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The home of Old Fort’s police chief was broken into on Thursday while his 10-year-old daughter was inside.
American music legend Ralph Stanley died Thursday at the age of 89 from complications of skin cancer. The music he and his late brother Carter made, what Ralph Stanley referred to as mountain music, helped develop the template for bluegrass. Scott Hollifield wrote the following column about Ralph Stanley in August 2008.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are plunging in the U.S. and worldwide Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The result stunned investors, who reacted by rushing to the safety of gold and U.S. government bonds as they wondered what will come next for Britain, Europe and the global economy.
LONDON (AP) — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.
The secretary of the N.C. Department of Administration (DOA) made a stop at McDowell’s domestic and sexual assault shelter, New HOPE, on Thursday to learn about how they serve the community and what needs they have.
Almost eight months after an 80-year-old Marion woman was robbed of thousands of dollars allegedly by her niece’s husband, a grand jury indicted the suspect on 46 felony counts of identity theft.
Morrow Insurance Agency Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Daniel C. “Dan” Mays effective June 27.
J. Thurman Padgham served the community where he grew up as an Old Fort alderman, a member of the McDowell Tech board of trustees and a newspaper publisher.
From McDowell County Emergency Management: Charter cable/phone customers may experience a disruption of service tonight starting between midnight and 6 a.m. This is due to repairs needing to be made to a damaged fiber line. Please share on your Facebook pages and let everyone know.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge acquitted a police van driver of all charges including "depraved-heart" murder on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station set off Baltimore's worst riots in decades.
At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Marion City Council agreed to help a new restaurant get started on the five lane which the owner says will bring something new and different to Marion.
Police charged a Marion man with exposing his privates to an 8-year-old girl and her mother.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An Ohio woman who went whitewater rafting in North Carolina has died of an infection after being exposed to an amoeba naturally present in warm fresh water.
A registered sex offender is now accused of choking a teenage boy, deputies said Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A new Gallup survey estimates that 123,000 same-sex marriages have taken place across the U.S. in the year since the Supreme Court ruling that legalized such unions nationwide.
The president of the Old Fort Chamber of Commerce declined to speak about the future of his organization at Monday night’s board of aldermen meeting, but elected officials took the opportunity to tout what they see as the town’s success.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI in Charlotte is trying to increase awareness of the dangers of sextortion, a type of online sexual exploitation.
On Saturday, the alumni of North Cove High School will gather again to reminisce, renew old ties and build a scholarship for future students.
McDowell High junior Brooke Ramsey is the North Carolina state winner in the Invest Write competition, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program that adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom.
McDowell County teacher Melissa Stout is participating in the 2016 Global Teachers program to South Africa.
An online fundraiser to rebuild a disabled veteran’s barn has received nearly $3,000 in just two weeks.
The board of directors from the Old Fort Chamber of Commerce said Monday they want to hear from their members before taking action to dissolve the non-profit organization.
A Marion man has been charged with four felonies after detectives said he continuously harasses his ex-girlfriend.
A free lunch program is available throughout the summer for children ages two through 18 at several sites throughout McDowell County.
Before graduation, 58 McDowell High School seniors accepted nearly $2.5 million in scholarships, financial aid and grants. During that evening, colleges, community organizations and school associations recognized students who had earned scholarships from their organizations. The following students were recognized:
Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion man following a hit-and-run accident after he pulled over to eat at a nearby restaurant.
The 2016 McDowell Senior Games was held April 25 through May 13.
The Old Fort Chamber of Commerce may soon cease to exist.
Authorities said Friday a man wanted on child sex charges turned himself in.
One of Marion’s favorite gathering spots was celebrated by the community as the best small business of the year.
On Saturday, Linville Falls Mountain Club will hold the summer debut of new homes complete with food, local artisans, wine, craft beer and a visit by North Carolina’s best-known artist, Bob Timberlake.
Authorities said Thursday they are advising local residents not to fall for a phone scam.
This Friday evening, the Rockabillys will kick off the 2016 Summer Concert Series in downtown Marion.
On Friday, Foothills Community Theatre will present a classic tale at MACA during its off main summer show “The Glass Menagerie.”
A prayer service and vigil held at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Marion provided support and condolences for victims and families of the Orlando, Fla. shooting massacre.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.
The McDowell County Board of Education voted to eliminate one CTE course and increase paid lunches by 10 cents at Monday night’s monthly meeting.
The McDowell Arts Council has some exciting camps coming up for kids looking to keep their creative wheels turning this summer.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials pulled four alligators from a lagoon at Walt Disney World after a 2-year-old boy was dragged into the water by an alligator near the upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa as his father frantically tried to rescue his son.
After holding a public hearing, the McDowell County Commissioners approved Monday a $40.8 million budget for fiscal year 2016-2017.
Nebo Elementary students presented curriculum from each grade level at their school to the McDowell Board of Education during their monthly meeting Monday night.
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marion at 329 South Main Street will hold a service of healing, reconciliation and hope for all the people of Orlando, Fla. and the country Wednesday at noon in the sanctuary of St. John’s.
Authorities said Tuesday they are looking for someone who dumped more than 520 pounds of food in Mill Creek.
A McDowell County murder mystery was revisited for a new series by TV channel Investigation Discovery on Friday.
An Old Fort man was hurt Friday in a motorcycle accident.
The N.C. Highway Patrol has identified the victim of Friday’s fatal motorcycle crash on N.C. 80.
Authorities said Monday they arrested a 19-year-old Marion man and charged him with shooting into a residence, possession of marijuana and assault on a female.
Three students at East McDowell Middle School were recently awarded the highest honor given to students at the school.