Photo by Shayna Harris
Photo by Shayna Harris
Yancey Robotics Wins Award
Bobcat On Trailcam in Western Yancey County
Ollie Stayin’ Warm During the Cold Weather
Morning by Shayna Harris
Snow…what snow? Photo by Samantha Bryant
Wednesday morning 1/11 at Mtn Heritage High…photo by Amy McCurry
Morning Sunrise 1/11
Photo by Shayna Harris

Local News

Watch For Price Scanner Errors

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Standards Division has collected fines from 70 stores in 38 counties because of excessive price-scanner errors.  Dollar General. Walmart, Tractor Supply and Family Dollar are among the stores sited for violations. Civil penalties recorded in this report: did not include any in Mitchell, Yancey or Madison counties but did list two in ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/27 -2/2/23

Zoe Marie Gibides 25, Of Burnsville, NC Was Arrested On 01/27/2023 And Charged With Felony Possession Of Methamphetamine, Felony Probation Violation, Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia And Failure To Appear On Misdemeanor Charges, Received A $22,000.00 Bond. William Robert Garner IV 50, Of Burnsville, NC Was Arrested On 02/02/2023 And Charged With Felony Possession Of Methamphetamine, Felony ...(more)

French Broad Electric To Receive Infrastructure Loan

The US Department of Agriculture is investing $235 million to help seven North Carolina electric cooperatives. The investment is designed to expand and modernize the states rural electric grid and increase grid security. The funding will help rural cooperatives and utilities invest in changes that make our energy more efficient, more reliable, and more affordable. In  our area, French Broad ...(more)

Community News

High Peaks Leads Easy Hike Feb. 11

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, Feb. 11 for an easy hike on Neal’s Creek Road and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail near the Black Mountain Campground. The outing will be 1.5 miles with only a gentle climb up Neal’s Creek Road to the intersection with the MST. Hikers can either return to the trailhead via a shortcut (1.5 miles) or follow the MST back to the campground, an ...(more)

Hot Duck Soup and Dylan Wilson at Town Center To Benefit Lions Club

Hot Duck Soup and Dylan Wilson will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, February 11th, 7pm. There will be cakes, prizes, and more! WHO:  Novelty vintage jazz band Hot Duck Soup, with guest appearance by Dylan Wilson WHAT: Fundraiser for the Burnsville, NC Lions Club WHERE:  Burnsville Town Center, 6 S. Main Street, Burnsville, NC WHEN:  Saturday, February 11, ...(more)

3:16 Foster Ministry’s Foster Closet

Cindy Williams of 3:16 Foster Ministry has opened a Foster closet for Yancey County and surrounding counties.  This is a nonprofit closet and anything that anyone can donate would be so much appreciated from a tote to store items in, to diapers for a baby. New or gently used clothing in all sizes would be wonderful! Personal care items also.  She is willing to meet and pick up anything you ...(more)

School News

Critical Thinking Builds Skills

Micaville Elementary MAGIC students are using their critical thinking skills to build and engineer models related to literature that correlates with skills and lessons they are learning in the classroom. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and is a great way to integrate all subject areas in a creative way that gets students thinking and collaborating with their ...(more)

Minutes From Jan 23 Yancey School Board Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education was held in the gymnasium of Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday, January 23, 2023 NCDPI Facilities Grant Ms Aubrie Donnellan from McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture presented pricing adjustments and options for the Board to consider regarding the renovations and repairs to South Toe Elementary and East Yancey Middle ...(more)

Business News

Yancey EDC Grant to Burnsville Candle Company

“I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Burnsville Candle Company, a new downtown Burnsville retail store located at 132 West Main Street.  This grant marks the fifth DEAP grant announced by the Yancey County Economic Development Commission in 2021 and marks a record number for grants given in a single year to ...(more)