News Stories

BAKERSVILLE — Around 600 kids attended Child Fest 2016 at Mitchell County High School Saturday sponsored by the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children and Child Care Resource and Referral. 

SPRUCE PINE- — The Toe River Health Department will be asking Mitchell County for a substantial increase in funding … in about 10 years.  

MNJ HOTO/DAVID PURTELL Nate Allen, owner of Knife and Fork on Locust Street in Spruce Pine, plans for his restaurant to be in its new space by this summer.

SPRUCE PINE — Knife and Fork is getting a new home in downtown Spruce Pine. 


Mitchell’s Luke Tipton, right, and Jason Burleson dive for a fly ball to left-center field against Hendersonville.

UPDATE: Mitchell lost to Mountain Heritage 3-5 Tuesday night in Burnsville. The loss, and Madison's win over Avery, effectively knocks Mitchell out of the race for the WHC championship.

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association finalized conference realignments this past week had little effect on Mitchell High School.

Mitchell’s Kaitlyn Sparks takes off after getting a hit against Hendersonville.

BAKERSVILLE —Mitchell’s softball team got a much-needed win last week before losing a close game. 


BAKERSVILLE — Robert William “Bobby” Huskins, 89, of the Lily Branch Community, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 

He was the son of the late Charles and Creanie Gouge Huskins. 

BURNSVILLE — Jayne “Granny” Lewis Phillips, 81, of Phillips Road, Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord April 22, 2016.

BAKERSVILLE — LeElla Greene Cooke, 83 of Staggerweed Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord April 22, 2016. 

The MItchell News

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