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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

3 eyeing District 4 Commission seat

Incumbent District 4 county commissioner Bo Richard, now an independent after switching from a Republican, faces two challengers for re-election. Republican Michael Benfield and Democrat Sandra Butler Weeks are also vying for the seat.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Need weekend plans?

For those that still have energy after trick-or-treating, there are a few more activities happening across the county this weekend.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Greenville Textile Heritage Band coming to Cliffside Sunday

The Greenville Textile Heritage Band is bringing its performance to the Cliffside Elementary School Auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Keller, King seek District 1 Commission spot

Democrat Deborah Keller and Republican Bryan King are vying for the District 1 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Broughton, Toney tangle for District 5 Commission seat

Democrat Loyce Broughton and Republican Alan Toney are seeking the District 5 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Hearing set next month on Forsyth prayer

A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

UNC spending nearly $800k on public relations firm

The University of North Carolina is spending nearly $800,000 with a public relations firm as it deals with the results of an investigation of academic and athletic problems at the Chapel Hill school.


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 01:31 PM

UNC spending nearly $800k on public relations firm

The University of North Carolina is spending nearly $800,000 with a public relations firm as it deals with the results of an investigation of academic and athletic problems at the Chapel Hill school.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

The gift of literacy

Children five-years-old and younger can receive a free book each month thanks to the Partnership for Children of the Foothills and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Carver, Keever vying for seat


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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Governors stress home quarantine for Ebola workers

State leaders in New York and New Jersey are at odds with scientists over Ebola as the states' governors back 21-day quarantines for medical workers returning from West Africa, while the nation's top infectious-disease expert warns that such restrictions are unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from aiding disease-ravaged countries.