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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Labor Day holiday travel will be up

A recovering economy and falling gas prices are contributing to an increase in Labor Day holiday travel for the second straight year for North Carolinians, making it the highest number of travelers in six years, according to AAA Carolinas.

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Rutherford County Library experimenting with a new eBook project

Rutherford County Library and NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, are experimenting with a new eBook project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 eBook titles from North Carolina-based publishers.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Armyworms returning to pasture lands

Armyworms. They march across the field and defoliate the grass. They consume pasture land. They are back.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:38 PM

School menus: Sept. 1-5

Here's a look at the Rutherford County Schools' menu for this week:


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Hospital pharmacy fills 27 backpacks for students

The Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) Pharmacy donated 27 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to the Rutherford County Schools on August 21.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Symphony auditions, rehearsal Saturday, Sept. 6

The Symphony of Rutherford County will begin rehearsals for its 2014-15 season on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Spindale.


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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. 22, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

AT&T expands fast 4G network in Forest City, Bostic

AT&T has activated a new 4G mobile Internet cell site in Forest City and another in Bostic that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses and provide speeds up to four times faster than 3G.


Aug. 13, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Authorities searching for missing Rutherford County woman

Brenda Evansek has been missing since Aug. 12. 


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Writers on the Rock September 7

On Sunday, September 7 from 1 to 4 p.m., 10 renowned authors who have written about Appalachia will gather at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park to autograph books, give readings and be available for one-on-one chats with fans.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

O'Leary studying in Spain

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $687,929 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 155 undergraduates for study abroad during 2014 and 2015. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study in other countries for a semester, summer or year.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 02:11 PM

Shops, restaurants, state park open

Shops, restaurants in Chimney Rock Village and Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will also celebrate the Labor Day weekend, as vacationers visit the tourist town before the beginning of fall season, one of the biggest times of the year for the Village.


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Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:57 AM

New bishop-elect has Ellenboro ties

The son of an Ellenboro couple is the bishop-elect of the Allegheny Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 07:56 AM

Isothermal Community College: 50 Years and Counting

Isothermal Community College (ICC) celebrated its upcoming anniversary and faculty and staff during its annual 2014 Convocation on Monday. 


Aug. 17, 2014 @ 02:59 PM

Ellenboro upgrading playground equipment

The Town of Ellenboro is upgrading its community playground equipment. The town budgeted $25,000 for the new updated and safer equipment to be installed at the park located behind Town Hall adjacent to the Ellenboro fire Department.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

State recognizes Ellenboro company

The N.C. Department of Labor recently certified Thieman Manufacturing Technologies as a participant in the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). 


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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:20 PM

Upcoming blood drives

The American Red Cross announces these September blood drives.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Symphony auditions, rehearsal Saturday, Sept. 6

The Symphony of Rutherford County will begin rehearsals for its 2014-15 season on Saturday, September 6 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Spindale.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 12:36 PM

Charged with kidnapping woman

A 22-year-old man is in the Rutherford County Detention Facility under a $60,000 bond as a result of charges Thursday night.


News: Lake Lure View All »

Aug. 31, 2014 @ 07:35 PM

PHOTO: Down in the valley

From the top of the mountain at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, visitors see for miles across the Hickory Nut Gorge, taking a visual tour of parts of Lake Lure.                            


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Dance lift winner has inspirational story

Now five years old, the annual Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure is infectious, drawing fans from across the U.S. a including Danville, Kentucky couple.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

Last weekend at the beach

The beach at Lake Lure will be open Labor Day weekend, from Saturday until Monday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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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:


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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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 04:18 PM

Hospital pharmacy fills 27 backpacks for students

The Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) Pharmacy donated 27 backpacks, filled with school supplies, to the Rutherford County Schools on August 21.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

September events at Great Expectations Books

Great Expectations Books & More have scheduled two events next month.


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.


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Aug. 31, 2014 @ 06:30 PM

Rutherford County Library experimenting with a new eBook project

Rutherford County Library and NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide public and academic library consortium, are experimenting with a new eBook project that gives North Carolina library patrons unlimited access to more than 1,200 eBook titles from North Carolina-based publishers.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Don't get scammed

"Grandma, I've been arrested and need some money for bail. Don't tell mom and dad, just send me the money." 

Senior citizens across the country have received this phone call in the middle of the night from someone who isn't their grandchild and some have been scammed out of thousands of because of this call.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 11:49 AM

Grading for second housing project begins in Spindale

A second housing project in the town of Spindale is on the horizon for families in Rutherford County.