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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.
Two McDowell residents have been charged in connection with helping two escaped inmates who were captured last weekend in Nebo.
A Marion woman whose child tested positive for meth was sentenced in Superior Court during the November session.
The parents of a Nebo man alerted authorities after finding him unconscious with a large amount of drugs, detectives said on Monday.
Two brothers from Old Fort have been charged with allegedly stealing a dead woman’s car, police said on Friday.
An indictment from the grand jury was handed down this month accusing a Marion man of having sexual relations with a teenager.
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.
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.
After a week-long manhunt for two escaped prisoners from Richmond County, both men were taken into custody over the weekend in McDowell County.
Megan Vess’ hopes that her new pet, Ebony the miniature horse, will spread joy to children fighting cancer.
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…
Malls and big-box stores are packed today – Black Friday – but there is an also an opportunity to find unique gifts a few hours later.
Authorities said Wednesday a Spruce Pine man is charged with stealing a handgun out of car.
Virgil Eugene "Gene" Farmer OLD FORT Virgil Eugene "Gene" Farmer, 82, of Old Fort, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at his residence with his loving family by his side. A native of McDowell County, born April 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Edna Farmer Davis. A go…
A registered sex offender was indicted by the grand jury for allegedly inviting teenagers into his home and offering them alcohol.
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.
Santa recently had some local help from a club that’s made it an annual tradition to give to children in need.
Dylan Stevens Bryant ANTHONY, Fla. Dylan Stevens Bryant, aka "James Dylan Singleton", 20, of Anthony, Fla., received his angel wings Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. He was born Jan. 29, 1994, in Hendersonville, to Renee Stevens Bryant and Charles G. Singleton Jr. Dylan weighed in at 5 lbs 6 oz …
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. …
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighborhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.General News, Violent Crime, Crime
Harry Fisher MARION Harry Lee Fisher, 33, of Drums Inlet Drive, Marion, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 at Hospice of Rutherford County. He was born June 13, 1981 in Escambia County, Fla., to and Wilma Jamerson Fisher of the home. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steven A. Poteat. Survi…
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two Charlotte women face prison time after pleading guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government's health insurance program for the poor of more than $5 million.General News, Social Affairs, Government-funded Health Insurance, Fraud And False Statements, Government Programs, Government And Politics, Crime
Students from McSmiles Bus 1 recently submitted these instructions on how to cook a turkey.
Students at Nebo Elementary will soon have access to high-tech devices thanks to a grant from Facebook.
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 …
Marion police officers are warning consumers to be aware of their personal items during the shopping holiday season.
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.
This Sunday, Marion’s Christmas parade will kick off the holiday season for the city.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association instituted a new mercy rule for basketball this season, which allows for a running clock after one team gets ahead by as many as 40 points in the second half.
Charges were dropped in the case of a Marion man accused of raping a 7-year-old family member.
Clifton Lawrence Ledbetter MARION Clifton Lawrence Ledbetter, 88, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital. Born in McDowell County, Oct. 26, 1926, he was the son of the late W. E. Ledbetter and Lizzie Murphy Ledbetter. A loving husb…
You can’t open a basketball season much better than by scoring 16 of the first 17 points.
First-graders and kindergartners in Linda Hamilton’s and Sherie Presnell’s class at Pleasant Gardens Elementary are already thinking about life after high school.
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
Authorities have charged a Nebo man with having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.
This Saturday, the Glenwood community will again celebrate the Christmas season with its popular parade, children’s activities and fireworks.
Last season, the McDowell Titans went only as far as Raekwon Miller could take them.
The McDowell County Health Coalition’s Substance Abuse Workgroup is starting to present its Drug 101 series to local agencies and people in the community.
The Mitchell Mountaineers’ Trevan Riddle dribbled a couple of times, and then pulled up just before reaching halfcourt. Riddle launched a high-arcing shot that came down with a swish, right through the net, just in time to beat the final buzzer.
Two nights, two games, two mercy-rule victories for the McDowell Lady Titans.
Project Christmas trees are currently being stocked with angels waiting to be adopted for the holidays.
Dylan Isaias Magana MARION Dylan Isaias Magana, 9 months, died Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. A graveside service will be held Friday, Nov. 28, at 11 a.m. at Murphy's Chapel Cemetery. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
The McDowell Titans junior varsity basketball team jumped out to an early lead and was never challenged in a 62-33 rout of the R-S Central Hilltoppers Monday afternoon in the season opener for both squads.
The 2014-15 wrestling season could be one of transition for the McDowell Titans as several new faces will be thrust into action.
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…
NJROTC cadets from McDowell High School showed off their skills at two different rifle team events.
Lee Franklin BLACK MOUNTAIN Lee Franklin, 86, of McDowell County, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Givens Highland Farms after an extended illness. Mr. Franklin was born Jan. 27, 1928 in Avery County. Lee is preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Faye Meredith Franklin; and grandso…
Debra Prueitt MORGANTON Debra K. Prueitt, 63, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center.
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.
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.