Photo by Calvin Campbell
MCAR Surf ‘n Turf Dinner (click for more pics)
HelloKitty snowman by Isabella, Kailyn and Keaton McKinney in Spruce Pine
Oh So Pretty….photo by Natasha Smith
Peaceful Dove by Karen McKinney
Saturday Sunrise by Calvin Campbell
Tickets Go on Sale for the 2021 MPQG Opportunity Quilt

Local News

Mitchell County Chamber Launches Outdoor Recreation Initiative

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce has been working for two years on background and planning for development of an outdoor recreation economy in Mitchell County.  In February of 2019, the Chamber began meeting with local businesses and residents interested in outdoor recreation in Mitchell County. The Growing Outdoors Partnership of WNC assisted the Chamber with the first meetings to ...(more)

NC Governor Executive Order #195

Executive Order #195 lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order requiring people to stay at home and businesses to close to the public between 10 pm and 5 am. The number of people who may gather indoors will increase from 10 to 25, while 50 remains the limit for outdoors. The curfew on the sale of alcohol for onsite consumption will be moved from 9 pm to 11 pm. Some businesses, including bars and ...(more)

Two Arrested After Car Chase

Dominique Lamar Fore, age 30 of Weaverville was arrested Tuesday, February 23rd, following a high speed chase across several counties. Dominique Fore was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after a stabbing incident that occurred on Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Holiday Inn on Smokey Park Highway. The driver of his getaway vehicle, Haily Patrice Young, age 24 of ...(more)

Attention Mitchell County Residents

If you or someone you know is 65 years old or older and are interested in receiving a Covid vaccine please call Mitchell County Health Department at 828-688-2371 and press 8.  If you are asked to leave a message please leave your name, age and a phone number where you can be reached and ask to be placed on the waiting list. ...(more)

Community News

Red Cross Needs Healthy Blood Donors

Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives in about 30 states and caused more than 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go uncollected. The Red Cross is urging healthy individuals, especially those with type O blood, to give now to ensure blood products are available for patient emergencies when ...(more)

Mitchell County Cooperative Extension 2021 Plant Sale

MITCHELL COUNTY CENTER Spring is just around the corner and Mitchell County Extension is preparing for the 2021 Annual Spring Plant Sale! Since you have purchased plants in the past, you are receiving this notice before the sale is formally publicized. The order form can be found by ...(more)

Update From Tractor

Monday, February 15th, 2021 TRACTOR CSA Begins March 4th Thanks to our farmers, customers and supporters, we’ve doubled the length of our CSA! Four seasons, comprised of 10 weeks each, are now available along with new items like ground beef, sausage and ...(more)

Appalachian Youth to Youth Blog Is Up and Running

The Appalachian Youth to Youth blog is up and running! The youth have posted their first topic of conversation. You are invited to check out the blog and are encouraged to engage in conversation with our young people. Please read the blog guidelines before posting any responses. You can visit the Youth Blog here or find the link on the youth webpage at: ...(more)

Electric Vehicle Charging on Grandfather Mountain

(PRESS RELEASE) In an effort to further its environmental stewardship, Grandfather Mountain State Park has installed two ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The park announced the new installations in a press release, stating that one is located at the park’s entrance gate and the other near its nature museum, each able to service two vehicles at once. The park added that the ...(more)

School News

Yancey Head Start Accepting Applications

Yancey County Head Start is currently accepting applications for children ages 6 weeks – up to 5 years old (not eligible for Kindergarten) for the next school year (2019-2020).  To apply call 682-6668 or come by the school. We are located at 76 Roland Street off of Pensacola Road near Ingles. You will need to bring your child’s birth certificate, SS card, insurance card, and 2020 ...(more)

MHU Nursing Students Volunteer for Vaccination clinics

Students in Mars Hill University’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing are getting hands-on experience at COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Western North Carolina. Nursing students have volunteered at clinics in Madison and Yancey counties, administering shots and assisting with administrative needs. They braved cold, wet conditions Monday morning to assist at a drive-through clinic at Mountain Heritage ...(more)

Business News

The Quartz Corp Expanding To Yancey County

The Yancey County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce the expansion of The Quartz Corp’s regional operations to a new facility located in the Micaville Community in Yancey County.  The company will begin its new Yancey County operations in the 150,000 square-foot facility formerly owned by Hickory Springs Manufacturing.  The Quartz Corp is a key supplier of high purity ...(more)

HCA Healthcare Helps Bring Surgical and Procedure PPE Mask Manufacturing to Asheville

Through a new joint venture between HCA Healthcare and A Plus International Inc., and support from the HCA Healthcare Mission Innovation Fund, LLC, production of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be brought to North Carolina through a new manufacturing center. The joint venture will produce PPE Level 1 and Level 3 masks meeting American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards ...(more)

Cruz Life Center Open

Cruz Life Center is open and considered as an essential service. Taking new appointments, call 828-682-6157 Currently open Monday – Thursday Our mission is to help as many people as possible to get healthy and stay healthy with natural health care solutions. We do offer many natural vitamins and herbs to help boost your immune system during these times. These are the supplements we ...(more)