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.

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Visual arts guild events

New classes at the Rutherford Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main Street, in Rutherfordton are:


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Two inducted into honor society

Gardner-Webb University inducted 36 new members into the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society for adult students on Nov. 9.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Camp Erin serves 50 grieving children

Hospice of Rutherford County conducted Camp Erin Nov. 7- 9 at South Mountain Christian Camp in Bostic. This camping experience was for children and teens who experienced the death of someone close to them.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Christmas classic hits stage

Nancy Winker of Rutherfordton and Harry Grymes play Ralphie’s parents in Tryon Little Theater’s upcoming show, “A Christmas Story” and although The Old Man is jubilant and proud of his prize-winning leg lamp, Mother isn’t quite so enamored.  The play runs Dec.  4-7 and Dec.  11-14 at TLT’s Workshop, 516 South Trade St. in Tryon.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Nelle Parton celebrates her 100th with family and friends

Surrounded by nearly 100 family members and friends, Nelle Parton celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday at her home outside of Rutherfordton. On Sunday her church family at Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness hosted another birthday dinner.


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Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

Camp Erin serves 50 grieving children

Hospice of Rutherford County conducted Camp Erin Nov. 7- 9 at South Mountain Christian Camp in Bostic. This camping experience was for children and teens who experienced the death of someone close to them.


Nov. 19, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

Temperatures could break records

Record cold temperatures are predicted for areas of Rutherford County early this morning, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at the Greenville Spartanburg Airport.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

Sunshine Elementary honors veterans

Sunshine Elementary School recently honored veterans in many ways. Following students’ hands-on exhibit at the Rutherford County Veteran’s Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 8, the school continued to honor veterans during a flag raising ceremony on Monday, Nov. 10.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

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.


Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

Lake Lure police promote Umphlett

The Lake Lure Police Department is proud and pleased to announce the promotion of Officer Carl Umphlett to the rank of Corporal.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

Village Council to discuss planning recommendations

The Chimney Rock Village Council will hear a presentation on recommendations from the planning board when it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


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Nov. 16, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

Down where the bison roam

The weather at the 50-acre Big Springs Bison Farm outside of Ellenboro was perfect on Sunday. Nov. 4  for the 300 guests who stopped by.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Ellenboro man pleads to securities fraud

An Ellenboro man faces up to 20 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine after he pled guilty to one count of securities fraud.


Nov. 14, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

Woody Durham hits airwaves on WNCW

Broadcasting legend Woody Durham, most well-known as the Voice of the Tar Heels for more than four decades, will return to the airwaves in December on WNCW 88.7 FM.


Nov. 09, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

Brunson receives PBIS Leadership Award

Jennifer Brunson was recently selected as a recipient for the first North Carolina Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Leadership Award.


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Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:10 AM

Happy Hunger Games!

Students at Chase High School participated in the 3rd Annual Hunger Games Challenge this week, competing against each other to see who could come out as the winner. The challenge is based on the young adult series written by Suzanne Collins.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 08:25 AM

Are you ready for some donkey ball?

The gym at Chase High School was full for a basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 15, but the people weren't there to see high school basketball players. They were there to see donkeys.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 09:16 AM

Facebook’s impact figures

 Keven McCammon, the site manager at Facebook’s Forest City Data Center, presented Facebook’s impact figures to the Town of Forest City during the town council’s regular meeting Monday night.


News: Lake Lure View All »

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Paying it Forward with faith and fellowship

Pastor Anton Roos and membership decided the an addition was needed to the 1,100 square foot building on U.S. 64/74 in order for the church to grow and to serve the ministerial needs of the community.


Nov. 16, 2014 @ 09:57 AM

Christmas tour at Bill's Mountain

Five homes plus the clubhouse of Vista at Bill’s Mountain in Lake Lure will be sharing their beautiful homes and  fantastic views with the public for the annual Fairfield Mountains Chapel Women of the  Church Christmas Walk on Monday, Dec.  8 from 9 a.m. to noon.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

Lake Lure board approves road work

 Lake Lure Town Council reviewed an engineering assessment of Boys Camp Road when the board met for its regular meeting Tuesday night.


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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.


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.


News: Rutherfordton View All »

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Visual arts guild events

New classes at the Rutherford Visual Arts Center, 160 N. Main Street, in Rutherfordton are:


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Nelle Parton celebrates her 100th with family and friends

Surrounded by nearly 100 family members and friends, Nelle Parton celebrated her 100th birthday last Saturday at her home outside of Rutherfordton. On Sunday her church family at Shingle Hollow Congregational Holiness hosted another birthday dinner.


Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:19 AM

Grand Jury hands down 14 indictments

The Rutherford County Grand Jury returned 14 bills of indictments after they met Monday, Nov. 17 in Rutherford County.


News: Spindale View All »

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

Changes coming to Spindale sewer, sanitation fee collections

Spindale residents can expect slight changes concerning the collecting and payment of utility sewer and sanitation fees.


Nov. 21, 2014 @ 09:01 AM

First and foremost a public servant

After nearly five months of what Mayor Mickey Bland called a "difficult search," the Town of Spindale has welcomed Scott Webber as its new town manager.


Nov. 18, 2014 @ 09:35 AM

Zoning regulation for daycare outside space amended

The Spindale Board of Commissioners discussed a variety of topics during its regular meeting Monday night, ranging from town zoning regulations regarding outside space for preschools to updates to the wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation to new technology for the fire department.