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On Wednesday, May 10, students from the McSmiles program headed up the mountain to Blowing Rock for a day with the Letterland characters at Tweetsie Railroad. Letterland is an alphabet curriculum with characters for each letter with songs and rhymes to help students learn their ABC’s. This f…

McDowell High School’s prom will take place on Friday from 8 p.m. until midnight at the Deerpark Restaurant on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate. This year’s theme is The Great Gatsby Gala. What prom is complete without a prom king and queen? This year’s court features juniors for the first…

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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…

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Fifty eight students from McDowell Early College will cross out the final chapter in their high school careers tonight with the Class of 2017’s graduation ceremony.

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

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…

The 33rd Annual Pioneer Day festival at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort drew people from all over Saturday.

McDowell High School students had another successful trip to the Skills USA competition in Greensboro on Thursday, April 27. There were 2,400 students competing from North Carolina high schools. Students had to prepare a resume, take a test, interview, and complete a project or scenario base…

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Graphic design and photography students at McDowell Tech will show off their best works on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. in the Cedar Building on campus.

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…

Fifth-grade students from each school attended the 10th annual countywide Career Fair on Friday, April 21 at McDowell Tech’s Universal Building. The hallways and classrooms were lined with businesses, organizations, schools, hospitals, and many more to talk and interact with the rising middl…

The annual downtown spring cleanup of Marion was held Saturday where multiple businesses, civic groups and community members joined together to clean up trash around the area. April 15 through the April 29 is considered Spring Litter Sweep in North Carolina. Through Friday, the city of Mario…

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.

McSmiles’ students from each location gathered at Grace Community Park on Friday, April 7 to celebrate spring and Easter with an egg hunt, Easter bonnet parade, shaving cream art, easel painting, decorating Easter eggs and playing games like bean bag toss and basketball throw. McSmiles is a …

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…

McSmiles’ students had a wild, Wild West campout for learning about Letterland’s Walter Walrus. The children dressed up like cowboys and cowgirls, and brought all of their camping gear like sleeping bags, flashlights and stick horses. McSmiles is a free part-time preschool program. Children …

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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.

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

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