Wednesday, December 10, 2008

NPR Boosts Presence in Mars Hill

Reception for National Public Radio in Mars Hill and Madison County did tend to fade in and out in some of our local valleys. Our county's low point is around 1,400 feet in Hot Springs, and goes to well above 5,000 feet in a number of areas.

Yeah, it can be steep here for sure. For fans of NPR though, that annoying fade to static in the car is now a thing of the past with the launch of WYQS in Mars Hill, at 90.5 on your FM dial.

Happy driving!

Posted from the Black Bear Realty Blog

Monday, December 8, 2008

Carjacking suspect sought in Mars Hill, college briefly on lockdown

by: Jonathan Austin from 12.3.08

MARS HILL – Mars Hill College has lifted its campus lockdown tonight though law enforcement from two states are continuing to search for an armed man wanted in a carjacking in Carter County, Tenn.

School officials instituted their campus wide emergency communication system to alert students, staff and faculty.

Madison County Sheriff John Ledford said a Unicoi County, Tenn., Constable began chasing the suspect in Carter County Monday afternoon, and the chase led authorities into Madison County. The driver of the black Mustang convertible is believed to be armed with a 9 mm handgun, Ledford said.

“They’ve been in what I would call high speed pursuit,’ Ledford said, while staking out the intersection at the Mars Hill I-26 interchange.

At about 5:10 p.m., Ledford said, “We last had him (seen) here on N.C. 213 in Mars Hill.”

Officers from Carter County, Tenn., Unicoi County, Tenn., the N.C. Highway Patrol and Madison County deputies were searching for the suspect. Ledford said Yancey County authorities had been notified.

Taken from The News Record and Sentinel.

The Mission of Mars Hill College

Mars Hill College, an academic community rooted in the Christian faith, challenges and equips students to pursue intellectual, spiritual, and personal growth through an education that is: grounded in a rigorous study of the Liberal Arts; connected with the world of work; and committed to character development, to service, and to responsible citizenship in the community, the region, and the world. Mars Hill College opened on its current site in 1856, and was chartered in 6, 1859. In 1960, Baptist State Convention approved plans to convert the college into a senior college. The college is located in one of the most beautiful regions of the country. The small town setting is complemented by proximity to Asheville, only twenty minutes away, which allows access to city amenities as well. A dedicated faculty, and personal attention to student learning, are central to the traditions of the college. Their is a link to the school on the left bar of this website. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lightly Snowed Mountains of Mars Hill North Carolina

Had to stop and take this vid/pic of these mountains. The day is chilly with small snowflakes lightly dropping consistently on the ground and blowing in the air. That is the rear of the Mars Hill Retirement Home to the right, and some dorms from Mars Hill College on the left.

Mars Hill College, Spillman Hall

Gorgeous building called Spillman Hall on the Mars Hill campus in NC. Lots of glass on the bottom level, bricked up into the gables, and those classic dormers make this structure beautiful.

Dancing Moon Print Solutions in Mars Hill

Stopped in Downtown Mars Hill today and saw this print shop right up the street from the Mars Hill College. If you are looking for any printing in Madison County or North Buncombe County, it looks like Dancing Moon can handle it.

Three Sided Tattoos of Mars Hill North Carolina

Mars Hill even has their own little tattoo shop, and by the online reviews, Mike is very good at what he does. The parents of the kids going to Mars Hill College, (about 500 feet from this spot), must be having a fit, lol.

Beautiful Rock Building in Mars Hill NC

This is right up the street from the Mars Hill Retirement Community in Madison County North Carolina. Did not get the name of it. Does anyone out there know?

Downtown Mars Hill North Carolina

The peaceful, beautiful, nature filled town of Mars Hill North Carolina. This is the center point of the Mars Hill community.

Mars Hill College, Owen Theatre

The College campus of Mars Hill has many beautiful structures... and construction going on somewhere on the property almost every day of the year. Here is a quick pic of the Owen Theatre at Mars Hill College. This is a wonderful college only about 25 minutes North of Downtown Asheville. For more info on activities here, go to

Flagpoles on the Mars Hill College Campus NC

The main flagpole (with the brick base) has the American Flag with the State of North Carolina flag right below it. May North Carolina stand behind our Country in Unity!

Mars Hill Ingles, from old to New!

Stopped by the construction site in Mars Hill today to see what was going on with this new Ingles that is going up. I will be very glad to see that older one go down, and this new one have a grand old/new opening.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mars Hill College, North Carolina

Here is a great entrance to see if you are headed to college in Mars Hill North Carolina. This is one of the top colleges in the area, and is complimented by a beautiful downtown area (where I am standing), a Curves, a few little food places, art shops, and boutiques. Much more info to come real soon...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mars Hill North Carolina, blogging time

Welcome to the official blog of Mars Hill North Carolina. Mars Hill is about 20 minutes North of Asheville NC. Mars Hill College is a great school in Western North Carolina. We frequent this small quaint town. Living only 15 minutes away in North AVL makes that easy. For some reason, it always seems like a little get-away. The town of Marshall NC is only 5 minutes away! Mars Hill is a great part of Western North Carolina.

If you live in or near Mars Hill North Carolina, we invite you to contribute to this blog by being an Author. You can talk about the town, school, businesses, events, updates, stories, promote the area and your business, and more. Send us an email if you are interested