The Corona Times

The COVID-19 virus and Mitchell County, North Carolina's response to it.

The School Beneath the Roan

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mitchell High School class of 2020 took part in a historic graduation at Lavonia Crest. As they rolled through their parade on their way to becoming alumni of MHS, the graduates may have noticed the old gray building on the...

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Rhododendron Report & Updates

A look at how COVID-19 has affected events this year, including the Rhododendron Festivals. We also review the current state of infection in NC.

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More 2020 Graduation Photos

More photos from the graduation for the Class of 2020 at Mitchell High School held Saturday, June 6th at Lavonia Crest in the Glen Ayre Community north of Bakersville in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

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Mitchell High Graduation 2020

The Mitchell High Class of 2020 graduated on June 6 with a special, unique ceremony that celebrated a class which has overcome several hardships. We take a photo tour of the event in today’s post.

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To Mask or Not To Mask?

The wearing of face masks in public is a contentiou issue. Brandon Roberts, the editor of the MItchell News-Journal, shares facts about this controversy.

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The Class of 2020 Returns – May 19, 2020

The Corona Times - June 1, 2020Mitchell High’s Class of 2020 is having a unique ending to their public school career. COVID-19 has forced them to finish classes online, and they have missed out on signing senior yearbooks in person, the senior trip, and...

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Teachers Respond to COVID-19

The Corona Times - May 29, 2020by Steve GunterEven though I have made my career in education and have seen teachers do amazing things every day, I am still astounded—yet not at all surprised—at the resourcefulness and compassion of teachers in response to...

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My Thoughts on COVID-19

The Corona Times - May 28, 2020by Jan Cavanaugh GrahamTrue, I have everything I need right here.  I have my husband and our two dogs. I have 20 acres of land to roam, equipped with all the spring ramps I can possibly consume.  I have a view that still...

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