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.
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.
Municipal leaders will be keeping a close eye on Raleigh during the 2015 General Assembly session that begins this week.
Rutherford County received a “clean” audit for fiscal year 2013-14 while compilation reports for the county’s fire districts showed no issues.
Rutherford County has not made property tax collection payments to municipalities since September 2014.
North Carolina high school students will have more leeway to earn better grades starting with the next academic year which begins in August.
Rutherford County is trying to unload three pieces of property it owns.
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.
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.
Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis said it was difficult to ask for more deputies.
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.
Rutherford County commissioners decided to get more information before deciding on whether to grant Sheriff Chris Francis more road deputies and detention officers.
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.
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.
Isothermal Planning Development Commission director Jim Edwards is scheduled to meet with Bostic Commissioners at 6 p.m. Monday.
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.
A report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has penalized over 700 hospitals, including Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS).
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.
I know Christmas Day has come and gone, but we ought to try to retain the holiday spirit as long as we can. That’s why I’m urging compassion for a downtrodden group that doesn’t often receive it: North Carolina’s liberal commentators.
The untimely death of Clerk of Court Robynn Spence in February, just six days after she filed for re-election to the office, altered the character of the courthouse, some staff said.
In 2014, the issue of Rutherford County's animal control facility was back in the news when the question of management was raised.
For the first time in history, Republicans won every office on the ballot during the 2014 General Election.
The search for a new manager, new Emergency Medical Services station, new location for the Farmers Market, trouble at the animal control facility and a new sewer study highlighted the top stories in Rutherford County government in 2014.
Among laws passed by the North Carolina General Assembly going into effect on Thursday, Jan. 1 are:
From government officials resigning and new members coming on board to large-scale town improvement projects, 2014 was an eventful year in the Town of Spindale.