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'All of this, just for you': She asked her best friend to prom. He fell to the ground.  The Island Packet

Rachel Newberry, a Mountain Heritage High School student in Burnsville, North Carolina, asked her childhood best friend, Ben Robinson to prom with a sweet ...

Susie Shelton has built a dynasty for girls' basketball at Mountain Heritage  Asheville Citizen-Times

Susie Shelton had a hall-of-fame career at Mars Hill and played in the WNBA for one season. Now she's on a roll at Mountain Heritage High School.

Mountain Heritage's Trey Robinson makes college decision  Asheville Citizen-Times

BURNSVILLE - Mountain Heritage senior quarterback Trey Robinson will play Division I football next season. Robinson has accepted a preferred walk-on role at ...

Sweet promposal video from NC high school goes viral | Raleigh News & Observer  News & Observer

Rachel Newberry, a Mountain Heritage High School student in Burnsville, North Carolina surprised her longtime friend Ben Robinson by asking him to prom.

Their promposal video went viral, but their friendship goes much further  CBS News

Every year we see stories of kindness like this – a typical kid inviting a special needs kid to prom – but Rachel wasn't trying to be kind.

Charges filed against teen driver in wreck that killed Burnsville 16-year-old  WLOS

YANCEY COUNTY, N.C. -- Charges have been filed against the 19-year-old driver in a Yancey County wreck that took the life of a mountain high school student ...

Adorable NC promposal goes viral

In a tweet that's gone viral, Rachel Newberry shared a video in which she asked her friend to the dance. Her caption? "My prom date is better than yours."

Teen dies in wreck on Highway 80  WLOS

YANCEY COUNTY, N.C. -- A community is mourning the loss of a teen after a deadly wreck on Tuesday.Raeanna McCourry, 16, was a passenger in a car on ...

Maroon Devils start off with Pisgah scrimmage  Smoky Mountain Times

Swain County High School Maroon Devils Varsity Football team traveled to Canton on Friday, Aug. 10 for a scrimmage against Pisgah High School Bears and ...

Former Mitchell County teacher arrested in child predator sting  WLOS

A former teacher and assistant principal from the mountains is accused of trying to solicit a child online for sex acts.Blane Gregory of Spruce Pine, 51, was ...

Yancey board votes to close three schools  Asheville Citizen-Times

BURNSVILLE - Yancey County school board members voted Monday to close and consolidate three community schools that had served generations of Yancey ...

American Legion baseball begins May 19  Spruce Pine Mitchell News

The Burnsville American Legion Post 122's Blue Ridge Timberwolves opens its first year of competition in the Depart.

WNC high school football: 2018 All-WNC Team  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Citizen Times has released its All-WNC football teams for the 2018 season.

Traveling Vietnam Memorial visits Burnsville, Oct. 12-15  Asheville Citizen-Times

The Wall and accompanying mobile education center honor the soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War and their families.

Avery track and field opens season with Mountain Heritage meet  Avery Journal Times

BURNSVILLE — The Avery Vikings track and field team traveled to Mountain Heritage High School for its season-opening meet on March 14 to compete against ...

Gabi, a woman with Down syndrome, may see her coffee shop dreams come true  The News & Observer

Gabi's Grounds is the coffee delivery business of Gabi Angelini, a 20-year-old with Down syndrome in Raleigh, NC. Her GoFundMe campaign for a coffee shop ...

Wave of school shootings has educators preparing for 'when, not if'  Asheville Citizen-Times

Schools in WNC are no longer hiding their fears of a mass shooting. Instead, they are preparing for that possibility every day.

Home of the Week: Yancey County Dream Home Tour  Asheville Citizen-Times

Anne and Sam Sabri's house is one of five custom homes on a tour set for Oct. 11.

Tuscola students place at FBLA Regional Competition | School News  The Mountaineer

On Friday, Dec. 1, 10 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) members from Tuscola High School participated in the Western Region Competitive Events at ...

Growth in urban centers outpaces rural areas in WNC  Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE – Western North Carolina's two most populous counties have seen the most rapid growth in the region so far this decade, while six of the region's ...

This week on "Sunday Morning" (May 27)  CBS News

A look at the features for this week's broadcast of the Emmy Award-winning news program.

Service honors the five Madison soldiers killed during Vietnam War  Asheville Citizen-Times

Nearly 100 people gathered on a crisp, nearly cloudless fall evening Oct. 13 to honor five local soldiers killed in the Vietnam War. The Disabled American ...

Meet Your Candidates for District Attorney in the 24th: Seth Banks, Nathan Miller & Britt Springer  High Country Press

Compiled by Jesse Wood. April 11, 2014. Among the most talked about primary races in Watauga County so far is the GOP contest between Assistant District ...

Watauga High School Student Among Morehead-Cain Foundation's Class of 2019  High Country Press

The Morehead-Cain Foundation – home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States – is proud to announce its class of 2019. And one of the 59 ...

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