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Mar. 06, 2015 @ 11:37 AM

Walking for those who can't

What makes a man decide to take a walk from Charlotte to San Diego by himself? What makes a man decide to take the Combat Wounded Veteran Challenge? For retired Marine Gunnery Sgt. Wesley R. Brady, the quick answer is "To honor all of the veterans that need help."


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Unlocking fire protection in Rutherfordton

Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue will soon be able to provide businesses with better fire protection in emergency situations, all with a single key.


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Ruth School, goal setting on agenda today

Setting new goals for Rutherford County will be the subject of a meeting of county commissioners today at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the county annex on North Main Street in Rutherfordton. 

The board will reconvene Saturday at 8:30 a.m. to continue discussion if necessary. 


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 09:42 AM

The full Parris Island treatment

R-S Central's Marine Corps JROTC drill team recently won the Parris Island Drill Meet in South Carolina. But getting the first place trophy wasn't the highlight of the trip. 

When the 31-member team arrived in Parris Island for the meet, held Feb. 5-7, their instructor Gunnery Sgt. Eric Currington decided to give them the full Marine Corps experience with the help of drill instructor Sgt. Chris Serra. 


Mar. 06, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Promising possibilities for new public works facility

The Town of Rutherfordton continues to delve into the potential sale of its public works facility located on North Washington Street, with the intent to relocate and expand the department with a new facility to better accommodate for space and modernization needs.


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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Taking steps to prevent identity theft

When personal information is compromised, it puts people at greater risk of identity theft and various types of fraud.

During National Consumer Protection Week (March 1-7), North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper urges consumers to educate themselves about security breaches and take steps to protect their identities.


Mar. 03, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Gosey receives Governor's appointment to NCCFFA

A member of the Rutherford County Board of Education has been appointed by  Governor Pat McCrory to the Board of Directors of the Capital Facilities & Finance Agency for North Carolina (NCCFFA).


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Duke Energy asking customers to conserve energy

Duke Energy officials today asked customers in the Carolinas to conserve electricity use through Friday to help reduce high-energy demand on the electric grid caused by historic low temperatures forecasted for the Carolinas.


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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Uniting to end the word

Chase High School wants its student body to take a united stand against the r-word. 

Members of Project Unify at Chase High School have been campaigning for equality through Spread the Word to End the Word for five years. The campaign encourages everyone to stop using the word retard(ed). 


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:36 AM

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy continues to count applications

The number of online applications for new students to enroll in Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy for 2015-2016 continues to grow.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

Take the snow day survey

Rutherford County Superintendent Dr. Janet Mason wants parent input on how the system should make up days missed because of snow. 

The school system recently missed several days due to inclement weather and Mason is requesting parents participate in a survey to help make a decision on an effective way to make up the time.  


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Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Thin Mints and more hit the web

For the first time ever Girl Scout cookies can be purchased online. 


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

Tillis serving on 2 military-related Senate panels

Thom Tillis is expecting to serve on two military-related committees important to North Carolina residents when he officially joins the U.S. Senate next 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.