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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Water Resources Fund grants to benefit waterways

Fifteen organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are the first to receive $1 million in grants from the Water Resources Fund to improve local water quality.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art


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. 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. 18, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Multi-agency checkpoint targets impaired driving

In conjunction with the kickoff of the St. Patrick's Day Booze It & Lose It campaign, police officers from Forest City and Spindale, deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) troopers combined enforcement efforts to zero in on drunk drivers during multi-agency DWI (driving while impaired) checkpoints in Forest City last Friday night.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 04:05 PM

District Attorney schedules town hall meeting

Following last week's return of dozens of animals seized from a puppy mill, District Attorney Ted Bell has scheduled a public town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Rutherford County Courthouse to discuss why the animal cruelty charges against Lora Jackson Lancaster were amended.

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 08:18 AM

Carrie Ruff in Raleigh

 Local student serves as Page in Raleigh

Mar. 15, 2015 @ 07:45 AM

Animals seized in local puppy mill ordered returned

More than 50 abused and neglected animals rescued from a Henrietta puppy mill last October — and subsequently adopted to loving homes across the country — were ordered to return to Rutherford County on Friday and Saturday.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

'Never give up until they buckle up'

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced Thursday its first-ever, national advertising campaign aimed at parents of children ages 8-14 to make sure their tweens are consistently and properly wearing their seat belt every time the car is moving.

Mar. 13, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Law enforcement cracking down on impaired driving

In addition to remembering to wear green on St. Patrick's Day, motorists should also plan to designate a sober driver during any celebrations over a holiday weekend.