More partnerships are on the horizon for Rutherford County and North Carolina State University.
More than two months have passed since residents of Shenandoah Drive first addressed the Spindale Board of Commissioners concerning the clearing of 1/3 acre of land located on the right side of the road shortly after entering the neighborhood.
A Rutherford County native and former Forest City resident Roger Allen, had an orphanage built in India and it was dedicated recently to Dr. Bobby Gantt, pastor Florence Baptist Church.
The North Carolina Special Olympics Torch Run passes through Rutherford County beginning at about 8 a.m. today. The torch will be carried 33 miles in Rutherford County.
Renovations are under way at the former Golden Valley Girl Scout Camp.
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy senior Brandon Riggs has had a solid high school career, and on Friday he decided to continue his career at the next level when he signed to play college baseball as a preferred walk-on at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee.
When the Forest City Owls take the field for their first regular-season game of 2015 on Tuesday night, they’ll have a lot of new faces, including a new one in the dugout.
Rachael Tevis spent four years terrorizing opposing goalies for Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy on the soccer pitch. Now she is doing the same for the North Carolina Tar Heels on the handball court.
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Robert McNair, who grew up in Forest City and is currently the owner of the National Football League’s Houston Texans. It was one of the most memorable interviews I have ever done, and I decided to share some of the highlights with you.
With Alex Wood unable to pitch because of a stomach virus, manager Fredi Gonzalez had to bring Eric Stults back into the Atlanta Braves' rotation for a start.
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.
The Ron Paris Mass Communication Award was awarded to Peyton Jarrett of East Rutherford High School and Keynari Brown of Chase High School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Editor’s note: Laila Bell, director of research and data at NC Child released this report Thursday afternoon from Raleigh with challenging health concerns for children and mother in Rutherford County. She says the challenges facing newborns and mothers is avoidable. We agree and challenge our leaders on the local and state level is heed the recommendations to improve the situation.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, I was again proven wrong. The genetic engineering bunch has gone too far; gene mutation to potentially produce a “designer baby”. I can’t help but wonder, which features in your child would you want altered? What family wants to stand on the maternity ward, staring at the new arrival, and not be able to say ”he has his father’s nose”?
As I'm writing these words I can feel my memory fading and I may be shrinking. Old age is catching up to me.
You experienced events during childhood that wounded your self-esteem, you may have difficulty being assertive about your wants or needs. You may doubt your opinions or choices or you may be afraid of displeasing others. You may know what you want but have difficulty being assertive about it. Proper assertiveness involves expressing your wants or needs in a balanced way.
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.
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.
The Town of Spindale intends to increase the efficiency of recycling collection and encourage more town-wide participation in recycling in FY 2015-16.
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.
North Carolina’s 24 local land trusts presented their annual awards on deserving winners during a lunch celebration at the land trusts’ annual meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville May 15.
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.
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.
In recognition of Music in Our Schools Month, Education Reporter Erin Kidd interviewed local music teachers about their jobs and why they love music.
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.