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Marion police officers and McDowell County sheriff's deputies are currently searching for this man, who allegedly robbed Fifth Third bank on Main Street shortly before 5 p.m.
Two inmates who escaped custody from Avery County authorities Tuesday afternoon are back in custody in Gordon County, Ga.
A Wednesday night fire destroyed a building which was used as a warehouse by the local Habitat for Humanity.
Deputies say they arrested a Marion man for destroying tombstones at a local Baptist church.
Authorities were still searching on Friday for a man who robbed Fifth Third Bank on South Main Street in Marion Thursday.
Additional charges are pending for a Marion man who was recently charged by the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office with felony possession of a firearm by a felon.
With the beginning of McDowell County Schools 2014-15 school year just weeks away, McDowell High School would like to announce the following important dates for students.
A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he sexually molested two teens.
Marion and Mooresville authorities believe the same bandit likely robbed banks in both towns 48 hours apart.
One Cedarbrook resident has been charged with choking another resident, authorities said on Monday.
N.C. Chief Justice Sarah Parker has named Judge Linda McGee as chief judge of the N.C. Court of Appeals.
Stipulations from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” are causing McDowell County Schools to rethink how their employees are spending their hours on payroll.
McDowell County was confronted Tuesday with the issue of same-sex marriage when a local lesbian couple sought to apply for a marriage license at the Register of Deeds office.
A tip from the public led McDowell County sheriff’s deputies and Marion police officers to a wanted sex offender Tuesday. Jesse Dean Burse, 29, was captured at a residence on State Street in Marion at 12:39 p.m. He was wanted on two counts of failure to chan…
Two years ago this summer, McDowell County was invited to be a part of a multi-million dollar, long-range effort by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to improve the health and quality of life of its people.
Progress continues on construction at McDowell High School to make room for ninth-graders.
Tempers flared, angry accusations were made and two police officers were called to the Town Hall so they could escort the leaders of Old Fort Mountain Music out of the boardroom in an attempt to restore order during Monday’s meeting of the town’s Board of Aldermen.
Annie B. Rockette MARION Annie B. Rockette, 86, of Marion, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of declining health. Annie was born March 4, 1928, in Caldwell County, to the late Coot and Kate Mundy Bryant. She lived a long and happy l…
One local job hub may have gone through a name change, but that hasn’t lessened the training they provide for individuals looking for employment.
One familiar walking spot has been recreated on canvas by several local artists and will be featured in the upcoming Greenway Art Show at MACA.
Barbara "Bebe" Canipe Dowdle MARION Barbara "Bebe" Canipe Dowdle, 60, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Friday, July 25, 2014, following a lengthy battle of cancer, at Catawba Regional Hospice in Newton, with her loving family by her side. A native of Cleveland County, born Oct. 6, 1953…
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for McDowell and other western North Carolina counties. The watch is in effect until 1 a.m. Monday. A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a tornado. A warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or picked up on radar.
A Marion woman was recently arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a teenage girl.
A Columbus, N.C. man has filed a lawsuit against McDowell County government, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff Dudley Greene due to an incident that occurred in December 2008.
Ruby Doris Stevens MARION Ruby Doris Stevens, 82, of Marion, passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014, at John F. Keever Jr. Solace Center in Asheville. Born in Mitchell County, Jan. 28, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Mattie Hollifield. A loving mother, grandmother, sister an…
Thad Anthony MARION Mr. Thad Lee Anthony, 77, of Marion, died, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Thursday, July 24), in the McCall Memorial Chapel of Kirksey Funeral Home, Marion. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the fu…
Six teenagers were charged in connection with breaking into two businesses and a school, Marion police said Wednesday.
Grady Lee Davis MARION Mr. Grady Lee Davis, 78, of Marion, passed away following a short illness Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville. Grady was born April 18, 1936, in McDowell County, to the late Clyde Davis and Virginia Carrington Davis. Aft…
Two suspects were taken into custody after law enforcement agents searched a Marion home.
NEBO – Marion Lake Club Golf Professional Greg Parker likes the direction the Annual McDowell County Open Golf Championship has taken the last few years.
Elmer Clark NEBO Elmer Clark, 73, of Nebo, went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly Monday, July 21, 2014. A native of Burke County, born May 11, 1941, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ida Chapman Clark. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, Elmer enjoyed gardening a…
The issue of same-sex marriage will be brought before the McDowell County Register of Deeds office on Tuesday.
This summer, the young volunteers with the Carolina Cross Connection are back in McDowell County to help deserving folks with their minor home repairs.
Folks in Old Fort are gearing up for Hollywood lights, cameras and action scenes to be filmed on Friday as part of the comedy “Untitled Armored Car Project.”
Arvel Barrier MORGANTON Arvel M. Barrier, 71, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 25, at Barrier Cemetery in Jonas Ridge. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family.
The echo of children laughing and conversations between parents fill Gypsy Mountain Blueberry Patch on most days during the late summer.
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series commemorating the 100th year of Cooperative Extension in the U.S.
The sights and sounds of Friday night high school football are just around the corner.
James Battles MARION Mr. James Bruce Battles, 65, of Marion, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, July 31, at the Cross Mill Church of God Fellowship Hall. Kirksey Funeral Home, of Marion, is assisting the family with arrangements.
William Metts REIDSVILLE William Joseph Metts died Thursday, July 24, 2014. Survivors are his sons, Scott and Shawn Metts; brother, Ralph Metts; sisters-in-law, Susan Metts and Martha Carol Metts; special friends, Fred Busick (Cathy); and other relatives and friends. Graveside services we…
James Fox MORGANTON James "Jim" Fox, 78, of Morganton, died Sunday, July 27, 2014. The funeral will be held at 12 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, at First Advent Christian Church. The family will receive friends at the church, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center i…
Deciding to make a change is the first step in turning one’s life around.
Glenn Wheelon Dale OLD FORT Glenn Wheelon Dale, 89, of Old Fort, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Aston Park Health Care Center in Asheville. Born in McDowell County, Jan. 4, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Martha Eller Wheelon. Glenn retired from Parker Hosiery Mill …
Guy Lane MARION Mr. Guy Lane, of Marion, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, July 19, 2014. He was at his home when he passed and is now reunited with his beloved wife of 61 years, Harriet Burns Lane, who preceded him in death two months ago on May 13. Guy was born in Marion Jul…
Movie star Owen Wilson took in some local history during his visit to Old Fort, stopping by the Mountain Gateway Museum on Friday.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series exploring resources currently available to McDowell County’s homeless population.