Husband and wife log home builders are now in custody after bilking residents in six counties of millions of dollars and fleeing the area, authorities said Wednesday.
Partnerships with a state revitalization program and a Buncombe-based nonprofit and the closing of the U.S. 70 West overpass were discussions in this month’s Old Fort Board of Aldermen meeting.
The bridge overpass for US 70 West in Old Fort is temporarily closed after local and state officials confirmed it had dropped three inches, requiring maintenance.
The Old Fort Board of Aldermen will meet on Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a request for the services of the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center, a proposed wheel tax and other public concerns.
Raleigh– Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) announced the following appointments to Senate standing committees for the 2019-2020 biennium:
As per the recording site at Grandfather’s Nature Museum, where the park’s naturalists gather daily records, some 123.62 inches of precipitation fell on the mountain last year.
When Hurricanes Florence and Michael hit, and during Winter Storm Diego, the men and women of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) were not at home with their loved ones. They were working together to keep McDowell County citizens safe.
McDowell High School students and English Farmstead Cheese are teaming up to bring the public farm fresh cheese for the holiday season.
On Dec. 5 and 6, the Nebo Fire Department held a shoe drive for at least 100 Nebo Elementary students at Shoe Show on Sugar Hill Road. According to Nebo Fire Lt. Scott Ramsey, the idea for the shoe drive developed out of a department meeting in August, where the agency and several local chur…
STATESVILLE – A McDowell fire agency was one of several local, agricultural-related organizations awarded grants this year by the Corporate Mission Fund.
The Old Fort Board of Aldermen took a look at this year’s town audit and held a public hearing for a building reuse grant for an incoming business on Monday.
The Old Fort Board of Alderman will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. to discuss this year’s town audit and hold a public hearing for economic development incentives.
A daily fine for town businesses not in compliance with water backflow preventers was among several topics discussed in last Monday’s Old Fort Board of Alderman meeting.
Classic cars and cruisers of all kinds are welcomed to park and settle in for a cross-county event this weekend.
Ongoing disputes with installing water backflow preventers and a proposed community garden were discussed during Monday’s Old Fort Board of Aldermen meeting.
The Marion Tailgate Market is still very active with lots of late summer produce. Tomatoes, corn, peppers, green beans, peaches, apples and okra. Don’t forget the local honey, bread, soaps, lotions, quilts and other crafts.
Two years after the Old Fort Chamber of Commerce was on the brink of dissolving, the organization now has a new leader who says she has a “fire in her soul” to work for the greater Old Fort community.
After a year of planning and development, Marion is now home to a new Christian boys’ summer camp for those seeking risk taking and personal growth.
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After almost four decades in the postal service, a former McDowell mail carrier and longtime historian turns her sight toward birds-eye views and regional history.
BANNER ELK – Entering its fifth decade as one of the Southeast’s quirkiest gatherings, Banner Elk’s Woolly Worm Festival has added a new distinction: Official State Woolly Worm Festival of North Carolina.
Having a vision and a passion for your community to succeed was a recurring theme at Thursday’s Old Fort Community Forum meeting. More than 80 people gathered in the cafeteria at Old Fort Elementary School where a panel discussion was held with McDowell County leaders.