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The North Carolina AIDS Action Network, the state’s only HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, will be celebrating World AIDS Day in a big way with a series of events across the state on December 1st and 2nd. The HIV/AIDS community designates December 1st as World AIDS Day every year to raise awar…

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  • BY LANDDIS HOLLIFIELD lh47908@gmail.com
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Editor’s note: Former McDowell News reporter and current McDowell County Volunteer Coordinator Landdis Hollifield wrote a feature last year listing her favorite locally made Christmas gift items. It was so popular, we asked her to do it again this year.

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ASHEVILLE – A National Wildfire Prevention and Education Team has arrived in North Carolina to conduct wildfire prevention assessments and awareness activities.

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A Lenoir man accused of attempting to resell retail items  in Marion has been sentenced to at least 14 months in prison.

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RALEIGH - As a result of the numerous wildfires striking McDowell and western North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory has issued a State of Emergency.

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Six McDowell High School students have been charged with marijuana-related offenses in three separate incidents over the past two weeks.

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RALEIGH – Because of increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and canceled all burning permits for the following counties in Western North Carolina: Alexander, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywo…

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