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McDowell County has a critical need for foster families. McDowell County DSS will be offering a Foster parent orientation on October 3rd at McDowell County DSS at 6:00pm. You must attend the orientation to be enrolled in the upcoming foster parent TIPS-MAPP classes.

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The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office will hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the gravel lot beside Animal Hospital of Marion, on U.S. 70 West.

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American music legend Ralph Stanley died Thursday at the age of 89 from complications of skin cancer. The music he and his late brother Carter made, what Ralph Stanley referred to as mountain music, helped develop the template for bluegrass. Scott Hollifield wrote the following column about …

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More than 350 seniors walked across the stage and received their diplomas at Titan Stadium Friday night in front of a packed house of proud relatives and friends. Click here to see our photo gallery. Congratulations Class of 2016!

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Editor’s note: Today, we continue with our occasional feature in which McDowell News staffers try a new or unusual menu item or product and offer their unbiased opinions and snarky asides. After sampling local fare like beet cheesecake made by Chef Bruce Brown of Bruce’s Fabulous Foods, Mr. …

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Old Fort, designated by the FCC as an underserved community, was assigned an FM frequency at this time in 1985. According to Old Fort Mayor Bob Wilson, the station wasn’t expected to be on the air for one to three years. The FCC wasn’t taking applications for the station but would probably b…

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Please welcome Jeremy Martin, our new Branch Manager for the Marion Davis Memorial Library.  He comes to us from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library System and has experience presenting programs from Carolina Mill History to barbeque.  We’re excited to have him join our team.  Be sure to stop …

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