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The latest at 2:30 p.m.: Emergency Management reports Gilbert Byrd Road in Nebo and Marlowe Road in Glenwood are currently blocked due to high water. Polly Spout Road has been shut down at request of Glenwood Fire Chief due to potential high water threat from a private pond. The EOC has …
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators need information to help solve an assault early Friday morning that left a Marion man with serious injuries.
As he got ready to retire, Dr. Shamshad Ali spent much of his time taking down the hundreds of photos that hung on the walls of his waiting room. Each one showed a child or teen needing his care during his more than 30 years of practicing pediatric medicine. Through vaccinations, infectio…
A former mental health patient at Cedarbrook Residential Center in Nebo was sentenced to a decade in prison for killing his roommate at the facility in 2009.
A high school student was arrested on a felony charge for having a handgun in his car on school property, deputies said Thursday.
Four people are charged with firing a gun at a house and hitting one of the residents, deputies said Friday.
McDowell deputies said Tuesday they are searching for a fourth suspect involved in a counterfeit money ring.
After a night of partying and drinking, police said, a Marion man allegedly broke into his friend’s house while he was asleep, assaulted him and stole $1,000 worth of his property.
A man was Tased and arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident and walking toward an officer with a knife, according to a report by from the Marion Police Department.
All day Wednesday, heavy rains and flash flooding caused problems around McDowell County.
A Marion man faces additional charges for allegedly abusing a young girl for nearly a decade, authorities said Monday.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for theft suspects who struck in the Veterans Drive area last month and stole backpacks, tennis shoes, chainsaws and other items.
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One man is charged with returning items he stole from Wal-Mart and receiving cash for them, according to a report from Marion police.
Subway in Old Fort opened its doors on Wednesday to provide a fresh alternative in fast-food eating.
McDowell High School students are making sure that the memory of one of their classmates is never forgotten.
If you hear your stomach growling, it might be time for a fill up at Old Fort’s newest eatery.
The fourth person charged in a counterfeit money scam was taken into custody Wednesday night.
Both sections of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway are closed due to flooding along the Catawba River.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Deputy Kent Smith has proven that he’s as versatile as they come, which earned him the title Officer of the Year for 2015.
A Nebo man is charged with drug possession after deputies stopped his vehicle for being suspicious.
From October through December of last year, Marion saw five new businesses open while two closed their doors. In addition, other local businesses have either moved to new and better locations in Marion or are seeking to expand.
“Mountain View provided me a unique and valuable privilege that I will never forget and always celebrate. I gladly wave goodbye to segregation, but black schools worked. Self-fulfilling prophecy is a reality, and those educators taught and treated us in a way that fostered pride and digni…
A small family-owned farm in McDowell County will be able to stay open year-round and expand its operations thanks to a $6,000 grant from WNC Agricultural Options.
RALEIGH – Badge of Excellence awards were bestowed on 14 Department of Public Safety (DPS) employees at a ceremony Jan. 21 held at the Joint Force Headquarters.
McDowell County Schools along with support from McDowell Technical Community College and Duke Energy held the Third Annual STEAM Expo on Saturday, Jan. 30. During the expo, student’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math projects were on display. Different presenters were also on…
A proposed $2 billion bond issue could result in $4.5 million for McDowell Technical Community College and approximately $3 million for Lake James State Park.
NEBO Mr. Steven Ray Adams, 58, of Nebo, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m., at Snow Hill United Methodist Church in Morganton. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 6 p.m., prior to the service, at the church. Chad Beam Funera…
A flood watch has been issued Wednesday morning through 7 p.m. by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Greenville-Spartanburg.
McDowell County was on the receiving end of some good news this week in 1986. The jobless rate had fallen to its lowest point in six years. Though 800 county residents were still actively looking for work, hiring at Sheercraft and Midland Brake had brought the unemployment rate down to 4.…
A Burnsville man had to be rescued on N.C. 226 North Wednesday night after he was pinned between a rocky embankment and his car.
SUMTER, S.C. Ernest Wayne Ledbetter Sr., 80, widower of Mary Kathryn Ledbetter, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey. Born in Rutherford, he was a son of the late Dexter Noland Ledbetter and the late Inez Marie Searcy Ledbetter. He was a graduate of Glenwood High School…
The McDowell County Board of Education will meet on Monday in the Central Office boardroom at 6:30 p.m.
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Got a tip but can’t make a phone call? Now you can simply text 274637 (CRIMES) and report it to McDowell County Crimestoppers.
Justin Nojan Sullivan, the Morganton teen who was charged by the federal government on June 19, 2015, with helping the terrorist organization ISIL, was indicted by a Burke County grand jury Monday afternoon in the murder of 74-year-old John Bailey Clark.
MARION Mrs. Vera Mae Smith Crisp, 89, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at her residence. She was blessed to have her family by her side when she left this world for her eternal home. Born in Greenville, S.C., Oct. 5, 1926, she was a daughter of the late John P. Smith and Cu…
A different way of creating art had fourth- and fifth-graders from Nebo Elementary getting creative.
The Rotary Club of Marion recently honored McDowell High School students Virginia Ballard and Avery Vestal.
College financial aid officers and specialists will be available at McDowell Technical Community College on Saturday, Feb. 20, to help high school seniors, their families, and college students complete and submit their Free Application…
McDowell’s junior varsity basketball teams took the floor at Titan Gym for the last time on Tuesday, splitting a pair of games with Asheville.
MARION Mrs. Alice Anna Day Reel, 97, of Rose Hill Retirement Community, formerly of Lower Haw Branch Rd. in Marion, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, after a brief illness. A native of San Diego, Calif., she was born Dec. 6, 1918, to the late Fred G. Day and Hilda Anderson Day. She was…
Improvements to downtown festivals and events, safer streets and roads and a possible third mausoleum at Oak Grove Cemetery were just a few of the items discussed in detail last week by the Marion City Council.
At 81 S. Main St., an old department store has been transformed into a place for possibilities.