ek-skyline-boats Display of Kivette’s New York Paintings
hhrhodo Rhododendrons In Bloom Throughout Our Area
caceywoodward_raccoon Raiding the kitty dish….photo by Cacey Woodward
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20240331_102033-2 Tickets Available for 2024 Opportunity Quilt
cf-6 Crabtree Falls…photo by Shayna Harris
groundbreaking Burnsville Elementary School Addition Groundbreaking
april Indigo Bunting in Newdale….photo by April Truett

Local News

Yancey Residents Can Apply For Housing Program

Yancey County has the opportunity to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the form of a Neighborhood Revitalization Program. This program will allow the County to assist homeowners with houses beyond feasible repair receive a new manufactured double–wide or single-wide home. Be advised that this is a very competitive program and there are no assurances that the ...(more)

$400K in Grants From Impact Health Awards

Impact Health awarded eight Western North Carolina-based organizations grants totaling $400,000 to invest in their community health workforce and connect community members to the Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) and other health-related resources. HOP is a first-of-its-kind program led by Impact Health in WNC that uses Medicaid dollars to pay for a variety of nonmedical services related to ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 5/12 – 5/19/24

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: Frank D. Stewart Jr., 56 of Bakersville, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Stewart for misdemeanor defraud drug/alcohol test and violation of post release parole violation. He was issued $2,500.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 6/12/2024. Amy Marie Hughes, 50 of ...(more)

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Foxx Report – 5/17/24

PRESS RELEASE FROM U.S. CONGRESSWOMAN VIRGINIA FOXX The misadministration and operational rot at the southern border go much deeper than you may think. In a bombshell report published on May 12th, it was revealed that top executives at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operate at the southern border are receiving billions in taxpayer dollars with minimal oversight. During his ...(more)

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Yancey Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Report 5/10 – 5/16/24

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Whitley Danielson Owensby 29 years old, of Bakersville, NC was arrested on 05-10-2024. Owensby was arrested for Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle, Misdemeanor Failure to Return Rental Property Issued out of Yancey County. Owensby was also served with Felony Warrants Issued out of ...(more)

Community News

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Rhododendron Cruisers Cruise-In Schedule 2024

The Rhododendron Cruisers hold their Saturday night Cruise-ins on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 5:00 pm -8:00 pm at Fire and Ice Snowballs parking lot at 231 Skyview Circle in Spruce Pine. This years schedule is as follows: April 27 May 11 May 25 June 8 June 22 July 13 July 27 August 10 August 24 Angel Tree Show 4:00pm- 8:00 pm BBQ September 14 September 28 October 12 October ...(more)

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Straight from the Streets Car Show

The “Straight from the Streets Car Show” will be held Saturday June 15th from 10:00 am – 3:00pm at Buladean Elementary in remembrance of Randy Street.  Free entry. Donations welcome to help the Buladean Community. Prizes will be awarded.  Food and drinks will be available to purchase. All makes and models are welcome. ...(more)

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Benefit Singing for Appalachian Coalfields Ministry

There will be a Benefit Singing for the Appalachian Coalfields Ministry on Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 pm at Berry Chapel Baptist Church. High Mountain Grass and A New Beginning will be performing along with others. We will have kid activities including face painting going on and a hotdog lunch. There is no charge we just ask for donations for the backpacks. If you can’t come but would ...(more)

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NC Concealed Carry Class

There will be a NC concealed carry class on Saturday June 1st at 8AM at the Pensacola fire department. Cost is $65. Call (828) 284-5014 to sign up or for more info. ...(more)

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Connect @ Your Library

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. The Book Cellar Annex on Town Square will be closing due to having lost their retail space. Books can still be purchased at the Annex until the end of the month or in the basement store at the library. Conference rooms can be reserved at the library. Our small and ...(more)

School News

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Mitchell Seniors Enjoy Health Careers Event and Senior Lunch on May 10th

For the event, seniors were able to visit the booths set up outside and talk to a variety of health career businesses eager to share job opportunities and valuable career information. It was a fantastic way for our future graduates to network and discover their potential in the industry.  After students toured the booths, the celebration continued with a fun-filled senior appreciation lunch, ...(more)

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Mitchell High Students Participate in SECU “Reality of Money”

On Monday, May 6th, students during each block at Mitchell High School participated in SECU’s Reality of Money Event, provided by Mitchell CTE and the SECU.  For the event, State Employees Credit Union staff, and school and community volunteers helped students walk through a financial simulation where they paid bills for a month using a fictional career and monthly income. They were ...(more)

Business News

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The NuWray Hotel Accepting Reservations for August 2024 and Beyond

The much anticipated restoration of The NuWray Hotel is entering its final stages.  The NuWray Hotel is now accepting room reservations in the main hotel for August 2024 dates and beyond. Reservations can be made online directly through the NuWray website — www.nuwray.com — or by calling (828) 678-7070 or emailing stay@nuwray.com. The newly restored hotel has 22 rooms with ensuite ...(more)

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Barbara Miles Quilting Stash To Be Sold

Quilt-N-Code is honored to share the extensive quilting fabric stash of our beloved customer, Barbara Miles. Barbara created hundreds of quilts and was an amazing artist and crafter. Her extensive fabric and unfinished project stash is on sale at Quilt-N-Code, behind McDonald’s, at 208 Ste 1A, Burnsville.  Fabric and projects will be sold for $5 per pound. Cash and check only, please. ...(more)

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Yancey Farm Bureau Member Appreciation Event

Go by Yancey Farm Bureau Wednesday May 29th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for Member Appreciation Day. All members are invited to come and enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs wit all the trimmings and door prizes.  Fam Bureau appreciates their members and wants to take this day to say thank you. Farm Bureau is located on East Main Street in Burnsvlle. Call them at 828-682-6128 for details. ...(more)