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Jul. 18, 2014 @ 04:06 AM

Isothermal offering new hospitality classes

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute training program will be offered at Isothermal Community College, president Walter Dalton announced Wednesday.

Dalton made the announcement  Wednesday during a luncheon meeting at the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa that was attended by more than 40 officials from tourism agencies, Rutherford County government and chambers of commerce.

Jul. 17, 2014 @ 04:50 AM

Second primary sees strong turnout

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s Second Primary Election was 9.6 percent.

Rutherford County voters had just one race to decide — the Republican nomination for Clerk of Court — but Election Director Debbie Bedford said the turnout was surprising.

Jul. 15, 2014 @ 04:31 AM

Aldridge, Owens vying for nomination

If early voting is an indication of today's voter turn-out, it could be a record breaker for a Second Primary election.

Republican Clerk of Court candidates Tammy Aldridge and Steve Owens are seeking their party's nomination to run in the November General Election.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

Local outreach and education

Julia Savoy and Ben Bradley are participating in everything from cooking classes to cattle operations as two of this year's summer interns at the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Center in Rutherford County.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

Spindale board adopts golf cart ordinance

The Spindale Board of Commissioners adopted a town ordinance on Monday evening to regulate the operation of electric powered golf carts and utility task vehicles upon public streets or roads within town limits, effective immediately.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 07:15 AM

Spindale's newest commissioner

Benjamin Edwards took his seat among the Spindale Board of Commissioners after being sworn in as the board's newest member on Monday evening.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 04:55 AM

Complaints about animal shelter results in changes

A complaint from a member of the public to the state's Animal Welfare Section in Raleigh regarding conditions at the Rutherford County Animal Shelter has led to stricter measures and recommendations to clean the shelter.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 03:19 AM

Early voting starts with 143 casting ballots

Clerk of Court candidates Tammy Aldridge and Steve Owens stood across the street from the Board of Elections office and displayed campaign posters Thursday morning as early voters arrived to cast their votes in the July 15 primary election. 

Early voting began Thursday as 143 people cast ballots by 3:40 p.m.

Jul. 04, 2014 @ 03:05 AM

Guevara wins at PBL nationals

Amanda Guevara is Isothermal Community College's (ICC) first national Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) winner.

Guevara, who just completed her first year at ICC, took home first place in management concepts during the National Phi Beta Lambda Conference at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee June 24-28. She also placed sixth in marketing concepts.

Jul. 01, 2014 @ 04:10 AM

Spindale's assistant police chief retires

On June 24, Spindale Assistant Chief Glen T. Harmon retired form service with the Spindale Police Department.