It was with heavy hearts that McDowell County sheriff’s deputies carried on with their duties Thursday – patrolling roads, interviewing suspects, serving papers, answering phones. They wore black bands across their badges and lowered the flag to half staff. They were in mourning over the loss of a colleague and friend.Read the full article
Retired Capt. Victor Allen Hollifield, 50, of Mitchell County died Wednesday night of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to McDowell County Sheriff Dudley Greene.