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Apr. 24, 2015 @ 09:38 AM

RS Central student competes in chicken showing

Darrell Garland’s interest in animals began at an early age. For most of his life he has been around poultry. His grandfather, Jim Garland, owned chickens and Darrell says it was his influence that led to him beginning to show poultry competitively at shows. The walls of his home are decorated with awards from these shows.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Showing appreciation for law enforcement officers

Rutherford County is home to many men and women in law enforcement who risk their lives every day to keep communities safe.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Grand Jury returns 44 indictments

The Rutherford County Grand Jury returned 44 bills of indictment when they met in session Monday morning at the courthouse.

Apr. 24, 2015 @ 07:53 AM

Applications accepted through June 12

Rutherford County is  accepting applications for North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program subgrants through June 12. Application forms and grant guidelines are available on the Rutherford County website at or may be picked up at the Rutherford County Annex office Monday — Friday between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Applications must be received no later than 5 p.m., June 12.

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 10:35 AM

The sun, the moon and the stars come to Trinity

The sun, the moon and the stars came to Trinity Christian School via California on Wednesday. 

Apr. 23, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

Lancaster's animal cruelty conviction appealed

Lora Jackson Lancaster's attorney, David Rogers, gave notice of appeal of her animal cruelty conviction Monday afternoon.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 08:44 AM

Teaming up for special education

Shay Guffey and Vonda Kay Rollins make a great special education team at R-S Central High School. They are both former Hilltoppers, graduated from Appalachian State University and love what they do.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 08:26 AM

Health survey currently underway in Rutherford County

Rutherford County is currently undergoing a community health assessment, a gathering of data via the telephone from local citizens to better understand and appraise the physical state of Rutherford County residents and overall health of the western North Carolina region.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Commissioners will tour R-S Middle School

The Rutherford County Commissioners will tour R-S Middle School during a meeting with the Rutherford County Board of Education (BOE) on Wednesday at 12 noon at R-S Middle.

Apr. 21, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Rutherfordton man facing kidnapping, assault charges

Mark Adam Barnes, 46, of Rock Corner Road in Rutherfordton, is in custody at the Rutherford County Detention Center under a $112,000 secured bond for multiple charges stemming from an April 5 domestic violence incident.