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
groundbreaking Burnsville Elementary School Addition Groundbreaking
april Indigo Bunting in Newdale….photo by April Truett

Local News

Foxx Report – 5/17/24

PRESS RELEASE FROM U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX The misadministration and operational rot at the southern border go much deeper than you may think. In a bombshell report published on May 12th, it was revealed that top executives at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate at the southern border are receiving billions in taxpayer dollars with minimal oversight. During his ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Report 5/10 – 5/16/24

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Whitley Danielson Owensby 29 years old, of Bakersville, NC was arrested on 05-10-2024. Owensby was arrested for Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Failure to Return Rental Property Issued out of Yancey County. Owensby was also served with Felony Warrants Issued out of ...(more)

Second Republican Primary

The vote was yesterday in the second Republican Primary. Two races were on the ballot, the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor between Hal Weatherman and Jim O’Neill and the Republican nomination for state auditor between Jack Clark and Dave Boliek. In Mitchell County the voter turn out was just over 3%. In Yancey County, just over 3.5%. In the Lieutenant Governor race around 80% of ...(more)

Community News

Benefit Singing for Appalachian Coalfields Ministry

There will be a Benefit Singing for the Appalachian Coalfields Ministry on Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 pm at Berry Chapel Baptist Church. High Mountain Grass and A New Beginning will be performing along with others. We will have kid activities including face painting going on and a hotdog lunch. There is no charge we just ask for donations for the backpacks. If you can’t come but would ...(more)

NC Concealed Carry Class

There will be a NC concealed carry class on Saturday June 1st at 8AM at the Pensacola fire department. Cost is $65. Call (828) 284-5014 to sign up or for more info. ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

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. The Book Cellar Annex on Town Square will be closing due to having lost their retail space. Books can still be purchased at the Annex until the end of the month or in the basement store at the library. Conference rooms can be reserved at the library. Our small and ...(more)

Kivette’s New York Paintings at Yancey Library Gallery

For nearly a half-century at his Painting in the Mountains Studio established in 1966, Everett McNeill Kivette welcomed and inspired students as had his mentor, nationally-known artist Frank Stanley Herring at his Burnsville Painting Classes. Everett’s body of work from 1953 to the early 1960s while living in New York’s Greenwich Village, then on Long Island, and finally in Upper Manhattan ...(more)

Toe River Arts Spring Studio Tour

If you haven’t already done so, mark your calendars now for the Toe River Arts Spring Studio Tour coming right up on May 31 -June 2, 2024, from 10am – 5pm each day and don’t forget the “Meet the Artists” reception on May 31 from 5:30-7:30. This year’s tour features over 90 artists and 10 galleries spread throughout Mitchell & Yancey Counties. Our talented Toe River Arts artist ...(more)

Conner Birchfield Honored by Mitchell JCPC for His Service

Graduating MHS Senior Conner Birchfield, center, was presented with honor cords to wear with his cap and gown by Mitchell County Schools Resource Officer Justin Biddix, left, and Juvenile Justice Chief Court Counselor John Troy Autry, right. All three are voting members of the Mitchell JCPC. The cord recognizes Birchfield’s service to his local JCPC while a student at Mitchell High ...(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)

Mitchell High Students Participate in SECU “Reality of Money”

On Monday, May 6th, students during each block at Mitchell High School participated in SECU’s Reality of Money Event, provided by Mitchell CTE and the SECU.  For the event, State Employees Credit Union staff, and school and community volunteers helped students walk through a financial simulation where they paid bills for a month using a fictional career and monthly income. They were ...(more)

Health Science Students Earn OSHA Healthcare Certification

Students enrolled in Mitchell High School’s Career and Technical Education Health Science Classes recently earned their OSHA Healthcare certification. After learning the curriculum about healthcare safety and infection control procedures, students completed an online OSHA safety course. The course provides training for entry-level workers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and ...(more)

Business News

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)

Barn Charm Holds Grand Opening at New Location

Barn Charm held their Grand Opening at their new location on Saturday, April 27th! A large crowd turned out to enjoy the celebration. Barn Charm is now located at the old Fox Country Store at 680 West Main Street in Burnsville, the store is filled with all the great items from the Barn Charm and now lots more! You will find handmade furniture and Dainty candle rings, florals, candles, home ...(more)