• By Ryan Wilusz Staff Writer
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All was quiet inside The Grind Café in downtown Morganton on Tuesday afternoon. And then, seemingly out of nowhere, whispers turned to shouts and clapping began. 

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  • DUSTIN CHANDLER dchandler@mcdowellnews.com
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Seven months ago, Brittany Hughes was crossing a street in Chapel Hill when a turning car sideswiped her and broke her foot just two weeks before she was scheduled to run a marathon. Now, the Old Fort runner and UNC student has the chance to make a comeback this November in New York City.

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As remnants of Tropical Storm Nate moved through McDowell Sunday, there were numerous flash flood, storm and tornado warnings throughout the weekend and no injuries locally, according to reports.

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DANCE HALL DAZE: 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the VFW Post 5352, 612 Edgewood St., Kernersville. Country couples dance lessons, the cost is $5. All levels welcome, no partner required. Visit www.dancehalldaze.com.

  • By Wesley Young Winston-Salem Journal
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With the start of work on Business 40 improvements downtown less than a month away, people were paying close attention to diagrams and drawings at a public meeting on the project Tuesday afternoon.

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ASHEVILLE – Early Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service-Violent Offender Task Force in Asheville along with members of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and Hendersonville Police Department, arrested Robert Eugene Woodward, a fugitive from Arkansas with warrants in McDowell and six other N.…

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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 a.m. today at the Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to join. Free. Call 336-703-2940.

  • By Wesley Young Winston-Salem Journal
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Winston-Salem voters could be heading to the polls in 2018 to vote on issuing a new round of bonds to pay for improvements that city leaders have often called long overdue.