News Stories

RALEIGH – Air quality officials have issued an advisory for air pollution in western North Carolina on Thursday and Friday as smoke from a wildfire near Hot Springs drifts downwind

SPRUCE PINE – The Market on Oak in downtown Spruce Pine will host a free book signing at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, with author Martha Pelc.

BAKERSVILLE — Around 600 kids attended Child Fest 2016 at Mitchell County High School Saturday sponsored by the Blue Ridge Partnership for Children and Child Care Resource and Referral. 

Sports

Mitchell’s Luke Tipton, right, and Jason Burleson dive for a fly ball to left-center field against Hendersonville.

UPDATE: Mitchell lost to Mountain Heritage 3-5 Tuesday night in Burnsville. The loss, and Madison's win over Avery, effectively knocks Mitchell out of the race for the WHC championship.

CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association finalized conference realignments this past week had little effect on Mitchell High School.

Mitchell’s Kaitlyn Sparks takes off after getting a hit against Hendersonville.

BAKERSVILLE —Mitchell’s softball team got a much-needed win last week before losing a close game. 

Obituaries

SPRUCE PINE — Howard “Tiny” Ingram, 35, of Gouges Creek Road, Spruce Pine, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at his residence.

MORGANTON — Mrs. Amanda Melissa Roberts Buchanan, 87, of Morganton, passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016, at College Pines Health and Rehabilitation, following a period of declining health.

BAKERSVILLE — Robert William “Bobby” Huskins, 89, of the Lily Branch Community, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016. 

He was the son of the late Charles and Creanie Gouge Huskins. 

The MItchell News

Mailing Address: PO Box 339 
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
Phone: 828-765-7169
Fax: 828-765-1616