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Woman accused of assaulting Black Mountain police officer

Police said they were doing a license checkpoint on North Blue Ridge Road on Tuesday, when they saw a vehicle swerve toward the officers. Authorities said the driver, Jasmine Robinson, hit one officer and nearly hit another.

WLOS.COM - 2018-09-19 17:20:45

BREAKING: One killed in motorcycle wreck

Thomas Lee James Mull, 50, of Morganton, was killed when he crossed the center line of U.S. 64 South, just south of Propst Road, on a motorcycle and hit a Ford Ranger at around 9:21 p.m., said Sgt. B.L. Albert with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-09-19 16:13:00

Two mental health patients drowned after Horry County Sheriff van overtaken by water

Fox says that the van was driving down Highway 76 in Marion county, about a half-mile from the Little Pee Dee river, when the van was overtaken by water. The two deputies were rescued, the occupants have not been recovered.

WCNC - 2018-09-19 12:12:08

Marion owner of Acura stolen in July offers $500 reward for information

A Marion woman tells police that someone took a white 2004 Acura TL, similar to the one pictured here, from her property in July 2018. Photo: McDowell COunty Sheriff's Office

WLOS.COM - 2018-09-18 16:46:05

600,000 customers warned of drinking water as North Carolina's flooded hog farms, waste lagoons under scrutiny for contamination

© AP Photo/Steve HelberA hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

MSN.COM - 2018-09-19 16:50:48

Man charged after high-speed chase

Nicholas Cage Cordell, 23, of 429 Waterglyn Way, in Nebo, received felony charges for fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance in jail or on prison premises, possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor charges of driv

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2018-09-18 21:44:00

Video Shows Water Rushing Over Failed North Carolina Dam

The video, recorded on Sunday, Sept. 16, shows the power of the water, digging deep into the dam and cutting into the banks by the railroad tracks at the foot of the dam. Three lakes drained when the dam failed, and the storm destroyed several other roads in the area.

THE EPOCH TIMES - 2018-09-19 17:09:26

Man wrecks motorcycle, found with drugs

Officer Austin Brooks of the Marion Police Department charged Eric Eugene Houck, 41, of Lonesome Pine Drive in Nebo with possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, driving while license revoked, reckless driving to endanger, operating a vehicle with no

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-09-18 19:05:00

DOT workers from western counties head east to help with Florence recovery

These DOT workers came from throughout Division 13, which covers McDowell, Burke and other surrounding western counties. They are headed to the eastern part of the state where they will go to work fixing washed out road shoulders and bridge approaches, clearing out fallen trees and replacing washed

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-09-18 21:00:00

Deputies: Stolen Motorcycle Chase Reaches Speeds Up To 90 MPH - WCCB Charlotte

Nicholas Cordell, 23, was riding a stolen Kawasaki motorcycle in the area of NC 126 and Cobb Avenue, according to Burke County deputies, when he refused to stop for traffic violations. The chase ended 25 miles away in McDowell County when officials say Cordell ditched the bike and tried to escape on

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-09-18 21:18:21

SWAT Raid Results In Drug Arrest - WCCB Charlotte

LENOIR,NC — SWAT and Narcotic Agents with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and Lenoir Police Department executed a drug search warrant in Lenoir, NC.

WCCBCHARLOTTE.COM - 2018-09-18 18:13:32

Grade IV Individual Test Initiates Para-Equestrian Dressage Competition at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Mill Spring, N.C.- U.S. para-equestrian dressage got underway at the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018 on Tuesday with the Grade IV Individual Test. U.S. Para-Equestrian Dressage Team presented by Deloitte athletes Angela Peavy with Royal Dark Chocolate and Kate Shoemaker with Solitaer 40

USEF.ORG - 2018-09-18 22:47:00

Florence update: Trees topple, homes damaged

According to Emergency Services Director William Kehler, agencies received at least 92 storm-related calls on Sunday, including multiple motor vehicle collisions, downed power lines and trees. Among the incidents reported during the weekend included five homes (two in Woodlawn and one each in Marion


City Council to meet Tuesday with Marion East Forum

City Council will then hear an update from the Marion East Community Forum, which seeks to improve the neighborhoods in East Marion, Clinchfield and Eastfield.


Black Mountain begins evacuating residents along Flat Creek

BLACK MOUNTAIN - Five residents of Portman Villas Mobile Home Park on Portman Villa Road are being evacuated.The town ordered the evacuation of the homes along Flat Creek as they anticipate water levels to continue rising."We're evacuating five people as of now," police chief Shawn Freeman said. "We


'Pretty much cut off': Water everywhere as Florence floodwaters swamp North Carolina

Now, in the wake of Florence, the only way out for many on Monday was by boat — or with the help of the National Guard and the Coast Guard.


Asheville police searching for suspect after several breaking & entering cases

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —The Asheville Police Department is asking for help identifying a suspect involved in several breaking and entering and larceny cases in the Shiloh area.The criminal activity occurred during the first two weeks of September.The suspect is described as a white male, tall and of


18-wheeler crashes in Newton; Hwy. NC 10 closed

Buy NowROBERT C. REED/HICKORY DAILY RECORDAn 18-wheeler was the only vehicle involved in this crash on Hwy. NC 10 west of Newton Monday afternoon.A tractor-trailer was the only vehicle involved in a crash on Hwy. NC 10 west of Newton Monday afternoon.The driver was transported by EMS with what appea


Raw Video Shows Dozens Of People Looting A Dollar Store As Flooding Cuts Wilmington Off From The Rest Of North Carolina

A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst. Shocking images of “dozens of people” ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation. This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didn’t even s


North Carolina governor warns "worst flooding yet" from Florence still to come

"It's fun to get out and everybody's getting stir crazy being stuck in the house, but that's a lot of water that has to go somewhere," he said.