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Phone and Internet Interruption

A required equipment upgrade to improve the availability of broadband services in Frontier Communications’ Mitchell County-Bakersville network facility will be performed between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. on October 21. During this time, no phone or internet...Read More

Yancey Advancement Foundation Grants

Yancey Advancement Foundation Second Round of Community Grant – Press Release From the Yancey County COVID-19 Relief Fund.  On 14 October 2020 the Yancey Advancement Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)(3) Community Development Nonprofit affiliated with the Yancey County...Read More

More Yancey County COVID-19 Cases

The Yancey County Health Department had 14 new positive CoVID-19 cases on Thursday, October 15th. This number includes a congregate living facility and several individuals. All positive cases are being quarantined. Public health staff is working to...Read More

Where Have All the Barrels Gone?

Where have all the barrels gone, long time passing……with apologies to Pete Seeger, if you drive from Micaville to Spruce Pine today you may find yourself asking that question.  Yesterday evening the long awaited 4 lane project...Read More

Public Hearing on Property Acquisition

The Yancey County Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting on Monday, October 19th on a proposal to use county funds for an economic development project to help Little Leaf Farms locate its new commercial lettuce...Read More

One Stop – Early Voting

Today marks the start of One Stop – Early Voting in North Carolina. Eligible voters may also register to vote and vote on the same day during the one-stop early voting period. The in-person early voting period begins...Read More

North Carolina CARES for the Arts Grant

As part of the state’s spending plan for federal CARES Act funding, $9.4 million was designated to provide direct aid to arts councils and arts organizations in an effort to mitigate business disruptions caused by COVID-19. These...Read More

Road Closures Expected for Halloween

There is no official Yancey Chamber sponsored Halloween event in the Town of Burnsville this year however several merchants will be giving out candy. The Town is required by law to submit an application requesting a road...Read More

Planned Cellphone/Internet Outage

Frontier Communications will be performing a required equipment upgrade at 1 a.m. on Thursday, October 15th for their Burnsville network facility. During this time no internet or phone service will be available. The work is expected to...Read More

Active Shooter Test on Tuesday 10/13

There will be an active shooter exercise at the Yancey Medical Center Campus on Tuesday, October 13th from 5-6pm’ish.  The Yancey Co Sheriff Dept and Yancey Co 911 will be involved, but no other county or state...Read More

Mitchell County Announces Fifth Death from COVID

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Mitchell County Health Department, a part of Toe River Health District, was notified today of its fifth CoVID-19 associated death in Mitchell County. The individual, in their 50’s, was hospitalized. To...Read More

Yancey Chamber Comments on Halloween

Due to the current pandemic and in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Burnsville-Yancey Chamber of Commerce will not be sponsoring Trick or Treating in Downtown.  The Town of Burnsville will not be closing downtown...Read More

Mitchell sheriff’s Report 10/3 -10/10/20

Arrest: Jennifer Lee Black, 44, of 168 Hamburg Trail, Bakersville, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Black for misdemeanor failure to appear in court on traffic related offenses and communicating threats. She was issued $3,000.00 bond and scheduled...Read More

Yancey Felony Arrest Report 9/24 – 10/8/20

SHAWN DAVID MUNRO, II, 32 of Burnsville, was arrested on 09/25/2020 and charged with Failure to Appear on Felony. JOHNNY WAYNE HOILMAN, 53, of Bakersville, was arrested on 09/28/2020 and charged with Failure to Appear on Felony....Read More

Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before an election. The voter registration deadline for the 2020 general election is Oct. 9, 2020. The county board of elections must receive your application by this...Read More

Three Injured in Propane Furnace Explosion

Three people were injured Sunday evening, October 4th when a propane furnace accidentally exploded. Anthony and Lisa Robinson and their daughter, Molly were injured in the explosion. All three were transported to Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in...Read More

Yancey Sheriff Warns Of Suspicious Scam Activity

Yancey County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Yancey County Humane Society have received reports of some suspicious scam activity, especially in the Pensacola area. It has been reported that there are individuals going out to residences stating...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 9/26 – 10/3/20

Arrest: Rachel Robin Blankenship, 24, of 100 Cricket Lane, Burnsville, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Blankenship for misdemeanor probation violations. She was sentenced to 35 days in secure custody.  Christopher Frank Ray Jr., 38, of 113 Pleasant...Read More

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