Jungle Book Kids Swings into Parkway Playhouse April 7th & 8th

Elephants, monkeys, and tigers…oh my! Parkway Playhouse Junior opens its spring season with Jungle Book Kids. Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run in the deepest parts of the jungle. (more)

TRAC Annual Art Scholarships

The Toe River Arts Council announces the availability of its annual art scholarships. Awards will be given to graduating high school seniors or adults continuing their education, from Yancey or Mitchell County, and pursuing a higher education degree majoring in any of the arts or arts education. The application deadline is April 1, 2017 at 5pm. (more)

Get Involved with Parkway Playhouse

On Thursday March 30 at 5:30pm, Parkway Playhouse will hold its first Usher Training Class.  The class is free, and approximately 60 minutes in length and participants will learn about Parkway Playhouse’s season as well as how performances work. Participants who complete the course will be able to sign up as ushers for the 2017 Season, and attend performances for free, when they are (more)

Minutes from Substance Abuse Task Force 3/14 Meeting (Details)


Planning a Garden? Check Out the Seed Library

Planning this year’s garden? Come and check out the Seed Library at Yancey County Public Library! Here’s how it works: You will need an AMY Regional Library card to check out seeds. Choose the seeds you would like to take and bring them to the check-out desk. We will then (more)

Calling All Food & Craft Vendors for SP Barbecue Festival

Calling All Food & Craft Vendors!  Applications are now being accepted. If you would like to apply as a food or craft vendor for the 2017 festival, now is the time to apply.  The 6th annual Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for July 14 - 15, 2017, and is now accepting applications from food and craft vendors. This year’s festival at Riverside Park across from (more)

High Peaks Leads Roan High Knob Hikes April 1

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association Saturday, April 1 for one of two hikes on the Appalachian Trail that will summit Roan High Knob, one of the region’s signature peaks.
The more challenging hike will start at Carver’s Gap, proceed over the Roan High Knob and then descend steeply to Hughes Gap. The overall distance is 6.6 miles and the hike is rated as very (more)

Dream Makers Can Help You Get a Prom Dress (Details)

Trip to Albuquerque & Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Senior Center is excited to announce that we are going to Albuquerque and Santa Fe June 17 – June 27, 2017.  This trip is available to ANYONE 18+.  Price is $925.00 with a $75.00 down payment due immediately upon signing.  Price includes:  motor coach transportation; 10 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Albuquerque area; 18 meals – 10 breakfasts and 8 dinners; National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN; Route 66 Museum in Clinton, OK; Acoma Pueblo, an ancient Native American village; New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial; guided tour of Santa Fe; St. Francis Cathedral; Sculpture Gardens & Old Town Albuquerque; ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway 2 miles above the peaks; American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, TX, Oklahoma City Bombings National Memorial and the Old State House Museum in Little Rock, AR.  Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to tour the South West!  Call Vivian Hollifield or Alyssa Styles at 682-6011 for more information.

Caregiver Foundation Trivia May 5th (Details)

Mitchell-Yancey Festival of Tables (Details)

App Regional Health Free Advance Care Planning Workshop

In honor of National Healthcare Decision Day, Appalachian Regional Healthcare System will partner with the Watauga County Bar Association to offer a free Advance Care Planning Workshop on April 8, 2017 in the Watauga Medical Center auditorium from 10 am to 1 pm.
This workshop will provide information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and (more)

Penland Gallery Exhibition Features 32 Artists

The Penland Gallery will open its 2017 exhibition season with an exhibition of pieces by thirty-two artists working in many different styles and materials. What these artists have in common is that they are alumni of the Penland Core Fellowship or the Penland Resident (more)

Restoring the Penland Post Office

Restoring the Penland Post Office and general store was the topic at the March 9 regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. Penland Post Office Project Board of Directors chair Alicia Swaringen and board treasurer Suzanne Ford told the club about the history of (more)

March is National Social Work Month

March is National Social Work Month. As a medical social worker for Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care, I would like to share with you some of my own thoughts about hospice and offer some basic information.  Those of us who are employed by hospice feel a great sense of connection and commitment to the community and surrounding counties we serve.
For many of us March is a time of (more)

New eBook Sharing Service Specifically for Children

 A first of its kind statewide eBook consortium specifically for children has launched in the Tar Heel State. The North Carolina Public Library Directors Association (NCPLDA) together with OverDrive and the state of North Carolina has created a new digital resource sharing service for kids’ pre-K through 4th grade, NC Kids Digital Library. Over 3,700 eBooks, audiobooks, videos and (more)

Community Diaper Program (Details)

Spruce Pine Main Street 2017 Calendar of Events (Details)


Rotary Hears About Camp Invention

The  Rotary Club of Spruce Pine heard about Camp  Invention and the local PAGE chapter during its Feb. 23 regular meeting. Pictured, from left, is Dana Hollifield, Rotarian Janie DeVos and Teaky Tollison. Photo by Brandon Roberts

First Annual Mitchell County History Bee

The Mitchell County Historical Society announces its First Annual History Bee, scheduled for Thursday, April 6th, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville.  The goal of the History Bee, and the mission of MCHS, is to help Mitchell County residents, especially young people, become more aware of our rich heritage. There will be two divisions of (more)

Folkmoot Hiring Guides for 2017

In Search of Friendly, Culturally Inquisitive, Globally-Minded Guides for Folkmoot 2017. Though the work is demanding, the rewards of being a Folkmoot Festival guide are meaningful and memorable. A once-in-a-lifetime personal growth and cultural exchange experience awaits for up to 20 individuals, sought by Folkmoot USA to provide support for the 34th annual festival. Guides are ambassadors to (more)

Project Lifesaver Getting Started in Mitchell County

The Rotary Club of Spruce Pine at its regular meeting Feb. 9 heard from Pam Snyder about Project Lifesaver. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is providing timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children who wander due to (more)

The Shepherds Staff Awarded $15,000 Grant

The Shepherd’s Staff was among four nonprofit organizations in Mitchell County selected by The Fund for Mitchell County to receive a Community Foundation of Western North Carolina 2016 People in Need grant. “This year’s choice was one of our most difficult, considering the large number of grant requests and the clear evidence of need among them,” said Susan Larson, Fund (more)

AMY Wee Trade Spring Consignment Sale (Details)

David Holt and the Lightning Bolts To Perform at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University will host a concert featuring popular old-time music performers David Holt and the Lightning Bolts on April 7, 2017. The concert is part of the university's Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Showtime is 7:00 p.m. in Moore Auditorium on the university campus. This is a ticketed event: general admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at (more)

Child Fest April 1st! (Details)

Norris Joins Caregiver Foundation

Executive director of the High Country Caregiver Foundation Brenda Reece has announced that longtime media representative Sherrie Norris has joined the HCCGF as RAPP coordinator and program assistant. RAPP, Relatives as Parents Program, is one of several services offered through the HCCGF, which operates in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging/High Country Council of (more)

State of the Child Event (Details)

Police Department Volunteers Help Build Habitat Home

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity is pleased to welcome volunteers from the Spruce Pine Police Department to their newest home under construction on Walnut Street in Spruce Pine. Over the last two Saturdays, Chief Billy Summerlin worked alongside Habitat crews helping to (more)

Fund for Mitchell County Announces $50,000 in Grants

The Fund for Mitchell County is pleased to announce $50,000 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations providing critical services for economically disadvantaged people. The grants were made in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western (more)

Local Food Pantries (Details)