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Report: Fugitive caught driving stolen car

Old Fort authorities said they arrested a wanted man driving a stolen car.

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Thursday 07/28/2016
Car plows into parked vehicle
Posted: July 28, 2016

A Marion woman got a rude awakening Thursday morning when a car slammed into her parked vehicle and ended up in her yard.

Wednesday 07/27/2016
Report: Marion man charged with stealing SUV
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Authorities said Wednesday they arrested a Marion man for stealing a Ford Explorer.

Tuesday 07/26/2016
No hate, just hugs and ‘kisses’
Posted: July 26, 2016

After weeks of bloodshed across the country and clashes between police and citizens, some McDowell county residents are showing their support for local law enforcement in their own way.

Three cars collide on Sugar Hill Road
Updated: July 26, 2016 - 4:30 pm

A three-car collision happened Tuesday on Sugar Hill Road after one driver apparently blacked out behind the wheel.

Two missing from therapeutic boarding school
Updated: July 27, 2016 - 1:25 pm

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for two 17 years olds who reportedly left SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort early Tuesday morning.

Monday 07/25/2016
Marion man wanted on larceny charges
Posted: July 25, 2016

McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are searching for 23-year-old Dylan Ryan Grindstaff, whose last known address was 88 Riverview Acres Drive in Marion.

Report: Thief drives in on tractor, out on golf course
Updated: July 25, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Authorities said Monday they searched an hour and a half on Friday for a Marshall man accused of stealing a tractor then a golf cart and eventually fleeing on foot.

Thursday 07/21/2016
Horse put down after being shot
Posted: July 21, 2016

An Old Fort family is offering a cash reward for information on who shot their horse.

Report: Kids had meth in systems
Updated: July 21, 2016 - 2:31 pm

Authorities said Thursday they arrested a Marion couple after their two sons tested positive for meth.

Wednesday 07/20/2016
Group protests recent murder conviction
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 3:27 pm

Members of a Charlotte-based civil rights group and community members held a press conference outside the McDowell County courthouse Wednesday morning to protest a recent murder conviction.

Report: Marion men charged in month-long crime spree
Updated: July 20, 2016 - 2:47 pm

Authorities said Wednesday they arrested two Marion men connected to a month-long stealing spree.

Tuesday 07/19/2016
Report: Marion teen breaks in, steals food
Updated: July 19, 2016 - 12:43 pm

A 16-year-old reported missing from a group home is accused of breaking into a building and eating the food inside.

Monday 07/18/2016
Leroy helps tiniest victims
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:32 pm

A service dog trained by Canine Companions for Independence is being used as a furry aid in court cases involving children.

Marion robbery suspect captured
Updated: July 18, 2016 - 4:45 pm

Authorities said they arrested the suspect who allegedly robbed a Virginia woman and hit her with his truck on Friday morning.

Sunday 07/17/2016
Did you hear that? A few items from the police scanner this week
Posted: July 17, 2016

Each day, McDowell News staffers listen to the police scanner for goings-on around the community. And, many times, we hear something, look at each other and say, did we hear that correctly? We decided to jot down a few of the calls throughout the week and share them with our readers. The time of each call is approximate.

Friday 07/15/2016
Advisory: Deputies looking for dumping suspect
Posted: July 15, 2016

McDowell County Sheriff’s deputies are hunting for the people responsible for dumping a pile of shingles in North Cove.

Report: Marion woman found with meth, pistol
Posted: July 15, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion woman for possessing meth and carrying a concealed weapon.

Robbery turns into hit-and-run
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 3:30 pm

Police are investigating a robbery and hit-and-run at Love’s Truck Stop that sent a Virginia woman to the hospital.

Advisory: Old Fort teen missing
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 1:15 pm

Authorities continue their search for a teen that ran away from home last month.

Thursday 07/14/2016
Suspect stole medication from regional hospital
Posted: July 14, 2016

ASHEVILLE – The SBI’s Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit is investigating multiple thefts at area hospitals along the Interstate 26 corridor. The thefts occurred during the late evening or early morning hours at hospitals in Buncombe, Henderson and Transylvania counties.

Marion firefighter assaulted at Wal-Mart
Updated: July 15, 2016 - 9:58 am

*CORRECTION: In Thursday's article, it stated that Mark Revis was punched from behind by Donald Taylor in his assault. The article has been correct to reflect that Revis was punched once in the face by Taylor, then fell and hit his head on the pavement, according to Lt. Jamie Harklerode of the Marion Police Department.

Report: Old Fort woman charged with larceny of Oxycodone
Updated: July 14, 2016 - 3:09 pm

Authorities said Thursday they arrested an Old Fort woman for stealing Oxycodone from the clinic where she worked.

Wednesday 07/13/2016
Report: Side-swipe at Animal Hospital
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 4:19 pm

Authorities responded to a traffic accident near the Marion Animal Hospital Wednesday afternoon that sent one person to the hospital.

Report: 180 pot plants found in Old Fort
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 1:35 pm

A follow-up on information about patches of marijuana being grown in Old Fort led officers to seize 180 plants.

