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Erin Brockovich joins N.C. fight for safe drinking water near coal ash ponds

Erin Brockovich joins N.C. fight for safe drinking water near coal ash ponds

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich has joined the debate over the safety of drinking water from wells near coal ash ponds. Brockovich’s fight over hexavalent chromium contamination of ground water in Hinkley, Calif., in the 1990s was dramatized in a film starring Julia Roberts. Now WRAL reports that the uncertainty of “unsafe levels” of […]

Cracker Barrel is not coming to Rutherford County

Cracker Barrel is not coming to Rutherford County

Rutherfordton- Bad news Cracker Barrel enthusiasts. A call with the Real Estate and Communications teams at Cracker Barrel denounced the rumor that the chain is coming to Rutherford County. They did reveal that they are always looking for new locations, but as for now you will have to go to Gaffney or Hendersonville.

Celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service at Chimney Rock

Celebrate Easter with a Sunrise Service at Chimney Rock

By: Tara Riggs, Reporter CHIMNEY ROCK, NC: Celebrate Easter at Chimney Rock National Park. The annual Easter Sunrise Service attracts more than 1,000 people, celebrating the glory of Easter with song and scripture. The event will feature a live music and inspirational messages, and is nondenominational. The event is expected to be very large and […]

Wreck with injuries on Hwy 74

Wreck with injuries on Hwy 74

This wreck should be cleared now near Isothermal Community College. Multiple units responded. Prayers for all involved.

Arrests & Mugshots – Oct. 21, 2015

Arrests & Mugshots – Oct. 21, 2015

N.C. budget negotiations continue through weekend

RALEIGH –State lawmakers are moving closer to budget finalization. House Speaker Tim Moore said Thursday that the House and Senate negotiators  agreed by the end of Thursday on the total amount of money the state budget would spend. High-level negotiations should continue over the weekend, he said, and budget subcommittees will then begin fine-tuning on Monday. […]

COLUMN: Our Corner of the County

Bar-b-que – one of those Southern delights that my friends up north never understood. Barbeque is one of those small pleasures that make living in the south satisfying(note the various spellings.) On my grandfather’s farm when  a pig was butchered, all the relatives came over for a pig pickin’. Nothing like the smell of a […]

Gateway West Commerce Park Ready for Development

The Gateway West Commerce Park is one step closer to being completed in Rutherford County, North Carolina. Pre-grading has recently been completed on 18 acres at the county owned industrial park. The pad-ready site(s) can be subdivided to meet project needs.   We look forward to seeing the ongoing progress and what positive changes it […]

Rutherford County Health Inspections April 22, 2015

Rutherford County Health Inspections April 13-22, 2015 Restaurants Mimi’s Dairy-O, Pizza & Grill 286 Chimney Rock Rd., Rutherfordton Phone: 828-288-2988, Inspection: 04/16/15 Grade: 99, A Larkins on the Lake 1020 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure Inspection: 04/14/15 Grade: 95.5, A Gregory’s Orginial 161 Park Lane, Rutherfordton 828-287-2171, Inspection: 04/13/15 Grade: 97.5, A Lodging Town and Country […]

Health Inspections March 24-31, 2015

Rutherford County Health Inspections Conducted March 24-31, 2015. *Check back weekly for updated inspections Restaurants Cafe at the Mall, 2270 Hwy 74, Forest City, 828-245-3615 Inspection Date: March 26, 2015 Grade: 97; A Breakaway Cafe, 288 S. Ridgecrest Ave., Rutherfordton, 828-286-5500 Inspection Date: March 26, 2015 Grade: 98; A Mario’s Restaurant, 515 Hardin Rd., Forest […]

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