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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 12:26 PM

Man loses Spindale home to possible arson

With tears streaming down his face, Michael Cochran walked around the shell of his Spindale home Tuesday afternoon.

Half of his residence at 136 Hillside Street was engulfed in flames late Monday evening when Spindale firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after 10:30.


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

Isothermal trustees approve resolution

The Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees approved a resolution urging the General Assembly to support North Carolina's community colleges during its regular meeting on Tuesday. 


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Nominations needed for Volunteer of Year

Rutherford County is once again kicking off its annual search for the county’s top Volunteer of the Year, with the winner landing a $1,000 donation for the agency he or she most helps. 


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:14 AM

Gold named executive vice president

Dr. Kimberly Gold, a native of Rutherford County and R-S Central High School graduate, was named executive vice president of Isothermal Community College (ICC) on Tuesday. 


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Teen pleads guilty to misdemeanor death by vehicle

A 17-year-old youth pled guilty in District Court last week to misdemeanor death by vehicle. Brandon Eads of Cedar Street in Spindale was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 18 months unsupervised probation.


News: State View All »

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 12:58 PM

Partnership aims to control cost as Medicaid costs

Two leading North Carolina institutions are partnering to improve the efficiency of care delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries across the state. 


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

NCDOT proposed changes in driver license exams

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to solicit comments regarding the proposed N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles North Carolina Administrative Code (19A NCAC 03B .0201) rule change relating to driver license examinations.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

Hager: Growing economy target for GA

The North Carolina General Assembly will open the 2015 long session at 9 a.m. today, if weather permits, but with ice possible in Raleigh, the opening may move to 1 p.m. or Thursday, according to Rep. Mike Hager.


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Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:54 AM

Isothermal trustees approve resolution

The Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees approved a resolution urging the General Assembly to support North Carolina's community colleges during its regular meeting on Tuesday. 


Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:14 AM

Gold named executive vice president

Dr. Kimberly Gold, a native of Rutherford County and R-S Central High School graduate, was named executive vice president of Isothermal Community College (ICC) on Tuesday. 


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Living with legal blindness

Elijah Brooks will never be able to drive a car because of his vision. But he hasn't let his impairment stop him from excelling at what he loves: music and computers. 


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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.