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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.

Police: Teen runaway broke into 2 buildings
Updated: June 27, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Marion police said they apprehended a runaway teen Monday morning after he broke into a church and the Marion Community Building over the weekend.

Sunday 06/26/2016
Did you hear that? A few items from the police scanner
Posted: June 26, 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 06/24/2016
Man steals credit card, goes shopping
Posted: June 24, 2016

Marion police said a man went on a spending spree after finding a credit card in the parking lot of a gas station.

Old Fort police chief’s house broken into
Posted: June 24, 2016

The home of Old Fort’s police chief was broken into on Thursday while his 10-year-old daughter was inside.

Thursday 06/23/2016
New HOPE: State official tours domestic violence shelter
Posted: June 23, 2016

The secretary of the N.C. Department of Administration (DOA) made a stop at McDowell’s domestic and sexual assault shelter, New HOPE, on Thursday to learn about how they serve the community and what needs they have.

Grand jury: Suspect indicted on identity theft
Posted: June 23, 2016

Almost eight months after an 80-year-old Marion woman was robbed of thousands of dollars allegedly by her niece’s husband, a grand jury indicted the suspect on 46 felony counts of identity theft.

Wednesday 06/22/2016
Marion man found naked on front porch
Posted: June 22, 2016

Police charged a Marion man with exposing his privates to an 8-year-old girl and her mother.

Sex offender charged with strangling 13-year-old boy
Posted: June 22, 2016

A registered sex offender is now accused of choking a teenage boy, deputies said Wednesday.

Monday 06/20/2016
Man faces 4 felony domestic violations
Posted: June 20, 2016

A Marion man has been charged with four felonies after detectives said he continuously harasses his ex-girlfriend.

Saturday 06/18/2016
Report: Marion man in hit-and-run, pulls over to eat
Posted: June 18, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Marion man following a hit-and-run accident after he pulled over to eat at a nearby restaurant.

Friday 06/17/2016
Report: Rape suspect turns himself in
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Authorities said Friday a man wanted on child sex charges turned himself in.

Thursday 06/16/2016
McDowell authorities: Don't fall for bail money scam
Posted: June 16, 2016

Authorities said Thursday they are advising local residents not to fall for a phone scam.

Tuesday 06/14/2016
Report: 520 pounds of food dumped in Mill Creek
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 10:52 am

Authorities said Tuesday they are looking for someone who dumped more than 520 pounds of food in Mill Creek.

Monday 06/13/2016
Back in the spotlight: film crew returns to focus on murder mystery
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 11:08 am

A McDowell County murder mystery was revisited for a new series by TV channel Investigation Discovery on Friday.

Motorcyclist hurt in Old Fort crash
Updated: June 14, 2016 - 2:07 pm

An Old Fort man was hurt Friday in a motorcycle accident.

Victim in motorcycle crash was Michigan man
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 1:44 pm

The N.C. Highway Patrol has identified the victim of Friday’s fatal motorcycle crash on N.C. 80.

Report: Marion man opens fire in residence
Updated: June 13, 2016 - 1:43 pm

Authorities said Monday they arrested a 19-year-old Marion man and charged him with shooting into a residence, possession of marijuana and assault on a female.

Friday 06/10/2016
Report: Traffic stop leads to meth bust
Updated: June 10, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Authorities said Friday they arrested a Nebo man at a traffic stop for possessing methamphetamine.

Thursday 06/09/2016
Crimestoppers: Police seek rape suspect
Posted: June 09, 2016

Police officers are seeking a man they say is eluding authorities and wanted on charges of sex crimes against a minor.

Report: McDowell High teen caught with marijuana
Updated: June 09, 2016 - 12:29 pm

Authorities said Thursday they arrested a McDowell High School teen after finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his backpack.

Wednesday 06/08/2016
Car plows into utility pole, house
Posted: June 08, 2016

The driver of an SUV was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after she ran into a woman’s house on Holly Street.

MHS grad recognized for bravery
Posted: June 08, 2016

A former McDowell High School graduate has been recognized for his brave efforts after he encountered a shootout with a suspect in Charlotte.

Tuesday 06/07/2016
Report: Inmate charged with spitting in detention officer's face
Updated: June 07, 2016 - 2:44 pm

Authorities said Wednesday they charged an inmate with spitting in a detention officer’s face while held in custody.

