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Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

Kindergarten campers receive taste of school days

Little boys and girls stood in single file with one small finger held to their mouths. They began the short trek from the school cafeteria to the media center at Forrest Hunt Elementary School Wednesday morning for a time for singing camp songs.

Aug. 01, 2014 @ 07:10 AM

Juvenile to be tried as adult in shooting case

Tyric McDowell, the juvenile suspect involved in the shooting of 16-year-old Dominique Fernanders on Nov. 17, 2013 in Spindale, will be tried as an adult.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Health inspections: July 23-30

Here's a look at the latest health inspections from the Rutherford County Health Department:


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Inmates and canines get 'a new leash on life'

A crowd of community members, Community Pet Center (CPC) volunteers and board members, inmates and canines gathered on the grounds of the Rutherford Correctional Center Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the graduation for "A New Leash on Life."


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:27 AM

County jobless rate ticks up

Unemployment in Rutherford County jumped slightly to 8.7 percent for the month of June.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

5 teens arrested in Forest City B&E

Five teenagers were taken into custody by officers with the Forest City Police Department on Monday and Tuesday on charges for breaking and entering into a Forest City residence.


News: Bostic View All »

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.


News: Ellenboro View All »

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Arson case continued until August 13

The arson case of a  22-year-old Ellenboro man was continued in District Court Wednesday.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Arson suspect in court Wednesday

The 22-year-old man charged with setting his friend's house on fire earlier this month is expected in court Wednesday.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 08:13 AM

Trailer hauling five calves flips

Allen Price of Shelby was driving his Toyota Tundra pulling a trailer with five calves inside on Monday morning when the truck was hit by a vehicle on New House Road near Ellenboro. 


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.


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Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

Kindergarten campers receive taste of school days

Little boys and girls stood in single file with one small finger held to their mouths. They began the short trek from the school cafeteria to the media center at Forrest Hunt Elementary School Wednesday morning for a time for singing camp songs.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

5 teens arrested in Forest City B&E

Five teenagers were taken into custody by officers with the Forest City Police Department on Monday and Tuesday on charges for breaking and entering into a Forest City residence.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Pie contest, pasta festival Saturday at farmers market

A Pasta Festival, featuring pasta from Valley Fine Foods of Forest City, will be held at the Rutherford County Farmers Market Saturday, August 2.


News: Lake Lure View All »

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

The outdoor’s type

Chris Braund like the outdoors.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

Festivities in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Hundreds of cyclists will descend upon Rutherford County when Cycle North Carolina comes to Lake Lure this Saturday and Sunday for the inaugural Mountain Ride.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

Severe thunderstorm downs trees, power lines

Across many areas of Rutherford County Monday morning people were picking up sticks, sawing logs and raking lawns of large oak leaves and branches that fell Sunday night.


News: Ruth View All »

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.


News: Rutherfordton View All »

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Arson case continued until August 13

The arson case of a  22-year-old Ellenboro man was continued in District Court Wednesday.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 07:09 AM

Trelleborg achieves safety milestone at its Rutherfordton facility

The Trelleborg Coated Systems manufacturing facility in Rutherfordton achieved the milestone of more than two million safe work hours without a lost time incident in June.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Proclamation presented to Spence’s family

Friends, family and coworkers of the late Robynn Spence gathered at the Rutherford County Courthouse Monday to receive official copies of a resolution adopted in her honor last month.


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Aug. 01, 2014 @ 07:10 AM

Juvenile to be tried as adult in shooting case

Tyric McDowell, the juvenile suspect involved in the shooting of 16-year-old Dominique Fernanders on Nov. 17, 2013 in Spindale, will be tried as an adult.


Jul. 31, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Inmates and canines get 'a new leash on life'

A crowd of community members, Community Pet Center (CPC) volunteers and board members, inmates and canines gathered on the grounds of the Rutherford Correctional Center Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the graduation for "A New Leash on Life."


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

'Sound of Music' is Friday

“The Sound of Music,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring musical, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1, at The Foundation Performing Arts Center on the Isothermal Community College.