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Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Who is running for sheriff?

Elected officials, community supporters and family members gathered at the Golden Valley Community Club on Monday evening for a public forum to hear the five candidates running for Rutherford County Sheriff respond to a variety of questions.

Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Council accepts $50,000 Timken grant

The Forest City Board of Commissioners motioned to accept a $50,000 grant from the Timken Foundation for the purchase of a new fire department quick-response emergency vehicle during its regular meeting on Monday. 

Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

When will I play baseball?

Wally Scoggins is 11 years old and loves to play Little League baseball. He’d much rather hit the ball than stand in the outfield to play defense and when asked how fast he runs the bases, he responds “a lot fast.”

Apr. 04, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Commissioners narrow down goals

After nearly two hours of discussion, Rutherford County Commissioners have narrowed down their goals for the immediate future.

Apr. 01, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Not an end, but a beginning

Rutherfordton Town Council members, town employees, county officials and numerous friends and family said goodbye to Karen Andrews during an emotional retirement ceremony at the Rutherfordton Town Hall on Monday.

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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Western NC fruit growers assess possible damage

Farmers and agricultural officials in western North Carolina are working to assess possible damage to fruit crops from this week's freezing temperatures.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Hope Mills can pursue claim against dam builder

The case of the Hope Mills Lake dam that failed almost four years ago continues in court now that a judge has ruled the town can pursue a negligence claim against one of the builders.

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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:08 AM

Easing the transition

Over 300 high school seniors received information on finance, success, self advocacy and job skills during the College and Career 101 Conference at Isothermal Community College (ICC) on Thursday.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Exploring a diverse heritage

Neil Higgins, Sunshine Elementary School principal, said that the school's annual Heritage Day wouldn't be a success without the help of the community.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:36 AM

R-S Central begins plant sale

Lisa Higgins, agriculture teacher, is hoping the plant sale will raise some money for the team and for the agriculture department. She said last year's sale brought in $1,500.

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Apr. 10, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted'

A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" on Thursday, bringing new attention to a case that has long frustrated authorities.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

The House on Wednesday passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years by making sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Apr. 03, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.