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A Marion man is dead after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot of IHOP, according to a Hickory Police Department press release.

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At the regular Monday meeting, the McDowell County Commissioners accepted a donation from the Rotary Club of Marion of three Automated External Defibrillators (AED) devices for public buildings in case of a medical emergency.

McDowell Hospital welcomed the first baby of 2018 on Monday, Jan. 1, hospital officials announced this week. Maren Emma Lamb was born at 5:34 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the hospital in Marion. She came into the world at 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is pictured with her pare…