Photo by Shayna Harris
Yancey Robotics Wins Award
Bobcat On Trailcam in Western Yancey County
Ollie Stayin’ Warm During the Cold Weather
Morning Sunrise..photo by Shayna Harris
Snow…what snow? Photo by Samantha Bryant
Wednesday morning 1/11 at Mtn Heritage High…photo by Amy McCurry
Morning Sunrise 1/11
Photo by Shayna Harris
Sunset From The Swinging Bridge

Local News

Yancey County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 1/20-1/26

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Darryl Keith McFalls 57, Of David Park Drive Burnsville, NC Was Arrested On 01/21/23 And Charged With Felony PWIMSD SCH II Controlled Substance, Felony Larceny Of A Firearm And Felony Probation Violation And Received A $55,000.00 Bond. Brandon Lee Carver 32, Of Miller Branch ...(more)

Mount Mitchell State Park To Receive $900,000

The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority, which oversees the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF), recently approved $13.7 million to fund 11 capital improvement projects for North Carolina state parks, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. In our area Mount Mitchell State Park will receive $900,000 to renovate the maintenance facility. Go to our website to see the ...(more)

McMahan To Leave Yancey EDC

The Yancey County Economic Development Commission shares that Jamie McMahan has formally announced that he will be departing his position as Executive Director of the Yancey County EDC effective 31 January 2023 to take a position in the private non-profit sector.  Director McMahan offered the following statement regarding his departure: “As I reflect on my tenure as Yancey EDC Director since ...(more)

Mitchell County Websites & E-Mail Have New Names

Mitchell County Government started off 2023 with a major change in the county’s online presence. After using the internet domain name mitchellcounty.org for years, county government websites and e-mail addresses have been switched over to mitchellcountync.gov. “It’s a big deal to make a change like this, but we feel it is important to make it,” said Allen Cook, County Manager in ...(more)

Community News

Conceal/Carry Class

Feb. 18, Saturday: Conceal/Carry Class at South Estatoe Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall. The class starts at 9am. Be there by 8:45 to fill out paperwork. The cost is $65.00. Please bring your own pistol and 50 rounds of ammo. Target practice will be at Michael Silvers home. See him for more information. Bradley Boone will teach the class. ...(more)

“A Matter of Balance” Class

Do you have a fear of falling that’s limiting your physical activity? We encourage you to join us for a free A Matter of Balance Class! See the flyer for more details. ...(more)

Toe Cane Beekeepers Meeting

Bryan Fisher, a Certified Master Beekeeper and well-known breeder of queen bees, will speak at the February 28th meeting of the Toe Cane Beekeepers Association.  The meeting will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Hemlock Avenue, Spruce Pine, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. Fisher, a fourth-generation beekeeper, will talk about apiary operations, including how he ...(more)

Open Enrollment for Medicare Advantage

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, remind Medicare beneficiaries about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in North Carolina. If you’re unhappy with your Medicare Advantage Plan (Medicare Part C), you have options. Each year, there is a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1 to March 31. During this ...(more)

Winner of the 2022 Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild Opportunity Quilt

Francis Whetstone of Branchville SC and Marshall NC is the winner of the 2022 opportunity quilt. Mr. Whetstone is a veteran and is pictured here with his quilt. We are very honored to present him with this and want to thank all the folks who bought tickets during 2022 to help us fund our Hero quilt project. This was the tenth year for the distribution of Hero Quilts to local veterans from ...(more)

School News

Yancey Robotics Wins Motivate Award

The Yancey Robotics High School Team, the Iron Dragons, under their Non-Profit, Full STEAM Ahead Carolina Inc., competed Jan. 14th in a Charlotte Regional Competition. The team earned the Motivate Award for outstanding outreach in their community and WNC. This year, our team consists six Yancey and Mitchell County High School students, a mentor, and two coaches.  Our robot building journey ...(more)

Business News

Yancey EDC Grant to Burnsville Candle Company

“I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Burnsville Candle Company, a new downtown Burnsville retail store located at 132 West Main Street.  This grant marks the fifth DEAP grant announced by the Yancey County Economic Development Commission in 2021 and marks a record number for grants given in a single year to ...(more)