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Jan. 29: ‘Democracy for Sale’ starring Zach Galifianakis at Newgrass Brewing Co.

Jan. 29: ‘Democracy for Sale’ starring Zach Galifianakis at Newgrass Brewing Co.

Shelby, N.C. — MountainTrue, Broad River Alliance and Working Films are proud to present “Democracy for Sale”, a new documentary starring Zach Galifianakis about the influence of money on North Carolina politics, at a free public screening at Newgrass Brewing Co. in Shelby on Sunday, January 29 at 3:00 p.m. Who: MountainTrue, Broad River Alliance […]

Foothills Conservancy hosts Ivy Creek hike

Foothills Conservancy hosts Ivy Creek hike

WHAT: Guided South Mountains Hike WHO: Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina WHERE: Ivy Creek Property, Burke County WHEN: Saturday, February 18 • 10:00 a.m. COST: Free to conservancy members. Non-members $10. RSVP: RSVP required. RSVP by Thursday, February 15 by emailing bwillardpatton@foothillsconservancy.org or calling 828-437-9930. MORGANTON, N.C.—On Saturday, February 18, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina […]

Cowpens Reenactment – Fun, Educational and Free

Cowpens Reenactment – Fun, Educational and Free

COWPENS, S.C. — This is a great activity for the family. Fun, free and educational as much as you want it to be. There are great displays, guides, and participants. Go explore our history.     January 14 – 15, 2017 236th Anniversary Celebration onsite Schedule is subject to change without notice. Click here for […]

Isothermal will host basketball camp for middle schoolers

Isothermal will host basketball camp for middle schoolers

SPINDALE  – Middle school students will have a chance to sharpen their skills on the basketball court this winter during a Saturday day camp at Isothermal Community College. The Tom Jaski Memorial Basketball Camp will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Isothermal Gymnasium in the Student Center. […]

County Commissioners to appoint EDC 501 (c)(6) organization chair

County Commissioners to appoint EDC 501 (c)(6) organization chair

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The RC Commissioners will meet tonight, Monday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the County Administration Building. A hearing regarding the Rutherford County Farmland Preservation Ordinance is up first on the agenda. Commissioners will have the opportunity to name appointments to Initial Board of 501(c)(6) Organization created by their previous […]

Cooper to ring in New Year as governor

Cooper to ring in New Year as governor

RALEIGH, N.C. — Roy Cooper will be sworn in as governor just after midnight on New Year’s Day in a private ceremony. The governor-elect  with a small group of family, staff, and Secretary of State Elaine Marshall will gather at the State Capitol where North Carolina Chief Justice Mark Martin will administer the oath of office. The public swearing-in ceremony […]

Dec. 31,2016 — Afternoon Community Prayer

A community prayer vigil, sponsored by Run Against Addiction, will be held Saturday, December 31 at 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Rutherford County Courthouse, N. Main St.,  Rutherfordton, North Carolina 28139. Come together in prayer for Rutherford County.  

After the Wildfires: Mitigating Climate Change and Adapting to the New Normal

Asheville — Jim Fox, Director of UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center, and Josh Kelly, Public Lands Field Biologist at MountainTrue, will discuss how climate change is impacting Western North Carolina at the Climate Collider on Monday, December 19 at 4 p.m.. In the wake of a historic wildfire season that has burned […]

Agritourism farms hosting fun activities for the holidays

Agritourism farms hosting fun activities for the holidays

RALEIGH – Farms across the state are opening up to visitors for the holidays, offering choose-and-cut Christmas trees, winter hayrides, visits with Santa and other fun activities. “Agritourism is a big part of North Carolina’s $84 billion agriculture economy,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. “While many people may think about visiting farms during the spring […]

LIEAP: Need help combating the cold?

LIEAP: Need help combating the cold?

Energy Assistance Program to Begin December 1 The Rutherford County Department of Social Services will begin administering the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) on December 1, 2016. This is a federally funded, income based, program that offers one-time assistance to individuals and families with heating costs. From December 1 through December 31, funds are […]