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UPDATE 2: Traffic problems continue in western McDowell County
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At 4:23 p.m., dispatchers reported a wreck on I-40 near the top of Old Fort Mountain eastbound, possibly involving four vehicles. Units are on their way.
Crash blocks I-40 eastbound lanes in McDowell
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An overturned tractor-trailer blocked the eastbound lanes of I-40 near Old Fort on Saturday afternoon.
Popular Waldensian Festival returns
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The popular Waldensian Festival returns Aug. 12-13:
Carolina Summer Show set for Friday, Saturday at Municipal Event Center in Marion
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Live music, dance and comedy will delight audience members during the Carolina Summer Show, set for this Friday and Saturday in downtown Marion.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s troubles continue, this time for what he didn’t do
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WASHINGTON — If Rep. Madison Cawthorn doesn’t turn in his campaign finance report by Sunday, federal election regulators will deem it so late that there’s no hope of receiving it.
Did you miss it? See the "Best of McDowell" results here
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Did you miss the "Best of McDowell" edition published on July 31? Click here for the online version.
McDowell departments responding to a structure fire in Dysartsville
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A house fire in Dysartsville has departments across the county responding to lend a hand.
For the Birds: Broad-winged hawks staging for migration
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Dance party at Marion Community Building proves to be a big hit
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A dance party held recently at the Marion Community Building proved to be a big success and more events are planned to be held there.
WATCH NOW: McDowell County officials will take a new look at animal rules
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McDowell authorities find body of missing Asheville man
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The body of a missing Asheville man was found Monday afternoon near Old Fort.
Pony Express will deliver entries to the NC Mountain State Fair. McDowell residents can take part in competition
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FLETCHER – The deadline to enter items into the N.C. Mountain State Fair is fast approaching. To help as many fairgoers as possible in the area be able to enter, the Fair is again offering the Pony Express Run with…
Benefit dinner to help Marion resident Emily Page Gibbs exceeds expectations
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A benefit dinner to help Emily Page Gibbs with her struggle against lupus exceeded the expectations of the organizers.
Down to the wire: Scruggs holds off tough field for 2nd county golf title
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NEBO — When Kyle Scruggs won the Al Farley Memorial McDowell County Open in 2018, it was a birdie on the par-4 13th hole at Marion Lake Club that gave him the lift he needed.
McDowell All-Stars bow out of Southeast Regional
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McDowell County’s Junior League All-Star baseball team’s magical run to the Southeast Regional came to an end on Sunday afternoon, as they lost out in the consolation round in Broadway, Va.
Marion man charged following domestic dispute
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A Marion man has been charged with strangling his wife and driving while impaired, authorities said Monday.
78-year-old man drowns in Lake James Saturday
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McDowell reports 3.9% jobless rate for June
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With the latest figures from June, McDowell County still has an unemployment rate that is below the state’s average.
Barber & Beer providing shaves and suds in Marion
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In downtown Marion, you can now get “shave and a haircut, two beers.”
McDowell Scouts attend summer camp
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The week of July 17-23, Scout Troop #805 from PG attended summer camp at Camp Bud Schiele. Despite the heat, the Scouts had a safe and fun week outdoors earning merit badges, awards, competing against other troops, and winning the…
Micropolitan Film Festival returns to downtown Marion Saturday
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This Saturday, the 2022 Micropolitan Film Festival returns to downtown Marion to show off the visions by independent filmmakers.
McDowell County Sheriff’s Office arrests man for meth, cocaine possession
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The McDowell County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man for possession of meth and cocaine.
Marion Police make arrest in connection to five lane crash
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The Marion Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the motor vehicle crash that happened along North Main Street on Thursday, July 28.
The journey begins: Titans wrap up first full week of football practice
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The McDowell Titans opened official football practice last Monday and Josh Davis captured these images of the first session. The Titans scrimmage twice next week, at home on Wednesday (5 p.m.) and at St. Stephens on Friday (6 p.m.). the…
Numbers low, effort high: Titans show solid work ethic during first week of official practice
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Make no mistake about it: The McDowell Titans varsity football team is small on numbers. But after a week of official practice, they’ve been big on effort.