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Department of Public Safety Recruiting Fair

Recruiting for: Correctional Officer I, II & III; Correctional Officer Trainee II & III; RN’s; LPN’s; Psychologist; and Clinical Social Workers. Held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Madison County A-B Tech, 4646 US Highway 25/70, Marshall, NC 28753. Phone: 828-782-2632. Apply online at http://workfornc.gov

Native American Heritage Month at Mars Hill University

During November, several events at Mars Hill University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Native American Singer/Songwriter Michael Jacobs in Concert Tuesday, November 7 6:30 p.m., Broyhill Chapel Sponsored by MHU’s Native American Student Association. Michael’s professional music career began as a songwriter and guitarist in Nashville, TN. He started his solo career in 2002, with the release of the acclaimed CD, Sacred Nation. It received the 2003 Nammy Award for Best Independent Recording. His follow-up, They Come Dancing, was Read more »

Mars Hill University Honors Dan Lunsford

Mars Hill University honored Dan Lunsford as Alumnus of the Year for 2017 during Homecoming festivities on October 21, his last Homecoming as the university’s president. Lunsford was recognized at the afternoon football game and during the annual Alumni of the Year Banquet that evening. A 1969 graduate of Mars Hill College, Lunsford earned his graduate degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and participated in postdoctoral study at Vanderbilt University and the UNC-Chapel Hill Institute of Read more »

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Mars Hill University Breaks Ground On Athletics Field House

Mars Hill University held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a major new addition to its athletics facilities following the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House will sit at the south end of Meares Stadium, at the corner of Athletic Street and NC 213. Construction is scheduled to begin in November, with the building expected to open for use in December 2018. The field house will be named in memory of Jo Ellen Read more »

Mountain Area Career Center

Learn more about the career pathways available in our area, visit www.mountainareacareers.org On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3 p.m you can watch testimonial videos featuring employees from about 20 local employers in the Advanced Manufacturing and Hospitality & Tourism sectors. Enjoy a movie, candy, and sodas while learning more about the great career opportunities available in our region. The viewing takes place at A-B Tech’s Madison campus, 4646 Hwy 25-70 in Marshall. Browse local jobs openings at www.mountainareacareers.org/browse-jobs.

Fermenting Festival Planned for November

Madison County’s first Annual Ferment Festival will take place from 2-6pm on Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at the NC Cooperative Extension Office in Marshall. Come share in a celebration of the unique and diverse culture of Marshall, Madison County, and the WNC region. Join us as we honor each other and the land in support of fermentation, food preservation, farming, and food stability in Madison County. All profits from the festival will be donated to the Beacon of Hope Food Read more »

Epsilon Call Center Hiring Associates

100 + Positions. Work begins in late October in Weaverville, NC. Full time and part time positions available in 8-10 hour shifts, from 7am to 11pm. To apply and learn more, visit www.epsilon-inc.com/careers Job ID Number: 17-00122

Breast Cancer Awareness

Pink Out Madison County on Friday, October 6, 2017! Ways that you can participate in Madison’s Breast Cancer Awareness Efforts: Wear Pink! On October 6, encourage your family, friends, and coworkers to deck themselves out in pink Don’t have anything pink, no problem—contact Amy at the Madison County Health Department to purchase a shirt for $12 On October 6, upload a picture of yourself, your family, your class, or your coworkers wearing pink to the Madison County NC Pink Out Read more »

MHU Events October 2-15, 2017

Tuesday, October 10 Crossroads Chapel Service Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel Founders Day celebration. Student history presentations. Special music by the MHU choir. Speaker: Wayne Higgins, MHU trustee. (Note: The Indigenous People’s Day event, which was listed for October 10, has been postponed until November 28) Wednesday, October 11 Unveiling of Historic District Sign Time: 2:30 p.m. Location: College Street Unveiling of new sign detailing the Mars Hill College Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Read more »

50th Anniversary of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Festival, the Ramsey Center has planned a whole week of events and festivities. From a dance demonstration to a talk by noted scholar of Appalachia David Whisnant, there’s something for everyone. Bascom Lamar Lunsford was born on the campus of Mars Hill College in 1882. His father was a professor at the college and his mother was a house mother in one of the college dormitories. A musician from childhood, Read more »

Business Property for Lease in Mars Hill

Business park units ideal for office/retail/storage space for professional or trade use. Stable professional small business tenants currently occupy adjacent units. Located less than 1 mile from I-26 access, with visibility from the Interstate. The space is delivered as a warm shell to allow lessees flexibility with use and layout. Total available area is 2,400 square feet and can be subdivided to 800 or 1,600 square feet. Minutes to Wolf Laurel, Burnsville, and Mars Hill. Lockbox on site. TICAM is Read more »

