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Walking for a Cure: Relay for Life of McDowell event is Friday

Tonight’s Relay for Life walk event is expected to draw thousands of folks to honor and support those affected by cancer and help raise money for research.

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Wednesday 05/04/2016
Board seeks new executive director
Posted: May 04, 2016

Historic Carson House recently opened to receive visitors for the 2016 season.

Arson: Second-leading cause of N.C. wildfires in past 10 years
Posted: May 04, 2016

Arson is the second-leading cause of wildfires in North Carolina over the past 10 years, according to the N.C. Forest Service.

Authorities sweep McDowell schools for drugs
Posted: May 04, 2016

In two separate incidents, three students at McDowell High School were busted with marijuana in their vehicles, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.

Tuesday 05/03/2016
Stolen: 2000 Ford Explorer, hunter green
Posted: May 03, 2016

McDowell County investigators hope the public can help them find a stolen SUV.

Saturday 04/30/2016
Author, former Old Fort staffer debuts fourth book in series
Posted: April 30, 2016

Visiting author Beth Caldwell recently premiered the fourth book in her character education series to the students of Old Fort Elementary.

Friday 04/29/2016
UPDATE: Suspect on the run has been located
Updated: April 29, 2016 - 3:39 pm

McDowell County deputies said the suspect Danny Ray Pinkerton has been located.

Catawba Falls footbridge construction begins May 3
Posted: April 29, 2016

Construction is set to begin on Tuesday for the footbridge across the Catawba River on the Catawba Falls Trail. The Catawba Falls Trail is a popular hiking trail in Old Fort on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.

Thursday 04/28/2016
No Excuse for Abuse 5K slated for Saturday
Posted: April 28, 2016

New HOPE of McDowell is gearing up for their sixth annual No Excuse for Abuse 5K.

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