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FOREST CITY — While more and more Rutherford County residents are able to get vaccinated, the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact the county as two more residents passed away. That brings the total number of deaths to 203.

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SPINDALE — Tuesday’s COVID-19 update for Rutherford County revealed three more fatalities due to the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 98.

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SPINDALE — Friday’s COVID-19 update for Rutherford County showed two more fatalities due to the coronavirus along with a sharp spike, or 133 new positive cases. Equally as distressing, 509 of the cases were active with 40 hospitalized, a new county record for hospitalizations.

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FOREST CITY — As Tropical Storm Zeta made its way through Rutherford County on Thursday morning, it brought with it heavy rains and high-powered winds that left more than 20,000 businesses and residents without power and trees scattered across roadways and yards across the county.

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FOREST CITY — In its’ Friday report, Rutherford County announced two new deaths related to the coronavirus to bring the county’s total to 59.

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FOREST CITY — For only the second time since the beginning of September, Rutherford County has eclipsed the 190 active COVID-19 cases mark as 20 new active cases were reported on Thursday, bringing the total to 193.

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FOREST CITY — The county COVID-19 death total now sits at 55 after a new death was reported on Tuesday. This is the 11th coronavirus related death in Rutherford County over the past seven days.

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FOREST CITY — There were a total of 10 new positive cases reported over the weekend to bring the total positives count for Rutherford County to 1,538.

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FOREST CITY — Mail-in absentee ballot requests are surging across North Carolina, including Rutherford County. The ballots will be mailed to the voters beginning Sept. 4.

ASHEVILLE — Thursday the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released the final report on the public health investigation into an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in people who attended the NC Mountain State Fair last September at the Western North Carolina Agricultural C…

RALEIGH — Tiffany Lesnik, a lawyer in Wake County, arrived at the N.C. State Board of Elections on Dec. 4 to file her notice of candidacy. But an official told her she didn’t qualify.