Community Calendar

Community Calendar is a free service.  Please submit your events or information in writing to or mail to WBRM, 147 N. Garden Street, Marion, NC 28752.  Please submit your information a week to 10 days ahead of the event. 

There are a couple of fundraisers planned to help the NJROTC Rifle Team raise money to attend National competition.  On Monday, February the NJROTC will be selling Port-A-Pit Chicken at the Marion Community Bldg. It’s eat-in or take-out...$10 a plate.  With a minimum of 5 orders, they will deliver. 

N.C. Cooperative Extension will host a meeting to discuss the formation of a cooperative for our region.  Livestock, beekeepers, field crops, nurseries, greenhouses, hemp, vegetables, poultry, fish...Hobbyists, small, mid, & larger farmers are invited.  Dinner will be served.  Please RSVP to 652-8104.

If you are a parent or caregiver of a youth ages 12-18, you will not want to miss an e-cigarette community meeting on January 30th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the auditorium at McDowell Technical Community College.  Nationally recognized teen speaker and former vaping addict, Luka Kinnard and his mother Kelly will share their journey through the cycle of addiction.  Other guest speakers will include McDowell High School principal, Mr. Edwin Spivey, McDowell Early College principal, Mrs. Lisa Robinson, and McDowell County Sheriff, Mr. Ricky Buchanan.  Additional groups and organizations will be on-site to provide a variety of valuable information.

With flu cases on the rise, prevention is the key.  it’s not to late for your flu vaccine.  stop by the McDowell County Health Department for your flue vaccine today.  Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 4:30.  Insurance accepted.

The public libraries in Marion and Old Fort offer special programming for very young children up to adults.  Visit to learn about programs and services

The NJROTC Rifle Team is asking for donations to help the team go to national competition February 6th through the 8th in Phoenix, Arizona.  Make your check out to McDowell NJROTC with a notation in the memo line that it is for the Rifle Team Trip.  Mail it to McDowell High NJROTC, 600 McDowell High Drive, Marion, NC  28752

The Red Cross will have a blood drive Tuesday January 21st from 10:00 am until  4:30 pm at McDowell Tech, 54 College Street, Marion.   For information or to schedule an appointment call Susan Long at 659-0418.

There will be a County Breakfast Buffet Saturday, January 25th from 7 to 10am at the Whitehouse Community Center, 5408 Painters Gap Road, Union Mills, NC.  Adults eat for $6, children 6-12, $3 and children 5 and under eat free.

The Red Cross will have a blood drive Thursday February 6th at Columbia Carolina Corporation, 369 Columbia Carolina Road, Old Fort from 5:00 am until 10:00 am.  Call 803-2884 to make an appointment.

On February 13, 2020 at 7:00PM Eastfield Global Magnet School will be presenting Throwdown Jones at East McDowell Middle School Auditorium.  It will be a family friendly rocking concert!  Tickets are available for purchase now at Eastfield Global Magnet School in the office.  Tickets are $7 per person or $5 each when you buy 4 or more!  We have a limited number of tickets.  All proceeds will go to Eastfield Global Magnet School General Fund. 

MACA is currently seeking performing artists for "reverie" a performing arts festival this will be a full-day arts festival held at MACA on April 18th 2020. ARTIST APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL FEB 14.  Visit for more information.