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Marion’s Christmas parade set for Sunday; downtown businesses to offer cash drawings  McDowell News

This Sunday, Marion will kick off the holiday season of “Winter Nights – Christmas Lights” with the annual parade down Main Street. And next week will see the ...

New traffic patterns implemented at West, MHS  McDowell News

As the beginning of a new school year starts on Monday, drivers to West McDowell and McDowell High will have to comply with new traffic patterns when ...

McDowell High Class of 2018 graduates tonight  McDowell News

McDowell High School will graduate 347 students at 7 p.m. on Friday at the football stadium.

Is Ledford The Guy?  Go Blue Ridge

Well, according to, Dwayne Ledford, who was the offensive line coach at Appalachian State University, and built one of the strongest. fronts in ...

MHS Class of 2018 receive their diplomas at graduation ceremony  McDowell News

Over 300 students from McDowell High School's Class of 2018 walked across the stage Friday night to achieve the ultimate educational goal of receiving their ...

MHS, Mission team up to offer free physicals  McDowell News

McDowell High School and Mission Hospital will team up this week to help provide McDowell County athletes the opportunity to get a free health screening just ...

Back to Class: McDowell County Schools begins 2018-2019 school year Aug. 27  McDowell News

McDowell High School. Aug. 21 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.): 12th grade parking pass sales. Aug. 22-23 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.): 10th-12th grade parking pass sales. Aug. 23 (3 to ...

New security measures for MHS, WMMS  McDowell News

School security at West McDowell and McDowell High were discussed at Monday's school board meeting and members voted to take immediate action.

No threat to McDowell High School from Snapchat post  McDowell News

School officials alerted parents Sunday evening that a Snapchat post threatening a school shooting at MHS was not directed at students in McDowell County.

A call to action: McDowell students join thousands in ‘walkout’  McDowell News

On the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School, students at McDowell High School and McDowell Early College walked out of class ...

Report: McDowell High teen charged with having pot  McDowell News

A McDowell High School teen was given a citation for holding over four grams of pot in his car, authorities said Tuesday.

On patrol: McDowell High student completes NCHP internship  McDowell News

A rising McDowell high senior with an interest in law enforcement rode along and investigated cases with the state highway patrol this spring.

PHOTOS: Titan Greenhouse opens for spring sale Monday  McDowell News

The Titan Greenhouse is open for their spring sale at McDowell High School for two weeks, Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students in the ...

Making the grades: 11 of 12 schools meet or exceed growth  McDowell News

Want to learn more? Visit to view the accountability results for McDowell County Schools from the North Carolina ...

MHS, downtown Marion to hold Halloween events  McDowell News

On Tuesday, ghosts and goblins will roam downtown Marion for the annual fall festival and trick-or-treating.

Inspected and Approved: NJROTC completes annual inspection with excellent performance  McDowell News

On Oct. 24, McDowell High School NJROTC completed their annual inspection.

175th anniversary to include downtown stroll, musical festival and original play  McDowell News

From historical re-enactors to a downtown Marion celebration to a special new play and musical festival at Historic Carson House, McDowell County will have ...

Vote: Move forward with new construction at Old Fort  McDowell News

Members of the McDowell County Board of Education approved a motion to take the necessary steps to build a new school for Old Fort Elementary, but with a ...

MHS NJROTC holds Memorial Day service; Former Titan killed in action honored  McDowell News

A Memorial Day *service* was held on Friday in the gym at McDowell High School to honor those who have served in the United States military, including a former ...

‘As a country, we lost people’; MHS students rally to mourn school-shooting victims  McDowell News

For 17 minutes on Thursday, around 30 McDowell High School students sat quietly on the bleachers in the gym to honor the 17 people who lost their lives in a.

MHS educator is district Teacher of the Year  McDowell News

McDowell County Schools named a McDowell High School science teacher as the 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year.

Former assistant principal sentenced in court  McDowell News

A former McDowell High School assistant principal charged last October with taking money from the school has been sentenced in McDowell County District ...

‘An experience’: MHS grad opens restaurant in Gold District of Charlotte  McDowell News

Bardo is now open in the Gold District. After 10 years of friendship and six years of talking about opening a restaurant, Jayson Whiteside and Michael Noll have ...

44th annual Little Miss McDowell Pageant  McDowell News

his Saturday, 22 girls from McDowell County will compete for the title of 2018 Little Miss McDowell.

Safety first: EMT students win semi-annual Public Safety Challenge  McDowell News

Over 70 students from McDowell High School's Fire, EMT and Law & Justice classes in the competed in this year's semi-annual Public Safety Challenge, with ...

