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Water Passes Test, Ban Lifted

Spruce Pine Town Manager Richard Canipe has reported that the results from the water samples taken on July 19th from the North Toe River  have been received and the tests show the samples are below the parameters...Read More

Animal Cruelty Investigation

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Office) Lady is a senior horse 31 years and 6 months old. She is the subject of ongoing concern with the Yancey County Sheriff office.  Lady was brought to the attention of...Read More

Dealing with Addictions

At the July 10th meeting of the Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force  Dr. Michael Newberry, MD gave a special presentation.  Dr. Newberry is a practicing Psychiatrist known especially for his research and work in the area...Read More

Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

The Town of Spruce Pine has issued a notice of discharge of untreated waste water.  The discharge occurred on Tuesday, July 17th. It was an estimated 20,000 gallons at a leak on Altapass Road. The untreated wastewater...Read More

Bakersville Man Arrested for Fires

The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 25 year old William Matthew Murphy of Bakersville on suspicion of burning several buildings.  Murphy was arrested on July 13th and charged with a Class H felony count of fraudulently...Read More

Grants for Mitchell County Projects

The Mitchell County Soil and Water Conservation District has recently been awarded $80,437 from the North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund to help purchase an easement on a 108 acre farm.  Also from the...Read More

Dead Fish near Riverside Park in Spruce Pine

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is reporting that there were 40-50 dead fish near the Riverside Park area in Spruce Pine on Monday. Regional Supervisor Landon Davidson said the leak occurred at Quartz Corp. on...Read More

Burnsville Gateway Dedication Postponed

The dedication for the installation of the first Burnsville Glass Gateway Telescope has been postponed, and the celebration date moved out 30-40 days to accommodate technical difficulties and construction delays. However, residents and visitors to the area...Read More

Peterson Charged With Firing Gun Into Home

Samuel Peterson, age 82 of Yancey County has been accused of firing a weapon into a home with people inside. Peterson is charged with discharging a weapon into an occupied property. He’s also charged with assault with...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 7/8 – 7/15/18

SAMUEL JAKE PETERSON, age 82, 3064 Popular Creek Road, Burnsville, N.C. Arrested for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill (2 counts) and discharging a weapon into occupied property by Detective C.M. Beam. Being held...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 7/4 – 7/11/18

LORA HUDGINS MILLER, 42 of Yancey, NC was arrested on 07/04/2018 Miller is charged with; Breaking And Or Entering Possession Of Stolen Goods Felony Larceny Failure To Appear On Felony Mitchell County Failure To Appear On Misdemeanor...Read More

Red Cross in Urgent Need of Blood Donors

The problem with holidays is people get busy celebrating and vacationing and blood donations go down at a time when the need for blood goes up.   The American Red Cross has issued an urgent call for eligible...Read More

Looking for Suspected Mail Thief

McDowell County authorities are searching for a person of interest in a recent spree of mail thefts. Ashley Nicole Allison, age 35, who has lived in both McDowell and Yancey counties, is wanted for questioning. She also...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 7/2 -7/8/18

JOHNNY DARRELL GOUGE, age 56, 470 Gouge Cove Road, Bakersville, N.C. Arrested for indecent exposure and second degree trespassing by Lt. J.D. Holmes. Released on a $5000.00 secured bond. He is schedule to appear in court on...Read More

Weaverville Bank Robber Turns Himself In

77-year-old Ralph Douglas Husby turned himself in after police say he made off with thousands of dollars in an armed bank robbery of a Weaverville HomeTrust Bank branch Thursday afternoon. Husby is charged with robbery with a...Read More

Search for Weaverville Bank Robber

Do you recognize this man? Contact police, he is wanted for the Thursday afternoon , July 5th robbery of the Hometrust Bank in the Northridge Commons Shopping Center in Weaverville, near Walmart and Lowes.  Around 2:30 n...Read More

Hogan Convicted of Murder

On Thursday July 5th, 2018, Nancy Cherie Hogan was convicted by a Madison County jury of First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon...Read More

Yancey Sherifff’s Report 6/27 -7/4/18

  SEAN MICHAEL ALCOCK, 27, OF Burnsville, NC was arrested on 06/27/2018 Alcock is charged with; Felony Child Abuse-Serious Injury   GARY ROLAND ERWIN, 39, of Leicester, NC was arrested on 06/27/2018 Erwin is charged with, Probation...Read More

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