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Out and About – Bostic Lincoln Center

Out and About – Bostic Lincoln Center

BOSTIC- The Bostic Lincoln Festival was Saturday. The opening ceremonies made tirbutes to the late Lydia Clontz and late Hugh Calton. Both were regular volunteers at the festival and supporters of the belief that President Abraham Lincoln was born in the Bostic Community. Music, festival food, period dressed characters and craftsman demonstrations made for a […]

Bostic Lincoln Festival Saturday

Bostic Lincoln Festival Saturday

BOSTIC – The annual Bostic Lincoln Spring Festival is Saturday, April 8, 2017. Come join the festivities from 10 – 5 p.m. Honest Abe, an exciting new documentary regarding the birth of Abraham Lincoln in Western North Carolina, is available at the center. Come explore whether Abraham Lincoln was born at Lincoln Hill near Bostic.

SBI ids deputies in the officer-involved shooting

SBI ids deputies in the officer-involved shooting

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is conducting an independent investigation into the shooting of suspect Tony Lane near Bostic. On Dec. 29, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched for a domestic disturbance— a father and his two sons were in a dispute and were told that shots had been […]

UPDATE: RC Shooting standoff suspect is in custody

UPDATE: RC Shooting standoff suspect is in custody

BOSTIC, N.C. —Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputies respond to a domestic at 202 Whippoorwill Drive in Bostic. Rutherford County 911 received a call at 15:00 hrs. today from the residence advising that a father and his 2 sons were in a dispute. Shots were fired prior to deputies’ arrival. Upon deputies arrival they came under fire. […]

Body found in storage building fire debris

Body found in storage building fire debris

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Fire Marshal and Rutherford County Sheriffs Dept. was called to investigate when a body was found in fire debris. At 1:21 a.m. Hudlow Fire Dept. along with Cherry Mountain and Bostic Fire Departments responded to a structure fire near Mamie Hamilton Road area. Upon arrival, the fire departments found a […]

Hollifield’s WW II dog tag returned to relative in Bostic

Hollifield’s WW II dog tag returned to relative in Bostic

BOSTIC – WSPA – Channel 7 featured the return of Joseph Dwight Hollifield’s dog tag. Hollifield was killed in World War II. Their interview featured Nell Melton who recounted the day she learned about her uncle, Joseph “Bill” Dwight Hollifield. A group in France who searches for objects from the war came across several dog […]

UPDATE: Golden Valley standoff is over

UPDATE: Golden Valley standoff is over

UPDATE: The suspect was forced out of the trailer with tear gas this morning and apprehended. The man had been in and out of the residence, standing on the porch, and firing shots at officers all night. The subject had reported “hearing voices” and reports are that he is a schidzophrenic who had stopped taking […]

Defiant Whisky wins silver medal at 2015 ACSA competition

RUTHERFORDTON- Defiant Whisky took home the silver medal at the 2015 American Craft Spirits Association Competition.   Over 1,000 international whiskies were blind-tasted by 12 judges. There were 250 American distilleries entered. About 50% of all entries submitted for this year’s American Craft Spirits Association spirit competition were whiskies. Congratulations to Rutherford County’s Blue Ridge […]

Defiant Whiskey recreates girl scout camp into event venue

    BOSTIC, NC – What do whisky and campgrounds have in common? A lot in Golden Valley, N.C. Tucked away between the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and South Mountains is Camp Golden Valley, a recently closed Girl’s Scout Camp that is now owned by the makers of Defiant Whisky.   After decades as a well-known, […]

Appropriateness of 911 call response in question

Appropriateness of 911 call response in question

RUTHERFORD COUNTY – A call for help at a local residence has the community talking about the appropriateness of an officer calling the suspect while a deputy was en route. Domestic violence calls are among the many dangerous calls law enforcement encounters. However, in this case both the suspect who was a former law enforcement officer […]