featured
  • From staff reports
  • ()

The Swannanoa man who after died after leading a police chase in a stolen church van in November had stolen another vehicle in Buncombe the day before, authorities said on Wednesday.

featured
  • From staff reports
  • ()

Henderson County health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough (pertussis), bringing the total to eight in the area. More than 1,000 people have come in contact with the students already diagnosed with the illness, and preventative measures can be taken.

  • Mike DeBonis and Damian Paletta The Washington Post
  • ()

WASHINGTON - The House passed its version of the Republican tax overhaul Thursday, notching a key win for President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. But obstacles remain in the Senate, which is refining its own version of the legislation amid objections from key GOP senators.

  • By Andrew Dye Winston-Salem Journal
  • ()

Mayo River State Park features waterfalls, historic architecture and picturesque Piedmont landscapes along the scenic Mayo River. The roughly 2,200-acre park is spread out over non-contiguous sections, so reaching all of the highlights requires a bit of planning.

  • From HickoryRecord.com staff reports
  • ()

HICKORY – An EF-2 tornado touched down near the Hickory Regional Airport in extreme eastern Burke County Monday that traveled nearly 23 miles across five counties, according to National Weather Service reports.

  • From HickoryRecord.com staff reports
  • ()

ELLENDALE – A man was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at the scene of the incident after a tree fell on him while attempting to cut the tree in two, according to an Alexander County Sheriff’s Office press release.

featured
  • From staff reports
  • ()

Monday’s strong storm in McDowell resulted in more than 400 calls to the 911 Center, left 1,816 people without power and put one person in a predicament due to rising, rapid waters, according to reports.

  • By Ryan Wilusz Staff Writer
  • ()

All was quiet inside The Grind Café in downtown Morganton on Tuesday afternoon. And then, seemingly out of nowhere, whispers turned to shouts and clapping began. 

featured
  • DUSTIN CHANDLER dchandler@mcdowellnews.com
  • ()

Seven months ago, Brittany Hughes was crossing a street in Chapel Hill when a turning car sideswiped her and broke her foot just two weeks before she was scheduled to run a marathon. Now, the Old Fort runner and UNC student has the chance to make a comeback this November in New York City.

featured
  • From staff reports
  • ()

As remnants of Tropical Storm Nate moved through McDowell Sunday, there were numerous flash flood, storm and tornado warnings throughout the weekend and no injuries locally, according to reports.