Look at those wings glow
Beautiful Pink Dogwood by Natasha Smith
Photography at Grandfather Mountain
Burnsville Family Fit 5k – 2022 (more pics)
Michell Career & Technical Students Visit Altec
Ribbon Cutting at Terrell House
Can You Find the Bee?
Grandfather Mountain Welcomes Newest Black Bear: Fanny May

Local News

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 5/15 – 5/22/22

Arrest: Jerome Van Queen, 52 of Bakersville, NC. Lieutenant Detective C. Hobson arrested Queen for failure to appear in court on felony drug charges. He was issued $8,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 5/31/2022. Christine Marie Hudgins, 37 of Bakersville, NC. Lieutenant Detective C. Hobson arrested Hudgins for felony discharge firearm within enclosure to incite fear. She was ...(more)

53-year-old Man Drowns at Elk River Falls

Police are reporting that a man has drowned in a popular regional swimming hole. According to Avery County Sheriff Danny Phillips, his agency was one of several that responded to a call of a missing swimmer at Elk River Falls on Friday morning. The Linville Volunteer Fire Department said the rescue mission turned into a recovery after a body was found nearby. Sheriff Phillips said the victim ...(more)

New Mine and Quarry Bureau Chief

RALEIGH— Mitchell County native James “Beau” Thomas was named the new chief of the labor department’s Mine and Quarry Bureau in an announcement made by Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson during a staff meeting on Tuesday, May 10. Thomas succeeds previous bureau chief William Gerringer, who retired at the end of April. “Beau Thomas has spent many years working in and around our state’s ...(more)

Community News

Help Support Hero Quilt and Linus Quilt Projects

Mountain Piecemakers 2022 opportunity quilt is from the pattern “Common Bride” designed by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. This beautiful queen size quilt- 88 inches square- is a combination of machine applique and traditionally pieced blocks.  The entire quilt is custom quilted on a long arm machine by a member of the Guild.  Additional photos can be viewed on our website. You can ...(more)

Bike Night at Precision Alignment

Bike Night will be held every Friday night (Beginning 5/27) at Precision Alignment in Burnsville, (Near the former Westside Rental Building), from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. For more information call Travis Briggs at 828-317-7946 or Kyler at 828-317-7961. ...(more)

Connect @ Your Library

The library is now open to the public. Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9a.m. to 5p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 9a.m. to 7p.m. Saturday hours are 10a.m. to 1p.m. Our hours are subject to change due to inclement weather this time of year. Please monitor our social media and our website as changes will be announced there as soon as possible. If you are feeling sick in any way, please do ...(more)

YCSO Summer Camp for Upcoming 6th Graders

Sheriff Shane Hilliard is excited to announce the 2nd Annual YCSO Summer Camp for Upcoming 6th Graders. This year we are expanding, there will be two 2-day camps, each hosting 20 kids. This is aimed at being able to take more kids on this outdoor adventure. The YCSO Summer Camp is a no-cost day camp for upcoming 6th graders and will be core-value centered. Summer Camp will be designed to create ...(more)

Have Your Pressure Canner Gauge Tested

It’s canning season and time to have your pressure canner gauge tested.  Mitchell County Cooperative Extension provides this service free to you.  Check dial gauges for accuracy before use each year. Gauges that read high cause under-processing and may result in unsafe food.  Low readings cause over-processing.  Pressure adjustments can be made if the gauge reads up to 2 pounds high ...(more)

Pesticide Collection Event

The Mitchell County Cooperative Extension will be collecting pesticides for disposal Wednesday May 25th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Mitchell Senior Center.  No paints or hazardous waste will be accepted.  For more information call Shane Biddix at 828-688-4811. ...(more)

School News

Mitchell Drafting Engineering 2 Honors Autodesk Inventor Certification

Congratulations to these hard working students in the Mitchell High Drafting Engineering 2 class who completed their Autodesk Certified User in Inventor exams this spring 2022 semester.  The Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certification is an industry-recognized credential that can effectively start students’ careers as designers, engineers, and makers. It enhances students’ ...(more)

Mitchell Drafting 1 Autodesk AutoCAD Certification

Congratulations to the group of students in the Mitchell High Drafting 1 class who completed their Autodesk Certified User in AutoCAD exams during the spring 2022 semester.  The Autodesk Certified User (ACU) certification is an industry-recognized credential that can effectively start students’ careers as designers, engineers, and makers. It enhances students’ higher ed ...(more)

Business News

Special Shipment at Yummi Yarns

Yummi Yarns just got a whole big shipment of Cotopaxi today just in time for their 30% off Sale! They only do it a couple times a year! Backpacks, fannypacks, duffle bags, messenger bags, Dopp kits, and fleece jackets. Sale starts Saturday, May 21st through Memorial Day. Have you seen all the cute patterns for sweaters made from granny squares? This one is free on Ravelry today. Look in the ...(more)

Mitchell Chamber Announces New Executive Director

The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce  has announced the appointment of their new Executive Director. Mitchell County, born and raised, Mandi Polly had previously been working as the Chamber’s Member Services Director and most recently, Interim Executive Director, following Patti Jensen’s retirement.  Mandi has her bachelor’s in business management from Mars Hill University. She, and ...(more)

US Chamber Small Business Dream Big Awards

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the very best in American small business. Every year at The Big Week for Small Business, the Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth. The 2022 Small Business of the Year award winner will receive national recognition and a $25,000 cash prize! How to ...(more)