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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series commemorating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension in the U.S.
The Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway is about to double its size.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office detectives need assistance locating $4,000 worth of scuba gear stolen from an Old Fort residence on Wednesday, July 23.
Although rain may have cancelled Thursday’s filming in Old Fort for the movie currently known as “Untitled Armored Car Project,” it didn’t stop a major movie star from popping into a local business for some breakfast.
A flash flood watch is in effect for McDowell County and surrounding areas until noon on Friday.
Phone service is currently out for County offices located at 60 East Court St in Marion. Crews are working to repair this issue.
One event promises a slew of healthy and fun activities for families in McDowell County.
A man was sent to the hospital after witnesses say he traveled across U.S. 221 North and struck another vehicle.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series commemorating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension in the U.S.
Two inmates who escaped Avery County authorities on Tuesday were captured in the early morning hours on Wednesday in Georgia.
Marion and Mooresville authorities believe the same bandit likely robbed banks in both towns 48 hours apart.
A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he sexually molested two teens.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series commemorating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension in the U.S.
Two inmates who escaped custody from Avery County authorities Tuesday afternoon are back in custody in Gordon County, Ga.
One familiar walking spot has been recreated on canvas by several local artists and will be featured in the upcoming Greenway Art Show at MACA.
N.C. Chief Justice Sarah Parker has named Judge Linda McGee as chief judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals.
One Cedarbrook resident has been charged with choking another resident, authorities said on Monday.
Deputies say they arrested a Marion man for destroying tombstones at a local Baptist church.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for McDowell and other western North Carolina counties. The watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Monday. A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a tornado. A warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or picked up on radar.
One local job hub may have gone through a name change, but that hasn’t lessened the training they provide for individuals looking for employment.
Authorities were still searching on Friday for a man who robbed Fifth Third Bank on South Main Street in Marion Thursday.
Marion police officers and McDowell County sheriff's deputies are currently searching for this man, who allegedly robbed Fifth Third bank on Main Street shortly before 5 p.m.
A Wednesday night fire destroyed a building which was used as a warehouse by the local Habitat for Humanity.
Progress continues on construction at McDowell High School to make room for ninth-graders.
Stipulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” are causing McDowell County Schools to rethink how their employees are spending their hours on payroll.
Additional charges are pending for a Marion man who was recently charged by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of a firearm by a felon.
With the beginning of McDowell County Schools 2014-15 school year just weeks away, McDowell High School would like to announce the following important dates for students.
Two years ago this summer, McDowell County was invited to be a part of a multi-million dollar, long-range effort by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to improve the health and quality of life of its people.
McDowell County was confronted Tuesday with the issue of same-sex marriage when a local lesbian couple sought to apply for a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office.
Deciding to make a change is the first step in turning one’s life around.
Tempers flared, angry accusations were made and two police officers were called to the Town Hall so they could escort the leaders of Old Fort Mountain Music out of the boardroom in an attempt to restore order during Monday’s meeting of the town’s Board of Aldermen.
A Columbus, N.C. man has filed a lawsuit against McDowell County government, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Dudley Greene due to an incident that occurred in December 2008.
The echo of children laughing and conversations between parents fill Gypsy Mountain Blueberry Patch on most days during the late summer.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring resources currently available to McDowell County’s homeless population.
Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring resources currently available to McDowell County’s homeless population.Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series exploring resources currently available to McDowell County’s homeless population.
The issue of same-sex marriage will be brought before the McDowell County Register of Deeds office on Tuesday.
A Marion woman was recently arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl.
Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can be dangerous to both man and beast.
A Marion woman was recently charged and arrested by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a firearm by a felon.
Marion’s own celebrity chef Bruce Brown and his Halloween Hangover Cheesecake will appear on Spike TV’s competition reality show “Frankenfood” this Sunday night.
History will come alive with a bang on Saturday at Historic Carson House.
On Tuesday, the Marion City Council heard about a new project to help senior citizens when they are faced with a medical emergency.
An elegant night of dancing and music await those who take part in the first-ever Midsummer Nights Dream Masquerade at the McDowell Senior Center.
Six teenagers were charged in connection with breaking into two businesses and a school, Marion police said Wednesday.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for these three men believed to have stolen items from a Nebo residence over the weekend.
Residents of McDowell, Caldwell and Alexander counties who are experiencing a mental health crisis or need medical detox from alcohol or drugs will be served by a new behavioral health crisis facility scheduled to open by the end of 2015 in Lenoir.
The Marion Police Department is investigating the larceny of a 2013 Ford E-250 van, white in color. The vehicle was stolen from A/C Heating and Air Conditioning at 829 East Court St., Marion on July 15. The vehicle has the following business name and marking on both sides and rear door: Bryant A/C Heating and Air Conditioning (828) 652-8477. The vehicle was displaying a NC registration tag# CCY-5345, VIN# 1FTNE2EWXDDA14132.
Thursday evening, the public can participate in a discussion about a significant skirmish that happened during the American Revolution in what is now McDowell County.