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Voices of the Valley may be purchased online and is also
available for purchase at locations throughout Mitchell County. All proceeds go to the Mitchell County Historic Courthouse Foundation.


Mitchell News Journal
Mitchell News Journal Online

WTOE - Our Local Community

Ray's Weather
Ray's Weather


Mitchell County Schools

Gouge Elementary School

Bowman Middle School

Mitchell High School

Mayland Community College




Walking Map of Bakersville

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Welcome to Bakersville!

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Photo credit: Doug Sudduth

Thank you for visiting with us. We hope that you will come and bring your family soon and browse our unique art galleries, spend a day or two touring nearby artists' studios, attend one of our area festivals or art events, do a little birding, bike along our scenic roads, catch some trout, take a day trip or longer to beautiful Roan Mountain, or just relax along our Creek Walk.

You might want to stay longer when you see our good schools, locally owned and operated restaurants, library, competitively priced real estate, and friendly people. Take a look around Bakersville.com, we're pretty sure that you will want to take a look at the Town of Bakersville, North Carolina!

Candidate Forum at Bakersville Historic Courthouse
The Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville, NC. All candidates seeking office in the District have been invited to attend. Those seeking the offices of the NC State District Attorney Judicial District 24, the NC State Senate District 47, the NC House of Representatives District 85, the Mitchell County Commissioners, the Mitchell County Sheriff, and the Mitchell County Clerk of Court have each been invited to participate. Candidates will be presented with questions formulated by the Mitchell County Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee as well as submissions from Chamber members. The forum will be recorded live by WTOE and will be re-broadcast on Friday, April 25 at 1 pm on 1470 WTOE. For more information, contact the Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce at 828-765-9033.

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Call for Artists!

The Bakersville Creek Walk Arts Festival invites all local & regional fine artists and craftspeople to apply for space at this year's show on Saturday, September 20.

Awards this year include: Best of Show $1000; Best 3-D $500; Best 2-D $500; Honorable Mentions (3) $100 each; Middleton Emerging Artist Award $250.

Early bird entry deadline is May 1, 2014. Final entry deadline is July 15, 2014. For more info, please visit www.creekwalkfestival.com or email creekwalkfestival@gmail.com.

Mica Gallery Presents Jane Wells Harrison

For its premier guest artist show of the 2014 season, Mica Gallery presents Jane Wells Harrison’s new body of encaustic work, Visual Cues, opening May 31, 2014.

This intriguing series will be at Mica Gallery from May 31 through June 30. Gallery hours are 10 am - 5:00 pm. Monday through Saturday. Sunday hours are 12 noon-5:00 pm. Mica, a cooperative gallery of fine craft, is located at 37 N. Mitchell, in downtown Bakersville. For more info, visit www.micagallerync.com or follow Mica on Facebook at www.facebook.com/micagallerync, or phone 828-688-6422.

New Work at Anita's Atelier

Anita Connelly would like to invite you to stop by the Bakersville Emporium and Anita's Art Gallery in downtown Bakersville. New work, including Robbie Bell's new "Zinnia Garden" series, and a wonderful selection of bluebird and wren houses, are just a few of the surprises that are currently being showcased.




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