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High Peaks Leads Black Mountains Hike May 7

Hikers with tough feet and an appetite for challenges should join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for an 11-mile jaunt from Mt. Mitchell to the Cattail Community on Sat., May 7. This will be a very strenuous hike with several thousand feet of cumulative elevation change. Hikers will assemble at the Cattail Community Center parking area at8:30 a.m. A Yancey (more)

MHU Spring Graduation May 7th

Mars Hill University will confer bachelor’s degrees on an expected 185 undergraduates and nine Master of Education graduates during graduation ceremonies May 7 at 9:30 am in Moore Auditorium. Keynote speaker for the graduation will be Dr. Katharine Meacham, retiring professor of philosophy. Meacham came to Mars Hill in 1988, the first woman and the first non-Baptist (more)

Mitchell County Historical Society 2016 Schedule of Events (Details)

25th Anniversary of Old Time Music Week

For 25 years now, enthusiasts from all over the globe have come to Mars Hill University to learn and celebrate the traditional music of the Appalachian mountains, to learn from some of the finest teachers in the world, and to "jam" with like-minded souls. The 2016 Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week, planned this year for June 5 – 10, will include around 250 participants, many (more)

Weizenblatt Gallery Senior Exhibition

Weizenblatt Gallery at Mars Hill University will feature the work of senior student artists Jessica Woodburn and Heather Styles, from now through the end of the spring 2016 semester.  Jessica Woodburn, a native of Louisburg, NC, is a senior studio art major with a concentration in (more)

Food Drive to Benefit M-Y UMC Food Pantry

During the month of April, Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items for a Food Drive to benefit the M-Y UMC Food Pantry.  Please bring items by the Library during regular business hours.  Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Dig In! Work Together Days

You are invited to come to Dig In! Yancey Community Garden on Bolens Creek (across from Bolens Creek Baptist) every Thursday from 10am - 1pm for Dig In! Work Together Days. Doesn't matter if you're experienced, new to gardening, young or old - everyone is welcome! We have a children's garden and plenty of shade. Park at the church and walk over. For more information call Kathleen Wood at (828) 536-0414 or email

Blacksmith Exhibition Reception

Toe River Arts Council will close its 10th anniversary exhibition of the metal work of blacksmiths participating in downtown Spruce Pine’s Fire on the Mountain Festival on Saturday,  April 30. Visitors have a few more days to view the powerful and the delicate iron arts and crafts in a gallery setting.  And as always, TRAC will host the free pizza and beer reception at the gallery (more)

Parkway Playhouse Jr. Performs The Music Man Jr 4/29 & 4/30

Parkway Playhouse Junior students bring the stubborn denizens of River City, Iowa to vivid life in The Music Man Jr; an adaptation of the American musical comedy classic The Music Man.  Performances will be held at the historic Parkway Playhouse theatre, located at 202 Green (more)

Sustainable Wild-crafting, Cultivation, & Preservation Classes

Mayland Community College’s Yancey Learning Center is hosting a series Sustainable Wild-crafting, Cultivation, & Preservation classes. With over 1,400 species of flowering plant species in the Southern Appalachians, plunging into the foraging world can be overwhelming and dangerous, without some education and preparation! This series begins on April 30 with hikes scheduled for April 30, May (more)

22nd Annual Burnsville Metric

Held annually on the last Saturday in April, the Burnsville Metric is a great way to start off your cycling season. It is casual but well-supported and comprises some of the flattest, most scenic roads in Yancey and Mitchell counties.  The 22nd annual ride will be held Saturday April 30th. Registration and packet pickup will take place on the day of the race from 7:15am-8:45am at the Burnsville Town Center.  The ride will start promptly at 9:00am traveling 60.7 miles with 3 well supplied rest stops.  For more information or pre-registration visit

Yancey Rabies Clinic April 30th

The Yancey Humane Society will hold a Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 30th at the Animal Shelter , 962 Cane River School Road in Burnsville, from 9 am to 3 pm. Vaccination cost is $8 per pet for cats or dogs (pets must be over 4 months to be vaccinated). Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. No large denomination bills please. 

