Under the Dome

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Revenue Department "in good shape"

The Rutherford County Revenue Department is in good shape, according to findings released by state and county officials.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Spindale's wastewater treatment plant is 'on track'

The Spindale Board of Commissioners continued its discussion of the wastewater treatment plant and received updates on the rehabilitation project from SDG Engineering during the regular monthly meeting Monday.

"We are on track with the treatment plant," said Cameron McHargue, on behalf of SDG Engineering.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 07:20 AM

Garrison named county manager

County Commissioners unanimously voted Monday afternoon to appoint Steve Garrison as the new manager for Rutherford County.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Upset bids being received for Caroleen property

Rutherford County is soliciting upset bids for the purchase of a 14.5-acre piece of property at 214 Henrietta Street in the Caroleen community. The property also includes a building.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

County starts process for new 911 center

A new state law mandates counties have a viable backup for their 911 communications centers.

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 04:16 PM

Lake Lure council meeting Tuesday

When the Lake Lure Town Board meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday council will consider approving a request from the 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa concerning the rental of the gazebo in Morse Park for specified dates in 2016. 

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Finance Officer Scherer resigns

The finance officer for the Town of Forest City has submitted her resignation.

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

Aldridge named county information coordinator

Kim Aldridge is the new public information coordinator for Rutherford County.

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

Occupancy taxes increasing

The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) met recently and announced occupancy taxes collected from lodging properties across Rutherford County has increased 13.87 percent thus far in fiscal year 2014-15. 

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

Winker named EMS Medical Director

A family practitioner in Spindale has been named the new Medical Director for Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

OUR VIEW: Perhaps an end to gerrymandering

It may be a tiresome phrase used traditionally when referring to political wrangling, but in this case gerrymandering is accurate.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 10:19 AM

County approves library bid

Rutherford County Commissioners approved spending $526,258 to construct a new library facility next to the new EMS station in Henrietta.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 08:17 AM

County bond rating high

Citing stability, Fitch Ratings firm, based in New York, gave Rutherford County high marks regarding its general obligation (GO) and limited obligation bonds (LOB).

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

Commission approves agreement with CPC

Rutherford County Commissioners unanimously approved a license agreement for the Community Pet Center (CPC) to operate the Animal Control facility in Rutherfordton.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

$346,217 approved in street re-surfacing projects

Ten Forest City streets were approved for repaving by Town Council Monday night when it met for its regular business meeting. 

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 10:37 AM

Commission set to discuss Sheriff’s issues

Four issues pertaining to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s department will be discussed by Rutherford County Commissioners at 6 p.m. Monday.

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

Zoning issue on tap for Bostic Council

When Bostic Town Council meets at 6 p.m. Monday the board will readdress the issue of zoning from last month's meeting.

Jan. 30, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

Commission begins search for next manager

The search for the next Rutherford County Manager began Thursday when Rutherford County Commissioners met in closed session to begin interviewing candidates.

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.