Mitchell County resident and Rocks and Things owner Mabel Benjamin poses for a photo Friday, July 31 in her booth at the Grassy Creek Gem and Mineral Show. The show proceeded despite the ongoing pandemic by utilizing health and safety precautions. (MNJ photo/Juliana Walker)

Grassy Creek Gem Show marches on with pandemic modifications

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Parkway Fire and Rescue Department held its annual Grassy Creek Gem and Mineral Show as scheduled this past week in the field above Spruce Pine Chevrolet.  While the indoor North Carolina Mineral and Gem…

Plan for high school sports still unclear


CHAPEL HILL — The future of high school sports amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remains up in the air, said North Carolina High School Athletic Association Commissioner Que Tucker Wednesday, July