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52nd Annual Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival

The 52nd edition of Western North Carolina’s second-oldest folk music festival returns to the Mars Hill University campus the first weekend of October. The Bascom Lamar Lunsford “Minstrel of Appalachia” Festival takes place from 10 a.m. –...Read More

Remember When… Festival

Take a step back in time at the Remember When…Festival Saturday, September 21st from 9:00am – 5:00 pm in Downtown Spruce Pine! Festival includes antique farm equipment demonstrations, street fair, live entertainment, parade and power, and so...Read More

Toe Jam Rockin’ Music Festival

If you love the oldies rock and roll music, this is the Festival for you. The Toe Jam Music Festival will take place on August 31st in downtown Spruce Pine. Watch the river flow down the Toe...Read More

Toe Cane Beekeepers welcome Sean Collinsworth

Expert honey-taster and 30-year beekeeper Sean Collinsworth will speak to the Toe Cane Beekeepers Association on August 27, 6 p.m., at United Community Bank in Burnsville. Sean and his wife Denise Altay run Killer Bees Honey located...Read More

Zack Fender Family Reunion

The Zack Fender Family Reunion will be held Sunday, August 25th from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Yancey County Community Center (formerly Yancey Senior Center, located across from Mountain Heritage High School).  All family are...Read More

Harris High School Class of 1969 Reunion

The Harris High School Class of 1969 will be having their 50th Anniversary Class Reunion Saturday, August 17th at 3:00 pm at 450 Raven Cliff Lane in Spruce Pine (4 miles behind Mt. Carmel Baptist Church off...Read More

Burnsville History and Humor Walking Tour

Burnsville, our charming little town with the big personality, now has its own entertaining guided walking tour of the downtown area. History & Humor Walking Tour is steeped in the memories and amusing stories of old-timers born...Read More

August SHIIP Wellness Bulletin

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  Vaccines are an important step in protecting against serious and sometimes deadly diseases.  Even healthy adults can become seriously ill and can pass certain illnesses on to others.  Immunizations are especially...Read More


The Humans, the fifth production in the Parkway Playhouse mainstage season, will open on Saturday, August 24th, at 7:30pm. Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans by Stephen Karam features direction by Henry...Read More

TRACTOR’s 4th Annual ‘Farm to Fork’ Dinner

TRACTOR is hosting the 4th Annual Farm to Fork Dinner in Burnsville, NC on Sunday, August 25th. Hors D’ourevres, wine and beer from Homeplace Beer Company will be served on South Main Street from 5-6 pm followed by the dinning...Read More

Special at the Burnsville Swimming Pool

Now on Saturdays through the remainder of the pool season at The Burnsville Swimming Pool on Mitchell Branch Road, admission will be $3, and on Sundays admission will be $2.  Saturday hours are 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm...Read More

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