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

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)

Election Filing Opens December 6 for 2022 Elections

Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections begins at noon on Monday, December 6, and ends at noon on Friday, December 17. Primary candidates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. Supreme Court Justice, N.C. Court of Appeals Judge, Superior Court Judge, District Court Judge and District Attorney will file with the State Board of Elections. ...(more)

Mitchell County Promoting The Outdoors

Mitchell County is continuing to work toward expanding outdoor opportunities. Commissioners recently adopted an Outdoor Recreation Plan. The new 124 page plan builds on previous outdoor recreation efforts and is not binding. Its goal is to further develop Mitchell County’s natural outdoor assets such as creating more river access points and trailheads. Walking, hiking, cycling, fishing ...(more)

Yancey County Receives $600,000 from Dogwood Health

PRESS RELEASE: On November 10, 2021 Yancey County signed a $ 600,000 grant agreement with Dogwood Health Trust. This grant will go to support planning activities undertaken by Yancey County Government in anticipation of a pending class action litigation which will provide funding to address the negative impacts of substance misuse in our community. This  planning process will include:  ...(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. If you are feeling sick in any way, please do not use our in-person library services; curbside services are still available upon request. We also strongly recommend that patrons of our library wear a mask or face covering for ...(more)

Letters to Santa Event

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children will be hosting a Letters to Santa event Friday December 10th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church at 101 North Main Street in Burnsville.  Children may drop off a letter to Santa and receive a free gift. There will be a diaper give away plus much more. The event is free. ...(more)

Get Extra Help Paying Your Medicare Drug Costs

If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for help to pay for some health care and drug coverage costs.  Extra Help is a program to help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare drug costs.  Resources do not include your home, car, household items, burial plot, up to $1,500.00 for burial expenses, or life insurance policies. You may qualify for Extra Help if your ...(more)

Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Households with a person age 60 or older or a disabled person receiving services through the Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) who currently receives Food and Nutrition Services and received Low Income Energy Assistance Program funds (LIEAP) during the 2020-2021 season last year may qualify to receive an Automated Payment this LIEAP Season.  These households will be notified of ...(more)

School News

Skills USA Citrus Arrives!

The Mountain Heritage High SkillsUSA Club citrus will arrive Monday and will be available for pick up on the following days and hours. The citrus will be here and available for pick-up: Tuesday, December 7, 3-5pm Wednesday, December 8,  3-5pm Thursday, December 9,  3-6 pm Friday, December 10,  3-6 pm Citrus pick-up will not be allowed during school hours. All pick-up times will be after ...(more)

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)

Duke Energy $25,000 Hometown Revitalization Grant

The Duke Energy Foundation has distributed $750,000 in grants to help local businesses across North Carolina adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. Mitchell County is the recipient of a $25,000 grant to support local small businesses. “Since the Spring of 2020, our local businesses have been doing everything they can to survive the effects of the pandemic and have ...(more)