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Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

ASHEVILLE – An 11-count federal indictment against former Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Frost was lodged today that she conspired with corrupt manager Wanda Greene to use more than $575,000 of public funds on personal equestrian activities. The 64-year-old  woman was implicated in Greene’s  use of taxpayer funds for sponsorships and advertisements at Tryon International Equestrian […]

Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Launches new Emergency Notification System for Rutherfordton Residents

Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Launches new Emergency Notification System for Rutherfordton Residents

Notification Program Overview Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue has launched a new Mass Notification service that allows us to alert you. You opt-in to enter your contact information and subscribe to notification you care about based on your location. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose. How It […]

Attorney general launches petition to stop robocalls

Attorney general launches petition to stop robocalls

RALEIGH, N.C. — Attorney General Josh Stein launched a petition to stop robocalls on Thursday. Automated telephone calls, which frequently leave a recorded message on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company, have been hitting cellphones hard after years of reaching home phones. Stein leads a bipartisan effort involving 40 state attorneys general to stop or […]

North Carolina A.G. Stein Reaches $10 Million Multistate Settlement With Premera Over Data Breach

North Carolina A.G. Stein Reaches $10 Million Multistate Settlement With Premera Over Data Breach

RALEIGH, North Carolina — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today reached a $10 million multistate settlement with health insurance company Premera over its failure to secure sensitive consumer data, which exposed the personal and protected health information of more than 10.4 million consumers to a hacker for almost a […]

Lawmaker ‘needed in Raleigh,’ gets 3rd continuance in cyberstalking case

Lawmaker ‘needed in Raleigh,’ gets 3rd continuance in cyberstalking case

JULY 10, 2019, BY FRANK TAYLOR N.C. Rep. Cody Henson was set to have his criminal case on a cyberstalking charge heard Tuesday at the Transylvania County Courthouse in Brevard, but his attorney instead requested and was granted a continuance in the case. Frank Taylor / Carolina Public Press July 23 is the latest hearing date […]

Senate panel advances controversial bid to allow dumping of toxic electronics in landfills

Senate panel advances controversial bid to allow dumping of toxic electronics in landfills

Electronic equipment contains toxic chemicals, including : lead, mercury, beryllium and cadmium, which can leak into the landfills.  That sleek flat panel TV with the ultra high-definition screen — or the anvil of an ancient model that can still muster a picture — are safe when hanging on your living room wall. But crush them […]

United Way of Rutherford County in Forest City Awarded $200,000

United Way of Rutherford County in Forest City Awarded $200,000

RALEIGH — The award was announced this week by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. TheNCDHHS money awarded the $1.2 million in grant money to six rural North Carolina communities. Also awarded $200,000 each were Ashe Memorial Hospital in Jefferson, Coastal Horizons Center in Wilmington, North Carolina Quality Healthcare Alliance in Chapel Hill, […]

Rutherfordton Town Council Meetings can be viewed online

Rutherfordton Town Council  Meetings can be viewed online

RUTHERFORDTON — In the hierarchy of government organizations, your local government is the one that most affects you. The Town Council sets your sewer rate, recycles your materials, handles zoning changes, sets the budget to pick up your trash, and builds the vision of what your town can be. Get to know them. Discuss your […]

Column: The Lt. Governor is Wrong

Column: The Lt. Governor is Wrong

The Lt. Governor is wrong; multiculturalism is our hope for the future By Rob Schofield, NC POLICY WATCH   It comes as little surprise that the inhabitant of the second highest elected office in the state of North Carolina would stoop to engage in the kind of dog whistle talk that one would normally associate with […]

Justices take federal courts out of political gerrymandering question

Justices take federal courts out of political gerrymandering question

BY KIRK ROSS, Carolina Public Press The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the US Constitution gives state legislators the power to draw congressional districts and the federal courts should not interfere with whether gerrymandering has been too partisan. The North Carolina General Assembly meets in the State Legislative Building in Raleigh, seen here in […]

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