Snow on the Burnsville Town Square
Snow Person on Brush Creek by Molly Sprengelmeyer
Birds in snow photo by Calvin Campbell
Dollar Days at Grandfather Mountain
Evinrude/BRP Donates $3000 to Mitchell County Toys for Tots
Spruce Pine Rotary Makes $500 Donation to Mitchell Animal Rescue
Monday Morning Sunrise by Calvin Campbell
Yancey Officials Take Oath of Office
Mitchell Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards, WTOE Chosen “Member of the Year”

Local News

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 12/2 – 12/8

DOUGLAS OSCAR POORE, age 51, 710 Lickskillet Road, Burnsville, N.C. Lt. Detective C.C. Hobson arrested Poore for driving while license revoked. Poore was released on a written promise to appear in court. He is schedule to appear in court on January 16, 2019. SHAWN EVERETTE GREGORY, age 43, 384 Garland Road, Spruce Pine, N.C. Lt. J.A. Biddix arrested Gregory for second degree trespassing. ...(more)

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 provides immediate crisis counseling to people affected by the winter storm in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

Winter Storm Clean Up

The much talked about winter storm rolled into Western North Carolina Saturday evening.  It arrived a little later than expected but was in full force on Sunday. With the temperature around the freezing mark the amount of snow varied tremendously across the region as some areas continued receiving snow while others had a cold rain or sleet. Lake Toxaway reported 24″, Marion 17″, ...(more)

Burnsville Parade re-scheduled for this Saturday Dec 15th

The Burnsville Christmas Parade, originally scheduled for Saturday December 8, was cancelled late Friday night and rescheduled for December 29th.  After more consideration the parade date has been changed again. Now the parade is set for this Saturday December 15th at 3pm. ...(more)

Traffic Enforcement Nets Methamphetamine Arrest

A traffic enforcement stop by the Yancey County Sheriff Department on the evening of December 6th resulted in the arrest of Ronald Wince Riddle Jr, age 39 of Burnsville and the confiscation of a felony amount of Methamphetamine, Subutext, and Drug Paraphernalia. Riddle was observed operating his vehicle in an unsafe manner in the Cane River community when the stop was initiated by Sheriff ...(more)

Notice to Spruce Pine Residents

In the event of a significant snowfall, Spruce Pine residents should make every effort NOT to park along city streets.  The Town will make every effort to scrape each city street.  If the snowplow cannot pass between parked cars, the street cannot be scraped.  This is particularly important on narrower streets, such as Monte Vista, Berry, Hickey, and the English Woods. ...(more)

Community News

Service of Rembrance & Hope

Yancey Hospice & Palliative Care will be holding a Service of Remembrance and Hope Wednesday, December 19th at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church on the Town Square in Burnsville. The service is for those experiencing loss and grief during the holidays. ...(more)

Free Mobile Pharmacy Rescheduled to December 19th

NC MedAssist will hold its first Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in Burnsville on Wednesday, December 19. The event, which is in collaboration with Yancey County Department of Social Services, Prescription Pad Pharmacy of Burnsville, and Mountain Community Health Partnership, is open to any individual or family needing over-the-counter medications. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 ...(more)

Toe River Chamber Ensemble’s Concert on December 18th

If you want to immerse yourself in the rhythm of the holidays, Toe River Chamber Ensemble has just the ticket. The all volunteer group will be performing their annual holiday concert on December 18 at 7pm. They will be joined by the Community Chorus for Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and “Let There be Peace on Earth”. The free performance will be held at the First Baptist ...(more)

Classic Movie Club Screening of John Wayne’s “3 Godfathers”

The Classic Movie Club has selected for their December screening the John Ford directed film “3 Godfathers” Monday, December 17th at 7:00 pm at the Yancey Theatre. This 1948 movie is the retelling of the three wise men story in a western setting. Three bank robbers on the run discover a dying woman and her newly born baby in the Arizona desert. She makes them godfathers of the child and ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

ONGOING EVENTS: Wednesday Readers Book Club: The club meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month @ 10am. The book for January is Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero. Ales & Tales Book Club: The first meeting will be on February 7. The book selection is The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah STORY TIME: Thursdays at 11:00AM with stories and movement activities for the kids. The theme for the ...(more)

School News

Mitchell Biomedical Technology Students Participate in MAHEC Workshop

Students enrolled in Mrs. McKinney’s Biomedical Technology 1 Class at Mitchell High School had the opportunity to explore the organs and anatomy of a pig during a workshop provided by MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center).  On Friday, November 30th this group of Mitchell CTE students were able to do hands on workshop consisting of a complete pig dissection.  MAHEC generously ...(more)

Business News

Heritage Lumber Christmas Tool Sale

Heritage Lumber held a live radio broadcast at the store on the Burnsville bypass on Thursday, December 6th for the big Holiday Sale. Great prices on Makita tools and Traeger grills and lots of other great gift ideas. ...(more)

Mission Health Releases 2017 Annual Report

Today, Mission Health released its 2017 Annual Report, Making Good: Together, Changing Lives and Growing Opportunities for Western North Carolina, which tells the stories of how Mission Health is continuing its more than 130-year legacy of service and caring. In 2017, Mission Health’s total community benefit in serving the needs of the people in the 18 western-most counties of North Carolina ...(more)

Altec Associates Volunteer Service at Cane River Park

Nearly 50 associates from Altec spent two days last week volunteering at Cane River Park.  These workers contributed over 800 combined man-hours clearing the park of storm debris, repairing fencing and other improvement projects at the popular park damaged by flood waters from the remnants of Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Altec management approached County Manager Nathan Bennett with the ...(more)