This summer, the young volunteers with the Carolina Cross Connection are back in McDowell County to help deserving folks with their minor home repairs.
Officer Matthew Huggins, of the Marion Police Department, charged Michael Thomas Brown, 38, of Clinchfield Loop, Marion, with assault on a female, false imprisonment, assault on a child under 12, and felony assault by strangulation.
A Marion man was taken into custody after authorities say he broke into several residences in April.
Marion police officers are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for several crimes.
An 11-year-old boy was hurt Tuesday evening when he was hit by a vehicle on U.S. 70 West.
Folks in Old Fort are gearing up for Hollywood lights, cameras and action scenes to be filmed on Friday as part of the comedy “Untitled Armored Car Project.”
This fall, local voters will have three candidates to choose from as they pick their new members for the McDowell County Soil and Water Conservation District’s board of supervisors.
A late recruitment event at both middle schools will offer rising sixth- and seventh-graders who haven’t signed up for band one more chance to register for the class during the 2014-15 school year.
The McDowell Trails Association (MTA) invites the public to its annual meeting at the Marion Depot on Tuesday, July 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
For the 16th year in a row, one local organization is making sure students in McDowell County Public Schools have the supplies they need when the bell rings.
Foothills Community Theatre (FCT) recently announced shows for its 2014-15 season.
A suspect has been charged in a boating accident over the holiday weekend that sent one person to the hospital by helicopter.
The clock is ticking for one local animal organization to meet a state requirement needed to keep its dog rescue licensed.
Authorities said Monday an Old Fort man was charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of tubing from a Marion plant.
13-year-old Jessie Bowen has been located, according to the Marion Police Department.
This summer, folks in downtown Marion can enjoy surfing the web faster and more reliably while watching their kids play at the splash pad or the playground.
Disease Detective Camp, a summer enrichment program sponsored by GEAR UP in McDowell County Schools, recently ended its first session.
Moped owners could find themselves having to register and pay insurance on their scooters.
Phone service is currently out for a large part of the Dysartsville community in McDowell County. The Dysartsville Fire Department is being manned and citizens are asked to report emergencies to fire officials there if phone service is unavailable. Current projected time of restoration is 4 p.m. McDowell County Emergency Management is monitoring this situation and will pass on additional information as it becomes available.
On Friday, Marion will celebrate the nation’s 238th birthday with the traditional Independence Day parades and fireworks. Old Fort will have a parade too and fireworks for the first time in almost a decade.
Escaped convict Michael Calloway,39, of Buncombe County was captured after he was found swimming in Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, the Watauga Democrat reports.
Two people have been arrested and charged with drug possession, Old Fort authorities said Thursday.
Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who allegedly used a stolen debit card.
A slew of children were busy at work inside of MACA during a recent session of their Summer Art Camp.
One Career and Technical Education (CTE) course will no longer be offered at McDowell High School.
A young kitten will have a new chance at a happy life after the heroic actions of local citizens, police officers and city workers.
For the month of May, McDowell County reported a jobless rate of 7.2 percent, which is a slight increase from the month before.
The McDowell County Health Coalition, MEDA and the McDowell Chamber of Commerce will take part in a $25,000 research initiative with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that will seek to improve the health and wellness for local workers.
Discussions continued about the state of McDowell High School’s tennis courts at June’s McDowell County Board of Education meeting.
A convicted sex offender will spend at least two years behind bars after eluding authorities back in October.
The no-wake zone at Morgan Cove in Lake James is being expanded to make it safer and reduce the hazards at the cove's blind and narrow mouth.
Two pieces of antique furniture that are more than 175 years old and remarkably survived the great flood of 1916 have found a new home at Historic Carson House.
Individuals in Nebo can borrow a book without entering a library.
Four members of local emergency agencies attended a specialized training session in New Mexico this month.
The producers of a popular reality show are looking for some “Extreme Cheapskates” in McDowell County.
Two girls from Marion will reign as the senior and junior Rhododendron Queens for 2015.
McDowell detectives took a Marion man into custody after they say he was caught stealing copper from a residence.
Authorities said Friday a Marion woman was arrested for using a bad check to pay for dog grooming services.
A 911 call box installed at Sunnyvale Baptist Church on N.C. 80 is the first one of its kind in McDowell County.
Thanks to a grant from WNC Communities, local farmers, growers and homeowners alike will be able to use a new device for planting seeds in the soil which is more efficient and better for the environment.
A Marion man was taken into custody after police say he choked his girlfriend.
Rutherford Road in Marion was closed Thursday while crews worked on a utility pole that was struck by a vehicle early that morning.
According to McDowell County Emergency Management, Rutherford Road will be closed for most of today between Baldwin Avenue and South Main Street, due to a power company working on lines from to a previous motor vehicle accident.
McDowell detectives are advising residents to be aware of telephone scams reported locally, including one that cost a Marion woman thousands of dollars.
On Saturday, an all-class reunion will be held for those who attended North Cove High School.
A day-long manhunt in McDowell ended Tuesday evening when officers located a wanted parole absconder in another county.
Parents of elementary students won’t have to worry about the cost of breakfast or lunch during the 2014-15 school year.
Members of The McDowell Trails Association's (MTA)Board of Directors recently presented Baxter's North Cove facility’s Director of Business Human Relations Donna Meyer with a token of their appreciation.