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Small-business owners who attended what was supposed to be a roundtable discussion with North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest Aug.

Several athletes from Mitchell County Special Olympics spent Aug. 26-28 in Farmington, Connecticut, for the Hometown Foundation Inc.’s Dream Ride Experience.

BAKERSVILLE – Two unexpected breaks happened at Gouge Elementary this past week – one from a sewer pipe and, as a result, one for students.



This past Friday night marked the end of the non-conference part of the 2016 football schedule for Mountaineer football.

Mitchell senior defensive end Alex McKinney fights through a North Buncombe blocker this past Friday during the Mountaineers 49-17 win over the Black Hawks.  MNJ PHOTO/NATASHA SMITH

WEAVERVILLE – The Mountaineer defense may have finally given up a touchdown after 17 quarters, but the streak that really matters is still intact as Mitchell improved to 5-0 this past Friday with a

LEDGER – Mitchell’s volleyball team got a much-needed win Thursday after a string of losses.


SPRUCE PINE -- William “Bill” D. Hollifield Jr., 84, of Ridge Road, Spruce Pine, passed away Sept. 13, 2016. 

SPRUCE PINE -- Jerone (Jerry) Cameron Larsen, 75, of Spruce Pine, died at home Sept. 9, 2016, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.

MORGANTON -- Angie Ledford, 45, of Morganton, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016.  

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