Students Gather at Site of New School, Board Meeting

At the Monday, September 18th monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education, board members were updated on the 2016-2017 school year test results that were released this past week by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Again, this year Yancey (more)

Callaghan Sentenced to 40 Years for Rape

 On September 21, 2017, a Mitchell County jury convicted Michael James Callaghan of felony statutory rape and felony statutory sex offense.  At the time of the offense, the victim was 15 and Mr. Callaghan was 52. Resident Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne sentenced Mr. Callaghan to prison for a minimum of 40 years and maximum of 58 years.  If Mr. Callaghan is (more)

Riddle Sentenced As Habitual Felon

District Attorney Office Press Release:
Bakersville, NC - On September 18, 2017, Shawn Riddle was convicted of two counts of felony breaking and entering, two counts of felony larceny after breaking and entering, six counts of felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony larceny of a motor vehicle, and felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.  (more)

Charters of Freedom Dedication

Monday, September 25th at 5 pm the Yancey Commissioners are planning to hold a special event to dedicate the Charters of Freedom exhibit on the courthouse lawn. The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence are considered our country's Charters of Freedom and are housed in the National Archives building in Washington, DC.  Many people are not able to travel that far to see these important founding documents. Thus the Yancey Commissioners have partnered with the nonprofit group, Foundation Forward to provide copies of these documents in etched bronze, placed on brick monument pedestals on the courthouse lawn. The county provided the site preparation through a combination of volunteer labor and contributions. The September 25th date has been chosen due to it being the anniversary date of the approval of the Bill of Rights.  Everyone is invited to come attend this special event and view these copies of these important documents. 

Yancey Sheriff Report 9/13 - 9/19/17 (Details)


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Ranger Programs for the Week of 9/18 (Details)

Schedule of Free Live Music at The Orchard at Altapass (Details)

Oktoberfest (Details)

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)

Blue Ridge Parkway Program: Mountain Murder Mystery- Frankie Silver (Details)

Grandfather Mtn Summer Lecture Series

When your classroom’s in the clouds, higher learning takes on a different meaning.
This summer, Grandfather Mountain presents “Grandfather Presents,” a lecture series focused on nature, conservation and exploration. “This series provides an excellent avenue for people who love nature to meet those who have excelled at researching, representing or exploring it,” (more)

Grandfather Mountain Adult Field Courses

When your classroom is a mile high, every student has their head in the clouds.
Grandfather Mountain is introducing a series of Adult Field Courses in 2017, offering day-long sessions on various topics, including birds, salamanders, history, wildlife drawing and (more)

Mitchell Historical Decoration Day Service 9/24 (Details)

Yancey County DSS Board of Director's Meeting

The next Yancey County Board of Director's Meeting will be held on Monday September 25th at 6:00pm in the offices of the Yancey County Department of Social Services. 

National Voter Registration Day

Tuesday September 26, 2017 is National Voter Registration Day.   Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville will join over 2,500+ partners in a massive push to register voters.  If you would like to register to vote please visit Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville on Tuesday September 26, 2017 between the hours of 9:00 – 5:00 to register to vote in Mitchell County.  

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