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An eight-year employee of a local veterinary office has been charged with stealing more than $25,000 in cash and checks from the business.
Charges are pending in a wreck in McDowell that claimed the life of Lawndale man on Wednesday.
In the first-ever prosecution of its kind in North Carolina, a Mitchell County man was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for the murder of an unborn child.
Two individuals had to be extricated from a vehicle on North Main Street on Monday after a car accident left one vehicle overturned.
Three people are charged with breaking into a woman’s house and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property, authorities said Tuesday.
A volunteer firefighter en route to a woods fire Sunday afternoon lost control of his vehicle and went down an embankment.
Two people were killed in separate collisions Wednesday morning in different areas of McDowell.
McDowell County investigators need the public’s help locating a vehicle and its driver, who allegedly stole gas from Woodlawn Gas House, on U.S. 221 North, Monday, Oct. 20.
A student has been charged with making a bomb threat that resulted in a four-hour lockdown at McDowell High School on Tuesday.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a 16-year-old female runaway and have now received a photo of the missing teen.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that McDowell County’s new Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center is a prototype for other communities to follow when it comes to workforce development and job training.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A paperwork glitch delayed the anticipated Monday release from prison of a man who admitted to killing his two stepsons in 1986.General News, Fires, Accidents And Disasters, Crime
A McDowell County couple is hoping folks will help them find a way to get a service dog for their son with special needs.
Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are on the hunt for a man with outstanding warrants in two counties.
Hazel Ann Morgan Arrowood MARION Hazel Ann Morgan Arrowood, 78, of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Please contact Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion for funeral arrangements.
Unless you’ve been totally oblivious to the sports world for the past three weeks, you already know one of the biggest storylines in Major League Baseball in several years is taking place in the heartland of America.
Marion Police Department investigators are on the hunt for suspects who hit two grocery stores in the city during a six-county fraudulent check scheme.
Authorities responded to McDowell Technical Community College Wednesday morning after a man was seriously injured in a fall.
During a review of new course offerings at McDowell High School at its most recent meeting, the McDowell County Board of Education approved the name change of one course and adding several more — including one advanced foreign language course.
Mary Ann Brooks MARION Mary Ann Brooks, 86, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Grace Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 29, 1928 in Letcher County, Ky., to the late Alonzo and Bertha Blevins. Mrs. Brooks worked for 25 years as a Secretary…
McDowell Early College (MEC) was recognized during the most recent McDowell County Board of Education meeting for its outstanding graduation rate.
Add another achievement to Greg Holland’s ever-growing list: Mariano Rivera Award winner.
Nebo principal Joyce Poplin has been named the 2014-15 Principal of the Year for McDowell County Schools (MCS).
Third-graders at Old Fort elementary recently completed projects that highlighted some of the best parts of their community.
SALT LAKE CTIY (AP) — A Utah couple and their three children found dead in their home last month were likely poisoned, their bodies found together in a locked room with cups next to each of them, and empty bottles of methadone and nighttime cold medicine in a trash can.General News, Poisoning, Diseases And Conditions, Health
BOSTON (AP) — A man suspected of child-rape and committing crimes across the country after snipping off his court-ordered ankle bracelet had an "ultimate goal" of returning to Massachusetts to kill his 13-year-old accuser, state police said Wednesday, hours after he was captured in New York.General News, Crimes Against Children, Crime, Violent Crime, Global Positioning Systems, Theft, Accidents, Accidents And Disasters, Transportation, Technology, Legal Proceedings, Law And Order
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl who ran away from home Sunday.
Robin Mann Wright MARION Robin Mann Wright, 46, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. A celebration of Robin's life will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Story Memorial Presbyterian Church. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sgt. Cameron Flack UNION MILLS Sgt. Cameron Morrison Flack, 18, was killed in action Dec. 12, 1950, during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir while serving in the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division. His body lay at rest in Korea for a number of years until being returned to the United States a…
Students who recently completed a directing workshop will put on a Twilight Zone Variety Show of Halloween-themed tales on Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at MACA.
From the McDowell County Sheriff's Office: "McDowell High is currently in a code yellow soft lock down posture for precautionary measures only. Law enforcement, emergency services personnel and school officials are working together to resolve the situation. There is no perceived danger at…
Editor’s note: The following is a feature provided by The McDowell News in conjunction with McDowell County Crimestoppers. On a rotating basis, members of local law enforcement agencies will submit unsolved crimes for publication. Investigators hope citizens can provide the missing pieces…
Early voting so far is a hit in McDowell County.
Score 41 points in your typical high school football game, and you’re fine.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.General News, Education, Infectious Diseases, Diseases And Conditions, Health, Social Affairs, Legal Proceedings, Law And Order, Primary And Secondary Education, Americans With Disabilities Act Of 1990, Government Regulations, Government And Politics, Human Rights And Civil Liberties, Social Issues, Human Welfare
This Saturday, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Civil War re-enactors will again march to help preserve another valuable artifact from North Carolina’s history.
John E. Ray GLENWOOD Mr. John E. Ray, 73, of the Glenwood community, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, following a period of declining health. John was born in McDowell County July 13, 1941, to the late Edward Ray and Annie Wood Ray. For most of his work life he was a …
Helen Epley MARION Helen Mangum Epley, 91, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at Sunrise Rehabilitation and Care. She was born March 20, 1923, in Norton, Va., to the late Arthur and Gladys Mangum. Helen's mother died when she was born and she was raised by her moth…
Nola H. Manis MARION Nola H. "Toad" Manis, 84, of Marion, is now sitting at the feet of Jesus, praising her Lord and Master. Departing this Earth, Oct. 25, 2014, she is now safe and well in His arms. She is survived by a son, Roger Manis, of Union, S.C.; a daughter, Gail Manis, of Nebo; t…
ASHEVILLE – Three costly, first-half turnovers haunted the McDowell Titans junior varsity football team Thursday night on the road at A.C. Reynolds, as they fell behind early to the Rockets and lost 40-6 in a game for first place in league play.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade.General News, Legal Proceedings, Crime, Courts, Violent Crime, Law And Order, Judiciary, Government And Politics
This past Friday, music returned to Old Fort in the downtown Rockett building and the turnout was huge, say organizers.
Martha "Faye" Edwards NEBO Martha "Faye" Edwards, 85, of the Linville Township began her new life in heaven on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Born in Burke County, Nov. 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Elmer Powell and Catherine Elizabeth Pless Powell. Faye was a faithful member and pray…
McDowell High School students and others are trying to get a Christian rap artist to perform in honor of recently departed student Eleck Hensley.
LONDON (AP) — In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control.General News, Health, Disease Outbreaks, Child And Teen Health, Infectious Diseases, Diseases And Conditions, Public Health
Students in McDowell High School’s agriculture program are embracing the new classes and activities that are helping them learn about farming in today’s age.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are advising local residents to be aware of con artist callers posing as IRS employees.
James Long MORGANTON James Norman Long, 83, died Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, Oct. 26), at First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church parlor from 2 to 3 p.m. prior to the service. Sossoman Funeral Home is assi…
Florence (Flossie) Buckner Harris SANFORD, N.C. Florence Buckner Harris, affectionately known as Flossie, died peacefully Tuesday morning, Oct. 21, 2014, at her home. Mrs. Harris was born in McDowell County Feb. 2, 1927. She attended McDowell County schools and graduated from Marion High …