Old Fort Elementary Winter Arts Festival drew a crowd from parents, students, staff and the community as they celebrated student designs to help raise money for the program. The event took place in the gym featuring works of art from each student at the school, live music, bake sale, silent …

During McSmiles preschool program, students get started on their basics, including the alphabet. This week they were learning all about the letter N, which stands for Noisy Nick. The kids acted out what Noisy Nick means and made a lot of noise with instruments. McSmiles is now registering fo…

To find out how to adopt these loveable animals, contact Rusty’s Legacy at 828-460-3190, or rustyslegacync@aol.com. Adoption events are held at the Black Mountain and Morganton Tractor Supply stores from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. alternate Saturdays. The rescue is open to the public Thursdays from 4…

Districts and schools across the state and nation showed their love this week for their school bus drivers along with their valentines. Nationally, February is Love the Bus month; and in North Carolina, Feb. 13-17 is School Bus Driver Appreciation Week.

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue McDowell County chapter is committed to helping McDowell County build a no-kill community. Hundreds of adoptable pets are euthanized every year in the local shelter, while many more suffer abuse, neglect or a tough life on the streets. Please visit www.bwar.org/mcd…

Nebo Elementary celebrated 100 days of school on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Students across the school, and county, took part in the celebration. Students in Amber Williams', Rachel Medford's,. Rebekah Autrey's, Michelle McComb's, and Nikki Hutton's classes took pictures to share the excitement. Kar…

Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many precious pets for families or individuals to adopt. Their mission is to save the lives of stray and unwanted animals, and place them into good, forever, loving homes. They are a foster-based rescue dedicated to saving the lives of all animals inc…

Grace Community Church was the official host church for Night to Shine on Friday sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Every guest of Night to Shine entered the c…