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Local News

Weaverville Man Pleads Guilty In Mail Carrier Incident

Jaden Isaiah Garay, of Weaverville has admitted guilt in federal court for charges related to a 2023 shooting and carjacking of a mail carrier in Madison County. According to legal records, on September 5, 2023, Garay had a dispute with his mother and stepfather before stealing their loaded Glock  handgun and several additional loaded magazines. At around 11:50 a.m. that day, Garay was driving ...(more)

Senator Ted Budd Calls For Parkway Change

On Monday, April 15th US Senator Ted Budd sent a letter to National Park Service to, “encourage the Department of Interior and the National Historic Landmarks Committee to designate the Blue Ridge Parkway as a National Historic Landmark.”  In the letter Budd said, “On behalf of the people of North Carolina, I encourage the Department of Interior and the National Historic Landmarks ...(more)

McDowell County Drug Charges

A narcotics investigation that started in October of last year lead to drug charges on March 28th by Detective Richard Pittman with the McDowell County Drug Enforcement Department. High drug activity was reported at residence in Marion prompting the McDowell County Drug Enforcement Detectives and SWAT team members from the Sheriff’s Office and Marion Police Department to execute a search ...(more)

Dogwood Health Announces Recovery-Oriented Grants

Dogwood Health Trust is seeking proposals from counties, municipalities and nonprofit organizations in the 18 counties and Qualla boundary of Western North Carolina that are interested in conducting collaborative planning to establish, refine and/or resource recovery-oriented justice systems. Partners who provide or who are exploring the provision of evidence-based practices such as ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 4/7 – 4/14/24

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: Jackie Lee Holtsclaw, 40 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy D. LaPlante arrested Holtsclaw for misdemeanor, failure to pay child support. He was issued $250.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 5/22/2024. Jade Myrick Batchelor, 58 of Bakersville, NC. Deputy W. Hobson ...(more)

Community News

3:16 Foster Ministry Needs Donations

3:16 Foster Ministry is needing summer kids clothing all sizes! Your donations help so many in need and are greatly appreciated! Please contact Cindy Williams at 208 2144 or 3:16 Foster Ministry on Facebook ...(more)

Fundraising Yard Sale

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will be having a yard sale to raise money for their Food Pantry Friday April 26th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm and Saturday April 27th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. ...(more)

Exhibition Of Drawings by Lori Brook Johnson at Toe River Arts Spruce Pine

An exhibition of Appalachian drawings opens in the Owen Gallery at Toe River Arts in Spruce Pine on April 26, 2024 and will run through June 1, 2024. Entitled A Nearly Concealed Heart, this collection of drawings speaks to the unfeigned lived experiences of Appalachians and acts as a salve to and a relief from the fixed ideas that often obscure the many and varied realities of this ...(more)

Last Minute Reminders for Saturday’s Race!

The Schedule The 13th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K will take place this Saturday, April 20, 2024. Check in, bib pick-up and race-day registration will be on the Town Square under the big tent beginning at 8:00 AM on race day. The race starts at 9:00 AM from the Town Square. After the race, we will have smoothies, music, and announce the race winners with prizes on the Town ...(more)

School News

Mitchell FCCLA Students Volunteer at Child Fest

Mitchell High FCCLA and Child Development students volunteered on Saturday morning, April 13th, to help with Child Fest hosted at Mitchell High School. These students helped with the train rides, teddy bear clinic, raffle, face painting, magic show, and various other activities presented by the BRPC. The Child Fest is a wonderful community service event that is attended by hundreds of children ...(more)

Yancey County Schools Lego Training

Burnsville Elementary School recently hosted the first round of training sessions that will incorporate LEGO sets in the classroom. The LEGO sets were purchased through grant funding that was awarded to YCS in the latter part of 2023. Director of Elementary Education Andrea Allen expressed her excitement about this new opportunity for YCS students. “Through a partnership with STEM WEST, ...(more)

Business News

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)

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)

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)