Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.
New North Carolina laws involving coal ash, specialty license plates and the regulation of alcoholic beverages are being implemented starting in October.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing.
Could the Rutherford County Health Department help with issues at the Rutherford County Animal Control facility?
The State of North Carolina has fined the Rutherford County Animal Control facility $5,000 for violating five provisions of the North Carolina Administrative Code.
While it’s not located in Rutherford County, the Tryon International Equestrian Center has the potential to have an impact on tourism.
If Republican Thom Tillis were running for the U.S. Senate from the state of North Piedmont, he’d be clearly favored to defeat incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan. Alternatively, if Hagan represented the state of Trianglia, she’d be such a shoo-in that we’d all lose interest in the race.
Since implementing co-mingled recycling in October 2013, Rutherford County has seen an increase in the amount of recycling materials it takes in.
Tax cuts are great.
Rutherford County Commissioners have implemented a resolution to make turning roads over to the North Carolina Department of Transportation easier.
The state’s jobless rate increased for the second consecutive month.
Amid the decision to fast-track expansion of the runway at the Rutherford County Airport, the county’s Economic Development Commission (EDC) is not completely sold on the project.
Gov. Pat McCrory is putting Interstate 74 near the top of his transportation priorities.
In March 2013, the thought of interstate designation for U.S. 74 from I-26 to Wilmington was nothing more than a dream of county officials in Rutherford, Cleveland and Polk counties.
Just before Labor Day, the publicly available polls of likely voters had incumbent U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan roughly tied with Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Since Labor Day, the polling average has shifted about three points in Hagan’s direction.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the state should recover funds used to purchase 10 acres of land, owned by County Commissioner Julius Owens, adjacent to the Rutherford County Airport in excess of the appraised value.
Emails sent from the North Carolina Division of Aviation to Rutherford County officials show the state signed off on the Rutherford County Airport Authority’s purchase of 10 acres of land and buildings owned by Rutherford County Commissioner Julius Owens.
Two local organizations that receive funding from the Town of Forest City will not not have to have audits for the 2014-15 fiscal year as requested in a letter from the town in August 2013.
The county is quickly advancing a plan to expand the Rutherford County Airport, said County Manager Carl Classen.
French aristocrat Antoine de Saint Exupéry said “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
When Chimney Rock Village Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the board will review and discuss solid waste fees and Rutherford County Collections. The meeting will be held in the community room of the fire station on Terrace Drive.
A Whistleblower Policy will be considered Monday by Forest City Town Council when it meets for the regular business meeting at 6 p.m.
A new southeastern EMS station has been a vision for several years.
All politics is local, and sometimes it's loco. In Texas, our most abundant resource is ludicrous politicians (see also: Gohmert, Louie), but as much as it pains me to admit it, the craziest congressional candidate this year comes from California where Carl DeMaio is in a tight race to become the latest lunatic in the asylum we all call Congress.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory won't say how he plans to handle a proposed new law regulating Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pit that he's suggested includes an unconstitutional provision.