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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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As the classic story goes of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss, the Grinch had a change of heart and returned all of the stolen goods to the Who’s and everything was right with the world. The end.

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Sprawling high pressure spilling southward from the northern plains states to the mid Mississippi River Valley will push an arctic airmass into the southern Appalachians tonight. Windy conditions will persist, with northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph across the mountains and gusts as high as 40 …

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John Glenn, who captured the nation's attention in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth during a tense time when the United States sought supremacy over the Soviet Union in the space race, and who rocketed back into space 36 years later, becoming the oldest astronaut in history, died Dec. 8 at a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Glenn, who in his post-NASA career served four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio, was 95.

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  • By MIKE CONLEY nconley@mcdowellnews.com
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The Marion City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to make it easier for a brewery, meadery or taproom to open for business in the downtown. And they heard from three prospective entrepreneurs who wish to bring those types of businesses to Marion.

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Andrea Marie Jhant, a student at Gardner Webb University and a McDowell County resident, was crowned Miss Shelby Sunday night at the Malcolm Brown Auditorium at Shelby Senior High School.

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Authorities said Tuesday they arrested a Marion man on drug charges while being served with a warrant.