Parkway Playhouse Golf Tournament

Burnsville’s Mountain Air Country Club has been described by Links magazine as “one of the most dramatic and naturally conceived courses in the country”.  They continue to live up to their reputation by partnering with the historic Parkway Playhouse to hold a Golf Tournament on Saturday April 30, 2016. Registration will start at 11:00am followed by a 12:00pm shotgun (more)

Blacksmith Exhibit at Spruce Pine TRAC

Toe River Arts Council opened its 10th anniversary exhibition of metal work from blacksmiths participating in downtown Spruce Pine’s Fire on the Mountain Festival on Saturday,  April 2. Held in conjunction with Fire, the exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to view iron arts and crafts in a gallery setting and to learn more about the nationally acclaimed smiths.  And in grand (more)

Annual Ramp Dinner at West Burnsville Church of God

The Annual Ramp Dinner at West Burnsville Church of God is planned for this coming Saturday April 30th from 11:00am until they're out of ramps.  Cost is $10 per plate for adults and $5 a plate for kids 12 and under.  Menu includes: fried ramps, eggs and ramps, fried potatoes with ramps or plain, streaked meat, cornbread, pinto or green beans, coleslaw, and a variety of drinks and desserts.  Dine in or takeout available.   Proceeds benefit the Women's Ministries of the church.  For more information call 682-2437.

Youth Outright Meeting (Postponed until 5/28)

Youth Outright Meeting at Ridgeway building on the Penland School of Crafts campus on Saturday, April 30 from 12-2 pm. Our first meeting in March was very successful! The youth who attended had one question - when is the next meeting? This meeting will be the (more)

Buladean Community Foundation Ramp Dinner (Details)

Annual Ramp Dinner at South Estatoe Baptist Church

South Estatoe Baptist Church will be having their Annual Ramp Dinner Saturday April 30th from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  Cost is  $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.  Menu will be: Ramps with eggs or ramps with potatoes, side meat, bacon, cornbread, slaw, pintos, desserts & drinks.  For more information call Rev. David Brown at 675-4351.

Ramp Supper (Details)

Book Signing Event with Author Martha Pelc on April 30th

The Market on Oak in downtown Spruce Pine will host a book signing on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm with  author Martha Pelc. Martha will be talking with visitors about her book Love and Mercy: Up on Roan Mountain and signing books as well. An excerpt from Martha’s book gives a brief introduction to her and the background of her book. (more)

Relay for Life Survivor & Caregiver Dinner (Details)

No More Malaria Hats & High Tea

Please join us on May 1st at 2pm for No More Malaria Hats and High Tea at the Bald Creek United Methodist Church. Donations will be collected at the door to help fight Malaria by purchasing mosquito nets to be used in Africa. Just $5.00 will buy a net to cover a child's bed at night. So, put on your best hat and join us.  If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation- contact the Bald Creek United Methodist Women at 682-3896.

American Legion Auxiliary Organizational Meeting

Martha Whitaker, Department of North Carolina Parliamentarian for the American Legion Auxiliary will meet with the Earl Horton American Legion Post 122 wives Tuesday, May 3rd at 4:00pm at the Yancey Senior Center, located at 503 Medical Campus Drive in Burnsville.  She'll provide guidance and assistance to establish Post 122's American Legion Auxiliary.  All wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, granddaughters, and great granddaughters of veterans who served, or who serve now, during wartime hostilities, are eligible for membership in the Auxiliary and are encouraged to attend. 

Tasty Tuesdays Support Student Health Centers (Details)

American Legion Post 122 Monthly Meeting

The Earl Horton American Legion Post 122 (serving Yancey and Mitchell county veterans), will be held Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00pm at the Yancey County Senior Center, located at 503 Medical Campus Drive in Burnsville.  All future meetings will be held at the same location and time on the first Tuesday evening of the month.

