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Shoes That Look Good and Are Good for You at Main Street Shoes

You will be amazed how many shoes there are  at Main Street Shoes. You step into the store thinking it is just a small shop but are pleasantly surprised by all the different styles of shoes. You will find that you don't necessarily have to go to the big city to find a nice pair of shoes. Located on West Main Street in Burnsville,  Denise Collier opened Main Street Shoes in the fall (more)

Smith Joins Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care

Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care is thrilled to announce a new addition to our family.  Carrie D. Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, RN has joined our team of end-of-life professionals as a Family Nurse Practitioner.  Carrie received her BSN from Lees-McRae University, MSN from Western Carolina University and was awarded her Doctorate of Nursing from the University of Colorado. Carrie is a (more)

Calvin Hall Retires from Fortner Insurance

A reception was held Thursday, February 1st in honor of Calvin Hall's retirement after 60 years with Fortner Insurance Agency in Spruce Pine. Calvin began his career with Fortner in 1958 as a producer for the late Ed & Peggy Fortner, who started the agency in 1919. Calvin worked his (more)

Foundrymens Group Studies Lost Foam Technique at Evinrude/BRP

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, Evinrude/BRP hosted The Copper Division of The American Foundrymen’s Society’s (AFS). There were 24 of the society’s Copper Division members in attendance who came from all over the United States to see for themselves what the Lost Foam (more)

Asheville Regional Airport Most Passengers in History

The numbers are in, and Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) annual passenger numbers were at their highest ever in 2017. Specifically, 956,634 passengers used the airport in 2017, compared to 826,648 in 2016, which is a 15.7% increase. 2017 was the fourth consecutive record year of passenger utilization, and the annual numbers are more than 50% higher than they were just five years (more)

Mission Health Partner ACO Earns Renewal Contract

Mission Health Partners (MHP), a Medicare Accountable Care Organization (ACO) that includes both Mission Health and community-based providers, is one of 65 renewing ACOs and 124 newly formed ACOs that has been accredited in 2018 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The total number of ACOs in the United States for 2018 is 561. Mission Health Partners currently serves (more)

President, CEO of Mission Health, Named to Power 100

Ronald A. Paulus, MD, President and CEO of Mission Health, has been named one of North Carolina’s “Power 100” by Business North Carolina magazine. The publication’s editorial staff and publisher chose 100 distinctive leaders from across the state who guide their respective institutions to excellence through the employment of innovative thought, progressive (more)

Paul McDowell Named Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health

Mission Health  has announced  that Paul McDowell has been named Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Mission Health.  McDowell assumes the role previously held by Charles Ayscue, who retired in early January. McDowell joined Mission Health in January 2013.  During his tenure, he has held leadership positions in Mission Health’s Finance (more)

Blossman Gas Offers Tips to Propane Users

Schedule your tank and appliances for a maintenance check by your propane provider
Be sure there is an adequate supply of fuel in the tank. Federal regulations do not allow propane providers to fill your tank more than 80%. Your optimal tank level is between 25% and 80%. If your level is below 20%, please contact your service provider for a (more)

Mission Health Named One of the Nations Best and Brightest

Mission Health has been named a Best and Brightest in Wellness® company for the third consecutive year by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR;  This award program highlights those organizations nationwide that promote a culture of wellness, and that plan, implement and evaluate their employee wellness efforts.  It celebrates companies (more)

Evinrude/BRP Donates Can-Am Defender

Upon request from Spruce Pine Fire & Rescue and learning how Mitchell County would utilize a Can-Am side by side, the decision was made by Evinrude/BRP to donate a Defender to Mitchell County, acquired by their sister company, Can-Am.  Where a rescue truck may be too large to (more)

Evinrude/BRP Supports Children of Mitchell County

Mark Thomas, Coordinator for Mitchell County Toys For Tots, informed Melissa Carter – Office Coordinator of Evinrude/BRP, that he “took a chance approaching Evinrude/BRP” to ask for a donation for Toys For Tots.  However, after their first meeting, Evinrude/BRP knew they wanted (more)

Appalachian Java Grand Re-Opening

Appalachian Java held their Grand Re-Opening Friday morning, August 11th. A crowd of people joined new owners Calvin and Angie Rash and Yancey Chamber of Commerce's Ginger Johnson for the ribbon cutting. WKYK  broadcast  the event live. Click on pic for more.