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After 80 years of doing business in McDowell County, Laughridge Furniture Company is closing its doors for good.
Ten years after it stopped operating for good, a large section of the former Drexel Heritage plant in Marion is being demolished.
The annual Labor Day Concert at the historic Marion Depot is scheduled for Monday.
An Old Fort man was arrested for allegedly stealing from his family members.
McDowell Healthcare Foundation recently celebrated its new donor recognition wall unveiling in a ceremony at McDowell Hospital.
This Labor Day weekend, Camp Grier is hosting the first-ever Old Fort Sports Fest, a family-friendly event with high-energy sporting activities for athletes and spectators.
One new venture is bringing local, organic produce to tables across McDowell County.
Two cars collided on U.S. 70 West Thursday morning, shutting down the two-lane road for almost an hour.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are looking for Brian Keith Guzman, 39, of 94 Alabama Avenue in Marion. He is wanted on charges of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.
A second man has been charged in the shooting death of a Marion man earlier this month.
Internationally touring mentalist and former McDowell resident Jonny Zavant will bring his “applied psychology, showmanship and moxie” to the Old Rock School in Valdese Friday night.
High speed was a main factor in a wreck that took a Marion man’s life Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 221 North.
For the month of July, McDowell County reported a jobless rate of 7 percent, which is a very slight increase from the month before.
A bond was set for Marion man accused of murdering his neighbor.
Two men were charged with breaking into a building owned by a construction company, authorities said on Tuesday.
Music enthusiasts who may have an instrument or two collecting dust can now give their gently-used musical tools to the West McDowell Middle School band program.
New nutrition standards are making it difficult for schools in McDowell and across the nation to stock vending machines used during school hours.
One man was killed after his car overturned on U.S. 221 North near Linville Falls Golf Course Tuesday afternoon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Modern Family" and "Breaking Bad" triumphed at Monday's Emmy Awards, proving that established broadcast and cable fare retains the power to fend off challenges from upstart online series such as "Orange Is the New Black."
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) presented the family of fallen U.S. Forest Service Officer Jason Crisp with two plaques at the Grandfather Ranger District in Nebo on Monday.
A Nebo man who ran from authorities and initiated a day-long manhunt back in June will spend the next eight to 19 months in prison.
Ice breakers and new surroundings greeted students coming back to school on Monday.
One incident that happened on the excursion train pulled by No. 1 is still remembered by long-time residents of McDowell County. And a section of the book is devoted to this event, which left many unfortunate folks feeling queasy.
From the late 1960s through the 1970s, Clinchfield No. 1 was truly “the little engine that could.”
Marion will get a new apartment complex which will provide affordable housing to families and single people too,
The driver of a 2007 Jeep Wrangler narrowly escaped her vehicle after it caught on fire while she was travelling down U.S. 70 East Friday afternoon. Around 3:45 p.m., fire and emergency crews were called out to the area beside Hoppy Tom Hollow on U.S.70 East in reference to a vehicle fire that also ignited a utility pole. According to Harold Wilson of Nebo, his wife Linda was driving down the road when her car started smoking and flames were shooting out from underneath. Wilson said his wife jumped from the vehicle and then it rolled into a utlity pole, catching it on fire. Linda was not injured in the accident. One firefighter said on the scene that it looked like an apparent fuel-fed fire. Marion Fire Department, Nebo Fire Department, McDowell Rescue, McDowell EMS, and the N.C. Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
After appealing his judgment in May, a Newland business owner was sentenced in McDowell County Superior Court this month.
The Republic of South Korea wants to formally thank all those who fought to defend their country during the Korean War by presenting those veterans with a special medal. And that includes the Korean War veterans of McDowell County,
St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marion will hold a special service on Sunday evening as a way of celebrating the hard work of migrant farm workers in McDowell County.
This weekend, the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will have its train show complete with train rides, model railroad layouts and numerous vendors. And Marion Mayor Steve Little will be among the presenters at this event.
A Marion car salesman has been indicted on 37 charges in Buncombe County.
Three Marion men were charged with stealing a motorcycle and selling it in another county.
The Marion Police Department Explorer program has been molding future law enforcement officers for many years, and organizers are looking for a few more participants.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Teachers were unpacking boxes, moving desks and getting classrooms ready at McDowell High School’s new ninth-grade academy on Wednesday.
Last week, the Pilot Club of Marion presented the first batch of the Vials of Life to the McDowell County Emergency Medical Services so that paramedics can better help local senior citizens and the homebound in critical moments.
On Tuesday, city of Marion officials announced some good economic news: local retail sales are up and Marion gained several new businesses during the past year.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help identifying this vehicle and its occupants, believed to have been at Riverside Food Mart when 95 gallons of gas was stolen from three trucks.
McDowell County officials met in closed session last week to talk about an ongoing litigation and the issuing of marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
A statewide task force announced Monday that a close link exists between economic, mental and physical health for rural communities in North Carolina. And a comprehensive action plan has been developed to address some of the health issues in rural places in the state.
At the Old Fort’s Board of Aldermen regular monthly meeting, new roofs, Andrews Geyser and town ordinances were discussed.
Cadets from McDowell High School NJROTC and nine other units from western North Carolina recently graduated from the 37th annual Basic Leadership Training course held at Camp Bud Schiele in Union Mills.
A McDowell couple was taken into custody after police say they discovered drugs in their car around their children.
Two people were transported to the hospital after their vehicles collided head-on Tuesday morning.
A Marion man is behind bars after authorities say he severely injured his 3-month-old daughter.
The second annual McDowell County Job Fair will get underway in a brand new location at 9 a.m. on Thursday. Last year’s event, held in mid-November, was at the National Guard Armory. This year, however, organizers have moved the event to McDowell High School off of North Main Street in Marion.
A review of McDowell County Schools’ first Summer Reading Camp shows a majority of third-graders who attended benefitted from the new program, McDowell County Board of Education members learned at their August meeting.
McDowell detectives are still searching for answers in the slaying of a Marion man on Saturday.
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s office arrested a man early Sunday morning for allegedly committing murder.
For the remainder of August, MACA’s gallery will show a variety of photos from students in McDowell Technical Community College’s photography program.