Latest Updates

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public. Appointments will still be needed for computer use. Only 50 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 and ...(more)

Yancey Felony Arrest Report 4/7 – 5/5/21

Joshua Randall Burleson, 43 of Bakersville was arrested on 04/07/2021 and charged with Felony Possession Methamphetamine, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, and Simple Possession Schedule IV Controlled Substance. Donia Mae Rice, 52 of Mars Hill was arrested on 04/07/2021 in Madison County and transported to Yancey County Detention Center and charged with (2) Counts Felony Breaking And Or Entering ...(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) Wanted:      ISO round bales of hay: Weed suppression on turned/harr’d rows. Doesn’t need to be good stuff. 4 or 5 will do, we can pick up 1 or 2 at a time this week…call 828-380-3716 For ...(more)

Orchard at Altapass Open

The Orchard at Altapass is open for the 2021 season. The honeybees are buzzing, trees rustling in the wind, barn swallows swooping, sounds of many feet on the old wood floors in the red barn echoing through the building. Staff are busily at work in the General Store, smiling and helping visitors; the crew’s in the fields with mowers and weed eaters. This year, the model train will stay ...(more)

Mountaineers Find First Wrestling Wins of the Season

It wasn’t pretty, but somehow the Mountaineer wrestling team found a way to earn their first two wins of the 2021 season. Mitchell needed pins from senior Adrian Morales and freshman Austin Styles to pull off the tiebreaker win over Bradford Prep in the first match of the night. Mitchell came out much sharper in match two against Brevard, led by Morales, Styles, and Carson ...(more)

Town of Burnsville Sidewalk Repairs

East Main, near the Courthouse The Town has initiated work to repair dilapidated sidewalks on East Main Street. The project began a few weeks ago and is expected to be completed no later than May 24th.  This will also repair damaged drain lines in the area. Sidewalk Ramps You may have noticed DOT working in several areas around town.  They have been constructing handicap on and ...(more)