Clinton Young

The Young family of Mount Vernon has strong ties to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where a massacre left nine people dead this week. (Credit: CBS2)

Charleston, S.C. Church Massacre Hits Home For Mount Vernon Family

The massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, left many African-Americans in the Tri-State Area and around the country feeling shocked and vulnerable.

06/19/2015

Kevin Townes (credit: Mount Vernon Fire Department)

Mount Vernon Firefighter Collapses, Dies At Scene Of Early Morning Fire

Kevin Townes, 54, spent more than a quarter century doing the work he loved. He collapsed before dawn, losing his life even as he prepared to risk it one final time at a house fire.

12/08/2011

Farmers Market (file / credit: clipart.com)

Weekly Farmers’ Market In Mount Vernon Starting Today

After a successful test run, the city is going ahead and bringing in a farmers’ market every Thursday from now until October 27.

08/04/2011