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Two WNC Coaches named to Shrine Bowl

The coaching staff for the 2020 Shrine Bowl football game was announced on Dec. 12 with two local coaches being named to the North Carolina team. Robbinsville’s Dee Walsh and Mountain Heritage’s Joey Robinson will both be assistant coaches for the North Carolina squad. Reynolds coach Shane Laws is an assistant coach for the 2019 game ...(more)

Bakersville Mayor Appointed Interim Mitchell County Manager

Mitchell County Commissioners held a special board meeting, Tuesday, December 10th and  unanimously approved former County Manager and current mayor of Bakersville Charles “Chuck” Vines as the Interim County Manager. Commissioner Danny Burleson was serving as acting County Manager  since  December 2nd when the board voted to replace Kathy Young.  The board also unanimously approved ...(more)

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry Open Market

The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry will be holding an Open Market Monday, December 16th from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm at the ministry located in the rock building in the parking lot of Freedom Baptist Church at 1353 Roan Road in Spruce Pine. This open market is open to anyone and the food is free. Come get free produce and other items. Bring a bag and come on out.  For more information ...(more)

Section of Highway Renamed to Honor Former Sheriff

The NC Board of Transportation has approved the naming of a section of Hwy 19E in honor of the late Sheriff Donald Banks. The section to be renamed is on Hwy 19 between Cane River School Road and the West Yancey Fire Department. It will be named Sheriff Donald Banks Highway. The application was submitted by the Yancey County Commissioners. Donald Banks began serving as sheriff of Yancey County ...(more)

Special Meeting of Yancey Commissioners 12/20

Yancey County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on December 20 at 11:00 am. During the special meeting they will hold a Public Hearing to consider economic development incentives for Little Leaf Farms. SPECIAL-MTG-NOTICE-DEC-20-2019 Incentive-Grant-Notice-of-Public-Hearing-Little-Leaf-Farms-Inc.-Revised ...(more)