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Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

PHOTO: The end of the road

This view faces north on U.S. 221 near Rutherfordton. Because of changes to funding, the U.S. 221 expansion project has been put on hold for the time being.

Aug. 27, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

A sign of another season

On a clear, warm Tuesday morning a farmer off U.S. Hwy.64 and near the Hudlow community drives a bright orange tractor, cutting the field for future use.   

Aug. 26, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

County offers textile recycling

New bins have been placed at the 10 recycling convenience sites around Rutherford County to collect fabrics or textiles.

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. 24, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

County delayed in mailing tax bills

Most years, Rutherford County residents start receiving their property tax bills from the county at the end of July or even the first of August.

Aug. 24, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Winners announced from Hot Nights Cool Rides

Among the winners in the 2014 Hot Nights Cool Rides car show in Forest City last Saturday were: (Names based on the registration applications). More than 400 cars were entered in the 23rd annual show.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

AT&T expands fast 4G network in Forest City, Bostic

AT&T has activated a new 4G mobile Internet cell site in Forest City and another in Bostic that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses and provide speeds up to four times faster than 3G.

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

Land transfers: Aug. 22, 2014

Here's a list of the latest land transfers in Rutherford County:

Aug. 22, 2014 @ 08:06 AM

Dairy goat operation received top award

Sunrise Farm, a small dairy goat breeding operation in the middle of Polk County’s equestrian areas was awarded the Alpine Premier Sire award at the 2014 American Dairy Goat Association National show held in Louisville, Kentucky last month.

Aug. 21, 2014 @ 12:35 PM

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree.