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May. 24, 2015 @ 09:14 AM

New Arrivals

 Birth announcements from Rutherford Regional Medical Center are:


May. 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Volunteers clean up during Broad River Spring Sweep

More than 30 volunteers joined members of the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) on Saturday, May 16 for the Broad River Spring Sweep.


May. 24, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

County native receives William C. Friday award

 Clayton "Bud" Stalnaker received the William C. Friday Award for Distinguished Service in Retirement from the Association of Retired Faculty of North Carolina State University on May 13. Stalnaker is a native of Rutherford County, the son of Emogene Yelton Kendrick and brother of Patricia (Pat) Tomblin of Spindale.


May. 24, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Rutherford County District Court cases

Rutherford County District Court cases


May. 24, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

RCC hosts annual volunteer banquet

Rutherford Correctional Center (RCC) held its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet at Father's Vineyard in Spindale reently.


News: Bostic View All »

May. 22, 2015 @ 08:18 AM

Former girl scout camp undergoes developments

Renovations are under way at the former Golden Valley Girl Scout Camp.


May. 15, 2015 @ 08:56 AM

Whisky makers buy former Girl Scout camp

The former Golden Valley Girl Scout Camp has been purchased by Defiant Whiskey in Golden Valley and has been developed as an event rental destination.


Apr. 16, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Ways to enjoy the outdoors this weekend

This weekend, area residents and visitors to Rutherford County have a multitude of opportunities to get outdoors and support local causes at various events that will be held rain or shine.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

May. 22, 2015 @ 08:44 AM

Village Council proposes tax increase

Property taxes and the Municipal Service District (MSD) taxes are proposed to increase by $.01 in Chimney Rock Village.


May. 21, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Goats clearing areas of Chimney Rock State Park

 The goats of the gorge, previously seen working along US Hwy. 74-A last fall, are now working near the attraction at Chimney Rock State Park. The project is made possible by the partnership of Chimney Rock State Park (CHRO), Chimney Rock Management, LLC., the Friends of Chimney Rock State Park and the Weed Action Coalition of Hickory Nut Gorge (WAC-HNG).


May. 19, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

PHOTO: Backdrop rocks with symphony

In front of the mountains of Chimney Rock State Park, the Rutherford County Symphony kicked off the music concert season Saturday night at the Gathering Place in Chimney Rock Village. The symphony was the highlight of the annual SpringGo in the village. The symphony and the festival will be featured on Sunday's Spotlight Page, C1.                   


News: Ellenboro View All »

May. 24, 2015 @ 07:54 AM

A yearbook cover for the Vikings

When Addie Harris received her yearbook this year it was a little more meaningful than usual.


May. 15, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Ellenboro Aldermen set budget work session

The Board of Aldermen in Ellenboro will have a budget work session at 7 p.m., May 26 at Town Hall


May. 10, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

A passion for gardening, honoring veterans

Several years ago Charles "Bud" Byers saw a need to honor veterans in Rutherford County, taking matters into his own hands to create a veterans memorial on his Ellenboro property.


May. 03, 2015 @ 07:09 AM

Heading to South Korea

Bradley Lloyd is heading to South Korea this summer.


News: Forest City View All »

May. 24, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

County native receives William C. Friday award

 Clayton "Bud" Stalnaker received the William C. Friday Award for Distinguished Service in Retirement from the Association of Retired Faculty of North Carolina State University on May 13. Stalnaker is a native of Rutherford County, the son of Emogene Yelton Kendrick and brother of Patricia (Pat) Tomblin of Spindale.


May. 24, 2015 @ 07:18 AM

How are Rutherford County residents taking care of themselves?

Saturday, anyone who wanted to find out how healthy they are could do so for free in the Wal-mart parking lot in Forest City.


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Creating an ultimate community partnership

More partnerships are on the horizon for Rutherford County and North Carolina State University. 


News: Lake Lure View All »

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Safe and sober on land and sea

In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood-alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08 or is appreciably impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is subject to arrest.


May. 10, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Buffalo Creek Park Challenge runs this month

The Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) and Town of Lake Lure, in conjunction with Legends Pub and Pizzeria at the Rumbling Bald Resort, are offering the Buffalo Creek Park Challenge during May 2015.


May. 06, 2015 @ 12:09 PM

Deputies seize several hundred marijuana plants in Lake Lure

Deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit located and seized 643 marijuana plants totaling 83 pounds after executing a search warrant at a location in Lake Lure.


News: Ruth View All »

May. 06, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

Ruth receives Rails to Trails update

Ruth Commissioners received an update on plans for the Rails to Trails when the board met Monday night for the regular business meeting. Willie Lowe, a representative with the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition, reviewed plan for trails beautification enhancements and the avenues available to the Town of Ruth.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

County properties going to highest bidder

Selling four pieces of county-owned property is not a fast process. 

During Monday night's regular business meeting of the Rutherford County Commissioners, County Manager Carl Classen presented an update on the parcels and structures for sale.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Mulliger, Kidd win N.C. press awards


News: Rutherfordton View All »

May. 24, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

Arts Council announces two summer camps

 The Rutherford County Arts Council is sponsoring two summer camps at the Maple Street Theatre in Rutherfordton.


May. 24, 2015 @ 07:55 AM

Arts Council Presents She Stoops To Conquer Dinner Theatre

Rutherford County Arts Council has announced the cast for its upcoming production of <I>She Stoops To Conquer, Oliver Goldsmith’s most famous comedy.  There will be two performances of the show at the Maple Street Theatre in Rutherfordton  the first as Dinner Theatre on Friday, May 29, at 5:45 PM, and the second, a matinee performance (show only)  on Saturday, May 30, at 2 PM.  The Dinner Theatre, which features a Fatz Calabash Chicken meal and live dinner music by the duo Champagne Charlie, is $20 for both meal and performance, and the matinee is $10.  Tickets may be purchased online at: tix.com (enter keyword: Stoops).  Tickets may also be purchased by calling the box office hotline at 828-248-4000. The deadline for Dinner Theatre ticket reservations is Wednesday, May 27.  Matinee tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or at the door.


May. 21, 2015 @ 10:20 AM

One taken to hospital from bus wreck

One R-S Central High School bus rider was transported to Rutherford Regional Medical Center on Wednesday morning after the school bus was hit in the rear on Ridgecrest Street in Rutherfordton.


News: Spindale View All »

May. 24, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

RCC hosts annual volunteer banquet

Rutherford Correctional Center (RCC) held its annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet at Father's Vineyard in Spindale reently.


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Shenandoah Drive residents remain frustrated, confused

More than two months have passed since residents of Shenandoah Drive first addressed the Spindale Board of Commissioners concerning the clearing of 1/3 acre of land located on the right side of the road shortly after entering the neighborhood.


May. 22, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

Creating an ultimate community partnership

More partnerships are on the horizon for Rutherford County and North Carolina State University.