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GILKEY — A 19-year-old man was killed early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 221 North.

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The Forest City Fire Department officially dedicated its new ladder truck No. 22 Monday afternoon. The ceremony included pushing the truck, seen here, into the fire station, a tradition started when horse-drawn fire equipment was pushed back inside after returning from a call.

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RUTHERFORDTON — Rutherford County Schools (RCS) officials are excited about the progress being made on the new R-S Middle School construction project. Board of Education members received an update on the project this week.

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On both Tuesday and Friday of this past week, the East Rutherford Middle School STARS team showed their appreciation to local law enforcement officers with a police parade. Officers and detectives from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department and the Forest City Police Department as well a…

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RUTHERFORDTON — A piece of vacant property located directly across Main Street from the Rutherford County Courthouse will eventually come to life as a pocket park for community gatherings. The Rutherfordton Town Council on Wednesday, approved a new plan from the design firm Destination By Design.

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Today is the 128th day of 2021 and the 50th day of spring.

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One hundred years ago a worldwide pandemic ended. Known as the “Spanish flu” — although the virus did not begin in Spain — the pandemic killed an estimated 20 to 50 million people worldwide and almost 700,000 in the US. To date, the death toll in the US from the COVID-19 pandemic is 570,000,…

RUTHERFORDTON — The N.C. Highway Patrol responded to a fatality about 4 miles north of Rutherfordton early Wednesday morning.

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Forest City are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who is believed to have passed counterfeit currency. If you have any information about the pictured white male, please contact Lt. Brandon Rothrock or Det. Brad Moore at (828) 245-5555 or (828) 286-2911.

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RUTHERFORDTON — The town of Rutherfordton’s property tax rate is slated to remain the same in the 2021-22 fiscal year, if the proposed budget is approved by the Town Council.

A tractor trailer hauling metal salvage overturned in the eastbound lane of Thunder Road at College Avenue around lunchtime, Thursday. Momentum of the wreck caused the cab of the truck to veer down an embankment, pinning the driver. After the driver was freed, he was airlifted to the hospita…

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FOREST CITY — This week the Courier published the copious listing of the thousands of names of local residents and businesses owed money that currently sits with the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division (UPD). Some $6.6 million earmarked for those in Rut…