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HILDEBRAN — A woman and four children were injured after a crash that shutdown Interstate 40 westbound for at least an hour Wednesday morning.

A lion killed a worker Sunday at a North Carolina zoological park after it escaped a locked enclosure during a routine cleaning, officials said.

A dog that was found stuck in a snowy ditch with gunshot wounds on Dec. 10 is recovering with a foster family that specializes in special needs pets.


A Forest City man was arrested and charged after Rutherford County officials located at least 163 grams of meth and $3,900 in possible counterfeit bills during a warrant search, according to reports.

One dog is at home recovering after he was shot in the head multiple times with a BB gun last week.

The Taylorsville woman who caused a bus carrying 19 children to flip on its side has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of child abuse and is being held at Alexander County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond, according to the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office.

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WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING for the mountains and foothills of western North Carolina, along and west of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. The highest snow and sleet accumulations are expected to be at high elevations along the Escarpment.


STATESVILLE – A McDowell fire agency was one of several local, agricultural-related organizations awarded grants this year by the Corporate Mission Fund.


RALEIGH – As the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend concluded on Sunday, state troopers were out in full force monitoring the roadways in an attempt to ensure safe travel, with Troop G (including McDowell County) reporting only two collisions and zero fatalities on Interstate 40.


Investigators have identified a vehicle of interest that is believed to be associated with the disappearance of 13-year-old Rutherford County teen Aubrey Joelle Acree. Leads linked to a white, Subaru, 4 door station wagon are actively being pursued. The model year of this vehicle is believed…

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A former McDowell detective turned ALE special agent was honored for safety and heroism for her actions in a fatal crash last spring.

A Spanish teacher at Woodlawn School in Mooresville who went missing while on a trip to Mexico two weeks ago was killed there, according to information his family posted Thursday on Facebook.

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McDowell and Western N.C. residents are advised to stay safe on the roads and hunker down as both winter storm and flood watches are in effect across the region.


Once a commanding officer in NJROTC at McDowell High School (MHS), 20-year-old Kara Newsome said her time in the program definitely equipped her with the skills she needed for the Navy.

With over 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, Marion native Kenneth Thompson provided exemplary work for almost three decades across all corners of the world as part of the storage, inventory, logistics and administrative division.

In the late 1980s, the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS) reported that an estimated 15 of every 100 Vietnam veterans had experienced post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Among those statistics, a local veteran found the key to tranquility through plastic models of Worl…


Fifty years ago, Harold Wilson of Marion and his fellow Marines were doing their best to fight and survive in Vietnam. Today, their fellow Americans are finally recognizing their service in one of America’s most bitter and controversial wars.

A St. Louis high school student watching 9/11 unfold on live television found himself on a lifelong commitment to public service through military aid and an eventual law career.

Every day and every night, Ken Doyle lives with the scars of what he experienced from his time in Afghanistan. During his service there, Doyle not only lost his right arm but his team leader who was by his side day after day lost his life as well.