Latest Updates

New Hours for Library; Joins NC Library Consortium

Beginning January 11, Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library System is changing hours of operation. Hours will be changed so staff can sanitize efficiently before/after patron use and to allow staff sufficient time to train and complete inventory tasks & training related to our Cardinal transition.  With these changes, daily hours of operation will be extended to accommodate patrons who ...(more)

Mitchell and Yancey Counties COVID-19 Deaths

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC:  Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of two CoVID-19 associated deaths. This brings the total number of deaths in Mitchell County to twenty-three. One individual was in their 70’s and the other individual was in their 50’s. To protect the family’s privacy no further information ...(more)

COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has compiled a comprehensive listing of COVID-19 resources in a resource guide.  While the USDA created this guide for rural areas, many of the resources provided will help clarify questions along with particular needs for private businesses, non-profits, cooperatives, local governments, tribal nations and others. ...(more)

Blue Ridge Elementary Moved to Remote Learning Days January 5-8, 2021

From Yancey County Schools: Our commitment is to keep our community informed of the efforts of YCS staff to maintain the safest learning environments possible for our students and staff. After consulting with the YC Health Department, this statement is to announce that we have employees at Blue Ridge Elementary who have tested positive for COVID as well as several employees who are in ...(more)

Scam Targeting Concealed Weapons Permits

The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office has recently been informed of a nationwide scam that has been targeting citizens with Concealed Carry Weapons  permits. Those targeted by this scam have received text messages alerting them that their permit needs to be renewed or changed and offers a link to provide the user’s information. This link is malicious and has NOT been generated by Yancey ...(more)

Found: Small Dog

A small dog was found on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It’s black and tan in color and about 16-20 pounds.  If you’ve lost this dog call 828-592-5055 ...(more)

Found: 2 Great Pyrenees Dogs

Two Great Pyrenees dogs are roaming around Glen Ayre near Green Creek road and Thomas Grocery. Beautiful and friendly. No collars. Appear lost. For more information call 828-467-6238 or stop by the area and look for your dogs. ...(more)