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Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s office arrested a man early Sunday morning for allegedly committing murder.
McDowell detectives are still searching for answers in the slaying of a Marion man on Saturday.
A McDowell couple was taken into custody after police say they discovered drugs in their car around their children.
A 70-year-old grandmother and her 6-year-old grandson who were reported missing Thursday in the Crooked Creek area were found unharmed hours later after a multi-agency search.
Tradition is a word that was passed around most during the first day of the 40th annual North Carolina Bluegrass Festival at Tom Johnson Rally Park.
With a quantity as unknown as the 2014 McDowell Titans will be when they open the season next Friday, even head coach Carson Gowan has little in the way of empirical data on which to judge them.
County officials approved Monday the creation of a new after-school program for middle school students in McDowell County.
The McDowell County’s Sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing grandmother and her grandson.
McDowell authorities charged two women with breaking into a storage building and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property.
Firefighters battled a blaze Thursday afternoon around 3 p.m. at a home on Calvin Drive in Nebo.
The second annual McDowell County Job Fair will get underway in a brand new location at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Last year’s event, held in mid-November, was at the National Guard Armory. This year, however, organizers have moved the event to McDowell High School off of North Main Street in Ma…
Two people were transported to the hospital after their vehicles collided head-on Tuesday morning.
A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he severely injured his 3-month-old daughter.
FOREST CITY — Facebook on Wednesday announced the opening and expansion of its 2014 local grants program in Western North Carolina.
Administrative changes have been made at two different elementary schools in McDowell County for the 2014-15 school year.
McDowell County officials met in closed session last week to talk about an ongoing litigation and the issuing of marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help identifying this vehicle and its occupants, believed to have been at Riverside Food Mart when 95 gallons of gas was stolen from three trucks.
At the Old Fort’s Board of Aldermen regular monthly meeting, new roofs, Andrews Geyser and town ordinances were discussed.
Two suspects were taken into custody after law enforcement agents searched a Marion home.
A Nebo woman was arrested Saturday night by local authorities after she kicked a Marion police officer in the head and broke out the rear passenger window of a patrol car, according to a report.
Florence Duncan "Tootie" Hensley MARION Mrs. Florence Duncan "Tootie" Hensley, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at her residence, at the age of 76. She was born in Marion, April 17, 1938, to the late Charlie Duncan and Mae W…
A Marion woman was arrested after police found her behind the business she allegedly had just broken into.
Granville K. Hartley MARION Mr. Granville K. Hartley, 91, of Marion, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at the McDowell Hospital. Born in Watauga County March 23, 1923, Granville was the son of the late Fred Boyce Hartley and Stella Kerley Hartley. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force…
Deputies are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect in the photos who took scrap metal and fencing material from 2133 Landis Lane in Nebo.
McDowell quarterback Casey Ray received a quick introduction to varsity football last year, starting in the last eight games of the 2013 season, but he responded well as a sophomore.
Barbara Jean Clark MARION Barbara Jean Clark, 77, of Marion, passed away Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, while at Hospice of Rutherford County. A native of McDowell County, Barbara was born Oct. 19, 1936 and was a daughter of the late Newton and Lillie Mace. She was a member of Glenwood Independen…
McDowell High is once again offering tickets to athletic events at a discounted rate for fans who purchase booster memberships or business sponsorships.
A statewide task force announced Monday that a close link exists between economic, mental and physical health for rural communities in North Carolina. And a comprehensive action plan has been developed to address some of the health issues in rural places in the state.
Glenn Darrell Flynn MARION Glenn Darrell Flynn, 54, of Marion, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospital. Born in McDowell County, May 3, 1960, he was the son of the late Cecil Flynn and Wilma Phillips. Glenn, who enjoyed fishing in his spare time, will be…
McDowell Titan football fans might do well to familiarize themselves with the new faces on the defensive side of the ball this season.
Mixed martial artist Sara McMann will fight Saturday night as part of the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine.
A pharmacist at Walmart has been charged with stealing drugs, according to a report from the Marion Police Department.
McDowell Technical Community College will usher in a new movie series this weekend for a three-week trial run.
Cadets from McDowell High School NJROTC and nine other units from western North Carolina recently graduated from the 37th annual Basic Leadership Training course held at Camp Bud Schiele in Union Mills.
Teachers were unpacking boxes, moving desks and getting classrooms ready at McDowell High School’s new ninth-grade academy on Wednesday.
For the remainder of August, MACA’s gallery will show a variety of photos from students in McDowell Technical Community College’s photography program.
Teddy D. Gardin MARION Teddy D. Gardin, 76, of Marion, passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital. A native of McDowell County, born Nov. 23, 1937, he was the son of the late John and Clara Lusk Gardin. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother, …
James Halliburton MORGANTON James "Jimmy" Halliburton, 31, died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. The funeral will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at Burkemont Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church. Sossoman Funeral Home and Cremat…
The McDowell 911 Center has upgraded their protocol system in an effort to improve call quality in an emergency.
Several McDowell agencies assisted Buncombe County authorities Tuesday evening when a suspect fled on foot across county lines and ended up being bitten by a police dog.
Donna Fields MOUNT HOLLY Donna Turner Fields, 53, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Denver United Methodist Church in Denver. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Deputies have charged a pair of suspects with conspiring and attempting to rob a Marion man Friday afternoon.
Lucille Reynolds Holland Tatham MARION Mrs. Lucille Reynolds Holland Tatham, devoted mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to everyone who knew her, is now in the presence of the Savior, Jesus Christ, to whom she devoted her life and who she served faithfully all her years. She pass…
Last week, the Pilot Club of Marion presented the first batch of the Vials of Life to the McDowell County Emergency Medical Services so that paramedics can better help local senior citizens and the homebound in critical moments.
Robert L. "Bob" Sheets OLD FORT Mr. Robert L. "Bob" Sheets, 83, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. No services are planned. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
A Marion man was charged with murder after authorities said he shot and killed his neighbor on Saturday.
On Tuesday, city of Marion officials announced some good economic news: local retail sales are up and Marion gained several new businesses during the past year.
Inez Duncan SPRUCE PINE Inez McKinney Duncan, 96, formerly of Bridgeview Road in Spruce Pine, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Inez was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Mitchell County, to the late Marvin and Gusta B…