Tuesday 07/12/2016
Report: Morganton man steals in Nebo
Updated: July 12, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Authorities said Tuesday they arrested a Morganton man for stealing tools and causing damage to a construction site in Nebo.

Monday 07/11/2016
Man lying on tracks struck by train
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 5:14 pm

Authorities said Monday a man was struck by a train on Mill Creek Road Saturday morning.

Report: Marion sex offender busted again
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 3:16 pm

Authorities said Monday they arrested a registered Marion sex offender for using social media websites.

Marion woman crashes in Burke
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 3:21 pm

NEWS HERALD - A Marion woman was taken into custody after flipping her truck while driving on Interstate 40 westbound in Burke County on Monday morning.

Sunday 07/10/2016
Did you hear that? A few items from the police scanner this week
Posted: July 10, 2016

Each day, McDowell News staffers listen to the police scanner for goings-on around the community. And, many times, we hear something, look at each other and say, did we hear that correctly? We decided to jot down a few of the calls throughout the week and share them with our readers. The time of each call is approximate.

Saturday 07/09/2016
Charges mount for Marion man
Posted: July 09, 2016

A Marion man previously arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend has been charged with possessing firearms as a felon and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Friday 07/08/2016
Marion man on scooter busted for meth
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 3:55 pm

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion man for possessing meth and marijuana while riding his scooter.

Investigators looking for sword and gun thief
Updated: July 08, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Detectives are looking for information about a residential break-in where a gun and swords were stolen.

Thursday 07/07/2016
Report: Old Fort man charged with 2014 break-in
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 3:28 pm

Authorities said Thursday they arrested an Old Fort man and charged him with breaking into a home two years ago.

Missing from DSS custody: 16-year-old David Whittington
Updated: July 07, 2016 - 2:55 pm

McDowell Department of Social Services is looking for 16-year-old David Whittington.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
Amateur radio group participates in National Field Day
Posted: July 06, 2016

McDowell Amateur Radio Association (MARA), of 29 North Garden Street, Marion, participated in an annual Field Day hosted by the American Radio Relay League, a noncommercial organization of radio amateurs across the U.S. Thirteen members in McDowell County worked for 24 hours around the clock to make as many contacts across North America as possible. One participant sent Morse code for the entire 24 hours.

Marion woman snared in Yancey drug bust
Updated: July 06, 2016 - 3:50 pm

Authorities in Yancey County arrested 13 suspects in a drug bust, including one woman from McDowell County.

Tuesday 07/05/2016
UPDATE: Autopsy reveals Nebo man died of natural causes
Updated: July 05, 2016 - 4:58 pm

4:36 p.m.: Officials with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office said Monday afternoon an autopsy revealed Dennis Keith Yelton died of natural causes.

Monday 07/04/2016
McDowell car chase ends with drug arrest
Posted: July 04, 2016

A Wake County man is under a $100,000 bond after running from troopers and getting busted with drugs in McDowell County.

Sunday 07/03/2016
Did you hear that? A few items from the police scanner this week
Posted: July 03, 2016

Each day, McDowell News staffers listen to the police scanner for goings-on around the community. And, many times, we hear something, look at each other and say, did we hear that correctly? We decided to jot down a few of the calls throughout the week and share them with our readers. The time of each call is approximate.

Saturday 07/02/2016
Police: Man assaults, strangles girlfriend
Posted: July 02, 2016

A Marion man is being held without bond after police said he assaulted and strangled his girlfriend.

Sheriff: Have fun but keep it safe
Posted: July 02, 2016

With the July 4th weekend upon us, McDowell County Sheriff Dudley Greene asks all citizens to join him in making holiday happy, enjoyable and safe for everyone.

Friday 07/01/2016
Drug charges for Old Fort man
Updated: July 01, 2016 - 4:51 pm

An Old Fort man on federal probation was busted with methamphetamine recently, according to deputies.

Wednesday 06/29/2016
Police: Two charged with stealing TVs; third suspect being sought
Updated: June 29, 2016 - 1:49 pm

Can you help find the truck or the driver who helped two others steal property from a storage unit?

Tuesday 06/28/2016
Six hurt in Tuesday crash
Posted: June 28, 2016

Six people were transported to the hospital after a blue van and a white car collided on U.S. 70 West Tuesday afternoon in front of Grace Community Church.

Police: Suspect cashes paycheck twice
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 6:03 pm

An Old Fort man is charged with trying to cash his paycheck twice, Marion police said.

Man charged with meth possession
Posted: June 28, 2016

During a routine traffic stop, investigators discovered a small amount of drugs in a Marion man’s car, deputies said Tuesday.

Defendant guilty of murdering Marion man
Updated: June 28, 2016 - 5:35 pm

An Avery County man will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting and killing a Marion man over methamphetamine.

Body found near Lake James
Posted: June 28, 2016

A body found near Lake James has sparked an investigation into the cause of death.

Monday 06/27/2016
Marion woman charged with 7 felonies
Posted: June 27, 2016

A Marion woman is charged with seven felonies after police said she stole her friend’s credit card and went shopping.