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9th Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Mitchell County

The Mitchell County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified today that a Mitchell County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual has been and continues to be in isolation. This makes a total of 9 positive cases in Mitchell County. Out of those 9 positive cases 7 of them have recovered. Public health staff have already completed an ...(more)

Positive Case #12 in Yancey – #9 in Mitchell

Yancey and Mitchell Counties each registered another positive case of COVID-19 yesterday.  In a report from the Toe River Health District, this was the 9th positive case in Mitchell County and the 12th positive in Yancey County.  The individuals that tested positive are in isolation.  The good news on all positive cases in Mitchell and Yancey Counties is that all of the previously reported ...(more)

One more Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Yancey County (12 Total)

The Yancey County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified today that one Yancey County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is in isolation. This case is unrelated to any of the previous cases. This brings the total for Yancey County to 12 positive cases. Of the 12 positive cases 10 have recovered. Public health staff are ...(more)

Notice of Public Hearing

A copy of the proposed 2020-2021 Yancey County Budget has been submitted to the Board of Commissioners and filed with the Clerk to the Board of Commissioners on May 4, 2020.  A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection at the Yancey County Manager’s Office.  Notice is hereby given to the public that the Yancey County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing at ...(more)

Blue Ridge Healthy Families Receives Grant

The WNC Bridge Foundation has awarded $4000 to Blue Ridge Healthy Families. The funds will be used to provide essential items such as diapers, wipes, formula, bottles, baby food, cleaning supplies and personal hygiene products for families enrolled in the agency’s intensive home visiting program.  These are families that have limited funds and have been further impacted by the pandemic. ...(more)

One More Case in Yancey (11 total)

  Ledger, NC (May 26, 2020). The Yancey County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified today that one Yancey County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the total for Yancey County to 11 positive cases. The individual is in isolation. This case is unrelated to any of the previous cases. Public health staff have already ...(more)

Community News

Free Drive-Thru Community Meal

The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry will be offering another free Community Meal Saturday May 30th from 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm at Central Baptist Church in Spruce Pine.  This community meal is open to anyone and will be a drive thru pickup with a to-go container of a hot home-cooked meal. For more information please call 828-208-2019. ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

The library interior is closed to patrons at this time. Curbside information: Curbside is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-4pm. You can place books and audiobooks on hold by phone, email, or on your account online. Once your request is available you will be notified. When you arrive at the library, park in the designated Curbside parking spots, then call us or honk. Your ...(more)

Town of Bakersville Announces Fireworks

The Town of Bakersville would like to officially announce to the public that Fireworks are still on schedule for Friday July 3rd, 2020.  We understand that this is a difficult time in our Country, but we can think of nothing better than to celebrate the resiliency and strength of our Country.  We will inform the public of what social distancing requirements if any will be necessary.  Worst ...(more)

The Rhododendron Cruisers Car Shows 2020

The Rhododendron Cruisers have announced the schedule for their 2020 Season. As always, free admission. Cars, trucks, jeeps and bikes are all welcome. Rhododendron Cruisers Car Shows will again this year be at: Mineral City Oil Company / Fire and Ice Snowballs and Ice Cream 231 Skyview Circle, Spruce Pine – The big lot above Spruce Pine Chevrolet Don’t miss the fun for the entire ...(more)

Go Fund Me Campaign for The Orchard at Altapass

The Orchard at Altapass has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $20,000 that will offset the costs of staff and orchard maintenance. Although everyone is keeping their distance and a low profile, the trees at the Orchard are bulging. New apple and peach trees fill the “nursery” alongside the one-year-old blueberry bushes quietly waiting to get just a bit bigger. Blossoms have blown off and ...(more)

School News

YCS 2020 Volunteer of the Year – Brandi Burleson

The Yancey County Board of Education is excited to announce Brandi Burleson as the YCS 2020 Volunteer of the Year. Brandi is well known throughout the county for her role as the Finance Officer for Yancey County Local Government, however, very few realize the countless hours Brandi spends serving as Treasurer for the RAA – Rebel Athletic Association at Cane River Middle School. In her ...(more)

Julie Letterman – YCS Support Person of the Year 2020

The Yancey County Board of Education is proud to announce that East Yancey Cafeteria Manager, Julie Letterman, has been selected as the YCS 2020 Support Person of the Year.  Julie has been a part of the East Yancey Panther Family since 2018, transferring from the cafeteria manager position at Clearmont Elementary. EYMS Principal Tamara Presnell states, “Although, she has only been at our ...(more)

Business News

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)

Mountain Community Health Partnership Adds Virtual Appointments

Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) has added a network of virtual care opportunities available for all private and public insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the uninsured. Like all MCHP practices, services are universally accessible and available on a sliding fee based on income and household size.  Accessing care from home is critical given the spread of ...(more)

Local Restaurant Raises Money for Feed-A-Child

Robert Wyatt Feed a Child, Howard Stewart, Abigail Ayers, and Bob Meyers Babe’s Pizza and Treats. Bob and Phyllis Meyers of Babe’s Pizza & Treats took time on Tuesday to give back to the community. Babe’s, like several of the restaurants in our area, has a program of helping to feed children who are missing essential meals they received at school. Bob presented a check ...(more)