SPINDALE — Isothermal Community College Small Business Center is offering a webinar and seminars to help those who want to start their own business in these challenging times.

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RUTHERFORDTON — Trinity Christian School kicked off its 10th annual Read-A-Thon Tuesday morning with guest author Ellen Sabin. Sabin is the founder of the publishing company Watering Can Press and is an award-winning author.

FOREST CITY — February 13 marks the kickoff of Edge Factor’s partnership with the Rutherford County Schools and Polk County Schools, as founder Jeremy Bout will give an interactive presentation to eighth grade students from both school systems detailing the innovative web video platform.

RUTHERFORDTON — At approximately 2 p.m. Thursday the BB&T branch had to close early for business due to a faulty door that created a suspicious odor.

Linda T. Greene, Richard S. Greene, Maxine T. Forrest, Max Wellington Tate by heirs, Martha C. Tate by heirs to Jimmy Wellington Tate; Cool Springs; 1 acre Island Ford Road; $0.

FOREST CITY — Time-Out Management, owned by Rodney Greene,  is celebrating 10 years in the community with a customer appreciation event on Thursday.

MILL SPRING — The former North Carolina Secretary of  Commerce, Sharon Decker of Rutherfordton, has joined the Tryon International Equestrian Team (TIEC) as the newly appointed Senior Vice President of  Strategic Initiatives.

Facebook's Forest City Data Center is now accepting applications for its 2015 Community Action Grant cycle and intends to award $80,000 to non-profit entities and certain public organizations in Rutherford, Cleveland, McDowell and Polk counties.

Mary Mooney and Brad Plemmons are well on their way to opening Rutherford County's first brewery — Ruff'ton Brewhouse.

Fifteen retail outlets licensed to sell alcoholic beverages within Rutherfordton city limits passed alcohol compliance checks conducted by Rutherfordton Police with the assistance of Forest City Police on Wednesday.

Runners can help battle cancer by participating in the Meet Me at the Fountain 5K Run/Walk for Cancer in Forest City Saturday.

Chimney Rock Harley-Davidson performed a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Genuine Harley-Davidson Motorclothes, accessories and gifts store, just below Chimney Rock State Park’s iconic, ancient monolith that soars 1,200 feet above the village Thursday.

 Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) has announced the arrival of Kathryn McConnell as Director of Philanthropy. McConnell most recently served as the Vice President of Community Philanthropy for the Community Foundation of Henderson County and brings a wealth of knowledge and exper…

Mark Bellissimo, managing Partner of Tryon Equestrian Partners confirmed today the partnership had acquired the Lodge on Lake Lure, which is conveniently located within 18 minutes of the newly opened Tryon International Equestrian Center. 

The Clinic at Wal-Mart,  operated by Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS), has announced it is now fully staffed with two full-time providers and has returned to regular operating hours, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday noon - 6 p.m.  

Tompouce LLC to Francisco Guillen Ruiz, Maria Carmen Zavala Cisneros; Colfax; lot 3 Twin Creeks; $80.

The Rutherford Business Showcase, an  event for local businesses to showcase their products and services  is being held today at the Foundation, Isothermal Community College  from from 10 a.. to 3 p.m.

Forest City Animal Hospital fills a void on the eastern side of Rutherford County for pet care. There has been a need for more veterinary clinics in that area, and that's part of the reason Pam Poteat, DVM said she opened her small animal hospital across the road from the Forest City Faceboo…

The Rutherford County Crusade is happening now through Sunday in the tent beside the Crestview Baptist Church at 630 S. Church Street in Forest City. This special crusade is happening through the partnership of many of the county churches and features song leader, Calvin Owens and musician G…

Isothermal Planning Development Commission's executive director is Scott Dadson. He accepted the position following the retirement of Jim Edwards in February.  But Dadson describes himself as a behind the scenes kind of guy, so he has been working in the background and letting others within …

TRYON — PANGAEA Internet (PANGAEA), the leading commercial provider of high-speed fiber optic Internet service for Polk and Rutherford Counties, North Carolina, has received the Cornerstone Award from Broadband Communities magazine. The award was presented to PANGAEA Executive Director Ron W…

Rutherfordton business owners and employees have an opportunity to become ambassadors for the town as part of a new initiative launched by the STEP (Small Towns Economic Prosperity) Marketing Committee.

RHI Legacy Foundation, a local fundraising and grant-making organization focused on improving health and wellness in Rutherford County, announced the opening of its first grant cycle Thursday during a special program, "A Healthy Discussion," at Isothermal Community College.

The Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is set to begin its Spring Series today with the first of two competitions which will be held April 2-4. The second weekend competition will take place April 8-12. Events are free.

Construction on the new Emergency Medical Station and the new Rutherford County library off U.S. 221A in Caroleen has been on hold for weeks due to  winter weather and lingering wet weather.

Some construction at the location of the new AEO (Advanced Enviornmental Options) facility off N.C. Hwy. 120 has been temporarily halted.

With many of its commercial and residential properties located in a designated historic district or on the National Register of Historic Places, the Town of Rutherfordton is no stranger to the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.

As North Carolina continues to build a thriving clean energy hub, with more than 1,200 clean energy firms, a new report by the NC Sustainable Energy Association, confirms North Carolina communities are benefiting from this surge in clean energy development.

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Bob Etheridge reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). 

The owners of The Shelby Cafe are proceeding with plans to open The Forest City Cafe between March 1-15, owner Brian Greene said Monday afternoon.

Open enrollment for affordable health insurance ends Feb. 15 and Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) is helping members of the public to enroll in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2015.

For a second year, Joe Mazur and his staff at La Strada in Lake Lure provided and served a lasagna dinner, complete with homemade banana pudding, at Monday night's Welcome Table.

The Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) Auxiliary awarded over $21,000 to the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) to help pave a new section of the Thermal Belt Rails to Trails.

Sterling Oak Apartments are under construction off Railroad Avenue in Spindale and when completed will be for family housing.

The Tourism Development Authority (TDA) met recently and announced occupancy taxes collected from lodging properties across Rutherford County has increased 13.87 percent thus far in fiscal year 2014-15. 

With mild temperatures on Wednesday, three crew members from Broad River Lawn Care and Landscaping from Shelby planted and mulched trees at the Creek Side Crossing Apartments off West Street in Spindale.

Bostic Town Council is pursuing its discussions about zoning in some areas of town.

Rutherford County Commissioners approved spending $526,258 to construct a new library facility next to the new EMS station in Henrietta.

A bulldozer and other heavy equipment arrived on South Church Street in Forest City Tuesday morning to level the former location of Dino's Pizza.