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May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Creating an ultimate community partnership

More partnerships are on the horizon for Rutherford County and North Carolina State University. 

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Safe and sober on land and sea

In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood-alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08 or is appreciably impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is subject to arrest.

May. 22, 2015 @ 08:36 AM

India orphanage built by former Forest City resident

A Rutherford County native and former Forest City resident Roger Allen, had an orphanage built in India and it was dedicated recently to Dr. Bobby Gantt, pastor Florence Baptist Church.

May. 22, 2015 @ 08:31 AM

North Carolina Special Olympics Torch Run today

The North Carolina Special Olympics Torch Run passes through Rutherford County beginning at about 8 a.m. today. The torch will be carried 33 miles in Rutherford County.

May. 21, 2015 @ 09:20 AM

Fostering mobile offices, agency partnerships

The Forest City Police Department (FCPD) is increasing officer efficiency with new public safety software provided by funds received from a North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission grant.

May. 21, 2015 @ 07:48 AM

McBrayer named to State Community College board

Bill McBrayer, a Forest City native, received the nomination from Rep. Jay Adams from Hickory to serve on the State Board of Community Colleges.

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:55 AM

Cost of living raise proposed

A budget workshop to review the Town of Forest City’s 2015-16 fiscal year budget will be held Wednesday, May 27 at 5 p.m. at Town Hall on North Powell Street.

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:54 AM

Paris Award presented to Jarrett and Brown

The Ron Paris Mass Communication Award was awarded to Peyton Jarrett of East Rutherford High School and Keynari Brown of Chase High School.

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Brigman and Bright awarded Flack scholarship

Eric Brigman from Chase High School and South Bright from East Rutherford High School are the recipients of the Charles Z. Flack, Jr. Community Leadership Award for 2015. 


May. 20, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

House Bill close to becoming law

An amendment to House Bill 110 that affected only Davie County was adopted Monday by the State Senate and subsequently passed the third reading of the full bill in the Senate. The bill changes the way some counties, including Rutherford,  hold Board of Education elections.

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Council clears way for solar panels

Anyone in the town limits of Forest City wanting to put a solar panel on a home and receive reduction on utility bills could possibly do that after action by Town Council Monday night.

May. 19, 2015 @ 07:51 AM

ROPE Awards presented to 92 seniors

The 92 recipients of this year's ROPE (Reaching for One's Potential for Excellence) Awards were given a special treat during their dinner on Saturday. They met Robert McNair, the founder of the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, which provides the scholarships to deserving students each year. 

May. 18, 2015 @ 11:38 AM

Ledbetter named RCS Teacher of the Year

Angel Ledbetter is the Rutherford County Schools Teacher of the Year for 2015-16.

May. 17, 2015 @ 09:22 AM

Encouraging students to pursue oppprtunities

Middle school students got a taste of what it's like to work for the Houston Texans on Friday.

May. 17, 2015 @ 08:52 AM

She Stoops To Conquer Announced

She Stoops To Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s most famous comedy, will be presented at the Maple Street Theatre in Rutherfordton,  as Dinner Theatre on Friday, May 29, at 5:45 p.m. with a matinee performance (show only)  on Saturday, May 30, at 2 p.m.

May. 17, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

Budget reflects no tax increase

Town Commissioners in Forest City will get their first public look at the 2015-16 proposed budget Monday night when the board meets for its regular business meeting.

May. 17, 2015 @ 08:16 AM

Mentors honored by Robert McNair

Robert McNair came home to Rutherford County this weekend to celebrate mentors. 

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

Local man dies in I-26 wreck

A Rutherford County man died Tuesday, May 12 as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 26 in Spartanburg County.

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

Thomas Jefferson named one of America's Best High Schools

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy has been ranked one of the best high schools in the nation by another news publication.

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

PHOTO: Drivers transported to hospital

Rachel McFarland Padgett of Mooresboro, driver of this 1995 Pontiac and Carolyn Cato Freeman of Bostic, driving the 2005 Nissan (left) were taken to Rutherford Regional Medical Center Wednesday after a rear end collision on South Broadway Street in Forest City. Police said Freeman's car was hit in the rear by Padgett's vehicle as it was stopped at the stoplight near the intersection of Pine Street. Padgett was charged with failure to reduce speed. Damage to her car was estimate to be $4,200 and damage to the Nissan was estimated to be $2,600.                            

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

House Bill 110 recalled Thursday

North Carolina House Bill 110, that will change Board of Education elections if approved, passed the third reading in the Senate Thursday but was subsequently recalled for the third reading.

May. 14, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Music, guns and cow pies

A music festival, a fun event for Special Olympics athletes, a concealed carry class and a festival complete with an outdoor symphony concert and Cow Pie Bingo are all on tap this weekend. 


May. 14, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

ARC hosting economic strategy conference

Elected officials, economic development leaders and the general public will gather Friday for a conference on challenges and opportunities in western North Carolina.

May. 13, 2015 @ 08:52 AM

RCS launches Give Five-Read Five

Donating five new or gently used books can help a student continue learning over the summer. 

May. 13, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Thompson receives Burger King scholarship

Laura Thompson, 18,  is the recipient of a $5,000 regional scholarship from the Burger King Scholars program.