In the 1970s, when most movies were made in Hollywood, Earl Owensby of Cliffside decided to build a studio — and create his own independent movies — in North Carolina. Earl Owensby Studios, in Shelby, opened in 1973 and proved that feature films could be produced east of California. In addition to directing and producing, Owensby played leading roles in several of his movies, such as “Death Driver” and “Living Legend: The King of Rock and Roll.”
Police officers and firefighters competed in the sixth annual Guns & Hoses charity softball game at McNair Field on Saturday afternoon, raising money for the American Cancer Society through Rutherford County's Relay For Life and Hospice of Rutherford County.
The 720 acres of sparkling water comprising Lake Lure and the surrounding charm of the scenic town that nearly 1,200 people call home is featured in a 20-page spread in Our State magazine's August 2015 issue.
State and local law enforcement officers arrested 1,785 drunk drivers during “Operation Firecracker,” the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s July Fourth holiday “Booze It & Lose It” enforcement campaign.
The Town of Rutherfordton was crowned the winner of the best Main Street Fourth as ranked by the National Main Street Center.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) and the North Carolina Division of Law Enforcement Wildlife Resources Commission recently released the totals for the "On the Road, On the Water, Don't Drink and Drive" campaign held over the Fourth of July holiday, July 3-5.
The North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) announced a preliminary number of 10 motorists who died on state highways during the July Fourth holiday period.
North Carolina is unveiling a new state license plate in recognition of the state’s historic role in the creation of the United States.
Unemployment rates increased in 97 North Carolina counties in May, decreased in two counties and remained unchanged in one county.
In a victory for pro-life advocates, the Supreme Court today reversed a lower court decision striking down Choose Life license plates in North Carolina. Legislators in the Tar Heel State had petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that barred the state from issuing “Choose Life” license plates.