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Nov. 21, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Facebook’s impact figures

 Keven McCammon, the site manager at Facebook’s Forest City Data Center, presented Facebook’s impact figures to the Town of Forest City during the town council’s regular meeting Monday night.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

Full steam ahead

The Duke Energy-Cliffside Steam Station hosted the Farm-City Celebration Tour and Lunch Tuesday.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:40 AM

PHOTOS: Beginning to look like Christmas

The Christmas tree at the Christmas Cheer Center is decorated with the Angel Tree names that need to be picked-up.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

Promoted to branch sales, service manager

Melissa Thompson has been promoted to AVP/Branch Sales & Service Manager at HomeTrust Bank in Forest City. The office is located at 351 Butler Road.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Featured Snow Queen cast members announced

Rutherford County Arts Council has announced featured players for its production of <I>The Snow Queen, a winter musical by Diane McEnnerney based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, to be presented at The Foundation Performing Arts Center on November 21.  Tickets are available at the Foundation Box Office, 828-286-9990.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:45 AM

FCPD recognizes Senior Police Officer promotions

Eight officers with the Forest City Police Department (FCPD) received their Senior Police Officer badges during a promotional ceremony at the Forest City Town Council meeting Monday evening.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Hanging out at the firehouse

Nine kindergartners, first and second graders were treated to breakfast by Forest City firefighters Monday and Tuesday mornings, then driven to school on a fire truck with flashing lights and blaring sirens.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Ready for the next phase

After 29 years in education, Sally Blanton is retiring in December.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

Man located in McDowell County

Steve Allen Honeycutt, the gentleman missing since last Monday, Nov. 10 from Yelton Circle in Forest City, has been located and returned home.

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

Testimony underway in rape case

Testimony resumes at 9:30 a.m. today in Rutherford County Superior Court in a sexual battery and second-degree rape case. Defendent Corey Jacob Street, 21, of Dimsdale Drive in Rutherfordton, is being represented by Rutherfordton attorney Marvin Sparrow.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 10:56 AM

TJCA approves updated religion policy

The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) Board of Directors approved an updated policy on religion during a special meeting on Monday. The policy came on the heels of a parent complaint about prayer in school. 

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Facebook has $1 billion impact on Forest City, county and state

Time travels "real fast" Keven McCammon told Forest City Town Council Monday night during a brief presentation about Facebook and its impact on the town, county and state.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Hager mum on Speaker position

Reports across the state have Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, as a potential candidate to be the next Speaker of the House.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

Connections to soccer teen shot in Raleigh

A Rutherford County man who coaches with the Twin City Youth Soccer Association is among those in the world of North Carolina soccer who knew the 13-year-old Lewisville boy who died Friday after being shot in a hotel room in Raleigh.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Marines collecting thousands of toys

 On Christmas Eve 2013, retired Marine Bill "Gunny" Swope was tidying up at the Marine Corps headquarters in Forest City after the Toys for Tots campaign when a woman arrived at the door.

Nov. 18, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

'It's a jungle out there'

Over 250 Rutherford County students applied to colleges during NC College Application Week.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Forest City man reported missing

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in locating Steve Allen Honeycutt, who was reported missing. 

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Prayer at school to be discussed by TJCA board

The parent of a student at Thomas Jefferson Grammar School is upset about a prayer being recited before lunch each day.

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 09:45 AM

Celebrating her 100th birthday day

There are some things about Jennie Medford's 100 years of living she can't remember, but then there's the story of how she walked every day to Washburn School as a little girl and got "red mud all the way up to my knees in my galosh'ers," she said.

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

BIRTHS: New arrivals

Birth announcements from Rutherford Regional Medical Center are: Mr. and Mrs. Jon Poteat of Union Mills, a girl, Mackenzie Nicole Poteat, Oct.14.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Safety on the road, safety in the home

With the arrival of holidays that involve social gatherings, parties and celebrations, state and local law enforcement agencies and several area youth organizations encourage residents to take proactive steps to prevent impaired driving and underage drinking.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

County sees decrease in impaired driving arrests

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP) announced Wednesday that state and local law enforcement officers made 583 driving while impaired (DWI) arrests (down from 842 last year) across North Carolina during the Halloween "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which was held Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Of those DWIs, 87 involved drivers under the age of 21.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 08:07 AM

Fighting communists from USS Manchester

U.S. Navy veteran James O. Wilson joined the military to have a employment and to see the world.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Honoring local African American veterans

The African American Heritage Museum of Rutherford County sponsored an exhibit and program on Nov. 8 to pay tribute to local African American men and women who served in the military.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

Rutherfordton woman receives 13 year prison sentence

A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after pleading guilty in a South Carolina court Monday regarding a fatality that occurred in June when one teenager was killed and his brother was seriously injured.