Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Registration Begins July 1


We are approaching that time of year again!  The 2017 Carolina Mountains Literary Festival will take place September 7-9 in venues around Burnsville’s town square.  This year’s event, themed Old Ways New Ways: Change and Tradition will feature approximately 50 free sessions with author readings and an opening night concert of regional music, old and (more)

Sutton Receives Spruce Pine Rotary Scholarship


At its weekly meeting on Thursday, June 15, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine presented
a $500 scholarship to Davis Sutton, a member of the Mitchell High School Class of 2017. Pictured with Sutton is Rotarian Elaine Percival, who presented Sutton with the scholarship.
Photo and information provided by Rotarian Brandon Roberts.

Cannon Receives Grant to Expand Behavioral Health


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services  has selected Charles A. Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital (Cannon Hospital) in Avery County,   to receive a $6.5 million grant award, to expand the availability of behavioral health beds in the western region of North (more)