MOUNT OLIVE — Guilford College's Makayla Crawford, a native of Rutherfordton and graduate of R-S Central, along with fellow Lady Quaker Makayla Carver both recently earned First Team College Division All-State softball recognition from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Associa… Read more

BOILING SPRINGS — The junior duo of Corey Howard and Chris Clary were named to the 2018 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State University Division Baseball Second Team, as announced on Monday afternoon. Read more

FOREST CITY — After grabbing the Western Division lead late last week, the Forest City Owls have faltered, losing three games in a row. The latest setback came as the Owls fell to the visiting High Point-Thomasville HiToms 9-3 on Monday night at McNair Field. Read more

FOREST CITY–The one thing hotter than the weather in Forest City these days is Owl’s outfielder and Forest City native Kendall McGowan. McGowan has established himself as the go-to guy in the lineup for hitting, speed and defense, earning him Owl of the Week honors for this week. The East Ru… Read more


It's summer break, if only in the hearts of non-students, which means we could soon be taking part in the most enjoyable part of the season: eating while on vacation. For a brief time, you can forget silly restrictions and careful budgeting. Can't decide between two appetizers? It's vacation… Read more

School is over for students in Rutherford County until August, with the exception of Forest City Dunbar Elementary. The students at Dunbar are on a flex schedule and they'll return to the classroom on July 16. But for all the other traditional public, charter and private schools, the lazy da… Read more

I don't think it's any secret that a lot of people are sick and tired of watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors face off in the NBA Finals each and every year. This is the fourth straight season that those two teams have battled for the championship and I'm one of those i… Read more