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Yancey County Man Shot and Killed

In a News Release, The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office confirms that a deputy shot and killed a man during an incident Friday in which a 911 caller said her husband broke into her house with an axe. 

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 3/4 – 3/11/18

KENNY JUSTIN LOWERY, age 29, 11602 NC 226 North, Bakersville, N.C. Arrested for failing to pay child support by Deputy J.B. Master. Being held in jail on an $858.00 cash bond. He is schedule to appear in court on April 12, 2018. MICHAEL JOHN LOWERY, age 53, 18 Brown Road, Spruce Pine, N.C. Arrested for assault on a female by Deputy J.K. Silver and Deputy  R.D. Carpenter. Being held in jail for ...(more)

Mission Lifts Flu Restrictions, Implements Limitation Policy

The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in our region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission Health’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist, has decided to stop the visitor restriction policy and implement the visitor limitation policy. Mission Health ...(more)

Hikers Rescued Off Grandfather Mtn During Bad Weather

Three  hikers from South Carolina were rescued off a trail on Grandfather Mountain on Wednesday morning, March 7th.  The group was hiking the Profile Trail off Highway 105 to Calloway Peak   when   bad weather set in. Mitchell, Jonathan and Jaclyn Garland, of South Carolina, camped out on the trail overnight and became stranded by the snowfall. The hikers called 911 around 8 am asking ...(more)

Mitchell County Hires New EDC Director

Michael “Mickey” Duvall  has been hired as the new Economic Development Director for Mitchell County. Duvall is from Franklin, NC where he was  Secretary of Commerce for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Prior to that he has been  Executive Director of Region D High Country Council of Governments. He has also been Pender County Manager, Graham County Manager, a professor ...(more)