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Connect @ Your Library

The library is open to the public by appointment only. Only twenty-five 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. If...Read More

Toe Cane Beekeepers Meeting

Time For April’s Meeting Cindy Bee is our featured speaker this Month. Toe Cane Beekeepers Association, April 27, 2021 6:30 pm ZOOM presentation by Cindy Bee. Bee (prefers this most appropriate moniker) is a long-time beekeeper whose...Read More

Zoom In To Hear About Watershed Improvements

There will be a virtual program, including Q&A with Felix Stith, the Toe-Cane Watershed Coordinator with Blue Ridge Resource Conservation & Development on Monday, Aprl 19th at 6 pm.. Felix Stith is the Toe-Cane Watershed Coordinator. He...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

Update from TRACTOR

Friday April 9, 2021 Thanks to our growers, customers and supporters, we’ve doubled the length of our CSA! Four seasons, comprised of 10 weeks each, are now available along with new items like ground beef, sausage and poultry. Click...Read More

Sample Local Streams for Water Quality

Have fun sampling local streams for water quality! This regional effort trains adults (17+) in water quality monitoring methods and assessment for use at sites in Haywood, Madison, Buncombe, Yancey and Mitchell Counties.  Topics covered include: basic...Read More

Parkway Playhouse Hosts a Spring Workday

Parkway Playhouse will be holding a spring workday on April 17th from 10am-2pm to assist in preparing the theatre for upcoming classes and events. We will be cleaning and organizing the inside of the space, as well...Read More

Fire on the Mountain Goes Virtual

Join us for the annual Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival! This year’s festival will be held online on Saturday, April 24th. Anticipated events include demonstrations with Master Blacksmith Elizabeth Brim, Megan Martin and Andrew Meers. New...Read More

Sustainable Gardening Workshop Series

Home and community gardeners in Yancey and surrounding counties are invited to attend a series of free educational programs on the second Saturday of the month from 1-2 pm starting April 10th, 2021. The first workshop in...Read More

CDC Recruiting Former Smokers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health is recruiting participants to be featured in a future Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign. Similar to previous years, the campaign will feature real people who have...Read More

New Art Activities from Penland School

Penland School of Craft finished up its March series of at-home art activities this week with a video showing how to make a papier mache mask. Local artists Rickie Barnett and Lynne Hobaica will take you through...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

Grandfather Mountain 2021 Schedule of Events

Grandfather Mountain is taking outdoor fun to new heights with its 2021 calendar of events. With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain,...Read More

The Smithsonian Is Coming to Yancey County

Amber Westall Briggs was delighted when The AMY regional library system was selected by the North Carolina Humanities Council last year as one of six sites in North Carolina to host “Water/Ways,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition....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

2020 Mountain Christmas Trail of Lights

From Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce: We could all use an extra dose of Christmas spirit this year! A Mountain Christmas Trail of Lights 2020 is kicking off with plans to make our communities shine this year....Read More

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