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Mitchel Sheriff’s Report 6/5 – 6/13/21

Arrest: Shannon Buchanan, 35 of 11 White Oak Crossing, Bakersville, NC. Deputy D. LaPlante arrested Buchanan misdemeanor resisting arrest, misdemeanor assault and communicating threats. He was issued $2,500.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 6/16/2021....Read More

Spraying for Gypsy Moths

If you live in the Mount Mitchell or Celo area you can expect to see a low flying plane within the next few weeks as North Carolina Agriculture and Consumer Services begins spraying due to a gypsy...Read More

Sarah Laws, Yancey County Teacher of the Year

The Yancey County Board of Education is proud to announce that Sarah Laws has been selected as the YCS 2022 Teacher of the Year! (pictured above: MHHS Science Department Sallie Sensensy, Cindy King, Teacher of the Year...Read More

Man Flees, Wanted by the Yancey Sheriff’s Office

Yancey County Sheriff’s Office, Yancey County Probation Office, and Burnsville Police Department are searching for a male subject who ran  Wednesday morning. jJoseph Wayne Riddle, age 37,  had been meeting with his probation officer when he was...Read More

Yancey County Proposed Budget

Monday, June 14 at 6 p.m. there will be a public hearing to receive comments before Yancey County commissioners vote on adopting a budget for fiscal year 2021-22. The proposed budget totals $25,959,167. The 60 cents per...Read More

Detention Sergeant Saves Inmates Life

On Monday, June 7th, Chief Deputy Shane Hilliard, presented the Life Saving award to Yancey county Sheriff’s Detention Sergeant Nicholas Hensley. This was in response to an incident that happened on April 5th when, Sgt. Hensley responded...Read More

State Prison Hiring Event

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is holding hiring events today with the possibility of same-day job offers. The hours are from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. at four western prison facilities, including Craggy Correctional Center...Read More

State Library Grants to AMY Regional and McDowell

The State Library of North Carolina announces the 2021-2022 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awardees. This year’s almost $5 million federal allotment will be distributed among 47 NC libraries. Avery-Mitchell-Yancey Regional Library’s “Take the Library...Read More

Yancey Felony Arrest Report 5/5 – 6/2/21

Brandon Kyle McNeill, 44 of Marion was arrested on 05/06/2021 and charged with (3) Counts Failure to Appear on Felony and (3) Counts Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor. Wesley Smith, Jr, 55 of Green Mountain was arrested...Read More

Hiker Falls to Death in Linville Gorge

Linville Gorge has again become the scene of a tragic accident. According to reports, Michael Patrick Ryva of Forest Park, Illinois,  fell about 80 feet in the gorge and died at the scene.  Apparently the fall happened...Read More

Mitchell County Sheriff’s Report 5/20 – 29/21

Arrest: Shelby Lynn Schafer, 26 of 355 Lakeside Dr., Bakersville, NC. Deputy N. Bowman arrested Schafer for misdemeanor possession of SCH IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. She was issued $1,000.00 bond and scheduled to...Read More

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