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Winter Storm Watch from 11/14/2018 7:00 PM to 11/15/2018 1:00 PM EST

Including the cities of Ingalls, Banner Elk, Newland, Bethlehem, Ellendale, Millersville, Taylorsville, Hiddenite, Stony Point,nSwiss, Burnsville, Celo, Micaville, Ramseytown, Busick, Spruce Pine, Poplar, Asheville, Brevard, Cedar Mountain, Little River, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Dana, East Flat Roc

RCCATALYST.COM - 2018-11-14 19:00:00

Santa Claus comes to Brother Wolf for photos during the Marion Christmas Parade

For those who want to do something a little different this year, fun props will be available to get creative and have fun with. Cost will be a $3 donation for a digital photo, or a $9 donation for digital photos plus a beautiful 4x6 print.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-11-13 22:30:00

Pair faces charges in connection with Nebo shooting

At 9:25 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, detectives were called to Mission Hospital McDowell in reference to a Charlotte man suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

WLOS.COM - 2018-11-13 11:00:44

Superior Court: Habitual felon sent to prison

Chad Franklin Winters, 32, of Nix Creek Road in Marion was found guilty of felony possession of marijuana, trafficking methamphetamine and habitual felon. He was sentenced 88 to 118 months in prison. He was given credit for 207 days time served.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-11-12 22:30:00

Marion City Council hears from Glenview Street residents about annexation

During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the City Council held a public hearing about the requested annexation of the 13.80 acre Abernathy property on Glenview Street. Owner Eric Abernathy has indicated to city officials he wants to build four or five townhouses on that property for senior citizens. He ori

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-11-12 22:30:00

Report: Man breaks into dealership, steals keys

An Old Fort man was arrested and charged after he allegedly broke into a used car dealership, stole keys and broke into multiple cars on the property, according to authorities.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-11-12 20:24:00

Marion woman was first female Marine from McDowell

“I had to get parental consent and I enlisted my junior year of high school in November 2004,” Holland, now 31, said. “My recruiter told me they had no historical data from his office of a female ever enlisting from his station. He checked in Charlotte and they found nothing as well. He said he coul


Troopers: Teen girl dies after crashing into another vehicle on rain-soaked road in Buncombe County

FLETCHER, NC (FOX Carolina) - Troopers said a 17-year-old girl has died after a two-car crash along a rain-soaked road in Buncombe County Monday. Troopers said the crash happened around 1:40 p.m. on Christ School Road. Troopers said Alexi Moffitt, 17, of Fletcher, NC was traveling east in a 2008 Hon

FOX CAROLINA - 2018-11-13 17:44:00

Tanbark Tunnel on Blue Ridge Parkway closes indefinitely due to falling rock hazard

ASHEVILLE - The National Park Service has closed Tanbark Tunnel at Milepost 374.4 on the Blue Ridge Parkway to all visitors, including cars, bicycles and pedestrians, until further notice due to a falling rock hazard.

CITIZEN TIMES - 2018-11-13 21:32:00

FLOODED SCHOOL BUS: Emergency crews pull school bus from Cabarrus County floodwaters

CABARRUS COUNTY, N.C.- Emergency officials in Cabarrus County said a school bus driver had to be rescued after the bus became stuck in fast-moving floodwaters early Tuesday.[IMAGES: Crews work to remove school bus from Cabarrus County floodwaters]Officials said bus No. 169 was stuck in floodwaters f

WSOC-TV - 2018-11-13 12:52:34

Marion attorney recalls Army experience

David Denninger, McDowell County’s resident Assistant District Attorney since 2015, discussed his military background and the events before and after that highlighted his effort toward peacekeeping and justice.


Olympic HS on lockdown after social media threat

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Olympic High School is currently on lockdown after a threat was made against the school on social media, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police responded to the school. Officers are currently in the process of searching every room on campus to con

WCNC - 2018-11-13 16:42:00

Movies and Memories: Celebrating Marion’s newest theatre

My first silver screen memory was made in the mid-90s. “The Lion King” had just come out and everyone in my kindergarten class was talking about the main character, Simba, and how cool he and his singing warthog and meerkat friends were.


WHKY-TV & WHKY Talk Radio - Vehicle Theft Charges Filed Against Woman Arrested In Burke County

21-year-old Bailey Colleen Presnell was arrested Sunday (November 11) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with two felony counts of larceny of a motor vehicle, along with single counts of felony possession of a controlled substance in prison or jail and possession of schedule II controlled

WHKY.COM - 2018-11-13 04:54:00

Change in federal law gives Rutherford County veteran renewed hope

"I'm a hostage in this house is what I am," said the former Army Ranger who was diagnosed with MS nine years ago. "When you have MS, you look normal, but every aspect of your life changes."

WLOS.COM - 2018-11-12 18:53:54

Meet local veteran Marion Light

So in 1971, Light joined the Army. He served for a little over a decade in a variety of jobs stateside, then continued his life back home in Fall Branch.


McDowell County schools honor veterans

Many schools across McDowell County honored veterans on Friday before the annual holiday. McDowell High School held a program for veterans with NJROTC and other student leaders. Wee Titans gave the veterans hand-written cards. Students read experts from “What is Veterans Day,” “The Noble and the Bra

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-11-12 21:09:00

WHKY-TV & WHKY Talk Radio - Third And Fourth Suspects Arrested In Caldwell County Robbery Case

19-year-old Taylor Renee Patrie and 22-year-old Jake Evan Patrie, both of the same Charlotte address, were arrested Friday (November 9) by Granite Falls Police Officers. They're each charged with felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon,


Large symbolic sign at local restaurant honors veterans

Since it was installed two weeks ago, the large symbolic sign at Bantam Chef on Rutherford Road has received all kinds of positive and supportive comments. Tony Panou, the owner of Bantam Chef, said he worked to create this sign for three years and has put a great deal of thought and reflection into


Deputies make drug bust while searching home in Rutherford Co.

(From: Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office) [ + - ] RUTHERFORD CO., NC (WSPA) - Deputies in Rutherford County say they made a drug bust of a known convicted felon Friday. According to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, they were investigating Travis Ledford for firearms violations when they execu