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Parts of Spruce Pine Water Pressure Advisory

The water consumers of the Town of Spruce Pine, in MitchellCounty, are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to repairs to a broken main distribution water line. The area affected includes:...Read More

New Lighting Planned for Spruce Pine

The Town of Spruce Pine is set to receive all new lighting. Duke Energy has plans to add LED bulbs to all the streetlights in the Spruce Pine town limits. At the same time they will replace...Read More

Sheriff Approves Patrol Vehicles at Church

Yancey County Sheriff Gary Banks has amended the patrol vehicle usage policy to encourage off-duty Deputies that wish to drive their issued patrol vehicle to their Church to do so. It is voluntary and left up to...Read More

Chop Shop in Mars Hill

The Madison County Sheriff’s office said deputies have arrested four men after receiving reports they there were taking in stolen property, chopping cars and selling drugs. Detectives located stolen property from thefts that had occurred in Madison,...Read More

Tax Time Again

If you are thinking you don’t have to worry about taxes until April 15, think again. Personal property tax listings are due January 31st. That means you must submit a list of all the personal taxable property...Read More

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 1/11 – 1/18/20

Christopher Guy Williams, age 38 of 275 Hattie Williams Rd. Spruce Pine, NC. Lt. J. Holmes arrested Williams for Felony, indecent liberties with a minor. He was issued $25,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on...Read More

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

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