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…

Crew from local McDowell fire departments, rescue squad, EMS, sheriff's office, police department and highway patrol gathered at Crossmill Church of God on Saturday, Feb. 4 to meet Bradley Branton, a 13-year-old boy who gives a special prayer request for emergency personnel every Sunday at church.

Electives Day, as it is known around the school, started for the spring semester, and students couldn’t be more excited to come to school on Monday to take yoga, Native American art, card making, building and design, or one of the many other choices.