American Red Cross Blood Drives in May (Details)

Workshop to Help Nonprofits Measure Impact and Results

How do you measure the impact of your programs?  Evaluation expert Dr. Jill Fromewick will lead nonprofit organizations through the process in a 2 ½ hour workshop “Measuring Impact and Outcomes: Effective Evaluation = Stronger Programs and Better Grants Management” on Wednesday, May 4, upstairs in the ARC at the Toe River Arts Council in Spruce Pine.  Called a (more)

PAGE Chapter Formation Meeting

There will be a formation meeting of a PAGE Chapter (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) for Mitchell County AIG students.  PAGE groups are made up of parents, teachers and other citizens interested in providing appropriate educational and life experiences for gifted children.  This meeting is open to the public and will be at the Central Office in Ledger in the Board Room on May 5, 2016 at 5:30.  Carolyn W. Doherty, the state coordinator of PAGE chapters, will present a program to explain what a PAGE chapter does. The Mitchell County AIG Program will sponsor the initial meeting.  Our PAGE Chapter will be an affiliated with the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented. 

Madison-Yancey Friends of NRA Event May 5th

Are you interested in a night of food, fun, fellowship and fundraising?  Following a wildly successful inaugural banquet in 2015, the Madison-Yancey Chapter of the Friends of NRA will be hosting their second annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Burnsville Town Center on South Main Street in Burnsville (just off the town (more)

Yancey County Survivors Dinner May 6th

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule (Details)

5th Annual Lisa Haney School Bus Drivers Scholarship Cruise In and Toy Run

The 5th Annual Lisa Haney School Bus Drivers Scholarship Cruise In and Toy Run will be held Saturday May 7th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Mountain Heritage High School.  Enjoy shipping food, classic cars, and gospel and bluegrass music through the day.  For more information call Travis at 284-8855, Angie at 208-5047, or Annette at 284-3102.

Parkway Playhouse 70th Season May 7 - Oct. 8

Actors take the stage for the 70th season at Parkway Playhouse Saturday, May 7. The first production is “Steel Magnolias.” The Mainstage Season runs until Oct. 8, including four plays and two musicals. One standout is (more)

Nationally Known Artists Come to Parkway Playhouse

New York Times Bestselling Novelist, Sharyn McCrumb and Tony Award Winning producer/director Christopher Hart will join the team of actors, designers, writers, and directors in Parkway Playhouse’s  highly anticipated 2016 Mainstage Season; which includes four plays and two musicals. The first Mainstage production Steel Magnolias, opens on May 7, Mother’s Day (more)

Steel Magnolias at Parkway Playhouse

The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, Steel Magnolias buy Robert Harling and directed by Andrew Gall, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 7.   Performances continue on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm, through May 21.  (more)

Free Class on Business Side of Artists Life

Join Jon Ellenbogen of Barking Spider Pottery for his takeaway from 40 years of running a successful pottery business in the Toe River Valley. Class will be held at the Arts Resource Center (above the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery at 269 Oak Avenue) on Tuesday, May 10, from 10am until noon. The workshop is free but you must register. Please call 828-766-1295, or email Allen Cook at (more)

Substance Abuse Task Force Meeting May 10th

Mark your calendar for the May 10 Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force meeting at noon at the Yancey County Library (note the change in location from previous schedule).
Our special guest will be Kat Haney, North Carolina ABC Commission Coalitions Director, Initiative to Reduce Underage Drinking. (more)

Find Out More About Underage Drinking Problem

Underage drinking is a serious problem facing youth in North Carolina, and it’s starting earlier than most parents realize. The average age children in North Carolina take their first drink is 13.9, and it’s happening right here in Mitchell and Yancey Counties. The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control (NC ABC) Commission recently launched the second phase of its (more)

Deyton Elementary School to Host a My School Color Run

Deyton Elementary School will host a My School Color Run on Friday, May 13th from 5:00-7:00pm. Please join us for a 1.5 mile Color Run, music, food, and lots of fun for the entire family! The cost is $20 per person before April 29th, which includes the run, a color packet, and t shirt. Registration is available at This event is open to the entire community.

