Fund for Mitchell County Announces $50,000 in Grants

The Fund for Mitchell County is pleased to announce $50,000 in People in Need grants to local nonprofit organizations providing critical services for economically disadvantaged people. The grants were made in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western (more)

Family Support Network (Details)

Dellinger Explains Affordable Care Act

On Thursday, December 22, at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, Amber Dellinger, Outreach Coordinator/Certified Application Counselor for Bakersville Community Health Center, presented a program on the current open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment ends January 31, 2017. She discussed the reach and purpose of the program and how it’s utilized to (more)

Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast 1/21 (Details)

Spring Registration for Parkway Playhouse Jr.

Parkway Playhouse has become known in the last few years for its growing and nationally recognized educational programming, Parkway Playhouse Junior. The opportunity for students of this region to take classes, perform onstage, gain technical theatre experience, and enter the exciting world of improv is unprecedented. Where large suburban and metropolitan areas have ample artistic opportunities (more)

Senior Citizens Invited to be Part of Parkway Playhouse

Parkway Playhouse is excited to announce its newest program – The Parkway Players. While our theatre is widely known for its youth productions and education, we believe that education does not end at high school. By creating a reader’s theatre troupe comprised of area senior citizens we are engaging our patrons in a new way. The Parkway Players embraces a whole-person approach to (more)

TRAC Begins New Year with Exhibit in Spruce Pine

Cold wind may be whipping up your pant legs or nipping at your nose, but take a moment and step into the warmth of the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery to help celebrate over a decade of ceramic instruction. ARTsCentered will mount and exhibit at the gallery from Friday, January (more)
Piece by Michael Kline

Regional Artist Project Grants

The Toe River Arts Council, Asheville Area Arts Council, and the Madison County Arts Council are pleased to announce the 2016/2017 Regional Artist Project Grant recipients. The Regional Artist Project Grant (RAPG) is an annual grant program that (more)

Holiday Spirit at Mitchell DSS

Employees at Mitchell County DSS have really gotten into the Christmas spirit.  The hallways are decked out with lights and decorations. Click headline to see more great decorations at DSS.


Jolley Recalls Pearl Harbor-Hickam Field Attack

Former Army Air Corps Staff Sgt. Harley Jolley of North Carolina showed his grandsons Sam, left, and Johnathan Jolley where shrapnel and bullets hit his barracks at Hickam at the time of the attack.  Jolly is the father of Clearmont School Principal Stuart Jolley. The following (more)

The Opioid Epidemic Affects Older Adults, Too

A recent study of Medicare recipients found that in 2011, about 15 percent were prescribed an opioid when they were discharged from the hospital; three months later, 42 percent were still taking the pain medicine. (more)

Mitchell Historical Society 4th Qtr Newsletter (Details)


Safe Haven for Wolf Dogs

Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the well being of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid). Situated on 17 beautiful mountain acres in Black Mountain, NC, they operate as a federally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization for abused and refused wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care through no fault of their own. Full Moon Farm provides a safe haven for (more)

Farm-City Week Awards - 2016 (more)

The Farm-City Week award breakfast was held at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, December 1st. Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented in eleven categories. 

Burnsville Christmas Parade 2016 (more)

Saturday December 3rd at 3pm

NC High Peaks Adds Blue Ridge Parkway Duties and Elects New Officers

The NC High Peaks Trail Association has taken on new duties by agreeing to serve as the Crabtree Falls Chapter of the Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Volunteers will maintain hiking trails and overlooks on the Parkway from near Linville Falls (MM 363) to just north of Craggy Gardens (MM 316). “High Peaks had already been maintaining two hiking trails and 11 overlooks along this (more)

Summer Food Program A Success (Details)


Spruce Pine Christmas Parade 2016

The annual Spruce Pine Christmas Parade was held Saturday evening November 26th. Photos by Bob Hensley.

High Peaks Hosts Beaujolais Nouveau on November 19

Join NC High Peaks on Saturday, November 19 from 4-6 pm at the “Burnsville Wine and” for our Fourth Annual Beaujolais Nouveau Celebration.   Enjoy a free tasting from the first wine of the 2016 harvest and learn more about NC High Peaks and our upcoming hikes, trail maintenance days and projects.

Local Food Pantries (Details)