Latest Updates

Childcare Help is Available

You can receive free emergency child care for April and May if you are an essential worker responding to the COVID-19 crisis.  Childcare is available Monday through Friday from 8am until 4pm for ages 6 months to 5 years old. This childcare service follows the NC Guidelines for child care and Staff and students are screened before entering the building every day including a temp ...(more)

Childcare Available for Essential Employees

We are open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday-Friday. We can serve 6 months to 5 years old. We are following NC guidelines for child care during the COVIS 19 outbreak.  Staff and students are screened before entering the building every day including a temp check. If you have questions, please contact Pete Peterson at 682-2469 or 284-0317. Essential Employee Childcare Application ...(more)

COVID-19 Numbers Update – 4/6/20

As of Monday April 6th, in the state of NC there are: Confirmed cases: 2,871 (Please see the note below) Deaths: 33 Completed Tests: 40,726 Number of Counties: 89 Cases Reported to toe River Health district for Yancey County: ​55 tested 18 pending results 37 negative 0 positive ...(more)

COVID-19 Situation Update: April 6

SITUATION UPDATE: APRIL 6 Contact: news@dhhs.nc.gov                                                 (919) 825-2599 As of 11 a.m. today: NC Cases NC Deaths NC Tests Completed  NC Currently Hospitalized 2,870 33 40,726  270 More data are available online at www.ncdhhs.gov/covid-19-case-count-nc. Daily updates: Leading health scientists across public and ...(more)

Prisons Enacts Two-Week Halt

(North Carolina Department of Public Safety Press Release)  To stop the spread of coronavirus, the North Carolina Division of Prisons will not accept offenders from the county jails and will dramatically reduce the transfers of offenders within the prisons for the next 14 days, effective at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7. “We must deny this virus the opportunity to spread,” said Todd Ishee, ...(more)

Charity House Mission is Distributing Food Boxes

Charity House Mission, located at 502 East Main Street in Burnsville, is handing out food boxes to anyone who wants the assistance.  They are open from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Saturday and will continue giving out the food boxes as long as the supply lasts. ...(more)

Reconciliation House Food Pantry Hours

Drive-thru food distribution at the food pantry on North Main Street will be 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm this Monday April 6th. On Wednesday, April 8th we will begin food distribution at 9am-12pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays until further notice. ...(more)

Covid-19 Monday Update

A stay at home curfew went into effect last night in Mitchell County between the hours of 10pm and 5:30am. There is an exception for those working essential business and those people are required to travel only between home and work. The added restrictions from Mitchell County also require all residents and non-residents of Mitchell County arriving in Mitchell County for overnight stays after ...(more)