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Tough Winter at Mt. Mitchell State Park

Mount Mitchell State Park has experienced a particularly severe winter this year.  A new low temperature record of -22 degrees Fahrenheit was reached on Christmas Eve.  The accompanying wind chill was -58!  The extreme cold has damage...Read More

Minutes From Jan 23 Yancey School Board Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education was held in the gymnasium of Blue Ridge Elementary School on Monday, January 23, 2023 NCDPI Facilities Grant Ms Aubrie Donnellan from McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/22 – 1/29/23

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: William Michael Dryer, 43 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Dryer for misdemeanor failure to appear in court on unauthorized...Read More

Mount Mitchell State Park To Receive $900,000

The North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority, which oversees the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF), recently approved $13.7 million to fund 11 capital improvement projects for North Carolina state parks, according to the N.C. Division of...Read More

McMahan To Leave Yancey EDC

The Yancey County Economic Development Commission shares that Jamie McMahan has formally announced that he will be departing his position as Executive Director of the Yancey County EDC effective 31 January 2023 to take a position in...Read More

Mitchell County Websites & E-Mail Have New Names

Mitchell County Government started off 2023 with a major change in the county’s online presence. After using the internet domain name mitchellcounty.org for years, county government websites and e-mail addresses have been switched over to mitchellcountync.gov. “It’s...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/15 – 1/22/23

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: Thomas Delaney Duncan, 38 of Bakersville, NC. Deputy C. Laundress arrested Duncan for felony possession of Methamphetamine and possess of drug paraphernalia....Read More

News From Congressman Chuck Edwards

The 118th Congress is now well underway. We have a Speaker, we’ve begun work on our Commitment to America, and we’ve adopted rules under which we’ll operate this session that will decentralize the DC power base and...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 01/13 – 01/18/23

(Press Release from YanceyCounty Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Christy Lynn Garland 44 Of Oak Hill Drive Burnsville, NC Was Arrested On 01/15/2023 And Charged With Felony Flee/Elude Arrest With Motor Vehicle And...Read More

318 Acres Donated To Town of Burnsville

Three hundred and eighteen acres of land has been donated to the Town of Burnsville. According to Burnsville Town Manager Heather Hockaday, a local family owned Limited Liability Company donated the land to the Town in December....Read More

Marion Man Wins 100,000 Lottery Prize

John Cannon of Marion tried his luck on a $30 scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize. Cannon bought his lucky Fabulous Fortune ticket from Sugar Hill Food Mart on Sugar Hill Road in Marion. He claimed...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/8 – 1/15/23

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: Megan Brittany Miller, 35 of Bakersville, NC. Mitchell County Deputies arrested Miller for misdemeanor larceny warrants issued by Yancey County. She was...Read More

Congressman Chuck Edwards Coming To Area

Newly elected 11th District Congressman Chuck Edwards is visiting the district’s 15 counties this week. In a news release, Edwards said, “My priority as Western North Carolina’s congressman is to start my term meeting with constituents and...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 1/6 – 1/12/23

Paul Arthur McCandless Of Dovers Branch Road Burnsville, NC Was Arrested On 01/10/2022 And Charged With Habitual Felon And Was Issued A Unsecured Bond.   Misdemeanor Arrest: 7 Calls For Service: 262...Read More

NCDOT/NCDMV Warns of Scammers

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is warning the public about scammers. They routinely receive complaints from customers who have been targeted by scammers claiming to be representatives of either the DMV or the N.C. Department of...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/1 – 1/8/23

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: Vanessa Renea Jackson, 31 of Bakersville, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested Jackson for misdemeanor failure to appear in court and probation violations....Read More

Six charged in Madison County Quadruple Stabbing

Three people are hospitalized, including at least one suspect, after an early morning stabbing on Monday in Madison County. 6 people have been charged in the quadruple-stabbing. All the individuals were vacationing in Madison County. Madison Sheriff...Read More

Two Sentenced For Meth

In Yancey County Court, held on January 6th 2023, two men were convicted of Trafficking in Methamphetamine.  Bo Odell Branch was arrested on April 11th, 2022 and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, as well as other drug...Read More

Police Search For Witnesses in Madison County

Police in Cornelius, NC are looking for eyewitnesses in Madison County in the case of missing 11-year-old Madalina Cojocari. They are looking for anyone who may have seen a silver Toyota Prius or white female in the...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 12/30 – 1/5/23

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Felicia Ann Grindstaff Of Grier Lane Burnsville, NC Was Arrested On 01/02/2023 And Charged With Possession Of Methamphetamine And Was Issued A $5,000.00...Read More

Hallmark Biltmore Christmas Casting Call

If you’ve dreamed of being in a movie–here’s your chance. The Hallmark Channel is planning a Christmas movie to be set at the Biltmore House in Asheville. “A Biltmore Christmas” will star Bethany Joy Lenz and Kristoffer...Read More

“Booze It & Lose It” Holiday Campaign

From now until January 1st, 2023, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol is running their “Booze It & Lose It” holiday campaign. The campaign will consist of increased patrols and checkpoints in an effort to apprehend impaired...Read More

Winter Weather Safety Tips

A blast of bitter cold air is headed to most of the country in the next few days that will last beyond Christmas Day. Weather experts in parts of the Greater Carolinas predict temperatures will be below...Read More

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