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TRAC Annual Art Scholarships


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, and pursuing a higher education degree majoring in any of the arts or arts education. The application deadline is April 1, 2017 at 5pm. (more)

Student Showcases at TRAC Galleries


On Saturday, February 11, the Toe River Arts Council (TRAC) will open the first of two highly anticipated exhibits of the year in the Burnsville Gallery with their Annual Student Showcase of work from Yancey County students. One week later, the Spruce Pine Gallery begins an (more)

SP Rotary Recognizes Seniors


The Rotary Club of Spruce Pine recognized Mitchell High School twelfth graders Jamie Jennings and Sarah Jane McKinney at its regular meeting Thursday, January 19, as its January “Seniors of the Month.” Jennings is the daughter of Robert and Jill Jennings. She spoke to the club about how the people of Mitchell County support young people and the importance of clubs such as (more)

Holiday Glassblowing Workshop


Mitchell County students and mentors who participate in the mentoring partnership between Rural Education Partners of Mitchell County, Mitchell County Schools and the Penland Community Collaboration Department made handblown glass ornaments together at this (more)