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Mitchell County Schools Superintendent Chad Calhoun talks to a group of pastors and concerned citizens who came to Ledger to pray Friday, Nov. 9, after a controversial play was performed at Mitchell High School the day before. Calhoun said he instructed the school to stop the play immediately and he regrets what happened. (Cory Spiers/News-Journal)

LEDGER – A group of nearly 40 pastors and others gathered Friday, Nov.

BAKERSVILLE – Republicans Steve Pitman and Jeff Harding will join Republican incumbent Matthew “Vern” Grindstaff on

Sibelco recently donated $3,500 to Mitchell County Toys for Tots, the largest one-time donation to the program to date.


LEDGER – Mitchell High School’s wrestling team opens its season Thursday, Nov.

Harris Lady Blue Devils Abby Ledford, left, and Reagan Sparks wait for a rebound in a game against East Yancey. (Stephanie Warren/for the News-Journal)

The Harris Middle School Blue Devils boys’ and girls’ basketball teams began the 2018-19 season Thursday, Nov.


Jimmie M. Smith, 88, of Woods Road, Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

M. Douglas Rowell, a longtime resident of Little Switzerland, passed away at his home Sunday, Oct.

Jackie George Hoilman, 79, of McKinney Cove Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov.

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