News Stories

SPRUCE PINE – Town Council voted Jan. 9 to request bids for mowing services – an issue that was at the center of a dispute between the mayor and a council member several months ago. 

BAKERSVILLE – Detectives with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office have arrested three people and charged them with multiple felonies after the trio went on a crime spree across Avery, Mitchell and

Ron Cohen describes a rendering of a renovated Carolina Theatre during a meeting this past Thursday at the Spruce Pine TRAC Gallery. MNJ photo/David Purtell

SPRUCE PINE – A meeting many in attendance deemed thoughtful and positive took place this past Thursday about plans to renovate the Carolina Theatre.

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Sports

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Mitchell wrestling team captured victory Saturday in the Highlander Duals at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, going undefeated in five matches.

Emma Duncan looks for room against Owen Jan. 12. MNJ photo/David Purtell

LEDGER – The shooting woes continued for Mitchell girls’ basketball this past Thursday in a home loss to Owen. The team played better the following night at Avery, but lost by a basket.

Noah Pitman goes past an Owen defender Jan. 12. MNJ photo/David Purtell

LEDGER – Mitchell boys’ basketball lost a close, competitive game to Owen this past Thursday before being blown out by Avery Friday.

Obituaries

MARION -- Terry Allen Buchanan, 74, of Marion, died Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. 

NEWLAND -- Orpha Lee Staton Burleson, 90, of Newland, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Grover Ray Garland, 92, of Johnson City, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

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