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Local News

Second Home Receives $2500 from Yancey EDC Entrepreneurship Assistance Program

 The Yancey Economic Development Commission announces its fourth 2021 grant award made under the Burnsville Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program.  “I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to “Second Home”, a new business located on West Main Street in Burnsville. A collaboration between Homeplace Beer ...(more)

Burnsville Town Councilors Meet with Rep Cawthorn, Tour New Fire Station

On October 14th, Town Councilors Bunnie McIntosh and Denise Collier were part of a meet and greet with Representative Madison Cawthorn as he made a stop in Burnsville. Town Councilors mentioned to Rep. Cawthorn that, like many small towns, Burnsville has a great need for infrastructure funding. Burnsville’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure has kept Town work crews increasingly ...(more)

Weaverville Woman Missing

A Weaverville woman has been missing for over 3 weeks. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has been searching for 30 year old Rusti Nichole Cogdill,  who is described as about 5’ 2” tall and 130 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. Family members say they last heard from her on Sep, 21, 2021. Anyone with information about the location of Cogdill is asked to contact the Buncombe ...(more)

Movie Production Begins Filming in Burnsville

Yancey citizens have been waiting since the announcement was made in September for filming of the movie version of “The Peripheral” to begin.  On Wednesday activity around the Chevrolet building on West Main Street spilled over to the Banks Family Square Shopping Center near the old Fred’s building. The movie is being filmed in and around Burnsville, Marshall, Weaverville ...(more)

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public. Library hours are Monday through Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday hours are 10a.m. to 1p.m. If you are feeling sick in any way, please do not use our      in-person library services; curbside services are still available upon request. We also strongly recommend that patrons of our library wear a mask or face covering for their safety and the safety of ...(more)

Toys for Tots Benefit Bike Ride – Postponed

The Toys for Tots of Mitchell County Bike Ride planned for Saturday October 16th has been postponed due to weather related issues and now will be held Saturday October 23rd starting at Parkway Fire and Rescue at Grassy Creek. Registration at 11:00 am, kickstands up at noon. Cost is $15 per rider or $25 for 2 or unopened gift of equal value and they’ll feed riders after the ride. All funds ...(more)

Questions and Answers About FEMA Disaster Assistance

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program is designed to help disaster survivors with basic, critical needs such as a safe, sanitary, and functional place to live during recovery from a disaster. It is not designed to make survivors whole

Flea Market Fundraiser for Mount Pleasant Food Bank

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at 151 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville will be having a Flea Market fundraiser for their Food Bank Friday and Saturday October 15th and 16th from 8:00 am- 2:00 pm and the next Friday and Saturday October 22nd and 23rd at the same time. ...(more)

School News

Grandfather Mountain Wild Watch Teams Up With Avery Students

For the second academic year in a row, educators from the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation are collaborating with Avery County Schools to provide significant educational enrichment opportunities for students through a program called Wild Watch. The program is engaging every first-grade student in the county and supporting the instructional efforts of nine teachers in their ...(more)

Mitchell FFA Attends Mountain State Fair and Work at “Moo-Ternity Booth”

The Mitchell High School FFA, a Career and Technical Student Organization, attended the Mountain State Fair on September 11th.  The FFA Advisor, Mr. Huggins and 22 Mitchell High  FFA members attended the fair to enjoy a variety of exhibits.  During their time at the fair, students also worked a rotating shift in the “Moo-Ternity Booth”. This educational attraction is offered by ...(more)

Business News

Duke Energy $25,000 Hometown Revitalization Grant

The Duke Energy Foundation has distributed $750,000 in grants to help local businesses across North Carolina adapt to the unprecedented challenges caused by the pandemic. Mitchell County is the recipient of a $25,000 grant to support local small businesses. “Since the Spring of 2020, our local businesses have been doing everything they can to survive the effects of the pandemic and have ...(more)

Orchard at Altapass Wins 2021 TripAdvisor Travel’s Choice Award

The Orchard at Altapass announced that it has been recognized by a TripAdvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice award for Things to Do. “This award celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to visitors, having earned great reviews on TripAdvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, the Orchard stood out by continuously delighting visitors,” said ...(more)

Honey Comes To the Orchard at Altapass

      The Orchard at Altapass is happy to acknowledge they are dripping in sweet goodness and proud of it. Last year, the Deer Park® Brand sponsored Blue Ridge Parkway Association awarded the Orchard a grant that enabled the purchase of an additional six honeybee hives. This year, the Orchard is reaping the rewards and putting their honey on the shelves. Field manager and ...(more)