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MCC Basic Law Enforcement Graduates


Mayland Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) students completed their requirements for graduation. The BLET program provides students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. (more)

Bugging Out at Greenlee Primary


Thanks to a collaborative partnership throughout our community, Greenlee Primary School students were bugging out in Spruce Pine last week, learning to excel in school through active engagement ...and having fun. (more)

Mitchell Senior Logan Garland Receives SP Rotary Scholarship


On June 2, at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine, Mitchell High School senior, Logan Garland, received the Rotary Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship. Logan has been an outstanding student. He has been a Rotary Student of the Month, and was a key contributor to the football team during their winning season. He plans to attend UNC-Charlotte and will major in (more)

Harding Nominated for Herring Achievement Award


April was  “North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month.” Students from all 58 community colleges were recognized for academic excellence, as well as the Governor Robert W. Scott Student Leadership Award and the Dr. Dallas Herring Achievement Award.
Mayland Community College Associate in Arts major Aleshia Harding discovered that with (more)

Mitchell Seniors of the Month Honored


On Thursday, May 19, the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized and honored three Seniors of the Month from Mitchell High School. They are Julia Miller,Laura Miller and Dalton Beaver, introduced by Grant Sparks, Senior and Sophmore Counselor. Julia Miller's high school life has been full of the performing arts.  She has taken dance classes since the age of three (more)

Local Principal Completes Leadership Program


Michele Laws, principal of Micaville Elementary, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership Program (DLP), a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed and provided by the North Carolina Principals and Assistant Principal’s (more)

Mitchell Student Place 2nd in National Debate


Local Mitchell County high school student, Wyly Walker and his partner Caleb Jurkonis from TN placed second in Parliamentary Debate at the National Invitational Tournament of Champions at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri on Saturday.  They competed against the top 87 teams (more)

TAPS Recitals at Middle Schools


Recently, Ron Powell, the Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS) instructor and his 6th and 7th grade participants from Cane River and East Yancey Middle Schools held a year-end recitals for friends and family in the school libraries. TAPS is a Toe River Arts Council program, free to the students and funded by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Natural and Cultural Resources (more)

MHHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony


On May 24th, 2016, ten sophomores, fourteen juniors and seven seniors were selected for induction into the National Honor Society and became members of a prestigious and elite group of students across the country. In 1921, National Honor Society was founded to recognize and (more)

Mitchell Soccer Coach Speaks to SP Rotary


On Thursday, April 28, Meredith Hoilman, Mitchell High School's Girl's Soccer Coach, was the guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine. She introduced Caitlin Duncan, one of her current players and Erin Ward, one of her future players. Through Meredith's coaching organization, she was introduced to a sports group that assisted soccer teams with overseas (more)

MCC Graduation Held


Mayland Community College held the 2016 curriculum graduation ceremony on May 7th at First Baptist Church in Crossnore. Over 175 students graduated this academic year. Special speakers during the event included Associate in Applied Science Degree- Nursing graduate who (more)

Gossett Named New McDowell Tech President


Dr. John D. Gossett has been named by the McDowell Technical Community College Board of Trustees to succeed Dr. Bryan W. Wilson as president of McDowell Technical Community College following Wilson’s retirement on August 1st. Wilson has been with the college since 1983 and has served as president since January, 2004 . Gossett will be the college’s fifth president since it was (more)

MHU History Class Hosts Reception for Veterans


History Instructor Patrick Cash and students in his public history course hosted a reception April 25 in Bentley Fellowship Hall in honor of all Madison County veterans, and especially those who took part in a recent public history project to record veterans' memories. The students have conducted numerous interviews during the spring 2016 semester. (more)

SkillsUSA Western Regional Championships


The SkillsUSA Western regional Championships, held at Mountain Heritage High School, took place on March 15th, 2016. Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions.  Mountain Heritage had 27 student members competing in 11 various competitions. Winners (more)

Four Way Test Essay Contest Winners


On Thursday, April 28, one of the most important annual programs of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine was presented. It was the Four Way Test Essay Contest winners, reading their award-winning essays and each receiving a check as an award for their noteworthy achievement. There (more)

Wood Burning Class Art Images Of Yancey


Two years ago, middle school art instructor Keli Miller wrote a grant entitled "Images of Yancey".  This grant, funded through the Yancey County Schools Foundation, purchased wood burning tools and supplies for a project with a group of five, 7th grade students at Cane River (more)

NC Public Safety Commissioner David Guice Visits MHU


W. David Guice (MHU '79), Commissioner of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, spoke to a senior seminar class on Race/Ethnicity and Crime on April 12 at Mars Hill University. In addition to students from Mars Hill University, the audience included representatives from community partners and criminals justice (more)