Rock Slide on 226 North


Rock slide on Hwy 226 between Loafer's Glory and Bakersville Monday morning. North bound lane closed between Cub Creek Road and John Sparks.

Burnsville Man Found with Meth in Car


Deputy Jason Quinn of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Scott Edward Sasek, age 31, of 1000 Grindstaff Road in Burnsville, with possession of methamphetamine.  At 3:50 a.m. on Monday, April 3, Quinn responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at Happy Pappy’s Campground on U.S. 70 West. The deputy located the white Ford at Riverside Food Mart.  A subsequent search of the automobile turned up a small amount of methamphetamine in a syringe.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Public Notice


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Yancey County Schools proposes for Federal funding for the 2017-2018 School Year. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special education under this Federal Program. All comments will be considered prior to submission of the amended Project to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, North Carolina. The IDEA-Part B Project is open to the public for review and comments on May 10th from 1:00-4:00 in the office of Angie Anglin, Exceptional Children's Director, located at 100 School Circle, Burnsville NC.

Director of Penland School of Crafts to Retire


Jean McLaughlin, director of Penland School of Crafts, will retire in December 2017. McLaughlin began working at Penland in May 1998 and has presided over an extraordinary period of growth, development, and stabilization at the school. During these two decades, Penland has built new studios, expanded programs and scholarships, conducted two successful fundraising campaigns, greatly solidified its (more)

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Coming Up at Mars Hill University


Coming Up At Mars Hill University, April 24 - May 7, 2017, All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Mike Thornhill, Director of Communications, (828) 689-1298,  (More)

Mitchell EDC Marketing Project Meeting


Mitchell County EDC will hold a meeting open to the public on Tuesday, April 25th at noon in the EDC conference room in the Mitchell County Administration Building in Bakersville to present the marketing project. This meeting is a follow up to the February 3rd roll out of a new marketing brand for the county. At that time North Star Strategies, the company hired to brand the county, presented the phrase "Seek + Find".  The idea was to reflect both the tourism aspect and  economic development. It will be used in phrases such as "Seek mountain views, find a new perspective. Seek a fun place to take an art class, find an appreciation of century old techniques. Seek an opportunity, find growth. They presented both the new logo and a new website. After the first presentation some backlash to the new idea was noted in the community. Some of the opposition was to the new logo having mountains that represented areas outside of Mitchell County. This follow up meeting is to address those concerns. Everyone is invited to attend but you do need to RSVP to 828-537-1404 or director@mitchellcountyedc.org to ensure sufficient seating.
 

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Toe Cane Beekeepers Association Meeting


Toe Cane Beekeepers Association will host a presentation on capturing honeybee swarms on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the United Community Bank in Burnsville.  A member of the club, Michelle Mejia, will discuss "Free Bees: Catching Swarms & Setting Bait Hives" . Her presentation will cover what to do when you find a swarm, as well as how to set bait hives or swarm lures, which can be used to establish new honeybee hives The meeting is free and open to the public.  A potluck dinner will start the meeting.

MHU to Review President Trump's First 3 Months


As President Donald Trump's first 100 days draw to a close, two prominent influencers come to Mars Hill University to reflect on his actions and project how the rest of the president's term may take shape. "President Trump's First 100 Days: Perspectives From the Left and Right" will feature Rick Glazier of the North Carolina Justice Panel and John Hood of the John William (more)

New to Medicare Seminar


The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage Plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare fraud and abuse, and long-term care insurance. SHIIP will be conducting a free New To Medicare Seminar on Thursday April 27, at the Mitchell County Extension Center. The seminar will begin at 10:00 am, and you can call and register by contacting the Mitchell County Extension Center 688-4811

MHU Theatre Department Cancels Performances of Ruthless! The Musical


Due to illness of a cast member, the performances of "Ruthless! The Musical" by the Mars Hill University theatre arts department scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, have been canceled. The department plans to restage the musical during the fall 2017 semester. Ticket holders may contact the Owen Theatre box office at (828) 689-1239 for refund information. (more)
 

Annual Ramp Dinner at West Burnsville Baptist Church


West Burnsville Baptist Church Annual Ramp Dinner and Youth Fundraiser will be held Friday April 28th, 11 am to 6 pm or until the ramps runout.  Cost per plate: $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and $2 for refills.   Menu: Ramps & eggs, ramps & potatoes, soup beans, cornbread, bacon, dessert and drink.  Come join us at 222 West Burnsville Church Road for lots of food, fun and great fellowship.  For more information call 682-3990.

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Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Food Distribution


The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry is going to be open with free food for those in need of food assistance on Friday April 28th, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.  The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  For more information call Connie McMahan at 678-1456.

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