St Patricks Day Party to Celebrate Non-Profits


In 1999 community leaders started The Fund for Mitchell County to benefit local nonprofit organizations. The St. Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Pizza Shop in Spruce Pine will celebrate the accomplishments of nonprofits who have received grants (more)

Deyton January Super Students


Deyton Elementary School recently recognized Super Students for the month of January.  These students were chosen by staff members for outstanding effort in the classroom, kindness to others, and good behavior. Front Row:  Maria Velazquez, Skylar Lowery, Ian Burleson, Phoenix Presnell, Gabriel Watson, Abby Richardson, Addison McEntire, Daniel Biddix. Back Row:  Kiarra Shofield, Kassie Robinson, Ashley Barajas, Reagan Sparks, Lacy Taylor, Emree Hoilman, Tim Hollifield, Damien Riddle, Malachi McMahan. (clck headline for enlarged pic)

Hospitalist Program Started at Blue Ridge Regional


Blue Ridge Regional Hospital (BRRH) recently initiated a hospitalist program to provide patients with a hospital-based physician to coordinate their care while in the facility. Hospitalist programs are a common fixture in many hospitals today, allowing specially trained physicians to treat patients in the inpatient setting. This allows primary care physicians the option to focus on treating (more)