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Musings: Out and About

Musings: Out and About

Time with loved ones is so precious. The Fourth of July celebrations brought relatives and friends together – lots of smiles, fireworks, and food of course.  Being back in the South that means deviled eggs, sweet tea, barbecue, Carolina hash, coleslaw, flyswatters, good coffee, porch swing family updates, slammed screen doors and entertaining kids – […]

Dear Sen. Tillis: Eastern NC needs you to take action on the climate crisis

Dear Sen. Tillis: Eastern NC needs you to take action on the climate crisis

By Penny and Mark Hoope,   NC POLICY WATCH Throughout North Carolina, the start of summer means late-night barbecues, well-earned vacations from work and breaks from school. But as we know all too well, this time of year also marks the start of hurricane season. Last year, Hurricane Florence devastated the North Carolina coastline, damaging military […]

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 […]

ICC Caseworker Training Program Leads To Career Path

ICC Caseworker Training Program Leads To Career Path

SPINDALE  – Looking for a full-time job with great benefits and the potential for advancement while helping others? Check out the Income Maintenance Caseworker course at Isothermal Community College. Fast track your career by completing the two-phase training program developed in partnership between the state Community College system and the NC Department of Social Services. […]

What makes a good citizen? Voting, paying taxes, following the law top list

What makes a good citizen? Voting, paying taxes, following the law top list

BY JOHN GRAMLICH Last year’s Fourth of July Parade in San Gabriel, California. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images) In a Pew Research Center survey in early 2018, around three-quarters of Americans (74%) said voting in elections was very important to what it means to be a good citizen, and around seven-in-ten said the same about paying taxes (71%) […]

Wheeler versus Caulder-WoFF Trespassing Case Dismissed

Wheeler versus Caulder-WoFF Trespassing Case Dismissed

RUTHERFORDTON —”The Wheeler for NC” campaign case filed in small claims court against Jayne Caulder over an alleged trespassing case at the Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF) church has been dismissed. Wheeler, appearing pro se, was suing for the $4500 in legal fees spend to defend him, Wayne Guffey, and John Huddle against the trespassing […]

SEIZED: 2,167 grams of meth, 370 grams of pot and $42,565 in currency; Marion woman charged

SEIZED: 2,167 grams of meth, 370 grams of pot and $42,565 in currency; Marion woman charged

RALEIGH —Deputy Robert Watson of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Holly Leighann Willis, 30, address listed as Lewis Drive in Marion, with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one count each of maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of […]

Looking to the Future, Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts

Looking to the Future, Public Sees an America in Decline on Many Fronts

Majorities predict a weaker economy, a growing income divide, a degraded environment and a broken political system BY KIM PARKER, RICH MORIN AND JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ, Pew Charitable Trust When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage. While a narrow majority of the public (56%) say […]

Tourism Development Authority Updates

Tourism Development Authority Updates

RUTHERFORDTON — At the June 2019 Town of Rutherfordton council meeting, Don Cason, executive director of the RC Tourism Development Authority, presented a check for $50,000 in support of the Town’s renovation and redevelopment of Kiwanis Park in downtown Rutherfordton. The following update is from TDA’s budget message. [pdf-embedder url=”http://rccatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/TDA-2019-2020-Budgt-Message.pdf” title=”TDA 2019-2020 Budgt Message”] Gayle […]

UPDATE: RC Commissioners to make RC a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County

UPDATE: RC Commissioners to make RC a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County

UPDATE – While the RC Commissioners’ resolution stated it was making Rutherford County N.C. a Gun Sanctuary County, it would have been more accurate to call the resolution a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County as explained in the resolution below.   __________________________________________________________________________________ RUTHERFORD COUNTY, NC — On the Monday night meeting agenda of the County Commissioners […]

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