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.
An inmate convicted of first-degree murder in Cumberland County was found dead at Marion Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide, according to reports.
The end of the formal flu season March 31 appears to have come with a significant decrease in related deaths, state health officials reported Thursday.
North Carolina and the other 17 states that have not expanded their Medicaid program are running out of excuses from an analytical standpoint, according to a leading health-care law expert.
Eight-year-old Fore Putnam of Burke County received the surprise of a lifetime when he received a letter from President Trump in response to a miracle he hopes is fulfilled.
ADVANCE, N.C. — Madilyn Fowler, 9, was sitting on her porch Thursday evening when, in her words, “the coyote just decided it wants to eat me.”
The 41st Annual McDowell Fire, Rescue and EMS College will take place this weekend at spots across McDowell, with approximately 1,200 students already registered from cities and towns throughout the state.
FIRE DANGER STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR THE FOOTHILLS AND PIEDMONT OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA...
Sen. Richard Burr hopes other people can learn from his experiences. It was that thought that caused him to donate his collection of documents from his time in Congress to his alma mater, Wake Forest University.