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Sep. 05, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Ready for a free fair?

Food, rides and fellowship is what the Colfax Free Fair in Ellenboro is all about. And it's that time again. 

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Bostic teen reported missing

Elizabeth Mitchell, 15, a white female with auburn hair and brown eyes, was reported missing from Bostic on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Chasing perfection

Steve Vacendak, the scrappy guard who led the Duke Blue Devils to two Final Four appearances in the late 1960s, shared his thoughts on leadership with students and the community at Isothermal Community College on Tuesday. 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Two men in custody on separate sexual offense, rape charges

Two Rutherford County men are in custody at the Rutherford County Detention Facility on charges of sexual offense and statutory rape stemming from separate incidents.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

State jobless rate drops slightly

State unemployment saw a modest decrease in September.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:40 AM

Woman charged with 48 counts of animal cruelty

Lora Jackson Lancaster, 76, was arrested by Rutherford County Sheriff's deputies on Monday and charged with 48 counts of cruelty to animals.


News: Bostic View All »

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Bostic teen reported missing

Elizabeth Mitchell, 15, a white female with auburn hair and brown eyes, was reported missing from Bostic on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Ready to go hands-on?

Students are getting down and dirty with science at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC) this fall. 

The camp's S.E.E.D.S. (students exploring, experiencing and discovering science) program offers the chance for classes to spend the day at the camp conducting science experiments and learning about nature. 


Oct. 16, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Register your child now for Camp Erin

Hospice of Rutherford County will once again conduct Camp Erin, a three-day camping experience for ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Board will accept member's resignation

Chimney Rock Village Council will formally accept the resignation of former Mayor Pro-tem Rose Sehehi at the regular business meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Senehi's term expires November 2015. Senehi notified Mayor Barbara Melisi and board members of her intentions to resign. Senehi said she believes she can best serve Chimney Rock Village through the sale of her books that are set in the Village.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Community Development Association hosts final summer concert

After record crowds filled The Gathering Place last Thursday night to hear music and dine on homemade chili, the Community Development Association (CDA) is sponsoring several fall events.


Sep. 21, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

PHOTOS: Village residents gathering for final summer concert

When folks began arriving at The Gathering Place in Chimney Rock Village last Thursday evening for the final summer concert season, it wasn't long before the amphitheatre seats were filled.


News: Ellenboro View All »

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Ellenboro Woman's Club celebrates 100th year

The organization was founded in 1914 by Mrs. Hattie Poe Johnson Gold as a “betterment” club, which was organized to help with a bond vote that was to be held in the county. The goal of the vote was to increase the school year from four months to six months.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Liberty Baptist has new pastor

Liberty Baptist Church announces the selection of its new pastor, Dr. Mack Tester. He begins the new pastorate on November 9 and is only the second pastor to serve at Liberty since its beginning. Tester is filling the vacancy of the Rev. Owen Duncan who retired in June after 32 years of service.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Guffey retires from U.S. Navy

Captain Harvey L. Guffey, Jr., a native of Ellenboro and a graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering recently retired from the U.S. Navy.


Sep. 28, 2014 @ 01:42 PM

PHOTOS: Ellenboro Fair

Community members enjoy the swings at the Colfax Free Fair in Ellenboro on Thursday evening.


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Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Hodge, Owens vying for Clerk of Court position

Two candidates, both with relative experience in the Clerk of Court's office are vying for the Clerk of Court position.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Neighbors helping neighbors

Nearly 80 youth volunteers wielded utility belts and hammers during Youth Missions Day on Saturday, officially kicking off United Way's Week of Caring.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Two men in custody on separate sexual offense, rape charges

Two Rutherford County men are in custody at the Rutherford County Detention Facility on charges of sexual offense and statutory rape stemming from separate incidents.


News: Lake Lure View All »

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Artisan festival is one-of-a-kind

"This is such a wonderful event for the community and it has certainly grown over the years," said Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach (HNGO) Director Hope Wittmer, as she scanned the vendors and crowd of festival-goers at the Fall Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday afternoon.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Celebrating pastor's 43 anniversary

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 194 St. Johns Church Road, Lake Lure is hosting a special program at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 19, to honor pastor, Rev. Edgar Lee Waters, Jr. for his 43rd years at the church.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

PHOTO: What's that?

As more than 600 people gathered at the official ground breaking of the new Lake Lure Classical Academy recently, Russ Pitts, a founding board member of the school, flew his small "drone" high above the crowd and the school property, to the delight of more than 325 school children attending. 


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Oct. 08, 2014 @ 12:01 PM

Ruth will share tractor with scouts

Commissoners for the Town of Ruth signed a lease agreement Monday night with the Boy Scouts of America for the use of the town tractor.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

County Commissioners meeting rescheduled

Rutherford County Commissioners will not meet for its regular business session Monday at 6 p.m. due to the Labor Day holiday.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

Red Cross blood drives

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:


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Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

Health care providers prepared for Ebola

Area hospitals say they are working with state and national officials in preparation for influenza, Enterovirus and even Ebola.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Early lessons of servanthood

Students served the community in a variety of ways during "Operation Shine."


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 05:17 PM

DIY decorating tips from a professional

Want to give a room in your house a redux but not ready to bring in the pros? Kitty McGammon of Blue Ridge Design shares a simple strategy to give an old room a new look: move everything out of it.


News: Spindale View All »

Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10:48 AM

Chasing perfection

Steve Vacendak, the scrappy guard who led the Duke Blue Devils to two Final Four appearances in the late 1960s, shared his thoughts on leadership with students and the community at Isothermal Community College on Tuesday. 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Trustees approve translator sale

The Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees approved the sale of a radio station translator during a special meeting on Tuesday.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Board approves $400,000 increase to treatment plant rehab

The Spindale Board of Commissioners approved a revised alternative to the rehabilitation of the town's wastewater treatment plant, increasing the cost of the project by $400,000.