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…

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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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The 40th annual McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College hosted units from several parts of North Carolina.

Here are some photos taken by Chief Jeff McClure from the Little Miss McDowell 2017.

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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 our shelter, while many more suffer abuse, neglect, or a tough life on the streets. Please visit www.bwar.org/mcdowel…

Thirteen West Marion Elementary students got a special treat and instruction recently when they took an etiquette class offered free of charge by Copper River Grill on Hendersonville Road in Asheville. School board member Doug McCraw joined the students at the restaurant as they got to choos…

Battle of the Books for middle school students was held recently in the auditorium of McDowell Technical Community College. Vickie Blankenship is the coach of East’s team and Wendy Washburn the coach of West’s team. After a close six rounds, West McDowell Middle School took home the winning …

Twenty McDowell beauties will get their chance at the crown and title of Little Miss McDowell this weekend.

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 inclu…

Families were invited to Eastfield Global Magnet School to walk a day in their children’s shoes as part of a community-building initiative.

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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…