Commissioners, BOE again talk new school


BAKERSVILLE — After months focused primarily on the ongoing pandemic, conversations about the new school project are back among the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners and Board of Education. 

NCDOT completes 19E widening project


SPRUCE PINE — The bright orange cones and traffic barrels that have dotted U.S. 19E for months have finally disappeared, marking the completion of the highway widening project. 

2 commissioners raise EMS questions


BAKERSVILLE — Mitchell County Commissioners Matthew “Vern” Grindstaff and Jeff Harding questioned a representative from the county’s new EMS provider, Lifeguard, about why there are no ventilators