NC DOT Transportation Committee Public Meeting to Be Held In Yancey County


The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a Transportation Committee Public Meeting on Monday September 26th at 2:00pm at High Pastures Retreat Center. The full committee will be in attendance at the meeting along with the NC Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla.  This meeting is open to the public and any citizens interested in transportation issues are urged to attend.

Yancey Sheriff Report 9/15 - 9/22/16 (Details)


 

Transfer Station Closed Oct 7 & 8


The Yancey-Mitchell Solid Waste Transfer Station (former landfill) located off of NC Highway 80 North will be closed on Friday and Saturday, October 7th and 8th.  Crews will be working to make concrete repairs to the roadway near the scale house.  No trash will be accepted at this facility on those dates.  The Transfer Station will reopen on Monday, October 10th on the normal operation schedule.

Drug Take Back Day in Burnsville Saturday


 Do you have outdated or unused prescription drugs or unwanted over- the- counter medications? Drop them off at the Drug Take Back Day Saturday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at The Prescription Pad of Burnsville, 730 E. Main Street, Burnsville.
You are encouraged to leave medications in the original prescription bottle for the purpose of identifying the medication only. (more)

Mitchell County Receives $2 Million for New 911 Center


In late August the state 911 Board awarded a grant worth $2 million to Mitchell County- This is less than half of the $4.1 million requested by the county- to build a new 911 Center. County Commissioners recently agreed to move forward with the project despite not receiving the full amount. The $2 million grant funds could be used for site development and building construction. Current plans state that the new building will be located adjacent to the county courthouse in Bakersville. The county’s communication center is currently located in a modular building in severe disrepair across from the Mitchell County Sherriff’s Office. The county’s grant application estimated the total cost of the project to be just below $4.8 million, including $2.1 million for construction and $2.6 million for the technology and equipment. The county will have to use its 911 surcharge funds to pay for equipment. That fund balance is currently just shy of $1 million. Currently there is not a time frame for the project as arrangements still need to be finalized.

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High Country Regional Cattle Conference (Details)


Simple Practices for A Healthier Life - Wellness Classes (more)


 

Ranger Programs for Week of 9/19 (Details)


The Great Gatsby to Open with Speakeasy Style


Calling all flappers! Ever wish you could turn back time to a speakeasy era of Art Deco architecture and decadence? Well then, don some terrific “Twenties” attire and head to Parkway Playhouse for the opening of The Great Gatsby. All patrons dressed in a style (more)

Parkway Playhouse Presents The Great Gatsby


Parkway Playhouse’s 2016 Season comes to a close with a classic piece of literature. The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel." In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board (more)

NC DOT Transportation Committee Public Meeting to Be Held In Yancey County


The North Carolina Department of Transportation will hold a Transportation Committee Public Meeting on Monday September 26th at 2:00pm at High Pastures Retreat Center. The full committee will be in attendance at the meeting along with the NC Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla.  This meeting is open to the public and any citizens interested in transportation issues are urged to attend.

Tour of Comprehensive Care Center


The Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force is sponsoring a tour of the Comprehensive Care Center in Asheville on September 26. The C3356 at 356 Biltmore Avenue provides crisis intervention, response, and stabilization services.  At one location and under one roof, individuals and families can access crisis prevention, intervention, stabilization, and response services (more)

Cancer Challenge Golf Tournament 9/27 (Details)


First on the Scene Training Pre-Register by 9/29 (Details)


Yancey DSS Board of Director's Meeting


The Yancey County Department of Social Services Board of Director's meeting will be held on Thursday September 29, 2016 at 6:00pm.  The location for the meeting will be in the Department of Social Services' building in the office of Director Rick Tipton.

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