Yancey Relay for Life May 13th

Hundreds will participate in American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Yancey  County on May 13th 2016 at Mountain Heritage High School WHAT:  Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers, and community members will unite for the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Yancey County to help save lives from cancer. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest (more)
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10th Annual Plein Air Paint Out May 14th

On Saturday, May 14, folks from around the region will converge on the town of Burnsville to participate in the 10th Annual Plein Air Paint Out. Sponsored by the Toe River Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Fine Arts Guild, this event is open to anyone who paints or draws—from (more)

Burnsville Fit Families 5k May 14th

Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K May 14th

The 7th annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K is happening Saturday, May 14th in downtown Burnsville. The race start time is scheduled for 9:00 AM. All students under the age of 18 participate in our 5K for FREE. For many students, this is the first 5K that they have been a part of.  They get an event shirt, the experience of their fellow community members (more)

Mitchell Residents Learn to Balance Body, Mind and Spirit May 20th

Have you ever heard someone say an extremely upsetting experience left him or her traumatized? Trauma can mean many things – it may result from abuse, physical or sexual violence, military combat, the death of a loved one or a deeply stressful experience. What may be traumatic for one person may not be traumatic for another, and vice versa. (more)

March for Jesus Celebration May 21st (Details)

Rod Busters Show & Shine May 21st (Details)

Food Safety Manager Certification Class

NC Safe Plates is a new Food Safety Manager Certification Course developed by NC State University and an alternative to ServSafe. This course will prepare food service managers to complete the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Food Safety Manager Certification Examination.  Food service managers successfully completing the exam will meet the 2013 FDA Food Code requirement for an ANSI (American National Standards Institution) approved Certified Food Protection Manager.  Managers will also receive a certificate to display in their operation which will verify with local Environmental Health Departments that they are in compliance. Yancey County Cooperative Extension is offering a NC Safe Plates training on May 24 and May 26, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $110 which covers the cost of the book, exam and refreshments.  Deadline to register is Thursday, May 5, 2016. For more information, please call or email for more information: (828) 682-6186 or

Nature Photography Weekend Registration

Online registration is now underway for Grandfather Mountain's annual Nature Photography Weekend, an exciting workshop for photographers planned for June 3 to 5. The event features presentations from renowned photographers, spectacular shooting opportunities on the mountain and a friendly but competitive photo contest. (more)

Sharyn McCrumb Takes Readers on Gravesite Visit

In December 1831, Charlie Silver was killed in a log cabin on the Carolina frontier, and his wife, charged with the crime, became the first woman hanged for murder in the state of North Carolina. Sharyn McCrumb invites you to join her an intimate afternoon, as she discusses the 4-years of research into the facts behind the legend, an adventure that took her from western NC to Scotland Yard to (more)

Early Voting Hours for June 7th Primary (details)

Final Days of School Year, Graduations

The last day of school for Mitchell County students is June 7th. Yancey County students finish up with a half day of school on June 9th.  Graduation for both Mitchell and Mountain Heritage High Schools is Saturday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. June 3rd is both the last day of school and graduation in Avery County.  Mayland Early College graduation is June the 4th at 6 pm on the Mayland College Campus in Spruce Pine.

Harris High School Class of 1976 40th Reunion

The Harris High School Class of 1976 will be holding its 40th Reunion on Saturday June 11th at the Big Lynn Lodge in Little Switzerland. Dinner, followed by the reunion party, begins at 6 PM. Registration is required. Rooms are still available for out-of-town attendees.
If you are a class member, or know someone who is, pease email us at or call the 24/7 reunion hotline at 940-242-6220 and leave a voicemail.

Trip to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Plymouth

Yancey County Senior Center is offering another spectacular bus tour June 12 -June 18. ·We are going to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Plymouth.  The price is $605.00 per person and covers motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the quaint Cape Cod area;10 meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners; a visit to Plymouth, MA and famous "Plymouth Rock";a visit to the JFK museum;a guided tour of the "Outer Cape",including Provincetown and Chatham; a visit to lovely, artistic Martha's Vineyard;a guided tour of the historic seaside towns of Hyannis and Sandwich. The
price even includes tips for the guides and the bus driver!  Anyone 18 and older is eligible to go. Get your deposit in soon- seats are going quickly!!  Please call Vivian Hollifield or Alyssa Styles at 682-6011 for more information.

