Public Vigil for Healthcare – September 30th at 7:30pm

Public Vigil for Healthcare

On Saturday, September 30, the Labor and Delivery service at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital will close.

To mark this loss to healthcare for Yancey and Mitchell counties a public vigil will be held that evening at 7:30 in Riverside Park in Spruce Pine.

Pastors from both counties are coming together to lead this Vigil for Healthcare. All who are concerned about the availability of essential health services in our mountain communities are urged to attend.

The Vigil for Healthcare is co-sponsored by SEARCH (Sustaining Essential and Rural Community Healthcare), a recently formed organization of concerned citizens that seeks to “empower greater involvement in decisions affecting the healthcare of our residents” and “to preserve, strengthen and expand access to essential medical services in our area.”

The vigil is also co-sponsored by the Yancey-Mitchell NAACP whose mission “is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons.”


Light Eternal, sway with me,love me
Beat your reds with somber yellow strengthlight image
Dance with us in we.

Art as a candle flame, Connie is a local Mitchel County artist holding vigil, hope, and action. Light Eternal is inspired by SEARCH and the closing of Labor and Delivery at BRRH.


If you would like to leave positive encouragement, or thoughts, please feel free to do so.
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Thank you,
Your SEARCH Support

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