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.
The McDonald’s on Bat Cave Road in Old Fort showed its super strength by having an 'Incredibles' Day last weekend to celebrate the Disney/Pixar film 'Incredibles II'. The restaurant will also have Marshall and Skye from 'PAW Patrol' for a family fun night on Tuesday, July 24 from 4 p.m. to 7…
An Old Fort golf course and craft breweries in McDowell and nearby counties are coming together to have a few drinks and raise money for animal rescue.
Happy Hen Vintage (HHV), located at the old Coca-Cola plant at 355 East Court Street in Marion, opens this Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. The antique store features several sections and booths dedicated to relics, boutique items and vintage collectibles from featured specialty shops within the…
The Old Fort Board of Aldermen said they will revisit an ordinance that would require existing businesses in town to install and maintain drinking water protection devices that could cost those businesses $600 or more each.
Tractor Supply Company is inviting customers of the Marion store to stop by this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., to test a variety of power equipment products and enjoy activities including a riding mower demo.
Aria Rose Clothing, Marion’s newest clothing and retail shop located at 62 S. Logan St., held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Aria Rose Clothing started as an online hobby for McDowell native Brandy Pritchard, opening its doors on Dec. 28, 2017. The store, which operates Tuesd…
The Marion City Council approved an economic development incentive for an unnamed database center interested in property near the Universal building and discussed updates in the Drexel Heritage demolition cleanup in Tuesday’s meeting.
On Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-11), who officially filed for re-election on Monday, visited McDowell Technical Community College for a tour of the Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center and to attend a meeting by the Workforce Pipeline Committee in one of four public events t…
Walmart is raising its starting hourly wage from $9 to $11 and expanding its parental leave benefits, the company announced Thursday.
Alabama has won the competition for a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda auto production plant — and the reality of the loss for North Carolina spurred a postmortem wave of questions and self-reflection in the state on Wednesday.
Workers at the McDowell County Animal Shelter want their homeless pets not to be forgotten this holiday season.