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Mitchell County Schools Reopening Letter

July 14, 2020 Dear Parents and Students, Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina students will return to learning through Plan B.  This “moderate social distancing” plan limits how many people can be on campus,requires daily temperature and health screening checks, maintains 6 feet of social distancing, and face coverings to be worn by all school employees and students.  ...(more)

14 New Positive Cases Tuesday in the Tri County

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC (July 14, 2020). Toe River Health District, Yancey, Mitchell and Avery Counties, were notified today, about the following positive cases in our district. Avery County had 6 new positive test results which puts them at 51 positive cases, 9 have recovered and 42 active. Yancey County had 6 new positives today which leaves them at 77 positive ...(more)

Influential Groups Lack Agreement on Western NC National Forests

(From Carolina Public Press, by Jack Igelman ) With the mandated public comment period on a proposed plan to manage Western North Carolina’s national forests coming to an end, two influential collaborative groups that played a key role in drafting the plan have weighed in with their views, which could carry substantial weight with the U.S. Forest Service as it fleshes out the final ...(more)

Three More Avery County Positive Cases

TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE Ledger, NC (July 13, 2020). Toe River Health District, Yancey, Mitchell and Avery Counties, were notified today, about the following positive cases in our district. Avery County had 3 new positive test results which puts them at 45 positive cases, 8 have recovered and 37 active. Yancey County had 0 new positives today which leaves them at 71 positive ...(more)