Welcome to the Website for your Hometown Newspaper

Carrying on the community newspaper tradition in Yancey County since 1898 


Notice of Changes to Access

The Yancey Common Times website transition phase is coming to an end. As you know, our current newspapers have been accessible online at no charge for several months. We did this in order to give subscribers who want the online edition ample time to create an account.

Beginning with the February 7th edition, newspapers will only be available to current subscribers. If you are a subscriber and have not created an account, it is an easy process. If you had an online account prior to the conversion, you must create a new account for the new system. Your new username is your email address.


We verify the subscription status of all requests for online access when signing up for the “Current Subscriber”plan. If you create an account during non-business hours, we will verify and approve your subscription the next business day.


What does an online account offer?

   Access to the current issue 

   Access to back issues of the Yancey Common Times Journal

What does mean for our subscribers?

    For our current subscribers – those who already are getting a newspaper in the mail – the process to sign up for the online version can be found by clicking on the “Subscribe” tab in the top menu and then clicking on “Current Subscribers.”

    If you don’t have a subscription, or want to renew online - the process to purchase a subscription can be found by clicking on the “Subscribe” tab in the top menu and then clicking on “New Subscribers.” You will be redirected to PayPal after the registration process is complete.

Once an account has been created – enter your email address and password in the section on the right of the screen “Subscriber Login.”