Toe River Arts Fall Group Show Winners

The Toe River Arts Council ended its month-long regional exhibition on Saturday, November 4 at their Spruce Pine Gallery, located at 269 Oak Avenue. This display featured over 80 diverse works submitted by local Mitchell-Yancey county artists and those from Asheville, Mt. Airy, Cary (more)

Toe River Arts Studio Tour First of December

The Holiday Studio Tour begins on Friday, December first, and it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays are changing with the colors of the season. The branding initiative that rolled out for the tour in June, continues to highlight the region with signature multi-colored Toe River Arts logos. (more)

Gingerbread House Contest (Details)

Christmas Activities in Bakersville (Details)

Medically Assisted Treatment Information Session (Details)

Mitchell Sheriff Office Reaches Out to Relatives as Parents Program

Chief Deputy Josh Sparks of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office was the special guest speaker at the Mitchell-Yancey county Relatives as Parents Program during the group’s October 31 meeting. In addition to providing handouts for Halloween safety, Sparks offered helpful (more)

Rotary News: Rise Against Hunger Meals Destination

On Saturday, September 23, 157 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, many representing churches and other organizations, came together at Higgins United Methodist Church in Burnsville to put 55,344 meals together for people around the world. This annual event is (more)

McCall Selected Jim Bernstein Health Leadership Fellow

Schell McCall, Executive Director of Partners Aligned Toward Health (PATH), has been selected as a Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellow. Schell is one of eight Fellows selected by the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation for terms that began (more)

Glover Wins NC 4-H Youth Volunteer Award

Kyler Glover has won North Carolina 4-H Youth volunteer of West District 2017.  Kyler Glover is an accomplished 4-Her who loves to help and encourage others.  He has volunteered to coordinate civil-minded interviews and public service announcements on the radio.  He helps (more)

Compassionate Friends Holiday Candlelight Memorial Service

Spruce Pine Christmas Open House (Details)

Exhibit at Mars Hill University Explores a Mother's Art

Artist Martha Skinner will present a first time solo showing of her body of work spanning the 19 years following her daughter's birth. "Living Section Retrospective of My Fertility" runs November 1 through December 15, at Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery. An opening (more)

Toe River Arts Studio Tour Participant Exhibition

It’s only the very beginning of the holiday season in the mountains, but already leaves have turned brilliant and fallen, holiday get-togethers are being planned and the Toe River Arts Studio Tour Participant Exhibition is about to begin—November 18 at their Spruce Pine facility at 269 (more)

Home Tornado, Winds, Flooding Cleanup Hotline

From now through November 30, simply call 2-1-1 to register your property for help with home cleanup. As they are able, reputable and vetted relief agencies may assist you and your neighbors with cutting fallen trees, roof tarping, and removal of debris, drywall, insulation, flooring, furniture, and appliances, etc. All services are free, but service is not guaranteed due to the overwhelming need. NC 2-1-1 can also help connect you to resources for food, shelter, clothing, and other basic needs.  NC 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is free, confidential and multilingual.  Simply dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162 to reach a trained call specialist. 2-1-1 is a call service provided by United Way.

Yancey County Thanksgiving Schedule (Details)

Donate to Help Feed Mitchell Senior Citizens (Details)

Yancey History Assoc. Summer/Fall Newsletter (Details)

Yancey County Shop with a Cop

Support Spruce Pine Christmas Parade

Members of the Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club are working hard to make this year the best Annual Spruce Pine Kiwanis Christmas parade in years and they need your help! Businesses, churches, youth groups, fire departments, police/town, families, etc are invited to take part and be a part of a really big turnout for this year’s parade.  They have waived the fee this year but you still need to turn in an application. The theme is “Christmas in the Mountains” - The date is Saturday, November 25th at 6:00. This will follow the 3rd annual Small Business Saturday events planned by Spruce Pine Main Street. Participating merchants will offer a “Christmas Open House” with special deals, sales and giveaways, live music, as well as refreshments, cookies, milk, tea, cider, etc.Spruce Pine Main Street is planning on music in the park, a welcome center with free goodies, tree lighting ceremony, cocoa, gift certificates to downtown merchants, performances by Appalachian Dance Theatre, the MHS soccer team gift wrap station and other exciting events.  Who knows, even Santa may show up!!! Check out the Main Street Facebook page and the local radio and newspapers for more details. Please encourage your friends to come downtown on Saturday, November 25th for a fun filled day of events, activities, music, sales, giveaways and more. If everyone in the county could come for one day and support our local merchants, it will make all the difference for their success.

Low Income Energy Assistance Applications

The Yancey County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning on December 1, 2017.  This will be only for household that contain someone who is age sixty years and older.  Applications will be taken from 8:30 am until noon at First Baptist Church on Town Square.  We will be back at the office at 2 pm to take (more)

TRAC Opens "Conversions" at Burnsville Gallery

Mary Ruth Webb is an artist. Her show Conversions will mark the end of the year at the Toe River Arts Burnsville Gallery with an expressive display of determination, and talent. This final 2017 exhibition begins Saturday, November 25, and culminates Saturday, December 30. Webb (more)
Halloween on the Burnsville Town Square (more pictures)

Geologist Richard Wooten on Landslides

On Thursday, October 26, at their weekly meeting, members and guests of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine received a very informative program from Richard M. Wooten, P.G., Senior Geologist for Geohazards and Engineering Geology, Asheville Regional Office – North Carolina (more)

Free Medicare Review (Details)

Nominate Spruce Pine for TV Show

The public is invited to nominate small towns for a $500,000 makeover to help revitalize the winning town and six of its businesses. This would go a long way to help our merchants and downtown Spruce Pine. Read more about the contest and nominate Spruce Pine (more)

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat Seeking Land

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat is still seeking a parcel of land for a deserving Habitat partner family in Mitchell County, preferably in Ledger or the surrounding area.  Please contact us if you have a ½ acre or larger parcel to sell or would be willing to donate for their new home site. 
Contact:  Misty Evans, Operations Manager 828-766-9000 or email:   

Habitat Heroes

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, locally managed, ecumenical Christian housing ministry working to partner with families in need of safe, affordable, and energy-efficient housing.  Houses built by Habitat are sold to families who are able to pay a no-interest monthly (more)

SP Rotary Gets Update on Wayfinding Project

On Thursday, September 28, Oscar Weinmeister and Toe River Arts Director, Denise Cook, presented the program to the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine on the branding and wayfinding project for Toe River Arts. Over 500 artists and craftsmen make their living through the arts in (more)

Old Timey Days in Burnsville - 9/30/17 (more)

Old Timey Days - Saturday on the Burnsville Town Square

Helping Hands of Yancey County Awards 2017 Grants

At a dinner held at the Burnsville Town Center on September 25, the volunteers of Helping Hands of Yancey County presented checks representing grants made this year to local organizations.  The funds for grants are the result of this year's Fun Flea Sale which was held (more)

Habitat Building a Home in Ledger for New Partner Family

“We want to have a better chance at life and raising our son, Waylon, in a safe and warm place we can all proudly call home.  We have both dreamed and talked about owning our own home, yet it seemed out of reach and almost impossible,” shares Jessica Hoyle and Joey Stout, who are Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity’s newest partner family. (more)

Spruce Pine Rotary Rising Against Hunger

On Saturday, September 23, 157 volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, many representing churches and other organizations, came together at Higgins United Methodist Church in Burnsville to put 55,344 meals together for people around the world. This annual event is (more)

Poverty Simulation Event (Details)

Spruce Pine Main Street 2017 Calendar of Events (Details)

Local Food Pantries (Details)