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Mitchell Students Tour Anspach

Mitchell High School CTE students in Drafting Engineering and Welding had the opportunity to attend a National Manufacturing Day Event sponsored by Mayland Community College.  On Friday, October 7th students toured the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing Campus at (more)

Mtn Heritage Citrus Sale (Details)


Burnsville Elementary Fall Festival 10/27

Burnsville Elementary School would like to invite you to attend our Fall Festival on October 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm. There will be food, games, haunted house and a silent auction.

Students Learn Through SUCCESS Program

At the recent Yancey County Board of Education meeting, Micaville Elementary School Principal Michele Laws presented several good news items from her school including a new Leader in Me - SUCCESS Program for students.  Available in the program is an application, interview, and selection process for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who want to “apply” for nine-week positions throughout (more)

MCC Yancey Home Tour A Success

The Mayland Community College Foundation hosted the 2016 Yancey County Dream Home Tour on October 15 and featured Mountain Air homes of Barry & Sandra Bearden and Rebecca Schmidt & Darrell Heasley, and Mike & Gerry Reif as well as stops near Mt. Mitchell at the home of Dan & Lynda Hucks and the home of Allen Benowitz located just east of the (more)

MHU Alumni of the Year

One ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. The other worked on the set of Arnold Schwarzenegger's first movie. They both were honored this month as Mars Hill University's Alumni of the Year. Becca Pizzi graduated from Mars Hill University in 2002. While at Mars Hill she was selected as captain of the women's cross country team. A lifetime of distance running (more)

MHU Museum Exhibit Honored

Mars Hill University's Rural Heritage Museum was honored this week for a recent exhibit. The exhibit, "How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina," took the silver position in the Awards of Excellence from the Southeastern Museums Conference. The award came in the category of exhibits under $25,000. The award was presented October 12, 2016, (more)

Stomp Out Bullying at Burnsville Elementary

STOMP Out Bullying™ the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens created  BLUE SHIRT DAY® WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION™ to signify the importance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month (more)

Heritage Music Dept Fall Concerts

The MHHS Music Department will be presenting two upcoming concerts. OnTuesday, October 25 at 7:30pm, the Advanced Choral Ensemble will present a concert at the First Baptist Church of Burnsville. It will be an evening of excellent musicianship, and you are sure (more)

TAPS Students Entertain at Music in the Mtns

Traditional Arts Program for Students  instructor, Terry McKinney, and four of his current and former TAPS students entertained a welcoming audience at the recent Toe River Arts Council’s 31st Annual Music in the Mountain Folk Festival at the Burnsville Town Center. (more)

7th Annual Next Step College and Career Fair

Mountain Heritage High School will be having their 7th Annual Next Step College and Career Fair in the gymn Wedneday October 26th from 8:15am-11:00am.  Area businesses and organizations are invited to come and show their support for our youth by participating and sharing career information with over 740 students.  For more information contact Ben Varney by email at or school phone at 682-6103.

Kindergarten Academy Prepares Students

Thanks to a partnership between Mitchell County Schools, Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County, the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children, Mitchell Transportation, Little Switzerland Homemakers, Mayland Community College Human Services Department and (more)

Two Mitchell Seniors Honored

On Thursday, September 15, at their weekly meeting, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized and honored two Mitchell High School students as Rotary Seniors of the Month, They were Kaylee McMurray and Samantha Fortner, who were introduced by MHS Counselor, Grant Sparks. Each of them spoke to Rotarians about their lives, interests, activities and educational plans. (more)


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DARE Graduation

Local schoolchildren completed the Yancey Sheriff's Department's D.A.R.E. program.  Click for more photos. 


Bee Log Elementary Fundraiser "Kathy's Kause" Nov. 5th

Bee Log Elementary School will be holding a Fundraiser for Mrs. Kathy Fender on Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2016.  The event will take place at the Banquet Hall of the Yancey County Senior Citizens Center .    Events will include a BBQ dinner and silent auction.  The festivities will begin at 2:00 pm and will run throughout the evening.  Mrs. Kathy was the secretary at BLES for 30 years.  The year that she retired, she was diagnosed with melanoma.  She has been fighting a very courageous battle with this disease.  It is the desire of BLES students and staff to show their love and appreciation for Mrs. Kathy through this fundraiser known as “Kathy’s Kause”.  We hope you can make plans to attend.  

Mitchell Students Attend Camp Challenge

Before heading back to school, students from Harris Middle School and Bowman Middle School attended Camp Challenge at YMCA Camp Weaver in Greensboro. All students attended on full scholarships provided by the North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation.  The opportunity is made possible through a partnership with the North Carolina Bankers Association, Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County, Unimin Corporation and Mitchell County Schools.  At camp students learn the basics of personal finance, etiquette, and reading, writing and speaking for success, as well as participate in archery, swimming, teambuilding, gardening and hiking. Pictured here are back row,  Jurista Riddle, Madison Moore, Beth Robinson, Austin Greene, Charlene Honeycutt, Noah Kroft: second row, Hannah Wilson, Preston Honeycutt, Gabby Lehnherr, Raine Buchanan, (more)

Teaching About Our Musical Heritage

Friday,August 26th, the Toe River Arts Council’s TAPS instructor and well-known local musician, Ron Powell, gave a Traditional Arts Program for Students introductory concert to 6th grade students at East Yancey and Cane River Middle Schools. His classes are open to (more)

Find Out About College Financial Aid 10/29 (Details)

Two New Preschools in Yancey County

On Friday, August 19th, Yancey County School Board and Administrators met with preschool school administrators, staff, and representatives of Woodmen Life Insurance Society to tour the two new preschool locations and celebrate this momentous occasion for Yancey County (more)

Heritage Seniors Fall Events (Details)

Boyd To Serve as Chair for CCA

Mayland Community College President Dr. John Boyd has been chosen to serve as the chairperson for the Community Colleges of the Appalachia (CCA). Boyd will serve in this capacity for a two-year term. The CCA is a voluntary organization of public community colleges who serve the common interests of member colleges and their communities through programs and services beneficial to the (more)