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May. 27, 2015 @ 09:26 AM

Eight awarded Lutz Foundation scholarships

Eight Rutherford County high school seniors received scholarships during the Lutz Foundation, Incorporated's 37th annual awards luncheon on Tuesday.

May. 27, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Rutherfordton church giving away historic home

Rutherfordton Presbyterian Church, in partnership with the Town of Rutherfordton Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), is looking to find a new owner to preserve the home located on the church's property at 299 North Main Street.


May. 27, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Named to multi-state rural education initiative

Rutherford County Schools, along with five other North Carolina counties and four additional states, will partner with NC New Schools in an expanded effort to open doors to higher education for more students in rural communities. Duplin, Harnett, Hertford, Rutherford, Scotland and Surry counties and agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi and South Carolina will join the Rural Innovative Schools initiative, funded by a $20 million federal grant and additional private investment.


May. 27, 2015 @ 08:40 AM

Congressman visits Rutherford County

 U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry is paying a visit to Rutherford County Friday.


May. 27, 2015 @ 09:26 AM

Forest City budget deliberation begins today

A budget workshop to review the Town of Forest City’s 2015-16 fiscal year budget begins at 5 p.m. today at Town Hall on North Powell Street with City Council and staff studying the proposed $30,373,387 budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The current budget is $30,335,560.


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May. 26, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

Post 423 opens season with loss

Summer baseball is back in Rutherford County as American Legion Post 423 took the field against Haywood County’s Post 47 on Saturday night at McNair Field. What appeared to be a blowout in the making turned into a close game as Haywood County earned a 13-10 victory over Rutherford County in a slugfest.

May. 26, 2015 @ 01:43 PM

Big inning leads Hickory over Rutherford County

For the second day in a row, one big inning cost Rutherford County Post 423 a ballgame. This time a 14-run explosion off four different pitchers in the fifth inning led Hickory Post 48 to a 16-4 seven-inning win Sunday.


May. 26, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Braves defeat Brewers

Atlanta Braves rookie Mike Foltynewicz had command of his pitches, and that gave him the edge he needed to top Jimmy Nelson and the Milwaukee Brewers.


May. 26, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Edwards gets first win for new team

Even a master strategist like Joe Gibbs wasn’t sure his team made the right call.


May. 26, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Cavs top Hawks in OT thriller

LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.


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May. 20, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Deck gets up close and personal with McIlroy

A Rutherford County native and golf pro at Meadowbrook Golf Course had an opportunity to caddie for one of his students who was selected to play in the PGA Wells Fargo Championship last Wednesday.

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:54 AM

Paris Award presented to Jarrett and Brown

The Ron Paris Mass Communication Award was awarded to Peyton Jarrett of East Rutherford High School and Keynari Brown of Chase High School.


May. 20, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Brigman and Bright awarded Flack scholarship

Eric Brigman from Chase High School and South Bright from East Rutherford High School are the recipients of the Charles Z. Flack, Jr. Community Leadership Award for 2015. 

 

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:43 AM

Championship-winning Gray family

The Grays are a family of athletes. Rob, Jordan and Raven Gray have all excelled in their respective sports, both in high school and in college. Raven, 18, soon to be a sophomore at North Carolina A&T State University, won a state championship in softball at East Rutherford High School and has been competing as a part of the Lady Aggies softball program at A&T.


May. 17, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

Hook, line and sinker

It is not often that elementary students call their classroom a 3.5-acre lake surrounded by flora, fauna and the occasional bumble bee buzzing by their ears.


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Apr. 29, 2015 @ 08:40 AM

PANGAEA Internet earns national recognition from Broadband Communities

PANGAEA Internet (PANGAEA), the leading commercial provider of high-speed fiber optic Internet service for Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, has received the Cornerstone Award from Broadband Communities magazine.

Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Crawford receives certification

Planet, the national landscape industry trade association, announces that Thomas Crawford has earned  Mergefield  “Designation” the Landscape Industry Certified Technician designation and is now nationally certified.


