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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Showing appreciation for law enforcement officers

Rutherford County is home to many men and women in law enforcement who risk their lives every day to keep communities safe.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Farmers Market opens Saturday

The Rutherford County Farmers Market will open at 8 a.m. Saturday as farmers and crafters will be on hand with fresh vegetables, fruits, fresh cut flowers, bread, locally raised meat and eggs, as well as a wide assortment of local created jewelry, soap, hand-crafted wood items, crocheted and knitted items, etc.


Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Bond set at $800,000 for man charged in baby death

Bond was set Monday in Superior Court for the man charged with the murder of 5-month-old Lebron Jay’den Reynolds. The baby died at his home off J.M. Lovelace Road near Ellenboro on Jan.11.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

TJCA ranked in top challenging schools

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) is one of the most challenging high schools in the nation.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Get outdoors this weekend to help great causes

Rutherford County has a variety of activities and events for those looking to venture out this weekend.


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:19 AM

Being the change

Pam Parris has created a family atmosphere during her time as a special education teacher at Chase High School. She has been working in special education for over 20 years and has created a climate of acceptance in the Trojan student body. 


Apr. 23, 2015 @ 09:16 AM

Taking a tour of TJCA

A.L. Collins, vice chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Education, made a stop in Rutherford County Wednesday.  


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Cancer survivors dinner set for May 26

The 2015 Survivors Dinner — survivors of all types of cancer — is May 26 at Florence Baptist Church in Forest City.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Forest City approves alcohol sales with sidewalk dining

Sidewalk dining while consuming alcohol could be on its way to Forest City.


Apr. 22, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

Woman’s body found

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office was instrumental in locating the body of a Burke County woman who was allegedly murdered in Burke, her body then transported to Rutherford County and dumped off a rural dirt road.


Apr. 21, 2015 @ 08:43 AM

Woman loses life on Cleveland road

 A 50-year-old woman died at 10:22 a.m. Sunday as the result of a vehicle accident on NC 226 in Cleveland County, seven miles north of Shelby in Cleveland County.


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Farmers market opens Saturday

The Rutherford County Farmers Market will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 to begin its 40th year.


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Alcohol consumption, sidewalk dining?

Public hearings on alcohol consumption and sidewalk dining will be conducted during the Town of Forest City's regular meeting on Monday. 


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

Arts Council Announces Importance of Being Earnest Dinner Theatre

The Rutherford County Arts Council has announced the upcoming presentation of Oscar Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Earnest". It will be presented as a dinner theatre on May 1. The meal will start at 5:45 p.m. and the play is at 7 p.m. Tickets for the meal and show are $20. The catering is being organized by Fatz restaurant as a part of their fund raiser program. Tickets may be purchased from cast members or by calling 248-4000.


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

'Child abuse is bananas'

Child abuse is bananas according to Lilly Myers, a student at Rutherfordton Elementary School who won first place in the 2015 Prevent Child Abuse Button Contest sponsored by Family Resources of Rutherford County, Inc.


Apr. 19, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Duke donates to local Arts Council

Duke Energy Corporation has made a $1,000 donation towards the Arts Council's Classics For Kids Program.


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Piecing together a beautiful puzzle

A sea of blue covered the halls of Chase High School on Thursday and it wasn't because of a pep rally. 

Students adorned in blue shirts helped raise autism awareness for Project Unify's Autism Awareness Day. 


Apr. 17, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Volunteers receive recognition

 A youth, an Individual, a group and overall volunteer awards were presented Thursday at Florence Baptist Church in Forest City at the Volunteer Rutherford awards ceremony.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Ways to enjoy the outdoors this weekend

This weekend, area residents and visitors to Rutherford County have a multitude of opportunities to get outdoors and support local causes at various events that will be held rain or shine.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

County schools requesting over $14 million

The Rutherford County Schools Board of Education (BOE) approved a $14,828,713 budget request for fiscal year 2015-16 during its regular meeting on Tuesday. 


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

Progressive Rutherford County on big screen

Eighty-seven-year old Leon Sinclair stood under the lights in the parking lot of the Retro Cinema 4 Tuesday night and talked about the days he worked at the Ellis Cash Store.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Crawford receives certification

Planet, the national landscape industry trade association, announces that Thomas Crawford has earned  Mergefield  “Designation” the Landscape Industry Certified Technician designation and is now nationally certified.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Sandy Mush building second fire station

The Sandy Mush Volunteer Fire Department is building a second fire station off of Chase High Road to allow firefighters to better respond and serve more residents and businesses.


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:22 AM

An experience in Costa Rican culture

Lori Koenig said students who traveled to Costa Rica over spring break came home changed for the better. 


Apr. 14, 2015 @ 08:08 AM

Meeting to include recognitions, public hearing

Several Rutherford County students will be recognized and a public hearing on the 2015-16 budget will be held during the Rutherford County Board of Education's regular meeting.