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Sep. 18, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Dee C. Cole Memorial dedication set for Sunday

The Dee C. Cole Memorial Gazebo will be dedicated Sunday at 2 p.m. at Cool Springs Administrative Office on West Main Street in Forest City. Family members, band members of Cole and friends will be attend. 

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

County sees decrease in impaired driving arrests

This week the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Governor's Highway Safety Program (GHSP) announced that state and local law enforcement officers made 2,757 driving while impaired (DWI) arrests (up from 1,737 last year) across North Carolina during the Labor Day "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which was held Aug. 15-Sept. 1.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Time to Get Real

The McNair Educational Foundation works to improve college access for students in Rutherford County Schools. And they are continuing to work toward that goal this week. 

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Marks indicted on four felony charges

The man who kept officers from Rutherford and Henderson counties at bay during an eight hour stand-off was indicted on four felony charges Monday by the Rutherford County Grand Jury.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Woman loses purse, officers recover cocaine inside

Heather Michelle Shehan, 26, of Spindale was taken into custody by officers with the Forest City Police Department on Tuesday for possession of crack cocaine.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 08:47 AM

Man enters guilty plea in sex cases

Corey Lee Owens, 31, pled guilty in Superior County Monday to second degree rape, indecent liberties with a child and failing to report his new address as a sex offender.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 07:56 AM

Spreading the Trojan spirit

Jordan Baker said she loves spreading school spirit, which is why she loves cheerleading.

Baker is a senior cheerleader and a member of the varsity squad at Chase High School.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Youth football program gets okay to proceed with season

Two local organizations that receive funding from the Town of Forest City will not not have to have audits for the 2014-15 fiscal year as requested in a letter from the town in August 2013.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 08:40 AM

Cheering on the Cavaliers

They have bows, they have loud voices and they are full of Cavalier team spirit. The 21 members of the East Rutherford High School varsity cheerleading squad love supporting their teams and leading Cavalier fans. 

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:57 PM

PHOTO: The Right Stuff

This photo shows an American flag hung atop a Forest City Fire Rescue ladder truck on Sept. 11 in honor of Patriot Day.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

PHOTO: Driver arrested at scene

A Rutherfordton woman, Miranda Jenkins,34, was arrested at the scene of a two vehicle on Oak Street Extension in Forest City on Friday.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 04:59 PM

New homeless shelter for women on the horizon

The need for additional space for homeless women and children has prompted the founder/director of the Grace of God Rescue Mission to begin plans for a new women's shelter.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Jumping through a fireball — lifechanger

He wears a T-shirt with these words on the front, "Everything in this world will come to pass." The back of the shirt reads "Only what we do for Christ will last."

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

PHOTO: Relay sumo

Sumo wrestler Jason Spence and his wife Jean Spence, at Friday night's Relay for Life event.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Whistleblower Policy up for review by Town Council

A Whistleblower Policy will be considered Monday by Forest City Town Council when it meets for the regular business meeting at 6 p.m.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

A day for Cavalier pride

It was all red and black in Forest City on Saturday for the East Rutherford High School All Class Reunion. Alumni from many of the classes came out to enjoy a day of food, music and special recognitions.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:55 AM

PHOTOS: Truck children unhurt, dad transported

During a steady rainfall Thursday afternoon, Rutherford County EMS Supervisor Caleb Johnson carries two young children to the safety of an ambulance while their father was being treated for injuries he sustained in a single vehicle crash.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 07:37 AM

Extreme couponing workshop set

An Extreme Couponing Workshop will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10 a.m. at Cornerstone Fellowship, 1186 Hudlow Rd, Forest City.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 08:49 AM

Making a difference

La'Ronda Whiteside said she wants all of her students to be successful. Her colleagues must believe she is doing just that because they selected her as Rutherford County Schools Principal of the Year for 2014-15.

Sep. 12, 2014 @ 07:19 AM

Heroism and patriotism

The bay area of the Forest City Fire Department fell silent Thursday morning — Patriot Day — as more than 125 firefighters, police officers, veterans, friends and family members bowed their heads and observed a moment of silence to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

PHOTO: Vehicle struck; woman injured

The driver of this 2008 Nissan, Jill Dobbins Davis of Bethany Church Road in Forest City, was taken to Rutherford Regional Medical Center Tuesday afternoon after her car was struck in the rear by a 2012 Ford driven by Breann Nichole Hayes of Forest City, on Pine Street in Forest City.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 07:51 AM

Loscalzo loves Latin

Magistra Loscalzo said the way she ended up at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) is a funny story that begins with a job fair. 


Sep. 11, 2014 @ 07:50 AM

RCS releases accountability reports

Rutherford County Schools (RCS) Assistant Superintendent Dr. David Sutton said the system's student academic achievement results are upward-trending and positive. 

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 01:03 PM

Pedestrian Plan meeting Thursday

Residents of Forest City and interested persons are encouraged to attend the second Pedestrian Plan Steering Committee Thursday at Mooneyham Library in Forest City.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 10:03 AM

Whiteside named principal of the year

La'Ronda Whiteside is Rutherford County Schools (RCS) principal of the year for 2014-15. 

Whiteside, principal of Chase Middle School, was presented with the honor during the Rutherford County Board of Education meeting Tuesday. This award is selected annually by a vote of the district's principals.