October is Teen Read Month! If you are a Mitchell County student between the ages of 13-18, you could win a desktop computer with your winning essay! 5 winners will be selected. Contact Mitchell County Public Library or Spruce Pine Public Library for more information!
October is Teen Read Month! If you are a Mitchell County student between the ages of 13-18, you could win a desktop computer with your winning essay! 5 winners will be selected. Contact Mitchell County Public Library or Spruce Pine Public Library for more information!

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: The Temptations of Dried Apples, Apple Pies, and Just Plain Apples

2020-11-13T15:12:05-05:00November 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Temptations of Dried Apples, Apple Pies, and Just Plain Apples Grandmother Ann lived over the ridge from Rocky Hollow.  Like the other women in the neighborhood, she dried sweet sliced apples in summer.  She used white cloth sacks to hang them in an unfinished upstairs room to keep for winter.  By doing that, the [...]

From the Desk of Mr. James Byrd: Fall Brings Thoughts About Apples

2020-11-10T11:14:01-05:00November 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Fall Brings Thoughts About Apples Apples date back to ancient times as a valued source of food.  When settlers came to America from Europe, they brought seedling apple trees and seeds.  They were wise in doing that, because the land had only crabapple trees.  Widespread planting of trees and seeds helped keep people from starving. [...]

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