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Mitchell County Industrial Site Has Been Purchased

The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission has announced that Krantz Industries, of St. James, New York, has purchased the Mitchell County Industrial Site. The 14.71 acre site is located at 291 Cisco Drive in Spruce Pine. Krantz Industries in partnership with PRC Industries of Spruce Pine is planning industrial expansion initiatives on their newly acquired  site in the near future. ...(more)

Mitchell Has Another Positive

  Ledger, NC (May 29, 2020). The Mitchell County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified today that a Mitchell County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is in isolation. This makes a total of 11 positive cases in Mitchell County. Out of those 11 positive cases, 8 of them have recovered. Public health staff are ...(more)

Burnsville Town Offices Reopen

The utility billing window at Burnsville Town Hall will reopen on Monday June 1st  for customer payments. Due to the ongoing COVID 19 crisis they still encourage customers to make payments via mail, electronically on the Town’s website or by using the 2 drop boxes located outside the Town Hall entrances. If you go into Town Hall to make your payment, they ask that you practice social ...(more)

Mtn Community Health Partnership Offers Drive-Thru Testing

Mountain Community Health Partnership is offering Drive Through COVID-19 testing. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd from 11am to 4pm at Celo Health Center, located at 116 Seven Mile Ridge Road in Burnsville. Testing will take place on Tuesday, June 9th from 10am to 2pm at Bakersville Community Health Center, located at 86 N Mitchell Ave. in Bakersville. Testing is covered by ...(more)

One More Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in Mitchell County

The Mitchell County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified today that a Mitchell County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is in isolation. This makes a total of 10 positive cases in Mitchell County. Out of those 10 positive cases 7 of them have recovered. Public health staff are investigating and identifying close contacts ...(more)

Two more Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Yancey County

The Yancey County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified today that two Yancey County residents have tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals are in isolation. These cases are unrelated to any of the previous cases. This brings the total for Yancey County to 14 positive cases. Of the 14 positive cases 10 have recovered. Public health staff ...(more)

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

The library interior is closed to patrons at this time. Curbside information: Curbside is available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-4pm. You can place books and audiobooks on hold by phone, email, or on your account online. Once your request is available you will be notified. When you arrive at the library, park in the designated Curbside parking spots, then call us or honk. Your ...(more)

Mt. Mitchell Street Rods Friday Nite Cruise-Ins Start Tonight

The Mt. Mitchell Street Rods hold Friday Nite Cruise-Ins featuring classic cars and trucks, rat rods and motorcycles on the 1st,  3rd and 5th Friday nights from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm beginning tonight and running  through October, in the Sav-Mor Parking lot in the Roses Shopping Center in Burnsville.   For more information call Roger Honeycutt at 682-2821 or 208-2821 or Gordon Higgins at ...(more)

Mtn Community Health Partnership Offers Drive-Thru Testing

Mountain Community Health Partnership is offering Drive Through COVID-19 testing. This event will take place on Wednesday, June 3rd from 11am to 4pm at Celo Health Center, located at 116 Seven Mile Ridge Road in Burnsville. Testing will take place on Tuesday, June 9th from 10am to 2pm at Bakersville Community Health Center, located at 86 N Mitchell Ave. in Bakersville. Testing is covered by ...(more)

VA Hardship Program for Veterans who lost employment due to Covid-19 (C-19)

If a Veteran is enrolled in the VA Healthcare System and has lost employment, they should fill out the 10-10 HS and state that they lost employment due to Covid-19 (C-19) in the box, If that is why they lost their job. If a Veteran is enrolling in the VA Healthcare System for the first time, they complete both the 10-10 EZ and the 10-10 HS. The Hardship approval will be valid through Dec 31, ...(more)

Home Remedies & A Recovery App

Two updates from Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force: 1. Home Remedies: Join us this Saturday May 30 at 10am, for a session on Qigong with Greg Casey L.Ac. Qigong is an easy and relaxing way to stay healthy and fit. Participants will learn simple exercises that focus and coordinate the meditative state of your mind, breath and body into one.The movements and breathing patterns ...(more)

School News

Altec Donates Touchless Water Bottle Filling Stations for Schools

Our Yancey County Schools are working hard to plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  In light of the pandemic, we are trying to make our schools as safe as possible.  To help us decrease the spread of germs, school nurse Yvonne Hardin contacted Micaville parent and Altec engineer Julian McMillan regarding touchless water bottle filling stations/water fountains.  Altec graciously ...(more)

Yancey County Schools End-of-Year Celebrations

Yancey County Schools across the county will be hosting celebration events this week as this Wednesday, June 3rd is the last student day of the 2019-20 school year.  Scheduled events are as follows:   Blue Ridge Elementary School Kindergarten Celebration       Monday, June 1st                     6:00 p.m. 5th Grade Celebration              Tuesday, ...(more)

Business News

Altec Donates Touchless Water Bottle Filling Stations for Schools

Our Yancey County Schools are working hard to plan for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  In light of the pandemic, we are trying to make our schools as safe as possible.  To help us decrease the spread of germs, school nurse Yvonne Hardin contacted Micaville parent and Altec engineer Julian McMillan regarding touchless water bottle filling stations/water fountains.  Altec graciously ...(more)

Cruz Life Center Open

Cruz Life Center is open and considered as an essential service. Taking new appointments, call 828-682-6157 Currently open Monday – Thursday Our mission is to help as many people as possible to get healthy and stay healthy with natural health care solutions. We do offer many natural vitamins and herbs to help boost your immune system during these times. These are the supplements we ...(more)

Mountain Community Health Partnership Adds Virtual Appointments

Mountain Community Health Partnership (MCHP) has added a network of virtual care opportunities available for all private and public insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the uninsured. Like all MCHP practices, services are universally accessible and available on a sliding fee based on income and household size.  Accessing care from home is critical given the spread of ...(more)