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Sep. 05, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Ready for a free fair?

Food, rides and fellowship is what the Colfax Free Fair in Ellenboro is all about. And it's that time again. 

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

3 eyeing District 4 Commission seat

Incumbent District 4 county commissioner Bo Richard, now an independent after switching from a Republican, faces two challengers for re-election. Republican Michael Benfield and Democrat Sandra Butler Weeks are also vying for the seat.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Need weekend plans?

For those that still have energy after trick-or-treating, there are a few more activities happening across the county this weekend.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Greenville Textile Heritage Band coming to Cliffside Sunday

The Greenville Textile Heritage Band is bringing its performance to the Cliffside Elementary School Auditorium at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Keller, King seek District 1 Commission spot

Democrat Deborah Keller and Republican Bryan King are vying for the District 1 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Broughton, Toney tangle for District 5 Commission seat

Democrat Loyce Broughton and Republican Alan Toney are seeking the District 5 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


News: Bostic View All »

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 04:44 PM

Juvenile located, back with family

Elizabeth Mitchell, 15, of Bostic, was located and returned home safely late Wednesday evening by Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives after having been reported missing since last Friday.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Missing teen located and returned home

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office reported late Wednesday that Elizabeth Mitchell has been found and returned home safely.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:35 PM

Bostic teen reported missing

Elizabeth Mitchell, 15, a white female with auburn hair and brown eyes, was reported missing from Bostic on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

Award winning photographer leading workshop in Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will host its biannual Shutterbugs Nature Photography Workshop led by award-winning WNC photographer Jeff Miller on Saturday and Sunday, Nov.  1-2  from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in the Park. Chimney Rock’s fall colors are expected to peak around this time, presenting a vibrant landscape with yellow, red and orange hues for leaf peeping shutterbugs.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Wald appointed to fill council vacancy

Former Chimney Rock Village Council member Bob Wald was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Rose Senehi during Tuesday night's meeting of the council.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:24 AM

Board will accept member's resignation

Chimney Rock Village Council will formally accept the resignation of former Mayor Pro-tem Rose Sehehi at the regular business meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Senehi's term expires November 2015. Senehi notified Mayor Barbara Melisi and board members of her intentions to resign. Senehi said she believes she can best serve Chimney Rock Village through the sale of her books that are set in the Village.


News: Ellenboro View All »

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Pumpkins galore

There were pumpkins galore at Ellenboro Elementary School on Wednesday during the school's annual Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Suspect in missing girl case arrested on statutory rape charge

Brian Seth Laughter, 20, the Ellenboro man who was arrested for his involvement in the case of a missing juvenile last week, was taken into custody again Friday on a charge of statutory rape/sexual offense with a defendant more than four but less than six years apart in age.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

Suspect in missing girl case arrested on statutory rape charge

Brian Seth Laughter, 20, the Ellenboro man who was arrested for his involvement in the case of a missing juvenile last week, was taken into custody again Friday on a charge of statutory rape/sexual offense with a defendant more than four but less than six years apart in age.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Early voting starts today

Voting for the 2014 General Election begins today in Rutherford County.


News: Forest City View All »

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Celebrating another successful Relay For Life

Cancer survivors, caregivers, teams members, event organizers and supporters gathered Tuesday evening at a wrap up dinner and ceremony celebrating the 18th Annual Relay For Life of Rutherford County and the raising of nearly $160,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS).


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

3 eyeing District 4 Commission seat

Incumbent District 4 county commissioner Bo Richard, now an independent after switching from a Republican, faces two challengers for re-election. Republican Michael Benfield and Democrat Sandra Butler Weeks are also vying for the seat.



News: Lake Lure View All »

Oct. 19, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Artisan festival is one-of-a-kind

"This is such a wonderful event for the community and it has certainly grown over the years," said Hickory Nut Gorge Outreach (HNGO) Director Hope Wittmer, as she scanned the vendors and crowd of festival-goers at the Fall Lake Lure Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday afternoon.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Celebrating pastor's 43 anniversary

St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 194 St. Johns Church Road, Lake Lure is hosting a special program at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 19, to honor pastor, Rev. Edgar Lee Waters, Jr. for his 43rd years at the church.


Oct. 12, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

PHOTO: What's that?

As more than 600 people gathered at the official ground breaking of the new Lake Lure Classical Academy recently, Russ Pitts, a founding board member of the school, flew his small "drone" high above the crowd and the school property, to the delight of more than 325 school children attending. 


News: Ruth View All »

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.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

County Commissioners meeting rescheduled

Rutherford County Commissioners will not meet for its regular business session Monday at 6 p.m. due to the Labor Day holiday.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 02:27 PM

Red Cross blood drives

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:


News: Rutherfordton View All »

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 07:08 PM

Officers make drug, weapon arrests

Two Forest City men were arrested after Rutherford County Sheriff’s officers found a gun, cocaine, marijuana and digital scales in a vehicle during a traffic stop.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

The all-stars are back

A cast of all-star dancers are back in class for the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars of Rutherford County.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

Padgett, Ockert featured in fourth Art at the Library Show

Lynn Padgett and Judy M. Ockert are featured artists for the Art at the Library Show at Norris Public Library, Rutherfordton.


News: Spindale View All »

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Early voting ends Saturday; turnout larger than 2010

Early voting and absentee voting numbers are continuing to rise and are an indication of voting across North Carolina.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Flu shots, blood work and free screenings

Seniors age 55 and older are invited to take advantage of a variety of health-related offerings and free screenings at the annual health fair and flu clinic at the Rutherford County Senior center this Thursday morning, 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:26 AM

Farm Bureau photo contest

The Rutherford County Farm Bureau is having a photo contest with $50 going to the grand prize winner.