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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)

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 County Schools Substitute Teacher Training

The make up date for Mitchell County Schools Substitute Teacher Training  will be on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 1:00 PM at he Mitchell County Board of Education in the board room. This is a required training session for all substitute teachers prior to substituting during 2017-2018 school year.

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)

Local Schools and the Solar Eclipse

With the approach of the Solar Eclipse on Monday August 21st area public schools are either adjusting their school schedules or offering special instruction that morning and then dismissing early so the students will have the opportunity to experience the solar eclipse safely. Yancey County Schools have canceled school on Monday, August 21st which was the original first day of school for the (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)

Yancey County Schools Annual Hearing Screening

Yancey County Schools will be conducting its annual hearing screening during the weeks of August 21 through September 1, 2017.  All students in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade will be screened. All other students will be screened only upon the request of the parent, new referrals to the Exceptional Children’s Program and upon the request of the special education teacher.  Any parent who does not wish for his/her child to be screened must submit a written request to the school principal indicating that the hearing screening should not be conducted. This screening is completed in accordance with the State and Federal Guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact Angie Anglin, Director of Student Services, Yancey Board of Education at (828)682-6101.

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)

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)

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) 

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.

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)