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NEWS-JOURNAL PHOTO/BRANDON ROBERTS Leah Spitz, left, of Bridal Photography, and Debby Hipps, owner of Visions Weddings and Events, of Asheville, talk during the Blue Ridge Weddings Pop Up Show this past Saturday at the Cross Street Commerce Center in Spruce Pine.

SPRUCE PINE – Hundreds of people meandered through the Cross Street Commerce Center this past Saturday during the first Blue Ridge Weddings Pop Up Show.

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NEWS-JOURNAL PHOTO/CORY SPIERS Jim McManus, owner of McManus Microwave in Buladean, explains the process of making high-tech radar parts for military planes. McManus, who has a degree in physics, said he loves the engineering side of his job.

BULADEAN – Jim McManus loves coming to work every day.



Mitchell senior Brody Smith, center, stands on the platform after winning the 2017 state championship in the 400-meters.

LEDGER – Mitchell High School senior Brody Smith is highly motivated entering his final season with the track and field team.

NEWS-JOURNAL PHOTO/BRANDON ROBERTS Mitchell junior Mackenzie Douglas fights off two players from Brevard Friday, March 9, during the Lady Mountaineers 2-0 home loss to the Blue Devils.

LEDGER – Mitchell High School girls’ soccer head coach Meredith Hoilman knows experience is something she can’t teach.

LEDGER – Mitchell High School’s softball team will rely heavily on experience this season.


Elden Monroe Cooke Sr.

Virginia ‘Jenny’ Cook

Martha Burleson Benfield

Martha Burleson Benfield, 81, of the Pyatte Community, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Johnson City Medical Center.

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