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Jul. 29, 2015 @ 08:51 AM

Tar Heel film legend to present at N.C. Museum of History

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.”


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Camaraderie, community, charity

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.


Jul. 26, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The magic and beauty of Lake Lure

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.


Jul. 21, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Over 1,700 DWI arrests made during “Operation Firecracker”

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.


Jul. 14, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Rutherfordton selected as best Main Street Fourth

The Town of Rutherfordton was crowned the winner of the best Main Street Fourth as ranked by the National Main Street Center.


Jul. 09, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

NCHP, Wildlife Commission release campaign results

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.


Jul. 07, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

NCHP reports 10 fatalities over holiday weekend

The North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) announced a preliminary number of 10 motorists who died on state highways during the July Fourth holiday period.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:31 AM

‘First In Freedom’ state license plate revealed

North Carolina is unveiling a new state license plate in recognition of the state’s historic role in the creation of the United States.


Jul. 02, 2015 @ 07:41 AM

Jobless rate increases in May

Unemployment rates increased in 97 North Carolina counties in May, decreased in two counties and remained unchanged in one county.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Supreme Court decision supports choose life license plates

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.