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Sep. 19, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

Churches offering financial classes

Element Church, Inc. located at 1071 South Broadway Street in Forest City and Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Hudlow Road, are participating in Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University classes.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 12:41 PM

Equestrian Center kicks off busy fall festival

The Tryon International Equestrian Center located off U.S. 74 on Pea Ridge road, four miles across the Rutherford County line, has kicked off its fall season with grand prix contests each weekend expected to draw several thousand people to the still-under-construction competitive area.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

Interstate 74 closer to reality

Gov. Pat McCrory is putting Interstate 74 near the top of his transportation priorities.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Health inspections: Sept. 11-17

Here's the latest health inspections from the Rutherford County Health Department:


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

FAA: Funds can be recovered from Owens’ purchase

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the state should recover funds used to purchase 10 acres of land, owned by County Commissioner Julius Owens, adjacent to the Rutherford County Airport in excess of the appraised value.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

State approved Airport land purchase

Emails sent from the North Carolina Division of Aviation to Rutherford County officials show the state signed off on the Rutherford County Airport Authority’s purchase of 10 acres of land and buildings owned by Rutherford County Commissioner Julius Owens.


Sep. 16, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

County advancing airport expansion

The county is quickly advancing a plan to expand the Rutherford County Airport, said County Manager Carl Classen.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Peddler's ordinance on agenda

When Chimney Rock Village Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the board will review and discuss solid waste fees and Rutherford County Collections. The meeting will be held in the community room of the fire station on Terrace Drive.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 08:46 AM

What does the community say about murals?

Rutherfordton Town Council held a public hearing on Sept. 3 regarding a proposal to amend the town's sign ordinance to allow murals on buildings in the downtown historical district, which is included in the C-1 district.


Sep. 14, 2014 @ 08:45 AM

Visions of murals in downtown Rutherfordton

Plans for Enrique Vega's new business in downtown Rutherfordton, Small Town Coffee Roasters, have come to a halt.

He and his son, Monte Vega, are awaiting a decision from Town Council concerning the painting of a mural on their business's facade.