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Jun. 28, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Rutherford County

Residents and visitors to the area will have several opportunities this Friday and Saturday to celebrate an all-American Fourth of July in Rutherford County, with fun events and fireworks displays planned in Forest City, Rutherfordton, Gilkey and Lake Lure.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 08:37 AM

Moped registration begins July 1

Beginning July 1 motorists operating a moped on North Carolina roadways will be required to have their vehicle registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in accordance to House Bill 1145, which was approved last year.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

Free meals for RCS students in 2015-16

All students in Rutherford County Schools will receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2015-16 school year.


Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:48 PM

74 indictments handed down by Grand Jury

 A man indicted by the Rutherford County Grand Jury on June 5 was arrested Sunday by the Forest City Police Department.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 05:42 PM

Summer of 2015 is heating up fast

Just two days into the summer of 2015, the high temperature across Rutherford County today could reach 97 degrees, said meteorologist Josh Palmer from the National Weather Station in Greer, South Carolina.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 09:35 AM

Scholars study over the summer

School's out but the learning hasn't stopped for almost 100 students at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School.

Jun. 23, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

RCS to address free meals

Free breakfasts and lunches could be provided to all students in Rutherford County Schools (RCS) again for the 2015-16 school year pending a decision by the Rutherford County Board of Education. 


Jun. 21, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Building relationships at Kids & Cops

In between the tours of helicopters, pictures among fire trucks and splashes in streams of water pouring down from the Tower One fire engine, the 18th annual Kids & Cops event provided children a chance to learn about the different departments that protect their neighborhoods and to interact with those responsible for providing public safety for the community.

Jun. 21, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Rutherford County's real estate condition

 Realtors are reporting good news for real estate consumers in Rutherford County.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Charleston shooting suspect arrested in Shelby

The suspect identified in the killing of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday evening was located just seven miles east of the Rutherford-Cleveland County line in Shelby around 11 a.m. Thursday.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Need something to do this weekend?

Rutherford County is hosting various events this weekend including a 5K run and walk supporting the American Cancer Society, a Sons of Confederate Veterans Cross of Honor dedication and Father's Day specials at Chimney Rock State Park.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 08:31 AM

Forest City Police hosting annual Kids & Cops event

The Forest City Police Department will partner with several area public safety departments and agencies to host the 18th annual Kids & Cops event Friday.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 07:29 AM

State officials suggest ways to stay cool

Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are encouraging citizens to take extra care against heat-related illnesses in regard to the recent, successive, stretch of 90-degree temperatures.

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 09:29 AM

Forest City raises wastewater rates

The Town of Forest City will increase its wastewater rates by 75 cents, raising the cost for customers from $14.95 per month to $15.70 per month.

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 09:19 AM

Forest City experiences power loss

Power outages spiked in Forest City Monday evening leaving  hundreds of Duke Energy customers powerless for over two hours. 


Jun. 17, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Duke offers ways to save on bills

With the record high temperatures this week and over the weekend Duke Energy has suggested six ways to reduce their customer’s energy bills while staying cool over the summer. Duke’s suggestions state:

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Building a foundation

Valedictorian Katie Owens told the Trojan Class of 2015 that their four years of lessons and memories was the foundation for their lives during her commencement speech Saturday. She said her classmates were the bricklayers in her foundation. 

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 09:43 AM

McNair Stadium hosts Diabetes Awareness Night

 On Tuesday, June 16 the Cleveland County YMCA and the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program are partnering with the Forest City Owls to sponsor "Diabetes Awareness Night". The Owls will be competing against the Asheboro Copperheads at 7:05 p.m.

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 09:22 AM

Making their own Mondays

In his welcome to the Cavalier Class of 2015, senior class president Ethan Trull congratulated his classmates on making it through the struggles and triumphs they have faced over the past four years. But while working through those struggles and achieving those triumphs, Trull said the class made some unforgettable memories.

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 08:33 AM

Officers arrest suspect in multiple break-ins

Officers with the Forest City Police Department have arrested a suspect involved in several recent break-ins to outbuildings.

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Forest City plans to adopt budget

The Town of Forest City plans to approve its 2015-16 fiscal year budget during its regular meeting on Monday. 

Jun. 12, 2015 @ 08:37 AM

Sheriff’s office offers free, low-cost programs

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office offers various services and programs to the citizens of Rutherford County, some of which residents may be unaware.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 08:37 AM

County Animal Shelter passes state inspection

For years there have been concerns from citizens of Rutherford County about the state of the Rutherford County Animal Shelter, located at Laurel Hill Drive in Rutherfordton.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 09:47 AM

Rape case underway in Superior Court

 A Superior Court jury is hearing testimony today in the first degree rape case of William Jordan Oxendale, 21, of Forest City.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

NCHP increasing focus on illegally stopped vehicles

The North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) will be stepping up its enforcement on illegally stopped vehicles along North Carolina’s interstate highways in an effort to save lives and increase safety for the motoring public.