call 284-0375. The Full Gospel Food Pantry is asking for monetary dontations to help them buy the food from Manna Food Bank to help them feed hungry people in Yancey County. Churches and individuals wishing to help with funding may send donations to Donna Randolph, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1832, Burnsville, NC 28714.
Paint Gap Baptist Church is doing a food ministry for the needy. The only requirement is that you or someone you know needs food. All counties are welcome. Please call ahead for pickup time at 828-689-4841 or 828-206-4841.
Earn your GED, prepare for college, and improve your reading, writing and math skills all for free at Mayland Community College's Learning Lab offered at the Mayland's Yancey Campus Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am-5:00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8:00pm. For more information call 682-2154.
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. (more)
Brookside Rehabilitation and Care is in need of lap blankets and homemade quilts for their residents. If you are interested in donating new or gently used quilts please contact Derek Freeman at Brookside at 828-682-9759. (more)
The Cancer Resource Alliance works on behalf of community cancer patients to support them in their cancer journey through complementary medicine services like massage, healing arts exercises, and one on one support and they're looking for volunteers. (more)
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren", an educational and support group will meet the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00p.m. at the Yancey County Senior Center, 10 Swiss Avenue. Call 682-6011 for more information. (more)
For families in need of drug and alcohol addiction counseling, Narconon Arrowhead can help. Narconon offers free counseling, assessments, and referrals to centers nationwide. Please call toll-free 1-800-468-6933 or log onto their website at www.stopaddiction.com.
The Mountain Regional Medical Reserve Corps is seeking active and retired physicians, nurses, pharmacists and support staff who are interested in health issues to volunteer for local and state emergencies, disasters, and public health events. (more)
Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for its Habitat Store in Spruce Pine, 4 to 8 hours a day, 1 to 5 days a week. The days needed are Tuesday through Saturday. Anyone retired, out of work, school or college students can volunteer. (more)
Mayland Community College’s Basic Skills program offers adults help in improving their reading, writing, and math skills as well as preparing students to complete the requirements to earn their GED. (more)
Lunch is served every weekday at 11:30am. There is no charge for persons 60 and over: contributions are accepted. Exercise class is held ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am-11:15am: led by a trained instructor from the Physical Therapy Department of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. Bingo is played every Monday at 10:00am. (more)
Genealogists, historians, students, teachers and anyone interested in local history in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties will now be able to access bibliographic information about the holdings in the Lloyd Bailey Annex in Burnsville through the AMY Regional Library online public access catalog. (more)
Narconon Arrowhead is saving lives, reuniting families, and making stronger communities through effective drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn how and why a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol and what you can do to help, log on to www.stopaddiction.com or call 800-468-6933 to receive free counseling, referrals and assessments. Stop the cycle of addiction today!
The Mitchell Senior Center needs substitute volunteers for all routes, but for the Bakersville area especially. Substitutes are people who are willing for them to call at the last minute when they need someone to deliver meals. (more)
Children with serious medical problems face many challenges in life. That's why Shriner's Hospitals for Children offers help and hope by providing world-class medical care to kids with orthopedic, spinal cord or burn injury problems, totally free (more)
Fair Housing is the law in North Carolina. If you feel that you have been discriminated against in housing because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or family status you have options. (more)
The North Carolina Department of Corrections Community Service Program is seeking non-profit agencies who would like to be considered for placement of court-ordered persons to work off community service hours at their location. (more)
For 50 years, the Kiwanis Club of Spruce Pine has been actively involved in projects that make our community a great place to work and live. They focus on providing services to help children and youth, funded by conducting events such as fish fries and golf tournaments. (more)
SafePlace is working with local agencies to improve lives of the underemployed and homemakers who have lost financial support through divorce or death of a parent or spouse through their Fresh Start Program. (more)
Mitchell County Safeplace has a support group for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. If you'd like more information call 765-4044. The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County offers a support group for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. For information about this group call 682-0056.
The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30am-noon. If you'd like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.
The Mitchell County Health Department encourages everyone to practice "Responsible Pet Ownership" by following the 5 R's of rabies prevention. (1) Rabies Vaccination...have your dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies and keep their vaccination up to date. (2) Remove food from your yard...food items left outside will attract wild (more)
The Yancey County Literacy council is a non-profit organization that gives free one-on-one tutoring to both children and adults. If you need a tutor or would like to become a tutor with the Yancey Literacy Council call 678-9646 for more information.
The Yancey 4-H Friends, governor one on one volunteer program needs your help. They need Volunteers, men and women, who can be a role model for referred youth. It only takes 2 hours a week to make a big difference in friends life. Call 682-6186 or 682-6393 and ask for Bob.
The Yancey Health Department and WIC Program provide breastfeeding education and support to all women in Yancey County regardless of income. Breastfeeding counselors are available 24 hours a day to offer one-on-one assistance before and after pregnancy. This service is made possible through funding from Mitchell-Yancey Partnership for .........
Need help caring for your loved one? Call Heritage Adult Day Retreat at 682-1556. They're open Monday through Friday 7:30am-5:30pm. They provide assistance with medications and personal care, social activities, a registered nurse on staff...and transportation and financial assistance is available. They're located on Highway 19E at Riverside.
* Every 2 seconds in the U.S. someone needs a blood transfusion. * By donating blood regularly, we can be assured blood will be available for an emergency. * It takes about an hour to give blood (The actual amount of time the needle is in the donors arm is approximately 10 minutes). * Only 5% of the medically eligible population is willing to....
Have you just been diagnosed with breast cancer? Do you have questions about recovery, a prosthesis, or reconstructive surgery? Do you need someone to talk to? Reach to Recovery is a peer support program aimed at women who have been newly diagnosed or just treated for breast cancer that helps to answer these questions. If you or a loved one ......
The Yancey County Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver meals to Yancey County shut-ins, any weekday from 10:30 am to noon. If you would like to volunteer, call the Yancey County Senior Center at 682-6011.
W.A.M.Y. Community Action's Micro-Loan Program is established for women, minorities, low-income entrepreneurs, small business owners or other interested persons. Contact Catherine Bare in the Boone office at (828)264-2421 or David Wiseman in the Burnsville office at (828)682-6618 ext. 15, or in the Spruce Pine office 828-766-9150.