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Help Wanted: An EDC Director

On May 18th Mitchell County Economic Development  Director Laura Verla announced her resignation. This comes on the heels of Yancey County Economic Development Director Wanda Proffitt resigning her part-time position on May 8th. Verla had only been the Director since October of last year. She regrets having to leave the position but cited the need to help out during a health crisis at her family's business, which is People's Furniture in Spruce Pine.   Both Mitchell and Yancey counties have begun searching for  new EDC directors. 

Grand Opening of Observatory Moved to June 1st

The grand opening of Mayland Community College’s Bare Dark Sky Observatory that was planned for Thursday  May 25 has now been moved to June 1st due to the heavy rains. Activities begin at 4:00 pm with the public invited to tour the Bare Dark Sky Observatory and see the telescopes including the 34 inch largest in the Southeast telescope.  There will be educational (more)

Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite Recipient

Hospice of Yancey County d/b/a Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of (more)

Search for Missing Girl

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating a teen last seen Monday afternoon, May 22.  Brittany Ledford, 17, of 180 Falcon Crest Drive in Old Fort, was reported missing by her mother Monday night. Sherri Blaylock told deputies she last saw her daughter when the teen left their residence at 2:30 p.m. to go eat with a friend. Ledford was then dropped off at another friend’s house on Gable Drive. From there, she reportedly began walking to her boyfriend’s sister’s home on Jacktown Road.  Sheriff’s deputies and Marion police officers searched for the teen throughout the night with no luck. Ledford is described as a white female who stands 4 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has brown shoulder-length hair and hazel eyes. She has a tattoo of an arrow on her right arm and another of a coy fish on her right leg. Anyone with information concerning Ledford’s whereabouts is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235 or the McDowell County 911 communications center at 652-4000.

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Seed Lending Library at Mitchell County Public Library

Mitchell County Public Library in Bakersville, has lots of new seeds to share with our patrons, come by for flower, and vegetable seeds to plant in your garden.  The Seed Lending Library of Mitchell County exists for the purpose of being dedicated to serving and sharing seeds.  Our goal is to conserve and promote the American family garden for future generations by collecting and preserving heirloom and GMO free seeds.  Our desire is to protect garden heritage for future generations and to build a resilient food system.  We provide resources to support gardeners with a variety of educational garden materials about the process of growing, harvesting and seed saving.   

Yancey Transportation Authority Trip Schedule (Details)

10th Anniversary Hero Day & Bike Rally (Details)

Last Weekend for On Golden Pond at Playhouse

Norman (Michael Lilly) and Ethel (Alesa Bryant) spend another summer on Golden Pond.  They plan on a quiet summer playing games and reading books, but when their daughter turns up to drop off her boyfriend's teenage son, plans inevitably change. (more)

On Golden Pond This Week at Parkway Playhouse

Norman (Michael Lilly) and Ethel (Alesa Bryant) adjust to having a teenager around for the summer.  While Norman teaches Billy (Turner Weinmeister) about good books and fishing, Billy teaches Norman some teenage slang and junk about girls in return.  On Golden (more)

Barbecue Fundraiser for Fire Victims

A Barbecue Fundraiser for Tommy and Carolyn Miller who recently lost their home and all their belongings in a fire will be held Friday May 26th from 11:00am-7:00pm at Liberty Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Building located at 289 Hoot Owl Road in Spruce Pine.  In addition Wednesday and Thursday May 24th and 25th they will be offering deliveries to local businesses.  The menu features delicious barbecue, baked beans, coleslaw, homemade desserts and drink for $10 a plate (checks should be made payable to Tommy and Carolyn Miller). To order deliveries to your business or pre-order a meal call Kim at (828)467-2745 by Friday May 19th.

Mount Pleasant Food Pantry Food Distribution

The Mount Pleasant Food Pantry is going to be open with free food for those in need of food assistance on Friday May 26th (and every other Friday thereafter: June 9th and June 23rd) from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.  The Food Pantry is located at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church at 129 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  For more information call Connie McMahan at 678-1456.

Bee Log Homecoming Reunion

The Bee Log Homecoming Reunion will be held Saturday May 27th at 11:00am at the school.  Anyone who ever attended the school, regardless of the year(s), is invited.  It may be the last time we'll have the opportunity to stroll the halls of the school.  If you have any questions call (828)442-6919.

Blue Ridge Parkway Program: Wilderness Skills (Details)

Memorial Day Memorial Service

The American Legion Post 122 in cooperation with Faith Baptist Church on Highway 197 North in Burnsville NC will be hosting a community wide memorial service to honor our friends and family that made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our Country and our way of life.  The service will be held Sunday May 28th at 3:00PM at Faith Baptist Church.  Everyone in Yancey, Mitchell and Avery County are invited to join us for this service of remembrance. For more information please contact Les Hevner at 675-0290 or Harvey Sharpe at 682-0853.

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