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Juneteenth Celebration at Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University will host a Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, from 5–5:30 p.m. The kid-friendly event, held in partnership with the Madison County Racial Justice Coalition, will take place at the Community...Read More
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Grandfather Mtn Habitat Enhancements

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, has added behind-the-scenes habitat cameras and a new kiosk with television screens at its cougar overlook, enhancing visitors’ experience and their chance to see...Read More

Parkway Playhouse Summer Youth Events

Are you looking for something fun for the kids this Summer? Parkway Playhouse has the event lineup for you! Kicking off the Summer, Parkway Playhouse is excited to present Disney’s Aristocats, KIDS on June 21st at 6:30pm & June...Read More

77th Annual NC Rhododendron Festival June 21-22

77th Annual NC Rhododendron Festival  will be held June 21-22, 2024  in Bakersville! Friday events (June 17)  Rhododendron Arts and Crafts Fair on the Creekwalk in Bakersville, 12:00pm-5:00pm.  Art, craft, and food vendors. Free admission. NC Rhododendron Pageant at Bowman Middle School.  First round of competition includes Junior...Read More
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Kivette’s New York Paintings at Yancey Library Gallery

For nearly a half-century at his Painting in the Mountains Studio established in 1966, Everett McNeill Kivette welcomed and inspired students as had his mentor, nationally-known artist Frank Stanley Herring at his Burnsville Painting Classes. Everett’s body...Read More
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Theatre Fosters Connections

“Parkway Playhouse is singular in that it houses stories and characters from this very special region which are often hidden from the rest of the world,” says performer Raven Whitley.  “I think if you’ve spent any time...Read More

Spruce Pine BBQ Set For October 5th!

It is BBQ time again in the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.  This year is better than ever with a new location, the most delicious BBQ and exciting new music.  The date is October 5,...Read More

Mitchell & Yancey County Medicare Educational Events

Free Seminars: NC SHIIP (Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program) is proud to offer the following presentations for all community members interested at no cost; Medicare Financial Help and Avoiding Frauds and Scams Monday August 12th 2-3pm, Medicare 101...Read More
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Burnsville Blood Drive

Your blood is needed more than you may think. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. Make an appointment to donate at Higgins Methodist Church on Tuesday, June 18th from 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM...Read More
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Straight from the Streets Car Show

The “Straight from the Streets Car Show” will be held Saturday June 15th from 10:00 am – 3:00pm at Buladean Elementary in remembrance of Randy Street.  Free entry. Donations welcome to help the Buladean Community. Prizes will...Read More
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Harvest Share

A free walk-up produce market will be held on Wednesdays, 10 am-noon at the West Burnsville Baptist Church starting Wednesday May 29th and continuing through the growing season. Everybody welcome. It’s a collaboration of Dig In! Yancey...Read More
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Grandfather Mountain Adult Field Courses

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, is once again offering its adult field course series for 2024, allowing participants the chance to explore Grandfather Mountain like never before and take...Read More
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Burnsville Fit Families 5K Big Success

Each year, Partners Aligned Toward Health organizes the Burnsville Fit Families (BFF) 5K with the goal of uniting our community through healthy activity. The 13th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K held on Saturday, April 20th was a great success!...Read More
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3:16 Foster Ministry Needs Donations

3:16 Foster Ministry is needing summer kids clothing all sizes! Your donations help so many in need and are greatly appreciated! Please contact Cindy Williams at 208 2144 or 3:16 Foster Ministry on Facebook...Read More
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Educator Workshops at Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, is excited to announce its lineup of four educator workshops, free to attendees, for the 2024 season. These workshops, provided specifically to environmental educators...Read More
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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
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Grandfather Mtn Announces Special Events

Grandfather Mountain, the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, has lined up an inspiring slate of events for the coming months. This year’s calendar kicks off with an event for the upcoming solar...Read More
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Grandfather Mountain January 2024 Weather Report

LINVILLE, N.C. – January 2024 saw quite a bit of snowfall on Grandfather Mountain, as well as some blustery conditions, according to data recorded at the park’s official weather reporting stations. The average high temperature for January...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
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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
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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
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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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Appalachian Playwriting Festival This Weekend!

Happening here at Parkway Playhouse on September 8-10, 2023, the Appalachian Playwriting Festival is a celebration of Appalachian Culture. It is a preservation of the stories, people, and traditions that make our community so wonderful. This festival is an...Read More
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September at The Orchard at Altapass

It’s fall at the Orchard at Altapass. Only two months remain in our season. Apples continue to ripen and provide opportunities for u-picking on guided experiences or purchasing by the bag at the Apple Shed. Trees are...Read More
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Pipes on the Parkway a Success

On Sunday, June 4, the Orchard at Altapass held their first Pipes on the Parkway celebration. At noon, Gordon Warburton began his march across the Orchard fields playing the bagpipe. An overwhelming audience listened to its emotionally-charged...Read More
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Sizzlin’ Summer Series Rock Climbing Adventure

Adventure calls at this weekend’s Healthy Yancey Sizzlin’ Summer Series event. The series has 12 weeks of fun, family-friendly, free physical activity opportunities. We invite kids, families, and community members of all ages and skill levels to...Read More
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TRACTOR Seeks Board Members

Are you passionate about using your expertise and experience to help your community thrive? TRACTOR Food & Farms is searching for dedicated community leaders to join our Board of Directors. Terms are 3 years, and Directors meet...Read More

French Broad Annual Membership Meeting Saturday

French Broad Electric Membership Corporation will hold their annual membership meeting on Saturday May 6th at Madison High School in Marshall.  Registration begins at 9 am. Featured entertainment is The Primitive Quartet.   Each member has been mailed...Read More
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Connect @ Your Library

Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9a.m. to 7p.m. Saturday hours are 10a.m. to 1p.m. Donations: The library is accepting donations of relatively new, clean books. Please DO NOT leave donations...Read More

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