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Bakersville Community Health Welcomes New Provider


Bakersville Community Health Center is proud to welcome Tiffany Woody, FNP. Tiffany is a graduate of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC.She has a Masters of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner of Specialization. She is also a Certified Medical Examiner for commercial drivers. As a local resident she appreciates the opportunity to provide healthcare for her community (more)

Cannon Hospital Lab Receives Accrediation


The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Cannon Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the CAP’s Accreditation Programs. Beth Miller, Director of Imaging, Laboratory and Pathology services for Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS), was advised of this (more)

Pruitt Home Health Partner of the Month


Pruitt Health Home First announces Partner of the month for August. Lee Ella Maltba came to work with us on 2/21/14. She is one of our oldest partners. With that being said, she should be an inspiration to others, because she is always willing to go anywhere that we ask her to. We have received many Kudos cards from her patients and their family. She goes above and beyond and we hear that she never slows down! She works hard, follows the rules and always ask questions if she has concerns. She is funny and often tell us jokes when she comes in the office.

Grand Opening of Spruce Pine Salvation Army Store


Thursday was the Grand Opening of the Spruce Pine Salvation Army store located on Hwy 226 in the shopping center behind KFC. Pictured above are (left to right) Jessica Silvers, Mary McCurry, Tammy Renfro and Manager Stacie Peterson. Everyone is invited to come by.

Unimin Schoolhouse Quartz Wins Top Mining Safety Award


Unimin Schoolhouse Quartz in Spruce Pine has been awarded a top mining safety award for 2015.  Unimin Schoolhouse held a safety celebration on August 16th for employees as well their families in recognition of the award and to thank them for the achievement.  Sentinels of Safety are awards given annually only to the nation’s safest mines with a minimum of 4,000 injury free hours and are widely considered to be the top safety recognition from the National Mining Association.   Unimin Schoolhouse also received the award in 2003, 2011, and 2012. Unimin Corporation is a member of the Sibelco Group, which  is North America's leading industrial mineral producer and a technology partner. Their silica, high purity quartz, feldspar, nepheline syenite, calcium carbonate, clay, kaolin, lime and limestone products are the fundamental building blocks of nearly every industrial and manufacturing process.

Blue Ridge Regional, McDowell Hospitals Add Nine Specialists


Blue Ridge Regional Hospital and McDowell Hospital, part of the Mission Health network, are pleased to announce the addition of nine new medical specialists over the past year.  The physicians, who serve both facilities, were added specifically to provide needed medical expertise to these communities, in the areas of urology, orthopedics, general surgery, emergency medicine and (more)

Bakersville Community Health Receives Award


$93,750 has been awarded to the Bakersville Community Health Center by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Health and Human Services (HHS.) The Bakersville Community Health Center (BCHC) received these awards for their achievements in providing high quality of care and as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH.) (more)

Yummi Yarns Poncho Class


Fall yarns are arriving almost daily now at Yummi Yarns in downtown Burnsville. They have new sock yarn, new DK, more colors of Gina and more new colors of Galway. The Easy Poncho class will be Sept 14th and Sept 28th from 10:30 -12:30. The cost is $15 plus materials and pattern. Prepay for your class and receive 10% off your yarn. Call 828-682-0418 with any questions.

Mitchell County Receives Grant to Help Buck Stove


Mitchell County has received a $46,850 grant from the state's Commerce Rural Infrastructure Authority to help Buck Stove to build an emissions lab. The grant will go toward a $154,000 renovation project to house the new lab and help them meet the new EPA guidelines for smoke emissions from its stoves. Mitchell County will provide the local match part of $2342 and the rest will come from the company. Currently Buck Stove sends their stoves to Oregon to undergo testing. Having this emissions lab will allow them to know if they are meeting the standard before shipping the stoves, making the process more efficient.  Buck Stove employs over 100 people and will add five permanent positions as part of the grant.  

Mitchell House Receives Outstanding Survey


Mitchell House Assisted Living & Memory Care in Spruce Pine is ranked higher than 95% of comparable assisted living facilities. Only 5 percent of assisted living facilities in North Carolina have achieved this deficiency free rating.  Mitchell House has been located in the Grassy Creek area of Spruce Pine, off Hwy 226 South for four years employing 52 people. Executive Director Joyce Haile (more)

MCC Recognizes Altec with Presidents Award


Trustee and Foundation Board members as well as Mayland Community College President Dr. John Boyd honored individuals during the College’s Founders’ Day event recntly. The President’s Award was presented to Altec, Industries located in Burnsville. Atlec leadership played a large role in supporting the development of the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School at MCC’s (more)

Duke Energy Awards $250,000 to Mayland Community College


Duke Energy and Mayland Community College today announced a $250,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used in developing skills for today's industry jobs through robotics and mechatronics training. The investment from the Duke Energy Foundation will be used to purchase equipment for a robotics and mechatronics program at the Anspach (more)