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Help locate a missing 13-year-old girl

Help locate a missing 13-year-old girl

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies are intensely searching for a missing 13-year-old girl. Furie Nikayla Benge was last seen at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25 at her residence on 268 Radio Hill Drive in Marion. Her grandmother reported that she went outside to feed the rabbits and didn’t return. Her family has been unable […]

Spindale’s Connor Stroud named to Junior Wheelchair Tennis team

Spindale’s Connor Stroud named to Junior Wheelchair Tennis team

USTA ANNOUNCES SQUAD FOR 2017 BNP PARIBAS WORLD TEAM CUP U.S. Teams to Compete in Wheelchair Tennis’ Premier International Team Competition, May 1-7, in Sardinia, Italy WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.– The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced the players and coaches who will represent the United States at the 2017 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. […]

Stolen car report lands RC woman in jail

Stolen car report lands RC woman in jail

SHELBY – We’ve all had those moments in the parking lot. We can’t remember exactly where we left our car. On Saturday a RC woman was arrested after reporting her car stolen on Saturday. Farrah Winters, 39, of Fernwood Drive, Rutherfordton, called Shelby Police Department around 4:30 p.m. Saturday when she couldn’t locate her vehicle. […]

NC class-size compromise offered in HB 13 Monday night

NC class-size compromise offered in HB 13 Monday night

RALEIGH — Senate leader Phil Berger announced modifications to House Bill 13 that would push back extensive class-size reductions in kindergarten through third grade for a year. School districts had argued the required 2017-2018 year would end their ability to fund arts and physical education classes. Under Monday’s deal, K-3 classes will be smaller in […]

The fraud in N.C. voter-fraud

The fraud in N.C. voter-fraud

RALEIGH — The N.C. Board of Elections determined that 508 voters out of 4.8 million who cast ballots last November weren’t eligible to vote. The vast majority of those votes were felons serving active sentences. The State Board of Elections audit report says that 441 voters appear to have been serving active felony sentences on […]

Fenner/Woff case pre-trial hearing to be heard this week

Fenner/Woff case pre-trial hearing to be heard this week

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The pretrial motions of the case of the State of North Carolina versus Brooke Covington was to be heard in front of Superior Court Judge Gary Gavenus Monday morning. However, a new motion to continue the hearing was filed by defense attorney David Teddy, counsel for Brooke Covington. While Judge Gavenus […]

Students score big in state business contests

Students score big in state business contests

SPINDALE – Several Isothermal students brought home top awards from the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Charlotte recently. Phi Beta Lambda is a national college organization for business students. Eight Isothermal students — Bonnie Langford-Powell, Kaylee Schappert, Stephanie Orasing, Melody Couch, Justin Haney, Johnny Hopkins, Meghan Nevil and Clay Randall  — participated in […]

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp’s mother found dead

Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp’s mother found dead

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C.  – The mother of accused serial killer Todd Kohlhepp was found dead this morning.  Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger says the body of 70-year-old Regina Ann Tague was found by her husband in her home. No foul play is expected at this time. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Tague’s […]

Update: Victim’s name released in FC Shooting

Update: Victim’s name released in FC Shooting

FOREST CITY, N.C. – Forest City Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place on April 22, 2017 at 4:57 p.m. at 309 Harmon Street. The shooting victim, Nathaniel Terrell Whitesides, 32, of Forest City was flown to Spartanburg Regional due the severity of his injuries. At the time of this release, Whitesides remains […]

Grant awarded for outpatient care for mental health & addiction disorders

Grant awarded for outpatient care for mental health & addiction disorders

ASHEVILLE, N.C.— The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a $2.3 million grant to Vaya Health to ensure people with mental health or addiction disorders receive proper outpatient care and avoid repeated trips to the hospital. Nearly 600 people seek care for behavioral health needs at Mission’s Emergency Department (ED) every month. Some individuals […]

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