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Subway Teams Up with Coaches to Fight Cancer


Eleven of the state’s head men’s basketball coaches -- including two Western North Carolina coaches -- are not only wanting to win games this season, they are also hoping to win the fight against cancer. For the six-week campaign Coach Hunter and Coach McDevitt are coming together to participate in an effort to raise awareness and money for something that has affected each of (more)

Blossman Gas Top Gas Logs Safety Tips


Blossman Gas has developed several important tips to remind homeowners how to safely and efficiently  use propane appliances, such as gas logs. Following are 8 SIMPLE GAS LOG SAFETY TIPS to help you enjoy your gas logs responsibly for years to come:To answer more of your questions on propane safety go to:   (more)

Mike Brown Ford Subaru Donates Car to MANNA Foodbank


Mike Brown Ford-Subaru is proud to present a 2008 Subaru Legacy to MANNA FoodBank of Western NC. Josh Hoerman, Zone Coordinator for the Eastern Zone of MANNA’s service area, will be the primary driver of the car.  He will use the new transportation to meet the (more)

Laws Owner of Twisted Scissors Hair Salon


Mayland Community College Cosmetology graduate Jennifer Laws continues to expand her career. She recently bought and relocated the Twisted Scissors Hair Salon, and is not only her own boss, but also gets to be a mentor to other cosmetologists. Laws graduated with the certificate from MCC’s Cosmetology Program. The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency- based knowledge, (more)

New Farm-to Fork Restaurant and Fresh Market


Steve Miller of Mitchell County envisioned a farm-to-fork restaurant and has made that vision possible with the new Harvest Market and Cafe located in Bakersville.  As you walk into the market, you will see repurposed tobacco sticks, century old wood, and craftsmanship appealing to any eye, including tables made from an old Bakersville hotel. Steve felt that there was a need in the area for (more)

Farm-City Week Awards - 2016 (more)


The Farm-City Week award breakfast was held at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, December 1st. Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented in eleven categories. 

Bakersville Comm Health and Celo Health Join Forces


Bakersville Community Health Center and Celo Health Center are working together to improve access to health care in Yancey county.  The plan, recently approved by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), permits Celo Health Center to provide their services under the umbrella of the Bakersville Community Health Center. Celo Health Center will retain its name and location. (more)

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.