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Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:10 AM

Congressman swings through Rutherford

When U.S. rep. Patrick McHenry made a swing through Rutherford County on Tuesday, he was serenaded by students at Spindale Elementary School before visiting the 21st Century Radiation Oncology office on Daniel Street in Forest City. The office is an affiliate of Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina.

Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Who is running for sheriff?

Elected officials, community supporters and family members gathered at the Golden Valley Community Club on Monday evening for a public forum to hear the five candidates running for Rutherford County Sheriff respond to a variety of questions.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Council accepts $50,000 Timken grant

The Forest City Board of Commissioners motioned to accept a $50,000 grant from the Timken Foundation for the purchase of a new fire department quick-response emergency vehicle during its regular meeting on Monday. 


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

When will I play baseball?

Wally Scoggins is 11 years old and loves to play Little League baseball. He’d much rather hit the ball than stand in the outfield to play defense and when asked how fast he runs the bases, he responds “a lot fast.”


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Commissioners narrow down goals

After nearly two hours of discussion, Rutherford County Commissioners have narrowed down their goals for the immediate future.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 08:15 AM

Not an end, but a beginning

Rutherfordton Town Council members, town employees, county officials and numerous friends and family said goodbye to Karen Andrews during an emotional retirement ceremony at the Rutherfordton Town Hall on Monday.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Exploring a diverse heritage

Neil Higgins, Sunshine Elementary School principal, said that the school's annual Heritage Day wouldn't be a success without the help of the community.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Celebrating Lincoln in Bostic

The Town of Bostic held its second annual Lincoln Spring Festival on Saturday at the Bostic Lincoln Center, Bostic Park and on the Village Green.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 04:03 AM

Town will receive paving bids

The Town of Bostic is going to ask for quotes for the possible paving of Bailey Street and other a few other town streets.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Mar. 07, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

Chimney Rock State Park to reopen Saturday

A month after starting a road repair project, Chimney Rock State Park is slated to reopen Saturday.


Mar. 02, 2014 @ 03:57 AM

Work and Learn With The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is holding four “Work and Learn” Days at its Bat Creek Preserve in Hickory Nut Gorge. This preserve is not open to the public, so this is a great opportunity to visit a special natural area that many people never see.


Feb. 28, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

Road repairs continuing in Chimney Rock Park

The February snow and cold temperatures have delayed the reopening for the Chimney Rock access at Chimney Rock State Park.


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Apr. 01, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Painting the town . . .

Paul Holland, a 12-year-old employee of the Town of Ellenboro spreads the red paint on playground equipment in the town park near Town Hall Monday afternoon.


Mar. 23, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Cleaning out medicine cabinets

Pills, capsules and liquids in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes were counted by the thousands Saturday during the Rutherford County Operation Medicine Drop take-back event.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 04:11 AM

Ellenboro holds math night

Math has changed for students with the recent introduction of Common Core State Standards and the new curriculum has many parents asking how they can help their children with homework.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

A golden anniversary

Ellenboro Fire Department is a half-century old.

celebrated its 50th on Thursday, March 6 and held special event honoring the community to celebrate.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 AM

A new place to call home

Federal, state and local officials touring the 1922 Florence Mill warehouse in Forest City Wednesday where the Agriculture Innovations Center will be located in a few years, weren’t the only people excited about the future of agriculture and the economy in the county.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:47 AM

Forest City, county selected for Livable Communities project

On a crisp spring morning, federal, state and local officials gathered at the new site of the Rutherford County Farmers Market Wednesday to  support the new market and planned future expansion.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:34 AM

Cool Springs cemetery vandalized

Forest City Police Department took a damage to property report at the Town of Forest City’s Cool Springs Cemetery last Saturday.


News: Lake Lure View All »

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 03:34 AM

Serving citizens on a daily basis

Officers with the Lake Lure Police Department recently welcomed reserve officer Ryan Bailey to the force as a full-time employee.

A native of Rutherford County, Bailey, 22, was sworn in as a Lake Lure reserve officer on April 16, 2013.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 04:53 AM

Lake Lure hires new police officer

The Town of Lake Lure approved the hiring of a new police officer Tuesday night during the regular business meeting of Town Council.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 04:12 AM

Board considering new proposed town limits map

When Lake Lure Town Council meets at 6 p.m. today at the Lake Lure Municipal Center, the board will review and consider adopting a new proposed town limits map.

Council will also talk about curbside recycling options.


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Mar. 06, 2014 @ 04:43 AM

What to do with Ruth School?

The Rutherford County Commission may have accepted a report on the re-use of the former Ruth School, but the question remains of what to do with the buildings.


Feb. 09, 2014 @ 03:10 AM

Scouts request lease for town tractor

Adam Patterson and Buddy Lawing from the Boy Scouts of America made a formal request to Ruth Commissioners Monday night regarding leasing the town's tractor, that is not used by the town.


Nov. 29, 2013 @ 08:27 AM

County starts Ruth School reuse survey

In the midst of the U.S. 221 by-pass project, Rutherford County has teamed with the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (IPDC) to find a suitable re-use for the former Ruth School.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:36 AM

R-S Central begins plant sale

Lisa Higgins, agriculture teacher, is hoping the plant sale will raise some money for the team and for the agriculture department. She said last year's sale brought in $1,500.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:20 AM

Campaign ad draws ire in courthouse

An advertisement placed on an ATM inside the Rutherford County Courthouse drew complaints from courthouse staff.

The advertisement is a campaign sign for Tammy Aldridge, who is running for the Republican nomination for Clerk of Court. It was placed on the ATM Friday.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:09 AM

Commissioners spell out legislative goals

Communication and transportation were at the center of goals outlined by Rutherford County Commissioners to the local legislative delegation during a recent special meeting.


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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 05:08 AM

Easing the transition

Over 300 high school seniors received information on finance, success, self advocacy and job skills during the College and Career 101 Conference at Isothermal Community College (ICC) on Thursday.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

REaCH recognized for Blue Ribbon Award

"I congratulate you and appreciate the model you are, not only for us but for the nation as well," Superintendent Dr. Janet Mason said to staff and students of Rutherford Early College High School (REaCH) during a special reception on Monday.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 03:37 AM

Isothermal will offer CPR class

In an emergency situation, especially involving cardiac arrest, every second counts.

Instructors with the Isothermal Community College EMS program are offering a special CPR class called “When Seconds Count” to help prepare people for those types of emergencies.