Making Sense of Nonprofit Financial Reports


If financial reports look like a foreign language and you are on the board or staff of a nonprofit organization, you might want to sign up for “Financial Reporting for Nonprofits” being offered Tuesday, March 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yancey County Public Library in Burnsville.  It will be taught by Wade Rogers, under the auspices of WNC Nonprofit (more)

Penland Community Open House March 4th


The Penland School of Crafts Community Open House will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. This is an afternoon of fun and education for all ages with hands-on activities in most of Penland’s teaching studios. No admission is charged. Many activities are messy, so don’t wear your fancy clothes. (more)

Parkway Playhouse Youth Improv Class


Explore the fundamentals of comedy improvisation: team-building, self confidence, trust, speed, active listening, agreement, and a respect for other performers and their creativity. This eight-week intensive course introduces the basics of improve to develop characters, environment, and relationship. This class culminates in a performance of high energy short form games for friends and (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)

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)

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)

Upcoming Events at Mars Hill University (Details)


 

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)

Submit Work to TRAC Gallery


Once a year, the Toe River Arts Council invites artists to submit their work and ideas to the TRAC gift shops and galleries. The gift shop applications are due by 5pm on February 24, 2017. Artists submit a body of work (3 pieces), resume, and application. There  is no fee to apply, but all submitting artists must be a member of the Arts Council and live in Avery, Mitchell or Yancey (more)

Relatives As Parents Program Kickoff February 28th


If you are among the thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings raising younger relatives in your home, you do not want to miss getting on board with a new program coming to Spruce Pine. On Tuesday, February 28 (11 a.m.- 1 p.m.)  you are invited to a luncheon at Spruce Pine United Methodist Church to learn more about the Relatives as Parents Program, a service of the (more)

Two Exhibitions at Weizenblatt Gallery


Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery will host two exhibits from February 13 through March 10, 2017. One features the textile art of Laura Ball and clay art of Bill Dale; the other features altered photography by Lydia See. An opening reception will be held Thursday, (more)

Student Showcases at TRAC Galleries


On Saturday, February 11, the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) will open the first of two highly anticipated exhibits of the year in the Burnsville Gallery with their Annual Student Showcase of work from Yancey County students. One week later, the Spruce Pine Gallery begins an (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)

Womens Conference - Fill My Cup, Lord (Details)


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)

Invasive Pests on Parkway


On Thursday, January 26, at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, Andrew Young, a representative from the Blue Ridge Parkway, spoke with the group about invasive pests that are damaging our trees. Andrew explained about new restrictions on bringing (more)

Tina White on Situational Awareness


On January 12, at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, Rotarian Tina White did a short talk on Situational Awareness and how to be more aware of what is going on around you. She discussed with group how to be more aware of  (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)

Family Support Network (Details)


Dellinger Explains Affordable Care Act


On Thursday, December 22, at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, Amber Dellinger, Outreach Coordinator/Certified Application Counselor for Bakersville Community Health Center, presented a program on the current open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment ends January 31, 2017. She discussed the reach and purpose of the program and how it’s utilized to (more)
Piece by Michael Kline

Regional Artist Project Grants


The Toe River Arts Council, Asheville Area Arts Council, and the Madison County Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2016/2017 Regional Artist Project Grant recipients. The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) is an annual grant program that (more)

Holiday Spirit at Mitchell DSS


Employees at Mitchell County DSS have really gotten into the Christmas spirit.  The hallways are decked out with lights and decorations. Click headline to see more great decorations at DSS.

Jolley Recalls Pearl Harbor-Hickam Field Attack


Former Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Harley Jolley of North Carolina showed his grandsons Sam, left, and Johnathan Jolley where shrapnel and bullets hit his barracks at Hickam at the time of the attack.  Jolly is the father of Clearmont School Principal Stuart Jolley. The following (more)

The Opioid Epidemic Affects Older Adults, Too


A recent study of Medicare recipients found that in 2011, about 15 percent were prescribed an opioid when they were discharged from the hospital; three months later, 42 percent were still taking the pain medicine. (more)

Burnsville Christmas Parade 2016 (more)


Saturday December 3rd at 3pm

Local Food Pantries (Details)