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Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

South Mountain Christian Camp utilizes a video game theme

When playing a video game, one can always hit restart if a level isn’t going as planned. Campers are learning they can also hit restart with God at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC) this summer.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:40 AM

Washington sentenced to 10-13 years in prison

The man charged in the homicide of Jeffrey Lee James of Spindale in Sept. 2013 pled guilty in Superior Court Thursday morning.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:29 AM

Korean War veteran applies to historical organization

Korean War veteran Bailey Gillespie, 86, signed and completed his application to the organization Sons of the American Revolution yesterday.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 07:52 AM

PHOTO: Taco Bell getting new home

Construction is underway on a new Taco Bell off US 74B near the Holiday Inn Express. The Taco Bell on Oak Street extension in Forest City will be torn down when the new restaurant opens.                 


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 07:50 AM

Rutherford County land transfers

Rutherford County land transfers


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Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:31 AM

‘First In Freedom’ state license plate revealed

North Carolina is unveiling a new state license plate in recognition of the state’s historic role in the creation of the United States.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 07:41 AM

Jobless rate increases in May

Unemployment rates increased in 97 North Carolina counties in May, decreased in two counties and remained unchanged in one county.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Supreme Court decision supports choose life license plates

In a victory for pro-life advocates, the Supreme Court today reversed a lower court decision striking down Choose Life license plates in North Carolina. Legislators in the Tar Heel State had petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that barred the state from issuing “Choose Life” license plates.


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Jul. 02, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Changing his life for the better

Travis Greene's life changed for the better after he completed his adult high school diploma at Isothermal Community College. Greene, 36, received his diploma and walked across the stage during the college's annual commencement ceremony in May.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Bradley selected as chair of trustees

Chivous Bradley is the new chair for the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees. 


Jul. 01, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Young Marines comes to Rutherford County

Character building, leadership and a healthy, drug-free lifestyle are the focus of the Young Marines and Joseph McComas is bringing the program to Rutherford County.


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Jun. 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Rutherfordton Police helping prevent overdose deaths

The Rutherfordton Police Department announced Thursday that it has received a donation of EVZIO naloxone auto-injectors from Kaléo, a Richmond, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company, to fight against opioid overdose deaths.


Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Charleston shooting suspect arrested in Shelby

The suspect identified in the killing of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday evening was located just seven miles east of the Rutherford-Cleveland County line in Shelby around 11 a.m. Thursday.


May. 19, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Teaching law enforcement how to respond to mental health crises

Fifteen individuals including one magistrate, one detention center administrator and 13 officers from four local law enforcement agencies graduated Friday from the first-ever Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program held in Rutherford County.