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Dig In! to Compost This Year

This month, Dig In! Yancey Community Garden announces the launch of a new community composting initiative. The local nonprofit organization is best known for growing and sharing food so that everyone can eat well. Thanks to a...Read More

Urgent Need for Blood Continues

The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month. The public can book a time to give by visiting, downloading the Red Cross...Read More

Mental Health and Substance Use Resource Guide

The Mitchell-Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force is excited to release an updated Mental Health and Substance Use Resource Guide.  The guide lists local mental health and recovery service providers, support groups, and organizations that can help individuals...Read More

Amazon Radio Streaming

More and more listeners to WKYK and WTOE radio are using Amazon smart speakers to listen to the radio audio.  If you use an Amazon Alexa speaker or any Alexa device you can now have a more...Read More

Spring Sow & Grow 2024

To celebrate this exciting new chapter of growth at the Center for Pioneer Life, we cordially invite you all to join us for our upcoming Spring Sow and Grow Event on March 16th. This special occasion will...Read More

Parkway Playhouse Announces Summer Camps

Mark your calendars, registration for Parkway Playhouse’s 2024 summer camps will open on March 1, 2024! Their 2024 camp lineup includes… Musical Theatre Intensive Camp happening on June 3-7, 2024 from 10am-4pm for ages 12-18. In this class...Read More

Toe Cane Beekeepers Meeting

Ed Speer, a beekeeper from McDowell County, will present some recent developments in how honey is analyzed for its nectar source at the monthly Toe Cane Beekeepers Association. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held on...Read More

Battle of the Badges Burnsville Blood Drive

Respond to the call and help save lives at the Battle of the Badges Burnsville blood drive on Friday, March 1, 2024 between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM at Burnsville Fire Department! Local first responders will take...Read More

Bad Weather Intensifies Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross continues to experience an emergency blood shortage as severe winter weather has further impacted the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Blood donors are urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving medical...Read More

Grandfather Mountain December 2023 Weather Report

December 2023 saw quite a bit of rainfall on Grandfather Mountain, according to data recorded at the park’s official weather reporting stations. The average high temperature for December 2023 was 40.41 degrees Fahrenheit, with an average low...Read More

Toe Cane Beekeepers Association New Officers

The Toe Cane Beekeepers Association (TCBA), serving Mitchell, Avery and Yancey counties, has elected a new slate of officers to serve for the next year. David Reeder was elected president, Tammy Hardy as vice-president, Brian Brumbaugh as...Read More

Low Income Energy Assistance in Yancey County

Yancey County Department of Social Services will begin taking applications on 12/1/2023 for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program for households containing an elderly person age 60 and above or households containing persons that receive services through...Read More

AMY Wellness Home Repair Program

AMY Wellness Foundation (AMYWF) has joined forces with WAMY Community Action’s Housing Coalition for the second consecutive year to address critical home repairs for low-income families, elderly individuals, and disabled residents in the AMY region. Among the...Read More

Free Help with Wills & Powers of Attorney

FREE LEGAL SERVICES in AVERY, MITCHELL & YANCEY COUNTIES Free Help with Wills & Powers of Attorney For Low-income Homeowners & Low-Income Parents of Minor Children and Seniors who rent a home TO APPLY: Apply online at...Read More

Community Resource Fair Held in Mitchell County

AMY Regional Library Director Amber Westall Brings shared books and resources for families available at the libraries in Mitchell County at the Community Resource Fair held at TRACTOR Food and Farms on September 14. TRACTOR Associate Director Michael...Read More

MEAD Making Workshop

The winner of the American Homebrewers Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Chris Frey, will be at the Center for Pioneer Life to teach others how to make the honey mead he loves. The workshop occurs from 1 to...Read More

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