Mitchell junior lineman Michael Robertson knocks the ball loose from Madison quarterback Trevor Edwards Friday, Oct. 12, during the Mountaineers’ 54-0 win over the Patriots in Marshall. Robertson had four tackles in the win. (Cory Spiers/News-Journal)

MARSHALL – Mitchell High School’s varsity football team got back on track Friday, Oct.

Enrique Huaroco (obscured) and Joe Conley (No. 45) converge on an Avery County running back as Ty Turbyfill (No. 2) and Chandler Horney (No. 61) approach Tuesday, Oct. 9, during Mitchell Middle School’s 40-0 win over the Vikings in Ledger. The Mountaineers finished the season a perfect 8-0. (Cory Spiers/News-Journal)

LEDGER – The Mitchell Middle Mountaineers wrapped up a perfect regular season with a 40-0 win over the Avery Middle

Mitchell Middle School tight end Joe Conley scores after catching a Ty Turbyfill pass Tuesday, Oct. 2, in a home win over East Yancey.

LEDGER – The Mitchell Middle School Mountaineers improved to a perfect 7-0 Tuesday, Oct.


Hal Ellis Sparks, 74, died unexpectedly at his home in Loganville, Georgia, Sept.16, 2018.

Mildred Alvina Huff, 87, of Little Switzerland, passed away Saturday, Oct.

Harold Bridgebane “H.B.” Copley, of Penland, passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 8, 2018.

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