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McDowell youth have the chance to spend three days learning life-saving skills and drug/alcohol awareness with the eight annual McDowell EMS Safety Camp, starting June 20 at East McDowell Middle School.

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The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...Southeastern McDowell County in western North Carolina and Northern Rutherford County in western North Carolina until 3:00 PM EDT.

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At 2:41 Tuesday afternoon, emergency crews from Old Fort Fire Department, N.C. Forest Service, Old Fort Police Department, McDowell EMS, McDowell Rescue Squad, Emergency Management, the N.C. Highway Patrol and assistance from Crooked Creek and Black Mountain fire departments responded to I-4…

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Students from across the state gathered in Raleigh on Friday, May 5, as the North Carolina Bar Association observed Law Day 2017. Joining the students who are being honored for their efforts in the annual Law Week competitions was Chief Judge Linda McGee of the N.C. Court of Appeals who rece…

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A Nebo man faces weapons and drug charges after a traffic stop yielded 210 grams – or nearly 7 ½ ounces -- of marijuana and two firearms, authorities said Tuesday.

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McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are hoping the public can help them identify this suspect, who was caught on surveillance video stealing a pickup truck from a Nebo business.