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Authorities are looking for a Marion man following a 14-mile chase in the Sugar Hill-Zion Hill Road area on Thursday night.
The Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement are looking for two inmates – one of them from McDowell County -- who escaped late Sunday night from Morrison Correctional minimum unit in Richmond County. The inmates are believed to have gone over the fence at approximately 10 p.m.
Authorities have charged a Nebo man with having sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl.
Eastbound Interstate 40 was closed near mile marker 79 on Sunday night due to a tractor-trailer fire, according to a Nixle alert issued by McDowell County Emergency Management at 9:58 p.m. Sunday.
Last season, the McDowell Titans went only as far as Raekwon Miller could take them.
A man from Old Fort was arrested Monday morning after stealing from K-Mart and fleeing to a Hardee’s bathroom, according to police records.
Two more people have been charged in connection with the Aug. 16 shooting death of 39-year-old James Lionel Ferguson, of Old Highway 10 East in Marion.
Authorities said Monday a pest control employee doing work at a local convenience store was arrested for stealing money.
Charges were dropped in the case of a Marion man accused of raping a 7-year-old family member.
A truck hauling bacon burned to a crisp Sunday night after catching on fire while heading eastbound on Interstate 40.
An indictment from the grand jury was handed down this month accusing a Marion man of having sexual relations with a teenager.
Frankie Tollie MARION Frankie Tollie, 41, of Marion, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at Carolina Medical Center, in Charlotte. Frankie was born in Avery County June 5, 1973, and was a son of Edward Wayne Tollie and Mary Woody Tollie. His family will remember him as a lovin…
The McDowell Lady Titans accumulated a wealth of accolades last season – enough to satisfy nearly any high school hoops program in the state.
The effort to recruit a new movie theater to Marion continues and local leaders are getting ready to take it to the next step.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies continue to search for a teen who left Charlotte on Thursday, Oct. 30 and was believed to be headed to McDowell. He is currently under the care of the McDowell County Department of Social Services.
Police officers arrested a man with no license Sunday night who they say drove drunk and crashed two separate times on Rutherford Road in Marion.
At their Tuesday meeting, the Marion City Council heard from a group of residents in the South McDowell Avenue neighborhood about problems with water running across their properties.
After a lengthy journey that has spanned over several months, McDowell Titans pitcher Trevor Newman made it official last week as the senior inked a national letter of intent to play at Winthrop University in the spring of 2016.
Santa recently had some local help from a club that’s made it an annual tradition to give to children in need.
These criminals have managed to dodge the law thus far, but, with help from local citizens (and a cash reward to boot), they can be apprehended. A couple of them are considered armed and dangerous.
McDowell Titan baseball player Daniel Blake has been hard at work the past three seasons trying to improve his stock on the diamond.
Jeffery Ricketts OLD FORT Mr. Jeffery Allan Ricketts, 52, of Old Fort, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Arrangements are entrusted to Kirksey Funeral Home, Old Fort, and will be announced at a later date.
A cash reward is available to anyone who can help Marion police officers solve a residential break-in on School Street.
This Sunday, Marion’s Christmas parade will kick off the holiday season for the city.
McDowell County detectives need help pinpointing the person who broke into a Nebo home twice in a little more than a year.
Sue Elaine Ross Demers MARION Sue Elaine Ross Demers, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away Nov. 18, 2014, after a brave battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Born Aug. 14, 1941, in Marion, Sue was the daughter of the late John Clifford Ross and Eula Mae Morris Ross…
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has granted a charter for the first financial institution to serve its cash-only marijuana industry.Business, General News, Financial Services, Industries
Joel Ann Austin MARION Joel Ann Austin, age 78, of Marion, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Austin was born May 6, 1936, in McDowell County, to the late Rufus James Seagle and Alma McMahan Seagle. She was a sales associate at Belk's and Mo…
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is funding a culinary arts program to assist at-risk youth in McDowell County as well as a half-mile fitness trail at McDowell Technical Community College.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Solar energy advocates urged North Carolina legislators on Thursday to resist pressure from big energy interests and leave in place incentives that have sprouted an industry that employs 3,000 statewide.General News, Government And Politics, State Legislature, Utilities, Industries, Business, Energy Industry, Industry Regulation, Government Business And Finance, Government Regulations, Energy And The Environment, Environment, Environment And Nature, Legislature, State Governments, Economic Policy, Economy, Government Policy, Government Finance
Megan Vess’ hopes that her new pet, Ebony the miniature horse, will spread joy to children fighting cancer.
