Burnsville Christmas Parade 2021
Go Mountaineers!
Late Blooming Flower by Sandy Ellis
Ornaments Made From Mica–click for better view
Grand Opening of New Burnsville Fire Station
Photo by Dornetta Elkins..click for full view

Local News

COVID Update 12/6/21

The latest COVID-19 numbers for the Tri-County area, released by the Toe River Health District, showed an increase in new positive cases detected in Avery, Mitchell and Yancey Counties. During the period from November 29th to December 5th, Yancey County had 76 new positive cases detected, compared to 43 the previous week.  Mitchell County reported 62 new positive cases last week and 21 the ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 11/28 – 12/5/21

Arrest: Anthony John Borrico, 60 of Lake Side Dr., Bakersville, NC. Detective A. Beam arrested Borrico for second degree trespass. He is scheduled to appear in court on 12/15/2021. Tristan Yevette Bryant, 34 of Humpback Mountain Rd., Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy B. Hollifield arrested Bryant for failure to appear in Lincoln County Court. He was issued $500.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on ...(more)

SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launch

Many folks around Western North Carolina reported seeing bright lights in the sky, streaming together almost like a comet on Friday night.  The National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina confirmed those bright lights, seen by many in the Upstate on Friday, are in fact from the SpaceX Starlink Satellite launch. Starlink is an internet system comprised of a constellation of ...(more)

New Burnsville Town Officials Take Oath of Office

On Thursday, December 2nd the new Burnsville Mayor, Russell Fox and new council member Bill Wheeler were sworn in for their new positions. Newly elected board member Randy Ollis was unable to attend and will be sworn in at a later date Town officials also recognized outgoing mayor, Theresa Coletta and council member Bunnie McIntosh. Swearing-in of new Mayor Russell Fox Swearing-in of new town ...(more)

Yancey Felony Arrest Report 10/21 – 11/28/21

Kenneth Jack McIntosh, 42 of Burnsville was arrested on 10/21/2021 and charged with Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor, Felony Assault by Strangulation, Assault on a Female, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Communicating Threats, and Violation of Court Order. Brandon Nicholas Randolph, 38 of Burnsville was arrested on 10/24/2021 and charged with Felony Assault on a Female, (1) Count Misdemeanor ...(more)

Community News

Service of Christmas Carols and Candlelight

Green Mountain Presbyterian Church will hold a service of Christmas Carols and Candlelight on Wednesday, December 22 at 6:00pm. Pastors and lay leaders from various churches in the community will help lead the service and communion will be served. A soup and sandwich fellowship will follow the service. The church is located at 299 Toe River Road (beside OC Whitson’s General Store) in Green ...(more)

Service of Scripture Lessons & Christmas Carols

Buladean Presbyterian Church will hold a service of Scripture Lessons and Christmas Carols on Sunday, December 19 at 6:00 pm. Pastors and lay leaders from various churches in the Buladean community will help lead the service and communion will be served. The church is located at 217 Blevins Branch Road in Buladean. ...(more)

School News

Eve Duncan Speaks to Students about Careers in Sports Management

On Friday, November 19th, Eve Duncan visited the high school speaking to my classes about her career in sports management. Eve Duncan is currently a customer success leader and operations specialist  for Flo sports. Additionally, she also has experience working for a national non-profit NGB as an events coordinator and has done freelance work as an event director for events such as the ACC ...(more)

Business News

Financial Planning course at Mitchell High Schools Host Bing Crosby from Edward Jones

On Wednesday, November 17th, Mitchell High School CTE hosted Bing Crosby as a guest speaker in Mr. Snyder’s 1st block Financial Planning class.  Mr. Crosby is the lead Financial Advisor at Spruce Pine’s Edward Jones branch.  Mr. Crosby spoke to students about a number of topics including modern portfolio theory, investment risk management, the time value of money and career ...(more)

New Owner for Spruce Pine Chevrolet Buick GMC

Congratulations to Ali Talebi on the purchase of Spruce Pine Chevrolet Buick GMC in Spruce Pine, NC! Ali is shown here (from left) with Jay Palassis with GM Financial, General Motors Zone Manager Edward Bailey (Ali) and Ralph Vines, President of Advanced DMS who Co-Brokered the transaction. ...(more)