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One man was killed after his car overturned on U.S. 221 North near Linville Falls Golf Course Tuesday afternoon.
High speed was a main factor in a wreck that took a Marion man’s life Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 221 North.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for Brian Keith Guzman, 39, of 94 Alabama Avenue in Marion. He is wanted on charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
A second man has been charged in the shooting death of a Marion man earlier this month.
A bond was set for Marion man accused of murdering his neighbor.
A Marion car salesman has been indicted on 37 charges in Buncombe County.
Two cars collided on U.S. 70 West Thursday morning, shutting down the two-lane road for almost an hour.
Two men were charged with breaking into a building owned by a construction company, authorities said on Tuesday.
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) presented the family of fallen U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp with two plaques at the Grandfather Ranger District in Nebo on Monday.
An Old Fort man was arrested for allegedly stealing from his family members.
Marion will get a new apartment complex which will provide affordable housing to families and single people too,
Jonathan "Jon" Brown MARION Jonathan "Jon" Brown, 21, of Marion, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Jon was born in Apple Valley, Calif. March 1, 1993, and is the son of Shannon Brown, of the home and Michael Brown and wife, Linda, of Marion. Jon was emp…
After appealing his judgment in May, a Newland business owner was sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court this month.
A Nebo man who ran from authorities and initiated a day-long manhunt back in June will spend the next eight to 19 months in prison.
Ice breakers and new surroundings greeted students coming back to school on Monday.
After 80 years of doing business in McDowell County, Laughridge Furniture Company is closing its doors for good.
Internationally touring mentalist and former McDowell resident Jonny Zavant will bring his “applied psychology, showmanship and moxie” to the Old Rock School in Valdese Friday night.
One incident that happened on the excursion train pulled by No. 1 is still remembered by long-time residents of McDowell County. And a section of the book is devoted to this event, which left many unfortunate folks feeling queasy.
This Labor Day weekend, Camp Grier is hosting the first-ever Old Fort Sports Fest, a family-friendly event with high-energy sporting activities for athletes and spectators.
Two suspects were taken into custody after law enforcement agents searched a Marion home.
New nutrition standards are making it difficult for schools in McDowell and across the nation to stock vending machines used during school hours.
McDowell Healthcare Foundation recently celebrated its new donor recognition wall unveiling in a ceremony at McDowell Hospital.
One new venture is bringing local, organic produce to tables across McDowell County.
Music enthusiasts who may have an instrument or two collecting dust can now give their gently-used musical tools to the West McDowell Middle School band program.
Fred Edward Ledford OLD FORT Fred Edward Ledford, 76, of Old Fort, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. He was born March 15, 1938, in McDowell County, to the late Edward Winslow "Windy" Ledford and Ora Ellen Lytle Ledford. Mr. Ledford retired from McDowell County Schools and was a…
The driver of a 2007 Jeep Wrangler narrowly escaped her vehicle after it caught on fire while she was travelling down U.S. 70 East Friday afternoon. Around 3:45 p.m., fire and emergency crews were called out to the area beside Hoppy Tom Hollow on U.S.70 East in reference to a vehicle fire…
Three Marion men were charged with stealing a motorcycle and selling it in another county.
Ten years after it stopped operating for good, a large section of the former Drexel Heritage plant in Marion is being demolished.
From the late 1960s through the 1970s, Clinchfield No. 1 was truly “the little engine that could.”
A McDowell couple was taken into custody after police say they discovered drugs in their car around their children.
NEWLAND – Tre Jackson and the Avery Vikings did it to the McDowell Titans again.
Howard Patrick MARION Mr. Howard Lee Patrick, 70, of Marion, passed away, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, while at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born May 4, 1944, in McDowell County, he was a son of the late Birder Patrick and Nannie Freshour. In addition to his parents, Mr. Patrick w…
Every young team experiences growing pains, but the ones the McDowell Titans went through Friday night seemed especially intense.
The Nebo Barbell powerlifting team is starting to resemble an army. The team recently returned from a meet in Tennessee bearing the spoils of war.
Paul Branch Jr. ASHEVILLE Paul McKinley Branch Jr., 67, of Asheville, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. this evening (Wednesday, Aug. 27), in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The family will receive friends at the fune…
Raymond Ledbetter BALDWIN, Md. Raymond Ledbetter passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Formerly of McDowell County, Mr. Ledbetter was a resident of Baldwin, Md. He is survived by his wife Jean of 51 years; two sons, Curtis and Clark; three grandchildren, Mason, Alyssa and Owen. A …
Michael Dean "Bubba" Causby MORGANTON Michael Dean "Bubba" Causby, 42, of Morganton, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The family will receive friends at the church from …
Rev. Kenneth D. Patrick MARION The Rev. Kenneth D. Patrick, 81, of Marion, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care's Hospice House in Valdese. A native of Madison County, born June 15, 1933, he was the son of the late Hardie and Hattie R…
James Ferguson III MARION James Lionel Ferguson III, 39, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. A native of McDowell County, he was the son of Gracie Ferguson, of Marion and the late James Lionel Ferguson Jr. Surviving are his children, Kaylee Starr Ferguson, of Mari…
Paul Branch MORGANTON Paul Branch, 67, of Morganton, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center.
Note: "Tonight" in the story refers to Friday night.
The annual Labor Day Concert at the historic Marion Depot is scheduled for Monday.
Dorothy McCall MORGANTON Dorothy Mae Franklin McCall, 89, of Morganton died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hopewell Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center …
The McDowell Lady Titans got a tough draw for their 2014 home opener Tuesday evening, losing to a strong Asheville Christian Academy squad in three games.
Steve Setzer MORGANTON Steve "Old Man" Setzer, 67, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. The Celebration of Life service will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home, one hour…
For the month of July, McDowell County reported a jobless rate of 7 percent, which is a very slight increase from the month before.