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The Republic of South Korea wants to formally thank all those who fought to defend their country during the Korean War by presenting those veterans with a special medal. And that includes the Korean War veterans of McDowell County,
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marion will hold a special service on Sunday evening as a way of celebrating the hard work of migrant farm workers in McDowell County.
This weekend, the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will have its train show complete with train rides, model railroad layouts and numerous vendors. And Marion Mayor Steve Little will be among the presenters at this event.
A Marion car salesman has been indicted on 37 charges in Buncombe County.
Three Marion men were charged with stealing a motorcycle and selling it in another county.
The Marion Police Department Explorer program has been molding future law enforcement officers for many years, and organizers are looking for a few more participants.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Teachers were unpacking boxes, moving desks and getting classrooms ready at McDowell High School’s new ninth-grade academy on Wednesday.
Last week, the Pilot Club of Marion presented the first batch of the Vials of Life to the McDowell County Emergency Medical Services so that paramedics can better help local senior citizens and the homebound in critical moments.
On Tuesday, city of Marion officials announced some good economic news: local retail sales are up and Marion gained several new businesses during the past year.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help identifying this vehicle and its occupants, believed to have been at Riverside Food Mart when 95 gallons of gas was stolen from three trucks.
McDowell County officials met in closed session last week to talk about an ongoing litigation and the issuing of marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
A statewide task force announced Monday that a close link exists between economic, mental and physical health for rural communities in North Carolina. And a comprehensive action plan has been developed to address some of the health issues in rural places in the state.
At the Old Fort’s Board of Aldermen regular monthly meeting, new roofs, Andrews Geyser and town ordinances were discussed.
Cadets from McDowell High School NJROTC and nine other units from western North Carolina recently graduated from the 37th annual Basic Leadership Training course held at Camp Bud Schiele in Union Mills.
A McDowell couple was taken into custody after police say they discovered drugs in their car around their children.
Two people were transported to the hospital after their vehicles collided head-on Tuesday morning.
A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he severely injured his 3-month-old daughter.
The second annual McDowell County Job Fair will get underway in a brand new location at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Last year’s event, held in mid-November, was at the National Guard Armory. This year, however, organizers have moved the event to McDowell High School off of North Main Street in Marion.
A review of McDowell County Schools’ first Summer Reading Camp shows a majority of third-graders who attended benefitted from the new program, McDowell County Board of Education members learned at their August meeting.
McDowell detectives are still searching for answers in the slaying of a Marion man on Saturday.
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s office arrested a man early Sunday morning for allegedly committing murder.
For the remainder of August, MACA’s gallery will show a variety of photos from students in McDowell Technical Community College’s photography program.
County officials approved Monday the creation of a new after-school program for middle school students in McDowell County.
FOREST CITY — Facebook on Wednesday announced the opening and expansion of its 2014 local grants program in Western North Carolina.
A 70-year-old grandmother and her 6-year-old grandson who were reported missing Thursday in the Crooked Creek area were found unharmed hours later after a multi-agency search.
Tradition is a word that was passed around most during the first day of the 40th annual North Carolina Bluegrass Festival at Tom Johnson Rally Park.
Firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. at a home on Calvin Drive in Nebo.
The McDowell 911 Center has upgraded their protocol system in an effort to improve call quality in an emergency.
Administrative changes have been made at two different elementary schools in McDowell County for the 2014-15 school year.
The McDowell County’s Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing grandmother and her grandson.
Several McDowell agencies assisted Buncombe County authorities Tuesday evening when a suspect fled on foot across county lines and ended up being bitten by a police dog.
McDowell authorities charged two women with breaking into a storage building and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property.
Friends and associates are remembering significant contributions made by Marion businessman and civic leader Roger White.
Today, the 40th Annual North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival kicks off at Tom Johnson Rally Park with another impressive three-day lineup of pickers and singers.
Construction is nearing an end at McDowell High School.
McDowell Technical Community College will usher in a new movie series this weekend for a three-week trial run.
Eleven seniors recently joined GEAR UP facilitators Brook Thompson and Pat Gross to learn what they can do to prepare for life after high school graduation.
The McDowell County Commissioners did not talk about the issue of dog tethering at their regular Monday meeting even after one commissioner asked that it be placed on the agenda and around a dozen local residents showed up to discuss the matter,
Eastfield Global Magnet School is seeing breakfast participation grow, something the school attributes to McDowell County Schools decision to take part in the federal meals program known as Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
A Nebo woman was arrested Saturday night by local authorities after she kicked a Marion police officer in the head and broke out the rear passenger window of a patrol car, according to a report.
A Marion man imprisoned in the McDowell County jail was recently charged with misdemeanor possession of a telephone by an inmate.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood warning for McDowell. Here is the announcement: * AT 650 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED AN
High above in the sky, a drone is now offering a unique view of Old Fort.
A Forest City man who police say fired shots at a local night club last year had new charges filed against him.
A Marion woman was arrested after police found her behind the business she allegedly had just broken into.
Deputies are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect in the photos who took scrap metal and fencing material from 2133 Landis Lane in Nebo.
4:15 p.m. update:
A pharmacist at Walmart has been charged with stealing drugs, according to a report from the Marion Police Department.