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Yancey Felony Arrest Report 2/3 – 2/22/24
(Press Release from Yancey County Sheriff’s Department. Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Jimmy Lee Robinson 70 years old of Burnsville, NC was arrested on 02-09-2024 Robinson was charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny after Breaking and Entering, Felony Possession of Stolen Goods, Misdemeanor First Degree Trespass and Misdemeanor Larceny. Robinson was issued a $25,000.00 bond.
Both Lady Cougar Basketball Teams Win Tournament
The Mountain Heritage Lady Cougars JV and varsity basketball teams won the Western Highland Conference Tournament Championships last week as the conference tournament concluded on Friday night, February 23, at Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville. The Lady Cougars JV basketball team shared the regular season conference with Avery High...
Madison County wildfire 100% contained, no threatened structures lost, officials say
MADISON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Officials said overnight rainfall Thursday, Feb. 22, was a big factor in containment of the wildfire burning in Madison County since Tuesday, Feb. 20. The North Carolina Forest Service reported Friday morning, Feb. 23, that the Dan Branch Fire, burning off East Fork Road...
Property Tax Values
While most people in Yancey County are furious about the new property tax values. The property values couldn’t do anything else but go up for the increased sales prices of property, the numerous properties bought by Yancey County and/or gifted to Yancey County that’s exempt from taxable value. Also, the amount of property that was sold to 130 of Chatham then once after it was sold 130 of Chatham then deeded those properties to the United States Forest Service as a conservancy effort then those properties in turn are tax exempt.
Visiting Our Past: A mystery grave and a mountain musician
In June 1864, Dr. V.N. Seawell, a prominent Moore County physician traveling by stagecoach to Asheville, saw 22 Junior Reserve soldiers, in charge of 48 battle-scarred prisoners, stop at a spring in what is now Ridgecrest to break for lunch. The prisoners were headed to the Morganton depot, and from...
Buladean Truck Accident Leads To Adoption Of Chemical Spill Ordinance
Details about the Wednesday, February 21st accident involving a tractor-trailer tanker have been released by Mitchell County Emergency Management. The accident occurred around 11:00 a.m. on NC Highway 226 in the Buladean community.and resulted in the adoption of a new chemical spill ordinance for Mitchell County. The new ordinance addresses responsibility for clean-up and environmental protection in the case of accidents. County officials are working with Sibelco and the trucking company to review the spill at Buladean and determine responsibilities for funding the clean-up under the new chemical spill ordinance.
North Carolina Girls High School Basketball: How to Stream the Madison High School vs. Mountain Heritage High School Game - February 22
Mountain Heritage High School hosts Madison High School at 4:00 PM ET on Thursday, February 22. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Madison vs. Mnt. Heritage Game Information. Game Day: Thursday, February 22. Game Time:...
How manager Mason Hughes' senior night performance made him a Mountain Heritage celebrity
BURNSVILLE – Just walking into East Yancey Middle School, where Mountain Heritage boys basketball held practice on Monday, Mason Hughes was stopped multiple times and asked for autographs. On Mountain Heritage’s senior night on Feb. 13, Hughes, the Cougars' senior manager who has autism, donned a No. 32 jersey...
Water guns to make a return at downtown Marshall's Mermaid Parade? Residents wonder
MARSHALL - While access to guns is one of the most hotly contested issues throughout the country, more locally, the issue of water guns has become a hot topic in Madison County. The Mermaid Parade has been attracting visitors to downtown Marshall from all over the country for 16 years....
Yancey School Board Meeting
The regular monthly meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education was held in the gymnasium of Burnsville Elementary School on Monday, February 19, 2024. Superintendent Kathy Amos reported that she had met with members of the YCS Facilities team and Josh Young from Young & McQueen to review plans for the new building. The new building expansion will be 6,000 sq ft to house our carpentry, heavy equipment and electrical classes.
Trespassing and resisting arrest charges filed following Spruce Pine Walmart incident
SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (WLOS) — Spruce Pine police said a person was charged with trespassing and resisting arrest after an incident at Walmart on Friday. Officials said police were called to the store about 8 p.m. but they provided few details other than to say an individual was arrested and charged with one count of trespassing and three counts of resisting arrest.
Marshall shoots down idea for enclosed drinking space at new Island Nights concert series
MARSHALL - As one of two counties in the state without state-operated Alcoholic Beverage Control stores, Madison County's history as one of the last "dry counties" in the state has made its three townships be intentional about restricting drinking in their public downtown areas. That intentionality was evident in the Marshall Town...
'Extremely small amount' of diesel fuel, hazardous substance spills after truck overturns
MITCHELL COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — An overturned tractor trailer closed off a roadway in Mitchell County for several hours on Wednesday. According to a trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP), the department was notified around 11:38 a.m. on Feb. 21 of an overturned tractor trailer that was "hauling a hazardous material in the 10000 block of NC 226."
Quilt Workshop in Burnsville Town Center April 10
Looking for a fun, easy strip pieced AND precut friendly project? Juxtaposition is it! Using one 10” square stack and two background, create a dynamic quilt! While you won’t finish the entire project in a single workshop, you will get a LOT of it done and be able to quickly finish at home!
Use of force allegations under review by SBI following diabetic man's arrest
SPRUCE PINE, N.C. (WLOS) — Dillon Ledford, a diabetic man, was coming back to Mitchell County from the gym last Friday night when he realized his blood sugar levels were dropping. He stopped by Walmart to get something to eat, and while the situation started there, it ended at...
Yancey Property Tax, Occupancy Tax and Veterans
At the Yancey County Commissioners meeting Chairman Jeff Whitson reminded the public about facts of the revaluation process. He stated that by law the county must do a revaluation at least every 8 years. A non biased third party conducts the assessment. Commissioners have no control over the values set and can only set tax rates based on fair and equitable standards. He stated that the commissioners can do nothing until after May 13th when the Board of Equalization and Review finalizes its report. The appeal process starts April 1st. Commissioners do plan three community meetings March 4 at Burnsville Fire Department, March 5 at West Yancey Fire Department and March 7 at Newdale Fire Department to answer any questions about the 2024 tax revaluation.
Experience the Flavors of Mexico: Top 4 Restaurants in Marion
This article presents a guide to four remarkable Mexican restaurants located in Marion. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If you have, we'd love to hear your experiences in the comments section below!
Today the gas price is close to $2.99 in Bakersville as of 2024-02-24. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.282 , according to AAA.
North Carolina man plans to use $624,134 lottery win to pay bills, help family members
MARION, N.C. (WGHP) — Alvin Turner, of Nebo, won a $624,134 prize in Monday’s Cash 5 drawing, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. He woke his wife up when he won. “I thought I was reading it wrong,” he said. Turner bought his winning $1 Quick Pick ticket from KG’s Quik Stop on […]
Man sentenced to up to nearly 8 years for felony drug trafficking charges, fined $50K
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — An Asheville man was sentenced Wednesday, Feb. 21, to several years in prison and to pay a hefty fine for felony drug trafficking and other felony drug-related charges, Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams announced. Harold Gene Roberts, 48, pled guilty to multiple felonies...