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Allan Greene, with the state Department of Labor, congratulates Unimin employees on their safety award Aug. 16.

SPRUCE PINE – If there is safety in numbers, then those numbers for Unimin Schoolhouse Quartz are 2003, 2011, 2012 and 2015, which are the years the mine has won the Sentinels of Safety award, wide

MNJ PHOTO/BRANDON ROBERTS The CSX wrecking derrick, commonly known and the “Waycross Crane,” in the yard at the former Mitchell Lumber Co. has been donated to North Carolina Transportation Museum by the Bud Phillips Estate.

SPRUCE PINE – The boom was lowered at the end of July and after some small repairs to the brakes and the third hook, called the “stinger,” the Waycross Crane, as it’s known, in the yard at the form

BAKERSVILLE – It looks as though County Manager Charles Vines will be on the job a little longer than planned.


Mitchell players burst onto the field before the start of Friday's game.

LEDGER – West Wilkes scored on its first drive against Mitchell this past Friday and it was the only time the Blackhawks saw the end zone.

The 2016 Mitchell Mountaineers took the field Friday night and picked up where they left off in December.

Photos: Natasha Smith/For the MNJ

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell Mountaineers football season begins officially at 7:30 p.m. this Friday when the team host West Wilkes. 


GREEN MOUNTAIN -- Cassie S. Honeycutt, 91, of Green Mountain, went home to be with Jesus Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Brian Center Health and Rehab. 

BAKERSVILLE -- Thelma Whitson Street, 89, of Bakersville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at the Trinity Place in Albemarle.  

ASHEVILLE -- Daisy Jean Cregger Birchfield, affectionately known as Mammo, 82, was called to heaven Saturday, July 30, 2016.

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