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Local News

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Yancey Sheriff’s Office Felony Arrest Report 4/5 -4/11/24

Coleman Zachariah McCurry 32 years old. Of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 04-06-2024, McCurry was charged with Felony Possession Of Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Possession Of Schedule II Controlled Substance, Misdemeanor Possession Of Schedule IV Controlled Substance And Failure To Appear Of Misdemeanor Charges. McCurry was issued a $45,000.00 bond. John ...(more)

Power Outages Overnight

Soggy Ground and strong winds contributed to power outages overnight in Mitchell County. The Duke Energy power outage map shows close to 2000 customers in Spruce Pine lost power around 12:30 am this morning. The web site indicates the outage was caused by fallen trees or limbs damaging equipment and the estimated time for power to be fully restored is by noon today. Duke energy has responded ...(more)

The Fund for Mitchell County Awards Grants Totaling $30,930

The Fund for Mitchell County awarded ten grants totaling $30,930 to nonprofits serving Mitchell County in its recent grant cycle. The Fund for Mitchell County, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), has awarded grants totaling $860,039. “Through its grant program, The Fund for Mitchell County supports local nonprofits doing work in our community,” ...(more)

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Plant a Tree For Earth Day at Mt. Mitchell State Park

Celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22 by joining the Mt. Mitchell State Park staff and NC High Peaks Trail Association in a tree-planting project high atop the tallest mountain in the Eastern U.S. The group will assemble at the Park Office at 9 a.m. and will be planting spruce and fir seedlings. Bring a shovel if you have one, as well as work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, a hat for the sun, ...(more)

Community News

The National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer May 2nd. A time of music, guest speakers, and a special time of prayer. This is a nationwide gathering. 12:00 noon – Riverside Park amphitheater 6:30 p.m. – Bakersville Creek Walk covered pavilion Bakersville Creek Walk covered pavilion ...(more)

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High Peaks Leads Roaring Fork Falls Hike April 20

Join the NC High Peaks Trail Association for a moderate-to-strenuous hike to picturesque Roaring Fork Falls on Saturday, April 20.  The 4-mile outing includes a fairly steep climb during the first mile, so is probably not appropriate for the out-of-shape or beginners. Meet at the Roaring Fork Falls parking area just off South Toe River Road at 9 a.m. The group will carpool to the Big Ridge ...(more)

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Author Amanda Cleary Eastep At Yancey Library

Friends of the Yancey County Public Library will host guest author Amanda Cleary Eastep on Thursday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at Yancey Library. Everyone is welcome to attend this presentation by Amanda, who is a Selah award-winning children’s author. Tree Street Kids is her middle grades 8 through 12 series from Moody Publishers. When she is forced to act like an ...(more)

School News

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Mitchell Health Science Students Earn Multiple Certifications

Students enrolled in Mitchell High School’s Health Science Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes have been working hard to earn several certifications.  After learning the curriculum about emergency response, Health Science 1 students were able to get hands-on experience as they completed the First-Aid certification course.  To become certified, students had to successfully call 911 ...(more)

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Mitchell Students @ Work

Mitchell County Schools Middle School students from Bowman and Harris recently participated in the annual Students @ Work Day.  Students spent the day learning about their parents and guardians career’s. Mitchell County Schools CTE and the NC Business Committee on Education promote the Students @ Work initiative in March each year to increase career awareness. Students were able to sign ...(more)

Business News

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Trimac Transportation Acquires Feldspar Trucking

(News Release) Trimac is pleased to announce the acquisition of Feldspar Trucking Co in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Founded in 1967 as Norris Trucking, Feldspar Trucking has been a reliable brand in the transportation industry, specializing in hauling feldspar, sand, clay and minerals crucial to the ceramics and glass industries. They have been serving clients with dedication and integrity for ...(more)

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Carolina Water Service Acquires Mountain Air Country Club Water and Wastewater Systems in Yancey County

On March 15, 2024, Carolina Water Service of North Carolina (CWSNC) completed its acquisition of the Mountain Air Country Club water and wastewater treatment systems in Burnsville, North Carolina. CWSNC began serving the Yancey County community in May of 2021 when the North Carolina Utilities Commission asked the company to step in as emergency operator (EO) when it determined that the ...(more)

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Sibelco Delivers Strong Results Despite Tough Market Conditions

Sibelco has announced its financial results for 2023. Market conditions in Europe were difficult with sales volumes down due to the slow-down in construction and certain targeted consumer good segments relevant for Sibelco’s activities. A notably strong performance from Sibelco’s USA high purity quartz (HPQ) business compensated for the lacklustre European performance and was a key driver ...(more)