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  • By MIKE CONLEY nconley@mcdowellnews.com
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This Saturday, the Appalachian Potters Market is celebrating three decades as North Carolina’s longest running pottery-only show and sale.

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A Marion man charged with breaking into his friend’s home, stealing $1,000 in property and allegedly assaulting a fellow inmate was found guilty and given at least four years in prison.

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A Marion man with a long criminal history – including a second-degree murder conviction --  faces numerous charges stemming from a knife attack last year, and a chase in October that left him seriously injured.

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  • By MIKE CONLEY nconley@mcdowellnews.com
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The old Walmart building beside Big Lots has been sold to a commercial real estate development company which could turn that vacant space into a movie theater or some retail business, local officials said.

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Editor’s note: The missing woman and mother of three, Constance Allen Reed, is formerly of McDowell and a 2000 graduate of McDowell High School. At deadline Wednesday, Constance Reed and her two daughters were still missing.

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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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To teach gun safety to seventh-grade students at West McDowell Middle School, teacher Scott Page took to them to the shooting range for hands-on experience.

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The North Carolina AIDS Action Network, the state’s only HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, will be celebrating World AIDS Day in a big way with a series of events across the state on December 1st and 2nd. The HIV/AIDS community designates December 1st as World AIDS Day every year to raise awar…

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Justin Sullivan wanted a silencer for the gun he planned to use to kill hundreds of people in North Carolina or Virginia on behalf of the Islamic State. So he had one built from a flashlight and delivered to the Morganton, N.C., house he shared with his parents. When his parents asked what h…

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  • BY LANDDIS HOLLIFIELD lh47908@gmail.com
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Editor’s note: Former McDowell News reporter and current McDowell County Volunteer Coordinator Landdis Hollifield wrote a feature last year listing her favorite locally made Christmas gift items. It was so popular, we asked her to do it again this year.