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The Center for Pioneer Living Receives $50,000 Grant

The Center for Pioneer Living has received  a $50,000 grant from the Foundation for International Education. The grant is the result of meeting a challenge of getting 300 memberships in 2018. The grant must be used for programs serving Yancey County residents, visitors and researchers in an effort to promote the history of the area. The Center for Pioneer Living, founded in 2017,  on Shoal ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Felony Arrest Report 3/13 – 3/20/19

MARTINA DANIELLE DEMICK, 26 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 03/18/2019 Demick is charged with; Felony Possession Methamphetamine JASON MICHAEL GREGORY, 41of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 03/18/2019 Gregory is charged with; Felony Parole Violation CARROLL ROSS MILLER, 70 OF Burnsville, NC was arrested on 03/18/2019 Miller is charged with, Felony Possession Of Firearm By Convicted ...(more)

Mars Hill University Hosts WNC Premiere of Partners In Health Documentary

The global health movement is the focus of a documentary that will make its western North Carolina premiere at Mars Hill University on April 2, 2019. “Bending the Arc: Paul Farmer and Partners In Health,” which debuted at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, follows the aid organization Partners In Health from its beginnings in 1980s Haiti to its recent work in West Africa. The Mars ...(more)

Student Art Exhibition Opens March 27 in Weizenblatt Gallery

The next show in Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery will be the annual Student Art Exhibition, featuring works in all styles and mediums. There will be paintings, drawings, graphic arts, ceramics, sculpture, photography, and mixed-media pieces created by art majors as well as those who are just taking an art course or two. The exhibition runs March 27-April 19, 2019, with an ...(more)

Mayland Hosts Free Science Star Party for the Community

As part of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s ScieNCe Festival, Mayland Community College will host one of 55 Star Parties scheduled across North Carolina on Saturday, April 13 at the Earth to Sky Park in Burnsville. “This is the second year that Mayland has hosted this party and the seventh year that there has been a Star Party associated with the ScieNCe Festival,” ...(more)

Stroupe Trial Delayed Again

District Attorney Greg Newman announced yesterday that Superior Court Judge Robert Bell has removed Public Defender Paul Welch as the lead counsel for Phillip Michael Stroupe.  Stroupe is accused of murdering Thomas Bryson of Mills River in July 2017.  The trial is currently scheduled to begin in May but will be delayed until Stroupe’s new lawyer has adequate time to prepare. The new lead ...(more)

Special Meeting To Get Road Closed

The Town of Burnsville has a special meeting set for this evening at 5 pm at the Burnsville Town Hall. At that meeting they will consider a proposed ordinance for a street closure to accommodate a celebration on March 30th to honor State Basketball Champions, the Mtn Heritage Lady Cougars. Normally since Main Street is a state highway it can take 30 days or more to get permission to shut the ...(more)

Revival at Ponders Chapel

Revival starts at Ponders Chapel this Sunday night, March 24th, at 6:00 pm and will continue through the week at 7:00 pm nightly.  The visiting preachers will be Revs. Clyde Thomason, Randy Roberts and Doug Bare.  To get to the church go by Mars Hill College, don’t turn off anywhere. When you get to the intersection of 25/7o there will be signs pointing you to the church.  Everyone is ...(more)

McDowell County Thrift Store Worker Wins $4 Million in Lottery

Larry Fitzgerald of Nebo said he plans to buy his dream home after he won a $4 million lottery prize. “This feels like a dream come true,” Fitzgerald said. “I want to buy a house that has plenty of land so I have room to restore my classic cars.”  The thrift store worker’s good fortune happened Monday evening when he made his daily stop at Samirs on Burma Road in Nebo. While there, ...(more)