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Weizenblatt Gallery Exhibition Features Four Artists

The upcoming exhibition at Mars Hill University's Weizenblatt Gallery features the work of four artists, including one who is a Mars Hill student. The exhibit of works by Claire Sordoni, Mark Flowers, Kristy Higby, and Titus Mills runs November 28 through December 16, 2016. The opening reception is Wednesday, November 30, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. The gallery is located in (more)

MCC Spooktacular Winners

Mayland Community College hosted the second Trick or Treat Spooktacular on October 27. This free community event included trick-or-treating in a safe and friendly environment for kids a carved pumpkin contest, a costume contest, and more kid-friendly activities.  (more)

Mitchell CTE Students Visit Hendrick Motorsports

On Wednesday, November 9th two Mitchell CTE Automotive students had the opportunity of a lifetime.  Jeter McCourry and Ozwaldo Hernandez were two of forty students from across the state enrolled in Career and Technical Education Auto courses who were chosen to (more)

First Place Pumpkin Contest Winner

Gouge Elementary School 1st Place Pumpkin Contest Winner, Emma Atwood and Wilbur from Charlotte's Web. We love sharing your photos.Send them to us by clickng on the green block on the right hand side of the Home Page or email to or 

Greene and Hernandez Honored as Mitchell Students of Month

On Thursday, October 20, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized and honored two Mitchell High School Seniors of the Month. They were introduced by Guidance Counselor Grant Sparks. Also present was MHS Teacher Melissa Martin. The students were Justin Green and Oswaldo Hernandez. (more)


Mitchell Students Tour Anspach

Mitchell High School CTE students in Drafting Engineering and Welding had the opportunity to attend a National Manufacturing Day Event sponsored by Mayland Community College.  On Friday, October 7th students toured the Anspach Advanced Manufacturing Campus at (more)

School Bus Rules o New Highway (Details)


Students Learn Through SUCCESS Program

At the recent Yancey County Board of Education meeting, Micaville Elementary School Principal Michele Laws presented several good news items from her school including a new Leader in Me - SUCCESS Program for students.  Available in the program is an application, interview, and selection process for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who want to “apply” for nine-week positions throughout (more)

MHU Alumni of the Year

One ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days. The other worked on the set of Arnold Schwarzenegger's first movie. They both were honored this month as Mars Hill University's Alumni of the Year. Becca Pizzi graduated from Mars Hill University in 2002. While at Mars Hill she was selected as captain of the women's cross country team. A lifetime of distance running (more)

MHU Museum Exhibit Honored

Mars Hill University's Rural Heritage Museum was honored this week for a recent exhibit. The exhibit, "How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina," took the silver position in the Awards of Excellence from the Southeastern Museums Conference. The award came in the category of exhibits under $25,000. The award was presented October 12, 2016, (more)

Stomp Out Bullying at Burnsville Elementary

STOMP Out Bullying™ the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying prevention organization for kids and teens created  BLUE SHIRT DAY® WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION™ to signify the importance of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month (more)

DARE Graduation

Local schoolchildren completed the Yancey Sheriff's Department's D.A.R.E. program.  Click for more photos. 


Mtn Heritage Music Dept Concert December 15

The Mtn. Heritage High School Music Department will be presenting their annual "Home for the Holidays" concert on Thursday December 15 at 7:30pm. It will take place in the auditorium at Mountain Heritage High School. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. (more)