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Geouge Graduates Leadership Course

On January 14th, Yancey County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administrator Lieutenant Mark Geouge graduated from North Carolina Sheriff’s Association first Jail administrator Institute of leadership course.  Sheriff Hilliard says, “The NC Sheriffs’ Association is a great asset to...Read More

Yancey County DSS Board of Directors Meeting

The next Yancey County DSS Board of Directors Meeting will be held on Monday, January 24th at 6:00 pm. This months meeting will be virtual. Anyone interested in attending should contact the agency at (828) 682-6148....Read More

Mtn Heritage Still Looking For Host Families

Mountain Heritage High School is inviting a group of international high school students from Germany, Italy Spain, South Korea and Brazil to be a part of the academic school program starting January 2022. We are now seeking...Read More

Apply Online for Help with Energy Costs

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging eligible North Carolinians to see if they are eligible for the  Low-Income Energy Assistance Program or the Crisis Intervention Program if they need assistance with heating bills. Households...Read More

Yancey EDC Director Graduates Yale Executive Management Program

Jamie McMahan, Yancey County’s Economic Development Director, successfully completed the Executive Management Program, a post-graduate professional certification conferred by Yale University’s graduate business school, the Yale University School of Management, announced concurrent with the school’s mid-year diploma...Read More

Spruce Pine Blood Drives

Blood Donation Opportunities Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM Parkway Fire & Rescue, American Red Cross Bus 12966 Hwy 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC 28777           Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:30...Read More

Celebrate Recovery Meetings

Higgins Memorial United Methodist Church hosts “Celebrate Recovery” every Wednesday evening from 6:00 pm – 8:00pm.  Hear the live, local spiritual journey of a co-dependent in recovery and “Celebrate Recovery”. For more information call 682-2835....Read More

Time Extended for Gulf War Veterans’ Claims

The Department of Veteran Affairs has extended the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses in Persian Gulf War Veterans to December 31, 2026. Prior to the extension, Persian Gulf War Veterans had to...Read More

Free Blood Pressure Checks

The Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Food Ministry is offering free blood pressure checks every Thursday from 10:00 am- noon at the ministry at 14 Jackson Town Road off Altapass in Spruce Pine in the old VFW building. Anyone...Read More

WNC Bigfoot Festival Dates Changed

Bigfoot 911, the organizers of the WNC Bigfoot Festival, have announced that the 2022 WNC Bigfoot Festival will be held on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, in Downtown Marion. This date change was made due...Read More

Judith vonRosen Carson

Judith vonRosen Carson, aged 81, of Little Switzerland, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at home with her husband by her side. Born on July 4, 1939 in Oakland County, MI, she was the daughter of...Read More

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resource Guide

Partners Aligned Toward Health and the Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force are happy to announce the release of the 2021 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resource Guide. The Resource Guide contains valuable substance use and mental health resources located within Mitchell and Yancey...Read More

Red Cross Needs Healthy Blood Donors

Record-breaking cold and winter storms across much of the U.S. has forced the cancellation of hundreds of American Red Cross blood drives in about 30 states and caused more than 15,000 blood and platelet donations to go...Read More

Electric Vehicle Charging on Grandfather Mountain

(PRESS RELEASE) In an effort to further its environmental stewardship, Grandfather Mountain State Park has installed two ChargePoint electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The park announced the new installations in a press release, stating that one is...Read More

Yancey County Library Schedule

The library is now open to the public by appointment only. Only ten people will be allowed into the building at one time. All patrons visiting the library branches are required under Executive Order No. 147 to wear a cloth face covering....Read More

Sign Up Now For Christmas Trail of Lights

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce has Christmas on their minds these days.  The Chamber is excited to announce the second annual Mountain Christmas Trail of Lights The Trail of Lights will go from the Blue Ridge...Read More

Halloween Festivities Planned

Several places in our counties will be having Halloween festivities. Buladean Community Foundation kicks off the events with Trunk or Treat Friday evening from 4:30-7:00 at Buladean School. Bakerville, Burnsville and Spruce Pine will all feature downtown...Read More


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