After a vehicle pursuit and manhunt that began Wednesday night, McDowell County sheriff’s deputies, with the assistance of other federal, state, regional and local officers, apprehended Phillip Michael Stroupe II, 39, of 93 Winter Star Loop in Burnsville, early Thursday morning.
A Weaverville man who led state authorities on a six-day man hunt was captured in McDowell County this morning, but the Mills River man whose truck he was driving remains missing, according to reports.
For the last seven weeks, the Linville Gorge trail has been undergoing a massive restoration thanks in large part to one of four groups with the North Carolina Youth Conservation Corps (NCYCC).
A Weaverville man who is the subject of a days-long manhunt through the Pisgah National Forest and into Henderson County has an extensive criminal history in McDowell, spending almost 18 years in prison for robberies and thefts committed here.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for a local man who possibly has information about a couple of church break-ins.
A Buncombe County man tied to a month-long larceny spree last year was given at least eight years in prison during a recent term of McDowell County Superior Court.
A Marion man charged with sexually abusing a female acquaintance for nearly a decade was given at least 16 years in prison in McDowell County Superior Court.
CORRECTION: In Sunday’s article “Report: Sleeping driver in cemetery found with drugs”, Jayson Michael Gibson’s address was incorrectly listed as 828 Spaulding Road in Marion. Gibson reportedly does not have a listed address on Spaulding Road. This information has been updated below.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are on the hunt for a woman believed to have bilked her father out of money and property.
As the heat continues to rise in McDowell and sections across the state, outside workers and public health officials are taking extra steps along with climbing temperatures.
A Marion man was arrested and charged after officers found brass knuckles and almost three grams of meth during a vehicle stop, according to reports.
...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WITH INTENSE LIGHTNING WILL IMPACT SOUTHWESTERN MCDOWELL COUNTY UNTIL 3:00 PM EDT...
A registered Old Fort offender is facing new, unrelated sex charges after allegedly using social media to lure what he thought was a 15-year-old and assaulting a male acquaintance, authorities said Monday.
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL IMPACT CENTRAL MCDOWELL...SOUTHEASTERN MITCHELL AND SOUTHEASTERN YANCEY COUNTIES UNTIL 515 PM EDT...
At approximately 1:55 p.m., units from Old Fort Fire Department, Old Fort Police Department, McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue Squad and the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to I-40 towards Old Fort Mountain after numerous calls of two rollovers in the westbound lane. According to Trooper Kirk Hens…