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McDowell’s NJROTC hosted an air rifle match on a recent weekend with 23 schools from North and South Carolina who traveled to Marion for the competition.

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The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which is overseen by the State Highway Patrol, is proud to announce the implementation of the N.C. Blue Alert system. The system is used to notify the public when any law enforcement officer in North Carolina has been violently attacked and a su…

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To keep patients – and visitors – safe from the flu, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge is restricting hospital access for visitors 12 and under at the Morganton and Valdese hospitals, effective at 7 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24.

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HICKORY — Dr. Russell A. Barkley, an internationally recognized expert in the field of attention deficit, is coming to Hickory on March 5-6 to present a variety of topics, including teen drivers with ADHD.

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WASHINGTON - The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal protections for transgender students who sought the right to use the public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights.

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The Marion City Council approved Tuesday the final design for the new events shelter/restroom structure in the downtown, which will serve as a stage for concerts and other outdoor gatherings and replace the gazebo on North Main Street.

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Hundreds of McDowell County kindergarteners will visit McDowell Hospital Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the Second Annual Teddy Bear Clinic. Students will receive a teddy, for keeps, that will accompany them as they visit various learning stations throughout the hospital.

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The organizers of last year’s unity service have set the date of Sunday, Sept. 17 and the location for their next event, which will seek to include all of McDowell County.

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McDowell County has a critical need for foster families. McDowell County DSS will be offering a Foster parent orientation on February 27th at McDowell County DSS at 6:00pm. You must attend the orientation to be enrolled in the upcoming foster parent TIPS-MAPP classes. If you or someone you k…