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Cassidy Gentry, left, and Hannah Welborn-Lewis

BAKERSVILLE -- Twelve-year-old Cassidy Gentry, of Spruce Pine, was crowned 2017 Junior NC Rhododendron Queen during the 70th Rhododendron Festival Saturday in Bakersville.

GRASSY CREEK – More than $30,000 worth of phones and tablets were stolen Saturday from the US Cellular store at 11959 Highway 226 South in Spruce Pine.

SPRUCE PINE – Town officials say repairs to the fire-ravaged playground at Riverside Park should be finished before the end of July.

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Sports

BAKERSVILLE -- Mitchell Athletic Director Jamie Bell announced this past Wednesday the school has accepted the resignation of 11-year head men’s basketball coach Daron Williams. 

BAKERSVILLE – Mitchell junior quarterback Ben Young spent most of this past week attending camps at three major in-state universities.

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – The Carter County Sports Hall of Fame opened its doors this past Saturday for Dawn Lowe, former Unaka High School standout and current teacher at Mitchell High School. 

Obituaries

BOONE -- Jennings Bryan Robinson, of Boone, passed away June 13, 2016, at the age of 94.

GREEN MOUNTAIN -- Edith Miller Bennett, 96, of Flat Branch Road, Green Mountain, passed away, June 18, 2016. She was a native of Mitchell County and a daughter of the late Ed and Sarah Miller. 

JONAS RIDGE -- Bill Ollis, 89, of Highway 183 in Jonas Ridge, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at his home.

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
Fax: 828-765-1616