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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Hospital pharmacy fills 27 backpacks for students

The Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) Pharmacy donated 27 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to the Rutherford County Schools on August 21.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

RAMSEY: Repair now or buy later?

Dear Dave,

I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000. I have $40,000 in cash saved, $40,000 in investments and I make $80,000 a year. I also have $15,000 in student loan debt, but the only other thing I owe on is my house. Should I pay to repair the car or buy something else for $15,000?


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

September events at Great Expectations Books

Great Expectations Books & More have scheduled two events next month.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Land transfers: Aug. 28. 2014

Here's a look at the latest land transfers recorded by the Rutherford County Register of Deeds:


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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Hospital pharmacy fills 27 backpacks for students

The Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) Pharmacy donated 27 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to the Rutherford County Schools on August 21.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

RAMSEY: Repair now or buy later?

Dear Dave,

I’m driving a 10-year-old car with 195,000 miles on it. The car needs $1,500 in repairs, and it’s worth $5,000. I have $40,000 in cash saved, $40,000 in investments and I make $80,000 a year. I also have $15,000 in student loan debt, but the only other thing I owe on is my house. Should I pay to repair the car or buy something else for $15,000?


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

September events at Great Expectations Books

Great Expectations Books & More have scheduled two events next month.


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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer rejected last week.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

North Carolina environmental officials moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Brubaker ranked leading lobbyist at NC legislature

The top leader in the North Carolina House during the mid-1990s is now atop a nonpartisan group's list of the General Assembly's most influential lobbyists.


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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer rejected last week.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

RAMSEY: Will the government take it?

Dear Dave,

I have a 5-year-old daughter, and I want to start a 529 for her. However, I’m concerned that the government might seize the 529 assets in order to pay off debt and give people treasury bonds instead. Do you think this might happen?


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.