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Adult Education Graduates Recognized


Jessica Erin Swaney studied in the Adult Education Department at MCC's Mitchell Campus, as well as at MCC's Yancey Learning Center to earn her High School Equivalency Diploma.  Swaney celebrated this educational achievement with family, friends, other graduates, and faculty at the Adult Education Graduate Reception held on June 18. Swaney resides with her family in the Mars Hill (more)

McNeely Receives Michael Emory Award


While most college students are enjoying time off from classes during the summer months, Mars Hill University student Meagan McNeely is spending the summer between her junior and senior years helping to care for abandoned infants at the Door of Hope ministry in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The choice of how to spend her summer says something about the kind of young woman she is, and why she (more)

MHU Professor Honored


Dr. Kathy Meacham, professor of philosophy at Mars Hill University, has been inducted into the Academy of Educators at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where she serves as an adjunct professor of ethics. On May 27, 2015 the UNC SOM Academy of Educators inducted new faculty members and residents during an Evening of Educational Scholarship at the George Watts Hill Alumni (more)

Monarch Rescue Garden


Harris 8th grade students worked with Nina Veteto from  Monarch Rescue and Anita from the US Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to start a monarch habitat in front of Harris Middle School. Students learned about the plight of the monarch and the difficulties the species faces (more)

Mitchell Seniors of the Month Honored


On Thursday, June 4,the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine honored Seniors of the Month from Mitchell High School. Grant Sparks, Senior Counselor at Mitchell High School, introduced three outstanding students as Seniors of the Month. They were Cari Pressley, Darby Huskins, and Samuel Staton. Cari Pressley enjoys working with children. She did an internship in a kindergarten class at Gouge Elementary (more)

Working in the Community While Attending MCC


Ken Anderson, the Pastor of the Toe Valley Charge, was recently named as the Interim Conference Disaster Response Coordinator for the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church. In addition to his role as Pastor, Anderson will oversee 285,000 United Methodist members in disaster readiness, response, and recovery efforts, supervising eight districts, working with other (more)

Yancey School Board Recognition


At its regular meeting on Monday, June 5th, the Yancey County Board of Education recognized several people for their contributions to the school system this past year, including Yancey County Schools 2015 Teacher of the Year, Jeremy Dotts.  The East Yancey Middle (more)

2015 Mayland Early College Graduation


The 2015 Mayland Early College Graduation was held Friday, May 22nd at the Sam Center Auditorium on the campus of Mayland Community College. The Class of 2015 are as follows: Colton Edward Burse, Jedidiah Matthew Burt, Bethany Savandra Clawson, James Ethan (more)

Basic Law Enforcement Training Graduates


Mayland Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) students who graduated the program this spring pictured on the back row are Nathaniel Calvert, Christian Jones, Ryan Harrison, Jonathan Hill, and Patrick Buchanan. On the front row are Amber Ayers, Vincent (more)

Mitchell Seniors Register for NCWorks Online Accounts


Mitchell High School CTE partnered with NCWorks to provide information about employment, careers, educational programs and colleges to seniors in order to assist them as they graduate high school and begin to make future plans.  Representatives Alan Cook and April Jones from (more)

Traditional Arts Recital


Recently, parents, grandparents, and siblings of the 6th and 7th grade Traditional Arts Program for Students (TAPS) participants were entertained with a recital in both Cane River and East Yancey Middle Schools. These students have been working with professional musician, Ron Powell, for the past six months, studying the guitar and learning about the heritage of music so riff in this region. They (more)

Mars Hill University Graduation


It is important to learn the difference between a career and a calling, according to Dr. Jim Jones, a retired physician and professor emeritus at the UNC and East Carolina University schools of medicine. Jones was not only the keynote speaker for Mars Hill University's graduation on May 9, but he was also the recipient of a doctorate of humane letters bestowed by the (more)

Matthew Ray is MCC Academic Excellence Award Winner


Mayland Community College’s 2015 North Carolina Community College System’s Academic Excellence Award recipient is Matthew Ray. He graduated with his Associate Degree in Nursing this May, and intends to continue his education at a four year institution. (more)

MHU Receives $500,000 in Golden Leaf Funds for School of Nursing


Mars Hill University has received $500,000 in grant funding from Golden LEAF Foundation to support patient simulation equipment and other costs for the university's new Judge-McRae School of Nursing.The university was one of nine organizations across the state to receive (more)

Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is Accepting Applications


Yancey and Mitchell County Head Start is now accepting applications for children who are or will be 3 before September 1st up to Kindergarten.  For Mitchell please call Courtney at 828-688-2199 ext. 17 and for Yancey call Casie, Holly or Sally at 828-682-6668 to set up an appointment or come by Head Start on Indian Trail.