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Yancey EDC – Little Leaf Meeting

Yancey EDC and the Economic Development Partnership of NC hosted a meeting at the Burnsville Town Center on Monday with corporate officials from Little Leaf Farms and various state, local, and private partners in their new venture in Yancey County. Paul Sellew, Founder and CEO, of Little Leaf Farms presented a slide show on the Little Leaf company and the plans for the new facility in ...(more)

MLK Day Events at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University has scheduled a full day of events to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20, 2020. Classes are canceled for students, with a series of educational and service activities scheduled. The day’s events are coordinated by the university’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This year’s events include: 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Community ...(more)

Yancey Humane Society Offers Cash Reward In Dog Abuse Case

On Friday, January 10th, the Yancey County Humane Society received a call from someone who had found two feed bags with dead dogs in them near the river at Blue Rock. The Yancey county Sheriff’s Department sent two deputies out and they brought the bags to the Yancey Humane Society shelter for them to try to see how they might have died and scan for microchips. The first little dog had no ...(more)

Yancey Sheriff’s Department Begins Project Lifesaver Program

Yancey County Sheriff’s Office is excited to share with our community that we are now offering a new service called Project Lifesaver. The main goal of Project Lifesaver is to be able to quickly and safely locate adults and children who have an inclination to wander due to an array of cognitive conditions.   This program is designed to assist our specially trained team in tracking the ...(more)

Burnsville/Yancey Chamber Welcomes New Member Tarheel Motors

Burnsville/Yancey Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member Tarheel Motors located at  383 West US Hwy 19 E Bypass, Burnsville. Call 828-682-4004 or 208-9878. Owners Darrin and Dawn Thompson invite you to find your next quality pre-owned vehicle at Tarheel Motors, ...(more)

Dogwood Health Trust to Co-Host Leverage Fund Community Meeting with AMY Wellness Foundation

Dogwood Health Trust will co-host a community meeting for its Leverage Fund with AMY Wellness Foundation on Wednesday, Jan. 22 from 10-11 a.m., at 31 Cross Street, Banquet Hall, in Spruce Pine. The Leverage Fund will help Western North Carolina nonprofits, government agencies or collaborations apply for and receive state or national funding from outside the region to support the work of ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/4 – 1/11/20

Clifford Gauge Crain, age 28, 22 Stonewood Dr, Spruce Pine, NC. Detective A. Beam arrested Crain for Felony Assault inflict serious bodily injury, misdemeanor Assault inflict serious injury with a minor present, misdemeanor interfere emergency communications, misdemeanor communicating threats & misdemeanor child abuse. He was issued a secure 48 hours hold and scheduled to appear in court on ...(more)