Fowler Recognized for Artistic Ability; Receives Scholarship
Mattress Fundraiser for MHHS Band!
Grandfather Mountain Sets New Wind Speed Record
High Peaks Wants to Hear From You
Wednesday Evening Sunset by Calvin Campbell
1 Tower and 2 Rainbows at WKYK
Blue Sky and Clouds
Exhibit at Weizinblatt Gallery

Local News

Wanted: Female Armed Robber in McDowell County

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are currently on the hunt for this woman, who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Friday morning. At approximately 9:30 a.m., the suspect entered West Court Food Center, on U.S. 221 South, brandished a handgun and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash. The robber is described as a white female who stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall and has a thin build. ...(more)

Yancey Felony Arrest Report 2/6 – 2/13/19

CODY EDWARD CLYMER, 31 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 02/07/2019. Clymer is charged with; Felony Larceny Felony Larceny Of Motor Vehicle Felony Break Or Enter A Motor Vehicle DAVID LEE HENSLEY, 46 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 02/07/2019. Hensley is charged with; Felony Possession Schedule II (Methamphetamine) Controlled Substance CRYSTAL BEVELLE LAMOTTE, 35 of Burnsville, NC was ...(more)

Scam Warning

The Federal Trade Commission is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration  (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number and even your money.  In one version of the scam, the caller says your Social Security number has been linked to a crime involving drugs or sending money out of the country illegally.  He then says your Social Security ...(more)

Bares Establish Endowment Fund for Parkway Playhouse

The Parkway Playhouse has announced  the establishment of an endowment fund due to the generosity of Warren and Larissa Bare .This represents a commitment to the long-term growth of Parkway Playhouse.  Contributions to the endowment fund can be made via our website or by contacting Executive Director, Jeff Bachar at jbachar@parkwayplayhouse.com As Parkway Playhouse expands their ...(more)

New Wind Speed Record Set at Grandfather Mountain

On Grandfather Mountain, breaking records is a breeze. Around 4 a.m. on February 13, the nonprofit nature park’s weather recording station at the Mile High Swinging Bridge registered a three-second gust of 121.3 miles per hour. This beats the mountain’s previous record of 120.7 mph, recorded December 21, 2012.Sustained wind speeds reached 86.3 mph during that same 4 a.m. window on February ...(more)

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

ONGOING EVENTS: Wednesday Readers Book Club: The club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 10am at the library. The book for March is The Library Book by Susan Orlean. Ales & Tales Book Club: The next meeting will be on the 1st Sunday of March at 2:00PM at Homeplace Brewery. The book selection is Becoming by Michelle Obama. STORY TIME: Thursdays at 11:00AM with stories and movement ...(more)

3rd Annual History Bee, Co-sponsored by the Mitchell County Historical Society and Mitchell News-Journal

The 3rd Annual History Bee is Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Fifty-Eight (58) Mitchell County students took part in the 2018 History Bee, and this year is shaping up to be even better! The event begins at 6:00 PM in the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville, and the public is invited to attend. Participants in the History Bee are eligible to win a cash prize.  In each division (Grades 6-8 and ...(more)

Learn How to Make Homemade Bread

Ever wanted to learn how to make homemade bread?  On March 7, 14, and 21 from 6:30 pm -8:00 pm, the Burnsville Seventh Day Adventist Church will be offering classes covering whole wheat, mixed flours, and crusty white breads.  The classes are free to those who attend all three classes.  Class size is limited.  Call Sue Piper for details and registration at 675-0966. ...(more)

Rural Transportation Meeting 2/20

The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) and Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) of the High Country RPO will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at the High Country Council of Governments located at 468 New Market Blvd., Boone, NC 28607. The RTCC will meet at 10:00 AM and the RTAC will meet at 2:00 PM. The meetings are open to the public. The High Country ...(more)

Community Prayer Service for Those Struggling with Anxiety & Depression

Mt. Carmel Baptist Church will be hosting a Community Prayer and Support Service for those struggling with anxiety and depression and their families. This service will be held on Tuesday evening, February 19th at 6:30pm with Dr. Tim Fowler as the guest speaker. All churches as well as the community are welcome and invited to attend.  For directions, transportation, or more information please ...(more)

School News

Mountain Heritage High School Band Mattress Fundraiser

The Mountain Heritage High School Band is having their Mattress Fundraiser on Saturday March 30th! Even if you’re not in the market for a mattress this year, please SHARE this with your friends and family! What is a Mattress Fundraiser?—since 2005, CFS the original Mattress Fundraiser has raised 30 million dollars for school programs all over the USA. We will turn the MHHS High School ...(more)

3rd Annual History Bee, Co-sponsored by the Mitchell County Historical Society and Mitchell News-Journal

The 3rd Annual History Bee is Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Fifty-Eight (58) Mitchell County students took part in the 2018 History Bee, and this year is shaping up to be even better! The event begins at 6:00 PM in the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville, and the public is invited to attend. Participants in the History Bee are eligible to win a cash prize.  In each division (Grades 6-8 and ...(more)

Fowler Receives Scholarship

The SpringShip Scholarship Board recognized Danny Fowler for his artistic abilities, skills, ambition, potential, talent, and integrity. Fowler demonstrated proof of  artistic ability, ambition, potential, talent and integrity. He also communicated a desire to go to a higher level and defined a specific use for the scholarship funds, which were requirements for the scholarship. Pictured is ...(more)

Business News

Mitchell County Chamber Partners with Mitchell County Schools for Students@Work Month

The Mitchell County Chamber and its new workforce development initiative is partnering with the Mitchell County Schools to present the Students@Work Month to Mitchell County’s middle school students during the month of March. Students@Work is a project of the North Carolina Business Committee for Education in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The goal is ...(more)

Babe’s Pizza Opens in Burnsville!

Babe’s Pizza has opened in Burnsville! Babe’s is the home of the double decker pizza! What is a double decker pizza? It’s a layer of crust, then sauce followed by a layer of any meats you order, a layer of cheese then a layer of any vegetables you want, another crust, more sauce, meats, veggies and cheese! It all adds up to incredibly delicious! After more than 30 years in ...(more)

Critter Crazy Pet Store Opens in Burnsville

Saturday, January 19th was the Grand Opening of Critter Crazy, a beautiful pet store located at 724 West Main Street in Burnsville. Stephanie Johnson is the new owner. At the ribbon cutting, as Burnsville Mayor Theresa Colletta and Yancey Chamber of Commerce Director Ginger Johnson looked on, Stephanie thanked her family for all the help they had given her in this new adventure, saying she ...(more)