Old Timey Days in Burnsville September 30th

Old Timey Day's on Burnsville Town Square, September 30, 2017  10:00-4:00. Crafters with special handmade crafts.Tractors, Antique Cars, Music on the stage all day, Children's Games, Food Booths,Wagon Rides. Sponsored by The Yancey History Association.

Walk To Remember Loss of Children

In recognition of October as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, the 7th Annual Remembrance Service, which will include a Walk to Remember and Balloon Release, will be held on Sunday, October 8th. This is a special time to honor and acknowledge babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, prematurity complications, newborn death, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome-SIDS, illness, (more)

Exhibit of Kivette Paintings Opening Reception 9/28

Portraits of a Place, an exhibit by Everett Kivette opens this Thursday, Sept. 28, in Burnsville. Much of Kivette's work celebrates the visual beauty and spirit of the mountains and people in Yancey County, his adopted home for more than 60 years. This oil on canvas is titled "Looking (more)

WestWend Traditional Country Duo at Town Center

WestWend is an Americana/country duo comprised of Jonathan Maness (guitar, vocals) and Wendy Crowe (vocals). Established in 2011 in Knoxville, Tennessee, they perform and record new traditional country music. With Jonathan’s roots in bluegrass and Wendy’s roots stemming from the Delta blues, classic country, and Motown, they have come together to create a sound all their own. They will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center September 29th at 7:30 pm.

Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity Heroes

Pictured above Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity board members and community representatives met on September 13th in Spruce Pine to establish the Mitchell County Community. Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, locally managed, ecumenical (more)

Step Inside Yancey County Dream Homes October 6th

From luxury mountaintop living to a historic cabin with period furnishings, the eighth annual Yancey County Dream Home Tour invites visitors into six area homes on Friday, Oct. 6. Two of the houses are located in the gated Mountain Air community, which sits atop Slickrock  (more)

Music in the Mountains September 23rd

The Annual Music in the Mountains Folk Music Festival is coming to the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, September 23 from 5:30 to 8:30PM. The Annual Festival, sponsored by the Toe River Arts Council and now in its 32nd year, includes bluegrass and traditional music, and (more)

Mitchell County Rabies Clinic 9/30 (Details)

Yancey Humane Society Fall Rabies Clinic (Details)

Time to Clean out Your Medicine Cabinet

The Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force, under the umbrella of PATH (Partners Aligned Toward Health), wants to remind you to take time during this fall to clear out your medicine cabinet of unused and expired drugs. The MitchellYancey Substance Abuse Task Force has once again partnered with local law enforcement and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency to sponsor the 2017 Fall Drug Take (more)

Mitchell Historical Decoration Day Service 9/24 (Details)

The Mousetrap Opens at Playhouse September 30th

Agatha Christie’s classic, The Mousetrap, is the quintessential murder mystery that has audiences trying to answer the question: who is the murderer? A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a snow storm, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the (more)

New Habitat Home Dedicated

Friends of Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity (M-YHFH) gathered on Sunday afternoon, August 27 to celebrate the dedication of Cherrie Patrick’s new Habitat home on Walnut Avenue in Spruce Pine.  Cherrie and her sons, family friends, volunteers, and community members (more)

Pastors To Lead Vigil for Healthcare

Pastors from Mitchell and Yancey counties will lead a Vigil for Healthcare on Saturday, September 30 at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine.  The candlelight vigil will begin at 7:30 that evening to mark the closing of labor and delivery services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital on that day.  The pastors participating in leading this vigil include Jeremy Troxler (more)

Rotary Making a Difference

On September 7, the members of Rotary Club of Spruce Pine were privileged to receive a moving message from District 7670 Governor Bill Biddle. A member of the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club, Bill was the leader of the Group Study Exchange to the Philippines in 2010. He (more)

Spruce Pine Main Street 2017 Calendar of Events (Details)

Public Vigil for Healthcare

 On Saturday, September 30, the Labor and Delivery service at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital will close.  To mark this loss to healthcare for Yancey and Mitchell counties a public vigil will be held that evening at 7:30 in Riverside Park in Spruce Pine. Pastors from both counties are coming together to lead this Vigil for Healthcare.  All who are concerned about the availability of essential health services in our mountain communities are urged to attend.  The Vigil for Healthcare is co-sponsored by SEARCH (Sustaining Essential and Rural Community Healthcare), a recently formed organization of concerned citizens that seeks to "empower greater  involvement in decisions affecting the healthcare of our residents" and "to preserve, strengthen and expand access to essential medical services in our area."  The vigil is also co-sponsored by the Yancey-Mitchell NAACP whose mission "is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons."

