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RC Indivisibles host Saturday Recess Town Hall

Rutherfordton, NC February 25, 2017 11 a.m. A local grassroots group, Rutherford County Indivisible, has invited the three North Carolina 10th Congressional District…

Ask the Expert: Why is the new Animal Control Services going to be under the landfill dept?

Ask the Expert: Why is the new Animal Control Services going to be under the landfill dept?

QUESTION: Why is the new Animal Control Services going to be under the landfill dept? ANSWER by Steve Garrison, County Manager We are…

Rutherfordton Armed Robbery at Domino’s

Rutherfordton Armed Robbery at Domino’s

RUTHERFORDTON — An armed robbery took place today just before 1 a.m. at Domino’s Pizza on N. Washington Street in Rutherfordton. Several suspects entered the restaurant…

McDonald’s in Forest City makes room for larger modern building

McDonald’s in Forest City makes room for larger modern building

FOREST CITY — The McDonald’s in Forest City is closed for business. The restaurant’s playground may disappear but the new modern building will…

Rutherford Hospital Leapfrog grade improves to a C

Rutherford Hospital Leapfrog grade improves to a C

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Rutherford Regional Hospital has undergone numerous changes since its merger with Duke Lifepoint, but still faces many challenges. The…

East Rutherford Middle wins 2017 Quiz Bowl

East Rutherford Middle wins 2017 Quiz Bowl

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Congratulations to the quiz bowl team from East Rutherford Middle School. ERMS took first place in the 2017 District…

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A single vehicle car crash claimed the life of Cheyenne Nicole Miller, 23, of Cox Road in Rutherfordton. Miller was driving the car around…

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. — Two teachers were suspended with pay from R.S. Central while a criminal investigation is being conducted. The case is said to involve the sharing of…

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The State rested its case late Thurs. afternoon in the Howard Earl Bates murder trial. Bates is charged with first degree murder and first…

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — After many interviews with rescue groups, animal control personnel, the Sheriff’s department and concerned citizens, RC manager Steve Garrison released its transition plan to…

CHANGE IS ABOUT PEOPLE…WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER There is a reason that 70% of business transformation projects fail—unclear vision, poor communication, lack of engagement, failure to set realistic goals,…

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Obituaries – February 24, 2017

Robert Eugene Spencer, age 52 of Forest City, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Spartanburg, SC on…

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Laurel Hill Murder Trial Continues

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The State rested its case late Thurs. afternoon in the Howard Earl Bates murder trial. Bates is charged with first degree murder and first…

Laurel Hill murder trial testimony begins today

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The death of Lori Suhy, 41, at a Laurel Hill residence sent shockwaves through the community on Nov. 5, 2015. Investigators determined it was…

Mutilation of family pet case continued until next month

COLUMBUS, N.C. — Former Polk County EMS employee Michael Purdy’s attorney was granted a continuance in his client’s case. Purdy was accused of skinning a dead dog as…

Dog cruelty case appeal remanded to district court

Dog cruelty case appeal remanded to district court

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Roger Gene Cook, convicted of animal cruelty, appealed that conviction in Superior Court last December. The case ended in a mistrial when two jurors were…

Charlotte School of Law paid students NOT to take the bar exam

Charlotte School of Law paid students NOT to take the bar exam

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte School of Law reopened Monday. Attendance was far below normal since federal student-loan funding was lost. The for-profit school had about 700 students enrolled last…

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Forest City Police Department February 24, 2017

Forest City Police Department February 24, 2017   Incidents An employee of Tony’s Auto Sales reported…

Forest City Police Department February 20, 2017

Forest City Police Department February 16, 2017

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$5000 reward for info on Domino’s robbers

$5000 reward for info on Domino’s robbers

Domino’s Pizza LLC, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction…

Rutherford Hospital Leapfrog grade improves to a C

Neighbors fire back at The Gun Club at Tryon Resort

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Spindale Police Department 02/20/2017

Spindale Police Department  02/20/2017 Reports: Cabin Fever, of E. Main St. Spindale, reported an incident of…

Spindale Police Department 02/16/2017

Spindale Police Department 02/13/2017