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Marion neighbors petition city to clean up the rubble of former Drexel plant

Joanne Wilkerson says city leaders respond to her concerns with "Blah Blah Blah," just like her t-shirt reads. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)) Tenants of a senior apartment complex are pushing the city of Marion to speed up plans to clean up a demolished industrial site. Some fear the former Drexel Heri

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-22 17:29:25

Wanted: Marion man wanted in connection with multiple vending machine coin theft

Wanted: David Edward Rhom is wanted for breaking into a coin- or currency-operated machine. (Photo credit: McDowell County Sheriff's Office) McDowell County authorities are asking for help finding an alleged coin-thieving Marion man. David Edward Rhom, 29, is wanted for breaking into a coin- or curr

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 13:59:58

McDowell High School Homecoming Parade

McDowell High School's homecoming parade strolled down the streets of downtown Marion Thursday evening featuring the marching band, homecoming court, club representatives, NJROTC, the Emergency Services Academy, cheerleaders and many more. Students celebrated homecoming throughout the week showing t

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2017-09-22 20:21:00

The Sizzle: Sept. 22- Sept. 24 Entertainment Calendar

MARION DEPOT - 58 Depot St., Marion. Thursdays, Marion Mountain Music, 7 p.m. Admission Free. WOODY'S MOUNTAIN MUSIC - 3354 U.S. 70 W., Marion. Friday, Traditional Acoustic Mountain Music, 7 p.m. Admission Free. SOUTH CREEK VINEYARDS &WINERY-2240 S. Creek Rd, Nebo. http://www.southcreekwinery.com/up

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2017-09-22 10:00:00

Playful kitties, pups looking for perfect playmates

Mercy Fund Animal Rescue, of Marion, has many pets for families or individuals to adopt. Their mission is to save the lives of stray and unwanted animals, and place them into good, forever, loving homes. They are a foster-based rescue dedicated to saving the lives of all animals including sick, inju

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:19:00

Let the games begin: New video store to host special tournament

Add digital to current active Sun, Tue-Fri print subscription * Three month introductory offer is only for subscribers who are not currently subscribing to any other special offer. After three months, each All Access plan will be $10.28 a month regardless of which print delivery is chosen. After th

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Practice takes unique approach to healthcare

Dr. Josh Carpenter makes sure his patients have his cell phone number so they have a direct line to him anytime they need care. The primary care doctor serves patients at HomeTown Direct Care's new Shelby office, which opened at 5 E. Marion Street in August. Direct primary care is a model in which t

SHELBY STAR - 2017-09-20 19:45:06

Crime watch (Sept. 3 - 9)

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription Reed The following mug shots are taken from the top bond amounts from the week of Sep. 3-9: Paul Alan Hyler , 55, of 7045 Deer Creek Drive, in Connelly Springs, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon resulting in seriou

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-22 16:07:00

Walk-in flu clinics offered in Caldwell

LENOIR - There will be walk-in flu clinics at the Caldwell County Health Department, 2345 Morganton Blvd., SW, Lenoir, every Monday in October from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. There will also be two walk-in flu clinics at Granite Falls EMS Base (4 Falls Ave., Granite Falls) Oct. 6 and Nov. 3 from 9 a.m.

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-22 04:45:00

Annual Family Day to provide free food, fun activities

The Burke County Health Department, along with several partner agencies, invites the community to celebrate families this Monday. The department will hold its fifth annual Family Day on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Catawba Meadows Park. The celebration, planned by a committee made up of representatives f

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-21 15:38:00

Board to consider future of statue

Burke County commissioners likely will consider the future of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood in the middle of Morganton for decades. Aaron Lipsey of Morganton used the public comments portion of the county commissioners meeting Tuesday evening to ask for the relocation or removal of t

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-20 23:08:00

Proposed millennial village changes location

It appears the industrial park on Kathy Road won't have any tenants in the near future. But what's a loss of the industrial park could be a win for an empty concrete slab in Morganton. That's because economic development officials have switched gears on a millennial manufacturing village they were p

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-20 21:43:00

Fall tailgates' finest: Sweet potatoes, ginger come to market

The first sweet potatoes always arrive later than the first winter squash. But once that initial squash makes an appearance, it's only a matter of weeks before sweet potatoes appear, and for fans of these tubers, those weeks are a countdown. Flying Cloud Farm (North Asheville Tailgate Market and Riv

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-22 19:55:04

Top local stories we are following today

Here are the top stories we are following for you today. Happening Friday, Hope RX, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, TRIAD and The United Community Bank are teaming up for a local pill drop event in Etowah. That starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. We now know the identity of the man struck by

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:13:25

North Carolina officials identify body of man on tracks

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) - Officials in North Carolina have identified the body of a man found on some railroad tracks. Local media outlets reported that the man found Wednesday was 51-year-old Gregory Duncan Stiles of Black Mountain. Police Chief Shawn Freeman said officers are still investigating

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-22 14:14:45

Developer's lawyer cites conflict of interest in Trestle Crossing hearing

A Historic Resources Commission hearing on the controversial Trestle Crossing project Sept. 20 was recessed for two weeks after the developer's attorney asked a commission member to recuse herself from a vote that would allow the project to go forward. Michael Begley, a former town mayor who practic

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-21 19:33:18

Video release: 'Lost In The Sauce' by King Garbage

The classic tale of a man pining for his departed sock puppet lady love receives a new twist in the video for local experimental soul band King Garbage's "Lost in The Sauce." Set in and around Black Mountain Coin Laundry, the cheeky short features filters and graphics lifted from '70s genre films, p

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

Molly Rose Reed steps up on stage

Molly Rose Reed grew up in Atlanta in a musical family practically designed for nurturing a future performer. Her father was a classically trained musician, her mother sang blues, and her grandfather was a minister. As a child she always sang, whether at family gatherings, in church, or imitating mu

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 19:20:03

Top songwriter Anthony Mossburg at White Horse

Three years after first picking up a guitar in college, Anthony Mossburg leaped from the stability of a full-time job to the vagaries of a life in music, the one thing that made him feel most alive. Now he's released four albums of original music in as many years and won numerous award and accolades

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:40:01

With Appalatin, Appalachian moods meet Latin grooves

Mountain music finds a ready audience in Western North Carolina. But in the case of Appalatin, the mountains in question could be the Andes or the Appalachians - or many points between. The innovative six-member group has reimagined Appalachian music, creating a vibrant bi-continental Americana soun

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:53:09