Under the Dome

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Christmas classic hits stage

Nancy Winker of Rutherfordton and Harry Grymes play Ralphie’s parents in Tryon Little Theater’s upcoming show, “A Christmas Story” and although The Old Man is jubilant and proud of his prize-winning leg lamp, Mother isn’t quite so enamored.  The play runs Dec.  4-7 and Dec.  11-14 at TLT’s Workshop, 516 South Trade St. in Tryon.

Nov. 22, 2014 @ 01:18 PM

Moore selected as designate Speaker of NC House

Rep. Tim Moore, R-Kings Mountain, has been selected as the next Speaker of the North Carolina House.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

October jobless rate in NC drops to 6.3 percent

North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps falling.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

County EMS breaks ground on new southeastern station

An initial plan to build an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station in the southeast part of Rutherford County had been part of a plan for nearly a decade.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 09:12 AM

AdvantageWest chosen for growth initiative

A nonprofit regional economic development organization is using a federal contract to help small businesses in western North Carolina grow and create jobs.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Court: Some NC legislator emails must be released

A federal court says North Carolina legislators aren't required to give up emails and papers exchanged with other lawmakers and staff to those suing over the state's election-overhaul law.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

US judge allows Forsyth officials resuming prayers

A federal judge in North Carolina says sectarian prayers can resume before meetings of the Forsyth County commissioners.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Solar power backers: leave friendly NC laws alone

Solar energy advocates want North Carolina legislators to preserve a renewable energy industry that employs 3,000.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

NC Rep. Butterfield is next Black Caucus chairman

North Carolina U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield is the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the next two years.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

EMS station groundbreaking today

The new Emergency Medical Services (EMS) station in Henrietta is slated to be completed on time, although there were some delays in the bidding process.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

NC seeks more info on Hagan family company grant

A North Carolina agency wants more information from a company co-owned by Sen. Kay Hagan's husband about a federal stimulus grant it received and became an issue in Hagan's unsuccessful re-election bid.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

Scanner Traffic: November 20, 2014

Death row inmate dies of natural causes

RALEIGH — Death row inmate Ernest McCarver, 54, has died at a Raleigh hospital of natural causes.

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

Prayer at school to be discussed by TJCA board

The parent of a student at Thomas Jefferson Grammar School is upset about a prayer being recited before lunch each day.

Nov. 16, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Former Isothermal professor receives The Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Dr. John Karriker, a Gardner-Webb University educator for 35 years and a former Isothermal Community College administrator and science instructor, was honored this week with the State of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Presented by N.C. House Rep. Rena Turner on Nov. 4 at a gathering of the Statesville Rotary Club, the Long Leaf Pine recognizes exceptional service to the state.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 12:48 PM

NC coal ash commission meets as NC governor sues

A new state commission overseeing the cleanup of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps in North Carolina is meeting as Gov. Pat McCrory has sued, challenging the panel's formation.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

OUR VIEW: Remodel with no discussion, bad form

For the third time in a decade, the North Carolina legislature will be getting a makeover.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 03:13 PM

Ex-Duke Energy lawyer now advising NC regulators

A lawyer advising North Carolina's environmental agency on rewriting rules governing cleanup at Duke Energy's coal ash dumps previously represented the electricity company on the same issue.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 01:18 PM

2 more NC Republicans confirm speaker candidacy

Add two more veteran lawmakers to those interested in succeeding U.S. Sen.-elect Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 11:21 AM

North Carolina to expand veterans' court

Gov. Pat McCrory plans to expand the state's veterans' treatment court.

Nov. 13, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

County working on bid adjustment

Bids for the new EMS station in Henrietta came in over the $720,000 budget.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

Adams officially becoming NC's newest House member

North Carolina will have a 13th U.S. House member again after a vacancy that lasted ten months.

Nov. 12, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

Forsyth County finds uncounted ballots

Forsyth County election officials have adjusted their voting totals from last week after finding some ballots that had not been counted.

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

NC legislature's longtime administrator retires

The man who made sure the paper towel dispensers were filled, the bills printed and top research staff hired at the North Carolina General Assembly for more than 30 years has retired.

Nov. 11, 2014 @ 03:07 PM

Justices review racial makeup of Alabama districts

In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

NC legislature may not be over for this year

The General Assembly's work may not be over this year if Gov. Pat McCrory believes replenishing a critical economic recruitment tool in North Carolina can't wait until January.