The former operator of the Best Western hotel in Boone, where three people died of carbon monoxide poisoning in 2013, is now suing the town of Boone. Barry Damon Mallatere has filed for damages claiming the town violated his constitutional rights by maliciously initiating and continuing a prosecution against him. Malatere was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the deaths of an (more)
A major rock slide that occurred Friday, January 12th has closed Snow Creek Road in Mitchell County. The slide is located in the section of Snow Creek that is near NC-80 on the Mitchell/Yancey County line. According to the N.C. DOT, the road will be closed for the remainder of this week.
The Mitchell County Senior Citizens Center is planning a bus trip to the ARK and Creation Museum April 2nd through the 5th. The price is $450 and includes transportation, 3 nights lodging at a Cincinnati area hotel, 6 meals including three breakfasts and three dinners, admission to both the Ark and the Museum and of course lots of fun times with friends. Seats are filling up fast, call to reserve your spot now at 688-3019.
Don’t throw away your natural Christmas tree! Yancey County recycling and convenience centers will accept Christmas trees to be recycled. Trees must have all ornaments, tinsel, lights, hooks and wires removed prior to disposal at the center. Residents are encouraged to drop off trees in the designated areas at any of the county’s community recycling centers until January 31, 2018. Trees can also be taken to the Yancey-Mitchell Transfer Station off of Highway 80 North. DO NOT LITTER! If the collection centers are closed, either due to the holiday or inclement weather, do not leave your trash at the gate or enter the facility. You can be issued a citation for littering.
The 13th Annual Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is looking for original artwork to use as the image on bookmarks, posters, advertisements, note cards and all publicity for the Festival on September 6,7,8 in Burnsville, NC.Artists of all ages may create and submit a high resolution photograph or a high resolution photograph of a painting, drawing, sculpture, collage, computer generated or art in any medium. The art must be attention grabbing and fit this year's theme: Surface and Rise. To see examples of past bookmarks and for complete contest rules and submission guidelines, go to www.cmlitfest.org and click on “Art Contest." Submission deadline is February 1, 2018.
Winter is a good time to have coffee, network with your peers and learn new approaches to meet your organization’s needs. WNC Nonprofit Pathways has planned a morning event for nonprofit leaders and volunteers to accomplish all three goals. It will be Wednesday, January 17, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. At DT’s Blue Ridge Java, 169 Locust Street, Spruce Pine. The (more)
The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry is going to be open with free food for those in need of food assistance on Friday January 19th from 11:00am to 1:00 pm. (Future dates: Feb.2nd, Feb. 16th, March 2nd, 16th, and 30th). The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville. For more information call Connie McMahan at 284-1666
Looking for some warm tunes on a cold mountain night? On Friday, January 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., Zoe & Cloyd will be fiddling and harmonizing at the annual Winter's Tune concert hosted by Mars Hill University's Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. (more)
The rescheduled celebration of the life of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that was to be held this Sunday, January 14 that was cancelled due to the weather will now be held Sunday January 21st at 3:00pm at Griffith Chapel Church on Lester Lane off of Lincoln Park Road. Program will feature both Rev. Travis Wyncoop and Rev William Whiteside, as well as the MLK
Community Choir under the direction of Roberta Whiteside.