Under the Dome

Aug. 12, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

CLARK: The rural-urban divide

Rutherford County Manager Carl Classen might not have realized how far-reaching his quote was but after some thought, it echoes wide and true.


Aug. 11, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

State Dept.: US 'fully supports' Iraq president

The United States said Sunday it "fully supports" Iraq's new president, just hours after embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused him of violating the constitution.


Aug. 10, 2014 @ 01:11 PM

County projects shut out for funding

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking comments about its Strategic Transportation Investment (STI) model used to determine transportation project funding.


Aug. 08, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Councilman uses garage pass to free 64 cars

An Asheville city councilman let more than 60 drivers leave a county parking garage without paying as an event protesting North Carolina's Republican lawmakers wound down.


Aug. 07, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

As expected, NC governor signs budget bill

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a North Carolina state government budget bill that raises teacher and state employee salaries significantly for the first time in years.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

Pope leaving NC budget post; Roberts is successor

Conservative businessman, philanthropist and political donor Art Pope is stepping down as North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's state budget director early next month.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

NC House leader: Legislators may return next week

A key General Assembly leader says North Carolina lawmakers are looking to return to Raleigh next week to take up some pending legislation. But House and Senate Republicans have agreed to nothing so far.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Korean War POW honored

For 1,013 days Bailey Gillespie lived in horror.


Aug. 06, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

Hager reflects on budget deal

The North Carolina General Assembly may not be officially finished, but the legwork of their 2014 short session is already behind them.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

McCrory says info lacking on relocated children

Gov. Pat McCrory says state officials have been kept largely out of the loop about a wave of children who have crossed the Mexican border and ended up in North Carolina.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

Few NC senators meet for perfunctory floor session

The adjournment impasse at the North Carolina General Assembly remains in place after the Senate met briefly in keeping with the state constitution.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

Former town councilman turns in NC Senate petition

A third candidate appears to have met qualifications for an official write-in candidate for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat in November.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

County hears marketing plan for Gateway West

Rutherford County lost out on $135 million in potential new business investment and 550 potential new jobs because of a lack of assets available.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 09:52 AM

State budget topic of discussion

When the board of directors for the Partnership of Children of the Foothills meet at 12 p.m. today, it will receive an update on the FY 2014-15 State budget.


Aug. 05, 2014 @ 08:21 AM

Changeable electronic signs discussed

A Forest City business owner is asking Town Council to allow him to allow him to place an electronic changeable copy sign at his property off Church Street.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

Applications accepted for community project grants

Communities interested in receiving matching funds for specific projects from Rutherford County can begin the application process.


Aug. 03, 2014 @ 12:16 PM

EDC highlights Commission meeting

After approving $650,000 of county general fund money towards the development of the Gateway West Commerce Park on Daniel Road, Rutherford County Commissioners will hear about how the property will be marketed during its August meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 02:17 PM

UNC panel makes recommendations on security

A University of North Carolina system report makes three dozen recommendations to improve campus security.


Aug. 01, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

Connecting citizens to important information online

The Town of Lake Lure is one of only six municipalities in North Carolina that has obtained an "A" grade regarding transparency in local government, according to the John Locke Foundation.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Proclamation presented to Spence’s family

Friends, family and coworkers of the late Robynn Spence gathered at the Rutherford County Courthouse Monday to receive official copies of a resolution adopted in her honor last month.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Belhaven mayor wraps march to DC to save hospital

A North Carolina mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his rural North Carolina town is about to finish his protest march to the nation's capital.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:35 PM

County transit eyeing budget talks

Rutherford County Transportation Services Director Kerry Giles is keeping her eye on Raleigh.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

NC House approves bill making dozens of changes

The employees of for-profit education companies could sit on the boards of public charter schools under a Republican-backed bill given preliminary approval by the North Carolina House.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 03:38 PM

Groups express concern about coal ash bill

Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Central American leaders convening at White House

President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the crisis at the border.