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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 Health System (RRHS) announced on Thursday, May 18, that Jessica Hill of the hospital’s Pharmacy Department has been recognized as the hospital’s 2017 Mercy Award winner. Hill is one of over 70 […]

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. It was the first anniversary for them as well. Greek and Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music, dinner and friends. It doesn’t get much better than this. Carpe diem!

State’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate drops

State’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate drops

Raleigh, N.C. — The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, decreasing 0.2 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate.  The national rate decreased 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.4 percent. North Carolina’s April 2017 unemployment rate decreased 0.3 of a percentage point from a year ago.  The number of people […]

Harris Herald newspaper available online

Harris Herald newspaper available online

The North Carolina Collection recently acquired 18 issues of The Harris Herald, a paper founded by Milton Bernidine Robinson, Sr. in 1946. In exploring the history of this African-American newspaper from Rutherford County, we learned about Robinson, a man of talent and achievement. Born in Forest City in 1913, Robinson was orphaned at a relatively […]

PANGAEA Internet offers fiber optic splicing scholarship

PANGAEA Internet offers fiber optic splicing scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY PANGAEA Internet is a nonprofit internet service provider and is offering scholarships to Polk and Rutherford county residents to attend Fiber Optic Splicing training on July 18 – 21, 2017 in Spartanburg, SC. APPLICATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 5, 2017Visithttp://www.pangaea.us/pangaea-scholarship-program-and-application/ to learn more and submit your application. Questions:  Carolyn Whitehead PANGAEA Office Administrator carolyn@e-polk.org This […]

Global ‘Ransomware’ Cyberattack Friday

Global ‘Ransomware’ Cyberattack Friday

Global ‘Ransomware’ Cyberattack A global cyberattack hit computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems iworldwide. The cyberextortion attack was so large that Microsoft changed its policy and made security fixes available for free for the older Windows systems.  Before Friday’s attack, Microsoft made fixes for older systems, such as 2001’s Windows XP, available […]

Hospice Resale store makes changes

Hospice Resale store makes changes

The local Hospice Resale Store has a new district manager for this area based out of Landrum, S.C. Customers last week were taken by surprise by some of the changes. Staff  were packing and loading boxes of out-of-season clothing onto a truck. Out-of-season clothing was kept in the back of the store and sold for a quarter. […]

UPDATE: Discrimination lawsuit against Forest City Facebook

UPDATE: Discrimination lawsuit against Forest City Facebook

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Details of the court filing of the lawsuit “Robert Baron Duffy and Robert Louis Gray against Facebook, Inc. , Wayne Hawkins, James Swenson, et al.” are revealed in the 11/22/16 case filing. The plaintiffs allege a violation of Civil Rights under 4 USC 1981. In the lawsuit, the Facebook employees allege that […]

Business News: Rutherfordton

Business News: Rutherfordton

The new owners of Carrier Houses Bed & Breakfast, Jim Masek and Russell Knight, were out meeting people at Mayfest. The Hegemans are retiring and have moved to a new home just outside Rutherfordton and plan to stay very busy keeping up with our grandchildren, family and friends. Maybe this time – Rutherfordton Town Council […]

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 […]

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