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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring the insistence of voters in both parties on shaking up American politics.
Hospitality and Tourism students at McDowell High School are diving right into the service industry.
Members of the McDowell County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to open Foothills Community School, a new school housed at West McDowell Middle School that would promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
McDowell County officials have made progress on finding a possible location for a shooting range after the idea was first proposed last month.
A Nebo woman is in a medically-induced coma after partially ejecting from her vehicle Monday afternoon.
Students in Melissa Smith's fourth period math class at McDowell High School are currently conducting different surveys on a modern day issues.
Due to an emergency response exercise, the local Health Department will be closed Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A Morganton man has been charged with beating a Marion man and sending him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, deputies said Tuesday.
CHARLOTTE — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said Tuesday that he's "sore loser," but defended walking out of a press conference after the Super Bowl by saying he didn't feel like talking to the media after Carolina's 24-10 loss to the Denver Broncos.
A Marion man who authorities say violated a domestic violence protection order multiple times has been jailed under a $3.9 million bond.
The McDowell County Board of Education voted tonight to establish a STEM magnet school called Foothills Community School, which will be housed at West McDowell Middle. Students in grades six through eight will be able to apply and around 150 applicants will be accepted. The school will focus on problem-based learning. Find out more on Tuesday right here at www.mcdowellnews.com.
Family, friends and civil rights leaders joined forces at the McDowell County Courthouse Monday in support of four black men accused of statutory rape for having sex with a 15-year-old girl last year.
A Marion woman lost her life after a fire in her home early Saturday morning.
A convicted sex offender is back behind bars, this time for violating registry rules, authorities said Monday.
On Monday, McDowell County officially received the designation as a Work Ready Community, which seeks to develop a better workforce and help employers find trained and talented people ready to work.
»A genealogy class focusing on Africa-American families will be taught by Jane Gouge at the McDowell Public Library’s downstairs meeting room today from 5:30-6:45 p.m. and Thursday from 3-6:45 p.m. The class will focus on materials in the Abe Simmons Genealogy and NC History Room as well as online resources.
Activists with the civil rights group THUG (True Healing Under God) are planning a press conference today at the McDowell County Courthouse at 1:15 p.m.
“Mountain View provided me a unique and valuable privilege that I will never forget and always celebrate. I gladly wave goodbye to segregation, but black schools worked. Self-fulfilling prophecy is a reality, and those educators taught and treated us in a way that fostered pride and dignity within ourselves without engendering hate or resentment toward others. “
A different way of creating art had fourth- and fifth-graders from Nebo Elementary getting creative.
Improvements to downtown festivals and events, safer streets and roads and a possible third mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery were just a few of the items discussed in detail last week by the Marion City Council.
McDowell County Schools along with support from McDowell Technical Community College and Duke Energy held the Third Annual STEAM Expo on Saturday, Jan. 30. During the expo, student’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math projects were on display. Different presenters were also on site to share different science demonstrations with members of the public. The following students were recognized during awards ceremonies at this year’s event.
A man was Tased and arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident and walking toward an officer with a knife, according to a report by from the Marion Police Department.
Four people are charged with firing a gun at a house and hitting one of the residents, deputies said Friday.
The McDowell County Board of Education will meet on Monday in the Central Office boardroom at 6:30 p.m.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need information to help solve an assault early Friday morning that left a Marion man with serious injuries.
A former mental health patient at Cedarbrook Residential Center in Nebo was sentenced to a decade in prison for killing his roommate at the facility in 2009.
A high school student was arrested on a felony charge for having a handgun in his car on school property, deputies said Thursday.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Smith has proven that he’s as versatile as they come, which earned him the title Officer of the Year for 2015.
Subway in Old Fort opened its doors on Wednesday to provide a fresh alternative in fast-food eating.
The fourth person charged in a counterfeit money scam was taken into custody Wednesday night.
On Monday, members of the public are invited to an event that will showcase the work of McDowell Technical Community College’s Advertising and Graphic Design students at MACA.
Both sections of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway are closed due to flooding along the Catawba River.
College financial aid officers and specialists will be available at McDowell Technical Community College on Saturday, Feb. 20, to help high school seniors, their families, and college students complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online.
From October through December of last year, Marion saw five new businesses open while two closed their doors. In addition, other local businesses have either moved to new and better locations in Marion or are seeking to expand.
For the month of December 2015, McDowell County reported a jobless rate of 5.1 percent, which is almost unchanged from the month before and very close to the statewide rate.
All day Wednesday, heavy rains and flash flooding caused problems around McDowell County.
One man is charged with returning items he stole from Wal-Mart and receiving cash for them, according to a report from Marion police.
A Nebo man is charged with drug possession after deputies stopped his vehicle for being suspicious.
The latest at 2:30 p.m.: Emergency Management reports Gilbert Byrd Road in Nebo and Marlowe Road in Glenwood are currently blocked due to high water. Polly Spout Road has been shut down at request of Glenwood Fire Chief due to potential high water threat from a private pond. The EOC has fielded multiple calls related to damage from high water.
A flood watch has been issued Wednesday morning through 7 p.m. by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Greenville-Spartanburg.
As he got ready to retire, Dr. Shamshad Ali spent much of his time taking down the hundreds of photos that hung on the walls of his waiting room. Each one showed a child or teen needing his care during his more than 30 years of practicing pediatric medicine. Through vaccinations, infections and other childhood diseases, Ali has been there to care for many of McDowell’s youngsters.
After a night of partying and drinking, police said, a Marion man allegedly broke into his friend’s house while he was asleep, assaulted him and stole $1,000 worth of his property.
A proposed $2 billion bond issue could result in $4.5 million for McDowell Technical Community College and approximately $3 million for Lake James State Park.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for theft suspects who struck in the Veterans Drive area last month and stole backpacks, tennis shoes, chainsaws and other items.
McDowell deputies said Tuesday they are searching for a fourth suspect involved in a counterfeit money ring.
A small family-owned farm in McDowell County will be able to stay open year-round and expand its operations thanks to a $6,000 grant from WNC Agricultural Options.
A Marion man faces additional charges for allegedly abusing a young girl for nearly a decade, authorities said Monday.
Got a tip but can’t make a phone call? Now you can simply text 274637 (CRIMES) and report it to McDowell County Crimestoppers.
Justin Nojan Sullivan, the Morganton teen who was charged by the federal government on June 19, 2015, with helping the terrorist organization ISIL, was indicted by a Burke County grand jury Monday afternoon in the murder of 74-year-old John Bailey Clark.
If you hear your stomach growling, it might be time for a fill up at Old Fort’s newest eatery.