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

Nebo first graders completed a project based learning project before school was out for summer. They worked in collaborative small groups, selected an animal, did their research, made a poster, did writing and a presentation to their parents. This project incorporated 21st century learning s…

For those who didn’t graduate from McSmiles, students were invited for a day of water play at Marion’s Community Park. A beautiful day set the tone for the young ones to run through the sprinklers at the splash pad. Parents and siblings were invited to join in on the fun. McSmiles is a free …

Rusty’s Legacy rescues dogs from high-kill shelters. 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. Adoption events are held at the Black Mountain and Morganton Tra…

Fortune tellers, cake walks, petting zoo and chicken toss were just a few of the many activities you could find at Marion Elementary’s county fair for the end of the school year. The event is student-led, -run and –executed by third graders who learn leadership and business skills. Lemonade,…

The 11th annual Liver Mush Festival brought lots of fun and excitement to downtown Marion Saturday evening. Many people waited in a long line to get a free sandwich from Hunter’s Liver Mush, which has been a popular product in this region since 1955. The Hunter family cooked up slices of the…

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.

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…

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

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…