Latest Updates

Optional Masks For Yancey Schools

YANCEY COUNTY SCHOOLS PRESS RELEASE: At a special-called meeting on Wednesday night, July 28, 2021, Superintendent Kathy Amos presented a Covid health update to the school board. Additionally, YCS Lead Nurse Shea Laws reported that YCS currently has 1 active student case and 1 active employee case in the school system. Due to the continued low number of active cases in summer school, Amos ...(more)

“Fear Not” VBS at South Estatoe Baptist Church

Please make plans to attend and invite your neighborhood kiddos to South Estatoe Baptist Churh’s 2021 “Fear Not!” VBS! Saturday, August 7th, 11am-6pm with bonfire cookout to follow! ALL church members and parents are invited to the closing at 5:15 and the bonfire cookout that follows. Bring your camp chair and plan to enjoy food, family, faith and fellowship! (Please note: VBS ...(more)

August Turns Red at The Orchard

August at the Orchard at Altapass brings bands, books, and apples. The apples are ripening, and U-Pick begins this month in The Apple Shed (when Mother Nature says it’s time.) Scheduled on the hour, picking will be available Friday-Sunday from 10 to 4 PM (other days/times by appointment). Once again, music will fill the fields with sounds from the pavilion, and although a temporary roofed, ...(more)

Swap Shop Items

(If you would like to submit an item for the “Swap Shop” use the form here To submit an item by phone call 828-682-3510 ext 442) (Lost and Found Items page is here) Submitted items stay on the website for one month unless deleted by the person who submitted the item.  All submitted items are in rotation on the radio programs for one week and expire one week from the air date ...(more)

Lost: Buckskin Plott Hound Puppy

A Buckskin Plott Hound puppy, named Dandelion, wearing a purple collar, female, was last seen near Poplar Grove on Blue Rock… Please call 828-284-2307 ...(more)

Mt Mitchell Crafts Fair

August 6 & 7 on Burnsville Town Square. The event features more than 200 vendors and performers including craft demonstrations, bluegrass and acoustic music, food vendors, and a one-of-a-kind selection of handmade arts and crafts from artisans across the country. The Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair brings together mountain heritage, traditional crafting, and contemporary art creating a unique ...(more)

Hospital Back To Limited Visitation

Effective today, July 27, the Mission health system which includes Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, has gone back to a Level 2 Visitation status. This means that each patient is only allowed one visitor per day. That one visitor is allowed to stay overnight. They have also implemented passive screening, which is questioning of all visitors to the hospital. And they require everyone ...(more)

Red Cross: Emergency Need For Donors

Shortage continues this summer due to increased demand for blood  Give Aug 1-15 for chance to win a trip for 2 to sold-out Bonnaroo and more ASHEVILLE, NC (July 27, 2021) — The American Red Cross has an emergency need for lifesaving blood amid the ongoing severe blood shortage. Blood and platelet donations continue to be critical to meet hospital demand and the public is urged to make an ...(more)