Community News

Bruce Green At the Pickin On The Porch August 5 Featuring Yancey County Songs 100 Years Old

The Yancey History Association invites you to attend a special event at the Pickin On The Porch on August 5, 2018 from 2:00 -3:30.  Take time to hear a special musical event that is free under the porch of the 1840 log cabin on the hill behind the Chamber of Commerce Building.  2018 is the 100th anniversary of  a unique event in Yancey County History. In 1918, the renowned musicologist and ...(more)

Tails on the Town Auction Benefits Yancey Humane Society

Yancey County Humane Society’s “Tails on the Town” Annual Benefit  Auction will be held at the Burnsville Town Center, Saturday, September 15th from 6-9 pm. Please join us for an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres and a live and silent auction while supporting not only the stray and unwanted animals of Yancey County, but also your neighbors and the community. All proceeds from the ...(more)

Empty Bowls Dinner August 18th

Mitchell County Shepherd’s Staff will hold its “EMPTY BOWLS” dinner on Saturday evening, August 18th 5:00 pm-7:30 pm, at First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine, 125 Tappan St. For a $25.00 donation you will sample some of the best soups Mitchell County has to offer, in addition bread, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts will be served. Each guest will select a hand thrown “empty bowl” ...(more)

Sphere of Influence Glass Exhibit in Spruce Pine plus Guided Tours

At 11 am on July 28, the Toe River Arts Dottie Owen Great Room/Gallery will host display of work from 61 accomplished Western North Carolina glass artists. Not since the 2012 “History of Glass” exhibit have so many glass artists come together in one room in our region. Their stories continue in “Sphere of Influence: Glass Artists of Western North Carolina” with a look back to how their ...(more)

The Classic Movie Club Will Screen “The Yearling” Monday July 23rd At The Yancey Theatre

The Classic Movie Club has selected for their July 23rd showing the 1946 MGM classic “The Yearling”. Based on the 1938 Marjorie Rawlins novel by the same name. “The Yearling” tells the story of a post civil war family and their struggle to survive in the Florida wilderness. It is also the story of their coming of age son “Jody” and his adopted mischievous pet deer “Flag”. The ...(more)

62nd Annual Mt Mitchell Crafts Fair August 3 & 4th

More than 200 vendors gather on downtown Burnsville’s historic Town Square for the Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4. The 62nd annual crafts fair is a juried show, and all of the items are handmade. Colorful quilts, intricate woodcarvings, jewelry made with local gemstones, woven baskets, metalwork crafted by blacksmiths, rustic furniture, and pottery vessels in ...(more)

Color Fun Run To Benefit NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

Come one, Come All! Saturday, August 18 a COLOR FUN RUN will be hosted by Mountain View CI’s NCLETR at City-Drive-In in Spruce Pine, NC. This COLOR FUN RUN is to benefit the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Registration includes a 2018 NCLETR Blue Cotton T-shirt for $25. Registration without a t-shirt is $15. All children under 10 years of age and all ...(more)

SP Rotary Finds Out More About Possible Hospital Acquisition

At their meeting on July 5, 2018, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine welcomed Cara Truitt, Regional Advocacy Director with Mission Health, who provided an informative program about the sale of Mission Health to HCA Healthcare, Inc. The Letter of Intent was signed in March and the parties are currently in the Due Dilligence Process. The Regulatory Phase will follow as the transaction is ...(more)