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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

The gift of literacy

Children five-years-old and younger can receive a free book each month thanks to the Partnership for Children of the Foothills and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

Bralley, Hager square off for District 112 seat

Republican incumbent Mike Hager is facing a challenge in his bid for re-election to the North Carolina House 112th District. Democrat Lisa Harris Bralley, a retired educator, is also seeking the seat.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Carver, Keever vying for seat

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Raising cancer care awareness

In September, Chuck Downey had to do one of the hardest things he’s ever had to.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

40th year teaching

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Wreaths across America — honoring war heroes

Wreaths Across America Day is December 13. WAA began as The Arlington Wreath project started by Morrill Worcester in 1992 with the donation and laying of 5,000 Christmas wreaths to Arlington National Cemetery. It was relatively obscure until 2005 when a photo of the stones adorned with wreaths and covered in snow circulated around the internet. The project received national attention. In 2006 over 150 state and national cemeteries held wreath laying ceremonies simultaneously . By 2008 over 300 locations held wreath laying ceremonies in every state, Puerto Rico and 24 overseas cemeteries. Over 100,000 wreaths were placed on veterans graves. Over 60,000 volunteers participated.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Chase competes at Bob Jones Academy

The Chase High Speech and Debate team competed at Bob Jones Academy on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

A friendly neighborhood dealership

The Friendship Family of Dealerships celebrated the newest addition to its retail franchises on Friday during the grand opening of Friendship Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram (CJDR) of Forest City.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

Local group protests "Breaking Bad" action figures

Members of Run Against Addiction including Bronson Moore, Angela Sanford and Gina Moore, protested outside Walmart in Forest City earlier this week, boycotting the selling of "Breaking Bad" action figures online and on shelves at Walmart and Toys 'R Us stores.

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Forest City businessman man inducted into PPA

Joe Bennett of Forest City was inducted into the Plastics Pioneers Association (PPA) Saturday, Oct. 18 when the association held its annual meeting in York Harbor, Maine.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Hodge, Owens vying for Clerk of Court position

Two candidates, both with relative experience in the Clerk of Court's office are vying for the Clerk of Court position.

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Neighbors helping neighbors

Nearly 80 youth volunteers wielded utility belts and hammers during Youth Missions Day on Saturday, officially kicking off United Way's Week of Caring.

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 @ 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.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

Town approves new truck purchase; property zoning request

Rezoning requests for property located on Doggett Road between Bethany Church Road and U.S. 74 Bypass, were approved Monday night by the Forest City Town Council.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

County NAACP holds candidate forum

Approximately 60 people attended a candidate forum Saturday night at the Dunbar Community Center in Forest City sponsored by the Rutherford County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Run Against Addiction group gives back to community

Angie Sanford and nearly 20 volunteers with Run Against Addiction are continuing to bring awareness to addiction in the community and support those affected by addiction. Their latest efforts included the Field of Dreams family community event in Forest City, which featured free food, games, health screenings, vendors and guest speakers from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office G.R.E.A.T. Program.

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

Beds for rent in hoop house

The garden keeps growing and growing.

At the Grahamtown (GT) Community Garden off Gypsy Street in Forest City, a hoop house with 14 raised beds has been added to the property for  winter seedlings and plantings.

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:52 PM

Early voting begins Thursday, October 23

Voters in Rutherford County can begin casting ballots in the General Election 2014 at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at three One-Stop voting locations. Early voting concludes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. 

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 10:17 AM

Commission candidates discuss issues

Transparency and reputation were the two highlights seven candidates for Rutherford County Commission talked about during a forum Tuesday night sponsored by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.

Oct. 16, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

Hager, Harris debate transportation, education at forum

Republican incumbent Rep. Mike Hager and Democrat challenger Lisa Harris Bralley showed their divide on school vouchers, the state’s transportation funding system and fracking Tuesday night during a candidate forum at the Cool Springs Administrative offices in Forest City.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Sheriff candidates square off

Elected officials, community supporters and family members gathered at Cool Springs Administrative Offices Monday evening for a public forum to hear from several local candidates, including those running for the office of Sheriff of Rutherford County.

Oct. 15, 2014 @ 08:05 AM

Strong storms hit Rutherford County

From late morning Tuesday until the middle of the afternoon, Rutherford County received nearly an inch of rain as result of a strong storm system that moved though the area.