News Stories

The Quartz Corp. employees Bobby Hoilman, Anthony Penland and David Ledford install an outdoor classroom at Harris Middle School Monday, Aug. 6, during the company’s Volunteer Impact Day.

More than 140 employees of The Quartz Corp. in Spruce Pine were not at work Monday, Aug.

SPRUCE PINE – It began as a request for a series of future debates, but the debate seems to have already begun.

Mitchell County Special Olympics Athlete Andrea Greene holds a sign welcoming the Dream Riders to Switzerland Inn as a Dream Rider offers a gesture of appreciation.

LITTLE SWITZERLAND – Athletes from the Mitchell County and McDowell County Special Olympics were at the Switzerland



Fifth-year Mitchell High School head football coach Travise Pitman has been appointed athletic director effective immediately. Pitman replaces Jamie Bell, who resigned the position this past June.

LEDGER – Mitchell County Schools, Mitchell High School and the Mitchell High School Athletic Department anno

One week into the 2018 football season and things are on schedule with the Mountaineers. 

The football playing career of Alex McKinney appears to have ended.


Bobby J. Kennard, 86, of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord July 30, 2018.

Steve Lamar Earwood, 68, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018, at his home.

Billy Sanford Whitson

The MItchell News

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