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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan holds a 2-point lead in the race for U.S. Senate, according to a HPU Poll released today.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Remember how state lawmakers patted themselves on the back for giving teachers a raise this year? North Carolinians think teachers deserved more.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military expanded its war against the Islamic State late Monday by sending waves of warplanes and launching Tomahawk cruise missiles into Syria to attack an array of targets in an aggressive and risk-laden operation that marks a new phase in the conflict.
Two local youths, who are brother and sister, earned awards in the livestock show at the N.C. Mountain State Fair in Fletcher.
There are five highly travelled roads in McDowell County that troopers say yield the most accidents each year.
A champion powerlifter and gym owner was arrested on Monday and charged with possession of steroids, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said.
MOUNT AIRY – Many teenagers spend their 16th birthdays preparing to get their driver’s license, but Wyatt Angel spent his birthday in the sky.
The latest in a series of polls that shows Sen. Kay Hagan leading N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis in the race for U.S. Senate comes from Public Policy Polling.
The U.S. Agriculture Department said Thursday it has provided a combined $55.2 million in loan guarantees for 18 projects solar energy projects in North Carolina, along with a combined $399,000 in grant money to 21 projects.
CONCORD, N.C. — Thomas Thacker never had the pleasure of meeting the infamous moonshine maker Popcorn Sutton, but Thacker has been able to taste some of the bootlegger’s famous product.
STATESVILLE, N.C. -- The roots of bluegrass and old time traditions run deep at Fiddlers Grove, and the notes played by Doc Watson and other greats still echo there.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- State health officials said Friday that smoking levels among public high-school and middle-school students reached an historic low rate during 2013.
A final report on construction at McDowell High School by lead architect Chuck Hamrick from Holland Hamrick Architects gave McDowell County Board of Education members a better understanding of how the overall construction process went during transition-to-middle-school construction.
Emergency personnel from multiple departments will participate in an emergency drill simulating a mass-casualty incident on Monday.
With no fanfare — and without the governor’s signature — the state’s new coal ash law took effect Friday.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Motorists can accelerate pay raises for North Carolina’s best teachers with license plates unveiled Thursday by state Republican leaders.
One man was killed and two others injured Friday morning when a man lost control of his vehicle, crossed into a construction zone on Interstate 40 and struck three construction workers, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Authorities are searching for an Old Fort man who they say violated his probation and committed several crimes in the past few weeks.
Pastor Ronald Carpenter said the Cross Mill Pentecostal Holiness Church is a loving church. And members are not mad, just disappointed, after learning their building may be a total loss after Thursday’s car wreck.
Rain appeared to be a factor in a rollover accident on Friday that sent one woman to the hospital.
Another sizable drop in the state’s labor force during August contributed to the largest month-over-month increase in the N.C. unemployment rate in three years, the N.C. Commerce Department reported today.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The U.S. Agriculture Department has sent another stern letter to state health officials citing concerns about the state’s oversight of its food-stamp program.
A driver lost control of his vehicle Thursday afternoon while travelling on Reservoir Road in Marion around 3 p.m. His silver Mitsubishi Eclipse slammed into the Cross Mill Pentecostal Holiness Church, taking out a brick wall and two windows. The driver and a passenger were not injured in the wreck. Lt. Jamie Harkelrode of the Marion Police Department said the wreck was still under investigation. No other information was available at deadline. Marion Fire Department, McDowell EMS and McDowell Rescue responded to the scene.
McDowell County investigators need the public’s help locating a stolen dirt bike like the one pictured.
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Marion man who allegedly stole items from an acquaintance.
Three state judges will be seated for a session of the N.C. Court of Appeals in the McDowell County Courthouse today.
One local wildlife officer was recently recognized for his hard work and dedication at the 51st annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards.
The eastern leg of the Northern Beltway around Winston-Salem would be one of 21 priority state transportation projects if the General Assembly approves about $1 billion in revenue bonds during the 2015 session, Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday.
Preliminary autopsy reports released Wednesday show Anna Smith had indications of asphyxiation and that she likely died shortly after she was reported missing, authorities said.
PINNACLE, N.C. — Joy White paid her power bill Wednesday — including a $524 deposit charge that attracted a lot of attention.
A classic tale of an aging man and wife who revisit their family cabin for the summer kicks off Foothills Community Theatre’s 2014-15 season.
Construction work for the second phase of the Joseph McDowell Historical Catawba Greenway is now underway.
On Saturday, Old Fort celebrates its railroad heritage with transportation-related exhibits, guest speakers and various vendors.
Additional students will be able to take advantage of the school system’s new telemedicine program thanks to some generous community members.
BOONE, N.C. — Boone police released the preliminary autopsy reports on Anna Smith today, stating she had indications of asphyxiation.
A Marion woman has been charged after authorities discovered she had a drug pipe in jail, the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday
The N.C. Transportation Department expects the momentum from a new state law and a 25-year “vision” proposal unveiled today to allow it to fund more than twice as many projects as before.
Banking changes, the Rockett building, privilege licenses and Oktoberfest were among the topics discussed at the monthly Board of Aldermen meeting in Old Fort on Monday.
An update on new Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses shows that McDowell’s students are embracing the new programs.
The county’s new after-school club is up and running and even has a formal name and logo. County officials are also hoping more students will participate in the innovative effort.
Deputies charged a Marion man with stealing thousands of dollars worth of clothing from a home.
The Corpening Memorial YMCA will host four days of activities for folks 50 and older who want to stay active.
Republican challenger Thom Tillis lags behind U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as their race moves into its final leg, according to two polls released Monday.
Police found a note with the body of Anna Marie Smith, the Appalachian State student whose body was found by a couple about 11 days after her disappearance, investigators said.
An Old Fort man was recently charged with one felony count each of statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a child.
While Marion is having trouble finding new and productive tenants for old downtown buildings, two neighboring communities seem to have revitalized their downtowns.
The McDowell County Sheriff’s department is asking for the public’s help in locating two missing teens that may be in each other’s company.
McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating an 18-year-old who disappeared from her residence Saturday night.
Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff’s department are looking for a 15-year-old who left home Saturday evening and hasn’t returned.