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A McDowell County Public Library card drive was held at Nebo Elementary recently. All students who attend Nebo Elementary School are eligible to have their own library card. They can borrow books from the public library, or will have online access.

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  • BY JANET ALVAREZ AYALA Senior, McDowell Early College
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McDowell Early College’s Drama Club will put on their first production, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” this Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the McDowell Technical Community College auditorium.

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The McDowell Health Coalition Substance Abuse Work Group (youth group) promotes the annual recognition of Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week began after the kidnapping, torture and brutal murder of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena in 1985.

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With spring in sight and many residents eager for sun-filled days and budding flowers, local and state officials remind everyone to prepare for severe weather. Severe thunderstorms involve a variety of conditions – lightning, tornadoes and flash flooding – all of which can develop so rapidly…

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  • By Richelle Bailey Special to the McDowell News
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Unfortunately, cancer affects the majority of Americans in one way or another. If you haven’t had it yourself, you know someone who has fought the battle, is currently fighting it or has lost it.

  • BY GINNY RHODES vrhodes@mcdowellnews.com
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Aside from talks about a new elementary school for Old Fort at a special meeting on Friday, the McDowell County Board of Education voted to accept a nearly $1.5 million bid for Phase II of the high school stadium renovations.

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Battle of the Books for middle school students was held recently in the auditorium of McDowell Technical Community College. Vickie Blankenship is the coach of East’s team and Wendy Washburn the coach of West’s team. After a close six rounds, West McDowell Middle School took home the winning …

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On Friday, Coach Andy Morgan and members of the McDowell Titans football team visited with North Cove Elementary third-graders. The high-school students read with small groups of elementary students and answered questions about high school, sports and life in general. After the reading, the …