McDowell County Newswire

McDowell County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for McDowell County, NC.

Results 1 - 20 of 86 in McDowell County, NC

  1. Wildfire contained in western North CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Waco Tribune-Herald

    Forestry officials in western North Carolina say they've contained a fire that burned nearly 9 square miles near Shortoff Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest. Officials say Tuesday that weekend rain helped firefighters control the flames of the fire that burned near Nebo in McDowell County.

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  2. Wildfire contained in western North Carolina NEBO, N.C. (AP) -...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | WSOCTV

    ... say Tuesday that weekend rain helped firefighters control the flames of the fire that burned near Nebo in McDowell County. Lisa Jennings with the U.S. Forest Service says 1 inch of rain fell on the White Creek fire within a 24-hour period ending ...

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  3. White River Fire 100 percent contained, trails openedRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Watauga Democrat

    ... The USFS credited the North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Burke and McDowell County Emergency Management, North Carolina Emergency Management and local volunteer fire departments with helping to combat the ...

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  4. White Creek Fire 90 percent contained at 5,538 acresAble Allen 15 hours ago 24 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 25 | Mountain Xpress

    ... with support from the North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Burke and McDowell County Emergency Management, North Carolina Emergency Management, and local volunteer fire departments. Law enforcement officials ...

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  5. Wildfire in western North Carolina now 50 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | WSOCTV

    ... n a news release that burnout operations were conducted on the south end of the Wild Creek Fire near Nebo in McDowell County on Wednesday afternoon, in order to help protect some private property.

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  6. Wildfire in western North Carolina now 50 percent contained NEBO,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | WSOCTV

    ... a news release that burnout operations were conducted on the south end of the Wild Creek Fire near Nebo in McDowell County on Wednesday afternoon, in order to help protect some private property. Officials think the fire was sparked by lightning. It ...

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  7. Firefighters make progress on North Carolina wildfireRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 22 | WBTV

    Forestry officials said in a news release that the fire near Nebo in McDowell County is about 30 percent contained.

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  8. White Creek Fire spreads up to 1,750 acres, lightning likely to blameRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | Watauga Democrat

    ... with support from the North Carolina Forest Service, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Burke and McDowell County Emergency Management and North Carolina Emergency Management. An area closure is in effect for all USFS lands east of State ...

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  9. Amazon to Provide You Styling Support with the New Outfit Compare FeatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | The Oak Ridge Observer

    ... Farxiga in reducing heart ailments. Forest Service said in a news release The White Creek Fire near Nebo in McDowell County has burned almost one square mile of land. Fire Managers are developing a strategy for the next several days as drying ...

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  10. Western North Carolina wildfire only 10 percent containedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | WRAL.com

    The U.S. Forest Service said in a news release The White Creek Fire near Nebo in McDowell County has burned nearly one square mile of land. The fire is near Shortoff Mountain at the south end of Linville Gorge in the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.

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  11. Hiker reported missing on trail near Montreat found safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | WSOCTV

    ... told local media outlets that the woman was found unharmed and in good condition at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in McDowell County. The emergency operations center said the 35-year-old woman was reported missing around 8 p.m. Saturday after she called Buncombe ...

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  12. Overturned gas tanker prompts evacuations in McDowell Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 2 | FOX Carolina

    An overturned gas tanker caused disruption on Harmony Grove Road in Nebo. "It's a small leak, it's coming out pretty slowly, but there is a leak," McDowell County public information officer Richelle Bailey said.

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  13. Dog rescued from F-350 tire rimRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | Fredericksburg.com

    A team of personnel from the McDowell County Rescue Squad worked with Animal Hospital staff to extricate an animal from a tire rim. A team of personnel from the McDowell County Rescue Squad worked with Animal Hospital staff to extricate an animal from a tire rim.

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  14. We Should Fight for Rural AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2017 | Bangor Daily News

    "I don't think any American can be satisfied to find in McDowell County, in West Virginia, 20 or 25 percent of the people of that county out of work, not for 6 weeks or 12 weeks, but for a year, 2, 3, or 4 years." - John F. Kennedy, May 5, 1963 I share the above quote to highlight that the issue of poverty in rural America is not a new one, especially in economically distressed areas that have historically been supported by a single industry.

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  15. Deputies: NC couple wanted after infant suffered brain injuries, cigarette burnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    The McDowell County Sheriff's Office said a couple is wanted in connection with disturbing injuries suffered by a 4-month-old baby. According to deputies, in June the infant was brought to Catawba Valley Medical Center with traumatic brain injuries and burns to the feet consistent with cigarette burns.

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  16. How Google Chromebooks conquered schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | The Chronicle Herald

    ... "It allows us to put more devices in students' hands," said Aaron Slutsky, chief technology officer for McDowell County Schools in North Carolina. But Chromebook's success story in schools is largely an American one, and it's likely to stay that ...

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  17. Dakota Raine RickettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 7, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    ... long blond hair and green eyes. Anyone with information about Ricketts' whereabouts is asked to contact the McDowell County Sheriff's Office at 652-2235 or the McDowell County 911 communications center at 652-4000.

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  18. 18 Waynesville Middle students earn spot in honor bandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    On Jan. 21, band students from all over Western North Carolina auditioned for a spot in the annual District Honors Band. The band is comprised of the top musicians from each school from as far east as McDowell County to as far west as the North Carolina and Tennessee state line.

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  19. Deputies: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting wifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    McDowell County deputies said a 66-year-old man was charged with attempted murder after shooting his wife Friday night. Deputies said they were called to the couple's home on Jack Corpening Road in Nebo around 9 p.m. Deputies found the 70-year-old Darnell Logan Wilkerson at a nearby home suffering from a single gunshot wound to her torso.

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  20. New Hanover County program receives funds to help ex-inmates reenter societyRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2017 | WWAY-TV Wilmington

    ... in Wake County, the Criminal Justice Resource Center in Durham County and Freedom Life Ministries in McDowell County. Since Oct. 30, 1964, WWAY has served southeastern North Carolina as the area's ABC affiliate and leader in news, weather and ...

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