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Posted on: December 1, 2022

City of Marion, McDowell Trails Association Invite Residents to Peavine Community Input Meeting

The City of Marion and McDowell Trails Association invite residents to a drop-in Peavine Trail Community Input Meeting on Thursday, December 8, from 4-6 p.m. at the Marion Community Building. 

During the meeting, attendees will get to review and c...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Christmas Fest Starts Monday, November 14

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Shop until you drop and get your ugly Christmas sweater ready in preparation for this year’s Christmas Fest Drawing and Ugly Sweater Contest on Friday, December 16 at 6 p.m. at the Marion City Stage, located at 45 Main Street.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Menard, Wood Named November Citizens of the Month

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During the  Tuesday, November 1, Meeting of Marion City Council, Council Member Ann Harkey selected Susan Menard and Hayley Wood as Citizens of the month. 
Mayor Little opened the meeting by explaining that the Citizen of the Month was a ...
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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Marion Receives Area Wide Optimization Award

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During the Tuesday, October 18, City Council Meeting, Nicole Hairston from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality presented Water Plant Superintendent Ben Worley with the North Carolina Area Wide Optimization Program Award. The award was r...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Margarita Ramirez named October's Citizen of the Month

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Margarita Ramirez was nominated as Citizen of the Month for October 2022 by Council Member Billy Martin.

Council Member Martin stated that he was honored to recognize Ms. Ramirez as Citizen of the Month. He stated that Ms. Ramirez was the Executive Directo...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Aimee Merrill Named September's Citizen of the Month

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Aimee Merrill was nominated as Citizen of the Month for September 2022 by Council Member Chet Effler.

Council Member Effler stated that he nominated Ms. Merrill, because of her strong business leadership as well as the services and financial aid she has pr...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Scott Kelly Recognized as Citizen of the Month July 2022

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Scott Kelly was nominated as Citizen of the Month for July 2022 by Council Member Don Ramsey.

Council Member Ramsey stated that Mr. Kelly wasn’t a typical citizen of the month because of his background. He said that Mr. Kelly had a history of inc...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Comprehensive Transportation Plan Shared and Adopted at July City Council Meeting

Foothills Regional Comprehensive Transportation Plan

At Tuesday, July 19's Marion City Council Meeting, NCDOT Transportation Planning Division Supervisor Andy Bailey presented Foothills Regional Commission's Comprehensive Transportation Plan. The plan highlights future highway projects in ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Brown Drive Public Parking Lot Reopens

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The public parking lot at Brown Drive has reopened to the public. The City of Marion would like to thank citizens for their patience while construction work occurred on the parking lot's retaining wall. 

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

COVID-19 State of Emergency Terminated

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The City of Marion terminated it's COVID-19 State of Emergency effective immediately on Monday, July 18.  Click the image below to read the proclamation

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

John and Joneric Bruner Named Citizens of the Month June 2022

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During the Tuesday, June 7 City Council meeting, City Council Members and Mayor Little named John and Joneric Bruner Marion's June Citizens of the Month. 

Mayor Steve Little congratulated the Bruners on holding the 2022 WNC Bigfoot Festival. He sa...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Catawba River Greenway Has Reopened to the Public

Catawba River Stabilization Project

The City of Marion has completed the riverbank stabilization work along the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway, which sustained damage during Hurricane Zeta in October 2020.    The greenway and trailhead parking area at the Jose...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Marion Named to Best Places to Retire List

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SmartAsset recently released its seventh annual study of the top 10 places in North Carolina for people looking to retire. All of the 10 places are small towns, and Marion again came in third behind Hendersonville and Hickory, according to the study.

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Catawba River Greenway Closed for Repairs

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The City of Marion has contracted Wright Contracting, LLC to preform river bank stabilization work at seven locations along the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway, which sustained severe erosion during Hurricane Zeta.  The work is schedu...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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