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Will hog factory farms legislation affect you?

Will hog factory farms legislation affect you?

RALEIGH — As legislation moves through the N.C. legislature to limit residents’ ability to collect damages in civil lawsuits against factory farms, remember these laws may affect your rights as a property owner. The state’s factory farm and animal waste pits are concentrated in two geographic bands, one running through Eastern North Carolina’s coastal plain and […]

Habitat property rezoned to residential in Spindale 3-1 vote

Habitat property rezoned to residential in Spindale 3-1 vote

SPINDALE— Spindale Board of Commissioners in a 3-1 vote approved a rezoning request from Habitat for Humanity to change their property from commercial to residential zoning. Commissioners Glen Harmon, Ben Edwards, and Robin Ensley were in favor of the project while Commissioner  James Hamilton had the only opposing vote. Commissioner Nancy Walker was absent. Commissioners will allow […]

Audit reveals $365,000 of N.C. pre-K funds misused

Audit reveals $365,000 of N.C. pre-K funds misused

HENDERSON – The Office of the State Auditor received a complaint through its Hotline alleging Franklin Vance Warren Opportunity, Inc. (Agency) misused program funds. In addition, the complaint alleged the former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) authorized a salary increase and obtained legal services without approval from the Board of Directors (Board). BACKGROUND The Agency is a […]

McDowell raids massive drug network today

McDowell raids massive drug network today

McDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — What began as an investigation into a Nebo man’s drug activity has led local, regional, state and federal authorities to dozens of suspects in a massive narcotics conspiracy that spans from McDowell County to California. The investigation began in July 2016 with a probe of activity at the 100 Stacy Farm […]

SB343 – online legal ads & public notices proposed

SB343 –  online legal ads & public notices proposed

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Current state law requires that local governments publish public notices in a local newspaper with general circulation in their area. However, that could change in the near future. Sen. Ralph Hise is among the lawmakers in the N.C. General Assembly who is sponsoring legislation to require that public and other legal […]

Free admission to KidSenses at Mayfest

Free admission to KidSenses at Mayfest

FREE ADMISSION TO KIDSENSES AT ANNUAL MAYFEST FESTIVAL IN RUTHERFORDTON Town of Rutherfordton and KidSenses Partner to Welcome Visitors During Annual Spring Festival! RUTHERFORDTON  – The Town of Rutherfordton wants to ensure that everyone has a “play date” on May 6. Thanks to the support of the town, all visitors can enjoy the museum at […]

Idiom for today: The proof is in the pudding…

Idiom for today: The proof is in the pudding…

Commissioner Michael Benfield brought this idiom up in conversation after Monday night’s meeting. He and several others pondered just where we get these sayings we use every day. The “proof is in the pudding” is better understood when it is said in its entirety. “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” The shorter version […]

Out and About – Don’t worry; Bee Happy

Out and About – Don’t worry; Bee Happy

RC purchases space for more county courthouse room

RC purchases space for more county courthouse room

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The RC Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of three tracts of land in the Town of Rutherfordton. The county bought the 3 tracts of property at 270 N. Toms Street at the purchase price of $203,500 from Dr. Louis and Cynthia Gadol. The contract makes the purchase contingent upon funding […]

Data Insights: Shifts in poverty & income in rural NC

Data Insights: Shifts in poverty & income in rural NC

Data Insights: Shifts in poverty & income in rural NC Jason Gray Senior Director of Policy & Research, Rural Center Depending on your zip code, December 2007 might seem like a distant economic memory today. Our state’s recovery has been rolling for nearly a decade now. Like a patient putting their foot to the floor […]

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