Quilts of Valor volunteer Stamie Cline (left) embraces United States Air Force veteran and Brian Center resident Ephraim “E.K.” Brown as Brian Center Administrator Shelley Tinsley helps wrap Brown in his Quilt of Valor. Brown, 67, is a highly decorated veteran who served more than 20 years in the Air Force, including three tours of duty in Germany. (Cory Spiers/MNJ)

Veteran receives Quilt of Valor

SPRUCE PINE — The Brian Center honored its resident veterans Monday, Nov. 11, at a special Veterans Day ceremony.  Brian Center Administrator Shelley Tinsley welcomed the guests and then turned the presentation over to Shannon Tipton, who led a…

Community Resource Fair successful


BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell County Department of Social Services was among the first in the state of North Carolina to host an event to educate residents about Medicaid Transformation.