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After investigating an accident Monday evening, an on-duty Marion police officer was involved in his own collision shortly after.
Motorists were advised to use caution on Interstate 40 in McDowell due to multiple grass fires and low visibility. The N.C. Highway Patrol instituted a "rolling roadblock at" 3:15 p.m., according to emergency radio traffic.
Three suspects were arrested for stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of property, McDowell deputies said Thursday.
An Old Fort woman lost consciousness while driving Wednesday afternoon and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Parents, emergency service workers and students gathered inside McDowell High School’s auditorium on Tuesday to recognize six students who were promoted to officers in the school’s Emergency Services Academy.
After five years of providing free medical care to the uninsured and underserved, the Good Samaritan Clinic of McDowell County announced this week it would close its doors. But a small group of people are seeking to find a way for the clinic to stay open.
A Marion woman will spend the next five to seven years behind bars for shooting and injuring her husband.
A Marion man has been jailed for allegedly stabbing another man, deputies said Monday.
A grand jury that recently inspected the McDowell County Courthouse had a message for county commissioners: Build a new one.
A horse being transported by an animal rescuer was killed Tuesday night after it was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 40.
A Marion man was found not guilty in court after being charged in 2013 for possessing a large amount of drugs.
Sandra D. Browning NEBO Sandra D. Browning, 69, of Nebo, passed away peacefully at her home among family and friends, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Born in McDowell County, April 4, 1945, she was the daughter of the late Joe and Virginia Dobson. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, San…
McDowell deputies said Friday they have arrested a man who tried to solicit sex with a teenage girl.
A cast iron pan left on a stove was the cause of an afternoon fire on Grove Street in Marion, resident Ann Parker said as she stood outside of her burning home.
An Old Fort man caught a thief breaking into his house and held him at gunpoint until authorities arrived, officials said on Wednesday.
Troopers are looking for the driver of a car who caused a wreck Wednesday afternoon on Nix Creek Road.
Another fast-food eatery in McDowell County is about to get a major facelift.
Family members of a missing Tennessee man are still searching for answers on his whereabouts after his truck was discovered in McDowell County almost a year ago.
Due to additional state budget reversions recently announced by the N.C. Community College System, McDowell Technical Community College will end its community and family movie series in early March.
Mark Anthony Lowery MARION Mark Anthony Lowery, 46, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his residence. A beloved brother, Mark was born July 19, 1968, in McDowell County and was the son of the late Arlie and Priscilla Chapman Lowery. He was preceded in death by…
A grass fire Friday afternoon shut down parts of Interstate 40 for nearly two hours while crews battled the roadside blaze.
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…
Dwight Huffman NEBO Dwight Jonathan "D.J." Huffman, 23, of Nebo, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at his home. He was born March 8, 1991, in Burke County, to Tina Huffman of the home and Dwight Huffman of Morganton. D.J. worked at Rock-Tenn. He loved to hunt and ride dirt bikes. D.J. was most …
John Mashburn MARION John Mashburn, 58, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Va. Born in Burke County, Feb. 21, 1956, he was the son of the late Jim Mashburn and Patsy Lytle of Marion. A friend to …
McDowell High School’s NJROTC recently participated in the Area 6 Rifle Championship and a drill meet at Daniel Boone High School in Gray, Tenn.
Deputies said Friday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly strangling his 6-year-old son.
Melody Loftis MARYVILLE, Tenn. Melody Diane Loftis, 58, resident of Maryville, Tenn., formally of Old Fort, passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 after a short illness. She was born April 7, 1956 to the late Dan Loftis and Pat Brown Loftis. She is survived by daughter, Heather Barrier and h…
A Marion man faces a possible murder trial after being indicted by a grand jury earlier this month.
Vernon Kelly Benge MARION Mr. Vernon Kelly Benge, 64, of Marion, passed away peacefully at his home Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 surrounded by his family and friends. A native of McDowell County, born Oct. 6, 1950, he was the son of the late William Benge and Beulah Mann. Being the middle child …
McDowell’s Department of Social Services gave a report last week to the County Commissioners about how their agency is “people focused and service driven.”
The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Grandfather Ranger District, PisgahNatio…
Glenda June Bowman Barnes MARION Glenda June Bowman Barnes, 58, of Marion, passed away Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at her residence. A native of McDowell County, Glenda was born Oct. 7, 1956 and was the daughter of the late Glenn Edward Bowman and Mildred June Aldridge Bowman of Marion. Glenda…
Man’s best friend just became a permanent part of the Alternative Education Center.
A former member of the Marion City Council may seek a seat on the Asheville City Council this year.
Altha Reel MARION Altha Ledford Reel, 87, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in the Rose Hill Retirement Community. A native of Bakersville, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle McKinney Ledford and the wife of the late Harry Edward Reel. She was also preceded …
Narcotics detective Eric Rodriguez was named Officer of the Year for the Marion Police Department and was recognized for his efforts in several big cases in McDowell last year.
Starlette Louise Hollifield HARDEEVILLE, S.C. Starlette Louise Hollifield, 50, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at her home in Hardeeville, S.C. Starlette was born Jan. 4, 1965, in Marion. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Troy Lee Padgett; and daughter, Danielle Padg…
A Nebo mother is charged with abusing her 7-year-old daughter, authorities said on Tuesday.
Ed Effler MARION Ed Effler, 75, of Marion, passed away Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Born in Yancey County, March 21, 1939, he was the son of the late Tildy Effler Woods. He enjoyed watching and feeding birds, and in his spare time, reading boo…
A Marion teenager is behind bars after allegedly abusing his 2-month-old son, deputies said Thursday.
Jefferson "Todd" Parker KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Jefferson "Todd" Parker, 49, passed away quietly Jan. 22, 2015. Todd was an avid Auburn fan, cat lover and player of Texas Hold 'em. He obtained three bachelor degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Todd is survived by his father, Ju…
Larry Joe Conner UNION MILLS Larry Joe Conner, 67, of Bobby McKinney Road, passed away at his home Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A native of Rutherford County, he is a son of the Late Hicks and Carrie Yelton Conner and was formerly employed in textiles. In addition to his parents he was preceded…
A McDowell County government employee was arrested for allegedly stealing money from the tag office, deputies said on Tuesday.
George "Edward" Carver OLD FORT George "Edward" Carver, 82, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, at Autumn Care of Marion. A native of McDowell County, born February 9, 1932, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Belle Carver. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Edward…
With the new year of 2015, the Maxwell M. Corpening Jr. Memorial YMCA is announcing some changes and expansions in its programs.
Local people who need more information about enrolling with the Affordable Care Act will have a “last chance” opportunity this Thursday in Marion.
A Marion couple has been charged with animal cruelty after deputies seized 47 animals from their residence last week.
SAVANNAH, GA—A third suspect has been arrested and charged in the death of a Marion man whose body was found near a highway in Savannah, Ga. on Dec. 23.
Ida Warren OLD FORT Ida Jane Ollis Warren, 90, of Old Fort, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Ida was born Dec. 12, 1924 in Buncombe County, to the late John and Ella Ollis. She worked in textiles most of her life and was a longtime member of Victory Baptist Church in…