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  • By MIKE CONLEY nconley@mcdowellnews.com
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The city of Marion is getting a state grant of $159,622 which will be used to help make the Community Building Park more accessible for the disabled. And if Marion gets another grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the project could be fully funded.

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Scam Alert! The Marion Police Department would like to warn the citizens of Marion and McDowell Co.of a phone scam that is active in our area. Beware of individual(s) calling and saying that you have won a sum of money through the Publishers Clearing House. They would ask for you to register…

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Residents in the North Cove and Woodlawn areas of McDowell county can expect to see smoke today from the White Creek Fire, burning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. Fire managers are assessing weather conditions for a potential window to conduct burn out operations this afternoon. The f…

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A Burke County man charged in December with two separate cases of robbing and attempting to kill two McDowell citizens was given at least 25 years in prison in Burke County Superior Court.

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Gov. Roy Cooper came to McDowell County Tuesday morning and announced that Baxter Healthcare's North Cove plant will expand and add 90 jobs. A separate small company in Nebo will get a grant that will allow them to hire up to 28 people. This is a developing story, so check back for more deta…

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A charge against a Marion man accused of a sex crime against a young child was dismissed after new information surfaced in the investigation.