The Blue Jay Recreation Park in the Indian Woods community has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust for construction of a paved walking trail and other facility improvements. Gene Motley, Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, May 29, 2017
The YMCA will run licensed child care sites at all McDowell County elementary schools starting in August under a five-year agreement with the school system, and will customize the operating hours to support shift work in McDowell County. Citizen-Times, May 20, 2017
Laura Gerald, MD leads a trust fund that seeks ways to improve the lives and health of citizens in under-served areas of North Carolina. She discusses the role the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust can play in improve lives through supporting unique health care programs. Leslie Boney hosts “First in Future.” ncchannel.org, May 18, 2017
On a windy and cool Saturday, the West Marion community took a major step toward “keeping it fresh.” The West Marion community held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden that will provide fresh and nourishing food for folks living in this neighborhood. McDowellNews.com, May 8, 2017
On the fourth Thursday of every month, you can find up to 40 local community members gathered at Addie’s Chapel in West Marion, a predominantly African-American community nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina. They are laughing and welcoming, and they are discussing solutions to long standing issues such as woefully inadequate transportation or a lack of child care options for second shift employees.