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Jul. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Rutherfordton selected as best Main Street Fourth

The Town of Rutherfordton was crowned the winner of the best Main Street Fourth as ranked by the National Main Street Center.

Jun. 26, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Rutherfordton Police helping prevent overdose deaths

The Rutherfordton Police Department announced Thursday that it has received a donation of EVZIO naloxone auto-injectors from Kaléo, a Richmond, Virginia-based pharmaceutical company, to fight against opioid overdose deaths.

Jun. 18, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Charleston shooting suspect arrested in Shelby

The suspect identified in the killing of nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina Wednesday evening was located just seven miles east of the Rutherford-Cleveland County line in Shelby around 11 a.m. Thursday.

May. 19, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Teaching law enforcement how to respond to mental health crises

Fifteen individuals including one magistrate, one detention center administrator and 13 officers from four local law enforcement agencies graduated Friday from the first-ever Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program held in Rutherford County.

Apr. 15, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The link that makes getting help possible

Interacting with people in some of the scariest situations of their lives and on their worst days, a 911 telecommunicator's job is full of challenging and stressful times.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Teen crashes and distracted driving worse than researchers thought

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month kicks off today and ground-breaking research conducted into crash videos has found significant evidence that distracted driving is likely a much more serious problem than previously known, especially with teenage drivers.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

'Never give up until they buckle up'

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday its first-ever, national advertising campaign aimed at parents of children ages 8-14 to make sure their tweens are consistently and properly wearing their seat belt every time the car is moving.

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Thin Mints and more hit the web

For the first time ever Girl Scout cookies can be purchased online. 

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

Tillis serving on 2 military-related Senate panels

Thom Tillis is expecting to serve on two military-related committees important to North Carolina residents when he officially joins the U.S. Senate next month.

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

House plans to extend tax breaks through December

The House is moving Wednesday to extend a massive package of expired tax breaks through the end of the year, adding about $45 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

Dec. 01, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

TVA says incentives to remain secret

The Tennessee Valley Authority has declined to release the incentives it awarded an auto parts maker that is expanding in Clinton.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

US home price gains slow for 10th straight month

U.S. home prices rose in September at the slowest pace in more than two years, reflecting modest sales gains and a rising number of available homes.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

Round 2: Buffalo faces another wintry wallop

A new blast of lake-effect snow roared through western New York with thunder and lightning on Thursday, raising to nearly 6 feet the three-day total in parts of the Buffalo area.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

APNewsBreak: Official says FSU gunman was alumnus

The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.