News Stories

SPRUCE PINE – Duke Energy and Mayland Community College announced this past Thursday a $250,000 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation.

Katie Boone, a third-grade teacher at Deyton Elementary, works with children July 19 during the school system’s summer reading camp at Mitchell High School. MNJ PHOTO/DAVID PURTELL

BAKERSVILLE – Dozens of students attended the Mitchell County Schools’ summer reading camp that ended July 21.

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell County Board of Education during its July 18 meeting chose not to ban people from carrying Mace or pepper spray on school property. 



BAKERSVILLE – With one scrimmage game this preseason, those involved with the Mitchell Mountaineers football team have organized a “Meet the Mountaineers” night.

BAKERSVILLE – Three members of the Mitchell Mountaineers baseball squad have been named to the All-State team by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell Mountaineer football team will begin its 2016 campaign ranked No. 8 in class 1A.


DALLAS -- Nora “Teddy” “Tellas” Metellas Rathbone Freeman, 87, of Dallas, went to her heavenly home to be with her Lord and Savior July 20, 2016, at Brian Center Hickory Viewmont surrounded by her

BAKERSVILLE -- Jack T. Grindstaff, 86, of Bakersville, passed away July 21, 2016. He was a native of Mitchell County and a son of the late Jessie and Rosa Young Grindstaff. 

SPRUCE PINE -- Robert Love Taylor, 95, died Friday, July 8, 2016. Graveside service and interment was at 10 a.m. July 22, 2016, at Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.

The MItchell News

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
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