ELKIN — Authorities have arrested an Elkin man in connection with the death of an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper during a pursuit late Monday night.
RALEIGH — Thousands of teachers gathered Wednesday in North Carolina's capital to demand better pay and more resources for public schools in the conservative, tax-cutting state, continuing a nationwide trend of teachers rising up to pressure lawmakers for change.
A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that restrictions against harming wildlife are inadequate for the 600-mile natural gas project.
War vets, a cabin near the woods and a plot for revenge are integral parts of a film set to shoot in and around McDowell this summer.
Over 70 students from McDowell High School’s Fire, EMT and Law & Justice classes in the competed in this year’s semi-annual Public Safety Challenge, with EMTs taking home first place.
Emergency responders say a man died while kayaking in Burke County on Saturday. According to a post on the Burke County Search and Rescue Facebook page, the incident happened sometime after 6 p.m. on the Linville River near the Pinchin Trailhead.The post did not mention how the man died, but it did say he was from another state. No other details were released. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends,” the post said. “Thank you to everyone who assisted with this tragic accident.”WSOC-TV reported that more than 50 people from Burke and McDowell counties responded to the scene. This story will be updated as more information is made available.
Foothills Conservancy purchased 90 acres of land near Old Fort in McDowell County on Feb. 27 and conveyed the property to North Carolina State Parks on April 17. The acquisition was a conservation partnership among Foothills Conservancy, Camp Grier, and Dan and Denisa Allison, all of whom pu…
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.
Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may have been contaminated with salmonella, a type of bacteria that causes serious illnesses and deaths, particularly among children and elderly people.
Lincoln County detectives are looking for a kidnapping suspect after his alleged victim – an ex-girlfriend - escaped from a moving vehicle on I-40 in McDowell, according to reports.
The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct two prescribed burns this week on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. Whether or not the burns are carried out on these days will depend on site-specific weather conditions and smoke modeling data.
An inmate convicted of first-degree murder in Cumberland County was found dead at Marion Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide, according to reports.
The end of the formal flu season March 31 appears to have come with a significant decrease in related deaths, state health officials reported Thursday.
North Carolina and the other 17 states that have not expanded their Medicaid program are running out of excuses from an analytical standpoint, according to a leading health-care law expert.
Eight-year-old Fore Putnam of Burke County received the surprise of a lifetime when he received a letter from President Trump in response to a miracle he hopes is fulfilled.
ADVANCE, N.C. — Madilyn Fowler, 9, was sitting on her porch Thursday evening when, in her words, “the coyote just decided it wants to eat me.”
The 41st Annual McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College will take place this weekend at spots across McDowell, with approximately 1,200 students already registered from cities and towns throughout the state.
FIRE DANGER STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA...
Sen. Richard Burr hopes other people can learn from his experiences. It was that thought that caused him to donate his collection of documents from his time in Congress to his alma mater, Wake Forest University.
An online service to handle court matters in the state of North Carolina has now disposed over one million citations, according to reports.
ASHEVILLE – The latest influenza-like illness (ILI) report from the state health department shows a decrease in flu-like illnesses in our region. As a result, Infection Prevention, in consultation with Mission Health’s Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Public Health Epidemiologist…
The number of flu-related deaths in North Carolina reached an eight-week low last week even as a modern-day record for the state increased by 23 to 276.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - About 2,000 people filled a massive white tent on Friday for a private funeral service outside the red barn-like Billy Graham Library to honor the iconic evangelist who preached to millions across the globe.
North Carolina has set a modern-day state record for flu-related deaths at 253 even as influenza activity continued to lessen last week.
WASHINGTON - In a solemn ceremony, President Trump and congressional leaders paid tribute to the Rev. Billy Graham Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, calling him "America's pastor" who connected with millions worldwide as he preached with humility.
A Marion man convicted in the 2013 death of his girlfriend has been resentenced following an N.C. Court of Appeals Decision and will likely spend fewer years in prison.
An Arkansas fugitive with numerous outstanding warrants may spend up to nine years in prison on local charges after his conviction in McDowell County District Court.
North Carolina is on pace for setting a modern-day state record for flu-related deaths after reaching the 200 threshold in the current season.
Several national and state leaders have offered their thoughts on the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, who died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday morning.
Billy Graham, the charismatic evangelist whose eloquent oratory and passion for Jesus attracted a worldwide following and made him one of the most influential and best-known religious figures of his time, was found dead Wednesday at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99.
On Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11), who officially filed for re-election on Monday, visited McDowell Technical Community College for a tour of the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center and to attend a meeting by the Workforce Pipeline Committee in one of four public events t…
The adoptive parents of Erica Parsons will be charged with first-degree murder, Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten said in a Tuesday morning news conference.
A Winston-Salem woman became the first person to win the $4 million top prize in a new lottery game, state lottery officials said Monday.