News Stories

The Great Backyard Bird Count, or GBBC is celebrating its 20th anniversary of allowing birders everywhere to show love for birds and conservation. This worldwide event takes place Feb. 17-20.

It’s really sad the way things go sometimes.

CRAIG ALLEN WISE, 29, of 110 Trim Branch Road, Newland, was arrested by Deputy Mel Tehandon for a probation violation from Avery County.


BLACK MOUNTAIN – Heading into the state playoffs, the Mitchell girls’ basketball team is battled tested to say the least.

SPARTA – Mitchell is sending four wrestlers to this weekend’s individual state finals in Greensboro, including one regional champion. 

Mitchell’s Alex McKinney takes a charge in the second half against Avery Feb. 6 in Ledger. Mitchell missed a last-second shot to tie the game in a 56-53 loss.

LEDGER – One awful quarter doomed Mitchell basketball in the first round of the Western Highlands Conference tournament against Hendersonville. 


ROAN MOUNTAIN, TENN. -- Mary Vonell Harrison Clawson, 80, of Roan Mountain, Tennessee, was surrounded by her family and friends when she went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.

JOHNSON CITY, TENN. -- Lucy Jewel Greene, 91, of Johnson City, Tennessee, a native of Mitchell County, went home to be with the Lord Feb. 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. 

SPRUCE PINE -- Ray Stafford, 80, of Spruce Pine, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

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