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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.

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A motion was made, and later rescinded, at Monday night’s school board meeting for the board to relinquish its representation on the Joint Education Committee, a group made up of leaders in several different fields.

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The proceeds from the third annual Carolina Donut Festival were donated to The Endowment Fund during Monday night’s meeting of the McDowell County Board of Education.

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From June 25-28, McDowell County Schools and McDowell Technical Community College partnered to offer Camp Opportunity for rising sixth- through eighth-grade students. The day camp provides campers with the opportunity to learn about a different career each day through exploration and hands-o…

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Child Nutrition Director Jon Haynes presented the school board during Monday night’s meeting with set lunch prices for students in the 2018-2019 school year.

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Monday night’s McDowell County Board of Education got a little heated when the board’s attorney addressed board member Randy Williams’ recent hearing with the local Board of Elections, where his North Carolina residency was questioned and ultimately affirmed.