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Through the duration of the partial government shutdown, Grandfather Mountain will offer complimentary admission to affected federal employees and their guests. The park is open year-round, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas, weather permitting. (Photo by Amy Renfranz/Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation)

As the partial government shutdown continues, Grandfather Mountain will offer complimentary admission to affected g

SPRUCE PINE – A recent Community Needs survey conducted by the Mitchell Wellness Initiative – an ad hoc group tryin

LEDGER – The Mitchell County Board of Education at its regular meeting this past week approved Cope Architecture as


Should elected officials have quarterly town hall forums?

People need to be asking questions to those responsible for shaping our public policy, and the elected officials need a chance to respond – town hall forums aren’t meant to be a one-way conduit of information.


Mitchell junior Tyler McKinney attempts a layup Wednesday, Jan. 9, in an 84-82 loss at McDowell. McKinney had a team-high 22 points in the game. (Photo by Tessa Taylor)

LEDGER – The Mitchell High School boys’ basketball team snapped a season-long four-game losing skid Friday, Jan.

Mitchell High School’s senior wrestlers were honored Thursday, Jan. 10, before a home Western Highlands Conference match against Polk. The Mountaineers defeated the Wolverines 51-25 (Brandon Roberts/News-Journal)

LEDGER – Seniors on the Mitchell High School wrestling team were honored Thursday, Jan.

Mitchell junior Hannah McMahan plays defense Wednesday, Jan. 9, in a 57-42 loss at McDowell. (Photo by Tessa Taylor)

LEDGER – The Mitchell High School girls’ basketball team earned a 54-41 road win at Polk County this past week to c


Edna Padgett

Edna Jones Padgett, 87, of Taylorsville, died Sunday, Jan. 6.

Jo Ann Simmons, 69, of  Lynn Gap Road, Spruce Pine, passed away Friday, Dec.

Vicky Ferradaz, 56, of the Buladean Community, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Dec.

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