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Thanks to help from community members and people from around the globe, youngster Colton Loftin has completed part of his project to help the elderly.
A new bill in the N.C. General Assembly seeks to raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction so that 16- and 17-year-olds who commit misdemeanors would be handled in the juvenile system and not charged as adults.
A new class at the NC Works Career Center is helping prepare and connect perspective employees with jobs in manufacturing.
9:10 p.m.: WLOS and The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the Black Mountain fire had consumed more than 500 acres near the McDowell County line.
A new martial arts school is opening in Marion.
Folks in the Old Glenwood Road area of McDowell County may have seen a big bright flame shooting up into the sky Monday.
Authorities still need the public’s help locating two local runaway teens.
An uncle is in trouble for tattooing his underage niece, authorities said on Monday.
After much planning and fund-raising, the Jubilee Arbor at Historic Carson House is finally being built.
Eighteen students from East McDowell Middle School, West McDowell Middle School and McDowell High School recently attended a special event at the UNC Asheville called Heartbeat.
In 2013, Arcadia Publishing released the book “Marion” as part of its “Images of America” series. That popular work, which was written and compiled by local author and researcher Kim Clark, featured more than 200 vintage photographs of Marion’s rich history, people and landmarks.
The most comprehensive research ever conducted into crash videos of teen drivers has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely a much more serious problem than previously known, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The unprecedented video analysis finds that distraction was a factor in nearly 6 out of 10 moderate-to-severe teen crashes, which is four times as many as official estimates based on police reports.
This Saturday, local youngsters will be able to hunt for Easter eggs and show off their Easter bonnets.
Two local schools were recently recognized by No Kid Hungry North Carolina for dramatic increases in breakfast participation.
The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a 2,200-acre prescribed burn in McDowell County.
Help catch these outlaws and earn some money.
Detective Andy Manis of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 41-year-old Brenda Joyce Hicks and 35-year-old Crystal Leigh Wilson, both of Seagle Street in Marion, with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering.
Investigators need the public’s help locating a man who is allegedly stealing from residences across the county.
Old Fort Elementary has found an interesting way to raise money for the Stuttering Foundation of America.
McDowell High NJROTC recently competed in the NJROTC Area 6 drill meet.
A measure introduced into the N.C. General Assembly to make the sales tax distribution fairer for rural and struggling counties is getting strong support from local officials in McDowell County.
By the time they crossed the finish line they were unrecognizable. Covered in mud, some battered and bruised, the triumphant finishers of the 2015 Bear Crawl Obstacle Course Race had raised more than $4,000 for the local nonprofit organization Aliveˆ3 (cubed).
A series of classes over the next few months will help folks learn how to grow their food “from plant to plate.”
McDowell High School’s Science Olympiad Team will soon be competing in the state Science Olympiad competition because of recent success at regionals.
Students at Pleasant Gardens Elementary recently gave modern news coverage to a tragedy that occurred more than 100 years ago.
A new children’s book about McDowell County’s most important historic site is now available for young and old to read.
A Marion father will face charges of child abuse after authorities found his children living in unsafe and unsanitary surroundings.
For the month of January 2015, McDowell County reported a jobless rate of 6 percent, which is almost unchanged from the month before.
Later this spring, the poetic creations by some local children will grace a wall on a building in the middle of downtown Marion.
A woman accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse from a grocery store will face a judge in McDowell County Superior Court after being indicted by the grand jury.
A lesson in history has inspired educators at East McDowell Middle School to raise money for a trip to Washington for special needs students.
Firefighters from the Marion Fire Department and other emergency officials were on the scene of a natural gas leak next to the First Baptist Church of Marion. The gas leak happened just after 2 p.m. today when a construction worker accidentally ruptured a natural gas line during the building of the new fellowship hall for the church. Children at the adjacent First Baptist Children’s Center were moved to the sanctuary for safety and the drive-through for Wells Fargo Bank was shut down. Firefighters contacted the natural gas company so the valve can be shut off. The company arrived on the scene at 2:41 p.m. (Photo by Mike Conley/McDowell News)
This Buick car overturned and ended up on its side shortly after noon on Friday. It was in traveling in the southbound lanes of the U.S. 221 Bypass just north of the Tate Street exit. The Marion Fire Department and the McDowell County EMS responded to the scene. Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol told The McDowell News at the scene that no one was transported by EMS to the hospital and the driver of the car ended up with a busted lip. (Photo by Mike Conley/McDowell News)
A regional artist will sign copies of her festive book “The Rabbits Dance” at MACA on Saturday.
This weekend, the Revolutionary War era will come alive at Davidson’s Fort Historic Park in Old Fort.
A former Florida man will face drug charges and more after authorities say they found a meth lab in his vehicle following a chase with N.C. Highway Patrol troopers Wednesday afternoon.
The 38th annual McDowell Fire, Rescue & EMS College will be held this weekend in McDowell County with more than 1,300 students already registered from across North Carolina and throughout the Southeastern United States.
Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office need help solving a $15,000 jewelry heist from a Marion home.
What’s in your medicine cabinet?
Members of the public are invited to an event meant to get their blood going.
As part of Sunshine Week 2015, we’ve compiled a list of 1,636 employees working for the state or local governments in McDowell County that together make nearly $65 million. These employees -- all making $25,000 or more -- have an average salary of $39,575. The McDowell News excluded those making under $25,000 from its list.
McDowell County’s first foreign exchange student from Saudi Arabia recently attended an event designed for the best of the best of foreign exchange students.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Marion City Council adopted the new rules about how and when police officers should unlock vehicles.
Investigators with the Marion Police Department are looking for the owner of this van, who didn’t commit a crime but was actually a Good Samaritan.
Both the newest section of the greenway and the Marion Community Building’s park will be closed for a few weeks so contractors can make improvements to them.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are trying to stop a theft suspect they say is preying on residents’ homes while they are in church.
The McDowell County Board of Education took a long look at the future of McDowell High School’s athletics program at its regular monthly meeting on Monday.
After 27 years of operation, McDowell Recycling will soon close its doors and its property, buildings and equipment will all be sold to the highest bidder.
Police are searching for a body after discovering a human skull off of Powerhouse Road near Lake James in Morganton.
Folks in McDowell and other nearby counties who are in need of home repairs can qualify for loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.