McDowell County Man Wanted for Break-Ins

McDowell County authorities  are asking for the public’s help locating Joseph Lee Ingle age 36, of 15 Old Neal Road in Marion. Ingle is wanted for five counts of felony breaking and entering, five counts of larceny and two counts of possession of stolen goods in connection with two residential break-ins.  He is also a suspect in other similar crimes. Ingle is described as a white male who stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds with short brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information concerning Ingle’s whereabouts is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 828-652-2237 or McDowell County Crimestoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463). With Crimestoppers, your identity remains anonymous, and you could receive a cash reward.

Candidate Filing Period Begins December 1st

Due to the fact the Primary Election has been moved to March 15 the candidate filing period has been moved from February to December.  It will open on December 1st at 12 noon and close on December 21st at 12 noon.

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Yancey County Offices, Convenience Ctr, etc Closed for Thanksgiving Holidays

The public is advised that all Yancey County Government offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 26 & 27.  In addition, all recycling and convenience centers and the Yancey-Mitchell Transfer Station off of Highway 80 North will be closed on Thursday only – November 26th. (more)

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Mitchell Wins Wrestling Championship (Details)

Mitchell triumphed over Chatham Central Saturday evening, February 7th by a score of 42 to 30 to claim the State 1A Championship. Kegan Hoilman won the Outstanding Performance award. Photos by Steve Hall.
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Angel Tree at the Reconciliation House

The Reconciliation House is hosting an Angel Tree from now until December 16th for needy local families that signed up for assistance.  Each angel on the tree represents a child age 12 and younger that needs your help in order to have a nice Christmas.  Stop by, select a name off the tree, grant their wish and return the unwrapped gift by December 16th. For more details call The Reconciliation House at 682-7251.

Mountain Heritage SkillsUSA Club's 40th Annual Citrus Sale

The Mountain Heritage SkillsUSA Club is currently having their 40th annual citrus sale. The Florida Indian River Groves Company assures us the citrus crops are looking promising for another great year of fruit. The citrus is in 4/5 bushel boxes.  Proceeds for the fundraiser go towards the expenses of regional, state and national SkillsUSA leadership and skill competitions. (more)

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Mitchell House Angel Tree

Mitchell House invites you to stop by their location on Highway 226 South of Spruce Pine and select an Angel from their Angel Tree.  Each angel represents a resident at the facility.  On the back of each angel there is a list of a resident's wants and needs.  Stop by and pick up an Angel today.

Free Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving Day from 11:00am-2:00pm Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church in Burnsville will serve their annual FREE Thanksgiving dinner to all who would like to come. Come to the church on North Main Street in Burnsville or if you do not have transportation delivery is available by calling 678-5008. A free coat and blanket closet will also be available that day. For more information call the church at 682-2835.

7th Annual Production of "The Christmas that Almost Wasn't"

The 7th annual Read It & Weep Repertory Theatre production of "The Christmas That Almost Wasn't" will be performed Friday November 27th at 10:30am at the Burnsville Town Center.  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $2 for kids and proceeds will benefit the building fund of the Burnsville Fire Department. This hilarious and heartwarming staged reading for all ages tells the story of Nicholas Knock, a shepherd boy who saves Christmas from evildoers.  For more information call Lucy Doll at 208-4731 or call the Burnsville Town Center for advance tickets at 682-7209.

Bi Polar and Depression Support Group in Mitchell & Yancey (Details)

Shop Small Business Saturday Nov 28

With the Holiday Shopping Season just around the corner, the North Carolina Community College Small Business Center Network (SBCN) encourages you to #ShopSmallForAll and support your local Small Businesses. Nestled between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday® has quickly become a nationally recognized day to support your local independent merchants with the (more)

Christmas Extravaganza

The 5th annual Christmas Extravaganza is Saturday, November 28th at the Burnsville Town Center. Do your Christmas shopping and support local crafters, artists and direct sellers. More than 30 vendors to help with your holiday shopping. Cosmetics, purses and bags, hair bows and accessories, wreaths, baked goods, homemade crafts, ready-made gifts, candles, jewelry, home-made soaps, woodworking and so much more. Free samples and raffles. Admission is free! Don’t miss the 5th annual Christmas Extravaganza Saturday, November 28th, 10 til 2 at the Burnsville Town Center. 

Burnsville Volunteer Fire Department Fall Open House & Raffle (Details)

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