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Bakersville Woman Charged With Boyfriend’s Death

Forty-three year old Robin Daniels Eudy of Bakersville has been arrested and charged with death of her boyfriend, Joshua Brandon Pritchard. On Thursday, January 14, 2021, shortly after 8 p.m., deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Wildrose Drive in Marion where they found the lifeless body of 37 year old Joshua Brandon Pritchard. Pritchard’s body was ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public by appointment only. Only ten people will be allowed into the building at one time. All patrons visiting the library branches are required under Executive Order No. 147 to wear a cloth face covering. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided. Library hours will be limited to Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10a.m. to 6p.m. (closed 12-1 to ...(more)

Yancey County DSS Board of Directors Meeting

The next Yancey County DSS Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm. This will be a virtual meeting. If you wish to attend, call the agency at 682-6148 for instructions. ...(more)

Drug Bust in Estatoe

Thirty-year old John Oscar Bradford  was arrested on January 6 by the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department and charged with multiple drug offenses. Captain Rick Wiseman led five other officers and K-9 officer Kivo as they executed a search warrant at Bradford’s home at 140 Laurel Ridge Road in Spruce Pine. Wiseman got the search warrant by following a person he knew did not live in ...(more)

Yancey Community Partner Update

Yancey Co Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept) as of 1/12/21 as of 7:31 PM New positives – 18 New recovered – 26 New Deaths – 1 Total Positives – 1312 Total Recovered – 1123 Total Deaths – 13 Total Active – 176 Local EM Update On January 11th we had the lowest number of new positive cases on a Monday since November 9th. Yesterday marked the ...(more)

Yancey Arrest Report 12/3 – 1/6/21

Kayla Penland Ledford, 31 of Green Mountain, was arrested on 12/03/2020 and charged with Failure to Appear on Felony. Joey Glen Wayne Brown, 23 of Weaverville, NC, was arrested on 12/07/2020 and charged with Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon, Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Gun, Misdemeanor Possess Marijuana Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Simple Possession Schedule III Controlled Substance, ...(more)

Avery County Woman Possibly Worst Cook in America

You may think that your spouse is the worst cook in America…one Avery County woman is about to find out whether she is. Amber Leverette born and raised in Mitchell County but now from Banner Elk is competing on the Food Network’s TV Show, “The Worst Cooks in America”. According to the Food Network, Leverette is a successful bartender at Weaverville’s Twisted ...(more)