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National Publications Give Mars Hill University High Rankings

Two national magazines which publish respected college ranking guides again have given Mars Hill University high marks. For the second straight year, Mars Hill University ranks in the top 20 colleges in the South in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. The magazine also ranks Mars Hill as a top performer on social mobility, a “best value” school, and one of the best colleges for ...(more)

Burnsville Boil Water Notice–Rescinded

Town of Burnsville ID NO. 01-00-010 System Pressure Advisory! The water consumers from Georges Fork to Micaville in the Town of Burnsville, in Yancey County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to a water line break near US Hwy 19E in the proximity of Georges Fork Road. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the ...(more)


Get Quilt Tickets Now!

The 2023 MPQGOpportunity Quilt tickets are on sale now. You can purchase online at or from any guild member. The quilt is being displayed at Five Little Monkeys Fabric shop in Weaverville. This will be the eleventh year for the distribution of Hero Quilts to local veterans from Yancey, Mitchell, and Madison counties. During that time ...(more)


MEAD Making Workshop

The winner of the American Homebrewers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Chris Frey, will be at the Center for Pioneer Life to teach others how to make the honey mead he loves. The workshop occurs from 1 to 5 pm on Saturday, September 30, at the Center for Pioneer Life, 134 Joe Young Road, Burnsville. The class costs $50, plus $20 in materials fee. To register, go to the Center ...(more)


Dig In! Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden invites everyone to celebrate another extraordinary season of growing and sharing together at our annual Empty Bowls fundraising dinner on October 6 at the Burnsville Town Center. Tickets to the event can be purchased online or at the door. Full price tickets are $40 and come with a choice of soup, bread, dessert, and a beautiful handcrafted bowl. Over a dozen ...(more)

Sabrina Delk Joins Mars Hill University as Director of Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Sabrina Delk has joined Mars Hill University as the director of the new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She is responsible for recruiting students, organizing and executing extracurricular activities, and engaging businesses to help provide students with the real-world skills they need for a seamless transition into the professional world. She also will oversee the planning and execution ...(more)


High Peaks Leads Linville Falls Stroll and Wine-Tasting Sept. 22

Join High Peaks for a special treat on Friday, September 22 when the club takes a leisurely stroll to spectacular Linville Falls, followed by lunch and a tasting at the Linville Falls Winery. The adventure will include a stop at Chestoa View overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 320.8, which offers tremendous views of Table Rock. The easy stroll to Linville Falls is only .5 miles each ...(more)