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Yancey County Census Meeting

Burnsville and Yancey County Officials gathered at the Burnsville Town Center yesterday afternoon to discuss the upcoming Nationwide 2020 Census. The meeting was directed by Chuck Megown, a Partnership Specialist from the Atlanta Division that includes North...Read More

Medicare Recipients Be On Alert for Scam

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is warning Medicare recipients to be on alert for scams. Recently, there have been reports of phone calls with the Caller ID listed as “Senior Center” but the number is unavailable....Read More

Pedestrian Killed Walking Highway Identified

The pedestrian killed early Tuesday morning while walking down US 19E has been identified. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol his name is Anthony Wayne Montpelier, also known as “Tony Kash”. Troopers responded to the...Read More

Yancey EDC – Little Leaf Meeting

Yancey EDC and the Economic Development Partnership of NC hosted a meeting at the Burnsville Town Center on Monday with corporate officials from Little Leaf Farms and various state, local, and private partners in their new venture...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/4 – 1/11/20

Clifford Gauge Crain, age 28, 22 Stonewood Dr, Spruce Pine, NC. Detective A. Beam arrested Crain for Felony Assault inflict serious bodily injury, misdemeanor Assault inflict serious injury with a minor present, misdemeanor interfere emergency communications, misdemeanor...Read More

New Cancer Center for Spruce Pine

Messino Cancer Center opens today in Spruce Pine. The physicians joined the American Oncology Network on January 1st. The network is an alliance of physicians and veteran healthcare leaders who have united to assure long term success...Read More

Methamphetamine Trafficking Charge

(Yancey County Sheriff’s Department Press Release) On Friday, December 20th, 2019 a traffic stop by Yancey County Deputies resulted in the seizure of 50 grams of Methamphetamine and 28 grams of Marijuana, and a stolen Firearm from...Read More

Still Missing

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators still need the public’s help locating $90,000 worth of heavy equipment stolen from a local business and the person that took the machinery. It was reported on Monday, Nov. 25 that someone...Read More

Mitchell Chamber to Host Candidates’ Forum

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidates’ Forum on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00 PM at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville, NC. The forum is open to the public. Participating candidates will be presented...Read More

High Pastures To Expand

High Pastures Christian Retreat and Conference Center will expand its bed capacity from 160 to 300. The 732 acre facility at the end of Georges Fork Road in Burnsville is undergoing some changes including a change in...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Office Search

Update from Yancey County Sheriff’s Office. We have received credible information that the suspect we have been searching for, is no longer in our county. Thank you to our community for all of the assistance. The Yancey...Read More

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