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Six McDowell County schools will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Students will be walking and rolling to school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, along with parents and teachers. Approximately 1,300 students from five schools participated in Walk to Scho…

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Participants in the upcoming unity service at the First Baptist Church of Marion say they are hoping this will not be just a one-time event but will result in an ongoing dialogue between various segments of the McDowell County community.

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A fire gutted a Nebo home off U.S. 70 East and the cause is under investigation by McDowell County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation.

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Recently, the McDowell High Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets kicked off the competition year by participating in an athletic meet at Newton Conover High School.

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One of two movies filmed in McDowell County recently will finally hit the big screen Friday.

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AT 344 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8 MILES NORTH OF MARION...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. LOCATIONS TO BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... LINVILLE FALLS...LAKE JAMES...LAKE JAMES STATE PARK...B.R. PARKWAY-LITTLE SWITZERLAND TO LINVILLE...B.R. PARKWAY-CRAGGY TO LITTLE SWITZER…

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Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, Hospice of McDowell will become affiliated with CarePartners Health Services. And on that day, the name of the local Hospice will be changed to CarePartners Hospice & Palliative Care McDowell.

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After hearing from numerous advocates who spoke passionately about the preservation of Lake James, the McDowell County Planning Board agreed Monday to table any proposed changes to the current ordinance regulating development on the lake.

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For more than a year, a group of women in McDowell County have been meeting to study the Bible, pray for each other and their community and provide Christian fellowship to one another.