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Scam Alert! The Marion Police Department would like to warn the citizens of Marion and McDowell Co.of a phone scam that is active in our area. Beware of individual(s) calling and saying that you have won a sum of money through the Publishers Clearing House. They would ask for you to register…

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Residents in the North Cove and Woodlawn areas of McDowell county can expect to see smoke today from the White Creek Fire, burning in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. Fire managers are assessing weather conditions for a potential window to conduct burn out operations this afternoon. The f…

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A charge against a Marion man accused of a sex crime against a young child was dismissed after new information surfaced in the investigation.

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A Nebo man with warrants in Burke was found with meth after an alarm activation at an elementary school, authorities said Friday.

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UPDATE: The A&E show 'Cold Case Files,' which had rescheduled an episode featuring a McDowell murder case, has again been postponed. We were forwarded the following email statement today: "AETV has made some changes. AE is going through a reboot of the Cold Case Files series, meaning thi…