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Sprawling high pressure spilling southward from the northern plains states to the mid Mississippi River Valley will push an arctic airmass into the southern Appalachians tonight. Windy conditions will persist, with northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph across the mountains and gusts as high as 40 …

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Authorities said Tuesday they arrested a Marion man on drug charges while being served with a warrant.

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The burning ban for McDowell County has been lifted. We still encourage you to be careful when doing any open burning. Please have a perimeter cleared out around area you are burning, Have a water hose at hand and a rake to cover left over ashes with dirt/soil. 

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A Marion man charged with breaking into his friend’s home, stealing $1,000 in property and allegedly assaulting a fellow inmate was found guilty and given at least four years in prison.

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A Marion man with a long criminal history – including a second-degree murder conviction --  faces numerous charges stemming from a knife attack last year, and a chase in October that left him seriously injured.

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The North Carolina AIDS Action Network, the state’s only HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, will be celebrating World AIDS Day in a big way with a series of events across the state on December 1st and 2nd. The HIV/AIDS community designates December 1st as World AIDS Day every year to raise awar…

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McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating the people who stole approximately $5,000 worth of antiques from a storage building.

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THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN RALEIGH NC HAS ISSUED A CODE RED AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR FINE PARTICULATES...IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

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According to a press release by Thompson's Eastern Montana Type Two Incident Management Team, the fire on Clear Creek Road is currently 10 percent contained and estimated at 2,006 acres. 224 personnel are on scene to battle the flames.