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Local News

Plans for New Yancey Farmers Market Facility Move Forward

The Yancey Farmer’s Market will receive a grant from Dogwood Health Trust to cover the expense of engaging the Appalachian State Integrative Design Experience Laboratory (IDEXLab) program to provide their services to bring a group of students to design and construct the new farmer’s market facility. The new facility will be located where the original Burnsville Hospital and former ...(more)

SEARCH Community Meeting Tuesday, March 10, HCA Discussion

SEARCH (Sustaining Essential and Rural Community Healthcare) will hold an early spring meeting to which all are welcome on Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Hemlock Avenue, Spruce Pine.  The evening will begin with dinner, a potluck at which the main dish and dinnerware will be provided. Others are encouraged to bring a dish to share.  Let Mimi Duncan know by ...(more)

Vacant Spot To Become Garden Plot

A vacant spot next to Riverside Park in Spruce Pine will soon become a garden plot. The Spruce Pine Town Council unanimously approved the idea of taking the land that was previously used by a trailer park and turning it over to a group of citizens who want to plant a garden. Volunteers hope to grow the garden and partner with local groups like Shephard’s Staff and Neighbors Feeding Neighbors ...(more)

MCHP Dental Clinic in Bakersville

Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) is pleased to announce plans to open a dental clinic in Bakersville with a spring 2020 opening date. Renovations are currently underway in the Bakersville Community Health Center Annex located directly across the street from the health center. Funding from the NC Department of Commerce, the NC Office of Rural Health, The Cannon Foundation, and the ...(more)

Blevins Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty

In a Yancey County Court on Wednesday, 28 year old Dallas Christopher Blevins of Burnsville was found guilty of misdemeanor cruelty to an animal. Blevins is one of two men charged with felony animal cruelty for using a belt to choke a German Shepherd dog to death. The incident occurred on May 25th 2019 when the family pet bit his 4 year old daughter on the ear. The child received stitches for ...(more)

Town of Spruce Pine Phone Notification System

The Spruce Pine Town Council voted unanimously to move forward with implementing a phone notification system. The town’s recent water issues and the accompanying boil water notices and system pressure advisories make it necessary for an enhanced communication system.  CallFire, a cloud telephone company has been chosen to establish the system. The town will pay $950 per year for 30,000 ...(more)

Community News

NC High Peaks March 7 Hike

Join the N.C. High Peaks Trail Association on Saturday, March 7 for a challenging hike to Pinnacle Mountain Fire Tower in Tennessee. Hikers should be rewarded with tremendous 360-degree views of the surrounding terrain. The 9.6-mile hike (total distance) is rated as very strenuous, as hikers will climb 1,400 feet on their way to the popular fire tower, which is located near Erwin, Tn. ...(more)

MCHP Dental Clinic in Bakersville

Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) is pleased to announce plans to open a dental clinic in Bakersville with a spring 2020 opening date. Renovations are currently underway in the Bakersville Community Health Center Annex located directly across the street from the health center. Funding from the NC Department of Commerce, the NC Office of Rural Health, The Cannon Foundation, and the ...(more)

Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting

Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be returning to evening meetings starting Tuesday March 10 at 6 pm, in Burnsville Town Center. Refreshments will be available from 6 – 6:30 and the meeting will begin at 6:30. Our program will be a Round Robin with four presentations in small groups. Janice Jackson is doing paper piecing, Kathryn Zimmerman is demonstrating ruching, Judy Lane will show ...(more)

Magnolia & Wren Dreams and Dresses

Magnolia Wren is committed to uplifting women of all ages, sizes, and stages of life through our Brand Ambassador program; however we want to do more. Every woman should feel beautiful and that includes teens. So many girls cant afford to have that perfect prom night that they deserve. That’s where we step in, and step up. Beginning Wednesday Feb 26th, 10% of all purchases will go to ...(more)

Riddlefest 2020!

The Traditional Voices Group is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter Amythyst Kiah will headline the 2020 RiddleFest Concert on June 20. The Griffith Chapel Singers begin the evening with a few old-time gospel songs followed by the Old Time Ramblers, a string band of student-musicians from the Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University. The ...(more)

School News

Camp Invention Summer STEM Program Coming to Gouge Elementary School

Bakersville, NC – February 25, 2020 — Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Gouge Elementary School the week of July 27 – July 31, 2020. A program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Camp Invention challenges children in grades K-6 to find their ...(more)

Business News

Red Tree Builders Joins Yancey Chamber

The Burnsville –Yancey Chamber of Commerce is delighted to introduce its newest Member, Red Tree Builders. Founded in 2006, Brandon and Amanda Bryant and their growing team have dedicatedly built homes that are, as their slogan attests, “Mindfully built – Artfully Crafted.”  For more information see website www.redtreebuilders.com or call 828-712-1518.  For information on joining ...(more)

MCHP Dental Clinic in Bakersville

Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) is pleased to announce plans to open a dental clinic in Bakersville with a spring 2020 opening date. Renovations are currently underway in the Bakersville Community Health Center Annex located directly across the street from the health center. Funding from the NC Department of Commerce, the NC Office of Rural Health, The Cannon Foundation, and the ...(more)

Magnolia & Wren Dreams and Dresses

Magnolia Wren is committed to uplifting women of all ages, sizes, and stages of life through our Brand Ambassador program; however we want to do more. Every woman should feel beautiful and that includes teens. So many girls cant afford to have that perfect prom night that they deserve. That’s where we step in, and step up. Beginning Wednesday Feb 26th, 10% of all purchases will go to ...(more)