For the first time since 1978, a member of the Goode family has not served on the Ruth Town Board with Mayor Don Baynard.
All that changed Monday night during the regular business meeting when Chris Adkins was sworn into office to fill the unexpired term of Commissioner Jim Goode, who passed away on Jan. 18.
When the Ruth Commissioners meet at 5 p.m. Monday for the regular meeting, it will not be business as usual.
The National Weather Service at the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Rutherford County and western North Carolina. The flash message is as follows:
North Carolina has seen its highest level of flu activity in nearly a decade.