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New Editor at the Yancey Times Journal

David Grindstaff, a native of Mitchell County is a longtime resident of the Newdale Community. He is a familiar face around Yancey County after working with the Journal as a contributing sports reporter/photographer and as News Director at WKYK and WTOE Radio for the past several years. He recently began a new job here at the paper, taking over as Editor for Jody Higgins, who is retiring after 24 years of service to Yancey County and its citizens. Following graduation from Harris High in Spruce Pine and a stint at Haywood Community College, David learned the business from the bottom up after he began his career in newspaper at the Tri-County News as a dark room tech. and staff reporter. During his time in the newspaper business he was also on staff at the Mitchell Journal, Avery Post and the Mountain Times in Watauga Ashe and Avery Counties. He also founded yanceysports.com. on the World Wide Web.  David lives with his son Gray and daughter Windy on Blue Rock Road. “We are thrilled he’s part of the Yancey Times-Journal team,” Ad Director Pat Randolph said. If you have news or photos that you would like to share with us please feel free to send them to David’s email address, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

or stop by and pay him a visit at our offices located at 22 N Main Street in Burnsville. “I appreciate this opportunity and will work hard to continue the excellent community news and sports coverage this paper has been know for in the past,” Grindstaff said.


In Yancey Times Journal Jan. 28, 2015


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With help Yancey Theatre moves forward with conversion to digital

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