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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 […]

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 […]

Flood watch for our area

Flood watch for our area

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued * Flood Watch for portions of piedmont North Carolina and western North Carolina, including the following areas, in piedmont North Carolina, Alexander, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, and Rowan. In western North Carolina, Avery, Buncombe, Burke Mountains, Caldwell Mountains, Eastern McDowell, Eastern Polk, Graham, […]

Shelby train derailment dumps grain last Tuesday

Shelby train derailment dumps grain last Tuesday

SHELBY — A fright train derailed around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning near Shelby. Several cars carrying hundreds of pounds of corn overturned dumping its load along the roadside. The N.C. Department of Transportation closed part of Airport Road until Wednesday morning. No one was hurt. There is no word yet on what caused the derailment.