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Third Graders Celebrate Grandparents Day


On September 7th, Burnsville Elementary third grade students were privileged with hosting National Grandparents Day. Grandparents were invited to an honorary breakfast served by the students, next they were able to hear their grandchild read a fable. Some grandparents were generous enough to read fables to small groups of students or (more)

Betty Smith to Receive Order of the Long Leaf Pine at MHU


The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University has announced that traditional musician, scholar, and teacher Betty Smith will receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on October 2, 2017, during the Ramsey Center’s opening celebration for its new exhibit, “The Minstrel of Appalachia.” The award, conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, is one of the (more)

Sam Maren at Bowman Middle School


Traditional Arts Program for Students instructor Sam Maren entertains students at Bowman Middle School last week as way of introducing his after school banjo classes. These Tuesday afternoon lessons are completely free and include the loan of the instruments. (more)

Bee Log Elementary Fall Festival


Bee Log Elementary School would like to invite you to their annual Fall Festival that will be held on Friday, November 3rd beginning at 4:00pm.  There will be wonderful food, activities, and entertainment for your enjoyment.  The meal will be served from 4:00-7:00pm with entertainment beginning at 7:00pm.  The meal includes:  hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, drink, (more)

Mitchell CTE Early Childhood Students Learn About Careers & Resources


On August 30th students enrolled in the Early Childhood I and II-Honors at Mitchell High School traveled to the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children and the Mitchell County Head Start Headquarters. This trip allowed students access to information and resources from the (more)

Learning About Finance


The North Carolina Bankers Association Foundation’s Camp Challenge is a week-long summer camp experience for students from across North Carolina. Hundreds of students have attended Camp Challenge every year since 1993 learning about fiscal literacy in a summer camp setting. (more)

Mitchell High CTE Teacher Presents at CTE State Conference


Mitchell High School CTE FACS teacher Mrs. Lynn Walker presented a “best practices” session during the Career and Technical Education Summer Conference in Greensboro during July.  Mrs. Walker was invited to present a session on activities for the Family and Consumer  (more)

MCC Receives Scholarship Funds


The Yancey-Mitchell NAACP created a scholarship for Mayland students in 2016 in memory of Raven Tata, a founding member of the Yancey-Mitchell NAACP. Tata passion about social justice and equal rights continues through assisting students with paying for their education. She (more)

Habitat Children Awarded Scholarships


“I am excited about seeking a college degree and starting to build my life into the career I have always dreamed about.  Before my mother and I moved into our new Mitchell-Yancey Habitat for Humanity home, I worried I would struggle to get to college.”                                                      (more)

Mitchell High FFA Potato Field Day


Mitchell High FFA (Future Farmers of America) has been working in conjunction with NC State University and Mitchell County Cooperative Extension to grow an investigative crop of potato varieties in the western region of North Carolina.  As a result of this partnership, on August 3, (more)

MCC Mitchell County Founders Day Awards


Mayland Community College Board of Trustees celebrated community members and alumni who went above and beyond in their work. Trustee members, as well as MCC President Dr. John Boyd, honored individuals during the College’s Founders’ Day event. (more)

MCC Yancey County Founders Day Awards


Mayland Community College Board of Trustees celebrated community members and alumni who went above and beyond in their work. Trustee members, as well as MCC President Dr. John Boyd, honored individuals during the College’s Founders’ Day event. (more)

MCC Joins with Charity House to Provide Computer Training


Mayland Community College’s Career Development program partners with organizations in the community to help individuals become work ready. Recently, MCC collaborated with Charity House Mission in Burnsville to provide training in workplace computer skills. The goal is to assist students in becoming more comfortable using computers in a work environment. The Career Development program (more)

Back-to-School Bash at Liberty Hill a Huge Success


Liberty Hill Baptist Church, located in the Estatoe community of Mitchell County, held its sixth annual Back-to-School Bash on Saturday, July 29.  Over 250 students from Mitchell, Yancey, Avery, and surrounding areas received backpacks, a variety of school supplies, New Testament Bibles which were donated by the Gideons, and personal hygiene items to help them start the school year (more)

Husband/wife Highlight Value of Education


"Returning to school to finish the high school equivalency diploma gave us a chance for a better life," said Mayland Community College graduate Yim Na Yang, reflecting on the decision she and her husband, JR Grindstaff, made to enroll in MCC's Adult Education program, where both successfully completed their diplomas and graduated in 2013. Immediately following that (more)

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) 

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)