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WNC Transportation is a new and permanent feature from Carolina Public Press offering road, public transportation, sidewalk, bike and greenway information for each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. It also includes information on road and highway planning organizations — the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) — for your county.

This resource list for Mitchell County will be updated periodically. Have a question, suggestion or update to this resource list? Please contact us at

Public Transit

Mitchell County Transportation Authority

Sheila Blalock, director
Phone: 828-688-2139, ext. 1632

Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Call 828-688-3510 to schedule an appointment.

Road Repairs

If the road is managed or owned by the state of North Carolina, call the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) at 828-652-4024.

If the road is owned by the town of Spruce Pine, call Spruce Pine’s public works department at 828-765-3000.

Road and Highway Planning

High Country Council of Governments

David Graham, transportation planner
Phone: 828-265-5434, ext. 135

The NCDOT Division 13 is also involved with the planning and development of transportation projects in Mitchell County.

Tim Anderson, project engineer
Phone: 828-652-3344


Mitchell County Recreation Department

Greg Hoilman, director
Phone: 828-688-5910

Chase Erickson

Chase Erickson was the summer 2014 intern at Carolina Public Press.

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