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Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer

A Christmas classic came to life when the Grinch visited a local school on Thursday. 


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

TJCA starts break early due to illnesses

In light of a recent strain of the flu forcing nearly one-third of the student population out of school, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) decided to start its holiday break early.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 08:24 AM

Christmas with David Roach concert is Saturday

The Community Pet Center is presenting "Christmas with pianist David Roach," on Saturday at The Foundation Performing Arts Center at Isothermal Community College.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:59 AM

Community Foundation Awards Educational Grants to Rutherford County

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently announced grants to Rutherford County Schools from the Learning Links grant program.  The grants provide local teachers with funding for “hands-on” activities designed to make required coursework fun and relevant for their students.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:28 AM

Flu strain hits Thomas Jefferson Classsical Grammar

Nearly one-third of the student population at Thomas Jefferson Classical Grammar School was out of school on Tuesday as a strain of the flu has taken its toll over the past few days.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

500 receiving Toys for Tots

Toys in all shapes and sizes for boys and girls of all ages filled the Marine Corps League’s meeting area in Forest City Monday morning.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:14 AM

Autopsy reveals no certain cause of death

A state forensic pathologist said Monday there is no certain cause of death in the case Aaron Dale Crawford, 24, of Rutherfordton.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Town Council approves budget amendments

Budget amendments in three departments and a lease purchase financing plan were approved Monday night by Forest City Town Council.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Local post offices, shippers deal with busiest shipping day

"Swamped" is how Chimney Rock's postmaster David Stanford described the busiest shipping day of the year in west Rutherford County at 2 p.m. Monday.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:35 AM

Multi-agency checkpoint nabs three impaired drivers

In conjunction with the kickoff of the "Holiday Booze It & Lose It" campaign, police officers from Forest City, Lake Lure, Rutherfordton, Spindale and Columbus combined enforcement efforts to zero in on drunk drivers during a multi-agency DWI (driving while impaired) checkpoint in Forest City on Friday night.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

PHOTO: Cow helps out bingo night

Breanna Sigmon of Fort Mill poses next to Shamu, a cow that will assist in next week's Cow Chip Bingo, which helps raise money for the Liberty Christian Academy in Forest City.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Giving to others in memory of a son

Children and families in need during the holidays were given gifts and more through the work of Jerry "Cosmo"and Joni Pannell and the folks that helped them found the Matthew Pannell Memorial Shining Star Foundation Saturday.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Forest City will discuss power purchase plan

Town Council meets for its regular business meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Cool Springs Administrative Office on West Main Street in Forest City.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Man died in truck crash; 15th fatality in 2014

A 55-year-old Forest City man lost his life Friday morning when the pick-up truck he was driving crashed off Horn Bottom Road in Forest City.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:58 AM

Rollins completes basic training

Air Force Airman Geoffrey S. Rollins graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

Shooting suspect scheduled for for court next week

The suspect in a standoff and subsequent shootout that injured five Rutherford County sherriff's officers last August is scheduled to appear in Superior Court, Wednesday, Dec. 17.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

Reedy graduates basic training

Pvt. Mathew T. Reedy United States Army graduated Dec. 4 from basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:07 AM

Four teachers receive REMC Bright awards

Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation has awarded 17 teachers with more than $15,600 in Bright Ideas education grants to fund innovative classroom learning projects. More than 4,200 students at schools in Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, McDowell and Rutherford counties will participate in Bright Ideas projects funded by Rutherford EMC this year.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:06 AM

BIRTHS: New arrivals

Birth announcements from Rutherford Regional Medical Center are:


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

Chase, East debate teams compete at regionals

The Chase and East Rutherford High School Speech and Debate teams competed at Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte on Saturday, Dec. 6, at a regional tournament featuring 20 schools from across North and South Carolina.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 08:04 AM

Red Cross blood drives

 The American Red Cross announces the following blood drives:


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Two crashes Friday morning

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is on the scene of a fatal vehicle accident on Horn Bottom Road near Forest City. The call came into the 911 Communications Center at 8:30 a.m. 


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 08:52 AM

All aboard the Polar Express

Pajama-clad students hopped aboard The Little Blue Choo to celebrate Polar Express Day at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School Thursday.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 08:18 AM

Hospice holds 18th Annual Festival of Trees

The 18th Annual Festival of Trees at Hospice of Rutherford County took place 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

Holiday season mobilizations and crackdowns kick off

With holiday festivities in full swing, law enforcement across the state and nation encourage motorists to remember to not drink and drive and to designate a sober driver behind the wheel.