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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. 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. 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.


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May. 21, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

Business Showcase today at Isothermal

The Rutherford Business Showcase, an  event for local businesses to showcase their products and services  is being held today at the Foundation, Isothermal Community College  from from 10 a.. to 3 p.m.


May. 19, 2015 @ 08:32 AM

New veterinary office covers the east side of the county

Forest City Animal Hospital fills a void on the eastern side of Rutherford County for pet care. There has been a need for more veterinary clinics in that area, and that's part of the reason Pam Poteat, DVM said she opened her small animal hospital across the road from the Forest City Facebook Data Center on Old Caroleen Road.


May. 15, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

The Rutherford County Crusade is happening now

The Rutherford County Crusade is happening now.


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Feb. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Communities benefit from clean power investment

As North Carolina continues to build a thriving clean energy hub, with more than 1,200 clean energy firms, a new report by the NC Sustainable Energy Association, confirms North Carolina communities are benefiting from this surge in clean energy development.


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Farm Bill Safety-Net deadlines approaching for N.C. farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Bob Etheridge reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 09:52 AM

OUR VIEW: Don’t forget about us in new strategy

The State of North Carolina is on the verge of developing a new strategy for economic development efforts.


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Dec. 28, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

RAMSEY: Trying to help a friend 

Dear Dave,

I have a friend who is experiencing financial problems. She is between real jobs at the moment and only bringing in about $600 a month.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

House plans to extend tax breaks through December

The House is moving Wednesday to extend a massive package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, adding about $45 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.


Dec. 01, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

TVA says incentives to remain secret

The Tennessee Valley Authority has declined to release the incentives it awarded an auto parts maker that is expanding in Clinton.