Under the Dome

Nov. 05, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Beasley bid for NC Supreme Court too close to call

Associate Justice Cheri Beasley is leading in her bid for a full term on North Carolina's Supreme Court, but the race is likely headed to a recount.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Tillis sensed victory over Hagan about 2 weeks ago

North Carolina Sen.-elect Thom Tillis says his victory over incumbent Kay Hagan came as no surprise because projections taken about two weeks ago suggested he would win.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

Voter turnout of 44 percent same as 2010

More North Carolina residents voted than ever before for a midterm election this fall. But they didn't make history when it comes to turnout as a percentage of registered voters.


Nov. 05, 2014 @ 09:25 AM

Election Results

U.S. Senate

Kay Hagan (D) 6,611

Sean Laugh (L) 1,085

Thom Tillis (R) 11,676


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 11:35 PM

2014 General Election returns

With all 17 precincts reporting:


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

2014 General Election coverage

Join us for our coverage of the 2014 General Election in Rutherford County.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Senate race tops North Carolina ballot

North Carolina voters were deciding a U.S. Senate race Tuesday considered to be one of a handful around the country that will determine if Republicans control the chamber during President Barack Obama's final two years in office.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Commission approves grant match for ASC

Rutherford County Commissioners approved dedicating funds to match a potential grant through the U.S. Economic Development Authority to construct a new applied science center at Isothermal Community College.


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Election Day means change to NC voters, Congress

Election day is Tuesday. Here are the key things to know before heading to the polls in North Carolina:


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Tillis, Hagan focus on ground game on last day

The top candidates in North Carolina's $100 million Senate race who flooded televisions with messages for months are now emphasizing individual contact as the deciding factor on Election Day.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

Commission to see first bids for EMS/Library project

The first round of bidding for a new EMS/Library in the southeastern part of the county is complete and Rutherford County Commissioners will see those bids Monday.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Vast difference in fundraising for House seat

There is a wide gap in fundraising and spending between the two candidates for District 112 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Local candidates spend big money on election

Candidates for election in Rutherford County have spent nearly $160,000 during this election season.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Election Day is Tuesday

Rutherford County voters will cast their ballots in a number of election races Tuesday, Nov. 4.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Town Boards and Hwy. 9 Corridor meetings Monday

Ruth Town Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Monday for the regular business meeting at Town Hall.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

Martin donates artifacts to N.C. Museum of History

Today, former Governor James G. Martin donated some of his personal and historical artifacts from his tenure as governor to the North Carolina Museum of History. Governor Pat McCrory joined in the ceremony and thanked Governor Martin for his donations and legacy of public service.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Hearing set next month on Forsyth prayer

A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

3 eyeing District 4 Commission seat

Incumbent District 4 county commissioner Bo Richard, now an independent after switching from a Republican, faces two challengers for re-election. Republican Michael Benfield and Democrat Sandra Butler Weeks are also vying for the seat.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Keller, King seek District 1 Commission spot

Democrat Deborah Keller and Republican Bryan King are vying for the District 1 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Broughton, Toney tangle for District 5 Commission seat

Democrat Loyce Broughton and Republican Alan Toney are seeking the District 5 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Asheville orders review of police operations

Asheville's city manager is ordering a review of police force operations in light of recent reports of problems which include low morale and forced overtime.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

Bralley, Hager square off for District 112 seat

Republican incumbent Mike Hager is facing a challenge in his bid for re-election to the North Carolina House 112th District. Democrat Lisa Harris Bralley, a retired educator, is also seeking the seat.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

OUR VIEW: Is it over yet?

Not to be confused with the cries of children in the backseat of a vehicle on a long road trip, we are ready for it to be over.