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31st Annual Fun on the Mountain Golf Tournament

Annual Benefit for Hospice of Madison County A Community Event Open to Everyone – Held at Wolf Laurel Country Club Golf Tournament – July 15, 2017 Refreshments on the course; Prizes for winning teams; Gift bags for all 8:30 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast Buffet 10:00 a.m.: 4-person scramble – shot gun start 2 – 4:00 p.m.: Golfers social – Awards Saturday, July 29, 2017 Bake Sale – 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Tempt your sweet tooth with an amazing display of Read more »

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Awards Two Scholarships

Two 2017 graduates of Madison High School received scholarships through the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Cole Blackman received a $500 scholarship awarded by the chamber. Sarah Ledford received a $500 scholarship awarded by the North Carolina Community Foundation and Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Chamber leaders say the two were selected because of their academic performance, involvement in extracurricular activities, and leadership ability. Mitch Hampton, vice president of the chamber and owner of French Broad Rafting and Ziplines, presented Read more »

New Exhibit at Mars Hill University Honors Liston Ramsey

A new, permanent exhibit in the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies honors the center’s namesake. The exhibit is called “Mr. Speaker: The Life and Career of Liston B. Ramsey.” Ramsey was a native of Madison County and a longtime member of the North Carolina legislature, including several terms as speaker of the state house of representatives. The exhibit contains papers and other artifacts which were donated to Mars Hill University in the early 2000s. “The impact Mr. Ramsey Read more »

Living Healthy Workshops at Printpack

Join a six-week Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Workshop Held every Wednesday, June 28 through August 2 at Printpak, 100 Kenpak Lane in Marshall, NC From 3:30 to 6 p.m. you can gain new tools to manage your health. Relieve pain, get more restful sleep, breathe better, reduce stress, manage medication, combat fatigue, eat well, build confidence, and much more! Register today with Stephanie Marie Stewart, Aging Program Specialist, by calling 828.251.6622 or email stephanie@landofsky.org  

Mars Hill University Nursing Program Receives Accreditation

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited Mars Hill University’s nursing program. The accreditation follows a site visit by CCNE last September to assess whether the program meets nationally recognized standards for nursing education. The CCNE accreditation, announced May 26, 2017, is retroactive to September 2016, and extends through June 2022. “This means that students who graduate from Mars Hill University with a bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) graduate from an accredited program; that is vital Read more »

Mars Hill University Adds Two New Degrees and a Certificate Program

Mars Hill University’s third graduate degree is one of three new programs approved by the university’s board of trustees at its meeting on May 12, 2017. The master of arts in criminal justice (MACJ) joins the institution’s other master’s level degree offerings: the master of education in elementary education and the master of management. Trustees also gave the go-ahead to a new bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree and a certificate in community engagement. Barbara Sims, chair of the department Read more »

Beacon of Hope Golf Tournament

Join us for a day of fun and golf. This four-person Captain’s Choice is open to everyone and will create a truly spectacular golf experience. It will also present the opportunity to meet and support the Beacon of Hope Services. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 17th. Nolichucky View Golf Club invites you to enjoy extraordinary golf in the foothills of the Appalachians at one of the most scenic and challenging courses in Upper East Tennessee. Featuring lush Read more »

MHU Events April 26 – May 7, 2017

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Wednesday, April 26 Migrant Education Program and Donation Drive 6:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel Leah Charbonneau, MA, AmeriCorps Vista with the NC Department of Public Instruction Migrant Education Program (NCMEP) will discuss the program that works with this vulnerable population, their needs from the community, and opportunities that MHU students have in helping them through ESL internships and donating needed materials for them and their families. Wednesday, April Read more »

Mars Hill University Seeks Input on Search for New President

As the committee working to find the next president of Mars Hill University moves into the next phase of its search, it is seeking public input to help it develop a profile of the ideal candidate. Along with faculty, staff, and students of the university, the committee also wants to hear from members of the broader community with thoughts about the search process and about criteria to seek in the woman or man who will lead the university. The community Read more »

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Scholarships

Each year, Madison County Chamber of Commerce awards two $500 Scholarships. To qualify, applicant: must be a Madison County resident for at least one year will be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) must have most recent GPA of 2.5 or more Applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce office in Mars Hill (across from the Post Office) or find the application online here. Applications are also available on pages 75-76 of the 2016-17 Chamber of Commerce Business Read more »

“Ruthless! The Musical” at Owen Theatre – CANCELLED

MHU Theatre Arts Department has cancelled Performances of Ruthless! The Musical Due to illness of a cast member, the performances of “Ruthless! The Musical” by the Mars Hill University theatre arts department, scheduled for April 27-30, 2017, have been canceled. The department plans to restage the musical during the fall 2017 semester. Ticket holders may contact the Owen Theatre box office at (828) 689-1239 for refund information. “Ruthless!” was written by Joel Paley and Marvin Lard. It is a camp Read more »