Registration Open for Penland Kids Camp

This summer Penland School of Crafts will be offering an exciting program of one week, arts-oriented day camps for children ages 3 to 18.  Penland’s Kids Camp begins on June 20th and runs through August 5th with different camps each week. Camp themes include creating works in clay, furniture making, storytelling and folk art, and papier mache sculpture.  One camp will combine art, stories, music, and movement to create a fun educational experience all about insects.  Another will use dye,  (more)

Summer Performing Arts Camp

This summer Parkway Playhouse Junior Students will be busy!   They will be breaking evil spells, serving exquisite cuisine, and sharing an incredible adventure with Disney’s Beauty and the the Beast Jr ; which will be a two week summer production camp experience that will lead up to two public performances of a stage musical based on the Oscar-Winning Disney film. (more)

Annual RiddleFest Concert

On June 25, the annual RiddleFest concert will be held at the Burnsville Town Center from 7 to 9 p.m. The Burnsville Jubilee Choir featuring the Griffith Chapel Singers will be the featured musical group. The evening will open with performances by the Celtalachian harmony group Thistle Dew and Americana singer Ash Devine. Tickets will be $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Concessions will feature home-made desserts. The Burnsville Jubilee Choir was organized this spring by Dr. Tim Babb, who arranged Lesley Riddle's gospel songs for choral performance and recruited singers from Burnsville's best church choirs. The Griffith Chapel Singers under the direction of Sam Maren, will lead the audience in participatory gospel singing of traditional local songs.  For more information call Ellen Denker with The Traditional Voices Group at 682-9654 or email

Summer Performing Arts Camps and Classes

This summer Parkway Playhouse Junior Students will be busy!   They will be breaking evil spells, serving exquisite cuisine, and sharing an incredible adventure with Disney’s Beauty and the the Beast Jr ; which will be a two week summer production camp experience that will lead up to two public performances of a stage musical based on the Oscar-Winning Disney film. (more)

32nd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral & Gem Show

32nd Annual Grassy Creek Mineral and Gem Show will be held Sunday July 31st through Sunday August 7th from 10:00am-6:00pm each day in the new Parkway Fire Field located above Spruce Pine Chevy and J.J's Fish House off Skyview Circle.  The Gem Show is put on by Parkway Fire and Rescue to make money to purchase new equipment.  Sixty vendors from all over the world will be there with all kinds of gems, minerals, fossils, jewelry, lapidary equipment and much more.  For more information call 765-5519 or email

60th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair

The 60th Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair will be held on the Town Square in Burnsville on the First Friday and Saturday of August, August 5th and 6th from 9:00am-5:00pm on the Burnsville Town Square. 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 searching for those special, one-of-a-kind items created by artisans from across the Blue Ridge. Shoppers browse a wide selection of items, including handmade quilts, jewelry, hand-turned wooden household items, various types of pottery, art fabrics, rustic furniture, traditional mountain musical instruments, blacksmith creations, candles, soaps & lotions, and artwork of all mediums. Have a seat and watch as the artisans produce their craft throughout the day. Enjoy a lunch of southern favorites such as barbeque and sweet tea on the square as you listen to the live music and entertainment or perhaps try to keep up with the cloggers and other dancers as they kick up their heels on the stage.  For more information call the Yancey/County Burnsville Chamber of Commerce at 682-7413.

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.

Intermountain Head Start Enrollment

Intermountain Head Start is currently recruiting preschool children (ages 3-5) for the 2016-2017 school year that begins in August.  Intermountain Children's Services, Inc. Head Start is a family focused program; the family is viewed as the most important influence in a child's life.  Believing that all children share certain needs yet all have individual needs, Intermountain Head Start strives to provide a comprehensive program that fosters development and remedies problems as expressed in a broad range of services.  Various experiences are provided for families, children and staff to expand their knowledge, confidence and self-esteem.  All available resources are utilized to meet the needs.  The transition specialist works with the child's family and the public school to facilitate the child's transition from Head Start to public school and works with early intervention programs to facilitate special needs children's enrollment in Head Start.  All children possess special gifts, they just unwrap them at different times.  For more information call Casie or Sarah at 682-1625.

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.

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.

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.