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Woman sentenced for fraud of Lake Lure elderly couple

Woman sentenced for fraud of Lake Lure elderly couple

LAKE LURE — Joanna Marie Cain of 472 Jack McKinney Road, Forest City, North Carolina was arrested March 16, 2017. Cain, employed by an elderly couple in Lake Lure, was accused of fraudulently writing and endorsing blank bank checks stolen from the home, larceny of gift cards, theft of jewelry, and fraudulently charging merchandise on the couple’s credit […]

Lake Lure man arrested for 10 lbs. of marijuana

Lake Lure man arrested for 10 lbs. of marijuana

LAKE LURE — Hendersonville police arrested a Lake Lure man who was attempting to pick up 10 pounds of marijuana from a local drop box. Shawn Burton, 42, was charged with possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession with the intent to manufacture/sell/deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance. Authorities received a tip that […]

27 Felonies for woman taking advantage of elderly couple

27 Felonies for woman taking advantage of elderly couple

LAKE LURE —After a thorough investigation involving fraud, Lake Lure Police Officer Chris Shuford was able to secure 27 Felony Charges on JOANNA MARIE CAIN of 472 Jack McKinney Road, Forest City, North Carolina. Ms. Cain was arrested March 16, 2017 at approximately 10am and taken to the Rutherford County Detention Center by her probation […]

WNC AgOptions Awards $201,000 in Small Farm Grants

WNC AgOptions Awards $201,000 in Small Farm Grants

MILLS RIVER — WNC Agricultural Options awarded 35 farm businesses 2017 farm grants. A total of $201,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants were made at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River. The N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission is the exclusive financial supporter of WNC AgOptions whose goals are to build sustainable […]

Party Rock Wildfire Town Hall Meeting in Lake Lure

Party Rock Wildfire Town Hall Meeting in Lake Lure

LAKE LURE, N.C. – Experts are holding town hall meeting Tuesday night to discuss the long-term impacts of the Party Rock Fire on Lake Lure.The Party Rock fire burned 7,000 acres of land, and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes. The town hall meeting is for residents to ask their questions about the […]

Mountains Library hosted storyteller Randell Jones

Mountains Library hosted storyteller Randell Jones

LAKE LURE – Mountains Library and the library’s Genealogy Club hosted awardwinning author, filmmaker and storyteller, Randell Jones last week.  Jones presented “Rutherford’s Expedition Against the Cherokees – Invasion 1776”, a lecture taken from his book, Before They W ere Heroes at King’s Mountain. Jones makes history come alive to even non-history buffs. A large […]

McCrory signs Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 into law

McCrory signs Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 into law

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory signed the Disaster Recovery Act of 2016 into law today, providing $201 million to help citizens and communities recover from Hurricane Matthew and wildfires. The governor was joined at the Executive Mansion by legislators, mayors, county commissioners, members of the governor’s Hurricane Matthew Recovery Committee and N.C. Emergency Management […]

$7.9 Million to fight Party Rock Fire

$7.9 Million to fight Party Rock Fire

LAKE LURE — Lake Lure’s Party Rock fire burned more than 7,000 acres in parts of three counties. Crews were brought in from across the country to establish fire lines, save dwellings and evacuate people. Forestry Services spent $7,889,344 fighting that blaze. Lisa Jennings, a natural resource specialist for the U.S. Forest Service, said each […]

Mop up phase for Party Rock Fire: no further donations needed

Mop up phase for Party Rock Fire: no further donations needed

Fire fighters will continue to “mop-up” the fire perimeter today, thankful that fire lines have held after three straight days of strong winds. Mop-up is the process of making sure all hot spots near the perimeter are out cold. Crews will remain vigilant since the fuels that drove the growth of the Party Rock Fire […]

Party Rock Fire Containment Lines Hold Overnight

Party Rock Fire Containment Lines Hold Overnight

LAKE LURE, N.C. — Strong winds tested containment lines on the Party Rock Fire Saturday and through the night into Sunday morning, but fire managers report there was no fire growth outside those lines. Continued windy conditions and low humidity will keep fire fighters on their toes again today. “If we can hold it one […]

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