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Maranda Schill was selected as the recipient for the Mario Deluca Agricultural Scholarship sponsored by the McDowell County Cattlemen's Association. Maranda is attending N.C. State University this fall and studying Agricultural Business Management. John Knighten, president of McDowell County…

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McDowell Early College held their graduation ceremony for fourth- and fifth-year seniors Friday evening at East McDowell Middle School. Fifty-three students walked the stage to receive their high school diploma, plus many achieved an associate’s degree during their five years.

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During public comments at Monday night’s McDowell County Board of Education meeting, a Marion man, who previously ran unsuccessfully for the board, called for sitting member Randy Williams to resign, alleging that he really lives in California.

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Students performed at the WNC Solo & Small Ensemble Performance Festival on Thursday, May 10. The students performed solos, duets and trios for judges, and received ratings based on their performance. Superior is the highest rating a student can earn and difficult to achieve. This is the…

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McDowell County Schools is partnering with McDowell Technical Community College to offer Camp Opportunity to middle school students June 25-28 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

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Farmers Insurance announced Tuesday that Misty Trembath of Old Fort Elementary has been honored with a $2,500 educational grant from Farmers as a part of the Thank America’s Teachers program.

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Representatives of Paws and Claws, a low-cost spay/neuter program for dogs and cats in McDowell County, spoke to Old Fort Elementary students during their Club Day about the importance of caring for our four-legged friends.