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Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

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Marion’s Sears prepares to close

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

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Marion’s Sears prepares to close

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

McDowell Health Coalition holds annual meeting

Last week, the local Health Coalition heard the latest information about the state of McDowell’s health and local leaders came up with list… Read more

Passed out driver faces drug charges

A Marion man was arrested and charged after deputies found him passed out in his vehicle with nearly a gram of meth, pills and paraphernali… Read more

New York Times best-selling author visits East Middle students

New York Times best-selling author Andrew Maraniss visited East Middle students recently about his book “Strong Inside,” a biography of Per… Read more

Obituaries

Fletcher, Robert "Bob"

PLEASANT GARDENS Robert "Bob" Fletcher, 89, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announ… Read more

Gouge, Violet W.

SPRUCE PINE Violet Ward Gouge, 84, of Summit Avenue in Spruce Pine, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at her home. Born Oct. 11, 1934, in Mitch… Read more

Grigg, Barbara Thornsberry

OLD FORT Mrs. Barbara Thornsberry Grigg, 65, of Old Fort, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018. A gathering of friends and family will t… Read more

Szoka Jr., William Stephen

SPRUCE PINE William Stephen Szoka Jr., 86, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. No services are planned at this time. Westmoreland Funeral H… Read more

Grigg, Barbara Thornsberry

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Opinion

Scott Hollifield: The case of the missing Baby Jesus

MISSING FROM LOCAL MANGER: Infant. Last seen wrapped in swaddling clothes and described by Ricky Bobby in the film “Talladega Nights” as an… Read more

Sports

Middle school basketball: Trojans invade Spartans

It was a very prosperous Monday for East McDowell Middle School’s two basketball teams as they earned a clean sweep at cross-town rival Wes… Read more

Middle school wrestling: West McDowell takes down East

Trojan Gym was the setting for the first duel between county rivals East and West McDowell Monday. Read more

Titans 3rd at Mitchell Duals

The McDowell Titans came away with a hard-fought, third-place finish at Mitchell High’s Annual Quartz Corp Duals Saturday, going 3-2 on the… Read more