canada-warbler4-2 Bird Watching Stroll to Mt Mitchell
lyons-june-24 TRA Spring Studio Tour
ek-skyline-boats Display of Kivette’s New York Paintings
hhrhodo Rhododendrons In Bloom Throughout Our Area
caceywoodward_raccoon Raiding the kitty dish….photo by Cacey Woodward
img_8898 Solar Storms Create Beautiful Skies in Western NC (more)
20240331_102033-2 Tickets Available for 2024 Opportunity Quilt
cf-6 Crabtree Falls…photo by Shayna Harris
april Indigo Bunting in Newdale….photo by April Truett

Local News

News from US Congressman Chuck Edwards

It’s been more than a year since the House passed H.R. 2, the Secure the Border Act, the strongest border security bill in history. H.R. 2 would reimplement President Trump’s effective border policies and end this administration’s border crisis, which continues to jeopardize our national security and sovereignty. In fact, a record-breaking number of nationals from our adversary, China, ...(more)

Yancey Board of Ed 5/20 Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education was held in the auditorium of Mountain Heritage High School on Monday, May 20, 2024. Clearmont Elementary School Real Estate agent Mr. John Webb gave an update on the current status of the listing for Clearmont Elementary School. Mr. Webb reported that while the listing has received numerous views, there have been few serious ...(more)

Foxx Report – 5/24/24

PRESS RELEASE FROM U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX President Biden’s inaction regarding the securing of the border is a real and present national security threat – there’s no doubt about it. Today, I’m bringing you some fresh details on what continues to transpire at the southern border, as well as painting a larger picture that shows the real gravity of this catastrophe. Just when ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Report 5/17 – 5/23/24

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Kayla Nicole Kennedy 28 years old, of Weaverville, NC was arrested on 05-20-2024. Kennedy is charged with; Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle, Felony Larceny from The Person and Misdemeanor Larceny. Kennedy was issued a $10,000.00 bond. Colin Andrew Bell 28 years old, of ...(more)

State Highway Patrol Promotes Safe Driving Over Memorial Day Weekend

An estimated 38 million motorists are expected to travel by roadways this Memorial Day weekend and the State Highway Patrol is working to ensure residents and visitors to our state reach their destinations safely. As the Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, AAA predicts this holiday period will be one of the busiest in recent history.  In response, the North Carolina ...(more)

Dogwood Health Working To Increase Small Business Financing

Dogwood Health Trust has tapped CDFI Friendly America to help lead Dogwood’s WNC Access to Capital Learning Cohort of non-traditional small business lenders, such as Community Development Financing Institutions (CDFI). Working with CDFI Friendly America, the cohort will work to increase the regional supply of financing and small business support services, especially among people and ...(more)

Community News

High Peaks Birders Host Stroll at Mt. Mitchell on May 31

Join the High Peaks Birders for a stroll on the Commissary Ridge Trail at Mt. Mitchell State Park on Friday, May 31. We will follow the gradually-sloping gravel road in search of high elevation birds such as the  red-breasted nuthatch, brown creeper, hermit thrush, veery, golden-crowned kinglet, winter wren, chestnut-sided warbler, Canada warbler, black-throated green warbler, and others.  We ...(more)

The Sizzlin’ Summer Series Starts on June 1st with an Inflatable Obstacle Course

  The 7th Annual Sizzlin’ Summer Series kicks off on Saturday, June 1st with an exciting inflatable obstacle course and fun summer activities to keep the whole family engaged and active. There will be 12 weeks of fun, free summer events every Saturday on the Burnsville Town Square for everyone to enjoy! Mountain Community Health Partnership will host the first event of the ...(more)

Taste of Ag Summer Camp

A Taste of Ag Summer Camp Ages: Rising 7-10th grades Cost: Free and lunch will be provided Dates:  June 11-13 We will be visiting local farms to learn about dairy farming, beef cattle farming, and vegetable farming.  Campers will then learn how to use the products they see produced at the farms in meal planning and preparation. This camp explores the link between agriculture and nutrition.  ...(more)

Parkway Playhouse Presents “Little Women” June 7 – 16th

Parkway Playhouse is excitedly preparing for its upcoming production of Little Women! Based on the literary classic by Louisa May Alcott, this play explores what it means to be a woman, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. Together we follow the story of Jo March and her reckoning with society, growing older, and finding her way as a writer with her sisters by her side. Set to a backdrop of ...(more)

School News

Mitchell Seniors Enjoy Health Careers Event and Senior Lunch on May 10th

For the event, seniors were able to visit the booths set up outside and talk to a variety of health career businesses eager to share job opportunities and valuable career information. It was a fantastic way for our future graduates to network and discover their potential in the industry.  After students toured the booths, the celebration continued with a fun-filled senior appreciation lunch, ...(more)

Business News

The NuWray Hotel Accepting Reservations for August 2024 and Beyond

The much anticipated restoration of The NuWray Hotel is entering its final stages.  The NuWray Hotel is now accepting room reservations in the main hotel for August 2024 dates and beyond. Reservations can be made online directly through the NuWray website — — or by calling (828) 678-7070 or emailing The newly restored hotel has 22 rooms with ensuite ...(more)

Barbara Miles Quilting Stash To Be Sold

Quilt-N-Code is honored to share the extensive quilting fabric stash of our beloved customer, Barbara Miles. Barbara created hundreds of quilts and was an amazing artist and crafter. Her extensive fabric and unfinished project stash is on sale at Quilt-N-Code, behind McDonald’s, at 208 Ste 1A, Burnsville.  Fabric and projects will be sold for $5 per pound. Cash and check only, please. ...(more)

Yancey Farm Bureau Member Appreciation Event

Go by Yancey Farm Bureau Wednesday May 29th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for Member Appreciation Day. All members are invited to come and enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs wit all the trimmings and door prizes.  Fam Bureau appreciates their members and wants to take this day to say thank you. Farm Bureau is located on East Main Street in Burnsvlle. Call them at 828-682-6128 for details. ...(more)