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Domestic Violence Homicides in N.C. Memorial Service 10/26

The Family Violence Coalition of Yancey County, Inc. and St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Burnsville  invite you to the FVC’s Annual Domestic Violence Homicides Memorial Service on Sunday, October 26, 2014 starting at 5 p.m. This is a somber, but very meaningful service, during which we remember and honor those lives lost to domestic violence/family violence in the State of N.C. during the year. Each year we will start asking a different church to host this service. Everyone in the community is welcome. 

Mtn Heritage Citrus Sales Pick Up (Details)


P.A.W.S. For a Cause 5K November 8th (Details)

Mitchell FBLA Community Clothing Drive (Details)

Annual Clothesline Project at Mars Hill University October 30

Mars Hill University’s Annual Clothesline Project will be held October 30, 2014, from 10 am – 2 pm in front of Pittman Dining Hall.  The Clothesline project educates people about and help them recognize the pervasive problem of domestic violence.  This event visibly promotes awareness by hanging decorated t-shirts on a clothesline.  Each t-shirt represents an individual who has experienced some type of domestic violence. Besides promoting awareness, the Clothesline Project serves as source of healing for those who have been directly affected by violence.  Persons who have been impacted by violence decorate a shirt which is hung on clotheslines set up on campus.  The Mars Hill University Clothesline Project is planned and promoted by the Women’s Studies Program.  All are welcome to stop by and see this powerful visual recognition of the victims of violence.   

Exhibition Traces African American Education

The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University current exhibition: “Our Story–This Place, The History of African American Education in Madison County, North Carolina: The Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School”  traces the history of African American education in Western North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on Madison County, from Reconstruction through the (more)

Events at Mars Hill University (Details)


Noah's Blankets for Hugs

Noah's Blankets for Hugs is taking new or gently used blankets for V.A. hospital, Nursing homes, the infusion labs at Asheville and Spruce Pine, etc., now through November 28th. Donations can include: Quilts or Blankets, fabric to make quilts or a donation to buy items needed.  Everything is greatly appreciated. This is a non-profit group who just wants to show love and help for those in need.  If you have questions on where to donate please contact either Cindy Williams 828-208-2144 or Sarah Ray at 828-208-5551 or any member of Bible Baptist Church. 

Schedule of Upcoming Blood Drives in the Area (Details)

Faith Community Nurse Offers Free Health Screenings

Dr. Theresa Darnall, better known as Teri or Teri Beth, is your Faith Community Nurse here in the Yancey County area.  Teri has an office at Higgins Memorial UMC where she meets with clients, as well as travels throughout the county to help those in need.  She doesn’t do “hands-on” medical care, rather evaluations and referrals.  So, if you have a medical need but (more)

Apple Butter Festival Saturday in Bakersville! (Details)

Annual Apple Butter Festival

The Mitchell County Historical Society celebrates apple butter with their annual Apple Butter Festival Saturday October 25th from 9:00am-4:00pm at the Bakersville Creek Walk Park with actual cooking, tasting and canning fresh-made apple butter. There will be arts and crafts booths and live music to enjoy while also having the opportunity to stir the butter.  Free admission, $15 for vendors to set up. Come join us for a full day of fun and sharing stories of our heritage.  For more information call 688-4371.

Rolling 'neath the Roan Car Show (Details)

First Annual "Rolling Under the Roan" Car Show

The First Annual "Rolling Under the Roan" Car Show will be held Saturday October 25 starting at 10:00am at Buladean School. This show is hosted by the Buladean Community Foundation. Bring your old cars, trucks or motorcycles to show off. There will be inflatables for the kids, live music, door prizes and raffles, and plenty of food and fun for all ages.

Sharyn McCrumb Book Signing of Holiday Novella

Area residents and fans of Sharyn McCrumb are invited to a book signing for her Christmas novella “Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past” Saturday, Oct. 25,  at The Market on Oak in Spruce Pine, NC. The event will be held from 11 am-1 pm and will feature readings and stories by McCrumb.  A book signing will follow. McCrumb is known for her Appalachian “Ballad” (more)

High Peaks To Hold Annual Meeting Oct. 25

 The N.C. High Peaks Trail Association will hold its annual meeting Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Yancey County Library. Members and the general public are invited to attend. The program will include presentations on club activities of the past year, election of  Board members and plans for the upcoming year. (more)

4th Annual Kids Costume Contest 10/25 at Edwards (details)

Ranger Program: Civil War Firearms (Details)

High Peaks Leads Stroll to Green Knob Fire Tower Oct. 26

Join the High Peaks Trail Association Sunday, October 26 for a fun stroll to the Green Knob Fire Tower located near the Blue Ridge Parkway. This moderate stroll or easy hike is only 1/4 mile each way.  The trail climbs 300 feet from the overlook to the fire tower.(more)

