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Two people were killed in separate collisions Wednesday morning in different areas of McDowell.
From the McDowell County Sheriff's Office: "McDowell High is currently in a code yellow soft lock down posture for precautionary measures only. Law enforcement, emergency services personnel and school officials are working together to resolve the situation. There is no perceived danger at…
Authorities responded to McDowell Technical Community College Wednesday morning after a man was seriously injured in a fall.
McDowell High School students and others are trying to get a Christian rap artist to perform in honor of recently departed student Eleck Hensley.
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
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.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl who ran away from home Sunday.
A McDowell High School senior was killed in a car wreck early Saturday morning.
A student has been charged with making a bomb threat that resulted in a four-hour lockdown at McDowell High School on Tuesday.
Tuesday morning was far from normal at McDowell High School.
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.
Charges are pending in a wreck in McDowell that claimed the life of Lawndale man on Wednesday.
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…
Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly stealing aluminum cans from a business and then scrapping them.
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.
A Marion man was arrested Monday for possession of meth and pills, authorities said on Tuesday.
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.
Two upcoming events will highlight some supernatural stories from McDowell County’s past, just in time for Halloween.
Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are on the hunt for a man with outstanding warrants in two counties.
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 woman was arrested for stealing her ex-boyfriend’s credit cards and charging thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, authorities said Wednesday.
Hospice of McDowell County is expanding its program to help children and teens cope with grief and the loss of someone close to them. And the expansion of A Safe Harbor could not have been timelier.
Four suspects were taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a Marion man and robbing him of medication and a cell phone.
West Marion Elementary students are on a mission to make an impact in their community.
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…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman's body days later, authorities said.General News, Violent Crime, Crime
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — More than 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes — enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum" that lasted nearly two decades at the University of North C…
Investigators need the public’s help finding a fugitive wanted on multiple drug charges and for questioning in theft cases.
Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that McDowell County’s new Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center was a prototype for other communities to follow when it comes to workforce development and job training.
Robin Mann Wright MARION Robin Mann Wright, 46, of Marion, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. A celebration of Robin's life will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. at Story Memorial Presbyterian Church. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday night, officials said.Business, General News, Accidents, Accidents And Disasters, Transportation
One organization is inviting off-road enthusiasts to an event that will help children in need.
Family Services of McDowell County will hold its annual candlelight vigil on the lawn of the McDowell County Courthouse Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The Good Samaritan Clinic of McDowell County continues to work hard at providing the uninsured in our community with good medical care. Even with the Affordable Care Act in place, McDowell’s only free clinic is needed to help those who fall through the cracks.
The formal dedication of the new Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center is set for Thursday afternoon. The dedication ceremony will include Gov. Pat McCrory as the keynote speaker.
Raymond Eugene Hoover OLD FORT Raymond Eugene Hoover, 59, of Old Fort, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. A private service will be held by the family. Cornerstone Cremation Funeral Celebrations is serving the Hoover family.
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…
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
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 15-year-old male believed to have run away from home Wednesday evening.
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…
Travis Patrick McElreath PORTSMOUTH, Ohio Travis Patrick McElreath, 40, of Portsmouth, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at Southern Ohio Medical Center in Portsmouth. Born Aug. 4, 1974 in Buncombe County, he was the son of the late John McElreath and Trisha Biddix of Marion. Tra…
The fall sports season in the Foothills Conference is hitting the home stretch with two weeks left on the schedule.
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.
“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.