Under the Dome

Jan. 21, 2015 @ 10:11 AM

County gets draft agreement for Animal Control

Rutherford County Commissioners took their first look at a draft agreement regarding operations at the Animal Control facility during a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20.


Jan. 20, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

CAMPBELL: The ‘free as practicable’ North Carolina Promise

Filmmaker Steve Channing’s excellent “A Generation of Change” on UNC-TV, was a stark reminder of post-war North Carolina, a state wracked by poverty, poor health and uneducated citizens.


Jan. 18, 2015 @ 01:45 PM

County to discuss personnel issues

Rutherford County Commissioners have decisions to make about additional staffing requested by Sheriff Chris Francis as well as what to do with the management of the Animal Control facility.


Jan. 16, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

OUR VIEW: Latest revenue report signals need to watch

A revenue report shows some potential problems for the North Carolina General Assembly as they ready for the 2015 session.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 08:29 AM

OUR VIEW: Room for optimism with new session

Wednesday marked a lot of newness as the North Carolina General Assembly was called to order for the 2015 session.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 08:28 AM

HOOD: In praise of political mavericks

Now that Republicans are leading both chambers in Congress and in the North Carolina legislature, intra-party differences will garner more attention than they have in the past — particularly from those hoping the new GOP majorities will be chaotic, disastrous, and short-lived.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 11:59 AM

NCDOT proposed changes in driver license exams

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 27, to solicit comments regarding the proposed N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles North Carolina Administrative Code (19A NCAC 03B .0201) rule change relating to driver license examinations.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

Hager: Growing economy target for GA

The North Carolina General Assembly will open the 2015 long session at 9 a.m. today, if weather permits, but with ice possible in Raleigh, the opening may move to 1 p.m. or Thursday, according to Rep. Mike Hager.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 12:38 PM

Ellenboro Aldermen meet Tuesday

When Ellenboro Aldermen met at 6 p.m. today at Town Hall, they will hear from residents regarding increases in utility bills due to problems.


Jan. 13, 2015 @ 10:27 AM

OUR VIEW: Time to restore tax credits

Municipal leaders will be keeping a close eye on Raleigh during the 2015 General Assembly session that begins this week.


Jan. 11, 2015 @ 01:53 PM

County, fire districts receive clean reports

Rutherford County received a “clean” audit for fiscal year 2013-14 while compilation reports for the county’s fire districts showed no issues.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 10:03 AM

Tax collection payments delayed by county

Rutherford County has not made property tax collection payments to municipalities since September 2014.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 01:40 PM

NC school board approves new grading scale for high school

North Carolina high school students will have more leeway to earn better grades starting with the next academic year which begins in August.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

County trying to sell off property

Rutherford County is trying to unload three pieces of property it owns.


Jan. 08, 2015 @ 08:03 AM

HOOD: Burr favored in duel

Pretty much as soon as the polls closed on Election Day 2014, the political prognosticators began laying bets on what will happen by Election Day 2016. At the national level, attention quickly focused on the seemingly endless parade of Republicans seeking to take on Hillary Clinton.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

ABC store’s cash flow in question

Although the Alcohol Control Beverage (ABC) store in Forest City is not audited by the town’s CPA, Don Heath, a question arose Monday night after Heath presented the town’s audit during the regular council meeting.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Sheriff may be justified, but funds hard to come by

Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis said it was difficult to ask for more deputies.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:51 AM

News is good from auditor, electric consultant

Good news from the town's auditor and its electric consultant was the order of business when Forest City Town Council met for its first business session of the year Monday night.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Commission holds off on deputy request

Rutherford County commissioners decided to get more information before deciding on whether to grant Sheriff Chris Francis more road deputies and detention officers.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

CAMPBELL: 15 to watch in 2015

No matter how good the crystal ball, it is impossible to predict what will happen in 2015. Perhaps it will be easier to identify the people likely to either make or respond to North Carolina news events.


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 01:33 PM

Money matters on tap in Forest City

Money matters will be on the minds of Forest City Town Council when they meet at 6 p.m. Monday for the regular business meeting.


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 12:54 PM

Bostic meeting at 6 p.m. Monday

Isothermal Planning Development Commission director Jim Edwards is scheduled to meet with Bostic Commissioners at 6 p.m. Monday.


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

Sheriff to discuss increase in deputies

Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis will present a request for 10 new deputies Monday, Jan. 5 to the Rutherford County Commission when it meets at 6 p.m.


Jan. 02, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

RRHS penalized for patient safety

A report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has penalized over 700 hospitals, including Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS).


Jan. 02, 2015 @ 09:28 AM

Bell taking oath in Superior Court today

Ted Bell, newly elected district attorney for Rutherford and McDowell counties, will be sworn into office at 9 a.m. Friday at the Rutherford County Courthouse.