Annual TRACTOR Growers' Meeting

All TRACTOR Growers and any farmer interested in growing for TRACTOR is cordially invited to attend the Annual TRACTOR Growers' Meeting and NC Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Burnsville Town Center.  The Keynote speaker will be Debbie Hamrick, Director of Specialty Crops, NC Farm Bureau.  There will be a presentation by representatives of the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission.  Other items on the program will include the recognition of NC A&T State University's 2014 Small Farmer of the Year, Ryan Wiebe, as well as a report on the 2015 Market Projections.  Please RSVP by October 21, or call 828-682-6186.  We look forward to seeing many of our current TRACTOR growers, as well as new, potential growers for the 2015 growing season.

Clothing Giveaway

There will be a clothing giveaway at Cub Creek Baptist Church in Bakersville Friday and Saturday October 31st and November 1st from 9:00am-1:00pm.

Downtown Burnsville Halloween Festival

Downtown Burnsville Halloween Festival – October 31, 2014:  Believe it or not it will be here before you know it!!!!  We would like to invite you and as many groups as possible to participate in a community-wide, safe, family environment on Halloween.  From 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, October 31, the traditional trick or treating for candy will take place at local businesses and around the square.  We would like to invite the downtown businesses, local non-profits, and church groups to decorate their storefronts and participate in this event. If you are a business or organization that does not have a storefront downtown, you can set up in a space on the Square. We would also like to have all types of activities for children on the Square.  If you would like to plan an activity on the Square please contact us immediately so that we can plan the appropriate spaces.  This is lots of fun for the whole family!  Let us know if you want to participate by emailing or phoning your RSVP by September 22 to the Yancey Chamber of Commerce or 682-7413.

Halloween Ghost Hunt by Paranormal Research Society (details)

Mitchell-Yancey Parrish Food Pantry New Schedule

The Mitchell-Yancey Parish Food Bank at Tipton Hill will be switching to their Winter Hours, 10:00am-11:30am, beginning Saturday, November 1st.

Clearmont Elementary Fall Fundraiser

Clearmont Elementary invites everyone to attend their Fall Fundraiser on Saturday, November 1st, 2014.  They will be holding a breakfast beginning from 7:00am-11:00am.  On the menu will be biscuits, gravy, sausage, eggs, and strawberry jam with your choice of drink for $5.  There will also be a car wash around the back of the school if you want your car washed while you enjoy the breakfast. Cost for the car wash will be an additional $5.  Come out and support your school.  Proceeds will go toward additional lunchroom tables for their cafeteria.

Donate Dresses for Low Income Girls at "Dream Makers" (Details)

Wine and Whiskers for Mitchell Animal Rescue

MCAR’s Fourth Annual Wine and Whiskers fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 from 2-4PM at the Pizza Shop and Dry County Brewing Company, 585 Oak Street, Spruce Pine. Admission is a $10 donation for the purchase of shelter pet needs. Complimentary wine (more)

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight Savings Time ends on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:00am.  Remember when you go to bed Saturday night to turn your clock back one hour so you will be on the right time on Sunday morning.  Remember: "Spring Foward" in the Spring, "Fall Back" in the Fall.

Potluck Supper for the Widow's Oil Fund

Pensacola Freewill Baptist Church will be having a Potluck Supper Saturday November 1st at 5:00pm.  There is no set price.  Donations are appreciated with proceeds going towards the Widow's Oil Fund.  For more information or directions call 208-1541.

Burnsville Town Council to Hold Public Hearing

The Burnsville Town Council will be holding a Public Hearing on Thursday November 6th at 6:00pm at the Burnsville Town Center.  Topics to be discussed will be the Sign Ordinance, the Zoning Ordinance, and proposed map amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.  They will also hold a conditional use permit hearing on the property located at West US 19E Bypass and Cooper Street regarding new construction of a retail business.  Copies of the Sign Ordinance and Zoning Ordinance amendments are available for public inspection in the Town Clerk's office.  The public is invited to attend and to be heard.

Original copies of Notices from the Town can be viewed by clicking on the following:

Public Hearing on Sign Ordinance
Public Hearing on Zoning Ordinance
Public Hearing on Map Amendments to Zoning Ordinance
Conditional Use Permit Hearing

6th Annual College and Career Fair

Mountain Heritage High School will be having their 6th Annual College and Career Fair in the gym Friday November 7th from 8:15am-11:00am.  Area businesses and organizations are invited to come and show their support for our youth by participating and sharing career information with over 670 students.  If interested call Ben Varney by email at or school phone 682-6103.

