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Mitchell County Bus Drivers Class (Details)

High Peaks Birders First Birding Stroll of the Year

High Peaks Birders will hold their first Birding Stroll of the year on Saturday, March 25th at Cane River Park at 9am. The bird population at the park is already changing quickly as migrants begin to move through and summer residents arrive to breed. Recent reports at the park include Wood Duck and Wilson's Snipe. Meet in the large parking lot near the soccer fields at the small kiosk. Take the first right as you approach the park. Bring binoculars, and dress for the weather. Birding will happen rain or shine if at all possible. All skill levels from beginner to expert are welcome. Suitable for adults and children. Free and open to the public. For more information email

Hoops for Hope

Student Showcases at TRAC Galleries

On Saturday, February 11, the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) will open the first of two highly anticipated exhibits of the year in the Burnsville Gallery with their Annual Student Showcase of work from Yancey County students. One week later, the Spruce Pine Gallery begins an (more)

Yancey County DSS Board of Director's Meeting

The Yancey Department of Social Services will be having their Board of Director's Meeting on Monday March 27, 2017 at 6:00pm.  The location of the meeting will be in Yancey County Department Social Services' building on Pensacola Road.

Parenting with Love and Logic March 28th

Are you raising your grandchild, niece or nephew, and desire avoiding those power struggles and arguments that nobody wins? Do you need help learning how stay calm when the kids do incredibly upsetting things? Do you want to help the kids learn from mistakes, rather than repeating them? What about raising kids who recognize their roles as family members, rather than young dictators? (more)

Toe Cane Beekeepers Association Meeting

Toe Cane Beekeepers Association will welcome N.C. State Bee Inspector Lewis Cauble to their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday March 28 at the United Community Bank in Burnsville. You're invited to join them for a pot-luck dinner and discussion about the latest threats to honeybees, and how to prepare for a successful spring and summer season.

Get Involved with Parkway Playhouse

On Thursday March 30 at 5:30pm, Parkway Playhouse will hold its first Usher Training Class.  The class is free, and approximately 60 minutes in length and participants will learn about Parkway Playhouse’s season as well as how performances work. Participants who complete the course will be able to sign up as ushers for the 2017 Season, and attend performances for free, when they are (more)

Open Enrollment at Yancey County Christian School

The Yancey County Christian School, located at 694 Pine Swamp Road in Burnsville, would like to invite you to Kindergarten Registration and Open Enrollment for all grade levels Friday March 31st from 2:00pm-7:00pm.  For more information call 682-5034.

Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Food Distribution

The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry is going to be open with free food for those in need of food assistance Friday March 31st from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.  The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  For more information call Connie McMahan at 678-1456.

High Peaks Leads Roan High Knob Hikes April 1

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association Saturday, April 1 for one of two hikes on the Appalachian Trail that will summit Roan High Knob, one of the region’s signature peaks.
The more challenging hike will start at Carver’s Gap, proceed over the Roan High Knob and then descend steeply to Hughes Gap. The overall distance is 6.6 miles and the hike is rated as very (more)

Child Fest April 1st! (Details)

Mitchell-Yancey Festival of Tables (Details)

First Annual Mitchell County History Bee

The Mitchell County Historical Society announces its First Annual History Bee, scheduled for Thursday, April 6th, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville.  The goal of the History Bee, and the mission of MCHS, is to help Mitchell County residents, especially young people, become more aware of our rich heritage. There will be two divisions of (more)

Hot Dog Dinner

Clearmont Elementary School will be having a Hot Dog Dinner (**and basket raffle) Friday April 7th from 3:00-6:30pm.  Meal will consist of Hot dog, Baked beans, Chips, Dessert, and Drink, all for $6.00.  Dine in or to go orders will be available.

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts To Perform at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University will host a concert featuring popular old-time music performers David Holt and the Lightning Bolts on April 7, 2017. The concert is part of the university's Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. in Moore Auditorium on the university campus. This is a ticketed event: general admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at (more)

Spruce Pine Main Street 2017 Calendar of Events (Details)


High Peaks Birders General Meeting

The High Peaks Birders will be having a General Meeting Friday April 7th at 6:00pm at the Yancey County Public Library.  Bill Jones, founder and president of Carolina Native Nursery on Prices Creek Road, will speak to High Peaks Birders and friends about Native Plants For Birds . This is an excellent opportunity to talk to an expert about native plants and birds and how they interact. Learn what to plant this spring and summer at your house or place of business. Join us for this insightful talk. As always, it is free and open to the public.  For more information call 682-3733.

Jungle Book Kids Swings into Parkway Playhouse April 7th & 8th

Elephants, monkeys, and tigers…oh my! Parkway Playhouse Junior opens its spring season with Jungle Book Kids. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. (more)

AMY Wee Trade Sale (Details)

App Regional Health Free Advance Care Planning Workshop

In honor of National Healthcare Decision Day, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will partner with the Watauga County Bar Association to offer a free Advance Care Planning Workshop on April 8, 2017 in the Watauga Medical Center auditorium from 10 am to 1 pm.
This workshop will provide information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and (more)

Birding Stroll to Green Knob Fire Tower

Join the NC High Peaks Birders for a special opportunity Birding Stroll to the Green Knob Fire Tower Saturday April 15th. North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association has made arrangements with the Forest Service to open the fire tower for the NC High Peaks Birders. This is a rare opportunity for birders to have access to the tower, located along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will take the short, 1/4 mile trail up to the tower, birding along the way and end up on the tower platform a little above tree top level. This is a moderate hike with an elevation gain of about 300 feet. We will leave from the Burnsville Town Square at 8:30 am. Transportation will be provided on Yancey County vans for a donation of $5. Reservations are required. We will arrive back on the square around 12:30 pm. If you wish to drive your own vehicle, meet us at the Green Knob Fire Tower overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at 9:15 am. To reserve a spot on the van email with your name and phone number.

Dream Makers Can Help You Get a Prom Dress (Details)

Annual Ramp Dinner

Bradshaw Fire Department will be having their Annual Ramp Dinner on Saturday April 15th beginning at 11:30am at Bradshaw Fire Department.  Meal will consist of potatoes and ramps, eggs and ramps, pinto beans, cornbread, slaw, streaked meat, dessert and drink.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available.  Adults $11, kids $5.  For  details call 385-1594 or 284-9606.

MHU to Review President Trump's First 3 Months

As President Donald Trump's first 100 days draw to a close, two prominent influencers come to Mars Hill University to reflect on his actions and project how the rest of the president's term may take shape. "President Trump's First 100 Days: Perspectives From the Left and Right" will feature Rick Glazier of the North Carolina Justice Panel and John Hood of the John William (more)

Caregiver Foundation Trivia May 5th (Details)

State of the Child Event (Details)

Penland Gallery Exhibition Features 32 Artists

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)

Trip to Albuquerque & Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Senior Center is excited to announce that we are going to Albuquerque and Santa Fe June 17 – 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:  motor coach 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.

Grandfather Mtn Schedule of Events

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)

Fight for the Bluff Exhibit

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)

Sons of Confederate Veterans Meeting

The Sons of Confederate Veterans Col. John B. Palmer Camp #1946 meets at 6:30pm every 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Burnsville Town Center.

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 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.

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.

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. 

Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones With Memory Loss

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

New Knit- Crochet Club (Details)