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Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

The McDowell County Animal Shelter accepts stray animals and serves as an adoption center for those that are adoptable. Constantly the shelter is near or at capacity. Adoption rates are $65 for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens and include a mandatory spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination a…

Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

Seven schools and thousands of students, staff and parents participated in the annual Walk to School Day.

Firefighting Technology III students learned how to set up and draft water from portable tanks in their Water Supplies class. These tanks are used to supply water for firefighting when there are no hydrants nearby. Tanker trucks fill up with water from a pond or creek or a distant hydrant, a…

Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

Rusty’s Legacy rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and the McDowell County Animal Shelter. All dogs receive medical treatment, behavioral and temperament evaluations and are spayed or neutered before adoption with the exception of puppies under the age of 16 weeks. To find out how to adopt …

McDowell High School’s homecoming parade strolled down the streets of downtown Marion Thursday evening featuring the marching band, homecoming court, club representatives, NJROTC, the Emergency Services Academy, cheerleaders and many more. Students celebrated homecoming throughout the week s…

Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many 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 including si…

McDowell High Schools hosted a career and college fair for students on Friday, Sept. 15 in the auxiliary gym and cafeteria at the school. Careers ranging from therapists, law enforcement, fire department, teaching, healthcare and many more were showcased for students to ask questions and fin…

Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

Healing Hearts Small Animal Rescue has been rescuing animals in McDowell County for 23 years. They have a North Carolina Wildlife Rehabilitation license that allows them to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals back into their natural habitat. For more information, visit their Facebo…

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Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

Performances of 'Southern Fried Funeral' are Friday, Sept. 8, Saturday, Sept. 9, Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2:30 p.m.

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Hurricane Harvey's rain is all but over in Texas and Louisiana, but the catastrophe it inflicted will continue for weeks. Hundreds of square miles are still underwater, thousands of people remain displaced and new threats are developing in the wake of the nation's worst hurricane since Katri…