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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…

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It’s not unusual for the McDowell County Rescue Squad to assist with animals stuck in a variety of strange places. So, when they got the call on Saturday to remove a tire rim from a dog’s head, it was just another day on the job.

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Two 15-year-old McDowell High students face felony charges after authorities found more than 100 pills in their possession on school grounds, according to a report.

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Four people talked with the McDowell County Board of Education Monday night about the future of the tennis courts at McDowell High School.

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will issue a new executive order on immigration by next week, and Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court to hold off on taking action in the legal battle over his initial travel ban until that order is in place.