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Happy 10th Birthday Chimney Rock State Park

Happy 10th Birthday Chimney Rock State Park

CHIMNEY ROCK – The mountain valley overlook and the rock outcrop known as Chimney Rock have been here for ages – generating legends, myths, and movies. The once privately owned Chimney Rock State Park has only been owned by the public for 10 years. Tickets to the park, about 20 miles from Rutherfordton are usually $15 per […]

Boards & Commissions searching for applicants

Boards & Commissions searching for applicants

An Opportunity to Serve Your County County government is the shared responsibility of elected officials, staff, and many citizens who serve on various boards and commissions. The participation of citizens is an integral part of the decision-making process the Commissioners use in striving to improve services to the residents of Rutherford County. Vacancies have occurred […]

Conner Stroud leads three-peat BNP Paribas World Team Cup win

Conner Stroud leads three-peat BNP Paribas World Team Cup win

AMERICANS WIN MEDALS IN  AT 2017 BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Americans have won back-to-back-to-back titles in the junior division at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup. The team, led by veteran Conner Stroud (Spindale, N.C.) and newcomers Nathan Melnyk (Long Island, N.Y.) and Joanna Nieh (New York, N.Y.), led the United States […]

911 Radio Report — May 10, 2017

Can you identify this vehicle?

Can you identify this vehicle?

The Rutherfordton Police Dept. is seeking the public’s help with identifying a vehicle. The vehicle is a two tone truck pulling an enclosed trailer. The driver is wanted for questioning in a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm at the Rutherford Regional Hospital. Anyone with information please contact Sgt. […]

Spindale Police Department 05/08/2017

Spindale Police Department  05/08/2017 Reports: No Reports Arrest: Joseph Mcginnis, of Ohio St. Spindale, was charged with Possession of Marijuana and received a Citation. Arianne Ellis, of 503 E. Main St. Spindale, was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia and received a $10,000 secured bond. Harley Braun, of Cedar St. Spindale, was arrested […]

Unemployment rates for March 2017

Unemployment rates for March 2017

Raleigh, N.C. —Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 98 of North Carolina’s counties in March, increased in one, and remained unchanged in one. Hyde County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.3 percent, while Buncombe County had the lowest at 3.7 percent. All fifteen of the state’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Among the […]

Outstanding students recognized at Awards Day ceremony

Outstanding students recognized at Awards Day ceremony

Outstanding students recognized at Awards Day ceremony SPINDALE  – Dozens of Isothermal Community College’s finest students were praised for their exceptional academic efforts recently. The annual Awards Day ceremony was held on Friday, April 28, in the Library Auditorium. This year’s Academic Excellence Award went to Shakyra Davis. The award is the highest honor given […]

Foothills Conservancy’s Catawba Headwaters Preserve Grows by 259 Acres

Foothills Conservancy’s Catawba Headwaters Preserve Grows by 259 Acres

Foothills Conservancy’s Catawba Headwaters Preserve Grows by 259 Acres Acquisition funded entirely through private contributions MORGANTON, NC—Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina is pleased to announce that, in an effort fully funded by private contributions, it has purchased and permanently protected 259 acres in the Catawba River’s headwaters near Old Fort in McDowell County. The property, […]

Proposed N. C. Legislation Potentially Impacting RC

Proposed N. C. Legislation Potentially Impacting RC

Week of April 24 Proposed Legislation Potentially Impacting RC ———————————————————— This week, the General Assembly took action on legislation in time for the legislature’s self-imposed “crossover” deadline, which was April 27. The “crossover” deadline is a mechanism the General Assembly established to encourage action on legislation. Bills that don’t raise revenue or appropriate funds must pass […]

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