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.
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.
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.
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.”
After nearly two hours of discussion, Rutherford County Commissioners have narrowed down their goals for the immediate future.
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.
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.
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.
The Town of Bostic is going to ask for quotes for the possible paving of Bailey Street and other a few other town streets.
A month after starting a road repair project, Chimney Rock State Park is slated to reopen Saturday.
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.
The February snow and cold temperatures have delayed the reopening for the Chimney Rock access at Chimney Rock State Park.
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.
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.
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.
Ellenboro Fire Department is a half-century old.
celebrated its 50th on Thursday, March 6 and held special event honoring the community to celebrate.
Gently as clock work, Gene Volk climbed the scaffold beside First Citizens Bank in downtown Forest City last Thursday to continue the town clock project.
Early voting begins Thursday at the Rutherford County Board of Elections for the May 6 Primary Election.
Voting continues through Saturday May 3, however, there will not be voting on Saturday, April 26 or Sunday, April 27.
Seventeen-year-old Brett Farris knows the anxiety that foster children face.
Although a Rutherford County native, Farris and his family lived in Billings, Mont., for four years where they became a foster family for Yellowstone County.
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.
The Town of Lake Lure approved the hiring of a new police officer Tuesday night during the regular business meeting of Town Council.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The remainder of grant funds used by the Rutherford County Airport Authority to purchase land around the airport have been frozen by a federal agency.
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.
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.
On Monday, the Spindale Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the enactment of a project ordinance regarding the North Carolina Department of Commerce Industrial Development Fund Grant for purposes of rehabilitating the wastewater pump station at the former All American Homes site near the U.S. 221/74 interchange.
Habitat for Humanity plans Mother's Day build
This month's meeting will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spindale House.
During its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Spindale Board of Commissioners will vote to enact a project ordinance regarding the North Carolina Department of Commerce Industrial Development Fund Grant for purposes of rehabilitating the wastewater pump station at the former All American Homes site near the U.S. 221/74 interchange.