News Stories

SPRUCE PINE – Groups dedicated to helping foster children met Friday for a lesson in handling stress.

BAKERSVILLE – Mitchell County has the highest rates of children in foster care and juvenile detention in the state, according to a recently published study.

The playground at Riverside Park was badly damaged by a fire May 19

SPRUCE PINE — In an act of random vandalism, the climbing walls and a slide at the Rotary Playground at Riverside Park in Spruce Pine were destroyed this past Thursday when someone set fire to the


ASHEVILLE – Mitchell High School student athletes were honored at the 55th annual WNC Sports Banquet on May 15 at the Grove Park Inn. 

GREENSBORO – Mitchell athletes competed in seven events Friday at the 1A track and field state championships at N.C. A&T State University.

Justin Greene

BAKERSVILLE – Six Mitchell baseball players earned all-conference honors in the Western Highlands Conference. 


TEXAS -- The Rev. Bill Buchanan (Bro. Bill) passed away May 19, 2016, at the Longview Regional Medical Center in Texas resulting from complications from a fall at home April 18, 2016.

MORGANTON -- Mrs. Meredith Juanita Bradley Rathbone, 81, of Morganton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Friday, May 20, 2016.  Born in Marion Aug.

Virgil Ray Boozer, 92, of Spruce Pine, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, in the Brian Center.

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