Harry Fisher MARION Harry Lee Fisher, 33, of Marion, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Fisher family.
Michael L. Nichols MARION Michael L. Nichols, 68, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, Michael was born Dec. 20, 1945 and was a son of the late Robert Lee Nichols and Mary Pearl Williams Nichols. Michael was…
The McDowell Titans and Lady Titans will have to wait a little bit longer than they expected to begin their much-anticipated 2014-15 basketball season.
For nearly four hours on Thursday, thousands of residents, businesses and public agencies were affected by a severed fiber optic line that disabled cell phones and landlines.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Alcoa Inc. will have to show it has ownership rights to the riverbed under four North Carolina dams it has operated for as much as a century, a federal judge ruled.General News, National Courts, National Governments, Government And Politics, Courts, Judiciary, Business, Human Rights And Civil Liberties, Social Issues, Social Affairs
Sara Ballew MOREHEAD CITY Sara Tulloch Ballew, 82, of Morehead City, NC, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Crystal Coast Hospice House, Newport. Mrs. Ballew was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Winston-Salem, to Earl Franklin Tulloch and Treva Sprinkle Tulloch. Mrs. Ballew was a graduate of Salem Aca…
Aileen Buchanan Fincher MADISON Aileen Buchanan Fincher, 73, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, at her home. The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, at Colonial Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Paul Hooker and Jeff Silver officiating. Interment followed in Eden United Metho…
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.General News, Gays And Lesbians, Couples, National Courts, Marriage, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutions, Weddings, Family Issues, Social Affairs, Human Rights And Civil Liberties, Social Issues, Relationships, Lifestyle, Legal Proceedings, Law And Order, National Governments, Government And Politics, Courts, Judiciary, Occasions, Local Governments, State Governments, Commodity Markets, Financial Markets, Business
Debra Wilson MORGANTON Debra "Debbie" Norman Wilson, 64, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. The memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Sossoman Funeral Home Chapel and Crematory Center. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.
The communitywide Thanksgiving service, a holiday tradition for Marion, is set for Sunday evening.
Students at Nebo Elementary will soon have access to high-tech devices thanks to a grant from Facebook.
This Thursday will be the day for McDowell residents to quit smoking.
Sharon Moore McGee MARION Sharon Moore McGee, 66, of Marion, passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, at Memorial Campus- Mission Hospital in Asheville. A native of McDowell County, Sharon was born April 4, 1948, and was a daughter of the late Ervin Leonard Moore and Atlas Mace Moore. Her fam…
At McDowell Early College, service to others is important.
KERNERSVILLE - The top-seeded East Forsyth Eagles showed why they are capable of contending for the 4AA State Championship in Friday night’s opening round of the state playoffs.
Miguel Diego Mendez MORGANTON Miguel Diego Mendez, 33, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sossoman Fun…
Rescue crews had to extricate a patient Tuesday afternoon who suffered two broken legs after rolling over eight times in a logging skidder on Wates Hollifield Road in the Turkey Cove community.
Rebecca Freeman MARION Mrs. Rebecca Freeman, 84, of 60 Victory Ln., departed this world Tuesday, Nov. 11, at Rose Hill Retirement Community. Born in Rutherford County to the late Otis W. Logan and Lucy Carpenter Logan, she was a retired employee of Broyhill Furniture Company. She was a fa…
Gladys Gibbs OLD FORT Gladys Bradley Gibbs, 97, of Old Fort, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Autumn Care of Marion, surrounded by her loving family. Gladys was born Oct. 27, 1917, in Henderson County, to the late George Michael Bradley and Maggie Silver Bradley. …