Yancey History Museum Fundraiser
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

Local News

French Broad Electric To Receive Infrastructure Loan

The US Department of Agriculture is investing $235 million to help seven North Carolina electric cooperatives. The investment is designed to expand and modernize the states rural electric grid and increase grid security. The funding will help rural cooperatives and utilities invest in changes that make our energy more efficient, more reliable, and more affordable. In  our area, French Broad ...(more)

Tough Winter at Mt. Mitchell State Park

Mount Mitchell State Park has experienced a particularly severe winter this year.  A new low temperature record of -22 degrees Fahrenheit was reached on Christmas Eve.  The accompanying wind chill was -58!  The extreme cold has damage the park’s water system in ways not seen before resulting in many repairs.  Also the heavy rains combined with high winds have brought done many trees on ...(more)

Minutes From Jan 23 Yancey School Board Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education was held in the gymnasium of Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday, January 23, 2023 NCDPI Facilities Grant Ms Aubrie Donnellan from McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture presented pricing adjustments and options for the Board to consider regarding the renovations and repairs to South Toe Elementary and East Yancey Middle ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/22 – 1/29/23

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: William Michael Dryer, 43 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Dryer for misdemeanor failure to appear in court on unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. He was issued $3,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 2/8/2023. Tucker David Jones, 31 of ...(more)

Community News

Hot Duck Soup and Dylan Wilson at Town Center To Benefit Lions Club

Hot Duck Soup and Dylan Wilson will be performing at the Burnsville Town Center on Saturday, February 11th, 7pm. There will be cakes, prizes, and more! WHO:  Novelty vintage jazz band Hot Duck Soup, with guest appearance by Dylan Wilson WHAT: Fundraiser for the Burnsville, NC Lions Club WHERE:  Burnsville Town Center, 6 S. Main Street, Burnsville, NC WHEN:  Saturday, February 11, ...(more)

3:16 Foster Ministry’s Foster Closet

Cindy Williams of 3:16 Foster Ministry has opened a Foster closet for Yancey County and surrounding counties.  This is a nonprofit closet and anything that anyone can donate would be so much appreciated from a tote to store items in, to diapers for a baby. New or gently used clothing in all sizes would be wonderful! Personal care items also.  She is willing to meet and pick up anything you ...(more)

Fundraiser For Yancey History Museum Projects

The first fundraiser that begins a campaign to make major repairs to the museum house overseen by Yancey History Association will be held at Burnsville Wine located at 525 W. Main Street in Burnsville on Friday, Feb. 3, from 4 – 7 p.m.  The reception includes a nice selection of wines for tasting, along with shrimp and grits, and other hors d’oeuvres. The public is invited to stop ...(more)

Mountain Piecemakers Meet February 14

The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be meeting on February 14 at 12:30 in the Burnsville Town Center.  The business meeting will begin at 1:00. The speaker this month will be former Guild President, Eva Jobin. She will be presenting on “Color.” She says, “I’ve always loved bright colors, even as a child! My aunt taught me how to knit after I saw a beautiful shawl she was ...(more)

School News

Critical Thinking Builds Skills

Micaville Elementary MAGIC students are using their critical thinking skills to build and engineer models related to literature that correlates with skills and lessons they are learning in the classroom. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and is a great way to integrate all subject areas in a creative way that gets students thinking and collaborating with their ...(more)

Minutes From Jan 23 Yancey School Board Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education was held in the gymnasium of Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday, January 23, 2023 NCDPI Facilities Grant Ms Aubrie Donnellan from McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture presented pricing adjustments and options for the Board to consider regarding the renovations and repairs to South Toe Elementary and East Yancey Middle ...(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)