Category: McDowell County

State Historic Preservation Office Begins McDowell County Comprehensive Architectural Survey with Grant Funds from National Park Service

RALEIGH Nov 16, 2022 McDowell County has been chosen as the subject of a comprehensive survey of historic buildings and landscapes planned from 2022-24. Funding for this architectural survey comes from the Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund (ESHPF), administered by the National…Read More »

Election Interference Reported in Rutherford and McDowell Counties

11-13-22 After the 2020 election, county and state elections officials were worried about what could happen at the polls. Conspiracy theories and false claims of voter fraud have been circulating nationally and in North Carolina, sparking concerns for front-line election workers. There…Read More »

Ted Bell…….No Choice, No Change!

**Opinion** 10-23-22 On May 17, 2022 this county along with McDowell County essentially voted to re-elect Ted Bell for DA for four more years. This was in spite of all the things he has and has not done during his tenure. D.A.…Read More »

David and Goliath…….Rutherford County Courthouse 2022

  **Opinion** 10-04-22 I went to court this week to watch a case being heard that a local attorney had put forward against several judges, a lawyer and the District Attorney (D.A.). It is a case that has been two years in…Read More »

Marion Man Charged with Gun Crimes

Deputy Caleb Baliles with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 33-year-old Kirk William Biddix of Marion with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 1st Degree Trespassing. A Magistrate issued Biddix a $30,000…Read More »