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Thank You Veterans

Last Thursday students at Burnsville Elementary School honored local veterans with a thank you card from each student. (more photos)


MHHS Students Help with Vietnam Memorial Wall Display

The drafting, carpentry, masonry, JROTC and SkillsUSA Club students helped assemble the Vietnam Memorial traveling wall.  Prior to the assembly process, students studied the design process  and contest that was held to chose the appropriate design.  These MHHS students worked side by side with Vietnam veterans during this assembly process.​ To see photos of students assembling (more)

Career, College and Volunteer Fair at MHHS

The 2017 Career, College, and Volunteer Fair was held at Mountain Heritage High School on Friday October 27th.  It was a huge success with over 50 participants who offered information about career opportunities, college information, and opportunity for students to give back to the (more)

Black Box Dance Theatre and The Beast

The last few weeks have been filled with music and movement for students in both Yancey and Mitchell counties. Together, with funding from the NC State Arts Council and both county school systems, Toe River Arts was able to bring 12 school wide performances, 19 student and two (more)

Mtn Heritage SkillsUSA Citrus Sale (Details)


Cougars Raising Money for Cancer

This photo shows part  of  quilt that was made for a fundraising effort to raise money for the America Cancer Society. Mountain Heritage athletes and coaches have been raising funds during the month of October for the America Cancer Society.    The Lady Cougar basketball (more)

Astronomy Club Receives Grant from Mtn Air Residents

The Mountain Heritage High School Astronomy Club would like to enthusiastically thank the Mountain Air Residents Community Fund (MARCF) for awarding a very generous grant to them last year, in the amount of $5000. Club founder and advisor, science teacher Brian Hill, used the (more)

Black Box Theatre in Yancey Schools

​Students at Micaville Elementary and throughout the county are creating non-fiction dances and learning the language of dance with Black Box Dance Theatre. This Raleigh-based troupe, brought to our area by the Toe River Arts Council through a grant from the NC Arts Council, a (more)

Heritage Choral Student Selected for Prestigious Honors Choir

 Olivia Hughes, a senior at Mountain Heritage High School, has been selected for a prestigious state choir. After a successful audition against thousands of the best singers in North Carolina, she placed 10th in the state for her voice part, and is now named a member of the 2017 NC Honors Choir. The choir will present a concert on November 12 at 3:00pm at the Stevens Center in Winston Salem.
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Students Gather at Site of New School, Board Meeting

At the Monday, September 18th monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education, board members were updated on the 2016-2017 school year test results that were released this past week by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Again, this year Yancey (more)

Third Graders Celebrate Grandparents Day

On September 7th, Burnsville Elementary third grade students were privileged with hosting National Grandparents Day. Grandparents were invited to an honorary breakfast served by the students, next they were able to hear their grandchild read a fable. Some grandparents were generous enough to read fables to small groups of students or (more)

February Yancey School Board Meeting

At the February 6, 2017 Yancey County Schools’ Board meeting Monday night, East Yancey Middle School’s basketball players and coaches were honored for the girls’ Toe River Conference and Tournament championships and the boys’ Toe River Conference   (more)