Under the Dome

May. 15, 2015 @ 08:37 AM

Equestrian Center begins Saturday Night Lights

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is set to begin the first "Saturday Night Lights" Grand Prix event of its 2015 season. This Saturday, May 16 the center will be hosting the $50,000 Tryon Grand Prix in the George H. Morris Stadium. Gates will be open to the public at 5 p.m. and the competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

May. 08, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

Rutherfordton budget proposes 2-percent sewer rate hike

Rutherfordton Town Manager Doug Barrick presented the town's FY 2015-16 budget draft Wednesday evening to the Town Council, proposing an unchanged property tax rate and an increase in the sewer rate.

May. 08, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

'Rutherfordton is a visitor market'

Out of all the towns Aaron Arnett of Arnett Muldrow & Associates has worked in, no community is as active as what he has encountered in Rutherfordton, a sentiment he shared with the Town Council during Wednesday evening's regular business meeting.

May. 06, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Council to receive proposed FY 2015-16 budget

The Rutherfordton Town Council will receive the FY 2015-16 budget draft during the regular meeting tonight at 5:30 at Rutherfordton Town Hall.

May. 01, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Jobless rate inches down in March

The rate of unemployment in Rutherford County inched down slightly from 7.8 percent in February to 7.6 percent in March, the North Carolina Department of Commerce reported. The rate is lower than March 2014 when 8.9 percent of the workforce was unemployed.

Apr. 22, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Spindale industry proposing expansion

Matt Blackwell, executive director of the Economic Development Commission, discussed three separate industrial incentive grants in association with a prospective industry with the Spindale Board of Commissioners during the board's monthly meeting Monday evening.

Apr. 19, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

More wastewater plant rehab updates on Spindale agenda

The Spindale Board of Commissioners will receive the latest updates on the town's wastewater treatment plant rehabilitation project when it convenes for the regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Spindale House.

Apr. 08, 2015 @ 08:24 AM

Emissions tests could be done

Emissions tests for cars and trucks are no longer necessary to protect air quality in more than half the counties where state testing is currently required. Rutherford County is among the 50 counties.

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.