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Invitation to ALL Community Leaders

I would like to call a “town hall meeting” on the WKYK Opinion page for all everyone to see. Because many people are unable to attend real, face to face town hall meetings. I am personally inviting every community leader in Yancey and Mitchell county. The topic of...
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Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 6/26 – 7/3/22

Ethan Kole King, 23 of Burnsville, NC. Deputy W. Hobson arrested King for failure to appear in court. He was issued $10,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 7/13/2022. Danay Rebel Burke, 41 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy D. Keepers arrested Burke for failure to notify sheriff of...
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Chopped Teens: Summer Reading Cooking Competition

Spruce Pine Public Library in partnership with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Mitchell County Center presents: Chopped Teen Edition. Teens, If You Can’t Take the Heat, Get into the Library Kitchen!. Are you a teen who cooks up a storm? Does your sister saute? Can your kid cook everything...
SPRUCE PINE, NC
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Go tell it on Upper Street

Downtown Worship unites nearby churches, attendees in Spruce Pine. Upper Street in downtown Spruce Pine on Wednesday, June 22 buzzed with the sound of live worship music and guest speakers during the first Downtown Worship Event presented by L&L Furniture. People packed Upper Street starting just after 5:30 p.m. to...
SPRUCE PINE, NC
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Free Bakersville soccer tournament delivers competition, education

The Williams YMCA of Avery County, through a partnership with the Mitchell County Recreation Department, reached the local Latino community with a day of fun and competition on Saturday, June 25 during the “Score a Goal Against COVID” rapid soccer tournament. The free tournament was held at Gouge...
MITCHELL COUNTY, NC
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Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 6/19 – 6/26/22

Carrie Dawn Duncan, 30 of Bakersville, NC. Detective J. Masters arrested Duncan for felony possession of marijuana. She was issued $5,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court. Johnathan Travis Beam, 43 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy N. Bowman arrested Beam for failure to pay child support. He was issued...
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Lorie Buchanan Bailey

Lorie Buchanan Bailey, age 55, of the Ledger Community, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at CarePartners Solace Center. A native of Mitchell County, she was the daughter of Judy Byrd Buchanan of Ledger and the late Wade Buchanan, who passed away in 1982. She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents: Clarence and Clara Byrd and paternal grandparents: Everett and Marjorie Buchanan.
MITCHELL COUNTY, NC
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Schedule set for Mitchell football team

The Mitchell High School varsity football team will play five games at home and five games on the road and will face familiar non-conference opponents during the 2022-23 season, which is slated to kick off on Friday, Aug. 19 at Erwin. After traveling to Erwin in Week 1, the Mountaineers...
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Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 6/12 – 6/19/22

Scott Daniel Hugh, 34 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy L. Tipton arrested Hugh for failure to appear in court on traffic related offense. He was issued $500.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 7/5/2022. Marilyn M. Nanney, 60 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy Z. Huskins arrested Nanney for...
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Flood Advisory issued June 15 at 7:29PM EDT by NWS

NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-NC1263FA968D84.FloodAdvisory.1263FAA29BD8NC.GSPFLSGSP.fdb6d828dbad54221ec98a36125acb3a. Alert for Avery; Mitchell (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service. Met. Flood Advisory. Expected. Minor. Likely. SAME. 2022-06-15T19:29:00-04:00. 2022-06-15T22:30:00-04:00. NWS Greenville-Spartanburg (Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina) Flood Advisory issued June 15 at 7:29PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg. * WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected....
MITCHELL COUNTY, NC
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Special Weather Statement issued June 15 at 6:59PM EDT by NWS

NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-NC1263FA96722C.SpecialWeatherStatement.1263FA968DE8NC.GSPSPSGSP.629db9070a303cd88bc048c2c11de5d1. Alert for Avery; Mitchell (North Carolina) Issued by the National Weather Service. Met. Special Weather Statement. Expected. Minor. Observed. SAME. SPS. 2022-06-15T12:00:00-04:00. 2022-06-15T19:30:00-04:00. NWS Greenville-Spartanburg (Western North Carolina and Northwest South Carolina) Special Weather Statement issued June 15 at 6:59PM EDT by NWS Greenville-Spartanburg. …A strong thunderstorm will impact...
MITCHELL COUNTY, NC
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Commissioners OK resolution paving way for occupancy tax hike

The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting on Monday, June 6 unanimously backed a resolution in support of a House bill that allows the county to increase its total occupancy tax to 6%. The revision repeals the current occupancy tax ordinance which went into effect in 1987....
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Board hears plans for local veterans memorial

Mitchell County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 58 is eying improvements to the local veterans memorial at the Mitchell Courthouse in Bakersville. Local DAV treasurer Ron Stirling brought up the topic Monday, June 6 during the public comments portion of the regular meeting of the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners. The...
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