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Local News

Avery County Announces Two COVID-19 Associated Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELESE Ledger, NC:Avery County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Avery County to thirteen. These individuals were in their 70’s. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patients will be released. “We want to extend ...(more)

MCC Offering Free Classes Through Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Program

Mayland Community College was recently awarded $168,857 from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) program. These funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, are to be utilized by September 30, 2022 and will go toward registration/tuition and other fees for eligible classes. “This is an incredible opportunity for people in our community to obtain job training that will ...(more)

Avery County Announces Eleventh Death

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC:Avery County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of its eleventh CoVID-19 associated death. This individual was in their 50’s. To protect the family’s privacy no further information about the patient will be released. “We want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of this ...(more)

Community News

State Library of North Carolina Seeking Public Input on NC Libraries

Beginning Dec. 1, the State Library of North Carolina will host a series of online discussions to gather the public’s input regarding public libraries in North Carolina. Meetings will be 45 minutes long. Participants can register at surveymonkey.com/r/NC_Libraries. The State Library of North Carolina is working to guide public libraries into the future with new, statewide best practices and ...(more)

Yancey County 4-H Christmas Craft Bazaar

The Yancey County 4-H Christmas Craft Bazaar, Christmas craft show, will be held in the Burnsville Town Center parking lot Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm featuring local crafts, vendors, Christmas gifts, fresh wreaths and more! Come do some shopping before or after the Christmas Parade! ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public by appointment only. Only ten 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-Friday 10a.m. to 4p.m. and Saturdays 10a.m. to12pm. This allows ...(more)

School News

What’s Happening at Spruce Pine Montessori School

November 2020 Newsletter Head of School Update Dear SPMS Parents and Families, The holiday season is fast approaching and it can be a very special time for young children and their families. This is a season for creating lifelong memories, practicing family traditions, and ...(more)

MCC Offering Free Classes Through Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Program

Mayland Community College was recently awarded $168,857 from the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) program. These funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Education, are to be utilized by September 30, 2022 and will go toward registration/tuition and other fees for eligible classes. “This is an incredible opportunity for people in our community to obtain job training that will ...(more)

Business News

Crush the Crisis Opioid Take Back A Success

Mission Hospital and its affiliates in the region collected 129.31 pounds of opioid medications during its “Crush the Crisis” opioid take back day Saturday, October 24.   Community members participated in the event by dropping off unused and expired prescription medications.  Local law enforcement partnered with the hospitals on collection day. Here are the amounts collected at each ...(more)

Spruce Pine Wells Fargo to Close

Josh Dunn with Wells Fargo Corporate Communications has confirmed that the Wells Fargo branch office in Spruce Pine will close permanently on February 10, 2021. The office is on Upper Street, across from the Tropical Grill and has been mostly drive-thru since the coronavirus pandemic. The Burnsville Wells Fargo will remain open and is the closest location to Spruce Pine. There are Wells Fargo ...(more)

Mercy Urgent Care Recomends Flu Shots

COVID-19 makes it even more important to get your flu shot this year. Available at Mercy Urgent Care for ages 9 and up, this season’s vaccine protects against four different strains of the flu, is preservative-free and costs $35 without or before insurance. Walk-in ready and open seven days a week,  Not-for-profit Mercy Urgent Care in Burnsville, North Carolina is open to those seeking ...(more)