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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: (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.

May. 21, 2015 @ 07:52 AM

Involvement in equestrian center is priority

The chairman of the Economic Development Commission (EDC)  board said Wednesday it is an “absolute necessity” that EDC becomes involved with the Tryon International Equestrian Center in a major way.

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:42 AM

Certified for the future

Middle school students are getting a head start on their futures. With their latest certification the students can pursue jobs as doctors, engineers, software programmers and many others. 


May. 19, 2015 @ 08:55 AM

PHOTO: Car runs off road; man injured

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Horton and emergency medical personnel were at the scene of a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon where O'Dell Salmon, 68, of Rutherfordton was injured. Salmon was traveling west in a Volkswagen Rabbit convertible when he ran off Coxe Road in a curve near Bob Hardin Road, Rutherfordton. After running off the road, the car struck a tree and spun around in the opposite direction. Salmon was entrapped in the vehicle and Rutherfordton firefighters had to cut him out Horton said it appeared he had on a seat belt. Salmon was transported to Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Rutherford County EMS, Rutherford County Rescue and sheriff's officers also assisted at the scene.

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:17 AM


The following are the most recent obituaries reported as of 5-19-2015

May. 19, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

PHOTO: Building another Habitat home

Mark Martin, human resources manager at Timken's Shiloh plant, presents a $76,000 check to Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Kim Freeman (right) as Sheila Cain, Habitat resource director joins them. This will be the second Timken Foundation-sponsored Habitat home in Rutherford County.  The first was dedicated to the Chassidy Brown Miller family 2013.

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

National Hospital Week observed

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) recognizes National Hospital Week through Saturday, May 16,  an annual commemoration that celebrates the people, organizations and technologies that make trustworthy, reliable healthcare available in communities nationwide.

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

County budget sessions underway

County Commissioners spent about an hour Wednesday afternoon reviewing the 2015-16 budget message. Commissioners requested additional information from Rutherford County Schools regarding the local budget request. Finance Officer Paula Roach said the information will be discussed when the board meets at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 20  for the second in a series of budget workshops.