Editor’s note: The following is a profile in innovative leadership written by the N.C. Rural Center, which is a statewide organization seeking to “improve the quality of life for the state’s rural people and places.”
A Nebo man was arrested and charged after deputies and state troopers located over 80 grams – or close to three ounces – of pot in his vehicle during a traffic stop, authorities said Friday.
Four years after purchasing the land and obtaining bids, Crooked Creek Fire Department has broken ground and is ready to begin construction on a new station.
A recent asset study of Old Fort’s water and sewer systems and potential traffic hazards in construction and street paving were discussed in Monday’s Board of Alderman meeting.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the N.C. Department of Labor recognized Foothills Industries as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) for more than 10 consecutive years. The program recognizes companies for a commitment to the safety and health of their employees.
At approximately 1:41 p.m. Friday, emergency units and law enforcement responded to I-40 East near exit 75 after receiving reports of motor vehicle accident. According to Trooper James Deaton of the NC Highway Patrol, the 1997 Mercury SUV – driven by Clifford Smith of Morganton – was traveli…
At approximately 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, emergency units and law enforcement responded to US 221 South near Hunt Lane after receiving reports of a collision between two tractor trailers. According to NC Highway Patrol officials on scene, one vehicles rear-ended the other while trying to stop fo…
A Nebo man was arrested and charged after investigators determined that he was responsible for setting his home on fire last month, authorities said Wednesday.
The hunt for a kidnapping and assault fugitive ended when deputies received a Crime Stoppers tip last weekend that led to the suspect, as well as vehicle and foot pursuits, authorities said Tuesday.
A Nebo man was arrested and charged after he assaulted his grandmother and was then shot by another relative, authorities said Monday.
After receiving requests for federal aid following the effects of Tropical Storm Michael, President Donald J. Trump announced Thursday that the state would be receiving assistance for recovery efforts.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are trying to identify the suspect that stole a porch swing from a Nebo home Thursday, Jan. 31.
Homeless people in McDowell have been – and can be – assisted with the help of local paramedics, the Department of Social Services and multiple community organizations.
UPDATE, 2:22 p.m.: The City of Marion's water service has been restored to normal operations. Customers may experience temporary air in lines.
An Old Fort man was arrested and charged after deputies responding to a break-in and domestic dispute found meth on the suspect while he was detained, authorities said Wednesday.