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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.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.

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Gordon Hensley, a North Cove native and fan of "The Wizard of Oz" since he was a child, had the chance to portray the Cowardly Lion during the recent Autumn at Oz weekend at Land of Oz in Beech Mountain.

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Lamenting a "lack of spirit" between whites and blacks, Donald Trump encouraged racial unity on Thursday even as he called for one of the nation's largest cities to adopt "stop and frisk" policing tactics that have been widely condemned as racial profiling by minority leaders.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina's governor declared a state of emergency in the city.