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Tuesday’s severe storms left a path of destruction in McDowell County for crews to clean up on a beautiful and sunny Wednesday afternoon. And while crews were cleaning up, officials from the National Weather Service were confirming a tornado in Montford Cove.
McDowell High School students and others are trying to get a Christian rap artist to perform in honor of recently departed student Eleck Hensley.
A McDowell High School senior was killed in a car wreck early Saturday morning.
NEW YORK (AP) — A medical examiner says a 3-year-old New York City girl who police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather died of blunt impact injuries to her head and torso.General News, Arrests, Crimes Against Children, Crime, Human Welfare, Social Issues, Social Affairs, Law And Order, Violent Crime
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 15-year-old male believed to have run away from home Wednesday evening.
Four suspects were taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a Marion man and robbing him of medication and a cell phone.
Investigators need the public’s help finding a fugitive wanted on multiple drug charges and for questioning in theft cases.
A Marion man who told deputies he had been shot in a drive-by earlier this month is now in jail for allegedly lying to officers about the incident.
Residents in the Montford Cove community were not at all surprised when the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed a tornado in their area Tuesday night.
Unless you’ve been totally oblivious to the sports world for the past three weeks, you already know one of the biggest storylines in Major League Baseball in several years is taking place in the heartland of America.
Old Fort officers are searching for two suspects who are wanted in unrelated crimes.
McDowell County, like the rest of western North Carolina, endured heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds all day Tuesday.
Eleck Willis Hensley NEBO Eleck Willis Hensley, beloved son, brother, grandson and friend to many, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Eleck, 17, was born in Mooresville, Aug. 20, 1997 to Gregg and Marla Willis Hensley. His love and respect for others, and the gratitude he s…
Two suspects were arrested after they were caught on video stealing items from woman’s storage unit, authorities said Wednesday.
Authorities say it wasn’t wildlife that a trail camera captured but an image of a suspected scrap metal thief.
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…
A leading maker of high-precision scientific glassware plans to build a new manufacturing plant in McDowell County’s industrial park.
District Attorney Brad Greenway announced Tuesday the hiring of E. Penn Dameron Jr. as an assistant district attorney for Judicial District 29A effective immediately. Dameron’s primary responsibility will be to prosecute criminal cases on behalf of the state of North Carolina in both the …
Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly stealing aluminum cans from a business and then scrapping them.
Jenny Hopson Purcell MARION Jenny Hopson Purcell, 43, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at her residence. Born in Buncombe County May 22, 1971, she was the daughter of Dennis and Dorothy Hopson, of Marion. Jenny will be remembered for the love she had for her fami…
You might expect a lot of major league baseball players to have a hard time reconciling the overwhelming excitement of playing on the game’s biggest stage with the need to buckle down and get the job done.
West Marion Elementary students are on a mission to make an impact in their community.
An early morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Marion woman on a drug charge
George David Thompson MARION George David Thompson, 56, of Marion, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly at the McDowell Hospital on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Born on Fort Sumter, S.C., on June 3, 1958, he was the son of the late George and Sharon Piercy Thompson. A man who loved his friend…
The Foothills Pilot Plant will no longer be owned by the McDowell Economic Development Association (MEDA) and the county will get out of the small-meat processing business. Instead, the plant will be owned by a non-profit organization led by farm-based producers.
An Old Fort man who robbed two convenience stores in January could spend up to eight years in prison for his crimes.
Robert Lee Myers Jr. OLD FORT Robert Lee Myers Jr., 67, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, at The Hospice House of Rutherford County. A native of McDowell County, born Jan. 2, 1947, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Myers Sr. and Evelyn Myers Chrisawn, of Old Fort. Rober…
St. John’s Episcopal Church will have a wide variety of crafters and artists at its Fourth-Annual Art Festival.
“Run for your life” is what one organization is asking McDowell County residents to do during an upcoming event.
The McDowell Titans junior varsity football team did all of its damage in the first half and was able to make it stick in a 28-26 win at home Thursday night against Asheville.
McDowell High School senior D'Jan Jones earned the crown Friday night as she was named the MHS 2014-2015 Homecoming Queen in front of the crowd at Titan Stadium. In addition to being queen, Jones is a Lady Titans basketball player and volleyball player.
Authorities said Friday a Marion man has been charged with stealing a four-wheeler from his uncle.
McDowell Titan tennis standouts Aaron Whittemore and Eleck Hensley readily admit their sport takes a backseat in popularity to football, baseball and basketball.
Cora Arizona Brown Hollifield TURKEY COVE/ WOODLAWN Mrs. Cora Arizona Brown ("Little Zonie") Hollifield, 73, of Marion, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at her residence with her loving family by her bedside. Born in Mitchell County March 18, 1941, she was a daughter of Marie Duncan Bro…
Naomi Hardy MARION Naomi Avery Hardy, 89, of Marion passed away Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. A public memorial service will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, at Willow Tree AME Church, 2500 Willowtree Church Ave. in Morganton, NC 28655 at 1 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.Science, Record Setting Events, Heat Waves, General News, Weather, Weather Patterns, Climate, Environmental Science, Environment And Nature, Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, Environment, Oceans, Environmental Concerns
ASHEVILLE - The McDowell Titans knew they had a monumental task ahead of them Friday night in slowing down the quick, relentless ground attack of the Asheville High Cougars.
The fall sports season in the Foothills Conference is hitting the home stretch with two weeks left on the schedule.
Jordan Scot Ruff MARION Jordan Scot Ruff, 22, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, at his residence. A native of McDowell County, Jordan was born Nov. 10, 1991, and is the son of Jenni Ruff, of Marion and Scot Ruff, also of Marion. He was a great young man who loved spending ti…
Two different low-down incidents have Mercy Fund Animal Rescue in need of the public’s help.
Marion’s police chief recently returned from a 10-week training course from a very selective school.
Karl Douglas Duckworth MORGANTON Karl Douglas Duckworth, 21, of Morganton, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. Funeral service will be today (Tuesday, Oct. 14), at Morganton Seventh-day Adventist Church at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Sossoma…
Two individuals allegedly tried to pass off horse vitamins as illegal drugs, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
Larry Childres DREXEL Larry William Brantley Childres, 77, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Drexel First Baptist Church, with visitation at the church from 2:30 to 4 p.m. prior to the service. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center i…
Over the last few days, Eastfield Global Magnet School students have been learning the importance of not being a bully.