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The Marion City Council will consider a new taxicab business for Marion and clearing away dilapidated structures at the first regular meeting for April.

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Gov. Roy Cooper came to McDowell County Tuesday morning and announced that Baxter Healthcare's North Cove plant will expand and add 90 jobs. A separate small company in Nebo will get a grant that will allow them to hire up to 28 people. This is a developing story, so check back for more deta…

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  • By MIKE CONLEY nconley@mcdowellnews.com
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After a public hearing and a discussion that lasted almost 90 minutes, the McDowell County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to move forward with buying the former RockTenn building and property in downtown Marion for possible use as county office space.

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RALEIGH - As a result of the numerous wildfires striking McDowell and western North Carolina, Governor Pat McCrory has issued a State of Emergency.

  • By MIKE CONLEY nconley@mcdowellnews.com
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Marion should have a parks and recreation department which would expand and improve existing parks, create new ones and provide more activities for residents to enjoy.