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Sep. 19, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Truck driver charged in fatal wreck

The driver of a dump truck involved in a fatal collision Monday morning has been charged in the accident.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

PHOTO: Back to church Sunday

Ten Rutherford County churches have joined the national effort to encourage church members to invite their families and friends to church this Sunday, Sept. 21. 


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 08:40 AM

Rutherfordton to allow approved murals downtown

After weeks of patiently awaiting a decision from Rutherfordton Town Council concerning the painting of a mural on a facade in downtown Rutherfordton, business owner Enrique Vega got some good news.


Sep. 19, 2014 @ 07:45 AM

Raising hope, awareness to find a cure

While buckets of ice water continue to be dumped over heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS, Dick Craft of Rutherfordton is organizing a different kind of event this Saturday to bring attention to the disease.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

R-S Central alumni gathering Saturday

There is a reunion for R-S Central High School Alumni on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the home of Jack and Kathy Conner, members of the Class of 1970 and the Class of 1972, respectively.


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:25 AM

R-S Central MCJROTC Goes to Shooting Camp

The R-S Central Marine Corps JROTC Rifle Team went to Anniston, Alabama during the summer for a week long skills camp. The camp is run by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and is a key element in R-S Central’s continued competitive success. 


Sep. 18, 2014 @ 08:22 AM

Hilltoppers are loud and proud

The R-S Central High School Hilltopper cheerleading squad has a lot of new faces this year and many of them are seniors. 

One of those faces is Makayla Crawford, who is also on the volleyball team. She said she has wanted to cheer since she was a freshman. 


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

FAA: Funds can be recovered from Owens’ purchase

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the state should recover funds used to purchase 10 acres of land, owned by County Commissioner Julius Owens, adjacent to the Rutherford County Airport in excess of the appraised value.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

State approved Airport land purchase

Emails sent from the North Carolina Division of Aviation to Rutherford County officials show the state signed off on the Rutherford County Airport Authority’s purchase of 10 acres of land and buildings owned by Rutherford County Commissioner Julius Owens.


Sep. 17, 2014 @ 09:50 AM

Marks indicted on four felony charges

The man who kept officers from Rutherford and Henderson counties at bay during an eight hour stand-off was indicted on four felony charges Monday by the Rutherford County Grand Jury.