McDowell County sheriff’s deputies have charged five high school students with possessing marijuana on school grounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Clear Creek Fire has seen massive progress in the last several days and is now near containment as rains are expected to soak the area authorities said Monday.
Members of the McDowell community met with emergency agencies on Tuesday evening to discuss the 2,000-plus acre fire on Clear Creek Road and crews continued their fight day and night and into the holiday.
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.
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.
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.
Community meeting tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenlee Baptist Church, 5977 U.S. 70 West in Old Fort in reference to Clear Creek Road Fire. Public opinions welcomed.