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Woman charged with stealing from neighbor

A Marion woman has been charged with stealing her neighbor’s property, authorities said on Friday.

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Thursday 07/10/2014
Carolina Cross Connection looking for projects
Posted: July 10, 2014

This summer, the young volunteers with the Carolina Cross Connection are back in McDowell County to help deserving folks with their minor home repairs.

Police: Marion man assaults wife, child
Posted: July 10, 2014

Officer Matthew Huggins, of the Marion Police Department, charged Michael Thomas Brown, 38, of Clinchfield Loop, Marion, with assault on a female, false imprisonment, assault on a child under 12, and felony assault by strangulation.

Marion man charged with 3 break-ins
Posted: July 10, 2014

A Marion man was taken into custody after authorities say he broke into several residences in April.

Police: Help us find wanted man
Posted: July 10, 2014

Marion police officers are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for several crimes.

Wednesday 07/09/2014
Boy, 11, struck by car
Posted: July 09, 2014

An 11-year-old boy was hurt Tuesday evening when he was hit by a vehicle on U.S. 70 West.

Galifianakis project filming on Friday
Posted: July 09, 2014

Folks in Old Fort are gearing up for Hollywood lights, cameras and action scenes to be filmed on Friday as part of the comedy “Untitled Armored Car Project.”

Race set for Soil and Water board
Posted: July 09, 2014

This fall, local voters will have three candidates to choose from as they pick their new members for the McDowell County Soil and Water Conservation District’s board of supervisors.

Middle school bands accepting new members before band camp
Posted: July 09, 2014

A late recruitment event at both middle schools will offer rising sixth- and seventh-graders who haven’t signed up for band one more chance to register for the class during the 2014-15 school year.

McDowell Trails Association to hold public meeting
Posted: July 09, 2014

The McDowell Trails Association (MTA) invites the public to its annual meeting at the Marion Depot on Tuesday, July 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Operation Backpack accepting school supply donations
Posted: July 08, 2014

For the 16th year in a row, one local organization is making sure students in McDowell County Public Schools have the supplies they need when the bell rings.

Foothills Community Theatre announces lineup
Posted: July 08, 2014

Foothills Community Theatre (FCT) recently announced shows for its 2014-15 season.

Woman airlifted to hospital on July 4
Updated: July 08, 2014 - 4:59 pm

A suspect has been charged in a boating accident over the holiday weekend that sent one person to the hospital by helicopter.

Monday 07/07/2014
Animal rescue group asks for public's help
Posted: July 07, 2014

The clock is ticking for one local animal organization to meet a state requirement needed to keep its dog rescue licensed.

Authorities: Suspect sold it for $2,000
Posted: July 07, 2014

Authorities said Monday an Old Fort man was charged with stealing thousands of dollars worth of tubing from a Marion plant.

Sunday 07/06/2014
Update: Missing 13-year-old girl found
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 11:24 am

13-year-old Jessie Bowen has been located, according to the Marion Police Department.

Saturday 07/05/2014
City of Marion upgrades downtown Wi-Fi
Posted: July 05, 2014

This summer, folks in downtown Marion can enjoy surfing the web faster and more reliably while watching their kids play at the splash pad or the playground.

Disease Detectives: McDowell students look at health topics during GEAR UP camp
Posted: July 05, 2014

Disease Detective Camp, a summer enrichment program sponsored by GEAR UP in McDowell County Schools, recently ended its first session.

Bill could impact moped owners in McDowell, across NC
Posted: July 05, 2014

Moped owners could find themselves having to register and pay insurance on their scooters.

Friday 07/04/2014
Phone service out for Dysartsville community in McDowell
Updated: July 04, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Phone service is currently out for a large part of the Dysartsville community in McDowell County. The Dysartsville Fire Department is being manned and citizens are asked to report emergencies to fire officials there if phone service is unavailable. Current projected time of restoration is 4 p.m. McDowell County Emergency Management is monitoring this situation and will pass on additional information as it becomes available.

Thursday 07/03/2014
Old Fort, Marion host Fourth of July festivities
Posted: July 03, 2014

On Friday, Marion will celebrate the nation’s 238th birthday with the traditional Independence Day parades and fireworks. Old Fort will have a parade too and fireworks for the first time in almost a decade.

Caldwell County inmate escapes prison
Updated: July 03, 2014 - 8:32 pm

Escaped convict Michael Calloway,39, of Buncombe County was captured after he was found swimming in Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, the Watauga Democrat reports.

Two face charges of drug possession
Posted: July 03, 2014

Two people have been arrested and charged with drug possession, Old Fort authorities said Thursday.

Authorities seek ID of alleged card thief
Posted: July 03, 2014

Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help identifying a woman who allegedly used a stolen debit card.

