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Erin Dalton Joins Toe River Arts


The Toe River Arts Council is pleased to announce Erin Dalton as their new intern for the Toe River Arts branding initiative. Part of the marketing strategy of Toe River Arts is recognizing Mitchell/Yancey counties as home to hundreds of artists. Erin will be interviewing selected artists, writing articles, taking photographs, and shooting short videos for promotional use of the Toe River Arts in (more)

Spargo Joins Graham Childrens Health Services


Jeff Spargo has joined the Graham Children's Health Services team as the new full-time Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force Coordinator! Jeff has worked previously in prevention, outreach and advocacy around sexual violence in South Carolina -- most recently at Mars Hill University. He continues to serve as Youth and Children Minister at   (more)

Providing Much Needed Help for Caregivers


Are you a caregiver who needs a break from the day in day out stress of care giving? Let Heritage Adult Day Retreat help. It is what they do best. Heritage Adult Day Retreat is located just west of Burnsville next to Yancey Physical Therapy and Riverside Baptist Church near Jacks Creek on Hwy 19E. They offer low cost affordable quality day care for your loved one giving you the opportunity to (more)

PruittHealth Home First Recognizes Rose Laws


Pruitt Health Home First Yancey announced that the October partner of the month was Rose Laws. Rose has been a certified nursing assistant with them since 2008. Rose works hard and is dependable. She is kind and considerate of others and is appreciated at Pruitt Health. She is pictured with her supervisor, Joanna Biddix, RN.  (more)

Subway Teams Up with Coaches to Fight Cancer


Eleven of the state’s head men’s basketball coaches -- including two Western North Carolina coaches -- are not only wanting to win games this season, they are also hoping to win the fight against cancer. For the six-week campaign Coach Hunter and Coach McDevitt are coming together to participate in an effort to raise awareness and money for something that has affected each of (more)

Blossman Gas Top Gas Logs Safety Tips


Blossman Gas has developed several important tips to remind homeowners how to safely and efficiently  use propane appliances, such as gas logs. Following are 8 SIMPLE GAS LOG SAFETY TIPS to help you enjoy your gas logs responsibly for years to come:To answer more of your questions on propane safety go to:   (more)

Mike Brown Ford Subaru Donates Car to MANNA Foodbank


Mike Brown Ford-Subaru is proud to present a 2008 Subaru Legacy to MANNA FoodBank of Western NC. Josh Hoerman, Zone Coordinator for the Eastern Zone of MANNA’s service area, will be the primary driver of the car.  He will use the new transportation to meet the (more)

Laws Owner of Twisted Scissors Hair Salon


Mayland Community College Cosmetology graduate Jennifer Laws continues to expand her career. She recently bought and relocated the Twisted Scissors Hair Salon, and is not only her own boss, but also gets to be a mentor to other cosmetologists. Laws graduated with the certificate from MCC’s Cosmetology Program. The Cosmetology curriculum is designed to provide competency- based knowledge, (more)

New Farm-to Fork Restaurant and Fresh Market


Steve Miller of Mitchell County envisioned a farm-to-fork restaurant and has made that vision possible with the new Harvest Market and Cafe located in Bakersville.  As you walk into the market, you will see repurposed tobacco sticks, century old wood, and craftsmanship appealing to any eye, including tables made from an old Bakersville hotel. Steve felt that there was a need in the area for (more)

Grand Opening of Spruce Pine Salvation Army Store


Thursday was the Grand Opening of the Spruce Pine Salvation Army store located on Hwy 226 in the shopping center behind KFC. Pictured above are (left to right) Jessica Silvers, Mary McCurry, Tammy Renfro and Manager Stacie Peterson. Everyone is invited to come by.