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Apr. 26, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Suspicions on Shenandoah

Residents of Shenandoah Drive in Spindale are upset, saddened and confused.

Apr. 26, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

A volunteer, against all odds

Billy Callahan, 34, a native of Rutherford County, has Microcephaly, a neurodevelopment disorder where the brain has either stopped growing or has not developed properly. Tonia Wilson, Billy's cousin and home care worker said after he was born, Billy stayed in the hospital for two months before being allowed to go home. According to Wilson, doctors said Billy wouldn't live to see his second birthday and also said that most people with Microcephaly do not reach Billy's age. But he has never slowed down


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

ICC Trustees, commissioners meeting Monday

The Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees and administrators will meet with Rutherford County Commissioners at 4:30 p.m. Monday.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Making science fun

Almost 1,000 sixth graders were recently introduced to the fun part of science and technology at Isothermal Community College during an exposition.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

Practice driving tests at the county library

The Rutherford County Library System has partnered with Driving-Tests.org, one of the nation’s top sites for driver’s license practice tests. The partnership will strengthen the library’s mission to be a vital gateway to information.


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Apr. 25, 2015 @ 02:22 AM

Thursday and Friday's prep scores

Local soccer, softball and baseball scores from Thursday and Friday's games.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 02:50 PM

Crawford signs with Guilford College

The R-S Central softball team has just one senior on its roster this season, and on Wednesday that senior signed her National Letter of Intent to play college softball for Guilford College.

 

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

Lady Gryphons soccer takes down Highland Tech

The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy girls’ soccer team was tied with Highland Tech at a goal apiece at halftime of Wednesday night’s match before winning, 4-2.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 10:10 AM

Gardner-Webb beats N.C. A&T

Ryan Hodge went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and two stolen bases to lead Gardner-Webb to a 9-3 win over North Carolina A&T Wednesday night.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Bullpen blows lead for Braves’ Stults

Eric Stults gave the Atlanta Braves an encouraging outing from the back of their rotation. They needed a better performance by the bullpen and a little more luck to slow down the streaking Mets.


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Apr. 26, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

A volunteer, against all odds

Billy Callahan, 34, a native of Rutherford County, has Microcephaly, a neurodevelopment disorder where the brain has either stopped growing or has not developed properly. Tonia Wilson, Billy's cousin and home care worker said after he was born, Billy stayed in the hospital for two months before being allowed to go home. According to Wilson, doctors said Billy wouldn't live to see his second birthday and also said that most people with Microcephaly do not reach Billy's age. But he has never slowed down


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

American history on display

Students at Pinnacle Elementary School recently put together an American History Museum for family and friends. The museum was designed to be an interactive experience to display the students’ understanding of American history. 


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 07:48 AM

90-year-old preacher still active

Still going strong.



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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. 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. 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.


Apr. 05, 2015 @ 09:23 AM

Have you witnessed one of these frauds or scams?

Regardless of age, everyone can fall prey to fraud and scams and it is essential that citizens keep their guards up against crooks and con artists.

Last year, 21,305 consumers filed complaints with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's Consumer Protection Division, an increase from 19,865 complaints in 2013.


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Apr. 26, 2015 @ 09:51 AM

GORDON: The journey to happy gardening

My favorite gardening-type nephew put his winter jacket and hat on last week and traveled a short trek from the house to his impressive backyard garden. Earlier in the week there was hail in Inman, South Carolina, and his worst fears were the early, vulnerable plants had been knocked down.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 09:47 AM

OUR VIEW: Cheers and jeers

Cheers ... to the Rutherford County Board of Education and the Rutherford County Commissioners who met jointly last week to talk about local funding.


Apr. 26, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

JANARD: Doing what it takes to keep a son safe

From the outside, you wouldn't think much of the little cinder block house. But inside, everything was brand new. Kim and her husband Sean ( not their real names)  spent months getting it ready for her son after his long months in jail and a psychiatric hospital.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 09:42 AM

OUR VIEW: An urgency to address funding needs

When the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction puts a cap on funding for Exceptional Children (EC) programs across the state perhaps, those setting the cap should take a closer look at the obvious lack of rationale in the funding formula.


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Apr. 22, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Spindale industry proposing expansion

Matt Blackwell, executive director of the Economic Development Commission, discussed three separate industrial incentive grants in association with a prospective industry with the Spindale Board of Commissioners during the board's monthly meeting Monday evening.

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

More wastewater plant rehab updates on Spindale agenda

The Spindale Board of Commissioners will receive the latest updates on the town's wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project when it convenes for the regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Spindale House.


Apr. 08, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

Emissions tests could be done

Emissions tests for cars and trucks are no longer necessary to protect air quality in more than half the counties where state testing is currently required. Rutherford County is among the 50 counties.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Revenue Department "in good shape"

The Rutherford County Revenue Department is in good shape, according to findings released by state and county officials.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Spindale's wastewater treatment plant is 'on track'

The Spindale Board of Commissioners continued its discussion of the wastewater treatment plant and received updates on the rehabilitation project from SDG Engineering during the regular monthly meeting Monday.

"We are on track with the treatment plant," said Cameron McHargue, on behalf of SDG Engineering.


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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