Lunch For Two
Sherwood–The Adventures of Robin Hood at Playhouse
Night Sky…photo by Shayna Harris
Butterfly
This Little Beauty was photographed by Dornetta Elkins
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Local News

Motorcycle Accident Fatality near Mount Mitchell

The National Park Service is reporting that a 71-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident Aug. 2 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mount Mitchell. William Dashiell, of Indianapolis, Indiana, died on scene as a result of his injuries near Milepost 358, about three miles south of the entrance to Mount Mitchell State Park. Those riding with Dashiell said at about 10:30 a.m. his ...(more)

Victims, Suspect Identified in Triple Murder

Just after 4:30 pm, Monday, August 1st, Yancey County deputies were dispatched to a report of shots fired inside a residence at 44 Smith Johnson Road in Yancey County. While en route to the location, dispatch advised deputies that there was a report of one person with a gunshot wound. When deputies arrived on the scene more shots were fired and the suspect shot at deputies. The deputies ...(more)

Expanded Service at Asheville Airport

(PRESS RELEASE) Asheville Regional Airport has opened a new Cell Phone Lot. This lot is located across the street from the main entrance to the terminal, on Airport Park Rd. The lot will give those picking up passengers a complimentary place to park and wait. The Airport has also expanded the Shuttle Lot in the same area. Cell phone lots provide a location to park and wait for arriving ...(more)

Country Cablevision Purchased by Zito Media

Zito Media has announced the purchase of Country Cablevision, Inc. The change occurred Aug 1, 2022. Zito Media is headquartered in Coudersport, PA and serves over 75,000 customers with video, internet and phone service in rural markets in 22 states across the country. Zito Media said, like Country Cablevision, they have a strong customer service focus, and assistance is available 24 hours a ...(more)

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public. 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. Books are available to our patrons from any Cardinal library in North Carolina. Please remember, this service generally takes about two weeks. If you are going to need a book or other item, allow two weeks time for delivery to ...(more)

Mt Mitchell Crafts Fair Opens Friday–Entertainment Schedule

One of the largest, oldest and most unique crafts fairs in the North Carolina mountains takes place August 5-6 from 9AM-5PM on the Town Square in Burnsville. The 65th Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair brings together more than 200 artists and crafters. Although a few things have changed since its inception in 1956, the event retains its Friday-Saturday format and includes traditional activities on ...(more)

High Peaks Leads Big Butt Hike Aug. 12

Experienced, fit hikers are invited to join High Peaks on Friday, August 12 for a trek on the Big Butt Trail from Walker Knob Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Cane River Gap. This 5.6-mile trek is rated as very strenuous and should not be attempted by novices. The route descends about 1,500 feet, but also has a few significant climbs, including a long stairway up Little Butt, which ...(more)

Business News

Country Cablevision Purchased by Zito Media

Zito Media has announced the purchase of Country Cablevision, Inc. The change occurred Aug 1, 2022. Zito Media is headquartered in Coudersport, PA and serves over 75,000 customers with video, internet and phone service in rural markets in 22 states across the country. Zito Media said, like Country Cablevision, they have a strong customer service focus, and assistance is available 24 hours a ...(more)

Yancey EDC Announces Entrepreneurship Assistance Grant

“I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Julianna Pittman, the new proprietor of Appalachian Java, Burnsville’s longest operating coffee shop at 8 West Main Street” said Yancey County Economic Development Director, Jamie McMahan.  Since its inception the Yancey County Economic Development Commission’s ...(more)