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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. […]

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 […]

House approves Bright Futures Act to expand internet to rural communities

House approves Bright Futures Act to expand internet to rural communities

RALEIGH — The state House last Thursday approved the “Bright Futures Act,” a bill designed to expand high-speed internet service to rural communities and other underserved areas. The bill must be passed by the Senate next. The  bill could help bring high-speed internet to 3 million people in 85 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. If passed […]

N.C. legislation updates – April 21, 2017

N.C. legislation updates – April 21, 2017

The Democratics filed House Bill 858 Wednesday that establishes a Medicaid expansion through hospital assessment that would pass through the General Fund. The Democratic strategy is very similar to House Bill 662 sponsored by four House Republicans. Several academic studies have determined that expanding Medicaid could benefit more than 500,000 North Carolinians. The bill also […]

PTK honor society inducts new members

PTK honor society inducts new members

  SPINDALE  – Five students at Isothermal Community College were inducted into the Sigma Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa last week. Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year college students. The organization provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in activities that involve four hallmarks: scholarship, fellowship, leadership and service. In order to qualify for membership in Phi Theta […]

Dept. of Social Services Board meeting – April 2017

Dept. of Social Services Board meeting – April  2017

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Board of RC’s Department of Social Services (DSS) met Wednesday to review March activities, discuss proposed budgets and to hear program updates. Chairman Steve Wright welcomed all members, visitors and staff at 8:30 a.m. Director John Carroll announced that 3 people had left the employ of DSS in March and […]

Columnist: One of our own faces deportation

Columnist: One of our own faces deportation

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.– Martin Niemöller   A Gardner-Webb University junior and resident of Forest City is facing deportation to the Honduras after 13 years of living here. […]

MountainTrue Announces Green Riverkeeper

MountainTrue 11th Annual Spring Green Bash Saluda’s favorite river and block party is May 6; river, zipline and rappelling trips to benefit new Green Riverkeeper Saluda, NC — MountainTrue is pleased to announce that Gray Jernigan, MountainTrue’s Southern Regional Director, is now also the new Green Riverkeeper and will serve as a fundamental protector of […]

Element Church hosts Easter Sunday egg drop

Element Church hosts Easter Sunday egg drop

Element Church will be hosting it’s annual EggDrop and Easter service at McNair Stadium (Home of the Forst City Owls) on Easter Sunday. We will have a time of celebration, live music, and drop 20,000 fun filled easter eggs from a helicopter. For the safety of everyone, we will have multiple egg drops. Free Admission […]

Chimney Rock Park to offer Easter weekend events

Chimney Rock Park to offer Easter weekend events

CHIMNEY ROCK– Chimney Rock Park’s 62nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service will be this Sunday.The public is invited. The interdenominational community celebration includes live spiritual music featuring bagpipes and special live music sung by local musicians along with an inspirational message. Admission to the service, which is held rain or shine, is free to the public. […]

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