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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.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

PHOTO: Supreme Court Chief Justice candidate

The Republican candidate for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Ola M. Lewis (left) met voters at Smith's Drug in Forest City early Monday morning.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 09:19 AM

Clerk of Court candidates square off in forum

The candidates for Clerk of Court for Rutherford County appeared before a full house Monday night at a Chamber of Commerce sponsored political forum at the Cool Springs Administrative Office.


Oct. 14, 2014 @ 07:59 AM

STEM is on the rise

Students are taking STEM learning to another level at Mount Vernon Ruth Elementary School.  


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 06:43 PM

PHOTO: Donations accepted at Restore

Gaylord Cowan (standing) and Erwin Fox brought a load of furniture and other items to the Habitat Restore on Wednesday for re-sale.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 02:44 PM

Chamber hosts political forum Monday night

Candidates seeking the office of District Attorney, Clerk of Court and Sheriff of Rutherford County will gather Monday at 7 p.m. for a political forum in the meeting room at Cool Springs Administrative Office on West Main Street in Forest City.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

PHOTO: Forest City Kiwanis officers

Forest City Kiwanis 2014-15 officers and directors were inducted recently at the regular business meeting.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 08:16 AM

Advocating for the students

Lisa Blanton is the new exceptional children program director for Rutherford County Schools (RCS).  

Blanton is replacing Tom Griffin, who retired earlier this year. She served as the acting exceptional children program director for the past two months. 


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

PHOTO: New dealership opening October 24

Construction is ongoing at the future Friendship Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge Ram Truck off Oak Street Extension in Forest City. 


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

Dollar-for-dollar challenge for housing repairs

It’s been 20 years since a group of concerned citizens set out to make a difference for homeowners who needed assistance keeping up their houses.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

Revolutionizing wound care in Rutherford County

Physicians at Rutherford Wound Care & Hyperbarics are the first in North Carolina to employ cutting-edge technology that revolutionizes wound care.


Oct. 10, 2014 @ 08:10 AM

Convicted felon arrested in shooting incident

A 24-year-old convicted felon from the Bostic-Sunshine area has been charged in connection with the shooting of an elementary school student last Wednesday, Oct. 1 near her home on Helens Lane in the Oakland Community.