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The IPDC bike plans – your input wanted

The IPDC bike plans – your input wanted

The Isothermal Planning & Development Commission (IPDC)  and NCDOT are working together to create safe and connected routes for bicycling in the Isothermal region. This plan aims to use bicycling as a tool for improving mobility, safety, health, economy, environment, and overall quality of life. The IPDC represents Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in […]

The “dirty business” of dual enrollment

The “dirty business” of dual enrollment

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. — The  Career and College Promise program offers the promise of college credit while still living locally and attending high school. However, dual enrollment will only be as successful to the extent that accountability is required in the education of the students. There are some key issues to consider in evaluating the dual enrollment […]

TJCA school choirs win awards

TJCA school choirs win awards

MOORESBORO — Twelve student​ groups​ for the Charlotte region​ competed in the Music in the Parks Competition on April 22​ at Carowinds Park​.  ​The ​TJCA Middle School Choir ​took ​1st place ​honors ​in the “A Division” with a score of 83​-​ Excellent.  ​The ​TJCA High School Choir ​took home​ 2nd place with score of 82​-​ Excellent. Breana […]

Rutherfordton Police offering $1000 reward

Rutherfordton Police offering $1000 reward

The Rutherfordton Police Department, is offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects in the vehicle break-ins in the area of Maple Street and Monfredo Street between the dates of 04/17/2017 through 04/20/2017. If anyone has any information they are encouraged to contact Lt. Ricky Gilbert […]

Lake Lure Classical Academy 6th Annual Raptor 5K & Fun Run

Lake Lure Classical Academy 6th Annual Raptor 5K & Fun Run

Lake Lure Classical Academy 6th Annual Raptor 5K & Fun Run Saturday April 29, 2017 (rain or shine) at Morse Park Hwy 64 Lake Lure, NC 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. (on-site registration at 7:30 a.m. t-shirts available while supply lasts) 1/2 mile Fun Run (free for grades 5 and under) starts at 9:30am. No pets […]

ICC annual PORTFOLIO DESIGN show – Thursday

ICC annual PORTFOLIO DESIGN show – Thursday

You Are Invited… Thursday, April 27th 10:00 – 6:30 It’s time for the ICC annual PORTFOLIO DESIGN show — Free and open to the public — so be sure to invite friends and family too!  Second-year students in Isothermal’s Applied Sciences Advertising & Graphic Designprogram are polishing up their work for the 2017 Portfolio Show which will be […]

Mountain Heritage: Claiming Our Shared Appalachian Roots

Mountain Heritage: Claiming Our Shared Appalachian Roots

On Friday, April 28, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy-CFA will be hosting a symposium for its grade 10-12 students entitled “Mountain Heritage: Claiming Our Shared Appalachian Roots.”  Participants include Emily Epley, executive director of the Earl Scruggs Center; musician Phil Ruff; Jeff Ziegler, the school’s academic dean; Robin Lattimore, student research coordinator; and Devin McEnnerney, Martha […]

Missing 13-year-old girl found unharmed

Missing 13-year-old girl found unharmed

McDowell County sheriff’s deputies report: Missing teen, Furie Nikayla Benge, has been located unharmed; we thank the public for their assistance.

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. […]