The Corona TimesThe COVID-19 virus and Mitchell County, North Carolina's response to it.
Local businesses have been greatly impacted by COVID-19. The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce and Spruce Pine Main Street are working to support them.
The corona virus brought an increasing amount of food insecurity for Mitchell County residents. Several churches and nonprofits are working to meet the need.
There have been many closings and cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We note some of them in today’s post.
A lot of older folks recall their parents and grandparents telling stories about the deadly “grippe” that many Mitchell County families suffered 100 years ago. One grandson remembers being told: “They said that some took sick and died in two or three days. It was...
MCHS Board Member Germaine Galjour has embraced the stay at home order to find inner peace and experiences to enrich her.
Frankie Pryor is a Mitchell County resident who is sharing her family experience with COVID-19.
Susan Larson is with Sustaining Essential And Rural Community Healthcare (SEARCH), a group committed to ensuring quality healthcare for Mitchell and Yancey Counties. SEARCH published this letter in the Mitchell News-Journal in March, 2020 just as the COVID-19 pandemic was beginning.
Quackery is alive and well. We look at current purported causes and cures for COVID-19 and look back at the Spanish Flu of 1918 to see what happened then.
The Corona Times - April 14, 2020by Beth EllisBeth Ellis is a Communication and Humanities Instructor at Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine. She shares her thoughts of teaching online during the COVID-19 crisis.Early in the morning, in the comfort of...
The Corona Times - April 13, 2020by Juliana WalkerJuliana Walker began a new job as a reporter for the Mitchell News-Journal at the start of the COVID-19 virus. She has thoughts about beginning this stage of her life during a strange time.When I started at...