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Toys for Tots at Blossman Gas

Blossman Gas, Appliance and Service, located at 2138 West Hwy 19E in Burnsville, is partnering with Toys for Tots for a holiday toy drive now through December 9th. If you bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots bin along with your 20# propane gas cylinder, Blossman Gas will fill it for $5.00. New, unwrapped toys are needed for ages 6 months up to 13 years. The mission (more)

Need Help with Insurance?

Still need help with your insurance? Bakersville Community Medical will hold a "Walk-in Day" on December 15th. All you need to do is walk-in their office in Bakersville anytime after 8 am on Thursday, December 15th and the Outreach and Enrollment Staff will provide you with free insurance assistance. For more information call 688-6621. Assistance will be provided first come, first (more)

Clore Recognized at Pruitt Health Home First Yancey

Pruitt Health Home First Yancey announced that the July partner of the month was Sherry Clore. Sherry came to work with us in 2014. She does an excellent job. She never misses work. She takes wonderful care of her patient and is so caring. She is appreciated not only by our office staff but by her patients family also. She is always laughing and a joy to be around. She is pictured with her supervisor, Joanna Biddix, RN.

Farm-City Week Awards - 2016 (more)

The Farm-City Week award breakfast was held at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, December 1st. Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented in eleven categories. 

Bakersville Comm Health and Celo Health Join Forces

Bakersville Community Health Center and Celo Health Center are working together to improve access to health care in Yancey county.  The plan, recently approved by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), permits Celo Health Center to provide their services under the umbrella of the Bakersville Community Health Center. Celo Health Center will retain its name and location. (more)

ARHS Names Mantooth as New President CEO

The Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) Board of Trustees voted unanimously on October 27, 2016 to appoint Charles Franklin "Chuck" Mantooth, 49, as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will officially start in the role January 27, 2017. ARHS has spent the last nine months conducting a search for a new CEO, after 38-year veteran Richard Sparks announced his intention (more)

New Urgent Care Hours at BRHS Campus

Expanded hours, and faster access to an array of services, will mean more choices for patients at the new Urgent Care location on the campus of Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. The Urgent Care opened Oct. 3 in the Mauzy-Phillips Center, 189 Hospital Drive. It had been located at Mission Community Primary Care – Grassy Creek, 11728 NC 226 South, in Spruce Pine. The Urgent Care will be (more)

McCabe Joins Graham Childrens Health

Molly McCabe has joined Graham Children's Health Services as Fund Development/Grant Manager. For the past 20 years or so, Molly has served multiple non-profits, task forces, and boards in various administrative and fiscal management capacities. Through that experience, she has developed expertise in strategic plan implementation. "I like to help organizations to take a step back and (more)

Yancey Theatre Preserves Hometown Theatre Experience

Yancey Theatre is a landmark in downtown Burnsville. Located on Main Street, the theater’s bright marquee catches the eye of passersby and reminds them of a simpler time.  The theater opened Thursday, Aug. 17, 1939, and its first movie was “Our Leading Citizen” starring Bob Burns. Gene Autry’s “Western Jamboree” and Chapter 1 of “Daredevils of (more)

Smoky Mountain MCO is now Vaya Health

Smoky Mountain MCO, which manages public funds for mental health, substance use and intellectual/ developmental disability services in 23 western North Carolina counties, today announced the organization will now operate under the name Vaya Health (Vaya). The new name reflects the organization’s expansion and evolving mission over the past four decades. Originally serving the (more)

Bakersville Community Health Awarded $44,865

$44,865 has been awarded to the Bakersville Community Health Center by  The Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA.) This funding will support the health center to make strategic investments in health information technology enhancements.  In the fall of 2015 Bakersville Community Health Center implemented an (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.