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The right fit: McDowell eighth-graders weigh their high school options  McDowell News

McDowell County Schools has a unique opportunity for rising freshmen students as they have three schools to choose from for their high school career.



1969 conference champs to be inducted into ABAC HOF  Tifton Gazette

TIFTON — Coach Vann Brackin's 1968-69 Golden Stallions at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College compiled a record of 25-6 on the basketball court and won ...



McDowell High student found with pot on campus  McDowell News

A McDowell High School student faces drug charges after deputies located pot and paraphernalia on school premises, authorities said Tuesday.



Potters Market set for Saturday at McDowell High  McDowell News

This Saturday, the 32nd Annual Appalachian Potters Market feature some of the best creations in clay that can be found in McDowell and all over the state.



McDowell student charged with setting fire at school  McDowell News

A McDowell High School student was charged after allegedly setting fire to a trash can in the restroom, authorities said Friday.



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.



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 ...



A rootin’, tootin’, Mr. MHS: All-male pageant fundraiser set for Saturday at East Middle  McDowell News

McDowell High School' Student Council and DECA Club are hosting the fourth annual Mr. MHS Pageant on Saturday at East McDowell Middle School starting at ...



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.



McDowell High, English Farmstead team for seasonal cheese  McDowell News

McDowell High School students and English Farmstead Cheese are teaming up to bring the public farm *fresh* cheese for the holiday season.



Mural series added to art tourism website  Morganton News Herald

MARION - The Appalachian Mural Trail has announced the addition of the city of Marion's recently installed “Founders' Art Walk” to its listing of murals ...



MHS jayvees stay perfect | Sports  McDowell News

HICKORY – McDowell High School's two junior varsity basketball teams started the new year and Northwestern 3A/4A Conference play with a pair of ...



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.



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.



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.



Titans of thrift: McDowell Fashion Club hosts clothing drive, students shop for free  McDowell News

McDowell High School's Titan Style Club held a school-wide, free shopping experience with donated items from students.



A bright future: Public Service Academy celebrates success in students  McDowell News

Students and former students are reaping the benefits and starting their emergency services careers before they have even graduated high school.



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 ...



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 ...



The hunt for a new queen: NJROTC cadets recruiting contestants for Little Miss McDowell 2019  McDowell News

NJROTC female cadets are recruiting young girls as contestants in the 45th annual Little Miss McDowell (LMM) Pageant.



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.



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 ...



All hail the king: Mr. MHS pageant raises $13,000 for three school families  McDowell News

On Saturday, Dec. 15, the McDowell High School Student Council class and DECA club hosted the fourth annual Mr. MHS Pageant at East Middle School.



Local educators, Sheriff respond to Senators’ legislation on teacher resource officers  McDowell News

A bill filed on Wednesday by state senators Ralph Hise (R-McDowell), Warren Daniel (R-Burke) and Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph) would allow 3000 teachers to ...



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 ...



Ava Grace Effler crowned Little Miss McDowell 2019  McDowell News

Twenty-two McDowell County girls competed for the title of Little Miss McDowell 2019 on Saturday.



Angels Among Us: Project Christmas trees are stocked, ready for adoption  McDowell News

The angels have landed. Project Christmas Angel Trees are ready to be adopted to bring the joy of the holiday season to a child in need. The organization was ...



Serve, protect, prepare: 42nd McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College starts Friday  McDowell News

Men and women whose call it is to serve others as firefighters and emergency medical *service* and rescue personnel are descending on McDowell County over ...



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.



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.



Lady Titans' Banks makes college choice  McDowell News

McDowell High School's varsity softball team has been very busy in the early days of the fall signing period getting a number of its players secured for the future.



The Quest for a Queen: 2019 Little Miss McDowell set for Saturday  McDowell News

Twenty-two McDowell ladies will compete for the title of 2019's Little Miss McDowell (LMM) at East Middle on Saturday. The theme for this year's pageant is “The ...



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 ...



Voila! Magic Act now becomes Studio K  McDowell News

The Magic Act, one of downtown Marion's oldest businesses, is magically transforming itself into a new full-*service* salon called Studio K.



: 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 ...



‘Something Worth Keeping’: MHS yearbook dedicated to long-time counselor, therapy dog  McDowell News

McDowell High School's yearbook staff dedicated their 2018 edition to school counselor Glenda Glenn and her therapy dog, Astro.



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 News 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.



