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Six McDowell County schools will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Students will be walking and rolling to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, along with parents and teachers. Approximately 1,300 students from five schools participated in Walk to Scho…

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Recently, the McDowell High Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets kicked off the competition year by participating in an athletic meet at Newton Conover High School.

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BOONE—Eric Burton, a senior geography major in Appalachian State University’s Honors College, could be the poster child for the university’s General Education program – a course of study that promotes critical and creative thinking, effective communication, making local-to-global connections…

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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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A legal battle is still playing out in court in the case of the Early College Teacher Jeff Penley versus former and current educators and leaders in McDowell County.

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Three McDowell High students shared stories at the monthly Board of Education meeting about how a new program has changed their lives.

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced East McDowell Middle School (EMMS) received a $3,000 youth literacy grant on Thursday. This grant is part of $4.5 million in youth literacy grants awarded to approximately 1,000 organizations across the 43 states that Dollar General serves.

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Maranda Schill, a McDowell County 4-H’er, attended the seventh annual North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Youth Summit, which was held in Winston Salem Aug. 12-13.

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Applications for 2016-2017 Regional Artist Projects Grants for artists residing in Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba or McDowell counties are now being accepted. This annual grant, for up to $1,500, provides financial support to professional artists at any stage in their careers.