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The Fund for Mitchell County is pleased to announce $50,000 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations providing critical services for economically disadvantaged people. 

Harris Auditorium naming efforts begin

North Carolina Living Treasure and local basket-maker Billie Ruth Sudduth, right, talks to a customer this past weekend during the 2016 TRAC Holiday Studio Tour. MNJ photo/Brandon Roberts

Ed and Rebecca McKee, of Winston-Salem and sometimes Bandana, walked leisurely through local potter Ken Sedberry’s Micaville studio, stopping often to admire and discuss the works of art on the she



The month of December is here and Mountaineer fans have been treated with wins in each of the previous five months going all the way back to mid-August.

Mitchell's Alex McKinney (89) and Trevor Self pursue Cherokee quarterback Tye Mintz during Mitchell's 45-14 win in the third round of the 1-A state playoffs Friday. MNJ photo/David Purtell

LEDGER – Mitchell football is heading back to the state semifinals after a convincing victory over Cherokee in the third round of the 1-A state playoffs.

Mitchell's Trevor self chases the Hayesville quarterback. MNJ photo/David Purtell

LEDGER – Mitchell football had another exceptional playoff performance Friday night in its second-round win over Hayesville.


NEWLAND -- Donald A. Wise, 75, of Henson’s Creek Road, Newland, died Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, at his home.

BAKERSVILLE -- Lorraine Lenora Simpson, 89, of Misty Cove Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord, Nov. 11, 2016.

FORK MOUNTAIN -- Melvin D. Ledford, 85, of the Fork Mountain Community, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Mission Hospital in Asheville.

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