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Yancey Theatre Preserves Hometown Theatre Experience

Yancey Theatre is a landmark in downtown Burnsville. Located on Main Street, the theater’s bright marquee catches the eye of passersby and reminds them of a simpler time.  The theater opened Thursday, Aug. 17, 1939, and its first movie was “Our Leading Citizen” starring Bob Burns. Gene Autry’s “Western Jamboree” and Chapter 1 of “Daredevils of (more)

McCabe Joins Graham Childrens Health

Molly McCabe has joined Graham Children's Health Services as Fund Development/Grant Manager. For the past 20 years or so, Molly has served multiple non-profits, task forces, and boards in various administrative and fiscal management capacities. Through that experience, she has developed expertise in strategic plan implementation. "I like to help organizations to take a step back and (more)

Smoky Mountain MCO is now Vaya Health

Smoky Mountain MCO, which manages public funds for mental health, substance use and intellectual/ developmental disability services in 23 western North Carolina counties, today announced the organization will now operate under the name Vaya Health (Vaya). The new name reflects the organization’s expansion and evolving mission over the past four decades. Originally serving the (more)

New Urgent Care Hours at BRHS Campus

Expanded hours, and faster access to an array of services, will mean more choices for patients at the new Urgent Care location on the campus of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. The Urgent Care opened Oct. 3 in the Mauzy-Phillips Center, 189 Hospital Drive. It had been located at Mission Community Primary Care – Grassy Creek, 11728 NC 226 South, in Spruce Pine. The Urgent Care will be (more)

Bakersville Community Health Awarded $44,865

$44,865 has been awarded to the Bakersville Community Health Center by  The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA.) This funding will support the health center to make strategic investments in health information technology enhancements.  In the fall of 2015 Bakersville Community Health Center implemented an (more)

Bakersville Community Health Seeking Volunteers

Bakersville Community Health Center is looking for a Volunteer. The position is in the Outreach and Enrollment department. It would be 1-2 hours a dayMonday-Friday. Hours are flexible. Volunteer would be helping with administrative tasks such as calling patients to remind them of appointments and filing paperwork.  Please call Amber at 678-0531 for more information. 

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)

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.