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This week’s headlines



Leicester resident receives heritage award from university


Mars Hill –  The Mars Hill University presented its 2018 Baptist Heritage Award to David Costner of Leicester, North Carolina.  Each year at the Baptist Heritage Awards Banquet, North Carolina Baptist entities honor people who have contributed to the individual organizations in unique ways.   Read more...


Last Week’s Headlines


Two locals honored for service with the sheriff’s department

By Chad Nesbitt 


Leicester –  Two Buncombe County deputies and Leicester residents recently received recognition for their outstanding work for the community.  Officer J.  Philip Holderman and Officer Ronnie Davis received two separate awards. 


Davis received the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers DWI Enforcer Award.  This is the second year in a row officer Davis has received this award.  Officer Davis had the most DWI arrests in the state with a total of 236!  He also received the NC State Fraternal Order of Police Officer of the Year Award because of his major accomplishments with DWIs.  He received the award at a MADD meeting. Read more...


Past Headlines


Warrior signs to play baseball with Lions


By Clint Parker



EHS –  Senior Tyler Anders signed to play baseball with the Mars Hill Lions last week at a press conference at Erwin High School where friends, family and fellow players attended. 


Anders said he plans to study criminal justice while at the university and hopes to become a state trooper after he finishes college.  Anders has been playing the game since the age of six and has a GPA of 3.2.  He has a batting average of .238 and plays right field and pitcher where his been doing well this year.  “I feel good,” said Anders about the scholarship adding, “I feel great! ” Read more...

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