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Ada Mae Parker Cuthbertson was born on Aug. 1, 1917 in McDowell County to Rev. CC and Bessie Huffman Parker. Her early years were spent in the Jacktown area of McDowell County where she attended Glenwood School. At an early age, she went to work at the Marion Hosiery Mill, where she recalls …

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Chairman Terry Frank announced Monday evening at the McDowell County Board of Education meeting local schools will remain with their traditional calendars rather than shifting to the proposed seasonal calendar.

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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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As a reporter for one of the best newspapers in McDowell County (wink wink), it’s rare that I actually get to be a participant in an assignment rather than an observer. So I felt pretty special when I got asked to be a part of Lunch with Leaders at Eastfield Global Magnet School. They along …

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The McDowell County Board of Education, which had been exploring different school calendar options, including a "seasonal" schedule with shorter breaks throughout the year, announced Monday night it will stick with the current traditional calendars, which include the long summer break for mo…

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 Parents who wish to eat with their children can do so at a low cost only at West Marion Elementary School and East McDowell Middle School. The cost of the meal will be $2.85, and the menu and serving is the same. Milk is 50 cents and tea is 75 cents. For more information, call Rhonda Watson…

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McDonald’s of Greenville, Spartanburg and Asheville announced 19 students who received a $1,000 scholarship to financially assist local seniors in their pursuit of higher education.

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The McDowell Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently contributed a check for $1,000 to the McDowell Technical Community College Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship for needy students to attend McDowell Technical Community College.

 August is Kids Eat Right Month which encourages children and their families to eat healthy and be active. Families can shop smart, cook healthy and eat right together. Eating right can help children be fit, succeed in school and grow into healthy adults. For more info, visit www.kidseatright.org.

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Partnerships throughout McDowell County and surrounding areas are teaming up to combat sex trafficking in western North Carolina through Project WEST NC (Working to End Sex Trafficking in North Carolina).

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Parents who wish to eat with their children can do so at a low cost only at West Marion Elementary School and East McDowell Middle School. The cost of the meal will be $2.85, and the menu and serving is the same. Milk is 50 cents and tea is 75 cents. For more information, call Rhonda Watson …

Parents who wish to eat with their children can do so at a low cost only at West Marion Elementary School and East McDowell Middle School. The cost of the meal will be $2.85, and the menu and serving is the same. Milk is 50 cents and tea is 75 cents. For more information, call Rhonda Watson …