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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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On the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School, students at McDowell High School and McDowell Early College walked out of class and assembled to show honor for lives lost and discuss what changes could be made to school safety.

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For the rising kindergartner, starting school can be an exciting yet stressful experience for the both the child and the parent. Registering your child early for the upcoming school year is important to schools for planning and budgeting purposes. Here is a list of times at McDowell County e…

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- The Third Carolina Donut Festival takes place this Saturday. The popular event will offer all kinds of delicious treats, fun activities, live music, two races, a pageant and numerous vendors this Saturday in downtown Marion. The festival will kick off with the half marathon at 7:30 a.m. on…

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A Marion duo was arrested and charged after deputies and U.S. Marshals found stolen items from a Black Mountain residence as well as a small amount of meth in their car, authorities said Thursday.