Water Photography Contest
Ormond Paintings at TownCenter
More Wildlife at Calvin Campbell’s
God’s Double Reminder Friday morning
Parkway Playhouse Summer Camps and Classes

Local News

SEARCH Receives Foundation Support

Two local foundations have given grant support to SEARCH, Sustaining Essential and Rural Community Healthcare, this spring.  After four years as an all-volunteer organization, SEARCH has expanded to become a nonprofit organization with a 13-member board of directors and ambitious goals.  A grant from the AMY Wellness Foundation will provide for hiring part-time personnel to handle some basic ...(more)

New Principal at Mitchell High School

Mitchell High School has a new principal!    Dylan Johnson will be the next leader of the Mountaineers. According to a report from the Mitchell News Journal – Online Johnson, who is entering his eighth year in education, will take over for Mark Woody, who is retiring after 13 years as principal at Mitchell High. Johnson will officially begin his duties on July 1. Johnson comes to Mitchell ...(more)

Community News

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public. Appointments will still be needed for computer use. Only 50 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 Monday and Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and ...(more)

Mars Hill University Nursing Graduates Receive Their Pins

MHU’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing marked National Nurses Week (May 6-12) in an appropriate fashion last Friday (May 7) — by holding the pinning ceremony for this year’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) graduates in Moore Auditorium. The spring 2021 graduates of MHU’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program are: Hope Cody of Mars Hill, North Carolina Rebecca Dallman of ...(more)

AMY Library System and Toe River Arts Wonder of Water Photography Contest

Does your child appreciate the water and photography? If so, the AMY Regional Library System and Toe River Arts encourage them to dive in and participate in the Wonder of Water Photo Contest. The contest, open for submissions from May 1 – 31st, is the final activity tied to the recent Smithsonian Institution Water/Ways exhibit. As part of the exhibit, a group of Yancey, Avery and Mitchell ...(more)

Food Giveaway

HOPE through Love will be holding a food giveaway in front of Riverside Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 1748 US 19E in Burnsville Saturday May 22nd starting at 1:00 pm. Just pull up and they will load everything for you.  For more information about Hope Through Love and how you can contribute call Melissa McIntyre at 828-208-0723. ...(more)

Yancey County DSS Board of Directors Meeting

The next Yancey County DSS Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, May 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. If you wish to attend, call the agency at 682-6148 for instructions. ...(more)

School News

New Principal at Mitchell High School

Mitchell High School has a new principal!    Dylan Johnson will be the next leader of the Mountaineers. According to a report from the Mitchell News Journal – Online Johnson, who is entering his eighth year in education, will take over for Mark Woody, who is retiring after 13 years as principal at Mitchell High. Johnson will officially begin his duties on July 1. Johnson comes to Mitchell ...(more)

Mars Hill University To Hold Commencement on Saturday

Graduating seniors at Mars Hill University will walk the stage for their commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 15, but with some modifications for social distancing and safety related to the coronavirus. In addition to approximately 201 students who completed their degree requirements in the spring semester, the spring commencement also will include Mars Hill’s December 2020 graduates, ...(more)

Mars Hill University Nursing Graduates Receive Their Pins

MHU’s Judge-McRae School of Nursing marked National Nurses Week (May 6-12) in an appropriate fashion last Friday (May 7) — by holding the pinning ceremony for this year’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) graduates in Moore Auditorium. The spring 2021 graduates of MHU’s pre-licensure B.S.N. program are: Hope Cody of Mars Hill, North Carolina Rebecca Dallman of ...(more)

Business News

First 2021 Grant Award through Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program

  The Yancey Economic Development Commission announces the first 2021 grant award made under the Burnsville Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program.  “I’m pleased to announce a grant made through Yancey EDC’s Downtown Entrepreneurship Assistance Program was awarded to Lamp Post Vintage Market, a new business located on West Main Street in Burnsville.  The business is a new ...(more)

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)

RHA Behavioral Health Offers Tele-Health Services

RHA is considered crisis walk-in center for anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use emergency in McDowell County.  In normal conditions, our office is open to walk-in crisis traffic from 8-5, Monday-Friday.  Community crisis intervention is always available 24/7/365 thru our Mobile Crisis Management team, by calling 1-888-573-1006.  Individuals will be screened by phone to ...(more)