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Vote for Rutherfordton’s Best Use of the Town’s Golf Course

The Town of Rutherfordton wants to thank those that attended the Public Input Meeting Today for the Golf Course property. However, we also want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to provide feedback on the 3 Draft Master Plans. These plans have been developed after much discussion by the Golf Course Task Force Committee […]

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Further Allegations of Misconduct surrounding former judge Randy Pool while State and Federal Investigations Loom

Since the sudden resignation of former Chief Judge Randy Pool, allegations of further misconduct have continued to surface. Many of the known victims are currently reluctant to reveal their stories or seek assistance in making any attempts to seek legal recourse for Judge Pool’s often retaliatory conduct. Judge Pool seemingly punished these other victims in […]

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Face Covering Facts (Masks and NC Executive Order 141)

June 30, 2020 On June 24th Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 141 that became effective June 26 at 5 pm and remains in effect until July 17.  One defining point in this order is the mandatory wearing of face coverings.  This has been a highly contested point among citizens in the state. Many […]

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R-S Central High School Marching Band Trailer Located; Investigation Continues

*UPDATE* 6/29/2020 at 5:20 PM On 06/29/2020, detectives with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office located the trailer reported stolen from the R.S Central High School Marching Band at 195 Dean Avenue in Inman, South Carolina. Mark Eugene Earnhart, from 195 Dean Avenue in Inman, South Carolina, has been charged by the Spartanburg […]

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Dalton will retire as Isothermal’s president

SPINDALE (June 29, 2020) — Walter Dalton, president of Isothermal Community College, will retire in February 2021, he announced Thursday. Dalton made his announcement to trustees, faculty and staff via email. The former North Carolina lieutenant governor, state senator and attorney has been president of the college since May 2013. This year, he has also […]

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Corruption within District Legal System?

As previously reported, information regarding former Chief Judge Randy Pool’s misconduct and abuses of power with respect to many women appearing before him continues to surface throughout our judicial district. Although additional details regarding the scope and scale of Judge Randy Pool’s actions will be discussed in a forthcoming article, many in the community have […]

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Heir Art Pope now on UNC Board of Governors

Sometimes, you have to wonder how Art Pope — a wealthy heir to a chain of lower rung retail stores and North Carolina’s preeminent funder of conservative political causes — lets it be known to the leaders of the political party he’s long helped underwrite that he’s ready for a new gig. Does he drop […]


Obituaries – June 28

Betty Alice Canipe, 57, of Granite Falls, died Friday, June 26, 2020. She was the daughter of Tom and Georgia Hudson Canipe. She is survived by her spouse, Jackson Hudson; her daughter, Krystal Whitehead of Trinity; and her 3 sisters, Edna Hudson and Sue Hudson, of Casar, and Nancy Dennis of Forest City; there are […]

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Underdog wins congressional primary in election under pandemic’s shadow

JUNE 24, 2020, BY JORDAN WILKIE, Carolina Public Press Jenefer McArthur wears a mask and talks with election officials through a clear partition as she signs in to cast her vote Tuesday at the Enka/Candler library in Buncombe County. Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press Madison Cawthorn earned 66% of the votes over Lynda Bennett’s 34% to win […]