Under the Dome

Jan. 06, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Commission holds off on deputy request

Rutherford County commissioners decided to get more information before deciding on whether to grant Sheriff Chris Francis more road deputies and detention officers.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 09:15 AM

CAMPBELL: 15 to watch in 2015

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.


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 01:33 PM

Money matters on tap in Forest City

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.


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 12:54 PM

Bostic meeting at 6 p.m. Monday

Isothermal Planning Development Commission director Jim Edwards is scheduled to meet with Bostic Commissioners at 6 p.m. Monday.


Jan. 04, 2015 @ 11:55 AM

Sheriff to discuss increase in deputies

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.


Jan. 02, 2015 @ 10:34 AM

RRHS penalized for patient safety

A report by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has penalized over 700 hospitals, including Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS).


Jan. 02, 2015 @ 09:28 AM

Bell taking oath in Superior Court today

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.


Jan. 01, 2015 @ 11:48 AM

HOOD: Liberals roll their boulders

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.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 02:53 PM

YE 2014: Clerk of Court Robynn Spence dies

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.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

YE 2014: Management of Rutherford County Animal Control could change in 2015

In 2014, the issue of Rutherford County's animal control facility was back in the news when the question of management was raised.


Dec. 31, 2014 @ 09:45 AM

YE 2014: Republicans claim county sweep of offices

For the first time in history, Republicans won every office on the ballot during the 2014 General Election.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 10:29 AM

The year in Rutherford County government

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.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

New State laws beginning Jan. 1

Among laws passed by the North Carolina General Assembly going into effect on Thursday, Jan. 1 are:


Dec. 24, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Spindale's year at a glance

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.


Dec. 23, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

Chimney Rock ordinances approved

Chimney Rock Village Council members approved three ordinances at its meeting last Tuesday night.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 01:38 PM

Audit shows uncollected fuel sales

An internal county audit uncovered over $23,000 in uncollected fuel sales at the Rutherford County Airport.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

Study: County gains with Medicaid expansion

A recent study indicates Rutherford County stands to gain jobs and increased business activity if the North Carolina General Assembly expands Medicaid coverage in North Carolina.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by NC high court

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Authority advances committee recommendation

The Rutherford County Airport Authority voted to send proposed bylaws to create an Aviation Advisory Committee to the Rutherford County Commission.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

NC standards panel to get funds, leader says

A leader of a state panel recommending changes to math and reading standards for children in North Carolina's public schools says he's been assured by lawmakers there will be funding to perform its work.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Audit: NC Labor Dept improperly paid for 100-mile commute

The North Carolina Department of Labor improperly paid an employee more than $9,400 to commute 100 miles from the worker's home in Lexington, according to state auditors.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Airport Authority to discuss advisory committee

The Rutherford County Airport Authority will consider creating an Aviation Advisory Committee when it meets at 5:30 p.m. today.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Town Council approves budget amendments

Budget amendments in three departments and a lease purchase financing plan were approved Monday night by Forest City Town Council.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 08:28 AM

Spindale Board discusses sewer rehab, contract for towing for police

The Spindale Board of Commissioners continued its discussion on the wastewater treatment plant and received updates on the rehabilitation project from Cameron McHargue on behalf of SDG Engineering.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 08:37 PM

Tillis serving on 2 military-related Senate panels

Thom Tillis is expecting to serve on two military-related committees important to North Carolina residents when he officially joins the U.S. Senate next month.