Apr. 10, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

RHI Legacy Foundation plans to award $500,000 in grants

RHI Legacy Foundation, a local fundraising and grant-making organization focused on improving health and wellness in Rutherford County, announced the opening of its first grant cycle Thursday during a special program, "A Healthy Discussion," at Isothermal Community College.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Want to be a Rutherfordton ambassador?

Rutherfordton business owners and employees have an opportunity to become ambassadors for the town as part of a new initiative launched by the STEP (Small Towns Economic Prosperity) Marketing Committee.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 07:19 AM

Equestrian center begins spring season

The Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is set to begin its Spring Series today with the first of two competitions which will be held April 2-4. The second weekend competition will take place April 8-12. Events are free.


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May. 27, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

CAMPBELL: Trapped in my own home

After 31 years living in the same home my wife and I decided to downsize and simplify our lives. The maelstrom we got as a result was frustrating, time consuming, expensive and anything but simple.


May. 27, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

OUR VIEW: Greater connectivity with NCSU is good news

After more than 25 professors, staff and administrators from North Carolina State University (NCSU) toured Rutherford and Polk counties last week they returned to Raleigh with a new agenda to develop additional partnerships between the university and Rutherford and Polk counties.


May. 27, 2015 @ 08:42 AM

WAGNER: When Is A Lawn Business Not Just A Lawn Business?

One thing I will never rightly be accused of is being lazy. Work is something I enjoy, almost to the point of addiction. But to see a pastor out in public cutting lawns can be a bit of an odd thing, especially when he does not need the money.


May. 27, 2015 @ 08:28 AM

OUR VIEW: Fallen heroes were real people with real lives

The Town of Forest City and the Marine Corps League are to be commended for a job well done Monday in hosting and organizing the annual Memorial Day ceremony in downtown Forest City. It was probably the largest crowd to attend the ceremony.


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May. 20, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Spindale budget concerns for FY 2015-16

Spindale Town Manager Scott Webber and Finance Officer Cathy Swafford presented the town's FY 2015-16 budget draft including the annual Schedule of Fees and 2014-20 Capital Improvement Plan Monday evening to the Board of Commissioners, proposing an unchanged property tax rate and an increase in the sewer rate.

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

House Bill close to becoming law

An amendment to House Bill 110 that affected only Davie County was adopted Monday by the State Senate and subsequently passed the third reading of the full bill in the Senate. The bill changes the way some counties, including Rutherford,  hold Board of Education elections.


May. 20, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Spindale curbside recycling upgrade in the works

The Town of Spindale intends to increase the efficiency of recycling collection and encourage more town-wide participation in recycling in FY 2015-16.


May. 15, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

DOT sends out first customer survey

The N.C. Department of Transportation began mailing out the department’s first-ever customer survey this week. Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy in the mail in the coming week to help NCDOT find out what North Carolina residents think about various services. Additional citizen feedback will be collected online.


May. 27, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Named to multi-state rural education initiative

Rutherford County Schools, along with five other North Carolina counties and four additional states, will partner with NC New Schools in an expanded effort to open doors to higher education for more students in rural communities. Duplin, Harnett, Hertford, Rutherford, Scotland and Surry counties and agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi and South Carolina will join the Rural Innovative Schools initiative, funded by a $20 million federal grant and additional private investment.


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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 01:08 PM

Being the change

Chase High School's Project Unify recently held an autism awareness day. Club members encouraged the student body to wear blue in support of the day. There were also games and other fun activities. 

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

VIDEO: Remembering the Hilltoppers

R-S Central High School held a pep rally to celebrate the premiere of 32-0. The documentary tells the story of the 1980 Hilltopper mens basketball team that went undefeated and won the 3A state championship. The movie premiered at The Foundation at Isothermal Community College on Saturday, April 11.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 12:10 PM

VIDEO: Music to Rutherford County's Ears

In recognition of Music in Our Schools Month, Education Reporter Erin Kidd interviewed local music teachers about their jobs and why they love music.


Apr. 03, 2015 @ 12:17 PM

VIDEO: School counselors, giving students a helping hand

National Counseling Week was Feb. 2-6. To recognize these people for all of the hard work they do Education Reporter Erin Kidd interviewed high school counselors from Rutherford County.


Apr. 02, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

Forest City Project