Judy Knight has shared these pictures (above and right) of her two "babies". Buck is a rescue, his "birth mother" was a registered Wheaton Terrier and dad was--just passing through!

Daisy is a Cocker Spaniel. She and her brother, Buck (left) are lap dogs. They reside in the Little Switzerland area.

O.D. Calhoun was honored October 29th for 60 years of dedication to the Spruce Pine community. October 29th was named "O.D. Calhoun Day". Michael Sink, General Manager of WTOE (left) and Steve Murphy, News Director and Morning DJ for WTOE (next to left) were there to honor Calhoun as one of the founders of WTOE. Photo by Jim Hite.

E.W. Gibson, an award winning painter will showcase her artwork on Mayland Community College's Main Campus thru November.

WTOE's Steve Murphy, all dressed in yellow for his duties as Master of ceremonies for the Big Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by Mitchell/Yancey Partnership for Children. The Bee was held Saturday, Nov, 13th and raised $3620.

A few of the boxes stacked and ready to go at the First Baptist Church in Spruce Pine. This is the gathering point for all the area churches involved in Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child. For more information about  Samaritan's Purse click here.

This new solid state digital transmitter by Broadcast Electronics, has recently been installed at WTOE. This allows WTOE to be ready for the future with digital technology and also helps provide the clearest, best possible signal strength as allowed by the FCC.

If ever a cat had it made this one does! Muffy Taylor keeps up with her mountain cat friends by sending pictures and email.

his is a picture of my brother-in-law on a recent trip to Parrot Mountain (near Pigeon Forge). I (holly@wtoe) thought this was a great pic. Notice how all the birds are looking at the camera--the look the red one is giving, the one grabbing his collar and of course the one on top of his head!

The 2004 Christmas Parade was held in Spruce Pine Wednesday evening, December 1st. A large crowd braved the cold temperatures to watch. The theme of this year's parade was "Home of The Perfect Christmas Tree". Pictured here is the WTOE float that features "Murphy In the Morning" in one of the planes that flies into the "Murphy International Jetport". Photo--and plane by Jim Hite! The plane is WW Style, 6 cylinder engine, 9 feet long, 11 feet wide and 5 feet tall. Special thank you to Donnie and Robin Beard of Southwest Trading Co., Joe Noser, Trent Keller of Keller Signs, Wesley Beard, John Beard, Phillip Frye, Bear Den Campground, Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine and Hite Effects.

Abigail Mae Payne is the daughter of Brian and Dena Payne of Palmetto, Florida. Brian graduated from Avery High in 1986. Abby was born September 4th. She has 4 brothers. Her grandmother is Cheryl Payne of Pine Run Ridge in Spruce Pine.

Jonathan and Josilyn Bradshaw are ready for Christmas. They are 9 months old and their parents are John and Crystal Bradshaw.



Gloria Houston (left), Nina McKinney and WTOE's Steve Murphy were at the Christmas To Remember Concert on Friday evening, December 3rd. The event was held at Pinebridge and was a benefit for the restoration of the old Carolina Theatre. Gloria was there signing her book, "Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree".

Winter solstice, December 21, 2004. Bill Carson reports the perfect alignment of the Little Switzerland Tunnel with the rising sun for winter solstice. Over a dozen "scientists" were out before dawn to verify and document that indeed the sun does rise in line with the double yellow center line in the tunnel. Photo by David Houser.

The annual Christmas party for residents of Sunshine Hill and North Toe apartments was recently held at Carolina Lighthouse in Spruce Pine.

Virginia Landy, mother of Sandy Hite, celebrated her 81st birthday on December 15th.

A little too much shopping, a few too many get-togethers and maybe a little too much cat nip...

                   Senior Players Honored
Mitchell High School honored their senior players Friday night, November 5th at the final game of the season. Pictured (left to right) Will Honeycutt, Mike Buchanan, Austin Smith, Adam Williams, Cody Pittman, Josh Miller, Adam Burleson, Jose Zepeda, JB Burleson, Bob Broadwater.  Photo by Kenny Burleson. For football game photos click here

Joyce Boone, GED/ABE recruiter at Mayland Community College, was recently honored with the "Lighthouse Award" for being a beacon of inspiration and hope to students and coworkers alike and for lighting the path to a brighter tomorrow for so many through her selfless service to the college and the community.

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