What happens when Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar? Find out this weekend and next during Foothills Community Theatre’s latest play directed by Curtis Coleman.

North Cove Elementary third grade classes visited several community businesses to learn about the county's local landforms and entrepreneurship. Students toured Buck Creek Trout Farm, had lunch at Holly's Deli and experienced the inside of a mountain at Linville Caverns. The students will us…

The Key Club at McDowell Early College did their best to beat out maternal and neonatal tetanus recently by taking a swing at an old junk car. Key Club International is affiliated with the Kiwanis Club and partnered with Unisef, according to Key Club teacher representative Lisa Hood. “It cos…

P.G. Elementary School students raised $16,230 in pledges for their school fundraiser. On Thursday, Oct. 6 the students participated in the Fun Run event where they walked, ran or danced 30 to 35 laps. PTA President Arley Smith was pleased with the turnout from parents, teachers and students…

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Peer Group Connection is a group of 11th and 12th graders at McDowell High School who help ninth grade students transition from middle school to high school.

McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA) has been offering a Summer Art Camp series designed to teach kids of all ages about different types of art. During the Mixed Masterpieces session, students learned about different popular artists and created works around a specific genre. Kids who par…

More than 350 seniors graduated from McDowell High School Friday night at Titan Stadium and The McDowell News was there to capture the action. Congratulations Class of 2016!

The 13th Annual North Carolina Gold Festival at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, sponsored by the non-profit North Carolina Gold Foundation, featured demonstrations, vendors, food, music and more. The festival celebrates the history of gold in the Old North State. The 1799 discovery …

Students at Nebo Elementary raised over $1,500 for the art program at their school by doing a walk and having their parents, family and friends sponsor them.

Foothills Community Theatre will present their last series of shows of the 2015-16 regular season beginning on Friday at MACA.

During the visiting artist residency, third-graders at Glenwood learned about the process of using paste paper, folding their designs to create cats and dogs and using warm and cool colors to express their creativity

Old Fort Elementary’s new indoor/outdoor Reading Garden was dedicated to retired media coordinator and author Beth Caldwell at the recent grand opening. Students from Old Fort's Book Buddies and Golden Gardeners Club presented her with a dedication certificate and plaque that was placed in t…