Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

The McDowell County Animal Shelter accepts stray animals and serves as an adoption center for those that are adoptable. Constantly the shelter is near or at capacity. Adoption rates are $65 for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens and include a mandatory spaying or neutering, rabies vaccination a…

Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.

Seven schools and thousands of students, staff and parents participated in the annual Walk to School Day.

Firefighting Technology III students learned how to set up and draft water from portable tanks in their Water Supplies class. These tanks are used to supply water for firefighting when there are no hydrants nearby. Tanker trucks fill up with water from a pond or creek or a distant hydrant, a…