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Residents of McDowell County will soon have another option for broadband Internet service thanks to cooperation between local agencies and Asheville-based Skyrunner.
Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 6-year-old girl almost 10 years ago.
Every day millions of students use school buses as transportation to and from school. Although school buses represent the safest form of highway transportation, there are a number of safety factors of which both student and drivers should be aware. Hoping to ensure school bus safety, McDowell County Sheriff Dudley Greene encourages caution whenever school buses are present.
The following roads will be closed for upcoming events, according to the Marion Police Department. The roadways and times of closure are as follows:
The McDowell County Board of Elections has decided the early voting period for the November general election and it is unchanged from the last one-stop voting for a presidential election in 2012.
A $1 million grant from North Carolina’s Clean Water Management Trust Fund recently awarded to Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina brings the 1,100-acre Wildacres Retreat one step closer to permanent protection.
McDowell County Schools Teacher of the Year Carrie Franklin has an opportunity to win a new car from Mike Brown Ford-Subaru of Spruce Pine Teacher of the Year “Ride With Us” Award.
All music calendar submissions must be made by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the week of an event. Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com.
A Marion man facing previous charges of statutory rape has been arrested and charged with leaking a private, sexual video on Facebook.
An Appalachian State student from Marion blew the competition away and won a brand new Yamaha motorcycle in a nationwide sweepstakes.
High-quality healthcare and reinvesting in facilities has earned McDowell Hospital a top rating from a national financial consulting firm.
It is that time of year when a lot of hardwood species are dropping their seed.
The staff at Nebo Elementary is hosting a 5k to benefit the family of an Old Fort man who recently lost his life while on vacation.
Tuesday evening, the Marion City Council met with some Main Street business owners to come up with ideas on how to best use more than $94,000 in state money for downtown Marion.
Authorities said Wednesday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly possessing a stolen vehicle and for having pending charges in Arkansas.
Authorities said Tuesday they arrested three suspects for possessing meth and drug paraphernalia in a Marion hotel room.
More than 700 educators from McDowell County schools gathered at East McDowell Middle School on Tuesday for the annual Professional Development Day.
Authorities said Tuesday that new charges have been filed against four McDowell suspects involved in the recent counterfeit bust.
The McDowell County Planning Board gave its unanimous approval Monday evening for the first phase of a controversial housing development on Lake James. Opponents say this development will make the lake and its shoreline more crowded and would harm the quality of Lake James.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother charged with killing her newborn son by putting him in the refrigerator for several hours was expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday.
On Friday and Saturday, Foothills Community Theatre (FCT) will hold encore performances of last season’s Naughty Broadway Musical Revue at MACA.
A Marion man who led deputies on a two-day manhunt in April has been sentenced to prison on several felony charges.
A lawsuit filed by a McDowell County teacher was thrown out by a judge on Friday.
Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion man with breaking into his friend’s home.
McDowell County School directors spoke to the board at their monthly meeting about their goals and plans for the upcoming school year in areas such as technology, testing, scoring, data, elementary and secondary instruction and federal program money. Here are brief highlights from their presentation. For more information on each particular subject, each director below can be contacted at 652-4535. More information about local schools and programs can also be found at mcdowell.k12.nc.us.
1:34 p.m. Wednesday, July 27: Subject sleeping on the side of the road.
A Marion pair pleaded guilty in McDowell County Superior Court to firing a gun inside of a residence and hitting one person.
Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion man for trying to cash $100 from a check he stole from his mother.
ATLANTA—A McDowell High School student was selected to become a member of The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
Operation Backpack distribution has stopped for the summer after helping nearly 800 students in McDowell County.
The Marion Community Building Park tennis courts will host McDowell High School Women’s Tennis home matches during the Fall 2016 season.
The McDowell High School Marching Band previewed their half time show to parents and the public Thursday afternoon. The 160-member band has been practicing for two weeks during their annual band camp at the high school. The group will perform “From the Earth to the Moon,” a story of space exploration tonight during halftime at the Titans’ first football game.
An Omaha dad who mistakenly ate some marijuana brownies didn’t enjoy the experience.
Nothing pairs better with football and Friday night lights at the stadium than the heart-pumping sounds of the McDowell High School marching band.
The Marion City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday to talk about how to best use a $94,000 in state money which is intended for downtown revitalization.
By MIKE CONLEY
Deputy Jason Cook of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Lance Winfield Tilley, 27, of Zion Hill Road in Marion, with possession of methamphetamine.
One person was struck by lightning Wednesday afternoon as a short, violent storm rolled through McDowell, downing trees and phone lines.
Frequent false alarms are plaguing police officers in Old Fort
Marion should have a parks and recreation department which would expand and improve existing parks, create new ones and provide more activities for residents to enjoy.
Authorities said Wednesday they arrested a Marion felon for breaking into his nephew’s home and possessing a weapon while in custody.
Detective Billie Brown of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 41-year-old Carrisa Jenkins Berry and 43-year-old John Raymond Smith III, of Bland, Va., each with two counts of breaking and entering and two counts of larceny.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for stabbing a companion to death inside a church on the Cherokee Indian Reservation in North Carolina.
Authorities said Tuesday they arrested an Old Fort man with allegedly choking his wife.
The North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival comes back to Marion this week with some of the biggest names in bluegrass music.
Garbage took center stage at Monday night’s Old Fort Board of Aldermen meeting.
MORGANTON – Two McDowell men face felony charges after a routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust in Morganton.
A Marion woman is showing her support for the N.C. Highway Patrol with small gifts and encouraging letters and others have joined her in her efforts.
Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion woman with breaking into a storage trailer and stealing jewelry.