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Mountain Community Acupuncture & Healing Arts Presentation


On Thursday, April 9, members of the Rotary Club of Spruce Pine received a presentation by Jade Pierce, of Mountain Community Acupuncture & Healing Arts , who was introduced by Rotarian Janie DeVos. Ms. Pierce has studied and practiced Chinese medicine for over twenty years. She gave a brief overview of Chinese medicine, noting that the Chinese were the first to use immunizations for smallpox in (more)

Bakersville Comm Health Ctr Earns National Recognition


The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has announced that Bakersville Community Health Center of Mitchell County has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of (more)

Design Gallery Features New Artists


The Design Gallery has three new artists and new paintings from one of our favorites, Linda Cheek. It's been a busy time at the Gallery. They are so glad to see folks returning to the mountains just in time for the Dogwoods and all the Spring blooms. You are invited to go see all the new work including new pottery. The photo is of Tim Turner standing next to a big collection of his pots. It's time to edit your collection to make room for something fresh and new.

Knife & Fork Restaurant Recognized


The Knife & Fork Restaurant in Spruce Pine is once again gaining attention as a top restaurant. Knife & Fork made a couple of lists this month featuring top restaurants in North Carolina. Our State Magazine featured Knife & Fork as one of the top 7 farm to table restaurants to visit this Spring.  Check it out here: (more)

Mitchell EDC Hires The Goss Agency


Mitchell County Economic Development Commission has hired The Goss Agency from Asheville to distinguish it among all the other counties in the Western North Carolina region, as well as within North Carolina and the Southeast. Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce and Development Foundation Director Patti Jensen said, “Mitchell County’s selection of The Goss Agency was based on the incredible amount of experience, success and genuine understanding of our needs that Goss brought to their presentation. We appreciated their enthusiasm to partner with us to ensure that the project succeeds and that our results move Mitchell County ahead.” The Goss Agency has been tasked with reaching and exceeding Mitchell County’s objectives in all the areas of economic development opportunities. The Goss Agency, headquartered in Asheville is a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency with over 19 years in the travel/tourism industry. 

New Products at The Market on Oak


The Market on Oak has welcomed several new product makers already this year. Our first new artist feature is Kimberly Gunter of Body Kneads.  Kimberly lives in Celo and makes cold-pressed handmade soaps, lip balms, body butters, healing balms as well as men's skin care and a new line of beard care. All of her soaps are made one small batch at a time. They are blended, poured into a (more)

Mike Brown Subaru Donation to MANNA FoodBank


26,000 Meals! That's how many people the MANNA FoodBank can feed locally with the $8639.00 check that Mike Brown Subaru gave to them Thursday.  This was part of Subaru's Share the Love Event held in December and January.

Tandus Centiva Donates Powerbond Carpeting


Mars Hill University has received a donation of Powerbond carpeting from Tandus Centiva for Bailey Mountain Apartments, a residential hall located on the Mars Hill campus. Professional installation services were donated by PBI Asheville. The donation was arranged by Padgett and Freeman architects of Asheville, NC, the firm which is designing Mars Hill's newest building project, Ferguson (more)

Mission Named Top 100 Hospital


Mission Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM,  a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.  This marks the seventh time Mission Hospital has been recognized with this honor. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies hospitals and (more)

AngioScreen Available at WMC February 24


On Tuesday, February 24th, Watauga Medical Center (WMC) will offer AngioScreen® - a simple, non-invasive vascular screening designed to provide men and women with information about heart rhythm, neck and leg artery blockage, blood pressure, and body mass index in addition to an overall fitness assessment. The cost of the screening is $20 and vouchers may be (more)

Premier Insurance Opens Spruce Pine Office


Premier Insurance Services held their official grand opening and ribbon cutting for their Spruce Pine office on Friday, November 7th. Premier Insurance is a local agency with 15 years experience to answer all your questions about health care. If you need someone to talk to about (more)