Monday 06/06/2016
Investigation ongoing into death of McDowell County jail inmate
Posted: June 06, 2016

From staff reports

Friday 06/03/2016
Burke County homicide suspects caught in Old Fort
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 3:12 pm

The two men involved in a fatal shooting on Thursday have been caught, according to Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant.

Report: Couple charged with felony child abuse
Updated: June 03, 2016 - 1:28 pm

Authorities said Friday they have arrested a couple for felony child abuse after a 3-year-old tested positive for methamphetamine.

Thursday 06/02/2016
Report: Man reports false shooting in Old Fort
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Authorities said Thursday that a man reported an alleged shooting in McDowell County only for it to be false upon review.

Bear sightings spike in McDowell
Updated: June 02, 2016 - 4:04 pm

McDowell County residents are learning a thing or two about dealing with wildlife after a number of bear encounters, including one that caused a traffic accident that sent one person to the hospital.

Wednesday 06/01/2016
Report: Man stole, sold friend's mower
Updated: June 01, 2016 - 3:49 pm

Authorities said Wednesday they have arrested a man for stealing and selling a friend’s lawn tractor.

Friday 05/27/2016
Report: Two face felony meth charges
Posted: May 27, 2016

Authorities said Friday they arrested two people for the possession and distribution of methamphetamine from their Marion residence.

Thursday 05/26/2016
Courtroom theatrics: Former House Theatre on standby for District Court
Posted: May 26, 2016

The House Theatre has seen black and white movies, bluegrass music, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe impersonators and now it will be used as the county seat of justice, at least temporarily.

Reported break-in spree ends sleepily
Posted: May 26, 2016

McDowell deputies said Thursday they responded to a call of man slumped over the wheel of his vehicle and found stolen property in his car from multiple residences.

Wednesday 05/25/2016
Superior Court: 4 sent to prison for burglary
Posted: May 25, 2016

Four out of six people were sentenced to prison for their involvement in an armed burglary in 2015.

Tuesday 05/24/2016
Mosley guilty of 2nd-degree murder; Defendant sentenced to 20 years in prison
Updated: May 24, 2016 - 6:09 pm

After seven days of testimony, over 100 pieces of evidence, numerous witnesses and nearly two hours of jury deliberation, 26-year-old Darian Jarelle Mosley was found guilty Tuesday afternoon of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Amy Renee Parker.

Marion man crashes vehicle, faces drug charges
Posted: May 24, 2016

Authorities said a man who crashed his vehicle last week was hauling drugs.

Monday 05/23/2016
Defendant on trial takes the stand; Admits to DA he hid the rifle clip
Posted: May 23, 2016

Accused killer Darian Mosley took the stand on Monday to talk about the night his girlfriend was shot and killed, telling jurors he didn’t abuse her during their relationship and admitting he lied to authorities during one part of their investigation.

Report: Officers find syringe, charge two
Posted: May 23, 2016

Authorities said they found syringe containing methamphetamine and arrested two people during a traffic stop.

Friday 05/20/2016
Family, co-workers testify for victim; Video of Mosley’s interview shown to jurors
Posted: May 20, 2016

Day four of testimony from the state’s witnesses continued on Friday in the murder trial for 26-year-old Darian Mosley.

Thursday 05/19/2016
SBI: No identifiable prints found on gun
Posted: May 19, 2016

In the third day of testimony in the murder trial of 26-year-old Darian Mosley, the interview he gave to detectives on the day of the shooting and evidence tested by the State Bureau of Investigation were presented in court.

Wednesday 05/18/2016
Murder trial: Autopsy reveals cause of death
Posted: May 18, 2016

Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of Darian Jarrelle Mosley, charged with murder in the 2013 shooting death of Amy Parker.

Tuesday 05/17/2016
Trial begins in 2013 shooting
Posted: May 17, 2016

The trial of a man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend in 2013 began Tuesday in McDowell County Superior Court.

Creatively colorful: Elementary students show off their work at art show
Posted: May 17, 2016

Student art projects from each elementary school are on display now through June at the McDowell Arts Council Association (MACA).

Deputy: Woman stabs boyfriend with steak knife
Posted: May 17, 2016

Investigators charged a Marion woman after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend with a steak knife.