The Corona Times

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

Support Local Business

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.

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The Spanish Lady Visits Mitchell County

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...

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SEARCH Provides COVID-19 Resources

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.

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A Toast to You

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...

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A Strange Time to Start a New Job

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...

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