Betty Smith to Receive Order of the Long Leaf Pine

The Liston B. Ramsey Center for Regional Studies at Mars Hill University has announced that traditional musician, scholar, and teacher Betty Smith will receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine on October 2, 2017, during the Ramsey Center’s opening celebration for its new exhibit, “The Minstrel of Appalachia.” The award, conferred by the Governor of North Carolina, is one of the most prestigious in the state and is awarded for “exemplary service to the State of North Carolina.” Betty Read more »

MHU Events: Sept. 21-Oct. 1

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Thursday, September 21 National Museum of African American History and Culture and Beyond: Cultural Expression in the Built Environment 7:00 p.m. at Broyhill Chapel Lecture by Zena Howard. Howard was the senior architect for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and is an architect and principal at Perkins+Will architectural firm. She has over 20 years of experience as an architect and project leader. Her Read more »

MHU Events – Now through September 23, 2017

Tuesday, September 12 Crossroads Chapel Service Time: 11:00 a.m. Location: Broyhill Chapel Prayer service for those affected by the hurricanes. Music by the MHU Gospel Choir. Constitution Day Film & Panel Discussion Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Belk Auditorium (Wren Student Center) The political science program will screen the documentary “American Anarchist” and professors Heather Hawn and Jonathan Rose will host a panel discussion and Q&A about the limits of free speech as enumerated in the First Amendment. Thursday, September 14 Read more »

MHU Events – Now through September 17, 2017

Thursday, September 7 Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection – Volleyball Game Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Chambers Gymnasium Mars Hill University Athletics and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee are partnering with the French Broad Baptist Association Flood Relief to donate household items for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Ruthless! The Musical Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: Owen Theatre Ruthless! is a camp cult classic in which the beautiful and talented 8-year-old Tina Denmark will do anything to play the lead in her school Read more »

Vendors Wanted for Art on the Island

Still plenty of room for vendors at Art on the Island. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 30th from 10 am – 5 pm. art, food, music and more on beautiful Blannahassett Island. Need more details or a vendor application? Click here.

Weizenblatt Gallery to Host Retrospective of Asheville Artist

Asheville artist Daniel Nevins reflects on a quarter-century of image making in an exhibition coming to Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery. “Fluent: 25 Years of Painting, Drawings, and Album Covers” will run August 23 through September 22, 2017. An artist’s reception will be held Wednesday, August 30, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Weizenblatt Gallery is located in the Moore Fine Arts Building on the university campus in Mars Hill, North Carolina. “Fluent” features a range of Nevins’s work, from large Read more »

Active Aging Week: September 18-23, 2017

All Active Aging Week events are FREE! Fraud Watch Alert Monday, September 18 from 11 am – 12 noon Spring Creek Nutrition Site, 13077 NC Hwy 209, Hot Springs This AARP sponsored program discusses how to protect yourself from telephone fraud as well as provides tips on identity fraud, mail fraud, and internet fraud. How to spot and report a fraud and resources for more information are also provided. For more information, contact Deana Stephens 828.649.3531 or dstephens@madisoncountync.gov. Living Healthy 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 »

The Civil War in the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective

The Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University opens a new exhibition, “The Civil War In the Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective,” beginning August 19, 2017, and running through March 4, 2018. This exhibition presents an account, using rare original letters and newly-discovered documents, of the personal struggles of the people living in Madison County and the Southern Appalachian Mountains during the middle of the 19th century. The museum is open daily (except Mondays) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Read more »

Other News

Department of Public Safety Recruiting Fair

Recruiting for: Correctional Officer I, II & III; Correctional Officer Trainee II & III; RN’s; LPN’s; Psychologist; and Clinical Social Workers. Held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at M ...more

Native American Heritage Month at Mars Hill University

During November, several events at Mars Hill University will celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Native American Singer/Songwriter Michael Jacobs in Concert Tuesday, November 7 6:30 p.m., Broyhill Chapel Sponsored by ...more

Mars Hill University Honors Dan Lunsford

Mars Hill University honored Dan Lunsford as Alumnus of the Year for 2017 during Homecoming festivities on October 21, his last Homecoming as the university's president. Lunsford was recognized at the afternoon football game an ...more

Mars Hill University Breaks Ground On Athletics Field House

Mars Hill University held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a major new addition to its athletics facilities following the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The Jo Ellen Ammons Athletic Field House w ...more