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Hope 4 Mitchell County Needs Volunteers (Details)

Bus Trip to The Ark Encounter

The Mitchell County Senior Citizens Center is planning a bus trip to the ARK and Creation Museum April 2nd through the 5th. The price is $450 and includes transportation, 3 nights lodging at a Cincinnati area hotel, 6 meals including three breakfasts and three dinners, admission to both the Ark and the Museum and of course lots of fun times with friends.  Seats are filling up fast, call to reserve your spot now at 688-3019.

Annual Student Art Exhibit at TRAC Galleries

As in years past, Toe River Arts opens its first exhibits of the year with Student Showcases. In Spruce Pine, the exhibit begins on February 10th; and on the 17th in Burnsville. Students in both Mitchell and Yancey counties display their talent and brighten this dreary time of the year with (more)

Mitchell County Historical Society Document Scanning

The Mitchell County Historical Society has begun scheduling its Scanning Days for the beginning of the new year.   (We will have others later in the year.) We will be happy to scan your pictures, documents, letters, maps, by computer scanner, so you will have an electronic copy of these treasures for your own computer.  You can then send them to all your friends or family to (more)

Special Burnsville Town Council Meeting (Details)

Rural Transportation Meeting 2/21

The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) and Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) of the High Country RPO will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the High Country Council of Governments building located at 468 New Market Blvd., Boone, NC 28607. The RTCC will meet at 10:00 AM and the RTAC will meet at 2:00 PM. A public hearing for the RPO Project Solicitation (more)

Egypt-Ramseytown VFD Annual Election & Business Meeting

The Egypt-Ramseytown VFD will be holding it's annual election and business meeting on Thursday February 22nd at 6:00pm.  The meeting will be held at the main station and the public and anyone interested in becoming a member are invited to attend.

Free Spring Soccer Camp & Registration (Details)

Yancey County DSS Board of Directors' Meeting

The next Yancey County DSS Board of Director's Meeting will be held Monday February 26th at 6:00pm in the offices of Yancey County Department of Social Services. 

Classic Movie Club Screening of "Stormy Weather"

The Classic Movie Club has selected for it's February screening the 1942 musical “Stormy Weather" Monday February 26th at 7:00 pm at the Yancey Theatre. The film is of historically significant for showcasing some of the great black entertainers of the thirties and forties. Featured in the cast are Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Lena Horne, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway and his orchestra, Dooley Wilson, the Nicholas Brothers and many more artists of the era. The movie features fourteen musical numbers among them are “Stormy Weather”, “Ain't Misbehaving” and I Can't Give You anything But Love”. Lovers of vintage musicals cannot afford to miss “Stormy Weather”. Also on the bill will be chapter two of the 1939 serial “Daredevils Of The Red Circle”.  Everyone is invited to join with the Classic Movie Club for the screening of this great film once again on the big screen as it was intended to be seen. There are no ticket sales for these events but your donations are greatly appreciated and needed to keep our movie club and the Yancey Theatre going. To be added to the club's email list and be informed of future events email your address For more information call 682-2609. (view trailer)

Toe Cane Beekeepers Association Meeting

The first regular monthly meeting of the year for Toe Cane Beekeepers will be on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at the United Community Bank in Burnsville. Dr. Scott Pearson of Mars Hill University will present "Effects of land use change on native species with a special focus on pollinators." Meeting begins with Pot Luck dinner (bring a dish to share), followed by announcements by President Susan Spruill and Dr. Pearson's presentation. The meeting and presentation are free, and you don't have to be a member to attend!

The Nonprofit Leaders Guide to Planning and Action

Nonprofit organizations are continually faced with questions, “Are we doing the right thing?  Will this event or that program be consistent with our mission?  What should we be focused on in the short term to get to our long-term goals?  What are our long-term goals?” Consultant Judy Futch is an expert in helping nonprofits assess their goals and plan for the (more)

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 on Friday March 2nd from 11:00am to 1:00 pm. (Future dates: March 16th, and 30th). The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  For more information call Connie McMahan at 284-1666.

Prom Fashion Show (Details)

Spruce Pine Indoor Winter Farmer's Market in New Location

The Spruce Pine Farmer's Market has a new location for their winter markets! The Spruce Pine Indoor Winter Farmer's Market is now in the Visitor Center/Community Room at Central Park on Lower Street. The markets will be held from noon-4:00pm on the first Saturday of March and April. Stop by and check out the market and support your friends and neighbors.

Penland School of Crafts Community Open House

The Penland School of Crafts Community Open House will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This is an afternoon of fun and education for all ages with hands-on activities in most of Penland’s teaching studios. No admission is charged. For complete information visit

Girls on the Run Seeks Volunteer Coaches (Details)

Toe River Arts Deadlines

Deadline to apply for the Toe River Arts Studio Tour June 1-3 is Wednesday, March 7 at 5pm, at either gallery (102 W. Main in Burnsville/269 Oak Avenue in Spruce Pine). Artists must show in a participating Mitchell or Yancey county studio and be current members of Toe River Arts. Applications and information are available at the (more)

Spring Sing (Details)

Blue Ridge Weddings Pop Up Show

The Blue Ridge Weddings Pop Up Show will be held Saturday March 10th from 11:00am-3:00pm in the Cross Street Commerce Center, located at 31 Cross Street in Spruce Pine.  The best event for couples planning a wedding in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains The Blue Ridge Wedding Pop Up Show will feature venues, bakers, caterers, wedding planners, photographers and more who are ready to share information with you to help you create the wedding of your dreams. The Pop Up Show will also feature a Bridal Marketplace where former brides will sell their "used only once" wedding decor and supplies. Admission is free! (**Register for great giveaways from the vendors too!) Grab your family, friends and bridesmaids and meet us at the Wedding Pop Up Show on March 10th. Interested in being a vendor or having a table in the Bridal Marketplace? Email or call 765-9033.

Food Giveaway at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church

The second Tuesday of each month Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine will be giving away food boxes from 12 noon-1:00pm.
(upcoming dates: 3/13)

Spring/Summer Consignment Sale (Details)

Poverty Simulation Event (Details)

Hope 4 Mitchell County Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Details)

Yancey History Association Events (Details)


43rd Annual Assaults on Mt. Mitchell & Marion (Details)

Grandfather Mountain 2018 Schedule of Events

An elk, a Girl Scout, two cougars and a bagpiper walk onto Grandfather Mountain…
The punchline? It’s 2018 at the Linville, N.C., nature preserve and attraction. No joke.
With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, (more)

Left Behind in the High Country: Suicide Loss Support Group (Details)

Celebrate Recovery

Bear Creek Baptist Church welcomes you to Celebrate Recovery Thursdays at 7:00pm; offering hope and help from addiction through Christ.  Bear Creek Baptist Church is located at 327 Bear Creek Church Road in Bakersville. For directions or more information call 688-4331.

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

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.

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. 

Hope 4 Mitchell County Needs Volunteers (Details)

PALS Opens Space for the Homeless

The Peoples’ Alternative Living Sanctuary now has a space for men and their children as well as one for women and their children. Ernie, the Lector for 11:30 Sunday mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burnsville has opened his home to PALS men and their children in Burnsville. For posters to put in your window to spread the word call MARI at 646-678-9073.