Since its inception in 1988, millions of people around the world have participated in the National Red Ribbon Campaign – and local youth are no exception. The highlight of this year’s Red Ribbon Week festivities will be a series of fun, youth-oriented presentations at local middle schools. Ty Sells, a nationally acclaimed speaker from Youth to Youth International with more than (more)
The Yancey / Mitchell Branch of the NC NAACP will lead a March to the Polls to kick-off the first week of Early Voting. The March to the Polls will be part of the statewide "It’s Our Time, It’s Our Vote" campaign to register, educate, mobilize and protect the vote in North Carolina. The March is one of more than 50 marches across the state during the first week of Early Voting. The March is being held Friday at 4pm in the parking lot of Roses in Burnsville.
Early voting for the November 8th election begins tomorrow and runs for 17 days. One-stop Absentee Voting or "Early Voting" as it is commonly known allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day.(more)
Authorities have arrested Jonathan Derick Mace, age 23 , of Old Morganton Road, Marion and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and resist, obstruct or delay after officers with the Marion Police Department responded to Dollar General on 746 East Court Street in Marion in reference to an assault inside the store last Sunday morning, October 16th. According to police, Harris was attempting to pay for his items at the register when Mace approached him from behind and apparently knifed him in the back. Harris said to his knowledge he had never met Mace prior to the incident. Another person told police that the suspect thought Harris had assaulted a relative of his. There was no report of an assault by Harris.
Two timely topics will round out WNC Nonprofit Pathways’ 2016 offerings presented to the nonprofits in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties. The first is marketing and the second is succession planning. Both will be led by seasoned nonprofit leaders. Holly Barrett will teach “Broad-based Marketing for Nonprofits on a Small Budget” on Tuesday, November 15, (more)
Please join the Pensacola community for the Annual Fall Festival on October 31st from 5:30 - 8:30 pm at the Pensacola Fire Station on Highway 197 South. There will be food, drinks, games, cakewalk, and of course LOTS of candy!! Everyone is welcome- young and old!
The Yancey County Department of Social Services Board of Director's meeting will be held on Monday October 24, 2016 at 6:00pm. The location for the meeting will be in the Department of Social Services' building in Director Rick Tipton's office.
The Toe-Cane Beekeepers Association will meet on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the United Community Bank at the intersection of 197 and 19E in Burnsville. The speaker will be Jeff Morton who is a retired extension agent for Onslow County. He is also a 3rd generation beekeeper. Jeff will talk about using the checkerboard method for swarm control and drawing comb. Please join us. The event is free to the public. You do not have to be a member or a beekeeper to attend. For more information call 828-467-9184.
The MHHS Music Department will be presenting two upcoming concerts. OnTuesday, October 25 at 7:30pm, the Advanced Choral Ensemble will present a concert at the First Baptist Church of Burnsville. It will be an evening of excellent musicianship, and you are sure (more)
Enjoy local, international, and award-winning cuisine in Mitchell and Yancey counties great restaurants and support Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity. Select from these local establishments and be a part of “ Dine and Donate” Thursday, Oct. 27 through Sunday, Oct.30. Each restaurant will contribute a portion of their sales from the weekend. Plan to dine out (more)
Mountain Heritage High School will be having their 7th Annual Next Step College and Career Fair in the gymn Wedneday October 26th from 8:15am-11:00am. Area businesses and organizations are invited to come and show their support for our youth by participating and sharing career information with over 740 students. For more information contact Ben Varney by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or school phone at 682-6103.