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On Thursday, people again filled the lawn of the McDowell County Courthouse for the local observance of the National Day of Prayer. Coordinator Wendy Potter Baker said the observance is non-denominational and all churches in McDowell were invited to participate. The nationwide theme for this…

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The 34th Annual Pioneer Day festival at the Mountain Gateway Museum drew people from all over to Old Fort Saturday. Folks at Pioneer Day were able to hear bluegrass singer and musician Wayne Erbsen in the amphitheater on grounds of the museum. Erbsen has won numerous prizes at fiddler’s conv…

McDowell County fifth-graders explored dozens of career options on Friday, April 13 at the Universal building and Career and Technical Education department at McDowell High School. During the two joint career fairs, fifth-graders were asked to submit questions about their jobs such as what k…

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…