Welcome to McDowell County

Nestled next to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, McDowell County is a beautiful place to call home.

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We encourage everyone to sign up to receive Nixle alerts on your cellphone. This will enable you to stay updated on weather, road closures and any pertinent notices sent out from the 911 Center/Emergency Management Office. Text MCDOWELL911 to 888-777 from your phone.

State of Emergency

The McDowell County has declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Upcoming Events

Board of Commissioners Regular Session
October 11, 2021 - 4 pm
Historic Carson House - 1805 US-70, Marion, NC 28752
Board of Commissioners Regular Session
October 18, 2021 - 11:30 am
DSS Board Room, 145 E. Court Street, Marion, NC
Board of Commissioners Regular Session
November 8, 2021 - 5 pm
Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center - 634 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752
Board of Commissioners Regular Session
November 15, 2021 - 11:30 am
DSS Board Room,145 E. Court Street, Marion, NC
Board of Commissioners Regular Session
December 13, 2021 - 5:00pm
Universal Advanced Manufacturing Center - 634 College Drive, Marion, NC 28752
Board of Commissioners Regular Session
December 20, 2021 - 11:30am
DSS Board Room,145 E. Court Street, Marion, NC

In The News

McD-TV


The Government Channel McD-TV is broadcast on Channel 192 on Charter Spectrum and Channel 11 on Morris Broadband.

County Commission meetings can be seen on McD-TV on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 7:00pm following their meeting held the second Monday of each month.

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