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Yancey Sheriff’s Report 9/12 – 9/19/18

JEFFREY CARROLL, 53 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 09/13/2018 Carroll is charged with;  Non Support Of Child In Mitchell County KAYLA LEANNE PITTMAN, 21of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 09/13/2018 Pittman is charged with;  Simple Assault...Read More

How To Report Storm Damage in Yancey County

Yancey County Emergency Services Director Jeff Howell has released the following statement: Please understand there is no guarantee that you will receive any amount of assistance from FEMA regardless of the extent of your damage. If FEMA...Read More

High Country United Way Awards $226,625 to Area Agencies

High Country United Way has  awarded $226,625 to agencies in Avery, Ashe, Alleghany, Mitchell and Watauga. Grants are funded by private donations, business/employee donations and foundation grants. Agencies receiving funding were invited to attend the awards breakfast...Read More

$500 Reward for Return of Stolen Vehicle

The owner of the property from which a vehicle was stolen in July is offering a $500 reward for the return of the automobile. Nikia Meadows, of 419 Jacktown Road in Marion, reported on July 28 that...Read More

Flooding in Yancey County Update

Most of Yancey County got back to normal Monday after a weekend of heavy rains that caused flooding in several areas. By early yesterday morning all the roads that had been covered in water on Sunday were...Read More

Yancey Curfew Terminated

Curfew will not be extended.  Curfew terminated as of 6 a.m., Monday, 9/17/18.  Yancey County will continue under state of emergency until at least Tuesday morning.  Emergency Management  will re-evaluate the situation when final storm remnants clear...Read More

Flooded Roads back open in Yancey County

Most areas around Yancey County Received several inches of rain on Sunday but it was the 14.42 inches received on Mount Mitchell that created problems. That heavy rain created flooding along Cane River and Toe River. Pensacola,...Read More

Yancey County Curfew Announced

Yancey County continues to be under a county-wide state of emergency due to heavy rain and flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Florence.  Severe flooding has made a number of roads and bridges throughout Yancey County impassable...Read More

Red Cross Florence Response By The Numbers

Overnight Saturday, more than 20,000 people sought refuge in more than 200 Red Cross and community shelters across the impacted region. This includes at least 17,000 people in 139 shelters in North Carolina, and 3,000 people in 59 shelters in South Carolina. Nearly 100 additional people stayed in 13 shelters in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee,...Read More

Flooding Throughout Yancey County

Around 5pm Sunday afternoon Jeff Howell with Yancey County Emergency Management was reporting roads all around the county blocked from flooding rivers.  Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents to stay home if their homes are safe.  Call...Read More

Yancey County State of Emergency

Yancey County has issued a proclamation declaring a county state of emergency in response to anticipated impacts from Hurricane Florence.  This declaration was effective at Noon, Thursday, September 13 and includes the Town of Burnsville.  The state...Read More

Yancey Sheriff’s Report 9/5 -9/12/18

CANDACE LEE CLECKLER, 30 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 09/05/2018 Cleckler is charged with; Larceny By Employee Misdemeanor Larceny DENNIS BRIAN MCGROARTY, 52 of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 09/05/2018 McGroarty is charged with; Unauthorized Use...Read More

Bradshaw Fire Department Receives Grant

Bradshaw Fire Department has received a grant of $272,000 from FEMA. Part of the grant will be used to tear down the current station in Green Mountain. According to Chief Michael Vess, the current station location gets...Read More

Motorcyclist Charged After Short Pursuit

(Press Release from McDowell County Sheriff’s Department) Deputy Jesse Hicks of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Timothy Alan Buchanan, 31, of 322 Burma Road West in Marion, with fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, failure...Read More

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