Latest Updates

Yancey County Schools Announcement for 1/18/22

  Due to continued snow showers, freezing temperatures, and treacherous secondary roads in our area, Yancey County Schools will be closed for all students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Please travel with extreme caution and only in case of emergencies. We will monitor the roads tomorrow and make a decision about future delays or closures tomorrow afternoon.  Stay safe ...(more)

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. Our hours are subject to change due to inclement weather this time of year. Please monitor our social media as changes will be announced there as soon as possible. If you are feeling sick in any way, please do not use our ...(more)

Geouge Graduates Leadership Course

On January 14th, Yancey County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administrator Lieutenant Mark Geouge graduated from North Carolina Sheriff’s Association first Jail administrator Institute of leadership course.  Sheriff Hilliard says, “The NC Sheriffs’ Association is a great asset to all Sheriff offices in this state.   I am pleased that Lieutenant Geouge could be part of the inaugural ...(more)

Lost: Kitten

A white with gray tabby patches kitten is missing from Double Island Road.  If found please call or text Misty at 828-284-1874 ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/9/22 – 1/16/22

Arrest: Keith Davis, 36 of Jones Garland Rd., Bakersville, NC. Lieutenant Detective C. Hobson arrested Davis for second degree trespass. He as issued $1,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 2/2/2022. Brenda Carol Whitson, 32 of Hwy 80, Bakersville, NC. Deputy D. Buchanan cited Whitson for failure to appear in court on misdemeanor charges. She was issued $6,000.00 bond and scheduled ...(more)

Swap Shop Items

Fk (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 ...(more)

Helen Muriel (Deyton) England

Helen Muriel England, age 87, of Indian Creek, went Home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 14, 2022. A native of Yancey County, she was the daughter of the late Burdette and Belle Johnson Deyton. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edd England, in 2020; her treasured son, Dale England, in 2021; son-in-law, Mark Daniel; two brothers-in-law, ...(more)

Winter Storm Warning Extended

With additional snow received overnight The National Weather Service extended the Winter Storm Warning until 6pm today across the mountains. More snow may be added during the day today and the forecast is calling for wind gusts in the high elevations near 60 mph. Early this morning French Broad Electric was reporting power on for all of its near 40,000 customers across the region. Duke Energy ...(more)

COVID Update 1/17/22

The latest COVID-19 numbers for the Tri-County area, released by the Toe River Health District, show the detection of new positive cases continuing to increase each week in the Tri-County area just as it is across the country. During the period from January 10th through yesterday, January 16th, Yancey County had 295 new positive cases detected, compared to 222 the previous week.  Mitchell ...(more)