Helping Hands Flea Sale and Grant Applications

The 4th Annual Helping Hands of Yancey County Fun Flea Sale will be held September 15, 16, 17, 2017 at the old Taylor Togs Buildings in Micaville, 621 Micaville Loop.  Mark your calendars, and plan to attend this spectacular event.  Proceeds from the sale benefit local charities.

Mt Mitchell Crafts August 4 & 5

On the first weekend of August, Burnsville’s historic Town Square and quaint Main Street reflect Americana at its finest during the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair. On Friday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Aug. 5, crafters line the street with handmade quilts, blown glass, wooden carvings, paintings, pottery  (more)

New SP Rotary President George Nero

The Rotary Club of Spruce Pine has been very fortunate to have the leadership of Immediate Past President Alex Glover for 2016-17 and now the new President George Nero (right) for 2017-18. They are shown here at Riverside Park, Spruce Pine, where they worked tirelessly (more)

Fly Away to Neverland with Peter Pan Jr.

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-(more)

Buncombe Turnpike CD Release Party

Buncombe Turnpike returns to the Town Center with their own brand of handcrafted, off the beaten path bluegrass, July 28th at 7:30pm. Come out to the Yancey County CD release party of Buncombe Turnpike’s new album, “They Passed it Down” at the Burnsville Town Center. You’ll (more)

Minutes from Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force Meeting (Details)

Toe River Arts Juried Show Deadline

With the deadline of August 2 quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the Toe River Arts Juried Show and Exhibition. Toe River Arts is sponsoring its 3rd annual event that is open to all artists living in NC, SC, TN, GA, or VA and who are 18 and older. All mediums, both 2- and 3-dimensional, are accepted with a maximum of three entries. Artists do not have to be Toe River (more)

Solar Eclipse Information Party August 8th (Details)

All American Eclipse Party in Bakersville (Details)

New Show at Burnsville TRAC Gallery

Beginning Saturday June 24 and continuing through August 5, the Burnsville TRAC Gallery will host an exhibit entitled, “The Interbeing Project, the Interface of Women and Nature,” featuring the photography of Bonnie Cooper. Twenty-one pieces, each depicting an image (more)

Toe River Crafts To Jury New Artists

In 1974 a group of craftspeople in the Toe River Valley found they needed an attractive local market for their creativity. They decided to work cooperatively to sell their crafts and establish a setting where neighbors and travelers could see their work displayed. The shop itself was built, in that cooperative spirit, on land owned by the Celo Community. Friends and neighbors pitched in to build, (more)

Yancey History Association Newsletter (Details)


Sixth Annual Back-to-School Bash at Liberty Hill

Liberty Hill Baptist Church will hold its annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. (rain or shine) on the church’s softball field.  This is the sixth year that Liberty Hill has collected and will distribute school supplies to students from Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and surrounding counties.  School supplies such as backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, (more)

Registration Open for Penland Kids Camp (Spaces Still Available)

Registration for Penland’s exciting program of one week, arts-oriented day camps for children is now open! Penland’s Kids Camps for ages 3 through 18 begin on June 19th and run through August 4th featuring different camps each week. Young campers can cut, sculpt, and paint unique masks and puppets while exploring art from around the globe in Around the World in Five Days and older (more)

Free Basic Computer Classes

Charity House Mission in conjunction with Mayland Community College is offering free basic computer classes on Mondays from 6 to 9 pm. Call  678-0726 if you want more information or you can just go to Charity House Mission on East Main Street in Burnsville, across from Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home on Monday evening.

Applications for Joy W. Pope Memorial Grants in Arts and Human Services. (more)




New Diabetes Education Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Mission Hospital’s Diabetes Center is excited to announce that team members from the Asheville-based diabetes education program will be traveling to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital once a week. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited program consists of an individual assessment to better understand your educational needs and then a 5-week class series. Topics for the class series (more)

Trip to Grand Canyon, Las Vegas & Hoover Dam!

The Yancey Senior Center is pleased to announce that the trip everyone has been requesting is finally scheduled!  Please join us September 27 thru October 9 as we travel to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam!!  This trip is available to anyone over the age of 18 and is only $1,250.00 for 12 nights and 13 days.  Included in this price is: restroom equipped motorcoach transportation; 12 nights lodging including 3 consecutive nights in a Las Vegas Casino Hotel; 9 breakfasts and 8 dinners; William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, AR; Northwest New Mexico Visitor Center in Grants, NM, the legendary Hoover Dam Visitor’s Center and the Bypass Bridge; Valley of Fire State Park; an entire free day in Las Vegas, NV to do whatever you want; Route 66 Museum in Kingman, AZ; Mohave Museum of History and Arts which outlines the area’s history from the Santa Fe Railroad to the Hualapai Indians; Grand Canyon National Park; Petrified Forest National Park; American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, TX and the Fort Smith National Historic Site in Fort Smith, AR.  Seats are going fast so get your $75.00 deposit in as soon as possible to hold your seat!  Please call Vivian Hollifield at 682-6011 for more information or for a flyer.

Mitchell Co Historical Society 2nd Qtr Newsletter (Details)


Hospice and Palliative Care Rotary Presentation

The Rotary Club of Spruce Pine at its regular meeting Thursday, June 8, heard from Hospice and Palliative Care Clinical Director and registered nurse Lisa Boone. Boone spoke to the club about trending changes in local hospices to for-profit and the benefits afforded by Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge for remaining local and nonprofit. “We are one of the few local hospices (more)

Elvis at Funshine Camp 2017

(Funshine Camp Photos)

Habitat Heroes on Walnut Street (Details)


Rhododendron Queens 2018 (more)

Madelyn Duncan, 2018 NC Junior Rhododendron Queen and Anna-Claire Musick, 2018 NC Rhododendron Queen crowned Saturday evening at the Rhododendron Pageant in Bakersville. 

Local Clinics Still Taking OB Patients (Details)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Coming to Burnsville

The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Burnsville, NC on October 12-15, 2017 at Mountain Heritage High School and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public.  The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the (more)

From Rocket Science to Rock 'n Roll

Buddy Thornton spoke to the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine Thursday, May 25, about a career that took him from rocket science to rock ‘n’ roll. Thornton worked on several space-related ships such as the Saturn V and Skylab and projects and was sound engineer for multiple (more)

50th Anniversary Diamond Giveaway

Tuesday morning people lined up at Bubba's Good Eats Restaurant in Burnsville as WKYK gave away a $2000 diamond from Banks Jewelers and $500 in free meals at Bubba's in celebration of our 50th Anniversary.  Winner of the diamond was April Buchanan!

Managing Pain Safely & Effectively (Details)

10th Annual Hero Day in Burnsville - 5/27/17 (more)

2017 Summer Activity Guide (Details)


Sizzlin Summer Series of Free Events (Details)

Relay of the Blue Ridge

Community Diaper Program (Details)

Spruce Pine Main Street 2017 Calendar of Events (Details)

Local Food Pantries (Details)