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Exceptional Students at Mitchell High School show off the equipment at the new outdoor EC activity center during the center’s open house Wednesday, April 17 as teachers and other visitors watch and enjoy refreshments. Those who supported the activity center through grant support as well as local politicians, parents and administrators attended the open house. (Cory Spiers/MNJ)

LEDGER – Dozens of locals got a close look at Mitchell High School’s new outdoor Exceptional Children Activity Cent

Blacksmith Jason Lonon performs a demonstration in 2018 during the 12th annual Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival as a crowd watches. The demonstration tent, which attracted a large number of spectators throughout the day, was sponsored by Spruce Pine Main Street, Penland School of Craft and Haywood Community College. (MNJ file photo)

SPRUCE PINE – Fire on the Mountain, the annual blacksmithing festival, will bring demonstrations, vendors and hands

LEDGER – Mayland Early College met its expected growth for the previous school year, earned a school performance gr



Mitchell sophomore Kenlie Boone fights (No. 5) off a Mountain Heritage defender Wednesday, April 17, during the Mountaineers’ 8-1 home win over the Cougars. (Brandon Roberts/MNJ)

LEDGER – The Mitchell High School girls’ soccer team snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday, April 17, with an

Junior Zeus Ponder pitched a complete game no-hitter and struck out 16 compared to two walks in game one of a doubleheader at Avery. (Brandon Roberts/MNJ)

LEDGER – Mitchell High School’s varsity baseball team took both games of a doubleheader at Avery Wednesday, April 1

The Mitchell Middle School soccer team ended the 2019 season undefeated in Toe River Conference play.


Barbara Parsley, 74, of Boyd Cemetery Road, Little Switzerland, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home.

Ollie Grindstaff Hughes, 85, of Little Rock Lane, Spruce Pine, died Friday, April 19, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional

Maggie Rae Young, 6, of Stagger Weed Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord April 6, 2019.

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