This Little Fellow Came To Visit Calvin Campbell
PC Solutions Opens in Burnsville!
Feeding Time by Jennifer Burleson
Photo by Karen Grindstaff (click for better image)
Mitchell High School Part of National Drugs and Alcohol Week
Schools Participate In National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week
‘Dollar Days’ begin April 1 at Grandfather Mountain

Local News

Update on Heritage Principal

Mountain Heritage Principal Kevin Huskins has released this statement in regards to his employment contract: “I have received communication from the YCS Board of Education and Superintendent Kathy Amos regarding a 4 year contract extension, I appreciate their support and look forward to the opportunity to continue working with the students, faculty, parents and community of Yancey County. We ...(more)

Beware of Possible Scam

The Yancey County Senior Center has released information about a possible scam by people posing as Senior Center workers.  The Meals on Wheels and In Home Aid programs are a part of the Yancey County Senior Center as well as Pruitt Home Health. It has been reported that someone has been going to homes and talking to seniors about these services. Be aware that the Senior Center, has only two ...(more)

Hiker Dies From Fall in Linville Gorge

Tragedy struck on Saturday, April 17 at Linville Gorge as a hiker died after a long fall from a rock formation.  A man and his son were hiking the Babel Tower trailhead when the man, who looked to be in his late 50s, apparently decided to climb part of Babel Tower without any ropes. Burke County EMS arrived around 12:30 pm after hiking more than a mile to the incident location and found the ...(more)

The Yancey Fund Awards $77,720 in Grants

The Yancey Fund awarded thirteen grants totaling $77,720 to Yancey County nonprofits in its recent grant cycle. CFWNC’s Bailey-Hilliard Fund also provided funding for these grants. The Yancey Fund, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), has awarded grants totaling $1,277,683 million since 1998. “These awards are possible because people who care ...(more)

Mountain Bike Pump Track Open To Public Soon

The Mitchell Chamber of Commerce reports that their Chamber Outdoor Recreation Taskforce member Tim Kearns says the new Mountain Bike Pump Track is almost ready to open to the public. The new mountain bike pump track at Brad Ragan Park in Spruce Pine, is the first public mountain bike area in Mitchell County. The Taskforce hopes to see more trails developed in the county as well as other ...(more)

Community News

Revisioning Recovery Film Screening with AMY Regional Library

AMY Regional Library will host Revisioning Recovery: Uncovering the Roots of Disaster, a virtual film screening and discussion event sponsored by North Carolina Humanities. The program features a collection of five short films that tell environmental disaster recovery stories and examine historical inequities that worsen when disasters hit. This free event will also include an interactive, ...(more)

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Benefit Yard Sale

The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry will be holding a benefit yard sale Saturday April 24th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the ministry located in their new location, 14 Jackson Town Road off Altapass in Spruce Pine in the old VFW building. It will be held rain or shine and the money raised from the yard sale will help purchase food and personal care items for the families the ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

The library is open to the public by appointment only. Only twenty-five 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10a.m. to 6p.m. (closed 12-1 to ...(more)

Update from Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force

Ty Sells Live: Appalachian Youth to Youth is thrilled to be hosting a live virtual session with Ty Sells of Youth to Youth International! Ty travels the country (and beyond) empowering young people to make healthy life choices, especially around substance use. Ty will be addressing teen mental health in this live Zoom session on April 27 at 5pm. This FREE event is open to all youth in the WNC ...(more)

Toe Cane Beekeepers Meeting

Time For April’s Meeting Cindy Bee is our featured speaker this Month. Toe Cane Beekeepers Association, April 27, 2021 6:30 pm ZOOM presentation by Cindy Bee. Bee (prefers this most appropriate moniker) is a long-time beekeeper whose family has kept bees for generations. And yes, the last name is real. Bee is a ...(more)

School News

Students Earn ServSafe Manager Certification

Mitchell High School students enrolled in CTE’s Food and Nutrition II course recently completed the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification certification process. This is a Food Service industry recognized certification focusing on Food Safety and Sanitation. These 6 students worked extremely hard to obtain this certification that will last for 5 yrs.  Student’s were ...(more)

Mars Hill University Students Selected for Prestigious Nursing Program

Two nursing students in Mars Hill University’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing will spend the summer learning from and working with nurses at Veterans Administration facilities in the area. Michaela Baker of Arden, North Carolina, and William Brawley of Morganton, North Carolina, were selected for the VALOR Program at the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System. VALOR stands for VA ...(more)

Business News

AmeriHealth Caritas Contracts with Mission Health to Serve NC Medicaid

AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina and Mission Health Partners announced that they have signed a contract that will allow AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina’s Medicaid managed care members to receive care from Mission Health Partners’ hospitals, physicians, and other affiliated providers. AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina is a prepaid health plan that is slated to begin serving North ...(more)

Grand Opening of PC Solutions in Burnsville

The grand opening of PC Solutions was held Thursday, April 15th. Steve Casper and associates are proud to open a store in Burnsville. They have been serving this area  since 1999. The Burnsville store is located at 347 East US Hwy 19E Bypass (beside Bantam Chef). They provide sales and service, upgrades and repairs on new and refurbished PCs. Wireless networking and on-site service.  ...(more)

Western North Carolina Business First-Ever to Receive ACCT Accreditation

The French Broad Adventures (FBA)  zipline canopy tour in Marshall, NC, is the first-ever operation to be accredited by the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT). The ACCT is an international trade association dedicated to standards, government relations, credentialing, and professional development for members of the aerial adventure industry, such as ziplines, canopy tours, ...(more)