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An Asheville woman was arrested and charged after an anonymous tip and surveillance footage revealed she’d stolen a debit card in Marion and made purchases in Nebo, authorities said Tuesday.

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A Marion man was arrested on child sex charges after allegedly having inappropriate contact with a 15-year-old acquaintance, authorities said Thursday.

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A Nebo man was sentenced to community service and unsupervised probation in McDowell County District Court after he was found at a school playground with a firearm when school was not in session.

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A Mount Holly man charged in the 2015 shooting death of a Marion man was given at least 26 years in prison in McDowell County Superior Court.

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During the early-morning hours of Tuesday, Sept. 26, the culprits damaged at least 11 mailboxes on Thousand Oaks Drive, Old Greenlee Road, Toms Creek Road, Henry McCall Road and Hankins Road. There was another report of mailbox vandalism received Saturday, Sept. 30 on Wildlife Road in Nebo.