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Deputies: Man arrested for trying to shoot relative in NC

McDowell County, N.C. (WSPA) – The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Thursday following a shooting incident with his relative. Deputies said 35-year-old Brian Wright was charged with felonious assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a victim’s home where he said a relative tried […]
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NC man charged for trying to shoot relative, deputies say

OLD FORT, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said a man has been charged for trying to shoot his relative. On May 19, a victim told deputies a relative tried to shoot him, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Brian Keith Wright, 35, was found armed with a 9mm handgun and taken into custody.
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Filling Rural North Carolina’s Maternal Health Care Desert

This story was originally published by North Carolina Health News. Eight women — three OB-GYNs, three nurse midwives, one gynecologist and one nurse practitioner — comprise the maternity unit at Mission Hospital McDowell. In the 18-county region that makes up western North Carolina, the McDowell County facility is one of just eight hospitals where someone can deliver a baby.
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Human Resource Aid / Housekeeper

The Senior Center is seeking job applicants for a part-time, partially-benefited Human Resource Aid (floater) position working at the McDowell Senior Center in Marion. The primary objectives of this position are daily housekeeping and to provide support as needed in various areas at the center. Duties and Responsibilities. The duties...
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At Foothills Community School, authentic learning empowers students

As soon as you walk in the front door of Foothills Community School — a middle grades, project-based learning, STEM-focused magnet school in McDowell County — a pig scampers up to greet you. That’s right, a real, live pig. “Kris P. Bacon” is the name of this therapy pet, which roams the school and seems integral to school culture.
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Marion Man Charged with Drug Trafficking

Lt. Kirk Hensley with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Community Impact Team charged 27-year-old Christopher Jaren Forney with Felonious Possession of Methamphetamine and Trafficking in Opium or Heroin. He was given an $85,000 secured bond. On April 30th, Detectives with the Community Impact Team spotted Forney at a local...
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Man faces drug charge following traffic stop in NC

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A man was arrested Saturday on drug charges following a traffic stop. The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said 53-year-old Richard Allison Noblitt, of Old Fort, was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Deputies said an investigation began when detectives stopped Noblitt and a passenger in his vehicle for displaying an expired […]
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