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For the second year, portrait and fine art photographers James and Jenny Tarpley of Marion were selected as “Artists-in-Residence” at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah.
Since 1982, his business has produced thousands of T-shirts, caps, jackets and other items with custom printing and embroidery for countless customers in McDowell County and throughout the Southeast. He was also an advocate for the downtown community and shopping local.
A Nebo man faces charges after a search of his home turned up methamphetamine, authorities said Friday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Declaring America in crisis, Donald Trump pledged to cheering Republicans and still-skeptical voters Thursday night that as president he will restore the safety they fear they're losing, strictly curb immigration and save the nation from Hillary Clinton's record of "death, destruction, terrorism and weakness."
Every elementary school in McDowell County will receive a healthy snack thanks to the expansion of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP).
Marion will participate in a revolving loan fund from the state which could support more small business development in the downtown area. City officials said they hope this will attract more food and beverage businesses and specialty shops to the downtown and fill some buildings that have stood empty for a long time.
Firefighters from across McDowell responded to the International Automotive Components (IAC) plant in Old Fort after a fire was reported Thursday afternoon.
An Old Fort family is offering a cash reward for information on who shot their horse.
Authorities said Thursday they arrested a Marion couple after their two sons tested positive for meth.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — On the day Donald Trump secured the Republican nomination for president, a miniature wall appeared around the former reality TV host's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
McDowell County Schools is providing mobile library services and serving lunch for students Pre-K through 12th grade throughout the summer.
The city of Marion hopes to get a state grant to take care of the problem with ground-dwelling wasps flying around the playground equipment at the Community Building’s Park. The proposed rubber surface around the playground equipment would also make it more accessible for the disabled.
Members of a Charlotte-based civil rights group and community members held a press conference outside the McDowell County courthouse Wednesday morning to protest a recent murder conviction.
A man folks called “Magic” seemed to have pulled the ultimate disappearing act as conflicting stories of his whereabouts and how he died have surfaced.
Authorities said Wednesday they arrested two Marion men connected to a month-long stealing spree.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Two North Carolina teens were struck by lightning as they walked on a Florida beach.
McDowell County Schools is currently hosting the third annual Summer Reading Camp. Summer Reading Camp is designed to provide supportive reading instruction for students in first, second and third grades.
Flower pots, fiber optic power lines and false alarm problems were among the topics discussed at the monthly Board of Aldermen meeting in Old Fort on Monday.
A 16-year-old reported missing from a group home is accused of breaking into a building and eating the food inside.
Ingenious Coffee Roasters in Marion has already gained a devoted following across the region for the tasty and aromatic blends. But now the wholesale coffee distributor has a new blend with a special purpose.
A service dog trained by Canine Companions for Independence is being used as a furry aid in court cases involving children.
Authorities said they arrested the suspect who allegedly robbed a Virginia woman and hit her with his truck on Friday morning.
Each day, McDowell News staffers listen to the police scanner for goings-on around the community. And, many times, we hear something, look at each other and say, did we hear that correctly? We decided to jot down a few of the calls throughout the week and share them with our readers. The time of each call is approximate.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three officers are confirmed dead and three others wounded after a shooting in Baton Rouge, a sheriff's office spokeswoman said Sunday. One suspect is dead and law enforcement officials believe two others are still at large, the spokeswoman said.
Monday: Pepperoni pizza, Caesar salad, mixed fruit, milk
An elegant evening of food, friends and music awaits those attending McDowell County’s first-ever Farm to Table event on Saturday, Aug. 20.
After years of planning and renovations, a new elevator was officially installed in the McDowell County District Courthouse Friday morning.
Wow, it is very busy at the Marion Tailgate Market. I love, love, love heirloom tomatoes. Fresh corn and a tomato sandwich taste like manna from Heaven.
Editor’s note: This feature mines our archives for what was going on this week in local history.
The Marion City Council will talk about grants for the Community Building’s Park at the regular Tuesday meeting.
McDowell County Sheriff’s deputies are hunting for the people responsible for dumping a pile of shingles in North Cove.
Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion woman for possessing meth and carrying a concealed weapon.
Police are investigating a robbery and hit-and-run at Love’s Truck Stop that sent a Virginia woman to the hospital.
Authorities continue their search for a teen that ran away from home last month.
NICE, France (AP) — A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday in what some officials and eyewitnesses called a deliberate attack. Authorities said at least 75 people were killed.
Friday evening, you can come to downtown Marion and unwind with Rewind.
At Monday night’s monthly meeting, school board members voted to approve the county’s Title I application and a new plan for academically gifted students.
Dr. Annette L. Ranft, originally from Old Fort, has returned to her home state to serve as dean at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management in Raleigh. She began in her new role on July 1, filling a vacancy created when Dr. Ira R. Weiss stepped down following 12 years of service as dean. He is joining the college’s faculty as a professor of strategy.
ASHEVILLE – The SBI’s Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit is investigating multiple thefts at area hospitals along the Interstate 26 corridor. The thefts occurred during the late evening or early morning hours at hospitals in Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties.
Encores, musicals and shows that have been big on Broadway fill up Foothills Community Theatre’s 2016-17 season.
The GRILLE AT LIGHTENING LANES—80 Finley Road, Marion. Saturday, Smoke N’ Mirrors, 9 p.m.; July 23, Contagious, 9 p.m.
*CORRECTION: In Thursday's article, it stated that Mark Revis was punched from behind by Donald Taylor in his assault. The article has been correct to reflect that Revis was punched once in the face by Taylor, then fell and hit his head on the pavement, according to Lt. Jamie Harklerode of the Marion Police Department.
Authorities said Thursday they arrested an Old Fort woman for stealing Oxycodone from the clinic where she worked.
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory signed a budget Thursday that he says fulfills his promise to increase average teacher salaries above $50,000.
Monsters are running wild in Marion. Thankfully, they’re small, virtual and can be captured in your pocket.
Tuesday evening, just nine people came to the Marion City Hall to give their ideas and suggestions about how to improve the city’s parks and recreation. But this small group provided some valuable input.
Authorities responded to a traffic accident near the Marion Animal Hospital Wednesday afternoon that sent one person to the hospital.
A follow-up on information about patches of marijuana being grown in Old Fort led officers to seize 180 plants.
Duke Energy at Bridgewater and the Lake Tahoma Warden will be doing test of their Sirens today July 13, 2016 at Noon. No action required by the Public.
Volunteers from Carolina Cross Connection braved both heat and threatening storm clouds Friday morning to help beautify the grounds of Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center in Old Fort as part of a Christian outreach program.