Wednesday 07/02/2014
MACA Summer Art Camp participants create pottery, sculptures
Posted: July 02, 2014

A slew of children were busy at work inside of MACA during a recent session of their Summer Art Camp.

Collision repair program discontinued
Posted: July 02, 2014

One Career and Technical Education (CTE) course will no longer be offered at McDowell High School.

Tuesday 07/01/2014
Kitten rescued from drainage ditch
Posted: July 01, 2014

A young kitten will have a new chance at a happy life after the heroic actions of local citizens, police officers and city workers.

State reports 7.2 percent jobless rate for McDowell
Posted: July 01, 2014

For the month of May, McDowell County reported a jobless rate of 7.2 percent, which is a slight increase from the month before.

Researchers to look at workplace health in McDowell
Posted: July 01, 2014

The McDowell County Health Coalition, MEDA and the McDowell Chamber of Commerce will take part in a $25,000 research initiative with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that will seek to improve the health and wellness for local workers.

Board hears plans for repairing tennis courts
Posted: July 01, 2014

Discussions continued about the state of McDowell High School’s tennis courts at June’s McDowell County Board of Education meeting.

Monday 06/30/2014
Fails to register, goes to prison
Posted: June 30, 2014

A convicted sex offender will spend at least two years behind bars after eluding authorities back in October.

No-wake zone expands at Morgan Cove
Posted: June 30, 2014

The no-wake zone at Morgan Cove in Lake James is being expanded to make it safer and reduce the hazards at the cove's blind and narrow mouth.

Carson House's antique collection grows
Posted: June 30, 2014

Two pieces of antique furniture that are more than 175 years old and remarkably survived the great flood of 1916 have found a new home at Historic Carson House.

Nebo program lets folks swap books any time
Posted: June 30, 2014

Individuals in Nebo can borrow a book without entering a library.

Saturday 06/28/2014
Local officers, emergency personnel get specialized training
Posted: June 28, 2014

Four members of local emergency agencies attended a specialized training session in New Mexico this month.

Marion native casting locally for reality TV show
Posted: June 28, 2014

The producers of a popular reality show are looking for some “Extreme Cheapskates” in McDowell County.

Girls from Marion win Rhododendron Queen titles, Miss Congeniality
Posted: June 28, 2014

Two girls from Marion will reign as the senior and junior Rhododendron Queens for 2015.

Friday 06/27/2014
Marion man charged with stealing copper wire
Posted: June 27, 2014

McDowell detectives took a Marion man into custody after they say he was caught stealing copper from a residence.

Dog groomed, owner charged
Posted: June 27, 2014

Authorities said Friday a Marion woman was arrested for using a bad check to pay for dog grooming services.

Thursday 06/26/2014
Church, emergency officials, others partner for safety
Posted: June 26, 2014

A 911 call box installed at Sunnyvale Baptist Church on N.C. 80 is the first one of its kind in McDowell County.

Grant brings no-till drill to McDowell
Posted: June 26, 2014

Thanks to a grant from WNC Communities, local farmers, growers and homeowners alike will be able to use a new device for planting seeds in the soil which is more efficient and better for the environment.

Man charged with assaulting girlfriend
Posted: June 26, 2014

A Marion man was taken into custody after police say he choked his girlfriend.

Wreck brings down pole, closes road
Posted: June 26, 2014

Rutherford Road in Marion was closed Thursday while crews worked on a utility pole that was struck by a vehicle early that morning.

Rutherford Road closed today
Posted: June 26, 2014

According to McDowell County Emergency Management, Rutherford Road will be closed for most of today between Baldwin Avenue and South Main Street, due to a power company working on lines from to a previous motor vehicle accident.

Wednesday 06/25/2014
Marion woman conned out of thousands of dollars
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 9:56 pm

McDowell detectives are advising residents to be aware of telephone scams reported locally, including one that cost a Marion woman thousands of dollars.

North Cove graduates from across the decades to gather
Updated: June 25, 2014 - 6:00 pm

On Saturday, an all-class reunion will be held for those who attended North Cove High School.

Wanted suspect arrested in Burke
Posted: June 25, 2014

A day-long manhunt in McDowell ended Tuesday evening when officers located a wanted parole absconder in another county.

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Elementary program begins this year
Posted: June 24, 2014

Parents of elementary students won’t have to worry about the cost of breakfast or lunch during the 2014-15 school year.

Employees honored for greenway trailblazers
Posted: June 24, 2014

Members of The McDowell Trails Association's (MTA)Board of Directors recently presented Baxter's North Cove facility’s Director of Business Human Relations Donna Meyer with a token of their appreciation.

Update: Manhunt suspect captured in Burke County
Updated: June 24, 2014 - 9:59 pm

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