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Mission Health has lifted its visitor restriction policy at its member hospitals and affiliates in western North Carolina, including McDowell Hospital. But some limitations remain as the incidence of the flu is still a concern.
McDowell’s Department of Social Services gave a report last week to the County Commissioners about how their agency is “people focused and service driven.”
A cast iron pan left on a stove was the cause of an afternoon fire on Grove Street in Marion, resident Ann Parker said as she stood outside of her burning home.
A Marion man was found not guilty in court after being charged in 2013 for possessing a large amount of drugs.
A Marion man has been jailed for allegedly stabbing another man, deputies said Monday.
Narcotics detective Eric Rodriguez was named Officer of the Year for the Marion Police Department and was recognized for his efforts in several big cases in McDowell last year.
A former member of the Marion City Council may seek a seat on the Asheville City Council this year.
With the new year of 2015, the Maxwell M. Corpening Jr. Memorial YMCA is announcing some changes and expansions in its programs.
A Marion woman will spend the next five to seven years behind bars for shooting and injuring her husband.
A grand jury that recently inspected the McDowell County Courthouse had a message for county commissioners: Build a new one.
Deputies said Friday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly strangling his 6-year-old son.
Folks who attend McDowell County Board of Education meetings will now get to hear a monthly report on the projects and repairs that local schools require.
A Marion teenager is behind bars after allegedly abusing his 2-month-old son, deputies said Thursday.
Near the greenway, the McDowell House is also undergoing some changes in addition to the new paved entrance and parking lot.
For the most part, the second and latest phase of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway is complete. Workers got it ready well ahead of schedule and folks are already enjoying it.
The McDowell Rotary Club wants to strike out student homelessness with a fun-filled event this Sunday,
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating Robert Scott Cowart, 41, of 285 Deep Woods Drive in Marion, who is wanted for felony larceny by employee and felony obtaining property by false pretense.
Editor's note: The following is a feature provided by The McDowell News in conjunction with McDowell County Crimestoppers. On a rotating basis, members of local law enforcement agencies will submit unsolved crimes for publication. Investigators hope citizens can provide the missing pieces that will solve these offenses and/or help apprehend those responsible. The Crimestoppers Spotlight feature will run each week in The McDowell News.
SAVANNAH, GA—A third suspect has been arrested and charged in the death of a Marion man whose body was found near a highway in Savannah, Ga. on Dec. 23.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the western North Carolina Foothills.
The city of Marion is about to start replacing thousands of water meters used for homes, small businesses and other buildings.
A home in Pleasant Gardens burned Wednesday afternoon as multiple fire departments and rescue crews fought the blaze.
The Old Fort Board of Aldermen discussed several town improvements, along with the grand opening of the bridge at Catawba Falls during Tuesday’s monthly meeting at Town Hall.
The driver of a motorcycle was taken to the hospital after a car ran a red light Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Deputies arrested a Marion woman who they say stole coins from her mother-in-law.
Around 20 to 30 residents of the Airport Road community spoke to the Marion City Council Tuesday evening about the proposed 60-unit Harrison Terrace apartment complex, with the majority of them saying they were against it.
Over a million dollars in grant money will be used over the next three years to help middle school students and teachers better connect after school.
Some of McDowell’s youngest artists will present their work at an upcoming reception at MACA.
Editor’s note: The McDowell News is highlighting agencies supported by the United Fund.
A Marion couple has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies seized 47 animals from their residence last week.
A Nebo mother is charged with abusing her 7-year-old daughter, authorities said on Tuesday.
A McDowell County government employee was arrested for allegedly stealing money from the tag office, deputies said on Tuesday.
After publication of Tuesday’s story on the investigation into the care of a local herd of horses, veterinarian Justin Jornigan said some of the information supplied to The McDowell News by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office was not an accurate interpretation of his findings.
On this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, local leaders and citizens were challenged to use their lives in changing their community.
A vehicle stop led Old Fort authorities to a stash of meth, police said on Monday.
SAVANNAH, Ga. —A three-week investigation into the death of a Marion, N.C. man whose body was found near Georgia Highway 204 on Dec. 23 has led to murder charges against two suspects.
Old Fort authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects or vehicles involved in a gas drive-off earlier this month.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a federal, state and local holiday that honors the late civil rights leader who fought and struggled for equality and justice for all.
A frenzy of social media posts and calls to authorities have forced an investigation into care for a herd of horses off Ashworth Road in Marion.
The Marion City Council will consider Tuesday some new rules that will allow for an indoor firing and archery range. City officials will talk about creating some new residential districts in Marion too.
A Marion man was busted with a stash of drugs, guns and cash after a two-year investigation by the McDowell County Drug Task Force, authorities said Friday.
An Asheville mother was arrested for allegedly kidnapping her son and stealing the father’s truck, according to deputies on Friday.
Police have arrested two women in connection with the theft of an 80-year-old woman’s purse at Ingles on Jan 9.
RALEIGH – More than 90 of the state’s 115 local superintendents stood together on Tuesday to unveil the “North Carolina Guide to Strengthening Our Public Schools.”
Smoky Mountain LME/MCO is currently offering officers in western North Carolina training that will help them better communicate with people dealing with mental illness.
A Nebo man was arrested by Morganton officers on drug charges after allegedly causing a disturbance at a hotel.
A lesson in genetics recently left some students at West McDowell Middle School with a bad taste in their mouths.
North Carolina's new environmental secretary has replaced two assistant secretaries at the state agency. This means that Mitch Gillespie will be taking on a new job as director of western outreach for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
At their regular meeting on Monday, the McDowell County Commissioners heard more about Mission Health’s plan to build a new McDowell Hospital right in front of the existing 32-year-old structure.
Chuck Abernathy, who’s been the county manager for 28 years, announced Monday at the McDowell County Commission meeting that he plans to retire from that job later this year and start working full time as the economic development director or executive director of MEDA.