McDowell High School’s homecoming parade strolled down the streets of downtown Marion Thursday evening featuring the marching band, homecoming court, club representatives, NJROTC, the Emergency Services Academy, cheerleaders and many more. Students celebrated homecoming throughout the week s…

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Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many 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 including si…

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McDowell High Schools hosted a career and college fair for students on Friday, Sept. 15 in the auxiliary gym and cafeteria at the school. Careers ranging from therapists, law enforcement, fire department, teaching, healthcare and many more were showcased for students to ask questions and fin…

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Healing Hearts Small Animal Rescue has been rescuing animals in McDowell County for 23 years. They have a North Carolina Wildlife Rehabilitation license that allows them to rescue, rehabilitate and release wild animals back into their natural habitat. For more information, visit their Facebo…

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Before school started on Monday, Old Fort Elementary School (OFE) teachers were already welcoming students back. For the second year in a row, OFE teachers and instructors boarded an activity bus and travelled around the community of Old Fort to hand out goody bags filled with school supplie…

Superintendent Mark Garrett and McDowell News reporter Ginny Rhodes spent the day visiting 10 schools on their first day back. Here is a gallery of their trip around the county.

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: As students prepare for their first day tomorrow, teachers returned to the classroom this past week. The week was filled with eclipse parties, community outreach, open houses and their annual professional development day. Approximately 600 teachers, instructors and staff from Early Head St…

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The North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival runs through Saturday at Tom Johnson Camping Center in Marion.

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During the ceremony, over 235 students graduated with either an associate’s degree, diploma or certificate in various areas of study, and an additional 26 students will receive either an adult high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (GED or HISET).

Nearly 300 cadets and instructors from 15 different schools gathered at Camp Bud Schiele in Union Mills last week for their annual Summer Leadership Camp.

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The Circle N Rodeo from Georgia held two shows in Old Fort on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29. (PHOTOSBY: JOSHDAVIS|BLESSMYSOULPHOTOGRAPHY)

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