Mitchell County’s World War I Deaths

Mitchell County’s World War I Deaths

Mitchell County was fortunate to have lost only four soldiers in what has been called the “Great War” or the “War to End All Wars.” However, the memory of those four young men is a reminder of the tragic loss of life suffered across the state and nation. It also...
The Man Behind Spruce Pine’s Logo

The Man Behind Spruce Pine’s Logo

Jim Jones had no idea that the photograph which appeared on the front page of the December 26, 1946 Tri-County Newswould later become the iconic symbol for the Town of Spruce Pine. The tree graced the yard of the English Inn, and Mrs. Isaac English encouraged that it...
May Reminds Us of Aunt Bettie Ann Greene

May Reminds Us of Aunt Bettie Ann Greene

In March 1884, the Rev Stephen Morgan Collis conducted the marriage of Rev Stephen Morgan Greene to Elizabeth Ann Buchanan. Both had lost their first marriage partners. Aunt Betty Ann, as she was known affectionately, loved flowers, but on the limited budget of a...
Harris High Senior Trip 1952

Harris High Senior Trip 1952

The May 1, 1952, issue of the Tri-County Newsreported on the 4-day visit the Senior Class of Harris High School in Spruce Pine made in April to Washington, D.C.  The highlight of the trip to the nation’s capital, they said, was visiting Clyde R. Hoey, US Senator from...
The Height of Fashion

The Height of Fashion

Young ladies have always enjoyed dressing in their finest when they go out with friends.  Hats may not be the height of fashion these days, but they were just that a century or so ago!  Also stylish were the high-necked, long-sleeved white shirtwaists (blouses) three...
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