Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker of Rutherfordton will step down from her job Dec. 31. The announcement was made during a press conference at which time Gov. Pat McCrory named John Skvarla to replace Decker.
Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker has resigned her position and John Skvarla, head of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, has been named by Gov. Pat McCrory to replace her.
It proved to be a little nerve-wracking for Bryan King, but he took it in stride.
Meeting just four minutes for its regular business session Monday night, Forest City Town Council gave the go-ahead to send a letter to the Wilmington District Corps of Engineers regarding a water project in Cleveland County.
The Forest City Town Council will discuss a letter received from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding water capacity and the ability to sell water to Cleveland County Water (CCW) when it meets at 6 p.m. Monday.
Rutherford County Commissioners will elect a new chairman and vice-chairman during their reorganization meeting Monday.
Clerk of Court-elect Steve Owens and incumbent Sheriff Chris Francis will be sworn into office Monday at 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively, in the Rutherford County Superior Court room.
As a Missouri grand jury’s decision was read, Charles McDowell of Forest City was paying attention.
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is trying to block the state's largest private water utility from being able to raise customer rates more quickly and with less public pushback.
North Carolina election officials gave formal approval Tuesday to the results of an election that included Republicans preserving veto-proof majorities in both chambers of the state Legislature.
Three Rutherford County community were among 20 community programs in Western North Carolina to receive Community of Promise awards from WNC Communities Saturday in Asheville.
A Rutherford County Airport employee said he was fired for “doing exactly what I was told to do by my immediate supervisor.”
Across the nation this week, communities will be recognizing the vital link between farm and city.
Gardner-Webb University inducted 36 new members into the Gamma Upsilon Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society for adult students on Nov. 9.
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.
Rep. Tim Moore, R-Kings Mountain, has been selected as the next Speaker of the North Carolina House.
North Carolina's unemployment rate keeps falling.
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.
A nonprofit regional economic development organization is using a federal contract to help small businesses in western North Carolina grow and create jobs.
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.
A federal judge in North Carolina says sectarian prayers can resume before meetings of the Forsyth County commissioners.
Solar energy advocates want North Carolina legislators to preserve a renewable energy industry that employs 3,000.
North Carolina U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield is the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus for the next two years.
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.
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.