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May. 28, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

New single registration sticker

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles has begun issuing a single registration renewal sticker.  Changing from the current dual sticker setup to a single sticker will result in significant cost savings for the state.

May. 27, 2015 @ 08:13 AM

Named to multi-state rural education initiative

Rutherford County Schools, along with five other North Carolina counties and four additional states, will partner with NC New Schools in an expanded effort to open doors to higher education for more students in rural communities. Duplin, Harnett, Hertford, Rutherford, Scotland and Surry counties and agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi and South Carolina will join the Rural Innovative Schools initiative, funded by a $20 million federal grant and additional private investment.

May. 24, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Rutherfordton couple recognized conservation work

North Carolina’s 24 local land trusts presented their annual awards on deserving winners during a lunch celebration at the land trusts’ annual meeting at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville May 15.

May. 22, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Safe and sober on land and sea

In North Carolina, a driver or vessel operator with a blood-alcohol concentration that meets or exceeds .08 or is appreciably impaired by alcohol and/or drugs is subject to arrest.

May. 20, 2015 @ 08:06 AM

House Bill close to becoming law

An amendment to House Bill 110 that affected only Davie County was adopted Monday by the State Senate and subsequently passed the third reading of the full bill in the Senate. The bill changes the way some counties, including Rutherford,  hold Board of Education elections.

May. 19, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Teaching law enforcement how to respond to mental health crises

Fifteen individuals including one magistrate, one detention center administrator and 13 officers from four local law enforcement agencies graduated Friday from the first-ever Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program held in Rutherford County.

May. 19, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Buckle up in every seat, day and night

North Carolina has long been recognized as a national leader in highway safety since being the first state to launch the "Click It or Ticket" campaign in 1993.

May. 15, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Sniffing out criminal activity, providing protection

Ace, Rex, Rocky and Karma are not your average individuals on the police force. They are furry, four-legged beings with a keen sense of smell which they use for confiscating controlled substances, tracking suspects, searching buildings and protecting officers as part of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) K-9 Program.

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

DOT sends out first customer survey

The N.C. Department of Transportation began mailing out the department’s first-ever customer survey this week. Randomly selected citizens will receive a paper copy in the mail in the coming week to help NCDOT find out what North Carolina residents think about various services. Additional citizen feedback will be collected online.

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

House Bill 110 recalled Thursday

North Carolina House Bill 110, that will change Board of Education elections if approved, passed the third reading in the Senate Thursday but was subsequently recalled for the third reading.