Story Trail & Inflatables Saturday
Taking the babies out for a meal
Love Those Pretty Pink Roses
Lunch For Two
Butterfly
Beautiful Quilt To Be Raffled

Local News

Madison County Receives Grant Infrastructure Grant

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 15 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,278,230, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 526 jobs, 324 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $200.9 million in private investment. The only on in our area ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 8/7 – 8/14/22

Arrest: Jeffery Franckowaik, 58 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy T. Silvers arrested Franckowaik for misdemeanor larceny. He was issued $500.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 9/2/2022. Katlyn Stewart, 33 of Spruce Pine, NC. Lieutenant Detective A. Beam and Detective J. Masters arrested Stewart for felony possession of Methamphetamine and possess drug paraphernalia. She was issued $12,500.00 ...(more)

Earthquake Near Spruce Pine

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirms a 2.0 magnitude earthquake struck just north of Spruce Pine around 9:58 p.m. Aug. 13, 2022. The quake had a depth of about 6.7 km. The Carolinas have experienced several lower magnitude earthquakes since late 2021. Researchers have a theory that water levels are to blame for what’s been called a swarm of quakes. Some recent studies point ...(more)

The Community Foundation Awards Scholarships totaling $516,250

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved scholarships totaling $516,250 to 90 WNC students in 57 schools in 21 counties.   More than 60 volunteers from the community worked to review applications and select recipients. Top recipient Peighton Robison from Mitchell High School was awarded the Charles C. and Suzanne R. McKinney Scholarship valued at $20,000 over ...(more)

Community News

SIZZLIN’ SUMMER SERIES – Story Trail and Back 2 School Bash

Summer’s almost over, but there’s one last Sizzlin’ Summer Series event on Saturday the 20th! Celebrate with an entertaining Story Trail from 10 am-12 pm and a Back 2 School Bash from 10 am-2 pm on the Town Square. For the past twelve weeks, the Sizzlin’ Summer Series put on a variety of free, healthy, active, and entertaining events in the hopes of bringing families and the community ...(more)

Deputy Barnett Earns Advanced Certificates

Yancey County Sheriff Office’s Deputy Gerald Barnett was presented the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate and the School Resource Officer Certificate by Sheriff Shane Hilliard on June 20th, 2022.  Deputy Barnett earned the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate through the North Carolina Sheriff Education and Training Standards Commission and the School Resource Officer Certificate Program ...(more)

Allison Steps Into WNC: MADE X MTNS Partnership Director Position

Mountain BizWorks is excited to announce the hiring of Amy Allison as WNC: MADE X MTNS Partnership Director. The WNC: MADE X MTNS Partnership is an outdoor-driven economic and community development initiative advancing the outdoor economy across 25 Western North Carolina (WNC) counties and the Qualla Boundary. The WNC: MADE X MTNS Partnership is supported through funding from ...(more)

BBQ Festival Coming To Spruce Pine

Come chill with the tastiest BBQ in the southeast and the hottest bluegrass, country, folk, and Americana music! There will be lots of fun kid activities.  Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the 11th Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival in Spruce Pine, NC on October 1, 2022. Low admission price – single day general admission is only $5/person, children 12 and under are ...(more)

Parkway Playhouse Features Local Playwright

Parkway Playhouse is excited to present In the Middle of Nowhere written by local playwright Bret Murphy and set right here in Western North Carolina! The show runs August 27 – September 10. “It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to produce new work that tells stories about our home in the Appalachian Mountains. After In the Middle of Nowhere’s stunning world premiere at The ...(more)

School News

Mitchell High FFA Summer Officer Retreat

On July 27 , Mr Chad Huggins CTE teacher at Mitchell took four FFA officers to The Center For Pioneer Life (Burnsville). The FFA officers had the opportunity to tour the facility and spoke with Geraldine Plato about some of the things that were going on with the property. During the visit FFA Officers had a picnic on the property and held  an officer retreat. During the retreat Mr. Huggins ...(more)

Business News

Craft Your Commerce Program For Artists/Crafters

Craft Your Commerce, a Mountain BizWorks entrepreneurial program, is excited to present its upcoming hybrid fall workshop series, September 9  – October 18, 2022. Sponsored by TD Bank and the American Craft Council, this fall series is titled Beyond the Studio: Next Level Financials and Operations and is designed to help artists expand their knowledge of operational systems, financial ...(more)

MCHP Ribbon Cutting of Burnsville Location

On Thursday, August 11th Mountain Community Health Partnership held the ribbon cutting for their office in Burnsville. The new office is located  at 71 Blue Ridge Lane, near Smokey Ridge Health and Rehab off Hwy 197 South. Pictured left to right, Jon Ray, Jeff Whiston, Lynn Austin, Chuck Shelton, Santana Wright, Ralph Hise and Jordan Bailey. ...(more)

Yancey EDC Entrepreneurship Grant for Faith, Family, Health PLLC

“I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Faith Family Health, PLLC, a new family healthcare clinic located in downtown Burnsville on Academy Street” said Yancey County Economic Development Director, Jamie McMahan.  Since its inception the Yancey County Economic Development Commission’s Downtown ...(more)