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Local News

Spruce Pine Man Charged in Multi-Vehicle Wreck

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting that a Spruce Pine man has been charged with failing to reduce speed after causing a multi-vehicle accident that shut down most of Interstate 26 Monday morning around 7:45am, for

McDowell County Looking for Missing Mitchell County Youth

McDowell County Sheriff’s deputies are helping search for a missing Mitchell County teen that could be in McDowell County. Anthony Harkey, 16, left his residence in Mitchell County and is believed to possibly be hiding out in McDowell. Anyone with information concerning Harkey’s whereabouts is asked to call the McDowell Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235, the McDowell County 911 communications ...(more)

Two Apprehended and Charged in McDowell County Armed Robbery

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies have charged 25-year-old Caitlin Danielle Reel, address listed as Cane Creek Road in Marion, and 30-year-old Christopher Joel Twitty, address listed as Chisiam Trail in Marion, each with robbery with a dangerous weapon.  The pair was apprehended Friday night, Feb. 15 after a day-long manhunt for the female suspect that robbed West Court Food Center #2, on ...(more)

Wanted: Female Armed Robber in McDowell County

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are currently on the hunt for this woman, who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Friday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the suspect entered West Court Food Center, on U.S. 221 South, brandished a handgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber is described as a white female who stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall and has a thin build. ...(more)

Yancey Felony Arrest Report 2/6 – 2/13/19

CODY EDWARD CLYMER, 31 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 02/07/2019. Clymer is charged with; Felony Larceny Felony Larceny Of Motor Vehicle Felony Break Or Enter A Motor Vehicle DAVID LEE HENSLEY, 46 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 02/07/2019. Hensley is charged with; Felony Possession Schedule II (Methamphetamine) Controlled Substance CRYSTAL BEVELLE LAMOTTE, 35 of Burnsville, NC was ...(more)

Scam Warning

The Federal Trade Commission is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration  (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money.  In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally.  He then says your Social Security ...(more)

Community News

Classic Movie Club Screening of “His Girl Friday”

The Classic Film Club has selected “His Girl Friday” for screening Monday February 25th at 7:00 pm at the Yancey Theatre. Starring Rosalind Russell who thinks she wants out of the newspaper reporting racket, wants a “normal” life, but her ex-husband, Carey Grant as the editor of a big city newspaper, has other ideas. Snappy dialogue and a quick witted script makes this film from 1940 ...(more)

Joy Ministry Soup and Salad Fundraiser

A Joy Ministry Soup & Salad Fund Raiser will be held Saturday, February 23 from 4:30 – 7:00pm at South Estatoe Baptist Church.  Cost is $10.00 – Adults/Children under 5 Free. Enjoy many varieties of soup, salad fixings, desserts and drinks. All proceeds goes toward a new floor cover for the Fellowship Hall.  For more information call (828) 675-4351. ...(more)

Valentine’s Dance at Mitchell House

Mitchell House Assisted Living & Memory Care will host a Valentine Sweetheart Dance on February 26th (postponed from the 19th) from 6  to 8pm. You are invited to come either alone or bring a dancing partner. They will be serving finger foods and sweet treats. Door prizes! Local DJ, Bruce Ikard will be playing all the love songs. A King and Queen  will be crowned. Everyone is welcome and ...(more)

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry Community Meal

The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry at Freedom Baptist Church (located at 1353 Roan Road in Spruce Pine) will be offering a Community Meal at the church Saturday, March 2nd from 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm.  This is a free hot meal open to anyone and any age. Come as you are and enjoy a meal and fellowship with other community members.  For more information call 828-385-3975 or ...(more)

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry Volunteer Meeting

The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry at Freedom Baptist Church (located at 1353 Roan Road in Spruce Pine) is looking for volunteers and will be having a Volunteer Meeting at the church Thursday, February 21st from 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm.  If you would like to volunteer with the food ministry you will need to attend this meeting.  For more information call 828-385-3975 or ...(more)

Upcoming Local Blood Drives

The American Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donations and has two blood drives scheduled in our area.  The Spruce Pine Community Blood Drive will be held Monday, February 25th from 1:30 pm-6:00 pm at the First Baptist Church at 125 Tappan Street in Spruce Pine. The Yancey Community Blood Drive will be held the next day, Tuesday, February 26th from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm at Higgins ...(more)

School News

Mountain Heritage High School Band Mattress Fundraiser

The Mountain Heritage High School Band is having their Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday March 30th! Even if you’re not in the market for a mattress this year, please SHARE this with your friends and family! What is a Mattress Fundraiser?—since 2005, CFS the original Mattress Fundraiser has raised 30 million dollars for school programs all over the USA. We will turn the MHHS High School ...(more)

3rd Annual History Bee, Co-sponsored by the Mitchell County Historical Society and Mitchell News-Journal

The 3rd Annual History Bee is Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Fifty-Eight (58) Mitchell County students took part in the 2018 History Bee, and this year is shaping up to be even better! The event begins at 6:00 PM in the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville, and the public is invited to attend. Participants in the History Bee are eligible to win a cash prize.  In each division (Grades 6-8 and ...(more)

Fowler Receives Scholarship

The SpringShip Scholarship Board recognized Danny Fowler for his artistic abilities, skills, ambition, potential, talent, and integrity. Fowler demonstrated proof of  artistic ability, ambition, potential, talent and integrity. He also communicated a desire to go to a higher level and defined a specific use for the scholarship funds, which were requirements for the scholarship. Pictured is ...(more)

Business News

Valentine’s Dance at Mitchell House

Mitchell House Assisted Living & Memory Care will host a Valentine Sweetheart Dance on February 26th (postponed from the 19th) from 6  to 8pm. You are invited to come either alone or bring a dancing partner. They will be serving finger foods and sweet treats. Door prizes! Local DJ, Bruce Ikard will be playing all the love songs. A King and Queen  will be crowned. Everyone is welcome and ...(more)

Mitchell County Chamber Partners with Mitchell County Schools for Students@Work Month

The Mitchell County Chamber and its new workforce development initiative is partnering with the Mitchell County Schools to present the Students@Work Month to Mitchell County’s middle school students during the month of March. Students@Work is a project of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The goal is ...(more)

Babe’s Pizza Opens in Burnsville!

Babe’s Pizza has opened in Burnsville! Babe’s is the home of the double decker pizza! What is a double decker pizza? It’s a layer of crust, then sauce followed by a layer of any meats you order, a layer of cheese then a layer of any vegetables you want, another crust, more sauce, meats, veggies and cheese! It all adds up to incredibly delicious! After more than 30 years in ...(more)