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Felted Animal Classes at Yummi Yarns

 Irene Heckel will be at YummiYarns in Burnsville to teach a class Thursday, July 27th, from 
1PM - 5PM. Irene has won many awards for her whimsical sculptures and has taught in this area for several years. The cost of the class is $50. Students may bring their own supplies to complete a small animal such as a mouse, sleeping kitty, or turtle. Needed supplies will (more)

Celo Health Center and Dr. Philip Mitchell Receive Awards

In April 2017, Celo Health Center received the Transformation Leaders Award from Mission Health Partners (MHP) ACO.  The “Transformation Leaders” award is given to practices who truly go above and beyond in terms of using clinical data to improve quality and outcomes for (more)

The Quartz Corp Receives Awards for Outstanding Safety Record

On the 20th of June 2017, the Quartz Corp’s USA team attended the North Carolina Department of Labor Safety Awards Banquet, held in Asheville, NC, and received three awards for outstanding commitment to safety.  The banquet is in recognition of private and public firms (more)

New Diabetes Education Services at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

Mission Hospital’s Diabetes Center is excited to announce that team members from the Asheville-based diabetes education program will be traveling to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital once a week. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) accredited program consists of an individual assessment to better understand your educational needs and then a 5-week class series. Topics for the class series (more)

Cannon Receives Grant to Expand Behavioral Health

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services  has selected Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (Cannon Hospital) in Avery County,   to receive a $6.5 million grant award, to expand the availability of behavioral health beds in the western region of North (more)

Pruitt Health Home First Yancey Honors Beverly Wilson

Pruitt Health Home First Yancey announced the March Partner of the month was Beverly Wilson. Beverly came to work with us back in 2008. She does a great job. She works hard and rarely misses work. She always has a smile and a kind word. We hope that she will work with us for many more years. Pruitt Health Home First serves Yancey County with in home aid services in the home. Find out more at or by calling 682-7967.

Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care Named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite Recipient

Hospice of Yancey County d/b/a Yancey Hospice and Palliative Care has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors Elite recipient by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of (more)

BB Overstock Liquidations Ready to Serve Our Community

There's a new place in Burnsville that has only been here about 6 months and  you are going to be surprised by what all you will find there.  BB's Overstock Liquidation is located  on Hwy 19E on the west side of town next to Premier Mountain Properties. The great thing about this store is you never know what you will find  (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.