2014 Tree of Life Ceremony

You are invited to the 2014 Tree of Life Ceremony Friday, November 7th at 6:00 PM
 on the campus of AB Tech in Marshall, NC. Please join us as we remember special loved ones with a memorial video, music, song, reflections and prayer. We light individual candles and place them on the hand crafted Tree of Life with a beautiful backdrop of quilted leaves made by patients, families, friends, hospice volunteers, HSHP employees and school children.  We welcome your presence and would love to light a candle in remembrance of your loved one. Contact Madison Home Care & Hospice:the only hospice program based in Madison County. (828) 649-2705 or .

Mitchell County Transportation's November Trip Schedule

Trips Coming up for the Christmas Holidays offered by Mitchell County Public Transportation Authority:

November 9........................ Shopping in Gaffney & Spartanburg, SC
November 11.......................Shopping in Asheville, NC
November 17.......................Southern Christmas Show
November 19.......................Grove Park, Ginger Bread Houses
Local Shopping EVERY Thursday and Friday.

All trips are open to the public.  Individuals and groups alike are welcome to come on any of the scheduled trips.  Just call 688-4715.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out in Concert!

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center Saturday November 15th at 7:30pm.  Russell Moore is the International Bluegrass Music Association's most awarded Male Vocalist of the Year and fronts one of the most popular bands in bluegrass history. Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are celebrating nearly 25 years as one of the genres most awarded and influential groups in modern day bluegrass. All in all, the band has garnered over 50 industry accolades since their inception in 1991 including being named the IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year seven consecutive years. Their a cappella renditions of many songs can rarely be matched and their superb instrumentation provides even more quality sound to their rich vocal blend featuring one of the most respected lead vocalists of all time.  Tickets are $15, and are free to kids 10 and under. For tickets or more info call 682-7209.

Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week

The Operation Christmas Child National Collection Week will be November 17-24, 2014. Spruce Pine First Baptist Church, 125 Tappan St., Spruce Pine, NC, will be a Relay Box Drop-Off Center once again. The hours will be from 8:00 am - 6: pm each day.The Church Phone number is 828-765-9411 to contact for any further information or questions. Rodger and Nancy Hinshaw are the Co-Coordinators of the Center once again this year.

School Health Advisory Council Set To Meet Nov. 25

The Yancey County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) met this past week to evaluate last year’s activities and plan for future initiatives. Yancey County Schools’ SHAC is a state-mandated group that helps plan, update, implement, promote, and monitor student wellness policy as well as to address other health and nutrition issues within the school system. The council serves as (more)

6th Annual Performance of "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't"

The 6th annual performance of Ogden Nash's classic "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" by Burnsville's own Read It & Weep Repertory Theatre will be held Friday November 28th at 10:30am at the Burnsville Town Center.  The play will delight all ages. It is the story of Nicholas Knock, a brave young shepherd who saves Christmas from Prince Evilard and his nasty minions. This year all proceeds benefit Hospice of Yancey. One performance only. Admission is $5 for grownups, $1 for children.  For more information call Lucy Doll at 208-4731 or the Burnsville Town Center at 682-7209.

Brookside To Hold Beauty Pageants

Brookside Rehabilitation and Care in Burnsville will be hosting the Little Miss/Mr. and Teen Mr./Miss Brookside beauty pageants.  It will take place on Saturday November 29th at 2pm. All participants will receive a crown/trophy/title and a grand supreme title will be given in each category. All children ages birth-16 are invited to attend. The contestants will be judged in the following categories: evening/casual wear (no glitz dresses), talent and interview.  This is not a preliminary to any other competitions but the winners will be invited to ride on Brookside’s Christmas float in the Burnsville parade. Children and parents may register beginning on Monday, October 6th at Brookside. Please call 828-682-9759and contact Derek Freeman, pageant director/Activity Director for any questions. The cost per child to enter is $10.00. These funds will be allocated to the Resident Activity fund to be used at Christmas and for resident field trips. The deadline to register is November 22nd 2014.

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)

Playhouse Announces 2015 Season

Parkway Playhouse Artistic Director announced Parkway Playhouse’s 2015 season at a private event celebrating the accomplishments of volunteers, board members, students, and artists.  The announcement included six main stage productions five Parkway Playhouse Jr. student productions.  The season will also include a holiday production, the title of which will be announced at (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.

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.  

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.

Burnsville Conditional Use Permit Hearing (Details)

Public Hearing on Burnsville Map Amendments to Zoning Ordinance (Details)

Public Hearing on Burnsville Zoning Ordinance (Details)

Public Hearing on Burnsville Sign Ordinance (Details)

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.