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Altec Ribbon Cutting for New Expansion

County and Town officials gathered at Altec on Thursday for a celebration ribbon cutting for the plant’s new addition to the design engineering department. The 8600 square foot addition will accommodate 45 employees and allow the company to keep expanding its work force that has (more)

Bakersville Medical Clinic Offers Help with Enrollment

The Bakersville Community Medical Clinic provides a free community service to help you apply for tax credits that will make insurance affordable to you. During this enrollment period so far, we have assisted people more than 200 times who are trying to update last year’s plan or apply for new coverage. We can help you through February 15th, and the sooner you apply, the sooner your new health insurance plan will take effect. For coverage that starts on January 1, December 15th is the deadline. If you apply by January 15, you can have insurance coverage starting February 1st. A full-time staff member of the Bakersville Clinic can answer your questions with accurate, unbiased information and will help you complete the application. We can meet you in Bakersville or Spruce Pine. Call Catherine Peck for an appointment. 828-678-0531. 

TRAC Announces New Projects Coordinator

The Toe River Arts Council is pleased to announce Robert Heffron as their new Projects Coordinator for the Toe River Arts Branding Project and Arts Resource Center [ARC].  Through grant funding, Rob will be working with professional consultants and local artists, coordinating efforts to improve the quality of life, encourage greater creative activity, and foster economic development in (more)

Heart Center Named in Top 50 in Nation

Mission Heart has been named one of the nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, a leading authority on clinical quality.  Mission Heart is the only hospital in the Carolinas to receive this recognition.  This marks the 9th time Mission has been named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. (more)

Mitchell Chamber Annual Awards Dinner

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Cross Street Center.  Over 160 members were in attendance to celebrate the nominees and winners of the Chamber’s Annual Awards. (more)

Mission Health Launches Online Store

Mission Health makes shopping for health- and wellness-related products convenient and affordable with the launch of a new online store. Customers can easily navigate the site and choose from hundreds of items from Mission Health’s retail pharmacies, retail departments and gift shops, all at the same time.  (more)

Premier Insurance Opens Spruce Pine Office

Premier Insurance Services held their official grand opening and ribbon cutting for their Spruce Pine office on Friday, November 7th. Premier Insurance is a local agency with 15 years experience to answer all your questions about health care. If you need someone to talk to about (more)

Quartz Corp., US Cellular Support Literacy

Thanks to a generous donation by the Quartz Corp., English teacher Melora Bennett was able to create a young adult reading library at Mayland Early College HIgh School.  Students submitted the titles of novels they were interested in reading and Quartz Corp. purchased the books for the students.  The next step was to build a reading center for all students to enjoy, so Mrs. Bennett wrote a grant on and was fully funded by donations from private individuals and US Cellular.  Students at MECHS now have a wide variety of books and a comfortable reading area to read and discuss the works. Congratulations to Kishia Moore at Greenlee Primary School who received a $800 Learning Links grant for inquiry experiments and leveled readers on force and motion.