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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.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 15-year-old male believed to have run away from home Wednesday evening.
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…
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.
McDowell County, like the rest of western North Carolina, endured heavy rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds all day Tuesday.
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.
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.
Old Fort officers are searching for two suspects who are wanted in unrelated crimes.
Authorities say it wasn’t wildlife that a trail camera captured but an image of a suspected scrap metal thief.
Two suspects were arrested after they were caught on video stealing items from woman’s storage unit, authorities said Wednesday.
An early morning traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a Marion woman on a drug charge
An Old Fort man who robbed two convenience stores in January could spend up to eight years in prison for his crimes.
A leading maker of high-precision scientific glassware plans to build a new manufacturing plant in McDowell County’s industrial park.
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…
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 …
Marion’s police chief recently returned from a 10-week training course from a very selective school.
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…
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.
Starting Wednesday, applying for gun permits in McDowell will be simpler and more convenient.
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…
Authorities said Friday a Marion man has been charged with stealing a four-wheeler from his uncle.
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.
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…
McDowell Titan tennis standouts Aaron Whittemore and Eleck Hensley readily admit their sport takes a backseat in popularity to football, baseball and basketball.
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…
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.
West Marion Elementary students are on a mission to make an impact in their community.
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.
Over the last few days, Eastfield Global Magnet School students have been learning the importance of not being a bully.
Two different low-down incidents have Mercy Fund Animal Rescue in need of the public’s help.
Two individuals allegedly tried to pass off horse vitamins as illegal drugs, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday.
“Run for your life” is what one organization is asking McDowell County residents to do during an upcoming event.
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.
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.
Tiffany Ann Taylor Revis MARION Tiffany Ann Taylor Revis, a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 at St. Joseph Campus-Mission Hospital, at the age of 31. Born in Charleston, S.C., on April 29, 1983, she was the daughter of Donald and Lisa Ta…
A champion powerlifter and gym owner was arrested on Monday and charged with possession of steroids, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said.
It isn’t every day that Old Fort fifth-grader Makayla Evans gets to dress up like a beaver.
Like the weather Friday evening, the McDowell Titans’ Homecoming game against the Erwin Warriors went south in a hurry.
The fall sports season in the Foothills Conference is hitting the home stretch with two weeks left on the schedule.
The McDowell Lady Titans golf team gave it everything they had, but came up just a few strokes short in the regular-season finale Monday at Marion Lake Club.
Nancy Williams MORGANTON Nancy Ann Williams, 80, of Morganton, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014. Graveside services for Nancy Ann Williams were held Monday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at Burke Memorial Park. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.