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  • BY ELISABETH WALL
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BOONE—Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian State University’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking, effective communication, making local-to-global connections…

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McDowell County has a critical need for foster families. McDowell County DSS will be offering a Foster parent orientation on October 3rd at McDowell County DSS at 6:00pm. You must attend the orientation to be enrolled in the upcoming foster parent TIPS-MAPP classes.

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McDowell County authorities said Wednesday they arrested and charged a Marion man who had previously been charged by Marion police after he was shot by a relative.

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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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Three McDowell High students shared stories at the monthly Board of Education meeting about how a new program has changed their lives.

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The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office will hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the gravel lot beside Animal Hospital of Marion, on U.S. 70 West.