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Marion woman accused of assault, child abuse after intentionally crashing vehicle

MCDOWELL COUNTY, NC (WSPA) - McDowell County Sheriff's Office officials said a woman faces assault and child abuse charges after she intentionally crashed her vehicle into another vehicle on March 8.


American Legion celebrates a milestone anniversary

This month, the American Legion is celebrating its 100th anniversary. And our local Post 56, which was formed a year after the national organization was established, is also looking back on almost a century of service and advocacy for veterans.


Man accused of walking into North Carolina Barnes and Noble store and firing pellet gun

CARY, N.C. — An 18-year-old man is accused of walking into a Barnes and Noble bookstore in Cary and firing a pellet gun. WTVD reported that Jonathan Kyle Courtney, 18, of Cary, was charged with two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon and one count of discharging a barreled weapon into an o


One person killed in motorcycle crash; suspect fled the scene

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police is investigating a fatal crash near involving a motorcycle and car that happened around 11 p.m. Friday night. Officers responded to a motor vehicle crash with injuries in the 2200 block of West Boulevard.


Deputy stops SUV, finds stolen property and drugs

A Marion man was charged with allegedly possessing stolen tools and drugs during a traffic stop for a fictitious tag. Deputy Jordon Frisbee of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Jerome Michael Buchanan, 26, address listed as Jacktown Road in Marion, with possession of methamphetamine, poss


New search warrants reveal at least 60 guns seized from North Carolina home after Diana Keel’s disappearance

NASHVILLE, N.C. — New search warrants show at least 60 guns and three knives were seized from the Keel home after Diana’s disappearance, according to WTVD. The search warrants were tracked down by ABC11 the same day Rexford Lynn Keel was returned from Arizona to face a murder charge in his wife’s de


Police arrest, charge Morganton man accused of punching baby in face

MORGANTON, N.C. - A Morganton man was arrested and charged Thursday after police said he punched a baby in the face. [ALSO READ: North Carolina bill targeting child abuse has bipartisan support]


Brush fire jumps to woods

Nearly all of the fire departments in Burke County stayed occupied with a brush fire that jumped around Summers Road neighborhoods Friday afternoon. The original fire started in a brush pile on Pleasant View Loop, said Deputy Chief Jerry Baker with Drexel Fire Department. From there, the fire jumped


National health ranking places McDowell at 72nd in the state

In an annual report about health, McDowell County ranks at 72nd out of 100 counties in North Carolina in the health outcomes. Last year, McDowell ranked 70th in the same yearly report and ranked 62nd in 2017.


Top 10 North Carolina Homes Literally “On The Water” You Can Rent For The Weekend

What better place to plan that relaxing get-a-way than on the water – literally. We recently discovered some daily/weekly vacation homes in North Carolina where you can just open up the back door and go fishing or dive off into the cool water.


Man who hit several vehicles in high-speed Burke County chase arrested after hour-long standoff

BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man who was wanted after he hit several vehicles during a high-speed chase in Burke County was arrested Friday. According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, 28-year-old Tyler South was arrested without incident after an hour-long standoff Friday.


Cougar Thought To Be Extinct Spotted In North Carolina

A cougar that was thought to be extinct has been spotted by several people in North Carolina. Even though experts say that the cougar is still extinct, a few dozen people who are convinced they’ve seen the cougar sheds new light on perhaps it is still living in the area.


Crews battle structure fire in Morganton

Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire on Vine Arden Road in Morganton. The fire was reported just before 4 p.m. on Friday. Vine Arden Road and Kirksey Drive are closed as crews work to battle the blaze.


BREAKING: Home destroyed in fire

A Morganton family lost their home after a fire tore through it Friday afternoon. Flames were pouring out of a house on Jessie Drive near Vine Arden Road while firefighters worked to get the fire under control when News Herald news partner Dave Faherty with WSOC-TV got there at 4 p.m..


VIDEO: Wanted man in custody after standoff

A man who has been wanted since leading police on a chase in early March was taken into custody after a standoff Friday. Tyler Dwayne South, 28, was charged with felony trafficking methamphetamine, felony trafficking heroin, felony possession of marijuana and felony fleeing to elude arrest , among s


Charity leader retires days after CNN reveals details of sex crime charge

Asheville, North Carolina (CNN) — The executive director of a prominent North Carolina charity is leaving his post after a CNN investigation this week detailed the account of a 47-year-old woman who says he sexually abused her when she was his teenage student.


Board of Commissioners animal control changes underway

Burke County commissioners and staff received applause and many thanks from animal advocates Tuesday night after the board voted to make improvements at the animal shelter. But at least one advocate believes they were targeted by state inspectors and animal control when officers and an inspector sho