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Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Bostic teen reported missing

Elizabeth Mitchell, 15, a white female with auburn hair and brown eyes, was reported missing from Bostic on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Chasing perfection

Steve Vacendak, the scrappy guard who led the Duke Blue Devils to two Final Four appearances in the late 1960s, shared his thoughts on leadership with students and the community at Isothermal Community College on Tuesday. 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Two men in custody on separate sexual offense, rape charges

Two Rutherford County men are in custody at the Rutherford County Detention Facility on charges of sexual offense and statutory rape stemming from separate incidents.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

State jobless rate drops slightly

State unemployment saw a modest decrease in September.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:40 AM

Woman charged with 48 counts of animal cruelty

Lora Jackson Lancaster, 76, was arrested by Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies on Monday and charged with 48 counts of cruelty to animals.


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Oct. 22, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

Blue Cross reveals 2015 health insurance rates

North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Manchin in North Carolina stumping for Hagan

Sen. Joe Manchin is in North Carolina campaigning for Sen. Kay Hagan, who faces a tough re-election.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Winning woolly worm predicts cold, snow for NC

If the winner of the annual Woolly Worm Festival is right, western North Carolina should prepare to bundle up this winter.


News: Education View All »

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Chasing perfection

Steve Vacendak, the scrappy guard who led the Duke Blue Devils to two Final Four appearances in the late 1960s, shared his thoughts on leadership with students and the community at Isothermal Community College on Tuesday. 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Trustees approve translator sale

The Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees approved the sale of a radio station translator during a special meeting on Tuesday.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Early lessons of servanthood

Students served the community in a variety of ways during "Operation Shine."


News: National View All »

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

Canadian Pacific Railway says it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions.


Oct. 09, 2014 @ 02:43 PM

Sen. hopefuls taking attendance in 4 states

Lawmakers run from chairing committees to giving speeches to casting votes, raising campaign money all the while. It's what they do, whether serving on Capitol Hill or at the statehouse. No one has perfect attendance.


Oct. 07, 2014 @ 03:22 PM

Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.