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Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9a.m. to 7p.m. Saturday hours are 10a.m. to 1p.m. If you are feeling sick in any way, please do not use our in-person library services; curbside services are still available upon request. We also strongly recommend that patrons of our library wear a mask or face covering for ...(more)

Highland Games Return

LINVILLE, N.C. — The long and storied tradition that is the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games returns to MacRae Meadows beginning Thursday, July 7 and lasts through Sunday, July 10. This year’s iteration of the beloved and historic celebration of Scottish ancestry and heritage marks the 66th anniversary of the popular festival that brings a “wee bit o’ Scotland” to the High ...(more)

Vacation Bible School

Bolens Creek Baptist Church Vacation Bible School August 1 – 3, 2022 5:30 – 8:00  pm 19 Heavenly Lane Burnsville, NC 28714 ...(more)

Old Timers Day with Gospel Singing & Pintos

New Day House of Prayer in Bakersville will be having Old Timers Day Sunday July 10th at 10:00 am with two singing groups, The Rock Creek Rambers and A New Beginning, and a catered meal of pinto beans, cornbread, fried potatoes and onions.   ...(more)

Swap Shop Items

b (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)


When our Second Amendment was written all firearms were either flintlocks or the antiquated matchlocks. Those weapons had a 2-3 shots a minute rate of fire on a good day if one’s powder was dry. Additionally there’s no longer a need for a well armed militia as we now have a well armed & trained National Guard. A crying shame our politicians care more for the “rights” of the unborn ...(more)

Locals vs Tourists

We have enough things catered to tourists in Burnsville. We need to focus on the locals in Burnsville. We need things to make the locals want to stay in Burnsville. We need homes, well paying jobs, grocery and clothing stores. We need a new movie theater, bowling and other family oriented activities. We have an emergency housing problem in Yancey County that needs to be addressed. The homes you ...(more)

Author Presentation & Book Signing

The Mitchell County Historical Society in collaboration with the Wilma Dykeman Legacy presents An Evening with the Author Jo Ann Thomas Croom and Book Signing of her book “No Work in the Grave: Life in the Toe River Valley” Monday, July 11th at 7 pm in the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse in Bakersville. ...(more)