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Banking changes, the Rockett building, privilege licenses and Oktoberfest were among the topics discussed at the monthly Board of Aldermen meeting in Old Fort on Monday.
An update on new Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses shows that McDowell’s students are embracing the new programs.
The county’s new after-school club is up and running and even has a formal name and logo. County officials are also hoping more students will participate in the innovative effort.
Deputies charged a Marion man with stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothing from a home.
The Corpening Memorial YMCA will host four days of activities for folks 50 and older who want to stay active.
Republican challenger Thom Tillis lags behind U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as their race moves into its final leg, according to two polls released Monday.
Police found a note with the body of Anna Marie Smith, the Appalachian State student whose body was found by a couple about 11 days after her disappearance, investigators said.
An Old Fort man was recently charged with one felony count each of statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.
While Marion is having trouble finding new and productive tenants for old downtown buildings, two neighboring communities seem to have revitalized their downtowns.
The McDowell County Sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in locating two missing teens that may be in each other’s company.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating an 18-year-old who disappeared from her residence Saturday night.
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s department are looking for a 15-year-old who left home Saturday evening and hasn’t returned.
ARCHDALE, N.C. — Known for her smile, friendly hug and love of sunflowers, Anna Smith was remembered at a candlelight memorial service Sunday night.
HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A GoFundMe page was created to help Anna Marie Smith's parents cover the mounting costs they face.
BOONE, N.C. -- Boone police said about 5 p.m. that investigators believe the body of a missing Appalachian State University student from High Point was found Saturday morning.
Running a business is never easy.
Two Old Fort women were arrested and charged with stealing from their employer.
Authorities said Friday a Nebo man was arrested for allegedly stealing items from his father’s residence.
Marion police officers have charged a man with a sexual offense against a young child.
A Marion man was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex offenses.
BOONE, N.C. — At 1 a.m. every day, Daniel and Laurie Smith debrief volunteers in a hotel lobby in this college town, more than 100 miles from their home in High Point. The Smiths are still in the lobby when the hotel begins serving breakfast at 6:30 a.m.
BRISTOL, Va. – Two men backed a white Chevrolet truck into the lot of Smokey Mountain Barbeque and Grill in Bristol, Virginia last January, hooked up a custom-built stainless steel smoker and hit the road.
One of downtown Marion’s most historic and impressive structures could soon see a rebirth.
A Nebo man was taken into custody after authorities charged him with break-ins and thefts at five homes.
As Laughridge Furniture winds down 80 years of doing business, it leaves behind a very large void in downtown Marion. The imminent closing, due to the owner’s retirement, will result in three large empty buildings that will soon go on the real estate market.
Combine feuding families, a whiskey empire dependent on a secret ingredient and the failing health and mind of the keeper of that ingredient and you have the perfect mix for murder, mayhem and comedy. The Watermark Theater Collective is offering up that mix in “Eat, Drink and Be Murdered” an audience-participation murder mystery comedy.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need the public’s help identifying four people believed to have assaulted a couple of Old Fort residents while fishing on Sunday, Sept. 7.
GREENSBORO — N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis’ campaign accused U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday of ducking a proposed TV debate next month.
BOONE, N.C. — Eight days after their 18-year-old daughter was reported missing, the parents of Anna Smith continue to ask for the public’s help in finding the Appalachian State University student.
Two suspects were arrested last week with a stolen handgun and drugs, authorities said.
Officers arrested a couple they say broke into a storage building and stole thousands of dollars worth of property.
Editor’s note: The name of the student in the following story and certain details of the student’s life have been changed to protect his identity and privacy.
The McDowell County Commissioners agreed Monday to allow the Soil and Water Conservation District to move their offices into the MEDA building on South Garden Street, once it becomes vacant,
Two people from Gastonia have been charged with selling drugs to an undercover officer in McDowell County, authorities said Wednesday.
On Friday and Saturday, McDowell Technical Community College will hold a special fundraiser for Hospice of McDowell County and the program, A Safe Harbor.
BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State University officials are working to restore students' peace of mind as the search for a missing student continues.
RoAnn Bishop of Raleigh has been named the new director of the Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center in Old Fort.
Eighth-graders from East McDowell and West McDowell middle schools recently learned about water quality using one of McDowell County’s scenic waterways.
BOONE, N.C. -- Police now classify a missing Appalachian State University student as a possibly endangered person, according to a press release from the college.
An artist with local ties will showcase the stories and places that have made an impact on her life at MACA on Saturday.
An Old Fort woman was arrested for being married to multiple men at the same time and lying about it, authorities said Monday.
Police continue to search for a missing Appalachian State University student from High Point who has been missing since Sept. 3, according to a report from Fox 8 WGHP.
BOONE, N.C. -- Authorities searched several wooded areas on Appalachian State University's campus Saturday morning as college officials continue to look for missing student Anna M. Smith of Hight Point, according to the latest press release.
The Corpening Memorial YMCA wants to help local restaurants offer their customers “smart choices”
Eleven percent of third-graders in McDowell County were retained for not demonstrating reading proficiency on a third-grade level.
Nearly 50 people attended a meeting at the Old Fort Depot on Friday evening, most of them agreeing that Old Fort needs alcohol sales to promote economic growth.
McDowell authorities have arrested an Old Fort man on charges of child pornography, deputies said Friday.
Beginning Monday, a new transportation schedule will start at the high school and both middle schools, which school officials and local law enforcement hope will help traffic flow during afternoon dismissals.
McDowell County Schools Child Nutrition is seeing an increase in breakfast and lunch participation at elementary schools across the district.