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A camper near Marion Moose Lodge was deemed a total loss after catching fire Wednesday morning. Three people were able to escape the blaze unharmed, according to reports.

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The Swannanoa man who after died after leading a police chase in a stolen church van in November had stolen another vehicle in Buncombe the day before, authorities said on Wednesday.

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A Marion man was arrested and charged after deputies responding to a passed out driver found almost 13 grams of meth during a search, authorities said Monday.

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McDowell’s finest young actors will deal with wolves, witches and glass slippers this holiday season, as the McDowell Children’s Theatre presents “Into the Woods Jr.” this Friday at MACA.

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Henderson County health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough (pertussis), bringing the total to eight in the area. More than 1,000 people have come in contact with the students already diagnosed with the illness, and preventative measures can be taken.

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Days after McDowell Sheriff Dudley Greene announced his plans to retire, Chief Deputy Ricky Buchanan has thrown his hat into next year’s election.