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WASHINGTON - House leaders will bring up a plan to overhaul the nation's health-care system Friday at President Trump's behest, lawmakers said Thursday night, a high-risk gamble that will test whether he and House Speaker Paul Ryan can deliver on one of the GOP's central promises to the vote…

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  • By MIKE CONLEY nconley@mcdowellnews.com
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The city of Marion is getting a state grant of $159,622 which will be used to help make the Community Building Park more accessible for the disabled. And if Marion gets another grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the project could be fully funded.

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Scam Alert! The Marion Police Department would like to warn the citizens of Marion and McDowell Co.of a phone scam that is active in our area. Beware of individual(s) calling and saying that you have won a sum of money through the Publishers Clearing House. They would ask for you to register…

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Residents in the North Cove and Woodlawn areas of McDowell county can expect to see smoke today from the White Creek Fire, burning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. Fire managers are assessing weather conditions for a potential window to conduct burn out operations this afternoon. The f…

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A Burke County man charged in December with two separate cases of robbing and attempting to kill two McDowell citizens was given at least 25 years in prison in Burke County Superior Court.