McDonald’s announced Tuesday that it and its franchisees will spend $214 million on building and renovating 430 restaurants in North Carolina by the end of 2019.
HILDEBRAN — A driver in a wreck that killed an infant and critically injured a second child in Burke County died on Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Medicare patients could benefit from lower office visit fees if the Trump administration is successful in requiring expanded use of “site neutrality” by health-care providers, in particular hospitals.
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has extended the Flash Flood Watch for the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia until 8 a.m. Friday morning.
The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia from noon EDT today through Thursday evening.
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.
Federal charges have been filed against an Asheville man in the disappearance and death of a Pisgah Inn worker this week, according to reports.
About 70 small breed dogs were seized in an animal hoarding case in the northern part of the county on Friday after the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip about the situation earlier this week.
HICKORY — A man was transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after a vaping device blew up in his face at a residence on 28th Street SW Thursday afternoon.
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.
MORGANTON -- A day at the lake turned into a life-changing experience for an Arden family after their 8-year-old son helped save an 18-month-old who had drowned on Saturday afternoon.
MORGANTON -- An Old Fort woman went on a ride of a lifetime after being dragged down the highway by a transfer truck in Burke Wednesday afternoon.
A Davidson County woman was charged with assault after deputies said her boyfriend was found with bite marks on the side of his neck, his right forearm and the inside of one of his upper left arm.
Two North Carolina softball teams were disqualified from a youth softball tournament in Kingsport, Tenn., after a brawl broke out between the parents. Video of the brawl shows adults throwing punches, rolling on the ground and one man kicking another in the fight.
RALEIGH – The opioid epidemic has devastated North Carolina families, driving thousands of children into foster care, according to a new report by NC Child. Statewide, parental substance misuse was a contributing factor in children entering foster care in 39 percent of cases in SFY 2016-17, …
On Saturday, the Town of Old Fort held its first town-sponsored Gold Festival. Several community members joined as the event held over 40 vendors, bounce houses, musical entertainment, food, drinks and presentations on the history of gold in North Carolina.
The photographs, taken more than 60 years ago, sit side by side by side on a dresser in a tiny back bedroom in Howard Ayers’ home.
A Forsyth County legislator is sponsoring a Senate bill that would make it legal to possess up to four ounces of marijuana for personal use.
For the first time, McDowell County will hold two gold festivals on the same weekend, one outside of Marion, the other in Old Fort.
Walmart, the country's largest private employer, announced Wednesday that it will pay for its workers to go back to school - as long as they get degrees in business or supply-chain management.
MARS HILL — Officials with the Pisgah National Forest ask visitors to avoid the Elk River Falls area on the Appalachian Ranger District until further notice.
ELKIN — Authorities have arrested an Elkin man in connection with the death of an N.C. Highway Patrol trooper during a pursuit late Monday night.
RALEIGH — Thousands of teachers gathered Wednesday in North Carolina's capital to demand better pay and more resources for public schools in the conservative, tax-cutting state, continuing a nationwide trend of teachers rising up to pressure lawmakers for change.
A federal appeals court has ordered a halt to construction of Dominion Energy's Atlantic Coast Pipeline, finding that restrictions against harming wildlife are inadequate for the 600-mile natural gas project.
War vets, a cabin near the woods and a plot for revenge are integral parts of a film set to shoot in and around McDowell this summer.
Over 70 students from McDowell High School’s Fire, EMT and Law & Justice classes in the competed in this year’s semi-annual Public Safety Challenge, with EMTs taking home first place.
Emergency responders say a man died while kayaking in Burke County on Saturday. According to a post on the Burke County Search and Rescue Facebook page, the incident happened sometime after 6 p.m. on the Linville River near the Pinchin Trailhead.The post did not mention how the man died, but it did say he was from another state. No other details were released. “Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends,” the post said. “Thank you to everyone who assisted with this tragic accident.”WSOC-TV reported that more than 50 people from Burke and McDowell counties responded to the scene. This story will be updated as more information is made available.
Foothills Conservancy purchased 90 acres of land near Old Fort in McDowell County on Feb. 27 and conveyed the property to North Carolina State Parks on April 17. The acquisition was a conservation partnership among Foothills Conservancy, Camp Grier, and Dan and Denisa Allison, all of whom pu…
A Gastonia man currently serving prison time faces charges McDowell after DNA tests linked him to a gas station robbery last year, authorities said Monday.
Federal officials say nearly 207 million eggs have been recalled because of fears that they may have been contaminated with salmonella, a type of bacteria that causes serious illnesses and deaths, particularly among children and elderly people.
Lincoln County detectives are looking for a kidnapping suspect after his alleged victim – an ex-girlfriend - escaped from a moving vehicle on I-40 in McDowell, according to reports.
The U.S. Forest Service plans to conduct two prescribed burns this week on the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. Whether or not the burns are carried out on these days will depend on site-specific weather conditions and smoke modeling data.