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Fight for the Bluff Exhibit


An exhibit called "The Fight for Bluff: A Community's Effort to Preserve Its Mountain" is on display in Mars Hill University's Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies. The exhibit looks at the history behind the proposed large scale logging of Bluff Mountain in the late (more)

Sixth Annual Back-to-School Bash at Liberty Hill


Liberty Hill Baptist Church will hold its annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. (rain or shine) on the church’s softball field.  This is the sixth year that Liberty Hill has collected and will distribute school supplies to students from Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and surrounding counties.  School supplies such as backpacks, paper, pens, pencils, (more)

MHU History Professor Selected for Prestigious Seminar


Lucia Antonelli-Carter, an associate professor of history and chair of the department of religion, history, and philosophy at Mars Hill University, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching European Art in Context. The seminar, "Landscape and Identity in Britain and the (more)

Free Basic Computer Classes


Charity House Mission in conjunction with Mayland Community College is offering free basic computer classes on Mondays from 6 to 9 pm. Call  678-0726 if you want more information or you can just go to Charity House Mission on East Main Street in Burnsville, across from Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home on Monday evening.

Ennis Receives Academic Excellence Award


Everyone has a story with common themes; all humanity experiences love and hate; joy and consternation. Each and every soul shall encounter daunting obstacles in the pursuit of every endeavor. At each turn, detractors abound; all in need of silencing. In that, Teresa Ennis says she is no different than anyone else. She is a mother, grandmother, friend, artist, employee, and (more) 

Andrew Shelton Hired as Mars Hill University Band Director


Mars Hill University has hired Andrew Shelton as director of bands and instructor of music. He fills the position opened with the retirement of longtime band director Mike Robinson. Shelton is a 2007 Mars Hill graduate, and did his graduate studies at the New England Conservatory and Columbus State University. He comes to his alma mater from North Buncombe High School in Weaverville, North (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.

Emory Receives MHU Baptist Heritage Award


Mars Hill University presented its 2017 Baptist Heritage Award to Rev. Worth Emory of Weaverville, North Carolina, pastor of Ivy Hill Baptist Church. The award was presented April 25, 2017, at the 17th annual North Carolina Baptist Heritage Awards ceremony in Greensboro. The awards are co-sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and the North Carolina Baptist (more)

Miller Recognized as Teacher of the Year at Yancey School Board Meeting


At the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on Monday, June 5 the Board voted to approve Karen Banks as the new Yancey County Schools Technology Director.  Mrs. Banks has been serving as interim technology since March 1st of this school (more)

Clay Artist at Mountain Heritage


Toe River Arts teaching artist, Tria Turrou, works with a student in Christy Edwards’ Art class at Mountain Heritage High School during a recent week-long residency that explored the intricacies of handbuilding clay. Students learned how to “build” a mug, properly attach  handles, and finish by applying the correct glazes for those one-of-a-kind pieces. Residencies are made possible, in part, through funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Cultural and Natura (more)

Gavenus in Naval Academy Summer STEM Program


Gillian Gavenus, a student at Mountain Heritage High School will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program. The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic camp designed for rising 9th-11th graders who have an interest in math and science. Students must demonstrate superior academic performance to include GPA, class standing, and/or strong PSAT, SAT or ACT (more)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica Coming to Burnsville


The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, along with a mobile Education Center, is coming to Burnsville, NC on October 12-15, 2017 at Mountain Heritage High School and will be open 24 hours a day and free to the public.  The Wall That Heals honors the more than three million Americans who served in the U.S. Armed forces in the Vietnam War and it bears the (more)

TAPS End of Year Recital


Toe River Arts Council TAPS (Traditional Arts Program for Students) instructor Ron Powell guides his 6th and 7th grade participants at East Yancey Middle School in an end-of-year recital for parents and friends. Pictured from left to right: Noah Buchanan, Keanna Edward (singer), Brent Buchanan, Gabriel Roman, Matthew Pendley, Chloe Hughes, Griffin Ray, and Logan  (more)

Mitchell Students of the Month Honored


Four Mitchell High School seniors were recognized as “Students of the Month” for May at the Thursday, May 18, regular meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. Seniors Megan Townsend, Tivia Clark, Tristen O’Shields and Allie Biddix told the club about their time as students at Mitchell and their plans for life after high school. Biddix is involved in the Future Business Leaders (more)

MCC Early College Students Mural


Mayland Early College High School Students Lillie Adams, Amber Vance, and Katie McMahan are excited about the mural they helped conceive and create under the guidance of Muralist Rhea Ormand, right of the students.  MECHS Principal Stacie Burleson is also (more)