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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 Monday morning, local figureheads from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, county court system and the County Commissioners were sworn in at the McDowell Courthouse, among those being newly elected Sheriff Ricky Buchanan and County Commissioner Brenda Vaughn.

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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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On Monday, three local fire agencies – P.G., Glenwood and Hankins-North Fork Fire Departments – received federal grants, as presented by U.S. Representative Mark Meadows. According to officials with each department, the funds received will be put towards replacing self-contained breathing ap…

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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.

At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Marion City Council was given a recommended $10.6 million budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, which does not call for an increase in the city’s property tax rate.

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The Old Fort Board of Aldermen said they will revisit an ordinance that would require existing businesses in town to install and maintain drinking water protection devices that could cost those businesses $600 or more each.

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A restraining order placed on McDowell Register of Deeds Tonia Hampton has been dismissed in McDowell County District Court.