Free Over the Counter Medicine Giveaway
Sunrise December 12th by Calvin Campbell
Snow on the Burnsville Town Square
Snow Person on Brush Creek by Molly Sprengelmeyer
Birds in snow photo by Calvin Campbell
Dollar Days at Grandfather Mountain

Local News

Investigation into Bomb Threat at Local Business

(Press release from Yancey Sheriff’s Department) On Thursday, December 13th at 2:08 pm the Yancey County Sheriff Office received a call informing them of a Bomb Threat at a local business at the intersection of Charlie Brown Road and US Highway 19E West. Upon arrival at the business Chief Deputy Shane Hilliard had the business and adjacent businesses evacuated for the safety of all.  ...(more)

Four Avery Groups to Benefit from Charitable Foundation Grants

It is going to be a Merry Christmas for four Avery County charitable organizations and the groups they benefit.  The High Country Charitable Foundation gave grants to four nonprofits in Avery County as gifts for the holiday season. Included in that group is The Avery County Sheriff’s Office received a grant to support Christmas for Kids, where the Sheriff’s Office will take kids shopping ...(more)

Felon with a Firearm Arrested without Incident

Deputies with the Yancey County Sheriff Office deescalated a tense situation on Sunday December 9th, 2018 and took a convicted Felon with a firearm into custody without Incident. Deputies were called to an address on Bill Allen Branch and safely arrested Robert Sterling Silvers.  Silvers is a convicted Felon and was in possession of a firearm, his 2nd time being arrested for the same charge.  ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 12/5 – 12/12/18

CODY ROBERT BUCHANAN, 21 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 12/05/2018 Buchanan is charged with; Assault On A Female Parole Violation TRACY ROBBINS NORTON, 43 of BURNSVILLE, NC was arrested on 12/07/2018 Robbins is charged with;  DWLR – Driving While License Revoked Buncombe RONALD WINCE RIDDLE JR, 39 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 12/07/2018 Riddle is charged with;  Possession Of ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 12/2 – 12/8

DOUGLAS OSCAR POORE, age 51, 710 Lickskillet Road, Burnsville, N.C. Lt. Detective C.C. Hobson arrested Poore for driving while license revoked. Poore was released on a written promise to appear in court. He is schedule to appear in court on January 16, 2019. SHAWN EVERETTE GREGORY, age 43, 384 Garland Road, Spruce Pine, N.C. Lt. J.A. Biddix arrested Gregory for second degree trespassing. ...(more)

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the winter storm in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

ONGOING EVENTS: Wednesday Readers Book Club: The club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 10am. The book for January is Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero. Ales & Tales Book Club: The first meeting will tentatively be on the 1st Thursday of the month. The book selection is The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah. (Stay tuned for a possible date change.) STORY TIME: Thursdays at ...(more)

Christmas Play: “Who Will Take the Son”

Unity Baptist Church will be performing  their Christmas Play entitled “Who Will Take the Son” Sunday December 16th at 6:00 pm.  The pastor, Rev. Nathaniel Ayers, and the congregation welcome everyone. ...(more)

Blue Christmas: Service of Remembrance & Hope

Yancey Hospice & Palliative Care will be holding a Service of Remembrance and Hope Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church on the Town Square in Burnsville. The service is for those experiencing loss and grief during the holidays. ...(more)

Free Mobile Pharmacy Rescheduled to December 19th

NC MedAssist will hold its first Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Burnsville on Wednesday, December 19. The event, which is in collaboration with Yancey County Department of Social Services, Prescription Pad Pharmacy of Burnsville, and Mountain Community Health Partnership, is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 ...(more)

School News

Mitchell Biomedical Technology Students Participate in MAHEC Workshop

Students enrolled in Mrs. McKinney’s Biomedical Technology 1 Class at Mitchell High School had the opportunity to explore the organs and anatomy of a pig during a workshop provided by MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center).  On Friday, November 30th this group of Mitchell CTE students were able to do hands on workshop consisting of a complete pig dissection.  MAHEC generously ...(more)

Business News

Mission Health Releases 2017 Annual Report

Today, Mission Health released its 2017 Annual Report, Making Good: Together, Changing Lives and Growing Opportunities for Western North Carolina, which tells the stories of how Mission Health is continuing its more than 130-year legacy of service and caring. In 2017, Mission Health’s total community benefit in serving the needs of the people in the 18 western-most counties of North Carolina ...(more)

Altec Associates Volunteer Service at Cane River Park

Nearly 50 associates from Altec spent two days last week volunteering at Cane River Park.  These workers contributed over 800 combined man-hours clearing the park of storm debris, repairing fencing and other improvement projects at the popular park damaged by flood waters from the remnants of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Altec management approached County Manager Nathan Bennett with the ...(more)

First Grant Award through New Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program

The Yancey Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce the first grant award made under the newly adopted Burnsville Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program initiated by the EDC earlier this year.  “I’m very pleased to announce the first grant made through Yancey EDC’s new Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Samantha Robinson, the proprietor of ...(more)