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Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Harris receives 13-17 year prison sentence

Tyler Michael Harris, 24, of Bent Creek Drive in Rutherfordton pleaded guilty in Superior Court Thursday afternoon to attempted murder charges in conjunction with an incident on Nov. 11, 2011.

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:38 AM

Rutherfordton council approves town manager evaluation, pay increase

The Rutherfordton Town Council approved an evaluation of Town Manager Doug Barrick and a recommendation to increase his base pay by 5 percent during Wednesday's regular business meeting at Rutherfordton Town Hall.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:14 AM

New road design and innovation center

A  new road proposal and utility design for county-owned property off US Hwy. 74A and Daniel Road in Spindale will be discussed Monday by Rutherford County Commissioners.

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:40 AM

Washington sentenced to 10-13 years in prison

The man charged in the homicide of Jeffrey Lee James of Spindale in Sept. 2013 pled guilty in Superior Court Thursday morning.

Jul. 02, 2015 @ 07:59 AM

Fatality investigation ends; evidence going to DA’s office

The North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) reconstruction team and investigators returned to the scene of a double fatality this week to gather evidence from a car crash off Coxe Road near Rutherfordton. Two people died in the crash on Monday, June 21.

Jul. 01, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Rutherfordton council to discuss town manager evaluation

The Rutherfordton Town Council will discuss an evaluation of Town Manager Doug Barrick during tonight's regular business meeting at 5:30 at Rutherfordton Town Hall.

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 07:59 AM

McGinnis remains critical after car collision last week

Matthew McGinnis, 31, of Rutherfordton, remains in critical condition at Mission Hospital in Asheville where he has been a patient since last Monday due to injuries sustained in a car collision off Coxe Road near Rutherfordton.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Rutherford County

Residents and visitors to the area will have several opportunities this Friday and Saturday to celebrate an all-American Fourth of July in Rutherford County, with fun events and fireworks displays planned in Forest City, Rutherfordton, Gilkey and Lake Lure.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Gullier's Travels production Thursday

 Rutherford County Arts Council has announced the Summer Drama Camp production of Gulliver’s Travels will be presented on Thursday, July 2, at 7 p.m. in the Maple Street Theatre, 132 Maple Street in Rutherfordton.

Jun. 28, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Public hearing on TDA budget is Monday

When the Tourism Development Authority (TDA) board meets at noon on Monday, the public will have an opportunity to make comments on the proposed 2015-16 budget.