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Life and Work Skills Academy Leads to Job


The following article was written by Sheila Blalock, Mitchell County Transportation Director, in support of Mayland Community College’s Life Skills and Work Skills Academy programs which offer FREE classes to adult students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities or similar barriers.  Students participating in these programs are provided opportunities to broaden and develop (more)

Basic Beekeeping Class (Details)


Annual Student Art Exhibit at TRAC Galleries


As in years past, Toe River Arts opens its first exhibits of the year with Student Showcases. In Spruce Pine, the exhibit begins on February 10th; and on the 17th in Burnsville. Students in both Mitchell and Yancey counties display their talent and brighten this dreary time of the year with (more)

Mayland Life Skills/Works Skills Program a Success


The following was written by Mrs. Wanda King. Darrin and Wanda are owners of Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse in Spruce Pine, where the Kings currently support the Mayland Community College Life Skills and Work Skills Academy programs by employing a graduate from those programs.  The Life Skills and Work Skills Academy Programs offer FREE classes to adults with mild to moderate (more)

Mitchell County Bus Driver Class (Details)


MHHS SkillsUSA and FBLA Students Spread Christmas Cheer


The Mountain Heritage SkillsUSA and FBLA members gathered at two of the local nursing homes to spread Christmas cheer before the Christmas break.  After finishing a week of exams, students in the MHHS SkillsUSA and FBLA Clubs visited Mountain Manor and Yancey House.  (more)

Vital Signs Workshop at Mitchell High


Mitchell High School Career and Technical Education Department strives to offer innovative instruction for the CTE students at Mitchell High School.  In order to give Mitchell High CTE students a variety of opportunites our program works with various groups in the community.  This (more)

Life Skills Classes Promote Academic and Social Advanement


The following article was written by Jessica Vance of Turning Point Services, Inc., of Newland, NC., in support of the Mayland Community College Life Skills and Work Skills Academy programs which offer FREE classes to adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities or similar barriers.  Students participating in these programs are provided the opportunity to develop and strengthen (more)

Career and College Promise Program


Kathy McCormick has watched her children grow and learn through Mayland Community College’s Career and College Promise Program. Four of McCormick’s nine children have participated in the program. “We home school our kids and this program allows them to earn credits for high school and college at the same time,” said McCormick. “A benefit I see, is that these (more)

Students Demonstrate Computer Science


 Burnsville Elementary students in 3-5th grades have been learning and demonstrating the basic concepts of Computer Science. Using The Hour of CODE, each student successfully completed coding activities that were required in order to receive a certificate of completion. (more)

Mars Hill University Winter Graduation Set for December 15


Mars Hill University will confer bachelor's degrees on an expected 65 undergraduates during commencement ceremonies December 15, 2017, at 3:00 pm in Moore Auditorium.  Keynote speaker for the graduation will be A. Hope Williams, president of North Carolina (more)

SECU Scholarship Opportunity (Details)


Hurricane Relief Fundraiser Exceeds Goal


The Mountain Heritage High School (MHHS) National Honor Society and Student Government, co-sponsored a fundraiser last month to raise money for the victims of the recent hurricanes.  Project “Make It Rain Relief” had its official kick off on October 6th at the home football game (more)

MHHS Students Help with Vietnam Memorial Wall Display


The drafting, carpentry, masonry, JROTC and SkillsUSA Club students helped assemble the Vietnam Memorial traveling wall.  Prior to the assembly process, students studied the design process  and contest that was held to chose the appropriate design.  These MHHS students worked side by side with Vietnam veterans during this assembly process.​ To see photos of students assembling (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)