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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.”

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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.

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Investigators need the public's help finding a female suspect who held up a Marion gas station Friday morning.

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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.

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A Nebo man was arrested and charged after deputies performing a traffic stop located almost a gram and a half of meth, authorities said Thursday.

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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.

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A McDowell woman wanted for breaking into a Nebo residence was captured in Burke County after a Crime Stoppers tip.

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The Old Fort Board of Aldermen will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss an asset study conducted on the town’s water and sewer systems.

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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…

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A Marion man was arrested and charged after a traffic stop and subsequent foot chase uncovered over two grams of meth, authorities said Friday.

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A Marion man with multiple outstanding charges was arrested after leading deputies and officers on a chase, authorities said Thursday.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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McDowell County Sheriff’s Office investigators are trying to identify the suspect that stole a porch swing from a Nebo home Thursday, Jan. 31.