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The Market on Oak Celebrates Ninth Anniversary


On November 3, 2005, the Mitchell County Development Foundation opened the doors to the Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree store in downtown Spruce Pine.  The non-profit organization and retail space began with 15 artists creating handcrafted products based or derived from the Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree book.  In September 2011, the Foundation expanded the project to enable the (more)

ARHS Regional Cancer Center Accreditated


The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at  Seby B. Jones Regional Cancer Center. To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of (more)

Fox Country Store Front Porch Contest


Fox Country Store takes pride in our hometown and believes in supporting our local businesses.  This contest will give everyone a chance to show off their front porch for fall and have a chance to win prizes from our store.  First place winner will get a $50 gift certificate, garden flag, and a bird feeder.  Second place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate and a free (more)

Miller Insurance Supports MCC Program


Pictured from left to right are Miller Insurance Group Insurance Agent Joe Miller accepting the "Partner-in Education-and Employment" certification signifying the valued partnership between the local business and the Mayland Community College Adult Education/GED® program from MCC’s Adult Education Recruiter Joyce Boone. (more)

Mitchell Teacher of the Year Picks Up Car from Mike Brown Ford Subaru


On Tuesday, September 30th, Mike Brown Ford-Subaru of Spruce Pine  announced that Mrs. Donna Hickman from Bowman Middle School, Mitchell County’s 2014/2015 Teacher of the Year has taken delivery of a new 2015 Subaru Outback as the recipient of the Mike Brown Ford-Subaru Mitchell County Teacher of the Year ‘Ride With Us Award.’ (more)

Wine and Whiskers for Mitchell Animal Rescue


MCAR’s Fourth Annual Wine and Whiskers fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 from 2-4PM at the Pizza Shop and Dry County Brewing Company, 585 Oak Street, Spruce Pine. Admission is a $10 donation for the purchase of shelter pet needs. Complimentary wine (more)

Mitchell Teacher of the Year


Donna Hickman from Bowman was awarded Mitchell County's Teacher of the Year.She was selected from seven extraordinary teachers for the award. She has also won a new vehicle for one year from Mike Brown Ford.

State Employees Credit Union Continuing Ed Scholarship Program


The State Employees Credit Union Foundation in 2012 established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. This scholarship is available to assist students who enroll in certain Economic and Workforce Development Program classes at Mayland Community College. These programs (more)