bee-5 Toe Cane Beekeepers Receive $5000 from Mtn Air Community Fund
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Local News

Avery, McDowell and Mitchell Receive America 250 Grants

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources’ America 250 NC initiative has dispersed nearly $900,000 in grant funds across 34 counties in the state. The grant-funded projects include new cultural events, physical and digital exhibits, historical markers, and more all inspired by North Carolina’s revolutionary history and the themes of America 250 NC. The America 250 NC Grants are ...(more)

Foxx Report – 6/22/24

PRESS RELEASE FROM U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX The number one role of Congress is to provide for the defense of the nation. House Republicans continue to advance legislation to do just that. We have just passed H.R. 8070, the Servicemembers Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for FY25, which delivers a series of monumental wins for America’s military, ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Office Felony Arrest Report 6/14 – 6/20/24

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Ronald Steven Fox Jr 46 years old of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 06-14-2024. Fox was charged with; Felony Possession With intent to Manufacture Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Weapon. ...(more)

Spruce Pine Town Council Passes Almost $3 Million Budget

The Spruce Pine Town Council has passed their 2024-25 budget that comes in at almost $3 million. Besides regular budget items the town faces an aging water and sewer system that has had frequent problems over the past few years. With that in mind, council members have agreed to increase the water and sewer rates a small amount to keep up with rising costs of maintenance. For minimum water users ...(more)

Three Arrested in Madison County For Stolen Property

According to the  Madison County Sheriff’s Office three individuals have been charged after deputies recovered stolen items valued at over $200,000. The investigation began when the theft of various items, including a large delivery truck, a forklift, and building materials was reported. Deputies successfully located and retrieved the stolen items at two separate locations in Tennessee. ...(more)

Community News

Yancey County Re-Entry Council Meeting

Yancey County Full Re-Entry Council Meeting Thursday 6/27/2024 4p-6p West Burnsville Baptist Church Fellowship Hall   If anyone would like to come be a part of these efforts, it would certainly be a rewarding experience. The Yancey County Re-Entry Council has been working in conjunction with Freedom Life Ministries, The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina Department ...(more)

Food Giveaway at Mt. Pleasant Food Pantry

The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Food Pantry will be hosting another food giveaway Friday, June 28th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at 151 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  Anyone who wants the food is welcome to come. Just call 828-536-0130 when you get there to let them know you’re there and someone will load the food in your car without you having to get out ...(more)

Alex Glover Presents: The History of Captain John Wilder and the Cloudland Hotel and More

Join local historian and geology expert Alex Glover for a fascinating presentation on Captain John Wilder and the legendary Cloudland Hotel. The event will take place at the Mitchell Senior Center in Ledger on July 2, 2024, at 7 PM. Discover the captivating story of Captain John Wilder, a Union cavalry leader, and his significant contributions to the development of Mitchell County, including ...(more)

Your Chance To Win This Beautiful Quilt

Tickets are available now for the 2024 MPQG Opportunity Quilt. Our 2024 opportunity quilt is from the pattern “From The Heart: A Sampler Quilt” designed by Lori Smith. This beautiful quilt, 62 by 78 inches, is traditionally pieced blocks. The entire quilt is quilted on a long arm machine by a member of the Guild. Tickets can now be purchased on our website, ...(more)

School News

Yancey County Schools Construction Progress Continues

This week in Yancey County Schools, progress continues in many construction and renovation projects. At East Yancey Middle School, a crane was used to set the new chiller in place behind the building. Inside the building, complete demolition of the kitchen and student bathrooms was finished. Asbestos tile was removed in the east wing and work continues on the new ceiling grid. At South Toe ...(more)

Heavy Equipment Camp

July 8-9 Ages: 7th-10th grade Come join us and learn more about careers.  You can come to one  or you can come to every camp.   Each camp will be hands-on and will engage you in real-life career experiences.  This is a great opportunity for students to make connections with employers and to start setting goals for their future.  Some of these opportunities could lead to future ...(more)

Groundbreaking For New Mitchell Athletic Complex

Mitchell High School will break ground Monday, June 17th on their new student athletic complex. Included in the complex is a new softball field and projects to improve the track and baseball field. The complex will also feature an indoor practice field of 30 yards for football, a basketball court, a golf simulator, a wrestling area, drop down baseball nets and a weight room. Sports teams and ...(more)

Business News

Bakersville Small Business Center Announces Business Startup Program

The Bakersville Small Business Center, located at 80 Hemlock Drive in Bakersville is taking applications for business startups to rent space in Bakersville. The Bakersville Small Business Center is a nonprofit organization focused on helping new businesses get off the ground by providing space, educational tools, and mentoring so that businesses have a leg up on success. The Bakersville Small ...(more)

Branch Group Acquires Young & McQueen Grading

Branch Group, Inc. (Branch), a heavy-highway and building contractor headquartered in Roanoke, Va., has announced the acquisition purchase of Burnsville, N.C.-based Young & McQueen, a contractor specializing in heavy civil, highway, site work, bridges, and structures construction. The 37-year-old contracting firm was founded by Sam and Kim Young, who wanted to transition the business to ...(more)

Compassionate Care WNC Receives 2024 Hospice CAHPS Honors Elite Award

Compassionate Care Western North Carolina, headquartered in Burnsville North Carolina has been named a 2024 Hospice CAHPS Honors Elite Award recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of CAHPS and bereavement survey programs for home health and hospice agencies. This prestigious annual review recognizes agencies that continuously go beyond in providing high-quality care for patients and ...(more)