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  • BY DUSTIN CHANDLER dchandler@mcdowellnews.com
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The Old Fort Board of Aldermen said they will revisit an ordinance that would require existing businesses in town to install and maintain drinking water protection devices that could cost those businesses $600 or more each.

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The Marion City Council approved an economic development incentive for an unnamed database center interested in property near the Universal building and discussed updates in the Drexel Heritage demolition cleanup in Tuesday’s meeting.

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On Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11), who officially filed for re-election on Monday, visited McDowell Technical Community College for a tour of the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center and to attend a meeting by the Workforce Pipeline Committee in one of four public events t…

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Old Fort aldermen are blasting a plan to move the N.C. Gold Festival to a new location out of town, but the festival’s organizer said Old Fort was never intended to be the event’s permanent home.

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Local citizens, elected leaders and representatives of N.C. Wildlife Commission met at McDowell Technical Community College on Tuesday to discuss McDowell’s proposed shooting range.

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WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are forging their own path on the effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, offering a plan Thursday that would delay an immediate corporate tax cut President Donald Trump has demanded and blow up House Republicans' carefully crafted compromise on a controversial tax deduction.

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This evening, Marion joined 89 other cities and counties in North Carolina that have adopted a "brunch bill" ordinance. At the regular meeting, the Marion City Council unanimously approved the sale of alcoholic beverages before noon on Sundays after a new state law gave them the option. The …

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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…