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Traditional Arts Recital

Recently, parents, grandparents, and siblings of the 6th and 7th grade Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS) participants were entertained with a recital in both Cane River and East Yancey Middle Schools. These students have been working with professional musician, Ron Powell, for the past six months, studying the guitar and learning about the heritage of music so riff in this region. They (more)

Matthew Ray is MCC Academic Excellence Award Winner

Mayland Community College’s 2015 North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award recipient is Matthew Ray. He graduated with his Associate Degree in Nursing this May, and intends to continue his education at a four year institution. (more)

CTE Students Visit Anspach Facility

On Thursday, April 16th students enrolled in Drafting II/III Engineering and Welding courses at Mitchell High School were invited to attend a tour of the new Anspach Advanced Manufacturing facility on the Mayland Yancey Campus in Burnsville. The 28 students toured an advanced (more)

MHU Receives $500,000 in Golden Leaf Funds for School of Nursing

Mars Hill University has received $500,000 in grant funding from Golden LEAF Foundation to support patient simulation equipment and other costs for the university's new Judge-McRae School of Nursing.The university was one of nine organizations across the state to receive (more)

Yancey School Board Recognizes Achievements

At its regular meeting on Monday, May 4, 2015, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized the following students for recent achievements at state level competitions: (more)

DeGroot Receives Christian Service Award

Ophelia "Fifi" DeGroot, a resident of Mars Hill, has received the I. Ruth Martin Award for Christian Service from Mars Hill University.  The award was presented at the university’s Community Service Convocation April 14. The award was established by I. Ruth Martin, MHC (more)

Memorial Scholarship for Citizens of Yancey County

The First Baptist Church of Burnsville is pleased to announce the beginning of the Doc and Ceci Ransom Memorial Scholarship for citizens of Yancey County. The scholarship was established by the Ransoms to assist residents seeking to further their education and who had documented financial need. (more)

Mitchell Senior of the Month

On Thursday, April 9, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized Bethany Allen as the Rotary Senior of the Month. Grant Sparks, Counselor of Mitchell High School, introduced Bethany, who is very focused on academics and has taken numerous AP and Honors classes. She has been involved with FCA, the Student Council, the Young Patriots Club, and the National Honor Society. Last year (more)

MCC Gateways Publication Now Available

Pictured is MCC instructor and Gateways coordinator Elizabeth Baird Hardy introducing readers during the Gateways kick-off reception. MCC's 2015 edition of Gateways is now available. Gateways is the College's creative arts journal and free to the public. The journal is compiled of (more)

Gouge To Host Color Run

Gouge Elementary School will be hosting My School Color Run on May 30th.    This is a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. This course goes through the town of Bakersville.   Registration will begin at 9am and the 5K will begin at 10amfollowed by the Fun Run.  Throughout the course, (more)

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is Accepting Applications

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is now accepting applications for children who are or will be 3 before September 1st up to Kindergarten.  For Mitchell please call Courtney at 828-688-2199 ext. 17 and for Yancey call Casie, Holly or Sally at 828-682-6668 to set up an appointment or come by Head Start on Indian Trail.

Engineering Drafting Students Visit Altec

Mitchell High School students enrolled in Mr. Warren's Engineering Drafting 2 and 3 courses toured the Burnsville Altec facility on Wednesday, April 15th.  The students began their visit with presentations from the general manager, human resources manager, a plant design engineer,  (more)

Students Receive ServSafe Certifications

Student's enrolled in Mrs. McClellan's Foods II course recently had the opportunity to take part in the ServSafe Certification testing.  The ServSafe Certification is a nationally accredited program for food and beverage safety training administered by the National Restaurant Association.  Congratulations to the student's who passed the exam on March 18th and received their (more)

Single Mom Succeeding at MCC

The story is a familiar one. A single mother struggles to make ends meet, faces economic hardship, and works at whatever jobs she can find to support herself and her family. Even with working two jobs at a time, she struggles to pay the bills, yet wants more than anything to provide a better life for her child. Tabitha Bayuik was such a person, and decided to do something to improve her (more)

Bennett Chosen To Speak

Pictured is Melora Bennett, English instructor at Mayland Early College High School, who has been chosen by the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society to present her unit on Spoken Word Poetry at the International 2015 Convocation in Orlando, Florida on October 22-24. Bennett submitted her work titled Spoken Word – More Than Just Poetry earlier this year in hopes of being chosen as a key speaker at (more)

Mitchell Seniors Recognized

On March 19 the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month. Grant Sparks, Senior Counselor at Mitchell High School, introduced four outstanding Seniors of the Month. They are: Trevor Collis, Tayler Duncan, Jacob Gortney, and Suzanna Schultz. (more)

2015 STEM Jobs Approved Colleges List Released

Mayland Community College announced today that it has been designated a 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved College by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting individuals in transition with education and career opportunities, and creator of STEM JobsSM media, education and career resources for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. The 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved (more)

Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School Opening

The grand opening of the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing School on April 13 begins at 11:00 AM at Mayland Community College's Yancey Learning Center.  (more)

Yancey Schools Seek Input from Private Schools for Federal Programs Funding

Yancey County Schools is beginning to plan the Title I, II, and III programs for the 2015- 2016 school year.  Qualifying private schools within the area may be eligible to apply for these federal funds.  Private School eligibility information is available at the US Department of Education website,, or by contacting Shane Cassida, Yancey County Schools Federal Program Director, P. O. Box 190, Burnsville, NC  28714; by phone at 828.682.6101 Ext. 302; or by email at  

Mt Heritage Earns Lowest Dropout Rate in School History

In a press release on March 5, 2015 – the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction reported the dropout rate for NC public schools hit a record low of 2.28% for a statewide average.  Mountain Heritage High School can claim a new record low - for the second year in a row – at 1.45%. Last March, the release of the dropout report was certainly a proud moment for the (more)

Deyton January Super Students

Deyton Elementary School recently recognized Super Students for the month of January.  These students were chosen by staff members for outstanding effort in the classroom, kindness to others, and good behavior. Front Row:  Maria Velazquez, Skylar Lowery, Ian Burleson, Phoenix Presnell, Gabriel Watson, Abby Richardson, Addison McEntire, Daniel Biddix. Back Row:  Kiarra Shofield, Kassie Robinson, Ashley Barajas, Reagan Sparks, Lacy Taylor, Emree Hoilman, Tim Hollifield, Damien Riddle, Malachi McMahan. (clck headline for enlarged pic)