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A Marion duo was arrested and charged after deputies and U.S. Marshals found stolen items from a Black Mountain residence as well as a small amount of meth in their car, authorities said Thursday.

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A Gastonia man currently serving prison time faces charges McDowell after DNA tests linked him to a gas station robbery last year, authorities said Monday.

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A Marion man faces child sex allegations after he reportedly had inappropriate contact with a female acquaintance for years, authorities said Tuesday.

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An inmate convicted of first-degree murder in Cumberland County was found dead at Marion Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide, according to reports.

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A Nebo man was arrested and charged after he was found driving a Jeep allegedly stolen from Lincolnton, authorities said Friday.

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After four years of negotiations and hearings, a lawsuit against former and current McDowell County educators has come to an end, and the plaintiff will have to pay $40,000 toward the defendants’ attorney fees.

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PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has offered up to $5,000 in cash for information leading to the arrest of a person who threw a dog trapped in a bag into the Catawba River to drown.