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Rutherfordton town manager releases recommended budget

Rutherfordton town manager releases recommended budget

The Town Manager Releases Coming Year Recommended Budget  The managers recommended budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 and ending June 30, 2018 and will be formally presented to the Rutherfordton Town Council on May 3, 2017 in accordance with North Carolina General Statues. However in keeping with our desire to have an […]

Website legal notices bill (SB 343) advances

Website legal notices bill (SB 343) advances

RALEIGH — A handful of local governments have received authority from the General Assembly since 2003 to use electronic notice for public hearings. This session a legislative bill to let all North Carolina local governments post required legal notices on their websites instead of the newspaper is advancing. Senate Bill 343 cleared two committees this week that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holding Community Colleges accountable

Holding Community Colleges accountable

WILLIAMSTON, NORTH CAROLINA — N.C. community colleges, many of them upgraded from their former vocational and technical status years ago, provide educational opportunities to individuals who otherwise might not have them. They now offer specialized workforce training along with college transfer options for those seeking more advanced degrees. Even with all the accolades, it does […]

Carolina Cares: Four NC GOP file bill to extend Medicaid health-insurance coverage

Carolina Cares: Four NC GOP file bill to extend Medicaid health-insurance coverage

RALEIGH – Four North Carolina Republicans in the state House have filed a bill to extend Medicaid health-insurance coverage to more adults. North Carolina under Republican control has been among the holdouts against expansion since the Affordable Care Act provided that option. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid  removing millions from the […]

County Commissioners request “lottery education” funds to be restored

County Commissioners request “lottery education” funds to be restored

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. —At their regular meeting held on April 3, 2017, the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution to request that the Governor and the North Carolina General Assembly support the allocation to counties at their statutorily authorized portion of educational lottery funds to be used for capital needs and technology. […]

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 […]

N.C. House approves concealed handguns in school facilities hosting church services.

N.C. House approves concealed handguns in school facilities hosting church services.

RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. State House representatives approved H.B. 174 Monday night to allow concealed carried weapons at certain churches conducting services at a school. The bill also addresses the issue when churches have schools/daycare, etc. colocated. The primary sponsor is Rep. Turner who states leaders of a church in her district were concerned […]

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