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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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  • BY: GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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Glenwood Elementary K-1-2 teacher Carrie Franklin was taken by surprise Monday morning when she walked into the auditorium to find the whole school chanting her name “Miss Carrie, Miss Carrie.” The curtain on stage drew back, and there sat her husband and kids, parents, grandparents and repr…

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Last week, McDowell NJROTC cadets traveled to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. On the way they visited The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. At The Citadel they heard about student life and academic programs and then took a tour of the campus.

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McDowell Technical Community College will offer two showings of "Kubo and the Two Strings" on Thursday at noon and 6:30 p.m. in conjunction with planned activities for the Great American Smokeout 2016. Cost for the movie is $2 for all seats, including children and seniors. Concessions, inclu…

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  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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During Monday night’s meeting of the McDowell County Board of Education, a merit pay bonus proposal from the state was approved for local school employees.

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Old Fort Elementary held a school-wide mock election on Monday, Nov. 7. Students went to the polling booths in the auditorium, chose a candidate, placed their ballot in our ballot box and received an “I Voted” sticker. “I believe that teaching our students the importance of exercising their …

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Six McDowell High School students have been charged with marijuana-related offenses in three separate incidents over the past two weeks.

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McDowell NJROTC defeated Onate NJROTC 980 to 870 last week in the National Air Rifle League. Their fifth win in a row, McDowell is in first place in their division with a 5 -0 record. McDowell was led by Zachary Jaynes who shot a 261. The remaining contributing members were Seth Burnette, An…

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  • BY ALEX GRANADOS Researcher and legislative reporter for EducationNC
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It was a festive mood at McDowell Early College in Marion last Friday. A student, decked out in his band uniform, ran around a grassy hill between buildings, waving a Hillary Clinton sign before one of his friends playfully tackled him.