Two McDowell Students Face Felony Drug Charges

Two 15-year-old McDowell High students face felony charges after authorities found more than 100 pills in their possession on school grounds. Deputy Jason Cook of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, who is the school resource officer at McDowell High, received information on Friday, Feb. 10 that the two female teens were possibly in possession of multiple types of pills. A subsequent search turned up five different kinds of medication – a total of 138 pills.  The teens’ cases were turned over to juvenile authorities.

Mars Hill University Announces New Trustees

Four new members joined the Mars Hill University Board of Trustees for 2017. Their four-year terms began January 1. Mary Dawson, M.D., is a family physician at Mountain Magnolia Family Practice in Abingdon, Virginia. A member of the Mars Hill class of 2001, she received her medical degree from East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. With her husband, Brian, also a doctor, she (more)

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Two Mitchell County Women Arrested for Shooting Man

(News Release from Mitchell Sheriff's Department)
Mitchell County Sheriff's  Detectives arrested Susan Beasley Hogsette, age 59,of 77 Duke Franklin Road, Spruce Pine for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. Stacey Jean Clark, age 40, of 118 Frank J. Beam Road, Spruce Pine, for assault by pointing a gun. Captain R.V. Wiseman advised this stemmed from an incident (more)

Yancey County Man Charged with Burning Mobile Home

On Saturday the 11th of February Newdale Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 216 Motor Sports Lane.  Yancey County Sheriff’s deputies responded as well to aid in the investigation of the origin and cause of the fire. During this investigation it was found that the fire had been intentionally set by Joshua McKinney. Later that night Mr.  McKinney was charged with 1st (more)

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New Theatre at Mars Hill University Opens With Cinderella

When the play "Cinderella" opens on Thursday, it will be the premiere performance in Mars Hill University's new Thomas Black Box Theatre. The black box theatre is in Day Hall, which opened last fall, providing classroom and office space, as well as enhanced facilities for the (more)

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Youth Group Fundraiser

Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, located on Brushy Creek Road (The Airport Road) in Avery County, will be having a Fundraiser for their youth group Friday, February 24th at 5:30pm in their Fellowship Hall.  The event will consist of dinner, music and screening of The History Channel documentary "The Bible".  On the dinner menu will be soup beans, fried potatoes, coleslaw, cornbread, dessert and sweet tea for a donation.  Proceeds will to towards the youth groups trip to The Ark Encounter in Kentucky.

Womens Conference - Fill My Cup, Lord (Details)

Parkway Playhouse Youth Improv Class

Explore the fundamentals of comedy improvisation: team-building, self confidence, trust, speed, active listening, agreement, and a respect for other performers and their creativity. This eight-week intensive course introduces the basics of improve to develop characters, environment, and relationship. This class culminates in a performance of high energy short form games for friends and (more)

Yancey County DSS Board of Directors' Meeting

The Yancey County Department of Social Services Board of Director's meeting will be held on Monday February 27, 2017 at 6:00pm. The location for the board meeting is in the Yancey County Department of Social Services.

BLT Classic Movie Club to Screen "Carmen Jones"

The Burnsville Little Theater Classic movie club will be screening the 1954 Musical “Carmen Jones" Monday February 27th at 7:00pm at The Yancey Theatre.  In 1943 Oscar Hammerstein junior took Bizet's opera “ Carmen “, rewrote his lyrics, changed his characters from 19th century spaniards to World War Two era African American's, switched the locale to a southern military base, and the results were “ Carmen Jones “. This 1954 Technicolor musical stars Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, and Pearl Bailey and is directed by Otto Preminger who has transferred the Broadway stage play to the screen with taste and imagination. Everyone is invited to join with the BLT Monday February 27th at 7:00pm for the screening of this classic film once again on the big screen as it was intended. There are no ticket sales for these events but your donations are greatly appreciated and help to keep our movie club and the Yancey Theatre going. For more information call 682-2609. (view trailer)

Relatives As Parents Program Kickoff February 28th

If you are among the thousands of grandparents, aunts, uncles and older siblings raising younger relatives in your home, you do not want to miss getting on board with a new program coming to Spruce Pine. On Tuesday, February 28 (11 a.m.- 1 p.m.)  you are invited to a luncheon at Spruce Pine United Methodist Church to learn more about the Relatives as Parents Program, a service of the (more)

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