Photo by Dornetta Elkins (click for best view)
Photo by Shayna Harris
U.S.P.S Postal Carriers Must Have Path to Your Mailbox
January 18 by Becky Whitson
January 2020 Snow – Add Your Pictures
Beautiful ending of the day…photo by Becky Whitson
Older Kitty Gets New Home for Christmas
Photo by Becky Whitson
January 3rd. Photo by Dornetta Elkins
Winter on Grandfather Mountain

Local News

Fred Storm Assistance for Yancey County Residents

Yancey County Residents who experienced damage to property as a result of Tropical Storm Fred, and would like to apply for assistance from the State of North Carolina, should meet at the McDowell County Senior Center in Marion next week on one of the following days. Monday, January 31st                            1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday, February 1st               ...(more)

Forest Service Releases Revised Forest Plan

The National Forests in North Carolina has released the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests’ revised forest plan and the revision process has entered the final phase, a 60-day objection period for parties who submitted substantive comments during development of the plan. Once any objections have been resolved, the forest plan will be finalized, and implementation can begin. The revised plan ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/16 – 1/23/22

Arrest: Levi Hefner, 41 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy M. Hylemon arrested Hefner for failure to pay child support. He was issued $21,821.00 and scheduled to appear in court on 1/1/2022. Brian Alexander Crowder, 38 of Bent Rd., Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy D. LaPlante arrested Crowder for felony sex offender/child premises, misdemeanor communicating threats and injury to personal property. He was issued ...(more)

Community News

Connect@Your Library

The library is now open to the public. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9a.m. to 7p.m. Saturday hours are 10a.m. to 1p.m. Our hours are subject to change due to inclement weather this time of year. Please monitor our social media and our website as changes will be announced there as soon as possible. If you are feeling sick in any way, please do ...(more)

Food Giveaway

HOPE through Love will be having its first food giveaway of 2022 on Thursday January 27th from 1-3pm. The food pantry is located in the blue and white building beside Stephanie’s ice cream just below East Yancey Middle School. For more info call 828- 208-0723. ...(more)

Give Kids a Smile Event

ECU School of Dental Medicine in Spruce Pine will be hosting a Give Kids a Smile event on February 4, 2022 at their office in Spruce Pine for children ages 1 to 8 years old. This program seeks to serve underserved children who may have limited access to dental care. Services provided include a dental exam, cleaning, X-rays and a treatment plan. There is no charge for these services on this day. ...(more)

Changes at Parkway Playhouse

As Parkway Playhouse gears up for their 75th season, they’re also welcoming their new Interim Executive Director, Marci Bernstein. Marci comes to Parkway Playhouse with more than two decades of experience, having co-founded and managed Attic Salt Theatre Company, since 1998. Marci has spent her entire adult life working in the arts as an actor, musician, writer, director, and producer in New ...(more)

Geouge Graduates Leadership Course

On January 14th, Yancey County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administrator Lieutenant Mark Geouge graduated from North Carolina Sheriff’s Association first Jail administrator Institute of leadership course.  Sheriff Hilliard says, “The NC Sheriffs’ Association is a great asset to all Sheriff offices in this state.   I am pleased that Lieutenant Geouge could be part of the inaugural ...(more)

School News

Golden Leaf Scholarships

Representative Mark Pless  is pushing for the students of House District 118 (Haywood, Madison, and Yancey Counties) to apply for the recently released Golden LEAF 2022-2023 round of academic scholarships. The application is now available on Golden LEAF’s website, and the application period closes on March 1st, 2022. Some of the eligibility requirements for applicants include intent to ...(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)

Financial Planning course at Mitchell High Schools Host Bing Crosby from Edward Jones

On Wednesday, November 17th, Mitchell High School CTE hosted Bing Crosby as a guest speaker in Mr. Snyder’s 1st block Financial Planning class.  Mr. Crosby is the lead Financial Advisor at Spruce Pine’s Edward Jones branch.  Mr. Crosby spoke to students about a number of topics including modern portfolio theory, investment risk management, the time value of money and career ...(more)