Historic Carson House to hold candlelight tours  McDowell News

For the Christmas season, McDowell County's most important historic site will be lit with candles and decorated in holiday greenery.



New housing in Marion dominates City Council meeting  McDowell News

New housing in Marion, including a planned apartment complex and the idea of building affordable cottages for residents, was a big part of the discussion at this ...



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 ...



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 ...



‘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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



MHS grad now a Master at Arms in Navy  McDowell News

Once a commanding officer in NJROTC at McDowell High School (MHS), 20-year-old Kara Newsome said her time in the program definitely equipped her with ...



Reindeer Games: NJROTC places second and seventh in marksmanship  McDowell News

McDowell High School NJROTC Marksmanship team competed in the annual Reindeer Games hosted by Volunteer High School at Mount Carmel Armed ...



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.



Safety first: McDowell camp holds record number of kids  McDowell News

McDowell EMS Safety Camp 2018 had a record number of participants with 135 kids from ages six to 14 years old.



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 ...



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.



4 Observer-area stars named to Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters  Charlotte Observer

Three Charlotte Observer-area high school basketball stars have been named to the 2019 Carolinas Classic All-Star rosters. The all-star game matching some ...



Latino students upset over McDowell prank; seniors won't face disciplinary action  WLOS

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Some Latino students at McDowell High School are upset after a senior prank in which a few dozen students built a wall made out of boxes ...



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 ...



NJROTC sends five top cadets to Leadership Academy  McDowell News

Five future leaders from McDowell's NJROTC Unit recently graduated from NJROTC's Leadership Academy.



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 ...



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.



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.



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

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



Two students win logo contest  McDowell News

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



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 ...



Titans' McRary signs with Milligan  McDowell News

Over the past four years, McDowell Titan basketball player Dylan McRary has been a perfect example of how hard work and skill development can pay off over ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Improvements to McDowell High's Titan Stadium on track  McDowell News

Improvements to McDowell High School's Titan Stadium will begin this spring and school officials hope to have initial work completed in time for graduation.



New report lists child poverty, hunger in McDowell  McDowell News

A new report shows that poverty and hunger remain are still major problems for children in McDowell County.



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.



Top honors: Williams, Kinninger sweep NWC hoops awards  McDowell News

The McDowell Lady Titans didn't win the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference championship, but they swept the top postseason awards in voting by the league's ...



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 ...



Ready, set, learn: Here’s important dates and info for back to school  McDowell News

Just a few more weeks left in summer break as students and parents are wrapping up last minute vacations and school shopping. The first day of public school in ...



MHS football players charged in hazing | News  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 ...



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.



Honor student nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston  McDowell News

Nicole Wolfe, a ninth-grader at McDowell High School, will be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Massachusetts this summer.



Report: McDowell High teen caught with marijuana  McDowell News

Authorities said Thursday they arrested a McDowell High School teen after finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his backpack.



McDowell High senior killed in Saturday car crash  McDowell News

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



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 ...



Innovation, achievement: McDowell takes 3 of 6 Governor's NCWorks Awards  McDowell News

Three of the six Governor's NCWorks Awards of Distinction went to McDowell County recipients, spotlighting the county's domination in the field of innovation ...



Senior prank turns offensive with social media post  WLOS

MARION, N.C. -- A photo of a senior class prank is causing some buzz at a mountain high school after it was posted on Instagram, a photo sharing app, with a ...



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.



MHS students seeking sponsorships for Wreaths Across America  McDowell News

Local volunteers are working hard to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at the Western Carolina Veterans Cemetery are honored this December on National ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Army vet opens up about combat, marine biology and photography  McDowell News

A South Carolina veteran turned photographer reflects on his decade in the military, the injury that altered the course of his career and the new life he's built in ...



Agencies remember officer Jason Crisp, K9 Maros on 5-year anniversary of deaths  WBTV

Law enforcement agencies across North Carolina are remembering officer Jason Crisp and his K-9, Maros, on the 5th anniversary of their deaths while ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Mr. MHS Pageant | Photos  McDowell News

Sixteen male students from McDowell High School competed in the Mr. MHS pageant to help raise money for two local families. Dakota Merrill was crowned Mr.



McDowell native is newest attorney at law  McDowell News

McDowell High School alumnus Ryan Allen Clayton graduated from law school at the New England School of Law in Boston, Mass. and passed the North ...



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. ...



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 ...



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