Delaney Arrested on Assault Charge

(Provided by the Yancey Sheriff's Department) During the evening hours of July 20, 2016, Deputies with the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence located off of Saw Mill Hollow Road to secure the scene for EMS after a 911 call had been made from that residence requesting an ambulance for an unknown medical condition.  Officers secured the scene and the (more)

McDowell County Manhunt

The McDowell County Sheriff's office is looking for 23-year-old Dylan Ryan Grindstaff. They are offering a cash reward for information that leads his location. Grindstaff is wanted for breaking into a home and stealing thousands of dollars worth of items, then attempting to break into the same home again the following week. (more)

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Boyd To Serve as Chair for CCA

Mayland Community College President Dr. John Boyd has been chosen to serve as the chairperson for the Community Colleges of the Appalachia (CCA). Boyd will serve in this capacity for a two-year term. The CCA is a voluntary organization of public community colleges who serve the common interests of member colleges and their communities through programs and services beneficial to the (more)

Duke Energy Awards $250,000 to Mayland Community College

Duke Energy and Mayland Community College today announced a $250,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used in developing skills for today's industry jobs through robotics and mechatronics training. The investment from the Duke Energy Foundation will be used to purchase equipment for a robotics and mechatronics program at the Anspach (more)

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Yancey History Museum Presents Our Musical Heritage July 1st - Sept. 30th (more)

Trip to Lancaster, PA & Amish Country

The Yancey Senior Center's next exciting bus tour will be October 23 - 29 to Pennsylvania.  The price is $645.00 per person which includes motorcoach transportation; 6 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Lancaster area; 11 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners; SAMSON Show at the Sight & Sound Millennium Theatre; tour of Gettysburg National Park; Visit to Hershey, PA; luncheon cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia; visit to Kitchen Kettle Village and a guided tour of Lancaster.  Down payment is $75.00 to reserve your seat and is due upon signing.  Don't miss this once in a lifetime trip!  For more info, please call Vivian Hollifield or Teresa McPeters at 682-6011.

Penland Presents the wildLIFE Project

The Penland Gallery proudly presents Wendy Maruyama: the wildLIFE Project, a mixed-media exhibition that draws attention to the plight of elephants. Through a moving installation of large-scale objects, shrine forms, and informational panels, the show creates a powerful aesthetic environment and makes a compelling case for the preservation of animals in the wild. This touring exhibition (more)

Ranger Programs for Week of July 25th (Details)

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

Racism Forum July 28 (Details)

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fundraiser

Join the Mayland Community College Foundation for an evening of food, wine and mystery on Thursday July 28 at 7 p.m.! Enjoy a dinner performance of Still Wines Run Deep by the Watermark Theater Collective at Linville Falls Winery. Ticket price of $60 per person includes meal, two glasses of wine, and performance. Proceeds from this event benefit MCC programs in Avery County. Purchase tickets at or by calling 828.766.1233. Limited seating, so purchase tickets early. 

Yancey County Transportation Trip Schedule (Details)

American Red Cross Blood Drives in July (Details)

Birding Stroll

Join the North Carolina High Peaks Trail Association for a Birding Stroll Friday July 29th at 6:00pm at Cane River Park.  Meet them at the main parking lot near the kiosk for a stroll along the fields and into the woods to observe early evening bird behavior.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information call 682-3733.

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