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Shooting Suspect Arrested

Shooting Suspect Arrested

On July 18, 2019 at 10:09 PM, deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 226 Hamrick Drive in Ellenboro in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found Chris Dewberry with a gunshot to his upper thigh. Dewberry was transported to Cleveland Regional Hospital by Rutherford County EMS and released the next morning. […]

UPDATE: Chamad Warehouse Fire

UPDATE: Chamad Warehouse Fire

As of 4:30 pm YESTERDAY, the fire remains contained to the warehouse complex off Virginia Rd.  An estimated 150,000 square feet of the warehouse has been affected by this fire. Marion Fire Department continues to lead this incident with crews assisting from all across McDowell and surrounding counties.  This incident is also being supported by […]

Marion Warehouse Could Burn for Days

Marion Warehouse Could Burn for Days

MARION — Early this morning firefighters from Burke, Mitchell, Rutherford, and Buncombe Counties were on scene of a massive fire in an old cotton warehouse. Will Keller, Emergency Services Director for McDowell County, reported that the call came in at 12:33 a.m. for the Chamad Warehouse on Virginia Road near the Clinchfield community. The cause […]

Aug. 14 Arrest Report

Aug. 14 Arrest Report

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ICYMI: EPA wants to roll back coal-ash regulations

ICYMI: EPA wants to roll back coal-ash regulations

In 2012, U.S. power plants produced approximately 110 million tons of coal ash. (Josef17/Pixabay) HARRISBURG, Pa. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to roll back coal-ash regulations put in place four years ago to protect public health and the environment. Coal ash contains a variety of toxic substances including arsenic, cadmium and chromium, and neurotoxins such […]

Memo to young Mormons: Vaping is not OK, says LDS Church

Memo to young Mormons: Vaping is not OK, says LDS Church

Jana Riessjanariess, Religion News A couple of years ago I had an interesting conversation with a full-time seminary teacher in Utah who told me that a number of his otherwise faithful students had taken up vaping with e-cigarettes. Since I was researching how young adults are (or are not) keeping the standards of the Word […]

Sex offender assaults detective during residence check

Sex offender assaults detective during residence check

Detective Walt Thrower of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged David Lee Dehart, 55, address listed as Branson Creek Drive in Old Fort, with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official. Deputy Bob Green of the Sheriff’s Office also charged Dehart with assault on a government official or employee, communicating threats and resisting […]

House Committee Approves Broadband Infrastructure Legislation

House Committee Approves Broadband Infrastructure Legislation

House Committee Approves Broadband Infrastructure Legislation ———————————————————— This week, by a vote of 13-9, the House State and Local Government committee approved legislation allowing certain counties and municipalities to install and maintain broadband infrastructure to be leased to a private provider. NCACC Executive Director Kevin Leonard attended the committee meeting and spoke in favor of […]

Why we must deflect and debunk hate speech

Why we must deflect and debunk hate speech

People gather at makeshift memorial for the victims of Saturday’s mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton) Georgette Bennett, Religion News (RNS) — Until the deadly shootings over the weekend, national headlines had been dominated by attacks denigrating the vibrant and diverse city of Baltimore. […]

LAKE LURE’S WEED PATCH MOUNTAIN TRAIL WINS NATIONAL AWARD

LAKE LURE’S WEED PATCH MOUNTAIN TRAIL WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Weed Patch Mountain Trail, in the Town of Lake Lure, NC has been recognized as one of the best new trails in the nation. In a ceremony on Capitol Hill, the national Coalition for Recreational Trails announced its annual achievement award in the category of trail design and construction. The award went to Conserving Carolina […]

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