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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.

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.

Abee, Franklin To Represent NWC in Carolinas Classic  Go Blue Ridge

WILMINGTON, NC—February 13, 2019: The North Carolina Coaches Association and the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association have announced the ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

McDowell JVs sweep Mitchell  McDowell News

BAKERSVILLE - McDowell High School and its two junior varsity basketball teams continued their early season success winning on the road Friday at Mitchell ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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.

McDowell High assistant principal charged with larceny  McDowell News

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

: 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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

‘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.

McDowell High senior prank sparks backlash  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”

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.

Two students win logo contest  McDowell News

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

McDowell NJROTC hosts annual Naval Ball  McDowell News

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

McDowell High senior killed in Saturday car crash  McDowell News

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

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.

#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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

McDowell schools excel in Science Olympiad  McDowell News

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Elliott named 2014-15 Teacher of the Year  McDowell News

Students in Melissa Elliott's class at Eastfield Global Magnet School weren't too surprised when their teacher was named McDowell County Schools' 2014-15 ...

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.

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 ...

YMCA’s diabetes prevention class exceeds goals  McDowell News

Recently, some folks have achieved and even exceeded their goal of losing weight and exercising more through a diabetes prevention program that is now ...

Marion's first annual coin show set for Saturday  McDowell News

On Saturday, you will be able to check out old and rare coins, paper money and other collectibles at Marion's first coin show.

McDowell students recognized for Christmas card designs | Lifestyles  McDowell News

McDowell County Schools recently held a Christmas Card Design Contest for students in each school in the district. One winner was chosen from each school ...

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 ...

Quilt Trail leaders to McDowell Commissioners: The end is near for our program  McDowell News

After almost eight years, the McDowell Quilt Trail program is nearing its end.

West Middle students talk about clubs, programs  McDowell News

West McDowell Middle students spoke to the board at their May monthly meeting about the numerous programs they are involved in at the school.

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 ...

McDowell County Job Fair planned for Thursday  Morganton News Herald

The second annual McDowell County Job Fair will get underway in a brand new location at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Last year's event, held in mid-November, was at ...

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 ...

Friends, family, colleagues honor Davis after 37 years at West McDowell  McDowell News

This week truly marked the end of an era for junior high athletics in McDowell County.

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 ...

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