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Defiant Whisky to sell Camp Golden Valley

Golden Valley, N.C. — Originally opened as a Girl’s Scout Camp in 1971, Camp Golden Valley was bought by the makers of Defiant Whisky. The…

2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival canceled

2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival canceled

TRYON – Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce has regrettably canceled the 2017 Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival because of decreased attendance, lack of…

Grand Opening Celebration of Big Bam Boo Tea Room

Grand Opening Celebration of Big Bam Boo Tea Room

The Grand Opening Celebration of Big Bam Boo Tea Room in Rutherfordton will be on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The Ribbon Cutting will…

Horsehead shakes up top management

Horsehead shakes up top management

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Horsehead Holding LLC (“Horsehead” or “the Company”) today announced that the Horsehead Board of Directors (the “Board”) has appointed Wayne…

Commissioners attend Legislative Goals Conference

Commissioners attend Legislative Goals Conference

RALEIGH – Rutherford County Commissioners Alan Toney and Michael Benfield attended the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ 2017 Legislative Goals Conference, which…

Asheville’s Denny’s closes unexpectedly

Asheville’s Denny’s closes unexpectedly

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Employees of Denny’s in Asheville showed up to work to find out they no longer had jobs. Nearly 40 people…

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RALEIGH — The board of the Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation of North Carolina has set the 2017 boll weevil assessment at 75 cents per acre of cotton, dropping…

Asheville, N.C. —Mayor Esther Manheimer opened the Women’s march, and other community leaders including Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, Executive Director of the Campaign for Southern Equality, made remarks at Saturday’s…

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The National Mall has flooded with pink on the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. Just one day after President Trump’s inauguration, marchers…

If as Mark Twain said the best predictor for future behavior is past behavior the county should be headed for some positive changes. We’ve seen new companies commit…

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Approximately 40 people gathered Tuesday night to learn the issues and ideas surrounding making Rutherford County animal shelter a “no-kill” shelter. Among the concerns…

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Obituary — January 24, 2017

Brigitte H. Fitzpatrick, age 68, of Forest City, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center. Born February 11, 1948 in Germany,…

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COLUMN: The dead of night passing away of ACA

Sometime around one o’clock in the morning, the US legislature assisted the Affordable Care Act to take its last breath. Millions of Americans awoke to the news that…

Editorial: The Animal Rescues and Shelter

There were a number of people who spoke up in support for Community Pet Center (CPC) regarding the animal and rescue efforts at the last county commissioner meeting.…

Column: Julie’s Soup on the third snow day

Cabin fever has struck – it was a beautiful snow, one of those with big fluffy flakes that softly laid down a blanket of 6″ down over the…

EDITORIAL: It’s Christmas time, just smile and nod, no need to let them know, you’re strangely odd

EDITORIAL: It’s Christmas time, just smile and nod, no need to let them know, you’re strangely odd

It’s Christmas time — time with families, catching up with friends, sharing a holiday meal, celebrating the birth of Christ and exchanging gifts. What a perfect Norman Rockwell…

Editorial: Dead Air

Editorial: Dead Air

Sat. morning- 5 a.m. — Woke up to dead air on Channel 7. Dead air is an unintended interruption in broadcasting that means lost money on television-a blank…

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Forest City Police Department January 24, 2017

Forest City Police Department January 24, 2017   Incidents James Elliott reported an incident of breaking…

Forest City Police Department January 23, 2017

Forest City Police Department — January 19, 2017

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Rutherfordton Police Dept. — Jan. 19, 2017

Rutherfordton Police Dept.  Jan. 19, 2017 Dora Mae McAbee on Rock Road reported the theft of…

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Rutherfordton Police Department – January 17, 2017

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Spindale nixes Habitat’s building plans

Spindale nixes Habitat’s building plans

SPINDALE — The Spindale Town Council effectively nixed Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity’s (Habitat) when no…

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