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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. 23, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Juvenile located, back with family

Elizabeth Mitchell, 15, of Bostic, was located and returned home safely late Wednesday evening by Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives after having been reported missing since last Friday.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:52 AM

Habitat Dedication


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

KidSenses celebrates 10th anniversary

KidSenses Children's Museum is celebrating its 10th anniversary with what they call an epic red carpet event on Saturday.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Health inspections: Oct. 15-21

Here are the latest health inspection reports from the Rutherford County Health Department:


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Bell, Greenway in race for District Attorney

Incumbent District Attorney Brad Greenway, Democrat, and former Assistant District Attorney Ted Bell, Republican, are seeking the office of District Attorney in the 29th Judicial District that includes Rutherford and McDowell counties. 


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Juvenile located, back with family

Elizabeth Mitchell, 15, of Bostic, was located and returned home safely late Wednesday evening by Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives after having been reported missing since last Friday.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Missing teen located and returned home

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office reported late Wednesday that Elizabeth Mitchell has been found and returned home safely.


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.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Wald appointed to fill council vacancy

Former Chimney Rock Village Council member Bob Wald was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Rose Senehi during Tuesday night's meeting of the council.


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.


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Early voting starts today

Voting for the 2014 General Election begins today in Rutherford County.


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.


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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. 23, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Habitat

A former CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, told a group of Habitat volunteers Tuesday night "Habitat is more than building a house."


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Early voting starts today

Voting for the 2014 General Election begins today in Rutherford County.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 08:51 AM

Ravens, hearts and pumpkins

Students at R-S Middle School learned about a "creepy" author just in time for Halloween. 


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:46 AM

Health inspections: Oct. 15-21

Here are the latest health inspection reports from the Rutherford County Health Department:


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Early voting starts today

Voting for the 2014 General Election begins today in Rutherford County.


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.