Sprawling high pressure spilling southward from the northern plains states to the mid Mississippi River Valley will push an arctic airmass into the southern Appalachians tonight. Windy conditions will persist, with northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph across the mountains and gusts as high as 40 …
The burning ban for McDowell County has been lifted. We still encourage you to be careful when doing any open burning. Please have a perimeter cleared out around area you are burning, Have a water hose at hand and a rake to cover left over ashes with dirt/soil.
Prosecutors said that the officer who fatally shot a Charlotte, N.C., man in September will not be charged for the shooting, concluding that the man was armed and that the officer acted lawfully during the encounter.
The North Carolina AIDS Action Network, the state’s only HIV/AIDS advocacy organization, will be celebrating World AIDS Day in a big way with a series of events across the state on December 1st and 2nd. The HIV/AIDS community designates December 1st as World AIDS Day every year to raise awar…
The Clear Creek Fire has seen massive progress in the last several days and is now near containment as rains are expected to soak the area authorities said Monday.
Members of the McDowell community met with emergency agencies on Tuesday evening to discuss the 2,000-plus acre fire on Clear Creek Road and crews continued their fight day and night and into the holiday.
The fire that broke out off Clear Creek Road over the weekend had burned nearly 1,200 acres by Tuesday afternoon and more acreage would surely be consumed over night, emergency officials said.
Air quality in McDowell continues to be classified “code red” as a result of wildfires in Party Rock and South Mountain.
ASHEVILLE – A National Wildfire Prevention and Education Team has arrived in North Carolina to conduct wildfire prevention assessments and awareness activities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Starting campfires, lighting fireworks and smoking cigarettes are among the outdoor activities being banned across the South as fires burn in forests stressed by drought.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Army appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a former Fort Bragg soldier convicted of killing a mother and two of her children in North Carolina more than 30 years ago.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Officials say more than 500 Dominion Virginia Power customers in Hampton Roads and northern North Carolina have been contacted by scammers who threaten to disconnect their service unless they immediately pay through a prepaid debit card.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe's was beset by hefty charges and meager traffic in its stores for most of the third quarter, and its profit suffered for it.
CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) — A group that opposes construction of a Currituck County bridge is suing to obtain emails sent or received by a member of the state transportation board.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Several agencies are continuing to collect children's books to donate to schools and public libraries in the eastern North Carolina counties damaged by Hurricane Matthew.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jonathan Wade scored a career-high 34 points and Norfolk State cruised to a 91-55 win over Division II Elizabeth City State on Tuesday night.