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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:38 AM

Attorney ask for change of venue

Motions filed by the attorney representing five members of the Word of Faith Fellowship are scheduled to be held Wednesday in Superior Court.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

County receiving bids on property

Bids on county-owned properties were opened Tuesday at the Rutherford County Annex.  There were upset bids on some properties and other properties had no additional bids.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Keeping unwanted medications out of the wrong hands

More than 45,000 dosages of medication were collected during the Operation Medicine Drop of Rutherford County spring campaign, which was held Saturday, March 21 at four locations around the county.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 07:54 AM

'We beat everybody'

R-S Central's MCJROTC rifle team is the top team in the nation. 


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

Scanner Traffic: March 24, 2015

Rutherfordton Police are asking for the public's assistance in an investigation concerning a breaking and entering at Top Dollar Pawn located at 561 Railroad Avenue.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 07:45 AM

Teen's father pleads guilty to firearm charges

Charles Franklin McDowell, 52, of Ledbetter Road in Spindale, pleaded guilty to failure to secure a firearm from a minor and possession of firearm by a felon in Superior Court on Monday morning.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 05:27 PM

D.A. discusses animal cruelty during public meeting

Animal rescuers and concerned residents joined District Attorney Ted Bell at a public town hall meeting Wednesday evening at the Rutherford County Courthouse to hear why the animal cruelty charges against Lora Jackson Lancaster were amended and to discuss the state and county laws concerning animal cruelty.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Need plans for the weekend?

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is partnering with other local law enforcement agencies, United Way's Community Engagement Team, Safe Kids of Rutherford County, the State Bureau of Investigation and other local sponsors to hold the fifth annual Operation Medicine Drop take-back event on Saturday.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 09:59 AM

Hospital initiates new patient safety, quality measures

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) has announced a number of new initiatives focused on patient safety and quality. Under the guidance of Duke LifePoint (DLP), with whom RRHS affiliated in 2014, the new measures follow a “deep dive” assessment of patient care at RRHS conducted by DLP in the fall.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

McDowell found guilty of assault, not guilty of murder

With their hands grasped together and tissues at the ready, family members and friends of Tyric McDowell let out sighs of relief as the jury delivered a not guilty verdict of attempted first-degree murder Tuesday afternoon in Rutherford County Superior Court.