2017 Dream Home Tour

The Mayland Community College Foundation is hosting the 2017 Yancey County Dream Home Tour welcoming delighted visitors from across the region with fall weather, incomparable homes and gracious, welcoming hosts. The 2017 tour will be held on Friday, October 6 featuring homes on Mountain Air, historical homes in Yancey County, and a tiny home by Buck Stove. Homes are open from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Tickets and add-on options are available online at www.maylandfoundation.org, or by telephone at 828-766-1233. Proceeds benefit the MCC Foundation.

Car Seat Safety Check

In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Month, Toe River Health District, along with Safe Kids NC, will be hosting a Car Seat Safety Check in Yancey County Saturday, September 16th from 10 am to 2 pm.  It will be held near the ATM in the parking lot below the Yancey Sheriff's Office on East Main Street in Burnsville. There will be several Child Passenger Safety Tech's available to check seats. Three out of four child seats are used incorrectly. Parents, caregivers, grandparents--everyone is invited to come have their child's seat checked to make sure it is being used correctly.  Cars are one of the most dangerous places your kids will be, so it is very important to make sure their seat belts are working correctly.  

Walk to Remember 10/8 (Details)

Drug Take Back Day September 23rd (Details)

Grandfather Mountain Creatures of the Night

Visitors are familiar with Grandfather Mountain's resident animals, including black bears, bald eagles, cougars, river otters and more. But what do they do after dark? Guests can find out Saturday, Sept. 30, at Grandfather Mountain's annual Creatures of the Night & Bonfire (more)

Role of Women in the War Effort

On August 24, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine received an interesting program from one of their own, club Treasurer, Tim Hayes. He spoke of the World War II era as children were forced to grow up quickly and of his own mother, who as a young woman, played a major role in the war effort. (more)

Habitat Seeks Land to Build Home (Details)

Mitchell County Family New Homeowners of a Habitat House

Congratulations to Tanya Hudgins and her four children who are the newest Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity partner family.  Their new 4-bedroom, 1200 square foot home will be located in Mitchell County. “I am grateful and ecstatic that I pursued the process and did the (more)

Rebel Rodz @ Lavonia Crest September 30th (Details)

Poverty Simulation Event (Details)

Free Adult Literacy Class at Bakersville Community Health Center

Mayland Community College Adult Literacy Instructor, Fran Herrell, demonstrates “having fun while you learn,” as the class relates everyday math skills that are used while making meatball subs. Estimation, addition, and division skills are used to calculate the cost of the student’s lunch that celebrated a classmate’s birthday. Students also enjoy learning how the (more)

SP Police Chief Speaks at Rotary

The Chief of the Spruce Pine Police Department, Bill Summerlin, presented an informative program on Thursday, August 10, to members and guests of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. He was introduced by Rotarian Ruby Greene. He thanked the Club for their generosity and service to the community.   (more)

A New Year for Mitchell Juvenile Crime Prevention Council

Richard Gambill of BRP, Misti Silver of Mayland Community College, and Richard Biega of Trinity Episcopal Church kicked off the new year of service for the Mitchell County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council at their August 16 meeting at the Mitchell County Administration (more)

2017 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award - Semifinalist Press Release

For only the fourth time in its 62 years, the Western North Carolina Historical Association announces the selection of semifinalists for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.  Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family and now also supported by Michael Sartisky, PhD and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory Board, the Award has been presented annually for printed works that focus special (more)

SP Rotary Raising Funds for Alzheimers

On August 3 at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, an angel appeared in the form of Valdese Rotarian Bruce Bingham, designated by Rotary District 7670 as a CART Angel. Bruce came for two purposes, first, to present a plaque stating appreciation to the Rotary Club of (more)

Regional Artists Project Grant Applications Available

The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) is an annual grant program that provides financial support to developing arts professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. The deadline for submission is October 13, 2017 at 5pm. The program is conducted by the Arts Councils of the Asheville Area, the Toe River, and Madison County and coordinated by the (more)

Lunsford Festival Turns 50

This is a milestone year for western North Carolina's second oldest folk music festival. The 2017 edition of the annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford "Minstrel of Appalachia" Festival will be the 50th for the event, held the first weekend of October each year on the Mars Hill University campus. A (more)

Crafts Fair 2017

Thousands have come to Burnsville to enjoy the 2017 Mt Mitchell Crafts Fair. Click for more pictures.

BRRH President, Becky Carter Speaks to SP Rotary

With recent news events highlighting Mission Health and Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Becky Carter, hospital President and Rotarian, served as the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine weekly meeting on July 27. She was introduced by Rotarian Alex Glover. Becky led a conversation with the group about BR Regional Hospital’s announcement regarding plans to modify its (more)

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)

Local Food Pantries (Details)