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A Christmas tree adorned with Old World Christmas ornaments at Uptown Funk in downtown Spruce Pine won a national display contest among the company’s more than 100 retailers.

SPRUCE PINE – Downtown Spruce Pine business Uptown Funk recently won first place in a nationwide contest for one of the store’s displays.

Apparently, there was no way of preventing it. If I had knee pads I would have worn them out begging Cindy Lindsey not to retire. Alas, that day has come.

The National Council on Aging, or NCOA, reports approximately 1-in-10 Americans over age 60 have experienced some form of elder abuse.



Lady Mountaineers freshman Paige Johnson drives past a Rosman defender Thursday, Dec. 7, during Mitchell’s 71-40 road win over the Tigers. Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the game.

LEDGER – The Mitchell High School girls’ basketball team earned a 71-40 win at Rosman this past week to get back on track after suffering its first loss of the season to McDowell the final day of N

Bowman’s Chandra Jenkins (No. 24), Chloe Carter (No.14) and Harris’ Jerika Carpenter (No.10) and Emree Hoilman (No. 4) go after a loose ball. The Lady Bulldogs defeated the Lady Blue Devils 24-16 Monday, Dec. 4, in Bakersville.

BAKERSVILLE – The Bowman Lady Bulldogs are the regular-season Toe River Conference Champions and were two points away from a perfect 11-0 record.

LEDGER – Nine members of the Mitchell High School football team were among those named Western Highlands All-Conference players.


Spruce Pine

Randy Cole

Randy Cole, 60, of Galax Trail, Spruce Pine, gathered hands with his Savior Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at his home.


Barbara Kate Conley


Parnell Buchanan

The MItchell News

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