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Marion will soon have a new movie theater with at least six “state-of-the-art” screens combined with a family entertainment center featuring bowling, an arcade and an eatery. The planned movie theater and entertainment center will be located next to Big Lots in the empty portion of the ol…
A Marion man facing felony drug charges is on the run from authorities. He is wanted on further felony and misdemeanor offenses.
PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police say an officer fatally wounded an 18-year-old soldier clad in fatigues who shot a young girl as he tried to get into her home.General News, Police, Violent Crime, Crime, Law Enforcement Agencies, Government And Politics
A Marion man who was on the run from authorities is back behind bars.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help locating a runaway 17-year-old girl.
Five dozen lucky West Marion Elementary students recently had the chance to shop for new shoes.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Deputies are once again searching for 17-year-old Alexander Gabriel Cain, who was recently located after running away several months ago.
A Swannanoa man is behind bars after police said he robbed one of his friends and a home.
McDowell County deputies are asking for the public’s help in finding a break-in suspect or suspects
McDowell deputies are asking the public for help in locating a stolen rough terrain vehicle (RTV).
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Californians cleaned up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on the Southwest.General News, Weather Forecasts, Weather, Natural Disasters, Storms, Accidents And Disasters, Floods, Property Damage
Authorities said Thursday they have charged a Marion man with breaking into his uncle’s property twice.
Three teenagers have been charged with stealing several newspaper boxes across McDowell County.
Authorities said Wednesday they have charged an Old Fort man with a sex crime against an 8-year-old child.
McDowell locals looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for their loved ones could also be giving the gift of life at Saturday’s shopping bazaar at the Marion Community Building.
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) — No injuries have been reported after an early morning earthquake in Caldwell County.General News, Natural Disasters, Accidents And Disasters
Marion detectives are investigating the death of a 4-month old baby found unresponsive early Monday morning.
McDowell detectives have arrested a man and woman for allegedly breaking into houses and stealing nearly $3,000 worth of property.
Mission Health has announced the appointment of Bob Bednarek as interim president of McDowell Hospital, beginning Jan. 1.
New life experiences in the mountains have inspired one foreign exchange student at McDowell High School to blog about her time in McDowell County.
A classic tale with a local twist will hit the stage on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nordstrom has fired a sales associate who made a statement about killing police on his Facebook page.Business, General News, Technology, Social Media, Police Shooting Of Michael Brown In Ferguson, Missouri, Online Media, Media, Events
Texie Bartlett Proctor MARION Texie Bartlett Proctor, 70, of Marion, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness. Born in McDowell County, May 19, 1944, she was a daughter of the late George D. Bartlett and Kathleen Yates Bartlett English. Texie spent …
BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: FBI looking into hanging of black North Carolina teen that was ruled a suicide.General News, Suicides, Law Enforcement Agencies, Government And Politics
Jean Gouge Callahan NEBO Jean Gouge Callahan, 81, of Nebo, went home to be with the Lord, while her family was by her side Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at The McDowell Hospital. Born in Mitchell County April 29, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Stokes and Virginia Chandler Gouge. Jean, kn…
Louis Poole MORGANTON Louis Edward Poole, 88, of Morganton, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Born Sept. 28, 1926, in McDowell County, he was a son of the late John Summerfield Poole and Hester Grant Poole Chapman. Louis was raised in Marion, and as a child, he was a member of West Marion Unite…
The storied rivalry that is Freedom and McDowell varsity girls basketball has featured many down-to-the-wire encounters over the years. But this time around, not so much.
The driver of a car was airlifted to the hospital after his vehicle overturned and slammed into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, bringing down lines and briefly setting the pole on fire.
The last two games did a lot to humble the McDowell Titans. After a lackluster effort and poor fundamentals cost them a couple losses on the road at both Freedom and Alexander Central, the Titans got back…
MAJ Robert E. "Bob" Withrow MARION MAJ Robert E. "Bob" Withrow, 76, of Marion, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Born in Rutherford County Feb. 6, 1938, Bob was a son of the late John D. Withrow and Dorothy Moore "Dot" Withrow. A godly…
Have you seen this 2011 Kubota RTV? If so, Crimestoppers can trade you some money for some information.
MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — The Army showed off a blimp-like airship Wednesday that is designed to help the military detect and destroy cruise missiles speeding toward the nation's capital or other major East Coast cities.General News, Industrial Products And Services, Industries, Business, War And Unrest, Military And Defense, Government And Politics, Armed Forces
Within the next few years, McDowell County will have a new hospital.
Frances Leonard NEBO Frances Benfield Leonard, 79, of Nebo, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today (Sunday, Dec. 14), at Snow Hill United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
Brenda Brown Guderian OLD FORT Brenda Brown Guderian, of Old Fort, passed away peacefully Dec. 9, 2014 as Jesus, in all His glory, took her hand from her daughter Wendy's and took her home. She is survived by her five children, Hope, Nick, Vicky, Wendy and Toby. She was preceded in death …
Jerry Wesley Roper MORGANTON Jerry Wesley Roper, 74, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m., Friday at the funeral home.
Katherine Burleson Wilkins PLUMTREE On Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, Plumtree native Mrs. Katherine Burleson Wilkins resumed dancing. Affectionately and respectfully known across Avery, Mitchell and Yancey counties as "Miss K" and "Coach K", she touched the lives of many in these mountain communi…
Two suspects were charged with breaking into a business and stealing a load of cash and checks, according to Marion authorities.
Ray D. McKinney MARION Ray D. McKinney, 85, of Marion passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at his residence. Ray was born in Mitchell County Dec. 6, 1929, a son of the late Bynum Herbert McKinney and Maggie Dover McKinney. He attended Grandview Baptist Church and was a proud veteran of the U…
Federal grant funds will soon bring telehealth to the homes of people in McDowell County.
George W. Moore LONG BEACH, Calif. George W. Moore, 93, of Long Beach, Calif., originally of Old Fort, died Dec. 11, 2014. No local services are planned at this time. Forest Lawn Funeral Home of Cypress, Calif. is serving the family.
The Marion City Council held a special planning meeting Tuesday to talk more about sidewalk cafes in downtown, rules regarding auto repair shops and the likelihood of the state forcing all local governments in North Carolina to change their zoning rules.
Oh, you better watch out!
PARIS (AP) — The Malian government says it exchanged four prisoners to secure the release of a French hostage held for three years by al-Qaida's North African branch.General News, Hostage Situations, Prisoner Exchange, Government And Politics, War And Unrest
Jennifer "Jenny" Pressley NEBO Jennifer "Jenny" Pressley, 53, of Nebo, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at her residence following a brief battle with cancer. Her loving family was by her side. Born in McDowell County Aug. 24, 1961, she was the daughter of the late Garland and Nellie Whi…
Gertrude "Trudy" Stelzner MARION Gertrude "Trudy" Stelzner, 87, of Marion, formerly of East Aurora Buffalo, N.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. She was born March 10, 1927 in Germany, to the late August Kowalzik and Anna Sowollek Kowalzik. Trudy moved from Germany to Long Island, N.Y., in…
TAYLORSVILLE – Last week, the McDowell Lady Titans’ battle with the Alexander Central Lady Cougars was a little too close for comfort.
McDowell High’s junior varsity basketball teams cruised to a season sweep of rival Freedom on Friday with a pair of wins at Titan Gymnasium.