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Marion police issued a statement Saturday saying Andrew Farley has been located and the public's help is appreciated.
Officers with the Yancey County Sheriff’s Office arrested four individuals from McDowell County on multiple charges.
A Nebo man is behind bars after detectives said he kidnapped and tried to sexually assault a woman.
UPDATE: Joseph Brian Swann was located shortly before 3 p.m. Friday near the area where he went missing on Walker Road.
A chain reaction of car collisions took the life of one motorist and shut down I-40 westbound for two hours on Saturday evening.
After a nearly eight-hour search on Friday, a missing Nebo man walked out of the woods unharmed, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say they arrested a Marion man after finding drugs in his car while parked at a church.
East McDowell Middle School’s gym recently came alive with the sound of excited students, words of encouragement and a trick shot or two.
A Marion man will spend up to 15 years in prison for a sex crime against a young child.
An organization with new headquarters is investing in people’s lives.
A champion powerlifter and gym owner was arrested on Monday and charged with possession of steroids, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said.
McDowell authorities said Monday a Marion man was charged with choking and assaulting a female during a dispute.
For more than two years, the Foothills Pilot Plant has been the only USDA-inspected facility serving independent and small poultry and meat growers in the Southern Appalachians. But lately, this unique and innovative plant has seen more business with growers from as far away as Georgia, T…
The water in Old Fort was repaired and is working as of early Friday morning, according to Old Fort authorities.
The demolition of the old Drexel Heritage plant continues and workers are busy salvaging materials from the site.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro blogger and former mayoral candidate sued Wells Fargo on Monday, claiming the bank hid charges on investments from hundreds of thousands of clients.
A classroom full of inquisitive seventh-graders at West McDowell Middle School recently got to see science up close and personal.
Tom Harris MARION Mr. Tom Harris, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 at his residence following a period of declining health. His loving family was by his side. A native and lifelong residence of McDowell County, just having celebrated his 77th birthday, he was born Sept. 20, 1…
Frankie D. Holder MARION Beloved husband, father and grandfather, Frankie Dean Holder, 67, of Marion, passed away Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, Frankie was born Oct. 31, 1946 and was a son of the late Mack Holder and …
Just like the fog and mist that rolled into Titan Stadium Wednesday night, the West McDowell Spartans swarmed the field, beating cross-town rival East McDowell 34-6 in Foothills Conference action.
MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — The Mayberry Days festival has now been running more than three times as long as the television series that inspired it.
SSG Michael S. "Steve" Williams Sr. MARION SSG Michael S. "Steve" Williams Sr., passed away peacefully on Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at his residence. A native of McDowell County, Steve was born on Oct. 28, 1947, to the late James L. Williams and Vinnie Nash Williams. He served his country h…
McDowell Titans quarterback Casey Ray was nothing short of spectacular Friday night against the T.C. Roberson Rams.
For 25 years, First Sgt. Chris McClelland has worked diligently to keep the roadways of North Carolina safe as a state trooper.
Rhonda Jean Stamey Kesecker HUDSON/MARION Rhonda Jean Stamey Kesecker, 44, of Hudson, formerly of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at Frye Regional Medical Center. Rhonda was born in Haywood County Aug. 21, 1970, and was a daughter of Melvin Edward Stamey and Shi…
RALEIGH, N.C. – The creation of an authority to oversee the state’s Medicaid program may be emerging as the top compromise proposal for separating it from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
John P. Bates MARION Mr. John P. Bates, age 70, of Marion, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. Mr. Bates was a native of McDowell County, born Jan. 2, 1944, to the late John Walter Bates and Dovie Ollis Bates. He served in the U.S. Army durin…
A tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 40 westbound near Nebo Monday afternoon, causing some traffic delays.
Conley Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold its annual yard sale and cookout on Saturday to raise money for local charities and other mission activities.
Ernest Thompson MARION Ernest (Ernie) Allen Thompson, 69, of Old Fort, went home to live with Jesus Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Thanks to the care of Hospice and many supporters, Ernie was able to live at home until his passing. Ernie was born Dec. 8, 1944, to Fred Leroy Thompson and Verona…
This weekend, re-enactors will bring the colonial era to life at Davidson’s Fort Historic Park. And Tuesday evening, some more colonial-era re-enactors will honor those men who fought at the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution.
A formal ground-breaking for the second phase of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway will be held Wednesday.
Jay Harwood Jr. MARION Jay Harwood Jr. went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at his residence. Jay was born in Buncombe County Aug. 25, 1947, to Flo McKinney, of Marion and the late Ivory J. Harwood. Jay was a member of New Horizon Baptist Church for 12 years and enjoyed …
McDowell’s junior varsity football team remained undefeated on the season as they compiled their best effort Thursday night on the road, pounding the T.C. Roberson Rams 30-7.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center said Tuesday it has received confirmation of a “small number” of patients with the respiratory virus enterovirus D68.
Annie Harklerode MARION Annie Harklerode, 97, of Marion, died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. Funeral services for Mrs. Harklerode were held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church. The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service, at the church.…
One man was killed and two others injured Friday morning when a man lost control of his vehicle, crossed into a construction zone on Interstate 40 and struck three construction workers, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 18,000 people in Guilford County are looking for a job. But employers can’t fill 1,500 openings for skilled workers.
Winston-Salem, N.C. -- North Carolina leaders hope a new program will help curb underage drinking.
Friday evening, Robert C. “Bob” Hunter of Marion was honored by his fellow Democrats and some Republicans, too, for his four decades of public service as a state representative, a county attorney and a judge on the N.C. Court of Appeals. And in case you may not have heard, Sunday was offi…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general.
Gary "Pete" Hollifield Jr. MORGANTON Gary "Pete" Hollifield, Jr., 32, of Morganton, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Grace Hospital in Morganton. Born in Asheville, July 30, 1982, he was the son of the late Gary Wayne Hollifield Sr., who passed away Jan. 14, 2014, and …
This Tuesday, local voters will have a chance to learn more about the candidates for the McDowell County Commission, the Board of Education, judgeships, the district attorney’s office, N.C. House and other races.
Two local youths, who are brother and sister, earned awards in the livestock show at the N.C. Mountain State Fair in Fletcher.
Nancy Phedola Anderson OLD FORT Nancy Phedola Anderson, 75, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday Sept. 24, at 1 p.m., at Pharrs Chapel AME Zion, Old Fort. Cornerstone Cremation Funeral Celebrations is serving the Anderson family.