Tuesday May 14
The Indian mound in Asheville that wasn't
There is something very unusual about North Carolina 's geography that contemporary historians seem not to appreciate.
Thu May 09, 2013
Student prayer rights bill passes NC Senate
Legislation meant to clarify when and how student-led prayers are allowed in public schools has passed the North Carolina Senate.
Take your mom to Lake James State Park
Join a Lake James State Park ranger for a program to learn about wildflowers, how to identify them and make beautiful cards just in time for Mother's Day.
Wed May 08, 2013
Rains shut I-40, N.C. 9 still closed
Heavy rains swamped low-lying parts of the Swannanoa Valley and shut down key roads, including N.C. Highway 9. A mudslide temporarily blocked lanes of Interstate 40 on May 6 just at the Buncombe and McDowell county line.
Tue May 07, 2013
Asheville area socked by flooding, landslides
Mountain residents were cleaning up Monday after torrential rain left behind flooded roads and land slides.
Mon May 06, 2013
The Asheville Citizen-Times
Railroad worker killed in McDowell mudslide
A Norfolk Southern worker has been killed after he was trapped in a mudslide while checking track conditions on Old Fort Mountain in McDowell County.
The Mountaineer Publishing Company
Severe weather impact roads in WNC
Heavy rains that fell yesterday and overnight continue to impact many roads in western North Carolina today.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
One killed in I-40 wreck in McDowell County
The wreck occurred at 4:25 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the rest area and mile marker 82.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
Autopsy: Missing Gaston County woman died of drug toxicity
A missing Gaston County woman whose body was found in a car in a rugged McDowell County ravine in December died from combined drug toxicity, an autopsy by the N.C. Medical Examiner Office has determined.
State investigating Old Fort water system
A state investigation into contamination of a McDowell County town's water system in the 1980s shows some people may have been exposed to a chemical that can cause cancer and other problems.