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RALEIGH – A bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. McCrory July 11 blocks public access to police recordings.

SPRUCE PINE – When Jacqueline Rensink was sworn-in July 11 during the regular meeting of Spruce Pine Town Council, it marked the first time since late 2015 all seats were occupied.

BAKERSVILLE – Mitchell County is asking the state for more than $4 million to cover the cost of a new 911 center.


BAKERSVILLE – Three members of the Mitchell Mountaineers baseball squad have been named to the All-State team by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association.

BAKERSVILLE – The Mitchell Mountaineer football team will begin its 2016 campaign ranked No. 8 in class 1A.

BAKERSVILLE – Mitchell's boys and girls varsity basketball teams have new coaches. 


SPRUCE PINE -- Carroll Edward Canipe, 92, of Spruce Pine, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at the Charles George V.A. Medical Center in Asheville.

SPRUCE PINE -- Helen Blackledge, 94, of Elm Street, Spruce Pine, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine.

BAKERSVILLE -- Ron Vinson, 78, of Bee Branch Road, died unexpectedly in his sleep Monday July 11, 2016, at his home. 

The MItchell News

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