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Authorities are looking for a Marion man following a 14-mile chase in the Sugar Hill-Zion Hill Road area on Thursday night.
The Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement are looking for two inmates – one of them from McDowell County -- who escaped late Sunday night from Morrison Correctional minimum unit in Richmond County. The inmates are believed to have gone over the fence at approximately 10 p.m.
Authorities have charged a Nebo man with having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.
Two more people have been charged in connection with the Aug. 16 shooting death of 39-year-old James Lionel Ferguson, of Old Highway 10 East in Marion.
An indictment from the grand jury was handed down this month accusing a Marion man of having sexual relations with a teenager.
Charges were dropped in the case of a Marion man accused of raping a 7-year-old family member.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a teen who left Charlotte on Thursday, Oct. 30 and was believed to be headed to McDowell. He is currently under the care of the McDowell County Department of Social Services.
A man from Old Fort was arrested Monday morning after stealing from K-Mart and fleeing to a Hardee’s bathroom, according to police records.
The effort to recruit a new movie theater to Marion continues and local leaders are getting ready to take it to the next step.
Santa recently had some local help from a club that’s made it an annual tradition to give to children in need.
Frankie Tollie MARION Frankie Tollie, 41, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center, in Charlotte. Frankie was born in Avery County June 5, 1973, and was a son of Edward Wayne Tollie and Mary Woody Tollie. His family will remember him as a lovin…
At their Tuesday meeting, the Marion City Council heard from a group of residents in the South McDowell Avenue neighborhood about problems with water running across their properties.
Megan Vess’ hopes that her new pet, Ebony the miniature horse, will spread joy to children fighting cancer.
This Sunday, Marion’s Christmas parade will kick off the holiday season for the city.
A cash reward is available to anyone who can help Marion police officers solve a residential break-in on School Street.
McDowell County detectives need help pinpointing the person who broke into a Nebo home twice in a little more than a year.
Sue Elaine Ross Demers MARION Sue Elaine Ross Demers, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Nov. 18, 2014, after a brave battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Born Aug. 14, 1941, in Marion, Sue was the daughter of the late John Clifford Ross and Eula Mae Morris Ross…
Two brothers from Old Fort have been charged with allegedly stealing a dead woman’s car, police said on Friday.
These criminals have managed to dodge the law thus far, but, with help from local citizens (and a cash reward to boot), they can be apprehended. A couple of them are considered armed and dangerous.
Joel Ann Austin MARION Joel Ann Austin, age 78, of Marion, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Austin was born May 6, 1936, in McDowell County, to the late Rufus James Seagle and Alma McMahan Seagle. She was a sales associate at Belk's and Mo…
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry.Business, General News, Financial Services, Industries
Harry Fisher MARION Harry Lee Fisher, 33, of Marion, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Fisher family.
Michael L. Nichols MARION Michael L. Nichols, 68, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, Michael was born Dec. 20, 1945 and was a son of the late Robert Lee Nichols and Mary Pearl Williams Nichols. Michael was…
Last season, the McDowell Titans went only as far as Raekwon Miller could take them.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.General News, Government And Politics, State Legislature, Utilities, Industries, Business, Energy Industry, Industry Regulation, Government Business And Finance, Government Regulations, Energy And The Environment, Environment, Environment And Nature, Legislature, State Governments, Economic Policy, Economy, Government Policy, Government Finance
Students at Nebo Elementary will soon have access to high-tech devices thanks to a grant from Facebook.
Gladys Gibbs OLD FORT Gladys Bradley Gibbs, 97, of Old Fort, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Autumn Care of Marion, surrounded by her loving family. Gladys was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Henderson County, to the late George Michael Bradley and Maggie Silver Bradley. …
Authorities said Monday a pest control employee doing work at a local convenience store was arrested for stealing money.
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is funding a culinary arts program to assist at-risk youth in McDowell County as well as a half-mile fitness trail at McDowell Technical Community College.
Jeffery Ricketts OLD FORT Mr. Jeffery Allan Ricketts, 52, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Arrangements are entrusted to Kirksey Funeral Home, Old Fort, and will be announced at a later date.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alcoa Inc. will have to show it has ownership rights to the riverbed under four North Carolina dams it has operated for as much as a century, a federal judge ruled.General News, National Courts, National Governments, Government And Politics, Courts, Judiciary, Business, Human Rights And Civil Liberties, Social Issues, Social Affairs
McDowell Titan baseball player Daniel Blake has been hard at work the past three seasons trying to improve his stock on the diamond.
The McDowell Titans and Lady Titans will have to wait a little bit longer than they expected to begin their much-anticipated 2014-15 basketball season.
Police officers arrested a man with no license Sunday night who they say drove drunk and crashed two separate times on Rutherford Road in Marion.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun near a playground, and video of the shooting is clear about what happened, police said Monday.General News, Violent Crime, Crime, Police, Legislation, Law Enforcement Agencies, Government And Politics, Legislature, Criminal Investigations, Law And Order, State Legislature, State Governments, Protests And Demonstrations, Violence, Social Issues, Social Affairs, Political And Civil Unrest
Debra Wilson MORGANTON Debra "Debbie" Norman Wilson, 64, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Sossoman Funeral Home Chapel and Crematory Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.General News, Gays And Lesbians, Couples, National Courts, Marriage, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutions, Weddings, Family Issues, Social Affairs, Human Rights And Civil Liberties, Social Issues, Relationships, Lifestyle, Legal Proceedings, Law And Order, National Governments, Government And Politics, Courts, Judiciary, Occasions, Local Governments, State Governments, Commodity Markets, Financial Markets, Business
After a lengthy journey that has spanned over several months, McDowell Titans pitcher Trevor Newman made it official last week as the senior inked a national letter of intent to play at Winthrop University in the spring of 2016.
The parents of a Nebo man alerted authorities after finding him unconscious with a large amount of drugs, detectives said on Monday.
The communitywide Thanksgiving service, a holiday tradition for Marion, is set for Sunday evening.
Karly McRary has proven her worth to the McDowell Lady Titans’ softball program over the past three seasons. Whether as a pitcher, in the field or at the plate, the senior has shown that she can do many different things on the diamond.
Richard Donald Early ASHEVILLE Richard Donald Early, 65, of Asheville, formerly of Old Fort, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 1, 1949, in McDowell County, to the late Roy Early and Mattie Irene Presnell Early. Richard …
A truck hauling bacon burned to a crisp Sunday night after catching on fire while heading eastbound on Interstate 40.
After a week-long manhunt for two escaped prisoners from Richmond County, both men were taken into custody over the weekend in McDowell County.
Eastbound Interstate 40 was closed near mile marker 79 on Sunday night due to a tractor-trailer fire, according to a Nixle alert issued by McDowell County Emergency Management at 9:58 p.m. Sunday.
The McDowell Lady Titans accumulated a wealth of accolades last season – enough to satisfy nearly any high school hoops program in the state.
Miguel Diego Mendez MORGANTON Miguel Diego Mendez, 33, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sossoman Fun…
Rosa Lee Ellis MARION Rosa Lee Ellis, 65, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of McDowell County, Rosa was born March 17, 1949, and was a daughter of the late Fulton and Selma Pack Gouge. She kept an immaculate flower g…
Thomas Mack Boulware MARION Thomas Mack Boulware, 63, of Marion, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. with visitation following the service at Lakewood Baptist Church in Rock Hill, S.C. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family …
Donna V. Brown MORGANTON Donna V. Brown, 53, of Morganton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Ebony Funeral Services of Morganton is in charge of arrangements.