Regional

Holiday events begin this weekend around county

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SPRUCE PINE – The Mountain Christmas Trail of Lights and Holiday Events begins in Mitchell County Saturday, Nov. 30, with events in both Spruce Pine and Bakersville. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Tree-lighting ceremony

The town of Bakersville Holiday Lighting Ceremony is 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Historic Courthouse.

 

MOUNTAINEERS CRUSH VIKINGS

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LEDGER – Mitchell High School’s varsity football team closed the regular season on a high note by thrashing visiting Avery County 51-6 Friday, Nov. 8, on senior night in Ledger. 

Rural counties getting another $15 million for broadband

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After years of frustration, much of Macon County may soon have access to high-speed internet, and the expansion could continue thanks to a $15 million grant from the state. HB387 passed the Senate on Tuesday, and bill co-sponsor Rep. Kevin Corbin said he expects the governor to sign it. There is no...