SPINDALE — Isothermal Community College (ICC) is hoping the Earl Scruggs Music Festival will one day achieve the level of success of MerleFest.

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RUTHERFORDTON — The box office is now open for the play, “God’s Trombones-The Life and Poetry of James Weldon Johnson,” and tickets are available at: tix.com, or by telephone at 800-595-4849.

FOREST CITY— Former Carolina Panthers cheerleader (TopCat) Macey Strickland, 22, of Ellenboro, is taking a season off after cheering for the 2015-16 NFL season.

Former Carolina Panthers cheerleader (TopCat) Macey Strickland, 22, of Ellenboro, is taking a season off after cheering for the 2015-16 NFL season.

She cheered at every single home game as well as the Super Bowl in San Francisc

Strickland says the part that she will miss the most is not seeing the girls every week, but hopes to audition for the TopCats again.

FOREST CITY- About 100 volunteers showed up Saturday for the Hammering for Heroes event hosted by the Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity in remembrance of 9/11. The event began at 8 a.m. with a ceremony honoring first responders and military members and veterans. Rutherfordton Mayor Jimm…