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Toys for Tots at Blossman Gas

Burnsville Blossman Gas, Appliance and Service located at 2138 West Hwy 19E in Burnsville is partnering with Toys for Tots in a holiday toy drive now through December 15. If you bring a new unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots bin along with your20# propane gas cylinder Blossman will fill it for $5.00. New, unwrapped toys are needed for ages 6 months up to 13 years. (more)

Improv Comedy Returns to Nu Wray Inn

Get ready to laugh! Parkway Playhouse’s teen improv comedy troupe, Get the Hook,  will return to the Nu Wray Inn on December 11 and 12 at 7:30pm.  Tickets are available at the door and are $5.00 each.  The Nu Wray Inn will be serving food and drinks at the performance.  For more  

Both Sides of Paradise in Burnsville

Walking or driving down East Main Street in Burnsville you will notice Both Sides of Paradise by the brightly colored blue fence. Enter Both Sides of Paradise and you will be transported to a shopping experience like no other in town! Owner Tammy Knowles has teamed up with photographer and artist Louis Schneider to bring to Burnsville a unique shop that is filled with local crafts. Items in (more)

Unimin Helping Mitchell Schools STEM Program

Unimin Corporation will provide financial support to help Mitchell County Schools begin a STEM initiative in the district. In Summer 2015 Mitchell County Schools received an initial grant from North Carolina’s Golden LEAF Foundation to begin the project, and Unimin’s three-year commitment totaling $30,000 will help the school district meet some of its supplemental (more)

Bright Ideas Grant from French Broad

Monday, November 2nd, French Broad Electric Membership Corporation Representative Mr. Sam Hutchins  presented Mr. Greg Franklin a Bright Ideas Grant for $800.00. This is a Musical Mentors grant that will have Mitchell High School students mentoring second graders at GreenLeePrimary School and fourth graders at Deyton Elementary School to produce a (more)

Bakersville Community Health Center Adds Annex

The Bakersville Community Health Center has opened an Annex across the street in the old Toe River Children's Dental Clinic in downtown Bakersville. In the new Annex they will be handling all the Affordable Care Act renewals and new set ups. The center provides free ACA information and enrollment assistance.  Bakersville Community Health Center provides health care based on a sliding fee (more)

Appalachian Dance Theatre Owner Discusses Nutcracker

On Sept. 24, Laura Curtis Hodges, owner and director of Appalachian Dance Theatre in Spruce Pine, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. Appalachian Dance specializes in ballet, tap, lyrical, modern dance and even clogging and tumbling. Laura was accompanied by three of her dance students, Cadee Warren, who plays Clara in the upcoming Nutcracker Suite; (more)

Alta Ridge Foot Thanked for Uniforms

Toe Valley Soccer Association thanks Alta Ridge Foot Specialists for being their uniform sponsor this season.  Alta Ridge paid for uniforms for TVSA's Classic, Academy, and Recreational teams.  Pictured is TVSA President Joe Tomcho presenting a framed jersey to Drs. Van Brederode, Broyles, and Verla.

HSM Solutions Recognized (more photos)

Long time Yancey County employer HSM Solutions (formerly Hickory Springs Mfg) was recognized with a luncheon Tuesday for 45 years of being a valued employer in our area. Photos by Hope Robinson

Dollar General Awards $4000 to Clearmont Elementary

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards youth literacy grants at the beginning of the school year in an attempt to give schools, organizations, and teachers a great start with the funding they need for the upcoming school year. Local award recipient, Clearmont Elementary School in Yancey County was awarded $4000.This grant award is part of  the over $4 million in grants awarded (more)

Ribbon Cutting at Mauzy-Phillips Center

The ribbon cutting was held Thursday for the new Mauzy-Phillips Center at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital. The Center will offer a centralized location of services including family care physicians, surgical specialists, lab, general diagnostics and retail pharmacy. (more)