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After decades of doing business, the Sears store in Marion will soon close its doors.

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Last week, the local Health Coalition heard the latest information about the state of McDowell’s health and local leaders came up with lists of how to tackle the ongoing priorities of mental health/suicide prevention and substance abuse.

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The Taylorsville woman who caused a bus carrying 19 children to flip on its side has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of child abuse and is being held at Alexander County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond, according to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.

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A Marion man was arrested and charged after deputies found him passed out in his vehicle with nearly a gram of meth, pills and paraphernalia, authorities said Tuesday.

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New York Times best-selling author Andrew Maraniss visited East Middle students recently about his book “Strong Inside,” a biography of Perry Wallace, the first African-American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in the 1960s.

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Raleigh--The one millionth book was delivered this month directly to the home of a young North Carolina child thanks to a partnership between the globally recognized early literacy program Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Smart Start, North Carolina’s early childhood network. The progr…