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Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for House Fire Victims

The Buladean Community Foundation will host a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Willie and Mattie Street, who lost their home and its contents to a house fire, Saturday, January 18th from 4:00pm- 7:00 pm at the Buladean Community Center.  Adult plates are $8 with kids plates $4. For that you get a meal consisting of spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert, and a drink. Carry outs will be ...(more)

Mental Health Professional For Mitchell County Schools

Mitchell County Schools will soon have a mental health professional on call to assist all of its schools. This person will work with students on a more in depth level than the guidance counselors and will be trained in specific areas such as suicide prevention.  School counselors will refer students to the mental health professional and parents will have to sign a form for those services. The ...(more)

Martin Luther King Celebration and March

There will be a Celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at the Griffith Chapel Church on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM.  The celebration will feature music and inspirational speakers to honor the legacy of Dr. King.  Griffith Chapel Church is located at 95 Lester Lane, Burnsville, NC 28714.  All are welcome. The Yancey/Mitchell NAACP will lead a march honoring the legacy ...(more)

Pedestrian Killed Walking Highway in Yancey County

Early Tuesday morning a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking down US 19E in Yancey County.  The State Highway Patrol troopers responded to the collision on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, just before 3:20 a.m. on US 19 near 80 North. The collision involved a single vehicle that was traveling West on US 19 that struck a pedestrian walking west in the middle of the road. The ...(more)

Class Assignment Prompts Mars Hill Student To Take Action

An otherwise routine reading assignment in her final college semester struck a nerve with Araya Houghton. The Mars Hill University student from Greensboro, North Carolina, was so moved by what she learned in her sociology class last fall that she started a fundraiser to help women in less affluent countries. Professor Brett Johnson assigned Houghton and the rest of the “Class, Status, ...(more)

Two Bakersville Residents Charged in Avery County Meth Arrests

The Avery County Sheriff’s Department has made several arrests after a two month investigation into Methamphetamine sales in the Elk Park area. Two Bakersville residents are among those arrested. Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye said that on  January 7, Maricela Lerma, age 46, and Scott Fortner, age 57, both of Bakersville, were each charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver ...(more)

Mission Health implements flu restriction policy for visitors

(Mission Health News Release)  There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local transmission has increased. As a result, Mission Health is implementing the Mission Health Visitor Restriction Policy, which ...(more)