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The inside of the Carolina Theatre in downtown Spruce Pine. Mitchell County resident Ron Cohen has been working on a feasibility study in an effort to revitalize the facility. Photo courtesy of Foxfire Real Estate

SPRUCE PINE – One man is working to bring new life to an iconic building in downtown Spruce Pine. 

SPRUCE PINE – Blue Ridge Regional Hospital is teaming with local law enforcement in a drill to practice responding to a mass shooting inside the hospital.

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell County Board of Education took action on the following items Sept. 19 during its regular meeting.



Tony Ramos, center, demonstrates a move to area wrestlers this past Saturday during a clinic at Mitchell High School. Ramos is a two-time World Team Member and current assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. Ramos was also a 2014 NCAA National Champion and is currently training for the 2020 Olympics. MNJ PHOTO/DAVID PURTELL

Wrestlers from around North Carolina took part in a clinic Saturday hosted by one of the country’s top wrestlers.

After a week off, the Mitchell Mountaineers take the field Friday night for their homecoming game for the 2016 season.

Mitchell volleyball players come together during a match against Thomas Jefferson Academy. MNJ Photo/David Purtell

LEDGER – Mitchell volleyball headed into this week winning two of its past three matches.

The Lady Mountaineers beat Thomas Jefferson Academy Sept. 21 at home in straight sets. 


Charles William Collis entered into rest Sept. 21, 2016. He was born in Marion May 2, 1951, to the late John Collis Sr. and Irene Kelly Huff. A memorial service will be at a later date. 

BAKERSVILLE -- Marvin Paul “Pete” Jarrett, 77, of Jarrett Farm Road in the Rebels Creek community of Bakersville, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at his home.

Charles Richard Davis, 73, of the Buladean community, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at the Select Hospital in Bristol, Tennessee.

The MItchell News

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