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Stroupe Attorney Wants to Delay Trial

Phillip Stroupe II’s attorney has filed a motion to delay his upcoming trial. District Attorney Greg Newman said Phillip Stroupe II has a hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, on motions filed by the defense. Stroupe...Read More

Attorney General Does Not Object to HCA Purchase

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says he does not object to HCA Healthcare’s acquisition of the Mission Health System’s assets. The announcement was made during a news conference in Asheville on Wednesday afternoon. Stein said in...Read More

Silvers Sentenced as Habitual Felon

On January 9th, 2019, Robert Sterling Silvers was convicted of two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Mr. Silvers was also found to be in violation of his probation.  Additionally, the District Attorney’s...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/6 – 1/13/19

NATALIE KING, age 32, 44 Ridgecrest Lane Apt. J, Spruce Pine, N.C. Lt. J.A. Biddix arrested King for assault and battery and unauthorized use of motor vehicle. King is being held on a $2000.00 secured bond. She...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 1/2 – 1/9/19

SHANNON EMILY ROBINSON, 39 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 01/03/2019 Robinson is charged with; Driving While Impaired Possess Schedule II (Methamphetamine) Controlled Substance Possess Controlled Substance Prison/Jail Premises Possess Drug Paraphernalia 2 Counts Probation Violation BRANDON...Read More

Flu in North Carolina

New numbers released by the state show 16 people have died from the flu so far in the 2018-19 season.  That’s three more than the previous week. Officials stated “Flu is currently widespread across the Southeast, including...Read More

Mitchell County Power Outage

It looked like last night was going to be a cold night for thousands across Western North Carolina, when thousands of power outages were reported across the area.  According to the Duke Energy outage map, more than...Read More

Marion Sinkhole Update

More moving trucks sat in the parking lot of the Westwood Chateau Apartment Complex in Marion on Wednesday as people carrying bags of their belongings loaded them up not knowing when or if they’ll ever return. Meanwhile,...Read More

Sinkhole in Marion

Authorities have issued a voluntary evacuation notice for an apartment complex off Westwood Chateau Drive in Marion because of a sinkhole. Around 40 residents of the building were busy yesterday moving out. Some unsettling of the buildings...Read More

$1,000,000 Bond Set For Registered Sex Offender

(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department) Detectives with the Yancey County Sheriff Office have arrested a Yancey County registered Sex Offender.  Deputies arrested Brandon Bailey, age 53, of the Green Mountain area on Friday, January 4th....Read More

Mitchel Sheriff’s Report 12/30 – 1/6/19

TINA HAUN, age 45, 660 Lutie Johnson Road, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Lt. J.D. Holmes arrested Haun for second degree trespassing. Haun being held in jail on a $1000.00 secured bond. She is schedule to appear in court on...Read More

K-9 Helps Capture Mitchell County Man

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department) On January 3, 2019, Mitchell County Sheriff Lt. J.A. Biddix, Deputy D.S Buchanan, R.B. Bishop, and Z.S. Huskins were attempting to locate Jason Lee Filmore on a parole warrant and...Read More

Mission Health Visitor Limitations

Statement from Mission Health ASHEVILLE – Jan. 3, 2019 – Mission Health is implementing its Visitor Limitation Policy and asking patients’ family members and friends to limit hospital visits, effective Jan. 3. Visitors younger than 12 and...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 12/19/18 – 1/2/19

JOE JUNIOR BAILEY, 73 OF Burnsville, NC was arrested on 12/20/2018 Bailey is charged with; Assault On A Female LUCAS MICHAEL BORN, 23 of Statesville, NC was arrested on 12/20/2018 Born is charged with; Driving While Impaired...Read More

Christmas Day Crime Spree Leads to Chase

While most people were enjoying Christmas Day with their families,  the Avery County Sheriff’s Department would end up in a high speed chase that went through Avery and Mitchell Counties and ended in Yancey County. They had...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 12/23 – 12/30/18

PAIGE CARVER, age   26, 41 Kates Lane, Bakersville, N.C. Captain R.V. Wiseman arrested Carver for conspiracy to sell and deliver Schedule II, sell and deliver Schedule II, possess with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II, possession...Read More

Train Derailment

The NC DOT is reporting that the unpaved section of S.R.- 1566/Peppers Creek Road is closed due to a train derailment that occurred around 11 a.m. yesterday. The road is closed from the end of pavement to...Read More

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