Commissioners approve purchase of land for Mitchell County Schools

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting this past week unanimously approved a resolution to purchase land for Mitchell County Schools.

Superintendent Chad Calhoun intended to be at the meeting to discuss the resolution but was sick. Instead, board Chair Matthew Grindstaff presented the resolution.

“The property is prime real estate for creating an entrance and an exit for the high school,” Grindstaff said. “A group of us met with the owner and he was very open to selling it.”

The 5.5-acre parcel of property sits just a few minutes away from Mitchell High on Ledger School Road. The property has a tax value of $148,000. The county offered $131,000, which the owner accepted.

The board also unanimously approved the consent agenda that included the appointment of The Quartz Corp.’s Scott Reece to the High Country Workforce Development Board.

Prior to the start of its regular meeting, the board met in special session to discuss Department of Social Services matters.

During the special session, DSS Director Paula Holtsclaw presented her department update.

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