• By Ryan Wilusz Morganton News Herald Staff Writer
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A Marion man was charged with armed robbery after a witness said he stole the wallet of a man who had wrecked his moped, according to a Morganton Department of Public Safety report.

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Shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday, emergency units responded to 69 Ray Roland Drive in Marion after receiving calls about vehicles on fire at Ray Roland Used Car & Parts. According to Marion Fire Department officials, a worker said the fire started when they were dragging a vehicle across the…

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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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  • DUSTIN CHANDLER dchandler@mcdowellnews.com
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Seven months ago, Brittany Hughes was crossing a street in Chapel Hill when a turning car sideswiped her and broke her foot just two weeks before she was scheduled to run a marathon. Now, the Old Fort runner and UNC student has the chance to make a comeback this November in New York City.

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Duke Energy at Bridgewater and the Lake Tahoma Warden will test their emergency sirens today Oct. 11, 2017 at noon. The public is not required to take any action during the tests.

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  • DUSTIN CHANDLER dchandler@mcdowellnews.com
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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.