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Marion police officers and McDowell County sheriff's deputies are currently searching for this man, who allegedly robbed Fifth Third bank on Main Street shortly before 5 p.m.
Two inmates who escaped custody from Avery County authorities Tuesday afternoon are back in custody in Gordon County, Ga.
Deputies say they arrested a Marion man for destroying tombstones at a local Baptist church.
A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he sexually molested two teens.
Marion and Mooresville authorities believe the same bandit likely robbed banks in both towns 48 hours apart.
Authorities were still searching on Friday for a man who robbed Fifth Third Bank on South Main Street in Marion Thursday.
A Wednesday night fire destroyed a building which was used as a warehouse by the local Habitat for Humanity.
One Cedarbrook resident has been charged with choking another resident, authorities said on Monday.
N.C. Chief Justice Sarah Parker has named Judge Linda McGee as chief judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals.
A tip from the public led McDowell County sheriff’s deputies and Marion police officers to a wanted sex offender Tuesday. Jesse Dean Burse, 29, was captured at a residence on State Street in Marion at 12:39 p.m. He was wanted on two counts of failure to chan…
Additional charges are pending for a Marion man who was recently charged by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of a firearm by a felon.
A man was sent to the hospital after witnesses say he traveled across U.S. 221 North and struck another vehicle.
Progress continues on construction at McDowell High School to make room for ninth-graders.
One familiar walking spot has been recreated on canvas by several local artists and will be featured in the upcoming Greenway Art Show at MACA.
McDowell County was confronted Tuesday with the issue of same-sex marriage when a local lesbian couple sought to apply for a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office.
With the beginning of McDowell County Schools 2014-15 school year just weeks away, McDowell High School would like to announce the following important dates for students.
One local job hub may have gone through a name change, but that hasn’t lessened the training they provide for individuals looking for employment.
Barbara "Bebe" Canipe Dowdle MARION Barbara "Bebe" Canipe Dowdle, 60, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 25, 2014, following a lengthy battle of cancer, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, with her loving family by her side. A native of Cleveland County, born Oct. 6, 1953…
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for McDowell and other western North Carolina counties. The watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Monday. A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a tornado. A warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or picked up on radar.
Stipulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” are causing McDowell County Schools to rethink how their employees are spending their hours on payroll.
Two years ago this summer, McDowell County was invited to be a part of a multi-million dollar, long-range effort by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to improve the health and quality of life of its people.
Annie B. Rockette MARION Annie B. Rockette, 86, of Marion, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of declining health. Annie was born March 4, 1928, in Caldwell County, to the late Coot and Kate Mundy Bryant. She lived a long and happy l…
Tempers flared, angry accusations were made and two police officers were called to the Town Hall so they could escort the leaders of Old Fort Mountain Music out of the boardroom in an attempt to restore order during Monday’s meeting of the town’s Board of Aldermen.
Two inmates who escaped Avery County authorities on Tuesday were captured in the early morning hours on Wednesday in Georgia.
Ruby Doris Stevens MARION Ruby Doris Stevens, 82, of Marion, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville. Born in Mitchell County, Jan. 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Mattie Hollifield. A loving mother, grandmother, sister an…
NEBO – Marion Lake Club Golf Professional Greg Parker likes the direction the Annual McDowell County Open Golf Championship has taken the last few years.
A Marion woman was recently arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl.
The sights and sounds of Friday night high school football are just around the corner.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series commemorating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension in the U.S.
Two suspects were taken into custody after law enforcement agents searched a Marion home.
Six teenagers were charged in connection with breaking into two businesses and a school, Marion police said Wednesday.
One event promises a slew of healthy and fun activities for families in McDowell County.
James Fox MORGANTON James "Jim" Fox, 78, of Morganton, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. The funeral will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, at First Advent Christian Church. The family will receive friends at the church, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center i…
Grady Lee Davis MARION Mr. Grady Lee Davis, 78, of Marion, passed away following a short illness Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Grady was born April 18, 1936, in McDowell County, to the late Clyde Davis and Virginia Carrington Davis. Aft…
William Metts REIDSVILLE William Joseph Metts died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Survivors are his sons, Scott and Shawn Metts; brother, Ralph Metts; sisters-in-law, Susan Metts and Martha Carol Metts; special friends, Fred Busick (Cathy); and other relatives and friends. Graveside services we…
A Columbus, N.C. man has filed a lawsuit against McDowell County government, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Dudley Greene due to an incident that occurred in December 2008.
James Battles MARION Mr. James Bruce Battles, 65, of Marion, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the Cross Mill Church of God Fellowship Hall. Kirksey Funeral Home, of Marion, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Folks in Old Fort are gearing up for Hollywood lights, cameras and action scenes to be filmed on Friday as part of the comedy “Untitled Armored Car Project.”
This summer, the young volunteers with the Carolina Cross Connection are back in McDowell County to help deserving folks with their minor home repairs.
Patricia Chapman MORGANTON Patricia "Pat" Chapman, 86, of Morganton, died Thursday, July 24, 2014. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, July 27, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The family will receive friends Sunday, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the fu…
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series commemorating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension in the U.S.
Thad Anthony MARION Mr. Thad Lee Anthony, 77, of Marion, died, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, July 24), in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the fu…
Movie star Owen Wilson took in some local history during his visit to Old Fort, stopping by the Mountain Gateway Museum on Friday.
Six days before the 45th anniversary of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s “small step” onto the surface of the moon, a NASA astronomer made a bold prediction.
The issue of same-sex marriage will be brought before the McDowell County Register of Deeds office on Tuesday.