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Husband and wife log home builders are now in custody after bilking residents in six counties of millions of dollars and fleeing the area, authorities said Wednesday.

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Partnerships with a state revitalization program and a Buncombe-based nonprofit and the closing of the U.S. 70 West overpass were discussions in this month’s Old Fort Board of Aldermen meeting.

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The Old Fort Board of Aldermen will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a request for the services of the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center, a proposed wheel tax and other public concerns.

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When Hurricanes Florence and Michael hit, and during Winter Storm Diego, the men and women of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) were not at home with their loved ones. They were working together to keep McDowell County citizens safe.

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On Dec. 5 and 6, the Nebo Fire Department held a shoe drive for at least 100 Nebo Elementary students at Shoe Show on Sugar Hill Road. According to Nebo Fire Lt. Scott Ramsey, the idea for the shoe drive developed out of a department meeting in August, where the agency and several local chur…

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STATESVILLE – A McDowell fire agency was one of several local, agricultural-related organizations awarded grants this year by the Corporate Mission Fund.

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The Old Fort Board of Alderman will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss this year’s town audit and hold a public hearing for economic development incentives.

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The Marion Tailgate Market is still very active with lots of late summer produce. Tomatoes, corn, peppers, green beans, peaches, apples and okra. Don’t forget the local honey, bread, soaps, lotions, quilts and other crafts.

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Two years after the Old Fort Chamber of Commerce was on the brink of dissolving, the organization now has a new leader who says she has a “fire in her soul” to work for the greater Old Fort community.

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Having a vision and a passion for your community to succeed was a recurring theme at Thursday’s Old Fort Community Forum meeting. More than 80 people gathered in the cafeteria at Old Fort Elementary School where a panel discussion was held with McDowell County leaders.