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Discount chain Fred’s has announced its Spruce Pine location at 11931 S. NC 226 is one of three stores closing in North Carolina and among 159 closing nationwide by the end of May.

SPRUCE PINE – Discount chain Fred’s has announced its Spruce Pine location at 11931 S.

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell County Transportation Authority is working to raise awareness about its low-cost veteran



Kenlie Boone (No. 5) secures the ball as Nicole Whitson (No. 25) and Savannah McMahan (No. 4) approach during the Mountaineers 6-1 win over Mountain Heritage. (Photo by Stephanie Whitson)

LEDGER – Mitchell High School’s girls’ soccer team earned its first win of the season Monday, April 1, by downing M

Mitchell High School sophomore Adam Gortney hits a chip shot Thursday, March 28, during a home Western Highlands Conference golf match. The Mountaineers won the contest, shooting 371 as a team. (Brandon Roberts/MNJ)

TRYON – The Mitchell High School golf team began its quest to return to the state championships Thursday, March 21,

LEDGER – Five current Mitchell wrestlers and three future Mountaineers participated Saturday, March 30, in the 14th


Norene Duncan McKinney, 85, of Estelle Lane, Spruce Pine, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Blue Ridge Regional Hos

William Leland “Bill” Hayes, 81, of Chestnut Grove Road, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the St.

Mr. Morris Boyd “Buddy” Adcock, 78, of Sharpsburg, Georgia, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019.

The MItchell News

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