News Stories

Experts say this coming Monday’s solar eclipse is one of those “where were you when …” moments and tens of millions of people are expected to watch, many of them in Western North Carolina.

Mission Health announced in a press release this past Thursday its intent to protect options for consumers who participate in the North Carolina health insurance exchange and stay in-network and ac

David Martinez, left, and Stacey Lane, center, pose with Jeff Vance of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension after being announced as winners of the Governor’s Volunteer Award.

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting this past week recognized two local Governor’s Volunteer Award winners, received an update from tax collector Bri



LEDGER – Mitchell High School’s boys’ soccer team lost both of its games this week.

The Mitchell Mountaineers begin their 2016 season this coming Friday when the team travels to take on Erwin.

NEWS-JOURNAL PHOTO/CORY SPIERS – Participants cross the river during the 14th annual Springmaid Splash this past Saturday at Springmaid Mountain.

SPRUCE PINE – Rain stopped just in time this past Saturday for the 14th annual Springmaid Splash, a series of trail races held at Springmaid Mountain. It features a 10K, 5K and a kids run.



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Marie Buchanan Sparks


Bonnie Lou Elferdink

Dec. 25, 1948 — July 15, 2017

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