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Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

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Report: McDowell trio's mini-crime spree results in kidnapping charges and more

Three McDowell residents face charges after going on what authorities called a "mini-crime spree." Read more

Latest News

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Highlands Biological Station begins bird banding project

CULLOWHEE — In conjunction with an international effort, the Highlands Biological Station has initiated a bird banding project in the high-… Read more

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Kitsbow CEO testifies to Congress about local response to COVID-19

The chief executive officer of a McDowell County manufacturing company testified Thursday before a U.S. House Subcommittee about how he, hi… Read more

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Marion City Council looks at street repaving projects

The Marion City Council covered a long list of items during an exceptionally long meeting Tuesday evening. The agenda included adoption of … Read more

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McDowell Commissioners adopt county budget for 2020-2021

On Tuesday, the McDowell County Board of Commissioners adopted the $45.8 million budget for fiscal year 2020-2021. Read more

Galleries

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GALLERY: Old Fort hosts "Shine the Light" vigil on Thursday, June 4

Scenes from the "Shine the Light" vigil at the First Baptist Church of Old Fort. This was part of two simultaneous rallies in Old Fort and … Read more

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GALLERY: "Shine the Light," a peaceful vigil in downtown Marion on Thursday, June 4

As many as 400 people turned out for "Shine the Light: A Day of Love and Solidarity,” a vigil to call out racial hatred and injustice and p… Read more

Obituaries

Ray, Mark Anthony

August 22, 1966 - July 4, 2020 Mr. Mark Anthony Ray, 53, of Marion, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020. Beam Funeral Service is assisting t… Read more

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Whittemore-Zaiken, Meredith

November 25, 1948 - June 29, 2020 Meredith Whittemore-Zaiken, 71, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020, after a short battle with leukemia, pe… Read more

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McCall, Lucy Lowery Dixon

March 16, 1931 - June 29, 2020 Read more

Creech, Bertha Johnson

June 29, 2020 Read more

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Deyton, Teddy Archie

June 27, 2020 Read more

Sports

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Play ball: McDowell Little League up and running in midst of pandemic

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AP Source: NFL cutting preseason in half, pushing back start

The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Read more

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Source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Tom Brady

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. Read more

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