Parkway Playhouse Jr Dinosaurs Before Dark

What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go? While exploring one afternoon, siblings Jack and Annie discover a tree house full of books. Jack looks through a book about dinosaurs and wishes he could see a real one. Suddenly the wind begins to blow and the tree house starts to spin wildly. When it finally stops, Jack and Annie open (more)

Informative Program on Mayland Early College

On Thursday, October 2, the Rotary Club received a program on Mayland Early College. Rotarian Rick Spurling introduced Muffy Dayton, Principal of Mayland Early College High School, who presented a very informative program about her school. The school has existed for five years, beginning with a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and is now a line item in the state budget. Currently (more)

The Market on Oak Celebrates Ninth Anniversary

On November 3, 2005, the Mitchell County Development Foundation opened the doors to the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree store in downtown Spruce Pine.  The non-profit organization and retail space began with 15 artists creating handcrafted products based or derived from the Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree book.  In September 2011, the Foundation expanded the project to enable the (more)