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Local News

Shooting Investigation Underway

(Press release from McDowell County Sheriff’s office) Around 11pm on Sunday, April 21st, McDowell County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting in the 3500 block of US 221 north in Marion. Upon arrival, they located a male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. He was flown to Mission Asheville for medical treatment. A search for the female suspect by McDowell County ...(more)

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Walmart Presents $4000 in Grants to Local Organizations At Re-modeled Opening Event

Walmart customers in Spruce Pine were welcomed inside the newly transformed Supercenter at 2514 Halltown Road, Spruce Pine,  Friday morning, April 19th,  as the much-anticipated project is now complete. The store’s associates marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, community celebration and a community-inspired mural unveiling by a local artist. The event was attended by ...(more)

Notes from Yancey School Board Monthly Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education was held in the gymnasium of South Toe Elementary School on Monday, April 15, 2024. STES Change Order Facilities Director Derek Murphy presented a change order from Harper General Contractors to add a booster pump and leak detection device at South Toe Elementary School to help address the low water pressure and minimize water ...(more)

Mitchell Commissioners Plan For Reuse of Bowman Middle School

Plans are being made to repurpose the soon to be vacated Bowman Middle School building. Mitchell commissioners plan on turning the middle school into a multi-purpose hub for county services and community activities. The plan includes using the space for the Mitchell County Agriculture Extension, board of elections and other county services. Plans are also for it to be a place for cultural ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 4/14 – 4/21/24

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: Nicholas Gregory Pendley, 25 of Spruce Pine, NC. Mitchell County Deputies arrested Pendley for felony warrants issued by McDowell County. He was issued no bond and scheduled to appear in court on 4/24/2024. Chad Everett Boyd, 42 of Marion, NC. Deputy D. LaPlante arrested ...(more)

House Fire Claims Life of Female Victim in Newdale

(Press release from Yancey Sheriff’s Department) Yancey County, North Carolina – April 20, 2024 – Last night, a devastating incident occurred in Newdale, resulting in the loss of life of a female victim at a residence on Mine Branch Road in Yancey County. The Newdale Fire Department, along with neighboring fire departments, swiftly responded to the scene to extinguish the ...(more)

Community News

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Mayland Earth to Sky Park Astronomy Club Meeting

Do you have a telescope and would like to learn how to use it? Want to meet others interested in astrophotography, or just want to talk space history? Come and join the Mayland Earth to Sky Park Astronomy Club on May 6th at 8:30 pm. We meet on the telescope pads at the Bare Dark Sky Observatory at 66 Energy Exchange Drive, Burnsville, North Carolina. All ages are welcome, and this is a free ...(more)

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Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild Meeting

The Mountain Piecemakers Quilt Guild May 14 meeting will be at the Burnsville Town Center beginning at 6 pm with social time followed by business at 6:30. Visitors are welcome. Angie Lamoree, owner of Five Little Monkeys Quilt Shop in Weaverville will be presenting the program “Exploring the Bloc Loc Rulers.” She describes these as “The Best Quilting Innovation since the ruler”. Take ...(more)

Give Blood–Free Haircut, Chance At Race Trip

Thanks to Sport Clips Haircuts, all who come to donate April 29-May 31 will get a coupon for a free haircut by email. Plus, those who come to give April 29-May 19 will be automatically entered for a chance to win a trip for two and VIP racing experience to the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series and Xfinity Races at Darlington Raceway Labor Day weekend. Additionally, those who come to give April 29-May 19 ...(more)

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Parkway Playhouse Kicks Off With Live Music

Live music and a great cause, Parkway Playhouse is kicking off its 77th season with an exciting fundraising concert, “A Salute to Our Summer Season!” on May 25th at 7pm! This concert will feature two regional crowd-pleasers, The Gypsy River Band and The Dwayne Milton band. Come and enjoy your classic rock, country, and bluegrass favorites and help them celebrate the opening of the ...(more)

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2nd Annual Bake Sale

Hope Through Love food ministry  will be having its 2nd Annual Bake Sale on Saturday May 4th starting at 10am. All proceeds will go directly to buy food to restock the food pantry.  It will be held in the blue and white building beside Stephanie’s Ice Cream Shop below East Yancey Middle School. ...(more)

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Locals Invited to Tipi Lodge Grand Opening

 North Carolina Outdoor Adventures (NCOA) invites locals to the opening of the NCOA Tipi Lodge at Hidden Hollar Glamp Ground on April 26 at 4 p.m. located at 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705. The opening will begin with a ribbon cutting courtesy of the Mitchell and Yaney county Chamber of Commerce followed by a tour of the tipi lodge, new on-site store and glamp ground and ...(more)

School News

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Mitchell Schools CTE Teachers Spring Industry Tour

Mitchell County Schools CTE teachers recently had the opportunity to visit some of the most exciting industries in NC on their spring CTE Industry Tour. The group traveled to Charlotte to visit the Quail Hollow Club, Wells Fargo, and JR Motorsports. This semi-annual event allows CTE teachers to spend time touring businesses and industries to connect with employers, learning what jobs are ...(more)

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Mtchell CTE Students Earn ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Congratulations to students in Mrs. Katie Boone’s Foods and Nutrition I class at Mitchell High for earning the ServSafe Food Handler Certification. This industry certification represents their aptitude for safe food handling practices and will earn them a pay increase for jobs in the food service industry. ...(more)

Business News

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Walmart Presents $4000 in Grants to Local Organizations At Re-modeled Opening Event

Walmart customers in Spruce Pine were welcomed inside the newly transformed Supercenter at 2514 Halltown Road, Spruce Pine,  Friday morning, April 19th,  as the much-anticipated project is now complete. The store’s associates marked the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, community celebration and a community-inspired mural unveiling by a local artist. The event was attended by ...(more)

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Locals Invited to Tipi Lodge Grand Opening

 North Carolina Outdoor Adventures (NCOA) invites locals to the opening of the NCOA Tipi Lodge at Hidden Hollar Glamp Ground on April 26 at 4 p.m. located at 1173 Whitson Branch Rd, Bakersville, NC 28705. The opening will begin with a ribbon cutting courtesy of the Mitchell and Yaney county Chamber of Commerce followed by a tour of the tipi lodge, new on-site store and glamp ground and ...(more)

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Trimac Transportation Acquires Feldspar Trucking

(News Release) Trimac is pleased to announce the acquisition of Feldspar Trucking Co in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Founded in 1967 as Norris Trucking, Feldspar Trucking has been a reliable brand in the transportation industry, specializing in hauling feldspar, sand, clay and minerals crucial to the ceramics and glass industries. They have been serving clients with dedication and integrity for ...(more)