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Bigfoot Conference set for Feb. 29 at McDowell Technical Community College

On Saturday, Feb. 29, McDowell County will host its first ever Bigfoot conference. And the 2020 WNC Bigfoot Festival in September will be e… Read more

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Twelve Republicans seeking GOP nomination for U.S. House seat

Here in western North Carolina, probably the most high-profile race in the 2020 primaries is the contest over the 11th Congressional Distri… Read more

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Bigfoot Conference set for Feb. 29 at McDowell Technical Community College

On Saturday, Feb. 29, McDowell County will host its first ever Bigfoot conference. And the 2020 WNC Bigfoot Festival in September will be e… Read more

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WANTED: Suspect who broke into Old Fort church

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for help identifying a suspect who broke into New Hope Baptist Church, on Bat Cave Road in O… Read more

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McDowell deputy charges Spruce Pine woman with drug offenses

A McDowell County deputy charged a Spruce Pine woman with drug offenses following a traffic stop, authorities said Tuesday. Read more

Galleries

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RINGING IN 2020: Photos from Marion's New Year's Eve celebration

Thousands of people attended downtown Marion's New Year's Eve celebration, welcoming 2020 and culminating with the gold nugget drop. Read more

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PHOTOS: Junior Johnson through the years

Robert Glenn Johnson Jr. was a star NASCAR driver; a championship-winning NASCAR team owner; and a successful farmer, rancher and businessm… Read more

Obituaries

Baker, Charles

April 26, 1938 - February 17, 2020 Mr. Charles Baker, 81, of Nebo, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 27 year… Read more

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Cochran, Doris Ann McCoy

December 29, 1955 - February 16, 2020 Doris Ann McCoy Cochran, age 64, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Februar… Read more

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Duncan, Romulus "Jolley"

July 4, 1921 - February 17, 2020 Romulus "Jolley" Duncan, 98, of Dysartsville, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at the W.G. Bill Hefner V… Read more

Rayburn, Irene Kanipe Morgan

July 31, 1929 - February 17, 2020 Irene Kanipe Morgan Rayburn, 90, of Marion passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, at her residence, with her … Read more

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Walker, Clarence "Chuck" Albert

February 8, 2020 Clarence "Chuck" Albert Walker, 93, of Old Fort, passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at his residence. Chuck was born in E… Read more

Opinion

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Yes, Trump’s interference with our institutions is that bad

Susan Collins was absolutely right about this much: President Donald Trump has learned his lesson. And he’s learned it by heart. Read more

Sports

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Getting their kicks indoors: Corpening YMCA youth soccer

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Two Titans bound for States: Finn takes 2nd in Regional for 2nd straight year

Two McDowell Titan wrestlers, Toby Finn and Jacob Craeton, qualified for next week’s State 4A Championships at the West Regional tournament… Read more

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All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

It's been three weeks now since Bryant, 13-year-old Gianna and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California. And the mourning period is still very active, very real, very necessary. Read more