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Parkway Playhouse Summer Camps and Classes
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Local News

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Public Notice–Mitchell

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Mitchell County Schools proposes for Federal funding for the 2021-2022 School Year. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special ...(more)

Another Scam in the Area

Another scam seems to be going around our area. According to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Department you should be aware of reports of victims receiving calls from supposed “Apple employees” attempting to scam them out of money. One caller told the resident that her Apple account was suspended, and he needed her credit card information to unlock it. Another offered a McDowell woman ...(more)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Public Notice–Yancey

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Yancey County Schools proposes for Federal funding for the 2021-2022 School Year. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special education ...(more)

Community News

Double Island VFD Benefit Strawberry Sale

Double Island Fire Department will be selling strawberries from Scotts Farms as a fundraiser for the fire department.  Call 675-0632 or 442-3309 and leave a message with your name and phone number and number of gallons.  Price is $15 a gallon.  Pickup will be May 22nd and you’ll be called with the berries are delivered. ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

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

Parkway Playhouse 2021 Summer Camps and Classes

Parkway Playhouse is proud to announce our 2021 summer camps and classes! Parkway Playhouse will be offering a variety of in-person summer camps and classes that cover a wide range of theatrical interests. Our Parkway Playwrights class will be held virtually. All in-person courses will be held at Parkway Playhouse. Registration will open on May 5th, on our website, www.parkwayplayhouse.com. ...(more)

Parkway Playhouse Announces Auditions for “A Good Day”

Parkway Playhouse will be holding auditions for A Good Day, an original play written by Kristen Livengood, on May 8th, 2021, from 10am-3pm at Parkway Playhouse, located at 202 Green Mountain Drive. Performances will be held on June 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th, 2021. A Good Day follows ten relationships that experience a life-changing moment. In this outdoor walking experience, audience members ...(more)

Operation Fan Heat Relief

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31. People 60 and older, as well as adults with disabilities, are eligible for assistance and can contact aging agencies ...(more)

School News

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Public Notice–Mitchell

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Mitchell County Schools proposes for Federal funding for the 2021-2022 School Year. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special ...(more)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Public Notice–Yancey

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA-Part B, Public Law 108.446) Project is presently being amended. The Project describes the special education programs that Yancey County Schools proposes for Federal funding for the 2021-2022 School Year. Interested persons are encouraged to review amendments to the Project and make comments concerning the implementation of special education ...(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)

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)