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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:10 AM

Congressman swings through Rutherford

When U.S. rep. Patrick McHenry made a swing through Rutherford County on Tuesday, he was serenaded by students at Spindale Elementary School before visiting the 21st Century Radiation Oncology office on Daniel Street in Forest City. The office is an affiliate of Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Who is running for sheriff?

Elected officials, community supporters and family members gathered at the Golden Valley Community Club on Monday evening for a public forum to hear the five candidates running for Rutherford County Sheriff respond to a variety of questions.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Council accepts $50,000 Timken grant

The Forest City Board of Commissioners motioned to accept a $50,000 grant from the Timken Foundation for the purchase of a new fire department quick-response emergency vehicle during its regular meeting on Monday. 


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

When will I play baseball?

Wally Scoggins is 11 years old and loves to play Little League baseball. He’d much rather hit the ball than stand in the outfield to play defense and when asked how fast he runs the bases, he responds “a lot fast.”


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Commissioners narrow down goals

After nearly two hours of discussion, Rutherford County Commissioners have narrowed down their goals for the immediate future.


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Apr. 24, 2014 @ 01:29 PM

NC strawberry growers expect strong season

North Carolina strawberry growers are expecting a strong season despite the late spell of cold weather.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Gaston County restaurant owner faces drug charges

Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers.


Apr. 24, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

NC early voting begins for May 6 primary election

Polls are opening in all 100 counties so people can vote in person before the May 6 primary day in North Carolina.


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Apr. 24, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Lunch by the lake

Students from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy enjoyed a scenic view for lunch after attending The Shakespeare Sampler presented by The Rutherford County Arts Council's Globe Repertory Company Wednesday at The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College in Spindale.            


Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Getting down on the farm

Bovender Farm was full of students searching for Easter eggs and learning about animals on Friday, during Pinnancle Elementary School's Farm Day.


Apr. 21, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Former students recall blacks-only Graham schools

There is one Graham High School now, but it is not the first one, and for a time there was more than one school going by the name.


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Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted'

A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" on Thursday, bringing new attention to a case that has long frustrated authorities.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

The House on Wednesday passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years by making sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.