hh2 Trees and flowers
b1-12 Ribbon Cutting For Burnette’s Country Store in Spruce Pine
exhibit-bob-and-posters-2 Movie Posters and Theatre Memorabilia Exhibit
Who doesn’t love all the beautiful rhododendrons?
Mitchell Wins Golf State Championship
Beautiful Fox..photo by Mitchel Rote
april-truett-pilated-woodpecker_crop Pileated Woodpecker y April Truett..click for full view
se Mtn Heritage Senior Signing Day

Local News

Mitchell EDC Awards Grants to BAMA Businesses

The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission has announced recent small business grants to members of the Bakersville Area Merchants Association. This is the second year Mitchell County Economic Development Commission has awarded grants to Bakersville merchants.  The investments small businesses make in the community bring a wide variety of retail, lifestyle businesses, consumer ...(more)

Mitchell Sheriff’s Report 5/21 – 5/28/23

(Press Release from Mitchell County Sheriff’s Department.  Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) Arrest: William Dyer, 43 of Spruce Pine, NC. Deputy D. Keppers arrested Dyer for felony probation violations, felony drug charges and misdemeanor drug charges. He was issued $45,000.00 bond and scheduled to appear in court on 5/31/2023. Adam Stewart, 33 of Bakersville, NC. ...(more)

Foxx Report – 5/26/23

President Biden’s routine posturing on the debt ceiling, for more than 100 days, has shoved America closer and closer to the edge of the cliff – we are mere inches away from default. As the clock ticks towards June 1st, what is now referred to as the “X date”, a new narrative has sprung from the bowels of the White House, and it’s centered on the President having the authority to ...(more)

Smithsonian Conducting Research at Gem Mountain

Geologist Dr. Michael Wise of The National Museum of Natural History, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, accompanied by Geologists from North Carolina State University visited Gem Mountain’s two mines on Monday, May 22nd. The scientists spent the day at The Hoot Owl and Brushy Creek Mines.  At the mines they used laser testing to research and obtained specimens as they were searching for ...(more)

Community News

Red Cross Salute to Heroes Event June 7th

Red Cross recognizes unsung leaders who exemplify humanitarian values The American Red Cross Western NC Chapter will host a Salute to Heroes Breakfast at Highland Brewing Company on June 7 at 8:30 a.m. This event pays tribute to the extraordinary acts of courage, kindness and volunteerism of men and women in our communities. WLOS News 13 and Chief Meteorologist Jason Boyer will serve as the ...(more)

Mountain Piecemakers 2023 Opportunity Quilt

Tickets for the 2023 MPQG Opportunity Quilt are now available on the website, mountainpiecemakersquiltguild.org.  Tickets can also be purchased from MPQG members and local quilt shops.  The quilt will be available to see at local quilt shops and festivals this summer and will be drawn for following Veterans Day ceremony in November 2023. The quilt is from the pattern, For the Love 0f ...(more)

Parkway Playhouse Presents “The Red Velvet Cake War”

Parkway Playhouse is thrilled to open its Mainstage Season with The Red Velvet Cake War! Showing June 2-11, 2023. Tickets are on sale now! “This is a funny show. It’s the kind of show audiences love. These same folks wrote The Savannah Sipping Society, which Parkway Playhouse did in 2022, and after one of the performances, I overheard an audience member say, ‘Now if they did shows like ...(more)

Burnsville Swimming Pool Now Open

The Burnsville Swimming Pool is now open. The hours are 12-5 Monday through Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm. For more information call 682-9328 to reach the Burnsville Swimming Pool. ...(more)

Business News

Compassionate Care WNC Recognized As One of the Best Places To Work

Compassionate Care WNC has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is available at ModernHealthcare.com/bestplaceslist. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring a ranked list of all the winners along with the October 2, 2023, issue of MH magazine. “An ...(more)

3D Mammography at Cannon Memorial Hospital

For decades, women in Avery County and the surrounding area have learned they can trust Martha Daniels and Trish Ferguson with their screening and diagnostic mammograms in the Imaging Department of Cannon Memorial Hospital (CMH). Now, in addition to this experienced and compassionate care team, state-of-the art 3D mammography equipment will help them produce more precise imaging that more ...(more)

WTOE Holds Mitchell Chamber After Hours Event

Thursday evening, April 20th WTOE held a Mitchell Chamber After Hours event. We would like to thank everyone who came out to see us. We enjoyed some great cake and snacks but even more loved having the time to talk with everyone. Congratulations to Walton Shepherd of L & L Furniture! He is the winner of the $500 in free advertising! Listen to the radio and you will be hearing a lot more ...(more)