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Churches Offering Safe Ways to Worship During COVID-19

Berry Chapel Baptist Church in Spruce Pine is holding online sermons with Pastor Steve Williams on their Facebook page live Sundays at 11:00 am. First Baptist Church of Spruce Pine services will be available on Facebook and WTOE radio and church blog at Concord Baptist Church is having drive-in church using an FM transmitter allowing you to stay in your car and tune ...(more)

Toe River Health District Daily Report – 04/07/2020

Toe River Health District Report for 4/7/2020 Maintenance, that’s the name of the game and the prescription the doctor ordered. Whether it be car maintenance or maintaining our waistline, it’s always necessary, but not much fun. Maintenance for COVID-19 • Stay at home, especially when you’re sick • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth • Wash your hands often • Cover your ...(more)

Third COVID-19 Case in Mitchell County

(Toe River Health District News Release) Ledger, NC (April 7, 2020). The Mitchell County Health Department, part of Toe River Health District, was notified at 12:30 am today that a Mitchell County resident has tested positive for novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is in isolation. This case is not connected to the previous two cases. Public health staff  have already initiated an ...(more)

Childcare Help is Available

You can receive free emergency child care for April and May if you are an essential worker responding to the COVID-19 crisis.  Childcare is available Monday through Friday from 8am until 4pm for ages 6 months to 5 years old. This childcare service follows the NC Guidelines for child care and Staff and students are screened before entering the building every day including a temp ...(more)

Childcare Available for Essential Employees

We are open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. We can serve 6 months to 5 years old. We are following NC guidelines for child care during the COVIS 19 outbreak.  Staff and students are screened before entering the building every day including a temp check. If you have questions, please contact Pete Peterson at 682-2469 or 284-0317. Essential Employee Childcare Application ...(more)

COVID-19 Numbers Update – 4/6/20

As of Monday April 6th, in the state of NC there are: Confirmed cases: 2,871 (Please see the note below) Deaths: 33 Completed Tests: 40,726 Number of Counties: 89 Cases Reported to toe River Health district for Yancey County: ​55 tested 18 pending results 37 negative 0 positive ...(more)

COVID-19 Situation Update: April 6

SITUATION UPDATE: APRIL 6 Contact:                                                 (919) 825-2599 As of 11 a.m. today: NC Cases NC Deaths NC Tests Completed  NC Currently Hospitalized 2,870 33 40,726  270 More data are available online at Daily updates: Leading health scientists across public and ...(more)

Prisons Enacts Two-Week Halt

(North Carolina Department of Public Safety Press Release)  To stop the spread of coronavirus, the North Carolina Division of Prisons will not accept offenders from the county jails and will dramatically reduce the transfers of offenders within the prisons for the next 14 days, effective at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. “We must deny this virus the opportunity to spread,” said Todd Ishee, ...(more)

Charity House Mission is Distributing Food Boxes

Charity House Mission, located at 502 East Main Street in Burnsville, is handing out food boxes to anyone who wants the assistance.  They are open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Saturday and will continue giving out the food boxes as long as the supply lasts. ...(more)