Under the Dome

Oct. 02, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

OUR VIEW: Ruling helps voters

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals felt the North Carolina General Assembly went too far with its sweeping voter bill from 2013.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 03:27 PM

Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law

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.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 11:59 AM

Changes in more than 20 NC laws begin today

New North Carolina laws involving coal ash, specialty license plates and the regulation of alcoholic beverages are being implemented starting in October.

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

STANFORD: Bomb Mexico?

Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing.

Sep. 30, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

Health Department in on Animal Control talks

Could the Rutherford County Health Department help with issues at the Rutherford County Animal Control facility?

Sep. 28, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Animal Control fined by state

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.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

TDA ready for ‘Game Changer’ event

While it’s not located in Rutherford County, the Tryon International Equestrian Center has the potential to have an impact on tourism.

Sep. 25, 2014 @ 08:45 AM

HOOD: Regions cast different votes

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.

Sep. 24, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Recycling increases in county

Since implementing co-mingled recycling in October 2013, Rutherford County has seen an increase in the amount of recycling materials it takes in.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 10:16 AM

CLARK: Let’s not be my home state

Tax cuts are great.

Sep. 23, 2014 @ 09:48 AM

Process to turn roads over to DOT easier

Rutherford County Commissioners have implemented a resolution to make turning roads over to the North Carolina Department of Transportation easier.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 04:06 PM

State unemployment up for second month

The state’s jobless rate increased for the second consecutive month.

Sep. 21, 2014 @ 03:51 PM

EDC cool on support for runway expansion

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.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

Interstate 74 closer to reality

Gov. Pat McCrory is putting Interstate 74 near the top of his transportation priorities.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

OUR VIEW: Moving forward with I-74

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.

Sep. 18, 2014 @ 09:21 AM

HOOD: State raised school spending

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.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

FAA: Funds can be recovered from Owens’ purchase

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.

Sep. 17, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

State approved Airport land purchase

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.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Youth football program gets okay to proceed with season

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.

Sep. 16, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

County advancing airport expansion

The county is quickly advancing a plan to expand the Rutherford County Airport, said County Manager Carl Classen.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Commission goals: Where are they now?

French aristocrat Antoine de Saint Exupéry said “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 12:02 PM

Peddler's ordinance on agenda

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.

Sep. 14, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

Whistleblower Policy up for review by Town Council

A Whistleblower Policy will be considered Monday by Forest City Town Council when it meets for the regular business meeting at 6 p.m.

Sep. 11, 2014 @ 12:19 PM

Delays in EMS attributed to land, library addition

A new southeastern EMS station has been a vision for several years.

Sep. 10, 2014 @ 11:40 AM

STANFORD: The craziest Congressional candidate in America

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.