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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

Take the snow day survey

Rutherford County Superintendent Dr. Janet Mason wants parent input on how the system should make up days missed because of snow. 

The school system recently missed several days due to inclement weather and Mason is requesting parents participate in a survey to help make a decision on an effective way to make up the time.  

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

County properties going to highest bidder

Selling four pieces of county-owned property is not a fast process. 

During Monday night's regular business meeting of the Rutherford County Commissioners, County Manager Carl Classen presented an update on the parcels and structures for sale.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

Protecting the brain

Safe Kids Coordinator Chris Burley told students skinned knees and scrapes heal quickly but brain injuries have long-term effects while giving out helmets at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School on Tuesday. 

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Gosey receives Governor's appointment to NCCFFA

A member of the Rutherford County Board of Education has been appointed by  Governor Pat McCrory to the Board of Directors of the Capital Facilities & Finance Agency for North Carolina (NCCFFA).

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

BOE to receive report on performance grades

The Rutherford County Board of Education will receive a report on the recently released school performance grades during its regular meeting tonight. 

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 09:14 AM

Developing downtown

The Forest City Board of Commissioners heard a presentation on downtown development during its regular meeting on Monday.

Jimmy Clay, planning and codes administrator, and Amy Bridges, downtown/community development manager, gave a short presentation with updates on planning, code and development.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Mulliger, Kidd win N.C. press awards

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Communities benefit from clean power investment

As North Carolina continues to build a thriving clean energy hub, with more than 1,200 clean energy firms, a new report by the NC Sustainable Energy Association, confirms North Carolina communities are benefiting from this surge in clean energy development.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Farm Bill Safety-Net deadlines approaching for N.C. farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Bob Etheridge reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Helping the community

Giving back to one's community is important and third-grade classes at Cliffside Elementary School recently learned that lesson by helping a local shelter.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Rolling dice and flipping cards for a worthy cause

Cards will be dealt and dice will be thrown while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and cocktails during the 3rd Annual Casino Night fundraiser for Rutherford Town Revitalization (RTR) on Saturday.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Snowed in? It was predicted

If the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts were on target today, Rutherford Countians woke up to deep snow.

According to the latest predictions from the NWS late Wednesday afternoon, four to eight inches of snow were predicted and would certainly close schools again, the sixth day this year for winter weather. It could close businesses, governmental offices and cancel public services for the day.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 08:56 AM

Continuing the tradition

Crew Simpson acted like any other child when he got his first haircut on Saturday. He cried the whole time. 


But Crew's first haircut was different than most because he was the sixth generation family member to get his haircut at Plaza Barber Shop & Salon in Forest City. His family traveled from Chattanooga, Tenn. to visit his great grandparents Johnny and Juanita Newton and get his haircut.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Forest City is ready to walk

The town of Forest City held an open house for the public to learn about making the area more walkable on Tuesday.

The open house to educate community members the Forest City Pedestrian Plan was held at the meeting building in Forest City and maps of the proposed enhancements were available. 


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

McHenry staff meeting constituents today

Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Forest City  today from 9 a.m. to noon in the Mayor’s office at Forest City Town Hall,128 North Powell Street, Forest City.  

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Praying for the students

Members of the community plan to gather and pray for the students and staff at Isothermal Community College (ICC) tomorrow. 

The Baptist Young Women (BYW) at Crestview Baptist Church are inviting the public to join in a prayer rally for the National Collegiate Day of Prayer in the former Kmart parking lot at noon on Thursday.  

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

STAND ALONE: Propane truck overturns

Joshua Stacey of Rutherfordton was driving this 2007 Freightliner west on U.S. 64/74 near Rutherfordton Monday morning when he traveled onto the soft shoulder of the highway near Calvary Baptist Church.

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

Principal of the year stops by

The North Carolina Principal of the Year made a stop in Rutherford County last week.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Want Forest City to be more walkable?

The public is invited to learn about the Forest City Pedestrian Plan during an open house on Tuesday at the Meeting Building in Forest City. 

Feb. 22, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

A daddy's love for his little girl

Anyone can see that the joyful laugh and high energy of Suzanna Brackett are infectious. What anyone cannot see, however, is the incurable developmental disorder the little 3-year-old blonde endures every day — Turner syndrome.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Joey Gase and Jimmy Means team in Dayton

Joey Gase and the Jimmy Means racing team are making their 2015 Xfinity Series racing (previously Nationwide) appearance in Daytona,Florida Saturday evening.

Feb. 20, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

Man dies in Mexico car crash

A 23-year-old employee of Mi Pueblito in Forest City was killed in a car accident Sunday, Feb. 15.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Duke Energy asking customers to conserve energy

Duke Energy officials today asked customers in the Carolinas to conserve electricity use through Friday to help reduce high-energy demand on the electric grid caused by historic low temperatures forecasted for the Carolinas.

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 10:01 AM

Record breaking cold weather is here

Record low temperatures are blowing into Rutherford County again today, said the National Weather Service (NWS).

Feb. 19, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Navigating icy and snowy roads

With chances of winter weather conditions including snow and ice continuing into this weekend, motorists are encouraged to monitor weather forecasts, listen to law enforcement's recommendations and avoid any unnecessary travel.

If driving is inevitable, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and AAA Carolinas offer tips and reminders on safe winter weather driving measures before hitting the road to ensure safe arrival at all destinations.