More Casting Calls for Movie

Here’s one more chance for you to grab your moment in the spotlight. The “Dirty Dancing” remake is now being filmed in Asheville. They are looking for six golfers for filming at Cashiers on Monday the 9th. You must know how to play golf and hit the ball and be able to attend a wardrobe fitting in Hendersonville this week. Also if you are still wearing that 70’s hairstyle they are looking for you for filming on May 18th. For more information search for Tona B. Dahlquist casting  on Facebook. Or email with heading CASHIERS  GOLFER or THE 70’S. "Dirty Dancing" is a three-hour filmed musical TV remake of the 1987 movie originally  filmed in the  Lake Lure area.

Mitchell Sheriff Activity Report 4/24 - 5/1/16 (Details)


McDowell Manhunt Ends

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies were on a manhunt Thursday afternoon and Friday.  31 year old Danny Ray Pinkerton of 265 Caraway Drive in Marion ran from authorities twice Thursday.  Pinkerton was wanted on drug charges and ran from deputies when they tried to stop his vehicle. Deputies tried to stop the vehicle on N.C. 226 South at the intersection of Fairview Road, but Pinkerton sped up. Pinkerton stopped a short distance past Watermelon Lane and fled into the woods.  Deputies set up a perimeter around the vicinity and attempted to get the suspect out of the woods but were unsuccessful. The McDowell Sheriff’s Department reported that Pinkerton was taken into custody around 3pm Friday afternoon. 

McDowell Man Armed and Dangerous On the Run

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are actively on the hunt for a Marion man who ran from authorities twice Thursday and is likely armed. Danny Ray Pinkerton, age 31, of 265 Caraway Drive in Marion, is wanted for failure to appear on charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. At 11:20 a.m. Thursday, April 28, deputies were (more)

McDowell County to Expand Broadband Infrastructure

McDowell County has joined with Skyrunner Internet to expand broadband availability in McDowell County. “This is exciting news for the community,” said Jeff Sural, director of the N.C. Broadband Infrastructure Office. “This is another example of what communities can achieve when they initiate expansion efforts. Across the state, we are seeing an increase in affordable broadband (more)

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PAGE Chapter Formation Meeting

There will be a formation meeting of a PAGE Chapter (Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education) for Mitchell County AIG students.  PAGE groups are made up of parents, teachers and other citizens interested in providing appropriate educational and life experiences for gifted children.  This meeting is open to the public and will be at the Central Office in Ledger in the Board Room on May 5, 2016 at 5:30.  Carolyn W. Doherty, the state coordinator of PAGE chapters, will present a program to explain what a PAGE chapter does. The Mitchell County AIG Program will sponsor the initial meeting.  Our PAGE Chapter will be an affiliated with the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented. 

Dig In! Work Together Days

You are invited to come to Dig In! Yancey Community Garden on Bolens Creek (across from Bolens Creek Baptist) every Thursday from 10am - 1pm for Dig In! Work Together Days. Doesn't matter if you're experienced, new to gardening, young or old - everyone is welcome! We have a children's garden and plenty of shade. Park at the church and walk over. For more information call Kathleen Wood at (828) 536-0414 or email

Madison-Yancey Friends of NRA Event May 5th

Are you interested in a night of food, fun, fellowship and fundraising?  Following a wildly successful inaugural banquet in 2015, the Madison-Yancey Chapter of the Friends of NRA will be hosting their second annual fundraising dinner on Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Burnsville Town Center on South Main Street in Burnsville (just off the town (more)

Yancey County Survivors Dinner May 6th

Spruce Pine Music in the Park (Details)

Tipton Hill Community Foundation Country Breakfast (Details)

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High Peaks Leads Black Mountains Hike May 7

Hikers with tough feet and an appetite for challenges should join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for an 11-mile jaunt from Mt. Mitchell to the Cattail Community on Sat., May 7. This will be a very strenuous hike with several thousand feet of cumulative elevation change. Hikers will assemble at the Cattail Community Center parking area at8:30 a.m. A Yancey (more)

MHU Spring Graduation May 7th

Mars Hill University will confer bachelor’s degrees on an expected 185 undergraduates and nine Master of Education graduates during graduation ceremonies May 7 at 9:30 am in Moore Auditorium. Keynote speaker for the graduation will be Dr. Katharine Meacham, retiring professor of philosophy. Meacham came to Mars Hill in 1988, the first woman and the first non-Baptist (more)

5th Annual Lisa Haney School Bus Drivers Scholarship Cruise In and Toy Run

The 5th Annual Lisa Haney School Bus Drivers Scholarship Cruise In and Toy Run will be held Saturday May 7th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Mountain Heritage High School.  Enjoy food, classic cars, and gospel and bluegrass music through the day.  For more information call Travis at 284-8855, Angie at 208-5047, or Annette at 284-3102.

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