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Yancey County Ranked 8th in Education According to State-Wide Assessment

In the 2018 Roadmap of Need, an in-depth needs assessment of North Carolina Youth produced by the Public School Forum, Yancey County again ranked 8th highest in the state for education, as compared to 16th in 2014 and 24th in 2013.  This ranking is based on five indicators: AMO (annual measurable objective) targets, ACT composite score, Math I proficiency, 3rd grade reading proficiency, and ...(more)

Yancey County Schools Principal Reassignments

At the regular Yancey County Board of Education Meeting for May, the Board took action to reassign Andrea Allen, current principal of Bee Log Elementary School, to Bald Creek Elementary School as principal for the 2018-19 school year. Sherry Robinson, current principal of Bald Creek Elementary School, will be reassigned to Burnsville Elementary School as principal. Burnsville Elementary’s ...(more)

Thiele Discusses MAY Coalition Loan Program

Rotarian Reid Duncan presents a locally designed mug to MAY Coalition Director, Eron Thiele, at the meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine on May 10, 2018. MAY Coalition is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is “to help create high quality employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed residents of Mitchell, Avery and Yancey Counties.” It started with a $1 million grant ...(more)

Derrick Thomas Signs with Milligan College

On Thursday, May 17th, Derrick Thomas signed to play baseball for Milligan College. Pictured front row left to right: father Todd , Derrick, sister Jenna and photo of Derrick’s deceased mother, Charlene. Back row: Milligan Coach Steve McMillion. and Mountain Heritage Coach Allen Wilson. ...(more)

Entrepreneurship Pathway Class at MCC

Mayland Community College Entrepreneurship Pathway class participants pictured clockwise from top are Marc Linarez, Anzhelika Savelyeva, Rodin Savelyer, Maria Huaroco, Araceli Zamarano, Flor Gomez, Veronica Ramirez, Lady Ortiz, Dominga Ramirez, ESL instructor Yanina Cortes, and SBC Director Allen Cook. Mayland Community College’s Small Business Center (SBC) and ESL Program collaborated for ...(more)

Darren Nicholson of Balsam Range Coming to Burnsville

One fifth of the very popular Balsam Range, Darren Nicholson, (mandolin, vocals) will be bringing his band:The Darren Nicholson Band to the Burnsville Town Center Series on June 8. Darren is based inWestern North Carolina. He is a Grammy Award Nominee and a recipient of multiple International Bluegrass Music Association’s Awards. Including Entertainer of the Year (2014), Song of the ...(more)