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An Avery County man charged with helping his mother in a scheme to return unsold items to Wal-Mart was given at least a year in prison in McDowell District Court.

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McDowell County Sheriff’s Office K9s Jaz, Loki & Kessy have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9s Jaz, Loki and Kessy’s vests are embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of K9 Ike Vancouve…

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Deputy Jason Cook of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office is making an impact as the school resource officer at McDowell High. That’s what earned him the title of 2016’s Officer of the Year.

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A Marion felon charged with breaking into someone’s home in November was given more than a year and a half prison sentence during sentencing in McDowell County Superior Court.

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Employees for the N.C. Department of Transportation prepared Thursday to keep motorists as safe as possible during an incoming winter storm.