Hike To Big Butt
Lunch For Two
Sherwood–The Adventures of Robin Hood at Playhouse
Night Sky…photo by Shayna Harris
Butterfly
This Little Beauty was photographed by Dornetta Elkins
Beautiful Quilt To Be Raffled

Local News

Property Tax Rates and Revaluations

Real estate has been booming the last few years with record high prices in our area. Much of the effect of that is just becoming evident to local residents. Mitchell County property owners have just received their new reevaluations that reflect the higher appraisals. Mitchell County now reevaluates property values every four years in an attempt to keep from having drastic increases every eight ...(more)

Body Found of Missing 20-year-old

The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office says authorities located human remains in a remote area of Curtis Creek on Monday afternoon. Detectives believe the body is that of 20-year-old Gabe Focaracci who has been missing from the Asheville area since June 24. A statement posted on behalf of his parents to a Facebook page said the young man’s body was found around 1 p.m. Monday. Deputies ...(more)

More Internet Funding for Avery County

According to Carolina Public Press, internet access is officially on its way to nearly 2,000 homes in Western North Carolina that currently lack a stable connection.  Clay and Avery counties have been officially awarded funding through North Carolina’s Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology, or GREAT, grant. A total of more than $23.4 million in state grants will go to 12 North ...(more)

Yancey EDC Entrepreneurship Grant for Faith, Family, Health PLLC

“I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Faith Family Health, PLLC, a new family healthcare clinic located in downtown Burnsville on Academy Street” said Yancey County Economic Development Director, Jamie McMahan.  Since its inception the Yancey County Economic Development Commission’s Downtown ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 7/31 – 8/7/22

Arrest: Billy Ray Garner, of Spruce Pine, NC. Lieutenant Detective A. Beam arrested Garner for misdemeanor possession SCH III, controlled substance and possess drug paraphernalia. He was issued $5,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 8/17/2022. Cynthia Diane Thompson, 37 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Thompson for failure to appear in court. She was sentenced to three ...(more)

Community News

Fall Children’s Programs at The Parkway Playhouse

Registration is now open for Parkway Playhouse’s  2022/2023 children’s programs! “We’re so excited to be offering a variety of new classes this year. We’ve been listening to our community and feel that we’ve truly got something for everyone, whether your child enjoys the spotlight, being backstage, or even creating theater from their own home, we’ve got it all! We can’t wait to ...(more)

Catch Robin Hood This Week At The Parkway Playhouse

Audiences are loving Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood showing at Parkway Playhouse July 30 – August 13! “This show is so good—we watched it last weekend and my kids loved it too! You won’t want to miss it—fun for the whole family!” “Outstanding performance by all. Lighthearted, funny, and absolutely hilarious at times. BRAVO!!” Says audience members Jenny M. and ...(more)

Free Covid Tests Kits on August 30th

Tuesday, August 30th is the day The Yancey County Health Department will have free at home Covid testing kits available. Just drive thru from  9:00 am  to 6:30 pm and  receive a free Covid home testing kit, while supplies last. Turn in at the Yancey Medical Center and follow the signs thru the parking lot of the Yancey County Health Department and receive your free Covid testing kit. No ...(more)

Rural Transportation Meeting

The Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) and Rural Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) of the High Country RPO will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the High Country Council of Governments located at 468 New Market Blvd., Boone, NC 28607. The RTCC will meet at 10:00 AM and the RTAC will meet at 2:00 PM. The meetings are open to the public. ...(more)

Food Giveaway at Mt. Pleasant Food Pantry

The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Food Pantry will be hosting another food giveaway Friday August 12th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at 151 Scronce Creek Road in Burnsville.  Anyone who wants the food is welcome to come. Just call 828-536-0130 when you get there to let them know you’re there and someone will load the food in your car without you having to get out ...(more)

Business News

Yancey EDC Entrepreneurship Grant for Faith, Family, Health PLLC

“I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Faith Family Health, PLLC, a new family healthcare clinic located in downtown Burnsville on Academy Street” said Yancey County Economic Development Director, Jamie McMahan.  Since its inception the Yancey County Economic Development Commission’s Downtown ...(more)

Country Cablevision Purchased by Zito Media

Zito Media has announced the purchase of Country Cablevision, Inc. The change occurred Aug 1, 2022. Zito Media is headquartered in Coudersport, PA and serves over 75,000 customers with video, internet and phone service in rural markets in 22 states across the country. Zito Media said, like Country Cablevision, they have a strong customer service focus, and assistance is available 24 hours a ...(more)