News: Rutherford County View All »

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Youth organization’s doors still open

Youth Empowerment, Inc.’s doors are still open, after the organization was forced to leave its building on Sparks Drive in Forest City late last week. It has relocated to a new location off of Old Ballpark Road in Spindale.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Audit shows uncollected fuel sales

An internal county audit uncovered over $23,000 in uncollected fuel sales at the Rutherford County Airport.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Study: County gains with Medicaid expansion

A recent study indicates Rutherford County stands to gain jobs and increased business activity if the North Carolina General Assembly expands Medicaid coverage in North Carolina.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Court report: Dec. 1-8

Rutherford County Court report:


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

Director of Rutherford County Library retires after 31 years

Friday at the Rutherford County Library in Spindale was a day to celebrate and honor Martha Schatz who retired after 31 years serving as director.


News: Bostic View All »

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Selling Christmas trees is all in the family

 For those shopping for a live Christmas Tree this year, there's a place to go that is known mainly by the locals in Bostic. But the word is beginning to spread. There is no name for this Christmas tree shop run by Michael Smith and his daughter Alysse Smith and it's located at their home on the Bostic-Sunshine Highway across from the Post Office and next to Sammy's Texaco.


Dec. 05, 2014 @ 09:11 AM

NASA comes to Sunshine

Can plants grow in space? Dr. Gioia Massa from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) addressed this topic during a special presentation at Sunshine Elementary School on Thursday.


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 08:19 AM

Ruth, Bostic councils conduct brief meetings

Ruth receives audit

When Ruth Town Commissioners met Monday they thanked David Ferguson and his crew for successfully erecting all Christmas decorations in town.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Local post offices, shippers deal with busiest shipping day

"Swamped" is how Chimney Rock's postmaster David Stanford described the busiest shipping day of the year in west Rutherford County at 2 p.m. Monday.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 09:36 AM

Sign regulation ordinance on tap

When Chimney Rock Village Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the board will conduct public hearings on matters regarding the Sign Ordinance, Peddlers  Itinerant Merchants Ordinance and Planning Board Organizational Plan ordinance.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Water rates staying same in Chimney Rock Village

Sidewalks, parking and the Chimney Rock/Lake Lure pathway will be discussed during a Chimney Rock Village workshop the first of 2015.


News: Ellenboro View All »

Dec. 14, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

Ellenboro aldermen discuss lights

 The Town of Ellenboro has asked Duke Power to replace three street lights that aren’t working.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 09:29 AM

2014 Ellenboro parade

Photos from the 2014 Ellenboro parade

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 07:44 AM

Thanksgiving around the breakfast table

Unlike many kitchens today, Debbie Crawford’s won’t be full of the aromas of turkey, stuffing or mashed potatoes. Instead, the enticing smells of bacon, eggs and waffles will pour out of her Ellenboro home as her family celebrates a holiday tradition — Thanksgiving breakfast.


Nov. 25, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Mountain Oakes claims People's Choice Award

Ellenboro's 23rd Annual Fiddler's and Bluegrass Convention was held Saturday, November 22. The following is a list of the winners in each category.


News: Forest City View All »

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 01:46 PM

PHOTOS: Toys for Tots distribution

The Marine Corps League held its annual Toys for Tots distribution Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. 20 in Forest City.

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer

A Christmas classic came to life when the Grinch visited a local school on Thursday. 


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

TJCA starts break early due to illnesses

In light of a recent strain of the flu forcing nearly one-third of the student population out of school, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) decided to start its holiday break early.


News: Lake Lure View All »

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Local post offices, shippers deal with busiest shipping day

"Swamped" is how Chimney Rock's postmaster David Stanford described the busiest shipping day of the year in west Rutherford County at 2 p.m. Monday.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

Lake Lure officer earns criminal investigation certificate

The Lake Lure Police Department announced that Officer Chris Shuford recently completed the Criminal Investigation Certificate Program through the North Carolina Justice Academy.


Dec. 12, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

General Assembly will act on de-annexation

Mayor Bob Keith cast a tie-breaking vote Tuesday night to pass a resolution asking the General Assembly to de-annex a piece of property in the town of Lake Lure.


News: Ruth View All »

Dec. 03, 2014 @ 08:19 AM

Ruth, Bostic councils conduct brief meetings

Ruth receives audit

When Ruth Town Commissioners met Monday they thanked David Ferguson and his crew for successfully erecting all Christmas decorations in town.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Town Boards and Hwy. 9 Corridor meetings Monday

Ruth Town Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Monday for the regular business meeting at Town Hall.


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.


News: Rutherfordton View All »

Dec. 19, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Museum receives $25,000 grant

Williard Whitson said he wants to open KidSenses Children’s Museum to reach every child in Rutherford County, regardless of economic situation.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

The eyes and ears behind emergency calls

"911 — what kind of help do you need?"

When residents call 911, there is a good chance Sgt. Dwayne Wright will be the voice that answers.


Dec. 18, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

McConnell Group opens new office

The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce held an event to celebrate the nine years the McConnell Group PR has been in business and the opening of its new office at 117 W. Court Street in Rutherfordton.


News: Spindale View All »

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

Photos from the Senior Center Christmas celebration

The Rutherford County Senior Center held its annual Christmas celebration Friday, Dec. 19, 2014.

Dec. 21, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

Putting politics aside

The 69th Annual Basil Whitener Breakfast Saturday morning was an opportunity to touch base with friends from both sides of the political aisle.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 07:54 AM

Small business center celebrates anniversary

The Small Business Center Network of the North Carolina Community College System is celebrating 30 years of providing support and assistance to small businesses and start-ups across North Carolina.