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Sheriff's office: Convicted felon ditches multiple guns as she flees deputies on foot

Marion, NC (FOX Carolina) - Deputies with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office have charged a woman multiple crimes. Deputies say on Thursday, January 17, Kasey Elaine Grindstaff, 30, of Marion, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting a public o


Deputies searching for man accused of kidnapping and assaulting woman

MARION, NC (FOX Carolina) - McDowell County deputies said they are on the hunt for a man that kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend earlier this month. Deputies said they charged Christopher Lee Cannon, 41, with second-degree kidnapping and assault inflicting serious injury after he was accused of


North Carolina Winter Weather: Should You Warm Up Your Car?

CHARLOTTE, NC — Brutally cold Arctic air is headed toward North Carolina this weekend — expect an overnight low in the low 20s on Sunday night and Monday night — so it's time to renew the debate over whether you should start your car to warm it up before you start your commute or school run.


Marion City Council gives OK to film productions

Not one but two independent filmmakers are shooting motion pictures in Marion this month. And on Tuesday, they received permission from the Marion City Council to use Marion police officers and vehicles for their productions.


Report: Woman in car found with 47 grams of pot

A Nebo woman was arrested and charged after deputies uncovered over 47 grams of pot during a traffic stop, authorities said Friday. Deputy Robert Watson of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Tomoka Shenee Young, 39, address listed as Vein Mountain Road in Nebo, with possession of marijuana


WANTED: Marion woman for break-in and theft

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies need the public’s help locating a local woman wanted for breaking into a Nebo home and stealing property. Lt. Andy Manis of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office has charged Candice Nicole Wing, 30, address listed as Fleming Avenue in Marion, with breaking and enter


Marion builders accused of bilking people in 6 counties out of millions

MARION, N.C. (WLOS) — Husband and wife log home builders from Marion are in custody after being accused of bilking residents in six counties out of millions of dollars and fleeing the area.


Deputies: Inmate escapes detention center in North Carolina

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina are searching for aninmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening. Officers said the inmate, identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area, may have stolen a car from the Catawba Valley Community Colle


Black Mountain police put out warning after woman & child approached in parking lot

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WLOS) — Black Mountain police are warning residents to be aware of their surroundings after a man approached a woman and her child at Ingles Tuesday night and asked to see the child.


Man charged for indecent exposure, trying to run woman off road

A man was charged Sunday with indecent exposure after two victims said he exposed himself to them. Tristan Douglas Coffey, 20, of Smokey Creek Road, was charged with two counts of indecent exposure after two incidents in Caldwell County, said LouAnne Kincaid, public information officer for Caldwell


Loaded gun seized from 13-year-old at NC middle school

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) - A 13-year-old student was found with a loaded gun at a Carteret County middle school Thursday afternoon. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said they seized a 9mm Ruger handgun from a Broad Creek Middle School student just before the 2:50 p.m. school release bell rang.


Attorney general places stipulations on major NC hospital deal

HCA’s acquisition of Asheville-based Mission Health’s assets received approval from state Attorney General Josh Stein on Wednesday, paving the way for the largest health care provider in Western North Carolina to move from nonprofit to for-profit ownership while setting up a massive nonprofit founda


Deputies need help finding woman they say stole a washer, dryer, and grandfather clock

Nebo, NC (FOX Carolina) - The McDowell County Sheriff's Office needs help locating a woman they say has been charged with theft. Deputies say Candice Nicole Wing, 30, of Marion, broke into a home on Paradise Circle in Nebo sometimes between Thursday, January 3 and Sunday January 6 stealing a washer,


Local actor, director producing third feature film

A local movie producer, actor and director is taking to the screen once again to give audiences near and far a message of redemption. Brigham McNeely, of Morganton, and his crew have been in pre-production and recently started filming a brand new feature - length film called “The Holy Heist,” which


The diamond anniversary: McDowell County Rescue Squad celebrates 60 years of service

From a widespread food poisoning in 1958 to its growth as a stand-alone station today, the McDowell County Rescue Squad looks back at its six-decade history as one of the area’s essential emergency agencies.


North Carolina man jailed on $5 million bond for murder

GREENVILLE — A North Carolina man is jailed on a $5 million bond after authorities say he killed a man at an apartment complex last year. WITN in Greenville reports police said warrants were obtained for Ricardo Hardison last Friday after he had been on the run for nearly two months. Authorities fil


Driver leads deputies on high-speed chase through Henderson/Buncombe Counties

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) - Right now deputies in Henderson County are searching for a driver accused of leading deputies on a high-speed chase overnight in two mountain counties. The chase started on I-26 near Airport Road after 1:00AM. The driver got off at the Airport Road exit and kept going


Vendor applications now being accepted for Morganton festival

Vendor applications for Morganton’s largest annual event now are being accepted. The Historic Morganton Festival’s online and paper applications are open to handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and food vendors for the event taking place on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7. For returning vendors, the deadli


MLK Day prayer breakfast, service scheduled

This Monday, the nation will pause to remember the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who helped lead the peaceful struggle for equality and justice for all people. Here in McDowell County, this holiday will be observed with the annual prayer breakfast on Saturday morning and the communitywide servic


FBI searching for ‘traveling bandit’ believed to have robbed 7 banks, including 1 in North Carolina

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for a bank robber who has robbed at least seven banks across the country, according to a news release. Investigators have dubbed him the “traveling bandit” based on the great distances he has covered committing the robberies.