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SPRUCE PINE – Spruce Pine Police Chief Bill Summerlin says he is getting reports of a new local phone scam.

Artists in Bakersville during the Art Walk Friday, Sept. 14, officially declared “Barron Day” in the town to honor the contributions of residents Dan and Brette Barron. Pictured, from left, is Anita Connelly, Brette Barron and Dan Barron. (Brandon Roberts/Mitchell News-Journal)

BAKERSVILLE – The arts community in Bakersville officially declared “Barron Day” Friday, Sept.

FAITH Rider Pat McNeill, left, FAITH Riders Alabama State Coordinator Phillip Cook, center, and Spruce Pine First Baptist Church Pastor Rocky Branch discuss starting a chapter of the motorcycle ministry in Spruce Pine. (Brandon Roberts/Mitchell News-Journal)

SPRUCE PINE – A local pastor has reached out to members of the FAITH Riders motorcycle ministry about starting a ch



A host of Mitchell High School Junior Varsity football players bring down a Smoky Mountain ball carrier Thursday, Sept. 13, during the Mountaineers 24-20 loss to the Mustangs. (Brandon Roberts/Mitchell News-Journal)

LEDGER – The Mitchell High School junior varsity football team fell short of its first win of the year Thursday, Se

Mitchell senior running back Landon Miller (No. 2) looks for a lane behind senior lineman Hudson Boone (No. 70) during the Mountaineers 41-20 win Friday, Sept. 14, over Franklin in Ledger. Miller rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries and had 112 yards receiving in the win. (Brandon Roberts/Mitchell News-Journal)

LEDGER – Mitchell High School’s varsity football team passed a tough test with flying colors.

NEWLAND – The Mitchell Middle School Mountaineers remain unbeaten after traveling to Newland Tuesday, Sept.


Robert D. Parsons, 92, of Port Charlotte, Florida, left peacefully from his home Saturday, Sept.

Charles Patrick Medley, known as “Pat” to family and friends, passed away Aug.

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