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Authorities said Tuesday they arrested a Marion man on drug charges while being served with a warrant.

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At approximately 4:03 p.m., Woodlawn-Sevier Fire Department, McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue Squad and the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to a rollover accident on U.S. 221 North. The driver of the blue Ford Escape was taken to Mission Hospital for her injuries.

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The burning ban for McDowell County has been lifted. We still encourage you to be careful when doing any open burning. Please have a perimeter cleared out around area you are burning, Have a water hose at hand and a rake to cover left over ashes with dirt/soil. 

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A Marion man charged with breaking into his friend’s home, stealing $1,000 in property and allegedly assaulting a fellow inmate was found guilty and given at least four years in prison.

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A Marion man with a long criminal history – including a second-degree murder conviction --  faces numerous charges stemming from a knife attack last year, and a chase in October that left him seriously injured.

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McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating the people who stole approximately $5,000 worth of antiques from a storage building.

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THE NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN RALEIGH NC HAS ISSUED A CODE RED AIR QUALITY ACTION DAY FOR FINE PARTICULATES...IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT.

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According to a press release by Thompson's Eastern Montana Type Two Incident Management Team, the fire on Clear Creek Road is currently 10 percent contained and estimated at 2,006 acres. 224 personnel are on scene to battle the flames.

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The fire that broke out off Clear Creek Road over the weekend had burned nearly 1,200 acres by Tuesday afternoon and more acreage would surely be consumed over night, emergency officials said.

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Authorities are advising Marion citizens to keep their doors locked and valuables nearby as break-ins continue to rise as the holiday season approaches.