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Summer is Heating Up–Take Pre-Cautions

With temperatures in the high 80s in our area be aware that hot weather can be dangerous. As people get older, their natural defenses begin to break down, leaving them more likely to develop health problems related...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 6/10 – 6/17/18

AUTUMN LAZURICK, age 24, 80 Ridgecrest Lane, Apt. D, Spruce Pine, N.C. Arrested for failing to appear on trespassing by Deputy T.D. Gunter. Released on a $100.00 secured bond. She is schedule to appear in court on...Read More

Three Arrested For Break in of Popular Grove Store

(Press release from the Yancey Sheriff’s Office) The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a breaking and entering at Popular Grove Store that  occurred June the 5th.  In the course of the investigation information obtained at...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 6/3 – 6/10/18

WILLIAM ALBERT HADIK, age 34, 124 Oakdale Drive, Spruce Pine, N.C. Arrested for possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule VI, felony possession of Schedule VI, possession of cocaine, simple possession of Schedule IV, drug paraphernalia,...Read More

Small Earthquake Tremor – update

Two small earthquakes were recorded in Western North Carolina on Sunday evening.  No damage was reported from either one. One was recorded as a 2.7 magnitude event 6 kilimoters from Bakersville at 7:56pm, with a recorded depth...Read More

Yancey County Superior Court Information Release

PUBLIC INFORMATION RELEASE During the Superior Court session held in Yancey County on May 29,2018 there were five felony convictions resulting from investigations conducted and referred by the Yancey county Sheriff Office. Jamie Smith Deyton was convicted...Read More

Drug Arrest and Recovered Stolen Vehicle

On June 1st the Yancey Sheriff’s Office received a report of two suspicious vehicles that had previously been reported for possibly stealing metal in the area of US Highway 19W. Deputies observed these vehicles in the Egypt...Read More

Another Section of Blue Ridge Parkway Closed

According to the Blue Ridge National Park Service, another  section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Deep Gap is closed after cracking of the road. The section closed  is from MilePost 276 to MilePost 280 near Parkway...Read More

Western Sizzlin of Burnsville Building Gone

It was a gathering place for Families, friends and community meetings for 34 years. The Western Sizzlin Steak house in Burnsville closed it’s doors on May 23rd.  Tear down of the steakhouse building began yesterday morning around...Read More

Two State Chase Ends With Arrest

(Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office Report) Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man and woman from Tennessee on numerous felony charges following a chase. Captain R.V. Wiseman advised on Friday, June 1st, around 3:00p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 5/27 – 6/3/18

AMANDA NICOLE SIGLER, age 23, 317 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain, Tennessee. Arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II, and possession of methamphetamine by...Read More

Flood and Storm Damage Assistance

As flood and storm damage cleanup continues here are numbers you can call if you need non-emergency assistance. In Mitchell County call the Emergency Management Office at 688-4615 or 385-0911.  Yancey County Emergency Management is (828) 678-9266. ...Read More

Thursday Evening Storm in Micaville

An intense storm around 5:50 pm passed through Micaville Thursday evening, May 31st causing the closure of Hwy 80 South. Quick efforts by emergency personnel led to a quick cleanup and the road was completely clear and...Read More

Man’s Body Recovered from Elk River Falls

Officials say a body that matches the description of the 26-year-old man who fell into Elk River Falls on May 20th was found at the falls around noon on Wednesday, May 30th and was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office...Read More

Governor Declaring State of Emergency for WNC

Governor Roy Cooper has declared a State of Emergency for Western North Carolina after heavy rains, mudslides and road closures. He is also issued a transportation waiver to expedite the movement of utility vehicles and others engaged...Read More

Western North Carolina Flooding

The National Weather Service calls it “Abundant Tropical Moisture” and it has been happening for days. Rain yesterday was the tipping point with many areas reporting several inches of rain as roads flooded around the region. A...Read More

Trial Date Set for Phillips Stroupe II

Almost exactly one year later the trial of accused killer Phillip Stroupe II is set to begin July 23rd  at the Henderson County Courthouse. Phillip Michael Stroupe II is accused of killing Thomas Bryson, a Mills River...Read More

Drowning Victim Identified; Search Suspended

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye released the following statement concerning the Elk River Falls drowning victim. "Although the search for 26 year old, Thomas Edward McCardle Jr of Martins Ferry, Ohio has been temporarily suspended due to high water and incoming weather, the search will continue as soon as weather and conditions permit. Thomas McCardle Jr....Read More

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