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Jan. 23, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

Rare occurence: Some jurors serve on two cases in one day

Two jury trials were heard in Rutherford County Superior Court on Wednesday and some of the same jury members heard both cases.


Jan. 23, 2015 @ 09:39 AM

'The fire service is where I belong'

Like most little boys, Dwayne Craig grew up wanting to be a firefighter or police officer. He chose to be the fireman.

"I grew up in the fire service with my dad taking me to the fire department when I was just 9 or 10 years old," Craig said. "Ever since then, I've never been out of the fire service."


Jan. 22, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

A new home for Lady

One lucky dog has survived a bow and arrow wound and has a new home thanks to a first-grade class at Pinnacle Elementary School. 


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 02:20 PM

RRHS Cancer Program announces certified patient navigators

The Cancer Program at Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has announced all of its cancer patient navigators now are fully certified.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

Weatherization projects funded by Duke

As many as 4,000 households, including homes in Rutherford County, may be eligible for an energy makeover, courtesy of a new Duke Energy program now available across the state. 


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 10:47 AM

UMLC receives $9,800 grant

Union Mills Learning Center, Inc. (UMLC) has received a $9,800 Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs grant by The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina to help fund the center’s Window Project that has been ongoing since the organization opened in 2000. 


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

County gets draft agreement for Animal Control

Rutherford County Commissioners took their first look at a draft agreement regarding operations at the Animal Control facility during a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20.


Jan. 21, 2015 @ 08:18 AM

Price reduction on imaging procedures

Pricing for many outpatient imaging procedures, including MRIs and CT Scans, has decreased at Rutherford Regional Health System. 


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 09:31 AM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rutherfordton community service held Sunday

The church was full and the message was loud and clear: Martin Luther King, Jr. would have seen the things happening in the world and the country today and been disappointed there was still much more work to be done.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 01:45 PM

County to discuss personnel issues

Rutherford County Commissioners have decisions to make about additional staffing requested by Sheriff Chris Francis as well as what to do with the management of the Animal Control facility.