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Register for Expo Madison!

Connect with potential clients and renew past business relationships! EXPO Madison is a yearly business expo and community event featuring services available in Madison County. Be seen at our 3rd Annual event, which will be held Saturday, March 17 from 11am to 3pm at Chambers Gym on the campus of Mars Hill University. This event is free for all to attend. This year we are allowing exhibitors the option to sell products! The products must be contained to your booth Read more »

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MHU Events January 2018

Upcoming Spring Semester Begins January 2 – Adult & Graduate Studies January 16 – Traditional undergraduate program Art Exhibit Featuring David Hopes January 17 – February 9 Reception January 24. Winter’s Tune Concert January 19 Award-winning duo Zoe & Cloyd will be joined by Lillian Chase and Rhiannon Ramsey for old-time fiddling and mountain harmonies. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. Special pricing for senior citizens, military, and MHU employees. MHU students are free with ID Read more »

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Madison County From Above: Aerial Photography Book

Check out Ryan Phillips’ aerial photography book, “Madison County From Above.” Also available for pre-order, “Volume 2: Madison County From Above.” Due to be released December 21, 2017, this 11 x 17 inch glossy photo book shows the beauty of Madison County, North Carolina with 25 NEW full color aerial images. Visit www.madisoncountyfromabove.com to order.

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Free Labor Law Posters

Updated to include information about the Employee Classification Section Labor law posters provided by the N.C. Department of Labor have been updated to include the required information pertaining to the N.C. Employee Fair Classification Act, which will become effective Dec. 31. The new information is included on the Wage and Hour Notice to Employees section of the labor law posters. Labor law posters are available from NCDOL FREE of charge. The Labor law posters are printed in two sections to Read more »

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Santa’s Workshop at the Ashe Farm

Friday, December 8th from 5-9pm. 1370 Rector Corner Road in Marshall Antique Toys ~ Demonstrations www.theashefarm.com

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Annual 2017 Arts & Crafts Holiday Sale

Presented by the Madison County Arts Council 31 N. Main Street in Marshall Christmas Crawl Preview Due to snow the MCAC Holiday Sale has been postponed. The sale will take place on Friday, Dec. 15 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details call (828) 649-1301 or visit madisoncountyarts.com

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2017 Fall Fermenting Festival Photos

The 2017 Fall Fermenting Festival event, which was held on Sunday, November 5 at the NC Cooperative Extension Office in Marshall, was very successful. An estimated 650-800 people attended. Five vendors sold out and four others came very close. Best of all, the event raised $665 in donations for the Beacon of Hope Services in Madison County! Here are a few good photos from the Festival.

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MHU Events December 1-31, 2017

Christmas Concert Friday, December 1 7:00 p.m. at Moore Auditorium The Mars Hill University Department of Music presents its annual concert of Christmas music featuring both vocal and instrumental pieces by small and large ensembles. Bailey Mountain Cloggers Christmas Performance & Silent Auction Saturday, December 2 Silent Auction at 3:00 p.m.; Performance at 5:00 p.m. Held at Moore Auditorium The award-winning Bailey Mountain Cloggers perform their annual Christmas show and host a silent auction. Admission is $5.00. The Great American Read more »

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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 »

Other News

Register for Expo Madison!

Connect with potential clients and renew past business relationships! EXPO Madison is a yearly business expo and community event featuring services available in Madison County. Be seen at our 3rd Annual event, which will be ...more

MHU Events January 2018

Upcoming Spring Semester Begins January 2 - Adult & Graduate Studies January 16 - Traditional undergraduate program Art Exhibit Featuring David Hopes January 17 - February 9 Reception January 24. Winter's Tune Conce ...more

Madison County From Above: Aerial Photography Book

Check out Ryan Phillips' aerial photography book, "Madison County From Above." Also available for pre-order, "Volume 2: Madison County From Above." Due to be released December 21, 2017, this 11 x 17 inch glossy photo book shows ...more

Free Labor Law Posters

Updated to include information about the Employee Classification Section Labor law posters provided by the N.C. Department of Labor have been updated to include the required information pertaining to the N.C. Employee Fair Clas ...more