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The National Audubon Society will send letters this month to landowners in the Red Hill area whose property may be a suitable habitat for the golden-winged warbler. Audubon is working to conserve habitat for the birds, whose numbers in the Appalachian region have dwindled. PHOTO BY MARK PECK/FLICKRCC

An organization dedicated to conservation is working to preserve habitats used by a species of small bird that spends part of the year in Western North Carolina.

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the team from the History Chanel show American Pickers are returning to North Carolina.

BAKERSVILLE – As early voting gets under way this week, slightly more people are registered to vote in Mitchell County than during the primary. 



Mitchell junior quarterback Ben Young prepares to split two Hendersonville defenders this past Friday during the Mountaineers’ 35-22 victory. Young finished the game with 178 yards rushing and 133 yards passing. Mitchell hosts rival Mountain Heritage this coming Friday in Ledger. MNJ Photo/David Purtell

HENDERSONVILLE – Statistically this past Friday’s game at Hendersonville was the Mitchell football team’s toughest test of the season. 

Emma Duncan in action against Madison Oct. 11. MNJ Photo/David Purtell

LEDGER – Mitchell volleyball’s conference season came to an end with a pair of losses this past week. 

2016 Mountaineer Varsity football rolled right along Friday night with a convincing victory over the Hendersonville Bearcats.


SPRUCE PINE -- Elizabeth (Betty) Ann Brannigan, 88, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.  Betty was born Feb.

BAKERSVILLE -- Charles William “Bill” Loven, 73, of Hwy 261, Bakersville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at his home. He was a native of Mitchell County and the son of the late Edmund T.

LITTLE SWITZERLAND -- William Marcus (Bill) Queen Jr., 68, of Little Switzerland, passed away Sept. 29, 2016, at the V.A. Medical Center in Asheville. He was the son of William Marcus Queen Sr.

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