This is just the beginning of all the fun that people had with Town
Manager Richard Canipe's 50th birthday. For more photos click
Ashlyn and Chandler while visiting
over Thanksgiving. They live in Savannah, GA.
"Murphy In the Morning" shows off a
model of the WTOE airplane (which is hanging on the Christmas
tree). The plane, which Murphy rode in for the Christmas parade,
currently only flies into the Murphy International Jetport.
What a way to start the day...this sunrise was Tuesday morning ,
This beautiful picture of the sun bursting through the clouds was
by Harvey Yoder.
This view of Shortoff Mountain at Linville Gorge was taken by Eddie
A new sign has recently been erected at Town Hall in Spruce Pine.
Photo by DannyYoung
New State Senator Keith Presnell with wife Michele and daughter
Chris at Swearing-In Ceremony. Photo by Alicia J. McMahan.
This little tree, along with everything else, was covered in ice on
Thursday morning, February 3rd. Area residents awoke to find ice on
trees and roads and porches. This photo was taken by Sandra Matheny
at her home.
A great scenic shot of beautiful Mitchell County taken by Harvey
This picture of Lake Tahoe, taken by Linda Brown is enough to make
you want to jump in the car and take off for Nevada.
This was Thursday, the 17th, the Mitchell girls against
Heritage. Mitchell girls lost their game against Newton-Conover
Tuesday night the 22nd to end their season. Both Mitchell teams put
a good effort into the season, the players had a great attitude and
we are proud of them all! Photo by Mike Thornhill.
Avery High 10th
grader Lauren Jaynes has been selected to perform the National
Anthem at the 2005 State Wrestling Championships in Winston
This guy, "DJ" is named after Dale Jarrett, the race car driver.
This picture was taken at a house on Carter's Ridge Road in Spruce
Pine on Monday, February 28th. The heavy, wet snow caused some power
Wheeler got this cute kitty a few months ago from Mitchell
County Animal Rescue. His name is Foxworthy, and he has his
"blue collar" ready just in case Jeff and the other comedy
guys come calling!
More power outages for Spruce Pine...this time it wasn't snow but a
landslide Sunday that caused power to be out for several hours. A
large rock and several large trees slid down onto Oak Avenue in
Spruce Pine, making it necessary to close the road leading into
My husband and I found this batch of kittens
under our back porch in September of 1999. They were around 2 1/2 to 3
weeks old when their mother disappeared and we brought them in. After
bottle feeding them for some time, we took two to the Mitchell County
Animal Shelter where they were adopted out to good homes. We ended up
keeping four...or, as my husband says, I ended up keeping four. It was a
tiring and very rewarding experience, but also a bit of proof that we
should really be spaying/neutering our pets. If we hadn't found these
kittens and started keeping an eye on them and their mother, when she
disappeared (probably hit by a car) there wouldn't have been anyone to
pick up where she left off, so to speak, and take care of them. If the
mother cat's owner had made sure she was spayed to begin with, she would
probably still be alive today. The four we kept (2 boys, 2 girls) are
all spayed/neutered and are never allowed outside. They are perfectly
healthy and very happy to sit in the window and watch the birds at the
feeders. They also still like "sacking out" in the recliner, just
like all 6 of them were in this picture. --Susan Bell
This photo was taken this morning (3/17) on Roaring Fork Road by
Phyllis Wilson. Snow varied throughout the area from an inch to five
North Carolina Living Treasures were honored
at the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce quarterly meeting on Thursday night,
March 17th. Pictured second from left, Billie Ruth Sudduth and Arval
Woody. Pictured at right Bea and Mike Hensley. Photo by Doug Sudduth.
Will Walker with the big striper he caught on a recent fishing
trip to Lake Hartwell, SC.
This kitty looks like a winner to me. He has been entered in a
calendar contest. Move over Morris...Hollywood's the next step
for this furry feline.
This picture, taken by Linda
Brown, is appropriate for Easter, it is titled "Jesus Is Coming
Another picture taken by Linda Brown, that shows the beautiful
This view of Lake James from the top of Shortoff Mountain was
taken by Eddie Sparks.
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