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Teen fatally shoots mother's abusive boyfriend, will not be charged

Steven Kelley, 46, was found dead by deputies who responded Aug. 8 to a call about a shooting at the house in the North Carolina foothills west of Charlotte, authorities said. He was shot twice and killed by his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter after he attacked the woman and threatened to kill her

ABC11.COM - 2018-08-18 13:48:27

On the job for 50 years

FOREST CITY—L. B. Wilkie was a young man in his mid-twenties, working in the clean-up shop of a used car dealership in Spindale, when he was offered a new job. The job offer was from McCurry-Deck. That was over 50 years ago. He's still there.“It was in 1968, when they came and asked me to come work

DIGITAL COURIER - 2018-08-19 04:05:00

Back to Class: McDowell County Schools begins 2018-2019 school year Aug. 27

New school supplies, clothes and a haircut are on the minds of most parents and kids this time of year, but that’s not all that should be on the back-to-school checklist.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-08-18 19:55:00

Making a splash for water safety

“Drowning is … the number one leading cause of death for second graders,” said Dover Foundation YMCA Executive Director Mark Pritchett, who was the aquatics instructor this week. “It's an unbelievable situation.”

DIGITAL COURIER - 2018-08-19 09:00:00

No charges against teen who killed mom's boyfriend during attack, NC officials say

Authorities said prior to the shooting, Kelley was strangling Chandra Nierman, threatening to cut her throat and kill everyone in the house. Nierman's 12-year-old son grabbed a gun and his 15-year-old sister took it, firing at Kelley's chest, according to officials.

WCNC - 2018-08-17 20:35:20

Pair caught on camera, wanted for questioning

On Saturday, July 28, Nikia Meadows, of 419 Jacktown Road in Marion, reported that someone went through the underpinning of her mobile home, cut a hole in the bedroom floor, entered the residence and stole $10,000 worth of jewelry. It is also alleged that the thieves took a white 2004 Acura from the

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-08-17 18:55:00

Serving up a taste of the Dark Corner - The Tryon Daily Bulletin

This week, local business owners Mike and Joy Southern opened the doors to their newest business venture, Shine Town Moonshine, located inside the former Getfitted Boutique storefront at 116 E. Rutherford St. The couple has partnered with Hendersonville’s Jeff Gould, a veteran of the moonshine distr

TRYON DAILY BULLETIN - 2018-08-18 12:00:31

UPDATE: Plan to remove courthouse tree draws public backlash

"I would like to comment concerning the Tree on the courthouse lawn. I have been out of state this week and started receiving emails from concerned people about the tree being removed from the courthouse lawn. I have spoken to county staff this afternoon and also with Pilot club officers. After rece

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-08-17 18:49:00

Jerry Morrow is a Hot Nights, Cool Rides regular

FOREST CITY—A love of cool cars has long been in the blood of Jerry Morrow, owner of Morrow Motors in Forest City. He bought his first convertible at age 17. Now 75, Morrow owns six convertibles, and is a regular at the annual Hot Nights, Cool Rides car show in Forest City.Morrow has been a fixture


Who are they? 2 women caught on camera near Marion home break-in

On July 28, a Marion homeowner reported that someone went through the underpinning of her mobile home, cut a hole in the bedroom floor, entered the residence and stole $10,000 worth of jewelry and a white 2004 Acura.

WLOS.COM - 2018-08-17 17:00:27

Plan to remove courthouse tree draws public backlash

On Monday, the commissioners will hear from local representatives on different initiatives. Rep. Josh Dobson will present a resolution supporting I-40 signage. Next, Linda Onufrey will give the tax collection settlement and order of collection. McDowell County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-08-17 18:49:00

No charges filed against N.C. teen who killed mom’s abusive boyfriend

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager was “justified” when she shot and killed a man who was strangling her mother, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

WTVR-TV - 2018-08-17 15:01:33

Sheriff: 15-year-old daughter shoots, kills her mother’s abusive boyfriend

"During the assault, the deceased male was yelling that he was going to cut Nierman’s throat and kill everyone in the house," a release stated.

WESH - 2018-08-17 12:11:00

Help police ID women wanted for questioning in Rutherfordton

RUTHERFORDTON, NC (WSPA) - The Rutherfordton Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying two women wanted for questioning following an incident at an area convenience store.According to a police department news release, the women are wanted for questioning for an incident that h


Superior Court: Habitual criminal goes to prison

Teddy Justin Rathbone, 27, of Flat Creek Road, Black Mountain, was found guilty of habitual breaking and entering. He was sentenced to 38 to 58 months in prison consecutive to a previous judgment.

MCDOWELL NEWS - 2018-08-17 13:34:00

Convicted drug dealer will go back to court on murder charge

Exactly one year after Danielle Ashe’s death, James Dotson was sentenced to at least 18 years in prison. And that same day, he was officially charged with her murder.As Dotson’s defense attorney, Joel Schechet, and prosecutor Jeff Jones argued pretrial motions for the Clyde man’s trial last week, a


Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Steven Michael Sisk Jr., 34, of 533 Vernon Bradley Road in Old Fort, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling, vehicle or place for drugs or a controlled substance, according to the arrest rep


US Equestrian Names NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

Lexington, Ky. –US Equestrian has named five athlete-and-horse combinations to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) Tryon 2018, which will take place September 11-23, in Mill Spring, N.C.


Man with knife hit in face by woman with bat, says Spartanburg Co. report

SPARTANBURG Co., SC (WSPA) - A woman said she hit a man in the face with a baseball bat after he tried to stab her, according to a Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office report.

WSPA.COM - 2018-08-17 16:01:31


Police Chief Phil Harris tells reporters that two employees were leaving the restaurant with the deposit when a gunman approached them and demanded the money. One of the employees, a 68-year-old man, was shot above the stomach and flown to the hospital. There is no update on his condition.