Latest Updates

Updated Yancey Covid Numbers

Yancey Co Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept) as of 6:17 PM 1/11/21 New positives – 22 New recovered – 32 New Deaths – 0 Total Positives – 1294 Total Recovered – 1097 Total Deaths – 12 Total Active – 185 ...(more)

Lost: German Shepherd

A black and brown 2-year-old German Shepherd is missing from Cane River. Its name is Norman and he’s wearing a collar. If you’ve found him or have any information call Alan at 828-682-0233. ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/2 – 1/8/21

Arrest: John Oscar Bradford, 30 of 140 Laurel Ridge Rd., Spruce Pine, NC. Captain R. Wiseman arrested Bradford for felony sell/deliver SCH VI controlled substance, possess with intent manufacture sell deliver SCH VI controlled substance, possess with intent manufacture sell deliver SCH VI controlled substance, possess ion of SCH VI controlled substance, possession SCH II controlled substance, ...(more)

Yancey COVID Update 1/7

Yancey County Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept) as of 1/7/21 at 9:57 PM New positives – 50 New recovered – 15 New Deaths – 0 Total Positives – 1263 Total Recovered – 1061 Total Deaths – 12 Total Active – 190 NC SERT Leader Update COVID-19 Vaccines: The shot is a free and effective way to begin to rebuild our sense of community and the ...(more)

COVID Update from Yancey County Emergency Management

Yancey County Numbers (Courtesy Yancey Co Health Dept) as of 1/6/21 at 5:37 PM New positives – 37 New recovered – 19 New Deaths – 1 Total Positives – 1213 Total Recovered – 1046 Total Deaths – 12 Total Active – 155 NC SERT Leader Update Governor Cooper Extends Modified Stay At Home Order: Governor Roy Cooper extended North Carolina’s Modified ...(more)

First Annual Winter School for Commercial Ornamental Growers

New and experienced boxwood and Christmas tree producers are invited to attend a free online educational event on January 26th, 2021 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Boxwood producers of all sizes will receive updates on boxwood blight management from Amanda Taylor, the Western Region Area Specialized Agent for Nursery and Greenhouse Production with N.C. Cooperative Extension. Beginning or interested ...(more)

What Do I Do To Get the Vaccine?

The Toe River Health Department has begun the process of administering the COVID-19 vaccine to local residents. What do you need to do in order to get the vaccine? The first step is to email your name and phone number to mitchellhd@toeriverhealth.org or yanceyhd@ toeriverhealth.org or averyhd@toeriverhealth.org, depending on your county of residence. The health district will then call or email ...(more)