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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The U.S. Agriculture Department has sent another stern letter to state health officials citing concerns about the state’s oversight of its food-stamp program.
A driver lost control of his vehicle Thursday afternoon while travelling on Reservoir Road in Marion around 3 p.m. His silver Mitsubishi Eclipse slammed into the Cross Mill Pentecostal Holiness Church, taking out a brick wall and two windows. The driver and a passenger were not injured in the wreck. Lt. Jamie Harkelrode of the Marion Police Department said the wreck was still under investigation. No other information was available at deadline. Marion Fire Department, McDowell EMS and McDowell Rescue responded to the scene.
McDowell County investigators need the public’s help locating a stolen dirt bike like the one pictured.
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marion man who allegedly stole items from an acquaintance.
Three state judges will be seated for a session of the N.C. Court of Appeals in the McDowell County Courthouse today.
One local wildlife officer was recently recognized for his hard work and dedication at the 51st annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards.
The eastern leg of the Northern Beltway around Winston-Salem would be one of 21 priority state transportation projects if the General Assembly approves about $1 billion in revenue bonds during the 2015 session, Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday.
Preliminary autopsy reports released Wednesday show Anna Smith had indications of asphyxiation and that she likely died shortly after she was reported missing, authorities said.
PINNACLE, N.C. — Joy White paid her power bill Wednesday — including a $524 deposit charge that attracted a lot of attention.
A classic tale of an aging man and wife who revisit their family cabin for the summer kicks off Foothills Community Theatre’s 2014-15 season.
Construction work for the second phase of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway is now underway.
On Saturday, Old Fort celebrates its railroad heritage with transportation-related exhibits, guest speakers and various vendors.
Additional students will be able to take advantage of the school system’s new telemedicine program thanks to some generous community members.
BOONE, N.C. — Boone police released the preliminary autopsy reports on Anna Smith today, stating she had indications of asphyxiation.
A Marion woman has been charged after authorities discovered she had a drug pipe in jail, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday
The N.C. Transportation Department expects the momentum from a new state law and a 25-year “vision” proposal unveiled today to allow it to fund more than twice as many projects as before.
Banking changes, the Rockett building, privilege licenses and Oktoberfest were among the topics discussed at the monthly Board of Aldermen meeting in Old Fort on Monday.
An update on new Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses shows that McDowell’s students are embracing the new programs.
The county’s new after-school club is up and running and even has a formal name and logo. County officials are also hoping more students will participate in the innovative effort.
Deputies charged a Marion man with stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothing from a home.
The Corpening Memorial YMCA will host four days of activities for folks 50 and older who want to stay active.
Republican challenger Thom Tillis lags behind U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as their race moves into its final leg, according to two polls released Monday.
Police found a note with the body of Anna Marie Smith, the Appalachian State student whose body was found by a couple about 11 days after her disappearance, investigators said.
An Old Fort man was recently charged with one felony count each of statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.
While Marion is having trouble finding new and productive tenants for old downtown buildings, two neighboring communities seem to have revitalized their downtowns.
The McDowell County Sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in locating two missing teens that may be in each other’s company.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating an 18-year-old who disappeared from her residence Saturday night.
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s department are looking for a 15-year-old who left home Saturday evening and hasn’t returned.
ARCHDALE, N.C. — Known for her smile, friendly hug and love of sunflowers, Anna Smith was remembered at a candlelight memorial service Sunday night.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A GoFundMe page was created to help Anna Marie Smith's parents cover the mounting costs they face.
BOONE, N.C. -- Boone police said about 5 p.m. that investigators believe the body of a missing Appalachian State University student from High Point was found Saturday morning.
Running a business is never easy.
Two Old Fort women were arrested and charged with stealing from their employer.
Authorities said Friday a Nebo man was arrested for allegedly stealing items from his father’s residence.
Marion police officers have charged a man with a sexual offense against a young child.
A Marion man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex offenses.
BOONE, N.C. — At 1 a.m. every day, Daniel and Laurie Smith debrief volunteers in a hotel lobby in this college town, more than 100 miles from their home in High Point. The Smiths are still in the lobby when the hotel begins serving breakfast at 6:30 a.m.
BRISTOL, Va. – Two men backed a white Chevrolet truck into the lot of Smokey Mountain Barbeque and Grill in Bristol, Virginia last January, hooked up a custom-built stainless steel smoker and hit the road.
One of downtown Marion’s most historic and impressive structures could soon see a rebirth.
A Nebo man was taken into custody after authorities charged him with break-ins and thefts at five homes.
As Laughridge Furniture winds down 80 years of doing business, it leaves behind a very large void in downtown Marion. The imminent closing, due to the owner’s retirement, will result in three large empty buildings that will soon go on the real estate market.
Combine feuding families, a whiskey empire dependent on a secret ingredient and the failing health and mind of the keeper of that ingredient and you have the perfect mix for murder, mayhem and comedy. The Watermark Theater Collective is offering up that mix in “Eat, Drink and Be Murdered” an audience-participation murder mystery comedy.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need the public’s help identifying four people believed to have assaulted a couple of Old Fort residents while fishing on Sunday, Sept. 7.
GREENSBORO — N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ campaign accused U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday of ducking a proposed TV debate next month.
BOONE, N.C. — Eight days after their 18-year-old daughter was reported missing, the parents of Anna Smith continue to ask for the public’s help in finding the Appalachian State University student.
Two suspects were arrested last week with a stolen handgun and drugs, authorities said.
Officers arrested a couple they say broke into a storage building and stole thousands of dollars worth of property.
Editor’s note: The name of the student in the following story and certain details of the student’s life have been changed to protect his identity and privacy.
The McDowell County Commissioners agreed Monday to allow the Soil and Water Conservation District to move their offices into the MEDA building on South Garden Street, once it becomes vacant,