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Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:37 AM

McHenry presents Congressional Award

Volunteer Savannah Bell, of Forest City, was awarded the Congressional Award Silver Medal by U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry Wednesday.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Bradley selected as chair of trustees

Chivous Bradley is the new chair for the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees. 


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Changing his life for the better

Travis Greene's life changed for the better after he completed his adult high school diploma at Isothermal Community College. Greene, 36, received his diploma and walked across the stage during the college's annual commencement ceremony in May.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 07:41 AM

Jobless rate increases in May

Unemployment rates increased in 97 North Carolina counties in May, decreased in two counties and remained unchanged in one county.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Fireworks safety 101

On Independence Day, fireworks are as common as picnics, beach trips and red, white and blue.

In order to ensure a safe experience for everyone during the July Fourth holiday weekend, public safety personnel urge people to follow the recommended safety rules for the use of fireworks, from safely storing them to exercising good judgment when igniting them.


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Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

2015 All-County Baseball

The 2015 high school baseball season was certainly an eventful one. East Rutherford again led the pack in terms of Rutherford County teams, while Chase, R-S Central and Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy all made state playoff appearances as well.

 
Jul. 03, 2015 @ 10:28 AM

Condrey pitches Rutherford County past Cherryville; Harris homers in win

Rutherford County pitcher Clint Condrey is the only player left from the Junior League team that went to the World Series last season. If he keeps pitching the way he did Wednesday night against Cherryville, Condrey and the rest of his Rutherford County teammates may just make a return trip.

 

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 11:29 AM

East’s Roderick attending National Team Development Games

Austin Roderick was recently selected to attend USA Football’s National Team Development Games presented by Shock Doctor in Canton, Ohio. The event started this past Monday and runs through Saturday at Walsh University.  

 

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 09:26 AM

Rookie Wisler, Braves end drought against Nationals

Rookie Matt Wisler wasn’t too worried about walking so many hitters in his third major league start.

 

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:33 PM

Local sports briefs

Information about upcoming basketball, baseball and volleyball camps.


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Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:29 AM

Korean War veteran applies to historical organization

Korean War veteran Bailey Gillespie, 86, signed and completed his application to the organization Sons of the American Revolution yesterday.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Fourth of July celebrations and closings

In addition to the Independence Day festivities planned tomorrow and Saturday across Rutherford County, residents and visitors can find fun just over the county line at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) as spectators celebrate with a free concert Saturday.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Changing his life for the better

Travis Greene's life changed for the better after he completed his adult high school diploma at Isothermal Community College. Greene, 36, received his diploma and walked across the stage during the college's annual commencement ceremony in May.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Fireworks safety 101

On Independence Day, fireworks are as common as picnics, beach trips and red, white and blue.

In order to ensure a safe experience for everyone during the July Fourth holiday weekend, public safety personnel urge people to follow the recommended safety rules for the use of fireworks, from safely storing them to exercising good judgment when igniting them.


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Jun. 04, 2015 @ 08:21 AM

Clinic at Wal-Mart welcomes new provider

The Clinic at Wal-Mart,  operated by Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS), has announced it is now fully staffed with two full-time providers and has returned to regular operating hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday noon - 6 p.m.

May. 31, 2015 @ 07:12 AM

Habitat, Rutherford Housing Partnership awarded new grants

Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity and Rutherford Housing Partnership (RHP) recently received grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) through the Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte.


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

TIEC purchases Lodge on Lake Lure

Mark Bellissimo, managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners confirmed today the partnership had acquired the Lodge on Lake Lure, which is conveniently located within 18 minutes of the newly opened Tryon International Equestrian Center.


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.


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Jul. 03, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Fun, food and the Fourth of July

I try my best to keep things light and fun in the newsroom. My philosophy for work is pretty simple; if I have to work why not try to have fun doing it? 

 

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

JONES: The Southern Cross vs. The Stars and Stripes

When Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox the Civil War was ended, or was it? “The flag stands for all we hold dear — freedom, democracy, government of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Henry Cabot Lodge, 1915. Mr. Lodge meant the traditional stars and stripes we see in peoples yards, on tall poles outside of churches and businesses, the one that represents all of us, not just the Southern portion.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 07:42 AM

OUR VIEW: Today is a time of celebration

There are many things Americans do not agree on when it comes to politics and other things. But we can all agree that today is a day for all Americans, and a day of celebration.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Our fascination with festive fireworks

This year's Independence Day celebrations across the country will surely feature some of the biggest and brightest pyrotechnics displays. There is no doubt that fireworks have always amazed onlookers, as our obsession with the colorful blasts endures year after year.


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Jun. 14, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

Online driver license renewal enters test phase

Governor Pat McCrory announced that North Carolina has begun implementing a testing phase for online renewal of driver licenses. This will allow customers to save time and complete driver license renewals at their connivence, without visiting Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices. This service will help reduce waiting times in driver license offices.

Jun. 05, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

Governor, Greenwood at TIEC Saturday night

Grammy-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood will perform his legendary hit single “God Bless the U.S.A.” at the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Rutherfordton council unanimously adopts FY 15-16 budget

Following no comments from community members during a public hearing Wednesday evening, the Rutherfordton Town Council unanimously adopted the FY 2015-16 budget totaling $3,433,969.


Jun. 04, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

Two sentenced in federal court

Five of the 11 defendants charged in connection to a scheme involving the development of Seven Falls, a golf course and luxury residential community in Henderson County, were sentenced Tuesday, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.


May. 28, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

New single registration sticker

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has begun issuing a single registration renewal sticker.  Changing from the current dual sticker setup to a single sticker will result in significant cost savings for the state.


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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