Mitchell County is now involved in a recount. Governor Pat McCrory recently conceded the Governor's race after calling for a recount and nationally there continue to be some calls for recounts of some states. Locally Mitchell County will be getting in on the action with the Mitchell County Board of Elections conducting a recount of the NC Auditor race Thursday, December 8 beginning at 7:00am.
On November 24 Deputies with the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged Angelina Josephine Rigney of Asheville with Possession of Heroin, Simple Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was released from jail after posting a $8,000 secured bond. Then on November 29 Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office arrest and charged (more)
In an update to the Gatlinburg fires from last week, on Saturday the former McDowell County woman, Constance Reed, age 34 and two of her children were confirmed dead. The two daughters, Chloe, age 12 and Lily, age 9 were found by the mother's side as they attempted to flee from the flames making it part way up a hill. If you would like to make a donation to Parkway Church of God, 1103 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862, Attention Fire Victims Fund. As of Monday afternoon a total of 14 people have died and 134 injured in the Gatlinburg fires.
The recently elected Yancey County Board of County Commissioners and the Yancey County Register of Deeds candidates were sworn in during a ceremony in the Courtroom of the Yancey County Courthouse on Monday, Dec 1st at 11am. The honorable F. WarrenHughes District Court Judge, 24th Judicial District presided.
MCC employees are gathering items in an effort to aid the people affected by the fires in Gatlinburg, TN, and you can help too. The College is collecting the following items to share with those in need: (more)
Blossman Gas, Appliance and Service, located at 2138 West Hwy 19E in Burnsville, is partnering with Toys for Tots for a holiday toy drive now through December 9th. If you bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots bin along with your 20# propane gas cylinder, Blossman Gas will fill it for $5.00. New, unwrapped toys are needed for ages 6 months up to 13 years. The mission (more)
It's the time of year to be a blessing to one of our "Angels". Each of the "Angels" on our tree represent one of the residents at Mitchell House Assisted Living & Memory Care. Please stop by to pick one up. Thanks to all for helping make Christmas special for Mitchell House Assisted Living & Memory Care residents.
In the spirit of Christmas, We are doing an Angel tree once again, our residents are our angels and you can give the love in your heart by sponsoring one of our angels. Smoky Ridge has three locations: Here at our facility, Western Sizzling Steak house in Burnsville, and Burger King in Burnsville. For more information you can call the facility at 828-682-9759 and ask for Jeanne.
Mitchell County Department of Social Services will be taking applications for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program beginning Thursday December 1st, and continuing thorugh the month of December, at their office located on Crimson Laurel Way in Bakersville from 8:00am-5:00pm. This will be only for household that contain someone who is age sixty years and older or receive assistance through DAAS. Bring the social security numbers for everyone in the household, verification of November income for all household members and bank statements for all household member for November if available. For more information call 688-2175.