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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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Nearly two weeks after school report cards came in from the North Carolina Department of Instruction, McDowell County Schools are still celebrating their victories.

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Parents can rest easy knowing their elementary student is at least trying one new fresh snack each day thanks to the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) available in all eight elementary schools.

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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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In the wake of a devastating hurricane in Texas and another on the way toward the East Coast, news from the Department of Justice on Tuesday to “phase out” the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has flooded media outlets and sparked protests around the country.

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As students prepare for their first day Monday, teachers returned to the classroom this past week. The week was filled with eclipse parties, community outreach, open houses and their annual professional development day.

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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 …

  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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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 …