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Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

Sappenfield found not guilty

C.J. Sappenfield, 21, of Bostic was found not guilty of felony death by motor vehicle and careless and reckless driving Wednesday afternoon in Rutherford County Superior Court.

Jul. 25, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Looking at life differently

Six years ago on July 25, Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy Alan Young received a phone call that changed his outlook and gave him a second lease on life — a call to tell him there was a kidney available for his transplant.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Scanner Traffic: July 25, 2014


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

Rutherford County land transfers

Here's a look at the latest land transfers filed with the Rutherford County Register of Deeds' office.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 08:37 AM

Discovering faith and fun

Faith and fun are on the rise at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC) in Bostic this summer.



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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 08:37 AM

Discovering faith and fun

Faith and fun are on the rise at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC) in Bostic this summer.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

Sappenfield found not guilty

C.J. Sappenfield, 21, of Bostic was found not guilty of felony death by motor vehicle and careless and reckless driving Wednesday afternoon in Rutherford County Superior Court.


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Gilkey celebrates the fourth

Gilley's annual July 4th celebration was held at the Gilkey Community Center and Ruritan Clubhouse Friday evening.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 03:08 AM

Duncan named clerk, administrator

When Village Council met Tuesday night, a former staff member, Bill Whitman, was euologized by Mayor Barbara Meliski for his contribution to Chimney Rock Village. Whitman served as clerk and zoning administrator of the Village for approximately four years. He died last month after battling cancer.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Village Council meets Tuesday night

Chimney Rock Village Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for its regular business session.


Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Store owner requesting non-continguous annexation

Town Council will discuss a request from Karuna Patel and ViJay Patel for non-contiguous annexation of KP Food Mart when it meets Monday night for the regular business meeting.


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Jul. 15, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Arson suspect makes first court appearance

Billy James Atchley, 22, of Ellenboro, made his first appearance in court Monday regarding charges of second-degree arson, communicating threats and assault with a deadly weapon in reference to an incident on Friday morning at 582 Hollis Road in Ellenboro.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 08:09 AM

Autospy reveals suicide

An autopsy on the body of a Greensboro man discovered near Ellenboro last Monday reveals the man died of a self-inflicted knife wound.


Jul. 13, 2014 @ 07:25 AM

Domestic call results in arson, assault charges

When the 911 communicator began dispatching calls to an Ellenboro residence at 10:10 a.m. Friday due to a possible arson and the sound  of what appeared to be gunshots, emergency responders sped to the scene.  The call was a domestic situation and some feared the worst.


Jul. 03, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

First solar farm in Rutherford County

Located off the Ellenboro-Henrietta Road on property leased from Frank and Sherry Lawson, FLS Energy is constructing the first solar farm project in this area.


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Jul. 25, 2014 @ 11:22 AM

Real or not real?

While Ryder Freeman, 4, visited his grandparents, Joe and Barbara Freeman of Forest City this week, he found time to take a seat in his PawPaw's flower garden, along with other ornaments and summer flowers.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:59 AM

There's a new face in town

There a new face in the Town of Forest City working as the Downtown/Community Development Manager. 


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

"Spin, Pop, Boom"

Jeffrey Ruediger, aka "Professor Pop," performed a mad science show at Mooneyham Public Library in Forest City on Thursday.


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Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:06 AM

Isothermal offering new hospitality classes

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute training program will be offered at Isothermal Community College, president Walter Dalton announced Wednesday.

Dalton made the announcement  Wednesday during a luncheon meeting at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa that was attended by more than 40 officials from tourism agencies, Rutherford County government and chambers of commerce.


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 04:03 AM

Town gearing for Cycle North Carolina ‘Mountain Ride’

Lake Lure is gearing up for Cycle North Carolina “Mountain Ride” Aug.1- Aug. 3 after action Tuesday night by the Lake Lure Town Council.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 06:31 AM

A crowded Fourth of July holiday weekend

From the beach to the mountains and to the baseball field, tourists and Rutherford residents spent the July 4 holiday enjoying outdoor activities.

At the Lake Lure beach cashiers sold approximately 4,800 tickets on July 4, July 5 and July 6 to men, women and children who spent hours swimming and enjoying the beach amenities.


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Jul. 05, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

Store owner requesting non-continguous annexation

Town Council will discuss a request from Karuna Patel and ViJay Patel for non-contiguous annexation of KP Food Mart when it meets Monday night for the regular business meeting.


Jun. 04, 2014 @ 03:17 AM

Ruth Commissioners approve budget

Commissioners for the Town of Ruth approved the 2014-15 fiscal year budget during the regular business meeting Monday night. The $185,115.15 budget is balanced with a $0.28 per $100 property evaluation. The tax rate remains the same as it has been in more than 15 years.


Jun. 01, 2014 @ 03:22 AM

Budget public hearings in Bostic and Ruth

Town Commissioners in Ruth are expected to adopt the proposed 2014-15 fiscal year budget when it meets at 5 p.m. Monday at  town hall. The adoption will follow a public hearing on the budget.


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Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:36 AM

British band brings the house down at R-S Central

Playing tunes from the Glenn Miller Band, the soundtrack from "Beauty and the Beast" and soundtracks from other major movies, the Smithills School Senior Brass Band brought the house down at R-S Central High School Tuesday night.


Jul. 24, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

Sappenfield found not guilty

C.J. Sappenfield, 21, of Bostic was found not guilty of felony death by motor vehicle and careless and reckless driving Wednesday afternoon in Rutherford County Superior Court.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Sappenfield found not guilty

C.J. Sappenfield has been found not guilty of felony death by vehicle and careless and reckless driving. 


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Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:06 AM

Isothermal offering new hospitality classes

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute training program will be offered at Isothermal Community College, president Walter Dalton announced Wednesday.

Dalton made the announcement  Wednesday during a luncheon meeting at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa that was attended by more than 40 officials from tourism agencies, Rutherford County government and chambers of commerce.


Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:50 AM

Second primary sees strong turnout

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s Second Primary Election was 9.6 percent.

Rutherford County voters had just one race to decide — the Republican nomination for Clerk of Court — but Election Director Debbie Bedford said the turnout was surprising.


Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:31 AM

Aldridge, Owens vying for nomination

If early voting is an indication of today's voter turn-out, it could be a record breaker for a Second Primary election.

Republican Clerk of Court candidates Tammy Aldridge and Steve Owens are seeking their party's nomination to run in the November General Election.