Annual Clothesline Project 10/30


Mars Hill University’s Annual Clothesline Project will be held October 30, 2014, from 10 am – 2 pm in front of Pittman Dining Hall. The Clothesline project began in 1990 in Massachussetts when a small group of women wanted to find a way to educate people about and recognize the pervasive problem of domestic violence.  This event visibly promotes awareness by (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)