West Marion Elementary School teachers and staff earned $500 Thursday night by cooking, serving, working the drive thru and behind the counter from 5-7 p.m. at McDonald’s on West Henderson Street for McTeacher Night. The school earned half of the profits made by the business in those two hou…

The Mt. Zion AME Zion Church hosted the fourth annual MLK Prayer Breakfast at the Marion Community Building Saturday morning. The event featured prayers from local pastors as well as a speech from Asheville's first African-American mayor Terry Bellamy. The breakfast was filled with song, pra…

Rusty’s Legacy has an array of loveable animals looking for their forever families. Argo is a female Labrador retriever mix. Sugar is a female Dalmatian mix, and there is one pot bellied pig named Cranberry remaining, who is neutered and litter box trained. To adopt one of these animals, or …

First-graders at Nebo Elementary School visited Deer Park or the former Sunrise Rehab on Dec. 13 to sing Christmas carols and hand out Christmas cards and ornaments. The residents enjoyed the company, with some tapping their hands on their knees and others were singing along to the old famil…

Kindergarten students at Nebo Elementary, from Mrs. Nicole Hutton and Mrs. Jill Hensley's class, performed a play from the book "Pete the Cat.” Mrs. Julie McKinney, the librarian, coordinated the play by writing the script, getting costumes together and serving refreshments for the parents. …

McSmiles students from each class joined together with their families at Greenlee Baptist Church to create gingerbread houses. Students glued together graham crackers with icing, decorated their houses with colorful candy and enjoyed the fruits, or candy, of their labor. During the event, li…