Look closely because there are bunches of little puppies in this basket. These little cuties are a mix of Jack Russell/Mountain Fiest.
Three year old Erin Ward playing tennis. Photo by Vicky Hoilman.

Vicky Hoilman caught this picture with a yellow jacket as he stopped by some Queen Anne's Lace.

Butterfly on a lilac bush. Photo by Kenny Burleson.

We believe this pretty little kitty's name is "Mouse"--we don't know if that's because of his "mousing" abilities or maybe he's one of those cats that likes to "help" with the computer mouse.

Judge Phil Guinn (right) presented a flag with the names of 9-11 victims on it to the County at the Mitchell Commissioners meeting on Monday evening, Sept. 11th. Commissioner Phil Byrd (left). Guinn also presented a flag to the Town of Spruce Pine at their meeting earlier that evening.

The Mitchell Chamber of Commerce held their quarterly meeting on Thursday evening, September 14th in Bakersville as part of the  "kick off" for this weekend's Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival. (Above) Chamber members enjoy the good food and (right) The Wisemans perform during the event. Photos by Steve Murphy.

The 2nd Annual Bakersville Creek Walk was held Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17th. Picture above shows the beginning of the booths along the Walk. At the right is the table covered with the entries for the baking contest.
Muffy Taylor takes a nap in her favorite spot. She keeps a picture of her "heart throb", Buzz nearby.

Spruce Pine Kiwanis Vice President David Pike, J. Ardell Sink and Kiwanian David Blevins.  The Spruce Pine Kiwanis Club recently enjoyed a motivating speech by Mr. J. Ardell Sink,  President and CEO of local radio stations WTOE and WKYK, during which he praised local community leaders who have improved the quality of life in our region.   Additionally, Mr. Sink talked about changing circumstances being a constant in our lives.

Phillip and Garret Buchanan standing beneath Grassy Creek Falls. Photo by Vicky Hoilman.

Zinnias. Photo by Kenny Burleson.

These two, though "cat and dog" are the best of friends. Photo by Peggy Bailey.

Here's what we can expect over the next few weeks as the leaves begin to turn. This photo was taken at the end of last year by Gwen Tracy.

This biker girl is little but she's dreaming big!

Melissa McCurry took this picture of the some leaves as they begin to change color.

Several years ago Jim Hite of Spruce Pine submitted a photo of Rex Robinson and his granddaughter to a photo contest sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  The picture was chosen as first place winner in the amateur photographer's category. This year NHPCO is using this picture on an ad slick that they have produced and are sending to all hospices nationally.  The ad is to promote November as National Hospice Month. Jim Hite was also chosen post humorously as Mitchell Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year .

Mayland Community College employee, Rhonda Robinson, Membership Chairperson on the Executive Committee for the State Employees Association of NC, pictured left, delivers canned goods to the Shepherd Staff in Spruce Pine for the SEANC District 3. Shepherd Staff s Executive Director Willis Botney is pictured at right.

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