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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

Severe thunderstorm downs trees, power lines

Across many areas of Rutherford County Monday morning people were picking up sticks, sawing logs and raking lawns of large oak leaves and branches that fell Sunday night.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 07:14 AM

Man seriously injured at Go-Kart track

A 53-year-old Shelby man is in Spartanburg Regional Medical Center after receiving serious injuries Saturday night at the Carolina 120 Speedway near Mooresboro. 

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Local teenager in Reba's new music video

A star struck Reba McEntire fan from Rutherfordton is featured on  award winning country music singer's brand new music video, "Pray for Peace." The video was released Monday.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Dancin’ Stars Studio bring home national awards

The Dancin' Stars Studio participated in the Star Talent National Dance Competition in Myrtle Beach, July 10 to July 13.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 07:56 AM

An exploration in art

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Real or not real?

While Ryder Freeman, 4, visited his grandparents, Joe and Barbara Freeman of Forest City this week, he found time to take a seat in his PawPaw's flower garden, along with other ornaments and summer flowers.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:59 AM

There's a new face in town

There a new face in the Town of Forest City working as the Downtown/Community Development Manager. 

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

"Spin, Pop, Boom"

Jeffrey Ruediger, aka "Professor Pop," performed a mad science show at Mooneyham Public Library in Forest City on Thursday.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

25 years and counting

Detective Sergeant Tommy Turner has reached a milestone in his law enforcement career — 25 years serving the same police department in the town he grew up in.

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 07:34 AM

Celebrating a milestone

Joe Maimone said it's hard to believe a school that started with 150 students has grown to serve over 1,250. 

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 12:07 PM

Division of Workforce Solutions streamlines local operations

The N.C. Division of Workforce Solutions is realigning its services to better meet the needs of North Carolina job seekers and businesses following reductions in the Division’s federal and state funding.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

Harmony Hills management recognized

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), headquarterd in Alexandria, Virginia, announces that Mansermar, Inc. has received National Recognition as a Community of Quality (COQ) for outstanding management of Harmony Hill, 375 Harmon Street in Forest City.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Tuesday knitting at the farmers market

Julie Adams (seated left) and Kathy Eckler spent part of their morning at the Rutherford County Farmers Market catching up on their knitting and chatting. 

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 09:05 AM

Friendship names new GM in Forest City

Roy Mullins has been selected as the new  Vice President/General Manager and Operating Partner for Friendship Nissan of Forest  City, the newest addition to the Friendship Family of Dealerships.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Called to serve the community

Forest City Police Sergeant Donnie Ruppe was recently awarded a Region C Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Committee citation for his actions taken earlier this year while conducting a vehicle stop.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 08:28 AM

Celtic fiddle concert Thursday

The United States National Scottish Fiddle Champion, Jamie Laval, is presenting a Celtic fiddle workshop Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 438 West Main Street in Forest City.

Jul. 23, 2014 @ 07:31 AM

Remember George at the clock

Former co-workers at Smith's Drugs in Forest City and friends from across Forest City gathered Monday night under the town signature clock to remember George Ledford.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Forest City icon George Ledford dies Sunday

George Ledford's favorite seat at Smith's Drug store was empty Monday. In front of the chair that was leaning over his seat, was a bowl, spoon and a cup for his steady breakfast of oatmeal, wheat toast and Diet Coke.

Jul. 22, 2014 @ 07:55 AM

Mother, sister, friend testify in Sappenfield case

The mother of C.J. Sappenfield, Patty Sappenfield, took the stand Monday morning in Rutherford County Superior Court as the second week of testimony began.

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 03:14 AM

Deadline nears for Farm Service committees

U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

Jul. 18, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Pasta Festival postponed to Aug. 2

The Rutherford County Farmers Market has rescheduled the Pasta Festival scheduled for Saturday.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

How Facebook keeps giving back to the community

Since the first building at Facebook's Forest City Data Center off of U.S. Highway 74 became fully operational in 2012, the social network giant continues to assist the community it calls home.

Jul. 16, 2014 @ 03:00 AM

United Way of Rutherford County endorses discount prescription savings program

United Way of Rutherford has joined many other United Ways in the area in their endorsement of the Coast2Coast Rx discount prescription card.

As prescription costs continue to rise, the new Rx card is offering individuals the opportunity to save on prescriptions and other health-related services while serving as a conduit to increased health and financial stability for all.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 07:04 AM

Aldridge, Owens vying for nomination

If early voting is an indication of today's voter turn-out, it could be a record breaker for a Second Primary election.