: 2018 MHS Scholarship Awards Program  McDowell News

McDowell High School seniors accepted thousands of dollars in scholarship money for their post-secondary plans. Scholarship presentations were made by ...

Accused McDowell High assistant principal had prior problems  McDowell News

A letter from Charter Schools USA reveals its former principal Nick Shosho was accused of misusing funds at a school in Cary months before being employed by ...

Mr. MHS Crowned: Over $12,000 raised for two local families  McDowell News

There is a new king at McDowell High School. On Saturday, Dec. 16, McDowell High School Student Council class and DECA club hosted the third annual Mr.

NJROTC: Cadets travel to Alabama for air rifle camp  McDowell News

Twelve cadets from McDowell High School's NJROTC Unit spent a week in Anniston, Alabama at the Civilian Marksmanship Program's junior air rifle camp.

McDowell High assistant principal charged with larceny  McDowell News

A McDowell High School assistant principal is accused of stealing money from the school.

Sweeping changes in store for McDowell youth football  McDowell News

Football season has arrived in McDowell County, and for the community's local youth football program, some big changes are in store for the 2018 season.

Who will wear the crown? Applications going out for annual Little Miss McDowell pageant  McDowell News

Young girls in McDowell County will have the opportunity to compete in the 44th annual Little Miss McDowell (LMM) pageant coming up in March.

Pinned and promoted: Emergency Academy students upgraded to officers  McDowell News

Four students in McDowell High School's Emergency Services Academy were promoted to the ranks of officers in ceremony for students, staff, family and friends.

Museum, artisans league to hold art contest for 175th anniversary  McDowell News

To help celebrate McDowell County's 175th anniversary next month, Friends of the Mountain Gateway Museum (FOTMGM) and the Arrowhead Artists and ...

Titans' Silver headed to Lees-McRae  McDowell News

Kevin Silver was a big part of the McDowell Titans varsity basketball team's success over the past few seasons. The battle-tested and resilient point guard will ...

McDowell High seniors earn millions in scholarships  McDowell News

Before graduation, 58 McDowell High School seniors accepted nearly $2.5 million in scholarships, financial aid and grants. During that evening, colleges, ...

McDowell Chamber welcomes Titan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu  McDowell News

The McDowell Chamber of Commerce was pleased to celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 15 with Titan Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Titan BJJ adds ...

Class of 2017 officially graduates from MHS  McDowell News

Three hundred and sixty eight McDowell High School seniors accepted their diplomas on Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family.

Local guidance counselors honored during National School Counselor week  McDowell News

The McDowell News would like to thank all of the school guidance counselors at McDowell County Schools in honor of National School Counselor week.

Innovation up close: Pipeline members meet with academy students  McDowell News

Members of the McDowell Workforce Pipeline recently visited McDowell Academy for Innovation (MAI) to see firsthand some of the work going on the school.

12 Days of STEAM: McDowell County Schools participate in STEAM activities, project winners announced  McDowell News

For 12 days, McDowell County Schools offered students from preschool age to middle school the chance to learn about STEAM activities by providing fun and ...

Here is your 2017 MHS Homecoming Court  McDowell News

McDowell High School will announce this year's homecoming king and queen Friday night during the halftime show.

Officer gets tip about 2 teens with pills at McDowell High  WLOS

Two McDowell High School students are facing felony charges after authorities found more than 100 pills in their possession on school property.The McDowell ...

Fired up, ready to go: McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College starts this Friday  McDowell News

The 41st Annual McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College will take place this weekend at spots across McDowell, with approximately 1200 students already ...

A Pottery Paradise: 31st annual Appalachian Potters Market is Saturday at MHS  McDowell News

For 31 years, local and regional artists have flocked to McDowell High School for their annual Appalachian Potters Market, and the tradition will continue this ...

McDowell NJROTC hosts annual Naval Ball  McDowell News

The annual Naval Ball was a night of dancing and socializing for McDowell NJROTC.

The full ride: MHS senior accepts full Army scholarship to ETSU  McDowell News

McDowell High School senior Chase Baird has chosen the next step in his future by signing on with a full scholarship to East Tennessee State University.

McDowell High senior prank sparks backlash | Community  McDowell News

A senior prank has turned sour after a photo of a group of McDowell students standing in front of a cardboard wall with the caption “We built the wall first”

Two students win logo contest  McDowell News

Two winners were announced for the Blue Ridge Recovery Rally logo contest.

McDowell High grad and former teacher Edwin Spivey named new MHS principal  McDowell News

A McDowell native and current principal at Enka High School in Buncombe County has been named the new principal at McDowell High.

