News Stories

Kelly Jones, of Spruce Pine, works in TV (above), radio, marketing, decorating and, left, was 2015 Rhododendron Queen.

SPRUCE PINE – Kelly Jones had several things she wanted to do for a living after graduating from UNC-Charlotte.

This Charters of Freedom setting in Sylva is similar to the one being planned for Bakersville.

BAKERSVILLE – Foundation Forward, a nonprofit education organization based in Morganton, is building a Charters of Freedom setting consisting of the Declaration of Independence, the United States C

BAKERSVILLE – The filing period for the 2018 elections began Monday, Feb. 12, with some familiar names and several newcomers submitting paperwork to be on the ballot.



NEWS-JOURNAL PHOTO/CORY SPIERS Mitchell senior Zoe Cloer (No. 3) guards a Mountain Heritage player Friday, Feb. 16, during the Lady Mountaineers’ 60-38 loss to the Cougars in the Western Highlands Conference Championship game. Cloer had 5 points in the loss.

LEDGER – The Mitchell High School girls’ basketball team will spend a lot of time on its home court during the state playoffs.

NEWS-JOURNAL PHOTO/BRANDON ROBERTS Mitchell wrestler Ryan Richardson, pictured, defeated Cherokee’s Caden Pheasant by fall Saturday, Feb. 17, in the 160-pound consolation semifinals of the NCHSAA 1A Individual State Wrestling Championships in Greensboro. Richardson, a junior, finished third in the state in his weight class.

GREENSBORO – Two Mitchell wrestlers earned third-place finishes this past weekend at the NCHSAA 1A Individual Wrestling Championships at Greensboro Coliseum.

GREENSBORO – Two of the five Mitchell High School wrestlers that qualified for the 2018 NCHSAA 1A Individual Wrestling Champions


Lennie McKinney Greer

July 3, 1935 — Feb. 17, 2018

Samuel McDowell Steele Jr.

March 16, 1939 — Feb. 2, 2018


Bernice Silver Howell

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