Mount Mitchell – Friday Morning
Airplanes Light Up the Sky…photo by Calvin Campbell
Opal Enjoying Warm Fall Day
Mia Makes a New Friend
Second Wave of Color…photo by Calvin Campbell
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Local News

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 11/14 – 11/21/20

Arrest: Jeffery Chad Ledford, 46 of 60 Claude Garland Rd., Bakersville, NC. Deputy N. Bowman arrested Ledford for felony possession of Methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and operating a motor vehicle with drivers’ license revoked. He was issued $12,500.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 12/02/2020. Timothy William Hyder, 28 of 573 Golf Dr. Spruce Pine, NC. ...(more)

Mitchell County Announces Eighth Death; NCDHHS Reports Highest New Cases

Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of its eighth CoVID-19 associated death in Mitchell County. The individual was in their 90’s. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patient will be released. “We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual,” said Toe River Health ...(more)

Former Mitchell DSS Head Files Contested Case

Former Mitchell County Department of Social Services Director Sarah Ross has filed a contested case in the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings in regards to her dismissal last August.  Mitchell commissioners, who also make up the Social Services board, were informed of the case in early November. County Manager Tim Greene hired the county an attorney, Sean Perrin of Womble Bond ...(more)

Mitchell County Announces Seventh Death

Ledger, NC: Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of its seventh CoVID-19 associated death in Mitchell County. The individual was in their 80’s. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patient will be released. “We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this individual,” said Toe ...(more)

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public by appointment only. Only ten people will be allowed into the building at one time. All patrons visiting the library branches are required under Executive Order No. 147 to wear a cloth face covering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Library hours will be limited to Monday-Friday 10a.m. to 4p.m. and Saturdays 10a.m. to12pm. This allows ...(more)

Burnsville Holiday Trash & Recycle Schedule

The recycle normally picked up on Wednesday, November 25th will be picked up on Tuesday, November 24th. The trash normally picked up on Friday, December 25th will be picked up on Monday, December 28th. The trash normally picked up on Friday, January 1st will be picked up on Monday, January 4th. ...(more)

Deadline Coming Up to be a Part of the 2020 Burnsville Christmas Parade

Tuesday November 24th is the deadline to fill out an application and liability waiver to be a part of the 2020 Burnsville-Yancey Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade. The theme this year is “Santa’s Workshop”.  Anyone interested in participating can get an application online  at yanceychamber.com or pick it up at the Chamber of Commerce Office at 106 West Main Street in Burnsville. ...(more)

School News

Burnsville Elementary Goes to Remote Learning for Five Days Starting 11/18

(Press release from Yancey County Schools) Our commitment is to keep our community informed of the efforts of YCS staff to maintain the safest learning environments possible for our students and staff.  After consulting with the YC Health Department, this statement is to announce that we have employees at Burnsville Elementary who have tested positive for COVID. YCS is proceeding with the ...(more)

Business News

Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back A Success

Mission Hospital and its affiliates in the region collected 129.31 pounds of opioid medications during its “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day Saturday, October 24.   Community members participated in the event by dropping off unused and expired prescription medications.  Local law enforcement partnered with the hospitals on collection day. Here are the amounts collected at each ...(more)

Spruce Pine Wells Fargo to Close

Josh Dunn with Wells Fargo Corporate Communications has confirmed that the Wells Fargo branch office in Spruce Pine will close permanently on February 10, 2021. The office is on Upper Street, across from the Tropical Grill and has been mostly drive-thru since the coronavirus pandemic. The Burnsville Wells Fargo will remain open and is the closest location to Spruce Pine. There are Wells Fargo ...(more)

Mercy Urgent Care Recomends Flu Shots

COVID-19 makes it even more important to get your flu shot this year. Available at Mercy Urgent Care for ages 9 and up, this season’s vaccine protects against four different strains of the flu, is preservative-free and costs $35 without or before insurance. Walk-in ready and open seven days a week,  Not-for-profit Mercy Urgent Care in Burnsville, North Carolina is open to those seeking ...(more)