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Industrial hemp plants arrive in N.C.

HAYWOOD COUNTY, N.C. — At the North Carolina-Tennessee border Friday night the first permitted industrial hemp plants were transported into the mountains. The…

Rutherford Regional Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

Rutherford Regional Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner

Rutherford Regional Names 2017 Mercy Award Winner Jessica Hill recognized for compassion and commitmentat work and in the community Rutherfordton – Rutherford Regional…

Olive Tree celebrates lounge opening on one year anniversary

Olive Tree celebrates lounge opening on one year anniversary

RUTHERFORDTON -A fun Friday evening celebration at the Olive Tree restaurant on Central Street was held for the grand opening of the lounge.…

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FOREST CITY, N.C.— Forest City Police Chief Jay Jackson released a description of the suspect in a double murder in Forest City. A description of the suspect in…

Lt. Josh Bumgarner, Sgt. Brad Moore, SPO Scott Haynes, Officer Tim Kimbrell, Officer Joey Brandle and Detective Samuel Bailey received their Region C Law Enforcement Citations for their…

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Poppy field seized in N.C.

AA CLAREMONT, N.C. — Authorities say an acre (nearly half a hectare) of poppy plants used in producing opium has been seized in North Carolina. Local news groups…

Forest City Officers recognized with citations

Lt. Josh Bumgarner, Sgt. Brad Moore, SPO Scott Haynes, Officer Tim Kimbrell, Officer Joey Brandle and Detective Samuel Bailey received their Region C Law Enforcement Citations for their…

Woman who broke into actress Kelly McGillis’ home is sentenced

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C.  — Laurence Dorn will serve 18-months supervised probation after a jury found her guilty Wednesday of misdemeanor breaking and entering into actress Kelly McGillis’ Henderson County…

Woman sentenced for fraud of Lake Lure elderly couple

Woman sentenced for fraud of Lake Lure elderly couple

LAKE LURE — Joanna Marie Cain of 472 Jack McKinney Road, Forest City, North Carolina was arrested March 16, 2017. Cain, employed by an elderly couple in Lake Lure, was accused…

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in NC voter ID case

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in NC voter ID case

Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal in NC voter ID case The Supreme Court refused to hear North Carolina’s appeal of a lower court’s decision to strike down…

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Commissioners increase $chool, no property tax increase budget

Commissioners increase $chool, no property tax increase budget

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The county manager and finance director met with the county commissioners Monday afternoon to continue discussions on the 2017-2018 proposed budget.…

County Manager presents “Plan B” on budget

Budget workshops scheduled for RC commissioners

Union Mills Post Office reopening process begins

$83M County Budget proposes a 2¢ tax rate increase

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Forest City Police Department May 25, 2017

Forest City Police Department May 25, 2017   Incidents Ricky Robbins, Jr. reported an incident of…

Forest City Police Department May 24, 2017

Forest City Police Department May 18, 2017

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Rutherfordton Police Report – May 23, 2017

Rutherfordton Police Report May 23, 2017 Friday, May 19, 2017 – A firearm was reported stolen…

Olive Tree celebrates lounge opening on one year anniversary

Car break-ins continue in Rutherfordton

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Spindale Police Department  05/24/2017

Spindale Police Department 05/24/2017

Spindale Police Department 05/24/2017 Reports: Joseph Henderson, of Grose St. Forest City, reported an incident of…

Spindale Police Department 05/22/2017

Oakland Road Bridge crosing over US Hwy 74 Bypass is closed.