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.
ASHEVILLE – Seth Willis Pickering, 38, of Leicester, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree murder for killing his 6-year-old daughter, Lila Pickering, within the boundaries of the Blue Ridge Parkway, announced R. Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
North Carolina experienced its deadliest week for flu-related victims in more than three years with 34 confirmed fatalities, state health officials reported Thursday.
Local citizens, elected leaders and representatives of N.C. Wildlife Commission met at McDowell Technical Community College on Tuesday to discuss McDowell’s proposed shooting range.
JEFFERSON — Terry Buchanan resigned Monday as Ashe County sheriff and criminal charges accusing him of illegally investigating three county employees were dismissed as part of a deal between prosecutors and Buchanan’s attorneys.
Portions of the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forest climbing areas have been closed off to protect rare falcons central to North Carolina, according to reports.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Just over an hour into the train ride from Washington to West Virginia, Republican lawmakers traveling to their annual retreat were settling in for the long excursion, chatting with colleagues or family or simply stretching their legs.
An Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to an annual party conference in West Virginia collided Wednesday with a truck near Crozet, Virginia. The extent of injuries was not immediately clear.
North Carolina experienced last week its largest fatality total to date for the 2017-18 flu season with an overall increase of 25 victims for the week that ended Jan. 20.
So far, no one has been arrested in the death of a Marion man gunned down in the parking lot of a Hickory restaurant earlier this month.
A woman charged in 2016 with two separate cases of robbing and attempting to kill two McDowell residents was given at least over 13 years in prison in Burke County Superior Court.
The death total from the 2017-18 flu season has climbed to 42 statewide, up 16 from last week, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said late Thursday that North Carolina does not immediately have to redraw its congressional district maps, meaning that the 2018 elections will likely be held in districts that a lower court found unconstitutional.
Amazon.com has released a list of 20 regions in the United States and Canada that the online retail giant is considering as possible sites for its second headquarters.
A Marion man is dead after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in the parking lot of IHOP, according to a Hickory Police Department press release.
Alabama has won the competition for a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda auto production plant — and the reality of the loss for North Carolina spurred a postmortem wave of questions and self-reflection in the state on Wednesday.
A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect in McDowell and the North Carolina mountains until noon today and again at 7 p.m. tonight until 11 a.m. Saturday. Expect wind chills to range from 5 above zero to 15 below zero this morning and again tonight.
A second child in North Carolina has died from a flu-related illness during the 2017-18 flu season, state health officials said Thursday.
Authorities said Friday the investigation into a methamphetamine conspiracy that resulted in 13 arrests earlier this week began with an Old Fort woman.
More than a dozen people were arrested Wednesday night and Thursday morning following an investigation that also netted 24 pounds of methamphetamine, money and guns.