North Cove School alumni to hold biennial reunion Saturday  McDowell News

Once again, the alumni of North Cove School will gather Saturday, June 30 for a reunion of classmates and friends at the old school building.

Four win big at PICA Awards  McDowell News

Four students from McDowell County were awarded top honors in a prestigious two-state competition for print and design.

A Queen is Crowned: Kayleigh Freeman is the new Little Miss McDowell  McDowell News

Twenty two McDowell girls competed for the title of Little Miss McDowell 2018 Saturday evening at East McDowell Middle School. The 44th annual pageant is ...

New foes, new field: Stadium upgrades underway as Titans prepare to join new league  McDowell News

The start of the 2017 high school football season is still roughly four months from its inception, but there is a lot going on at McDowell High School currently to.

Marching Titans wins first place overall at weekend competition  McDowell News

The McDowell High School Marching Titan Band won first place in their Saturday competition at Enka High School's Land of the Sky Marching Band Contest.

Youth football, MHS band schedules collide  McDowell News

It took less than a week after a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate McDowell High School's new football field for a skirmish to break out over who uses it and ...

U.S. Cellular gives big to McDowell High, West McDowell Middle School  McDowell News

U.S. Cellular recently announced that more than $5100 in funding is being distributed between nine academic and athletic clubs at McDowell High School and ...

And the winners are…Two new queens crowned  McDowell News

An evening of talent, beauty and grace was held last weekend at the second annual Miss McDowell High School and Miss Titan Scholarship Pageant.

New identity: Group dynamic has changed for Titans  McDowell News

Most people involved with the McDowell High basketball program think the Titans can be pretty good this season.

McDowell teacher loses appeal in state court  McDowell News

A McDowell Early College teacher has lost his appeal on lawsuit claims he filed against former and current school board members and educators.

Marion East Community Forum picks winning design  McDowell News

The Marion East Community Forum has selected an image that represents the East Marion, Clinchfield and Eastfield neighborhoods.

Chief deputy announces run for sheriff in 2018  McDowell News

Days after McDowell Sheriff Dudley Greene announced his plans to retire, Chief Deputy Ricky Buchanan has thrown his hat into next year's election.

2017 in review: Cops & Courts  McDowell News

Editor's note: This is the first in a five part series looking back at the top five stories in cops and courts; government and civic affairs; education; miscellaneous ...

Young talent on display: McDowell middle, high student art reception at MACA  McDowell News

The walls of the MACA building were brimming top to bottom Thursday evening in pastels, blacks and whites, clay shapes and familiar faces from some of ...

New MHS club inspired by victim of Columbine shooting  McDowell News

A chain reaction has reached McDowell County, one that has travelled all across the nation and around the globe before finally coming to the mountains of ...

McDowell High senior killed in Saturday car crash  McDowell News

A McDowell High School senior was killed in a car wreck early Saturday morning.

MHS band to march in NYC Veterans Day Parade  McDowell News

Helping honor our nation's veterans, the McDowell High School Band will travel to New York to march in the 99th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade on ...

A wickedly good show: After 2-week camp, Titan Marching Band ready for season  McDowell News

The McDowell High School marching band performed their preview show on Thursday, Aug. 17 on the new football field. After two grueling weeks of camp, the ...

Black History Month: Michael Smith recalls integration in McDowell  McDowell News

Mountain View provided me a unique and valuable privilege that I will never forget and always celebrate. I gladly wave goodbye to segregation, but black ...

MHS football players charged in hazing  McDowell News

Two McDowell High School football players have been charged with assaulting another team member during a hazing ritual in the locker room, deputies ...

A superior performance: MHS symphonic, concert bands earn high ratings  McDowell News

Both the concert and symphonic bands from McDowell High School earned superior ratings at the N.C. Music Performance Adjudication (MPA) in Cullowhee ...

McDowell High’s 2016 NJROTC Naval Ball  McDowell News

McDowell High School's NJROTC program recently held its annual Naval Ball at the high school.

North Carolina high school 'built the wall' prank upsets Latino students: report

Students built a wall from cardboard boxes as a prank and blocked off part of the school's common areas, according to a North Carolina news station.

Teacher of the Year: Carrie Franklin named McDowell's top educator  McDowell News

McDowell County's School Superintendent recently announced Carrie Franklin as the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year for McDowell County Schools.

Big League Camp, big-time opening: Complex welcomes public Saturday at noon  McDowell News

This time one year ago, the founders of Big League Camp had a concept and a vision as to what they wanted to bring to McDowell County.

Student accused of bomb threat sentenced  McDowell News

A high school student charged with making a bomb threat at McDowell High School in 2014 was sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court.