Work Ready Communities

We all have a stake in making our country more competitive and closing the skills gap that threatens to paralyze our economy. Change starts at the grassroots level, by providing a community-based framework that: Links workforce development to education Aligns with the economic development needs of communities, regions and states Matches individuals to jobs based on skill levels Your business can sign up to become part of a work ready community. We are only 17 organizations shy of getting this Read more »

Casting American Families

Casting for TV Show: Are finances and money making your family stressed? Do you wish you had more savings and less credit card debt? Are you and your family living paycheck to paycheck? Is your financial situation stressful? Do you have interesting ways to save money? Did someone in your family recently lose their job? Or take a second one to help with money? Do you think more money would make your problems go away? A major cable network is Read more »

MHU Events March 25–April 9, 2017

Coming Up at Mars Hill University Monday, March 27 Blood Drive 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blue Lounge (Wren Student Union). Sponsored by the MHU sophomore class. Monday, March 27 Emerging Leaders and Emotional Intelligence Lecture/presentation by Steve Miller, Ph.D. 7:00 p.m. at Day Hall, Room 303 Stephen P. Miller is president of GenSpan, Inc. in Asheville, North Carolina and co-founder of the Family Enterprise Center at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he serves as adjunct assistant professor of Read more »

Hiring: Part-Time Donor Relations Manager

Heart of Horse Sense is seeking a part-time Donor Relations Manager who will work on a monthly retainer. The Donor Relations Manager responsibilities include: Work with the Executive Director of Heart of Horse Sense to implement and direct the donor/sponsorship plan with the goals of increasing visibility, increasing donor retention, and increasing funding/donors/sponsors. Manage Funding Plan designated to cultivate and solicit support from individuals and corporations. Work closely with the ED, Board of Directors, staff, and other volunteers to strengthen Read more »

Workshops for Veterans at Horse Sense of the Carolinas

Veteran’s Immersion Workshops offered to active duty or retired service members (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard). Please visit HorseSenseOTC.com for more details.       Fall-In Fridays Veterans welcome every Friday from 10 am to noon at Horse Sense of the Carolinas, 6919 Meadows Town Road, Marshall, NC 28753. Call 828-683-7304 or visit HorseSenseOTC.com. Save

Join Us for EXPO Madison 2017

The 2nd Annual Madison County Business & Community Expo (EXPO Madison) is an opportunity to “Discover Local Resources” in and around Madison County, NC. EXPO Madison takes place Saturday, March 11, 2017 beginning at 11am. We hope to see you there! For more details, please visit www.expomadison.com

8-Week Code Immersion Program

Do you have an amazing app idea but don’t know where to start? The tools to reach your goals may be more accessible than you think. Have you ever dreamed of building your own app? Are you looking to make a change in technology, your community, the world, or building out that crazy idea of your uncle’s? Tech Talent South’s Code Immersion programs are the perfect launching point for those who are passionate, persistent, and eager to learn. Our eight Read more »

Opportunities for Manufacturing, Hospitality and Tourism

There are now some great opportunities for Advanced Manufacturing and Hospitality and Tourism via recent grants awarded to the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board. These grants can assist you with finding interns and training employees. If you are interested in learning more about these grants, please contact Norris Gentry at 828-782-2632 or email edwardngentry@abtech.edu. Grants and Programs Advanced Manufacturing Grant and Hospitality and Tourism Grant (expanded funding for local training) Backpacks to Briefcases (internships, must be a college graduate (2 Read more »

New Theatre at Mars Hill University Opens With Cinderella

When the play “Cinderella” opens on Thursday, it will be the premiere performance in Mars Hill University’s new Thomas Black Box Theatre. The black box theatre is in Day Hall, which opened last fall, providing classroom and office space, as well as enhanced facilities for the university’s theatre arts program. The black box theatre is designed as a versatile theatre instruction space and for productions not requiring the full complement of stage facilities of the larger, adjacent, Owen Theatre. “Cinderella” Read more »

Other News

31st Annual Fun on the Mountain Golf Tournament

Annual Benefit for Hospice of Madison County A Community Event Open to Everyone - Held at Wolf Laurel Country Club Golf Tournament - July 15, 2017 Refreshments on the course; Prizes for winning teams; Gift bags for all 8:30 ...more

Madison County Chamber of Commerce Awards Two Scholarships

Two 2017 graduates of Madison High School received scholarships through the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Cole Blackman received a $500 scholarship awarded by the chamber. Sarah Ledford received a $500 scholarship awa ...more

New Exhibit at Mars Hill University Honors Liston Ramsey

A new, permanent exhibit in the Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies honors the center's namesake. The exhibit is called "Mr. Speaker: The Life and Career of Liston B. Ramsey." Ramsey was a native of Madison County and ...more

Living Healthy Workshops at Printpack

Join a six-week Living Healthy with a Chronic Condition Workshop Held every Wednesday, June 28 through August 2 at Printpak, 100 Kenpak Lane in Marshall, NC From 3:30 to 6 p.m. you can gain new tools to manage your health. ...more