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Top: Isaac Woody lights the cauldron this past Friday to begin the 2017 Special Olympics Highland Region Summer Games at Mitchell High School. Woody and the torch were escorted by North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper Jeremy Carver.

The 2017 Highland Region Special Olympics Summer Games took place Friday, May 12, at Mitchell High School.

The Mitchell County Senior Citizens Program is asking for the community’s help to keep the Meals on Wheels program rolling and add routes to unserved parts of the county.


Mitchell High School baseball standouts Luke Tipton, left, and Justin Greene, right, signed letters-of-intent Wednesday, May 10, to play college baseball. Tipton will play at Rockingham Community College and Greene at Arizona Western.

LEDGER – The baseball careers of two Mitchell players did not end with a loss in the 2017 playoffs as seniors Luke Tipton and Justin Greene signed letters-of-intent Wednesday, May 10, to play colle

The Mitchell High School track team will be well represented at the state meet May 20 at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro.

After being back in the newspaper for just one week, I am astonished at the number of people that have taken the time to mention that they have read “Side View.” For those that have taken the time



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