Latest Updates

Mike Brown Ford Subaru Closes Permanently

Mike Brown Ford Subaru of Spruce Pine closed its doors permanently Monday, April 9th. According to the Mitchell News Journal owner Mike Brown issued the following statement, “After great consideration, we have regretfully made the decision to close Mike Brown Ford-Subaru in Spruce Pine,” he said….”At the root of our decision is the continued steady decline in the business ...(more)

Johnson Sentenced As Habitual Felon

On April 4th, 2018, Monuel Nicodemus Johnson, 40 years old, was convicted of felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, six counts of felony breaking or entering a motor vehicle, and two counts of felony breaking or entering.  All of these convictions stemmed from a series of thefts from homes and vehicles in January of 2017 across Avery, Mitchell, and ...(more)

Mitchell County Power Outage

It was a cold dark night for a large area of Mitchell County last night.  Around 4:30pm yesterday afternoon trees fell on power lines and took down poles and damaged other equipment causing a power outage for around 2,200 Duke Energy Customers. The lights went out in a broad area from Spruce Pine to Grassy Creek, Little Switzerland and up to Plum Tree and Roaring Creek and even into Avery ...(more)

Spruce Pine Boil Water Advisory Resinded

CANCELLATION                                                                                                       ID NO. 01-61-010 System Pressure Advisory Rescinded          04/06/2018   Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected from Town Of Spruce Pine Water System ...(more)

The Green Party Added to Voter Registration Forms

The  State Board of Elections has officially recognized the Green Party and  released a newly designed voter registration application form, with the option of registering with the North Carolina Green Party. The new application is available for download through the State Board website, NCSBE.gov.   Hard copies soon will be distributed to county boards of elections and other agencies and ...(more)