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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.
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.
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
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 16-year-old girl who ran away from home Sunday.
Charges are pending in a wreck in McDowell that claimed the life of Lawndale man on Wednesday.
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.
McDowell High School students and others are trying to get a Christian rap artist to perform in honor of recently departed student Eleck Hensley.
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…
Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday that McDowell County’s new Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center is a prototype for other communities to follow when it comes to workforce development and job training.
Authorities said Monday they arrested a Marion man for allegedly stealing aluminum cans from a business and then scrapping them.
Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office are on the hunt for a man with outstanding warrants in two counties.
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.
McDowell County investigators need the public’s help locating a vehicle and its driver, who allegedly stole gas from Woodlawn Gas House, on U.S. 221 North, Monday, Oct. 20.
Two upcoming events will highlight some supernatural stories from McDowell County’s past, just in time for Halloween.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a 16-year-old female runaway and have now received a photo of the missing teen.
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.
Old Fort officers are searching for two suspects who are wanted in unrelated crimes.
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.
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.
Hazel Ann Morgan Arrowood MARION Hazel Ann Morgan Arrowood, 78, of Marion, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Please contact Kirksey Funeral Home in Marion for funeral arrangements.
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
Add another achievement to Greg Holland’s ever-growing list: Mariano Rivera Award winner.
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…
A McDowell High School senior was killed in a car wreck early Saturday morning.
One organization is inviting off-road enthusiasts to an event that will help children in need.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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…
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…
Four suspects were taken into custody after allegedly assaulting a Marion man and robbing him of medication and a cell phone.
This Saturday, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Civil War re-enactors will again march to help preserve another valuable artifact from North Carolina’s history.
Students in McDowell High School’s agriculture program are embracing the new classes and activities that are helping them learn about farming in today’s age.
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…
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…
Early voting for the 2014 general election starts Thursday and there will be four places in McDowell County where folks can cast their ballots.