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Local News

House Fire Claims Life of Female Victim in Newdale

(Press release from Yancey Sheriff’s Department) Yancey County, North Carolina – April 20, 2024 – Last night, a devastating incident occurred in Newdale, resulting in the loss of life of a female victim at a residence on Mine Branch Road in Yancey County. The Newdale Fire Department, along with neighboring fire departments, swiftly responded to the scene to extinguish the ...(more)

Town of Spruce Pine Award Contracts

The Town of Spruce Pine has awarded mowing and landscaping contracts and is also moving forward with revitalization project for Oak and Locust Avenues. The mowing contract was awarded to the only bidder, Harding’s Landscaping of Spruce Pine. The Landscape services contract also went to Harding’s since their bid was significantly lower than a bid from a Crossnore landscape company. ...(more)

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Foxx Report – 4/20/24

PRESS RELEASE FROM U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX Israel deserves our continued, ironclad support – today, tomorrow, and always. This past weekend, as I am sure you have seen by now, Iran launched a series of unjustified, direct attacks against Israel. The footage is unbelievably harrowing. Yet again, our longstanding ally faces a threat to its very existence – it remains imperative that ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Report 4/12 – 4/18/24

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Christin Marlene Widener 39 years old of Burnsville, NC, was arrested on 04-15-2024. Widener was charged with Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance On Jail Premises, Misdemeanor Possession Of Marijuana Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Possession Of Marijuana Up to ½ oz. ...(more)

Community News

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Locals Invited to Tipi Lodge Grand Opening

 North Carolina Outdoor Adventures (NCOA) invites locals to the opening of the NCOA Tipi Lodge at Hidden Hollar Glamp Ground on April 26 at 4 p.m. located at 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705. The opening will begin with a ribbon cutting courtesy of the Mitchell and Yaney county Chamber of Commerce followed by a tour of the tipi lodge, new on-site store and glamp ground and ...(more)

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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)

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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)

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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)

School News

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Mtchell CTE Students Earn ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Congratulations to students in Mrs. Katie Boone’s Foods and Nutrition I class at Mitchell High for earning the ServSafe Food Handler Certification. This industry certification represents their aptitude for safe food handling practices and will earn them a pay increase for jobs in the food service industry. ...(more)

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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)

Business News

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Locals Invited to Tipi Lodge Grand Opening

 North Carolina Outdoor Adventures (NCOA) invites locals to the opening of the NCOA Tipi Lodge at Hidden Hollar Glamp Ground on April 26 at 4 p.m. located at 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705. The opening will begin with a ribbon cutting courtesy of the Mitchell and Yaney county Chamber of Commerce followed by a tour of the tipi lodge, new on-site store and glamp ground and ...(more)

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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)