The prayer policy at Rutherford County Commission meetings is not changing, according to Chairman Bill Eckler.
Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee — even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight.
North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days.
A judge is holding a hearing to find out how North Carolina will comply with an appeals court ruling that restores same-day registration and counting out-of-precinct ballots for the fall election.
The major-party candidates for U.S. Senate in North Carolina are again meeting face-to-face in the first of two televised debates this week.
Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis is moving forward to contract with the Community Pet Center (CPC) to handle day-to-day operations of the Animal Control facility on Laurel Hill Drive in Rutherfordton.
Last year, the North Carolina Senate balked at passing tougher guidelines regarding puppy mills because one lawmaker’s profanity-laced tirade against the bill was made public.
Opponents of a voting law backed by North Carolina's Republican leaders urge the U.S. Supreme Court to block parts they say will discourage minorities from casting ballots.
Same-sex marriage advocates in North Carolina say they will ask a federal judge to quickly strike down the state's ban following the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear appeals of the issue.
The Republican former nurse who upset a congressman to win a seat in the U.S. House is matching wits with a former entertainer who wants to take her place.
Rutherford County Sheriff Chris Francis will talk about Animal Control issues with the Rutherford County Commission Monday night.
An effort to better identify broadband Internet coverage in Rutherford County has started.
North Carolina education leaders are considering changing the grading scale for high schools in the state.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has restored same-day registration and outside-of-precinct votes being considered.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals felt the North Carolina General Assembly went too far with its sweeping voter bill from 2013.
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.
New North Carolina laws involving coal ash, specialty license plates and the regulation of alcoholic beverages are being implemented starting in October.
Sometimes it's hard to tell whether a politician is crazy or just joking. The problem is usually that no one is laughing.
Could the Rutherford County Health Department help with issues at the Rutherford County Animal Control facility?
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.
While it’s not located in Rutherford County, the Tryon International Equestrian Center has the potential to have an impact on tourism.
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.
Since implementing co-mingled recycling in October 2013, Rutherford County has seen an increase in the amount of recycling materials it takes in.
Tax cuts are great.
Rutherford County Commissioners have implemented a resolution to make turning roads over to the North Carolina Department of Transportation easier.