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Roan Readers Part of Rural Education Partners


For this rural community to thrive, our children must thrive. Rural Education Partners builds relationships throughout our community.  We help our partners bring their resources together in creative ways so our children can thrive in the place we call home.  In a rural place time extends (more)

Student Art Exhibit and Sale at Clearmont Elementary School


Clearmont Elementary School will be hosting a Student Art Exhibit and Sale on the evening of Thursday, March 1, at 7:00 pm. The purpose of the event is to help raise money for the fourth and fifth grade end of year trip to Raleigh and Wilmington, North Carolina. The evening will feature Clearmont student’s art work as well as that of local artists. All donated work by local artists, will be up for bid in a silent auction in the gym. Guests will enjoy not only beautiful art work but appetizers, drinks and live music by Mason Booth. There will be a cover charge of $5 per adult and all children are free. We would like to thank our local artists for their donations and if anyone else would like to donate a piece of their work to be featured, please contact Malinda Silver at Clearmont Elementary School at 828-682-2337. We are very excited about this event and hope to see our community come out and support our students.

Seven MHHS Choral Students Selected for State Choir


Seven students from the Mountain Heritage High School Music Department were invited to participate in the 2018 Mars Hill University Choral Festival. This past fall, nearly 800 students from across the state auditioned to earn a spot in this prestigious ensemble, and the following (more)

Arts Scholarship Deadline


The Toe River Arts Council announces the availability of its annual art scholarships. Awards will be given to graduating high school seniors or adults continuing their education from Yancey or Mitchell County. They must be pursuing a higher education degree majoring in any of the arts or arts education. The application deadline is April 1, 2018 at 5pm. (more)

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)

MCC Grads Discuss Time in Classroom


Theresa Anglin had enrolled at Mayland Community College previously, but as it tends to do, life happened, and she found herself looking at education options again as a nontraditional student. This time around, Anglin enrolled in MCC’s Human Services Technology Program. “After some research on the Human Services field, I found that there is a variety of jobs available from (more)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)