A Chain Reaction: Rachel’s Challenge promotes kindness, compassion in students  McDowell News

Seventeen years after her life was tragically taken by two students at Columbine High School, Rachel Joy Scott is changing the hearts and minds of millions of ...

2016 Homecoming Parade  McDowell News

McDowell High School's annual homecoming parade traveled down Main Street in Marion on Thursday in celebration of Friday's football game against T.C. ...

At least eight injured in scaffolding collapse at high school  WBTV

MARION, NC (WBTV) - At least eight people were injured when scaffolding collapsed at a North Carolina high school where an addition to the school was under ...

Leaving a lasting legacy: Former coach, teacher remembered  McDowell News

Most remember Jane Elizabeth McCauley McCartha as a coach, teacher, mentor, mother, friend and athlete. Her dedication to her students and team at West ...

Andy Morgan named McDowell Titans head football coach  McDowell News

The McDowell County Board of Education has named former Titan assistant Andy Morgan the new head football coach at McDowell High School.

McDowell schools excel in Science Olympiad | News  McDowell News

Students from McDowell High School, West McDowell Middle School and East McDowell Middle School recently brought home kudos from the Regional ...

#Winners: McDowell High NJROTC earned Distinguished Unit status, state championship  McDowell News

After placing first in the nation in 2014 in an academic event, cadets from the McDowell High School NJROTC had another outstanding year in 2015, earning the ...

McDowell’s NJROTC host leadership camp with over 200 cadets  McDowell News

For nearly 40 years, McDowell High School's NJROTC program has hosted thousands of cadets from schools across the North and South Carolina for Basic ...

McDowell County Board of Education: School board organizes for 2017  McDowell News

In the re-organization meeting of the McDowell County Board of Education Monday night, five school members were sworn-in, a chair and vice chair were ...

MHS student inducted into National Society of High School Scholars  McDowell News

ATLANTA—A McDowell High School student was selected to become a member of The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

Little Miss McDowell set for March 11  McDowell News

Girls aged 7 to 12 are encouraged to fill out an application for the 43rd Little Miss McDowell Pageant sponsored by the McDowell High School NJROTC.

Tricks & Treats: Spook-tacular events planned for Halloween weekend  McDowell News

A slew of eerie events in celebration of Halloween on Monday are happening all around McDowell County this weekend. Be sure to check out our photo page in ...

No arrests yet in fatal shooting: Sister, mother reflect on son's life and investigation  McDowell News

So far, no one has been arrested in the death of a Marion man gunned down in the parking lot of a Hickory restaurant earlier this month.

CTE Career Clusters: Hospitality and Tourism students learn service industry skills  McDowell News

Hospitality and Tourism students at McDowell High School are diving right into the *service* industry.

Pinned and promoted: Fire, EMT students recognized at ceremony  McDowell News

McDowell Emergency Services Academy recently held a promotion pinning ceremony for several students and their families in the Emergency Services ...

Students complete Big League Camp projects, receive scholarships  McDowell News

Three groups of students were awarded scholarships for their project and partnership with Big League Camp during the school year.

Regional Veterans Gallery | Honoring-our-veterans  McDowell News

We asked for you to tell us about veterans in this area. Here are all of those submitted in our region.

Real-world education: CTE courses preparing students for their future  McDowell News

During February, a national public awareness campaign to recognize Career and Technical Education (CTE) takes place to promote the value of the program ...

Record Setters: FFA place third in state competition  McDowell News

A team of students from McDowell High School's Future Farmers of America group finished third out of 87 teams in state competition, which is a record for ...

D'Jan Jones is McDowell High School's 2014-15 Homecoming Queen  McDowell News

McDowell High School senior D'Jan Jones earned the crown Friday night as she was named the MHS 2014-2015 Homecoming Queen in front of the crowd at ...

Surprise! Glenwood’s Carrie Franklin named Regional Teacher of the Year  McDowell News

Glenwood Elementary K-1-2 teacher Carrie Franklin was taken by surprise Monday morning when she walked into the auditorium to find the whole school ...

Police: Powerlifting champ had steroids  McDowell News

A champion powerlifter and gym owner was arrested on Monday and charged with possession of steroids, the McDowell County Sheriff's Office said.

O Christmas Tree; Fraser firs large and small ripe for the picking  McDowell News

To make your home merry and bright this Christmas season, the ever-important task of picking out the perfect tree should be first on your list. For those of you ...

NJROTC cadets compete in two events  McDowell News

McDowell High NJROTC cadets recently participated in the Area 6 Rifle Championship in Lexington, S.C. and a drill meet at Daniel Boone High School in Gray, ...

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