Under the Dome

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.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 02:05 PM

McCrory mum on signing NC coal ash regulation law

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory won't say how he plans to handle a proposed new law regulating Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pit that he's suggested includes an unconstitutional provision.


Sep. 09, 2014 @ 10:19 AM

Commission approves EMS/Library project

The southeast area of Rutherford County will be home to a new EMS station and library.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Animal Control drop box closed temporarily

The after-hours drop boxes at the Rutherford County Animal Control facility has been temporarily closed after a state investigator found the temperature in the facility too hot.


Sep. 07, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

County to examine prayer at meetings

Will prayer be allowed at Rutherford County Commission meetings?


Sep. 05, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Election season begins with absentee voting

Today marks the opening of the 2014 General Election season as the Rutherford County Elections Office begins mailing out absentee ballots.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 02:56 PM

Tillis, Hagan gear up for 1st NC Senate debate

North Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates finally meet in person to trade barbs live on statewide television.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

County DSS offices moving

Starting today, two divisions of the Rutherford County Department of Social Services (DSS) will have new homes.


Sep. 02, 2014 @ 10:30 AM

Council will discuss work Tryon Equestrian Properties

When Rutherfordton Town Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, the board will conduct a public hearing and review five business items from the past. They will also look at seven items of new business.


Aug. 31, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Voters to consider amendment

Forty-nine states allow defendants facing felony changes to waive a trial by jury.


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Land transfers: Aug. 28. 2014

Here's a look at the latest land transfers recorded by the Rutherford County Register of Deeds:


Aug. 29, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

OUR VIEW: The long road of redistricting

It’s been over a year since the discussion of redistricting dominated headlines across North Carolina.