Under the Dome

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.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

County office move on hold

A plan to move four Rutherford County offices to a new location in Rutherfordton is on hold due to details being worked out on the lease agreement.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

HOOD: Candidates at starting line

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for reelection for more than a year. Republican nominee Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, has been campaigning against Hagan for nearly as long.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

North Carolina environmental officials moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

NC conservative activist quits $95K health job

A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Brubaker ranked leading lobbyist at NC legislature

The top leader in the North Carolina House during the mid-1990s is now atop a nonpartisan group's list of the General Assembly's most influential lobbyists.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 12:18 PM

County delayed in mailing tax bills

Most years, Rutherford County residents start receiving their property tax bills from the county at the end of July or even the first of August.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Gov. McCrory appoints Bell to NC Court of Appeals

Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a Charlotte judge to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

NC judge: private school vouchers unconstitutional

A North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 10:37 AM

General Assembly looks at coal ash bill

The North Carolina House approved conference committee legislation aimed at addressing pollution left by coal ash impoundments.


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

McHenry staff here Thursday

Tenth District Congressman Patrick McHenry’s staff will hold office hours in Forest City on Thursday, August 21  from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m in the Mayor's Office at Forest City Town Hall, 128 North Powell Street. 


Aug. 20, 2014 @ 09:51 AM

Chamber Director: Kudos to Forest City

Kudos were given to Forest City Town Council by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce director Tuesday night. 


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 06:01 PM

Coal ash cleanup bill could rise from the dead

Top Republicans at the North Carolina Legislature are signaling they are close to a last-minute deal reviving a measure that aims to force Duke Energy to curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps scattered across the state.


Aug. 19, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership Tuesday to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles.