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The Tipton Hill Community Foundation uses this former church for multiple purposes.

TIPTON HILL – Efforts to bring part of an old church up to code so it can be used by the public may lead to the creation of a historic preservation commission for the county.

SPRUCE PINE – For the second year, downtown Spruce Pine businesses participated in American Express’ “Small Business Saturday.”

Kathy Young

BAKERSVILLE – Longtime County Clerk Kathy Young this past Friday was hired as the new county manager. 



Mitchell's Trevor self chases the Hayesville quarterback. MNJ photo/David Purtell

LEDGER – Mitchell football had another exceptional playoff performance Friday night in its second-round win over Hayesville.

In the second round of the state playoffs the Mountaineer football family saw an outcome that was very similar to the first round game.  

After a week off, our Mitchell Mountaineers began the 2016 playoffs in much the same fashion as their regular season ended.


BAKERSVILLE -- Jerry Reid, 55, of Fork Mountain Road, Bakersville, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016.

BURNSVILLE -- Betty Jean Greene, of Bolens Creek, Burnsville, went home to be with her Savior Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. 

SPRUCE PINE -- Jewel “Jo” Grindstaff Wilson, 90, of Spruce Pine, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation.   

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