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.
On Friday, McDowell County Chairman David Walker swore in newly appointed Sheriff Ricky Buchanan as well as full-time officers in the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.
At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Marion City Council was given a recommended $10.6 million budget for fiscal year 2018-2019, which does not call for an increase in the city’s property tax rate.
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.
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.
An incumbent for county commission and a newcomer hoping to unseat a congressman both filed for candidacy this week.
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…
Old Fort aldermen are blasting a plan to move the N.C. Gold Festival to a new location out of town, but the festival’s organizer said Old Fort was never intended to be the event’s permanent home.
Local citizens, elected leaders and representatives of N.C. Wildlife Commission met at McDowell Technical Community College on Tuesday to discuss McDowell’s proposed shooting range.
Workers at the McDowell County Animal Shelter want their homeless pets not to be forgotten this holiday season.
The year-end audit, a concerned citizen asking to promote substance abuse treatment and this year’s Christmas lighting ceremony were discussed at this month’s Board of Alderman meeting in Old Fort.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans are forging their own path on the effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, offering a plan Thursday that would delay an immediate corporate tax cut President Donald Trump has demanded and blow up House Republicans' carefully crafted compromise on a controversial tax deduction.
North Carolina’s attorney general stopped by McDowell on Monday afternoon to discuss the statewide drug epidemic with county law enforcement and social workers.
Updated handicap signs, a concerned mother starting a drug awareness program and an update on the town’s caboose fire were discussed in Monday’s Old Fort Board of Aldermen meeting.
This evening, Marion joined 89 other cities and counties in North Carolina that have adopted a "brunch bill" ordinance. At the regular meeting, the Marion City Council unanimously approved the sale of alcoholic beverages before noon on Sundays after a new state law gave them the option. The …
Plans for town beautification and a resident’s concerns over the responsibility of a private water system were discussed in Monday’s Old Fort Board of Aldermen meeting.
Students and teachers of West McDowell and Foothills Community Schools (FCS) gave a tour to the district’s congressman during a three-county event.
Appreciation for flourishing businesses and plans for the upcoming Old Fort’s N.C. Gold Festival were among topics discussed in Monday’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
In addition to arresting suspects and confiscating drugs in the multi-agency raid in three counties this week, authorities seized up to $500,000 in cash.