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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

What's the latest news about the case?

From trial dates to criminal charges to toxicology reports, here are the most recent updates on some of Rutherford County's recent serious cases.

Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Nominations needed for Volunteer of Year

Rutherford County is once again kicking off its annual search for the county’s top Volunteer of the Year, with the winner landing a $1,000 donation for the agency he or she most helps. 

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

Living with legal blindness

Elijah Brooks will never be able to drive a car because of his vision. But he hasn't let his impairment stop him from excelling at what he loves: music and computers. 

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Girl Scout Cookie Sales

Daisy Girl Scout Troop #20730 from Forest City selling cookies.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 01:14 PM

New Arrivals: January 25, 2015

Birth Announcements from Rutherford Regional Medical Center are:

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 12:28 PM

Detectives, D.A.'s office busy with baby case

Two weeks after the homicide of 5-month-old Lebron Jay'den Reynolds, sheriff's officers and the State Bureau of Investigation are continuing their work in determining what happened to the little boy.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

PHOTO: Officers need your help

Nickey Bryant was driving a 1998 Buick at the U.S. 74A entrance to Ingles market when she swerved to miss a SUV that apparently cut her off in traffic, Forest City police officers reported.  

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:25 AM

Ready to take Aktion

"Today is a good day. I'm a part of something," Lucas Mayse said. 

That good day was Thursday, Jan. 15 when Mayse and 41 other people received official club pins and certificates during the Aktion Club Charter Celebration at Rutherford Life Services. 

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Scouts' safe shooting program receives a boost

For over 100 hundred years, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) have been educating America's youth about the safe handling of firearms so that later in life, scouts think about safety being the number one priority when shooting, cleaning and owning a gun.

Jan. 25, 2015 @ 08:16 AM

PHOTO: Traffic blocks Friday afternoon

The wet ground caused a tree to fall across Bethany Church Road at about 4 p.m. Friday afternoon blocking both lanes of traffic near Forest City Rehabilitation. 

Jan. 23, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

'A Viking we will go'

Third-grade students channeled their inner Viking at Thomas Jefferson Grammar School on Thursday.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Secretary of Cultural Resources visiting Florence Mill project

The North Carolina Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz will visit the Florence Mill project area Friday.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

SDO building new fire substation

The SDO (Shiloh-Danieltown-Oakland) Volunteer Fire Department is building, thanks in part to its own funds and a $105,000 grant from the Timken Foundation, a new fire substation off of W.V. Thompson Road to allow firefighters to better respond and serve more residents and businesses.

Jan. 22, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

Word of Faith Fellowship members re-indicted

Five members of the Word of Faith Fellowship Church were re-indicted by the Rutherford County Grand Jury when the jury met Tuesday.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 01:17 PM

Eaton names Plant Employee of the Year

Power management company Eaton announces Shelly Hutchins has been named the 2014 Employee of the Year at Eaton’s hydraulics facility in Forest City.

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

UMLC receives $9,800 grant

Union Mills Learning Center, Inc. (UMLC) has received a $9,800 Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs grant by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to help fund the center’s Window Project that has been ongoing since the organization opened in 2000. 

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

'Color Me Healthy'

Children are learning that healthy foods and exercise can be fun through the Color Me Healthy program. 

Preschool students at the Carver Center started the program last week with a visit from Tracy Davis, a local Cooperative Extension agent. Davis is using the program to teach the students about different nutritious food and healthy habits.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 10:31 AM

Prayers for all people

The pastor of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Forest City shared the Old Testament story of the King of Babylon taking Daniel and his friends into captivity and the oppression that followed, during a Martin Luther King, Jr. prayer breakfast Monday morning.

Jan. 20, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

Rutherford YMCA announcement today

Rutherford County YMCA volunteers and interested persons will attend a special meeting at 10 a.m. today at Isothermal Community College.

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 09:55 AM

Symposium gives students insight to careers

What are positives and negatives of your jobs? Are there jobs available in your businesses? What classes did you take that helped you with your future? 

Jan. 18, 2015 @ 09:47 AM

Graveside service held for 5-month-old baby

The body of 5-month-old Lebron Jay'den Reynolds was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in a private graveside service at Providence United Methodist Church.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:52 PM

5-month-old's death treated as a homicide

The death of 5-month-old Lebron Jay'den Reynolds is being investigated as a homicide by authorities with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the 29th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 02:13 PM

Homicide investigation involving death of infant

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office will hold a press conference later this afternoon regarding the homicide investigation of a 5-month-old baby who was found unresponsive at his home near Ellenboro on Sunday.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 01:46 PM

Investigation of baby's death continues

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the death of a 5-month-old baby who reportedly died at his home near Ellenboro on Sunday.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 10:41 AM

County remains in tier one status

Rutherford County maintained its status as a tier one county for economic development.