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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.

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The Marion City Council approved an economic development incentive for an unnamed database center interested in property near the Universal building and discussed updates in the Drexel Heritage demolition cleanup in Tuesday’s meeting.

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On Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11), who officially filed for re-election on Monday, visited McDowell Technical Community College for a tour of the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center and to attend a meeting by the Workforce Pipeline Committee in one of four public events t…

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Old Fort aldermen are blasting a plan to move the N.C. Gold Festival to a new location out of town, but the festival’s organizer said Old Fort was never intended to be the event’s permanent home.

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Local citizens, elected leaders and representatives of N.C. Wildlife Commission met at McDowell Technical Community College on Tuesday to discuss McDowell’s proposed shooting range.