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Democratic Gala 2017 – The time is now

Democratic Gala 2017 – The time is now

SPINDALE — The RC Democrats held a grand gala on Friday evening. The party came together in their finery, enthusiasm and commitment at ICC’s Foundation. The Twelfth Annual Democratic Spring Gala was a huge success with keynote speaker N.C. Suupreme Court Justice Hon. Michael R. Morgan. Morgan brought an inspiring message of hope, action, and […]

NC Sen. Ralph Hise campaign money discrepancies

NC Sen. Ralph Hise campaign money discrepancies

RALEIGH – The blog of Greg Flynn presents interesting and potentially important material regarding the campaign funds of N.C. Senator Ralph Hise showing excess loan repayment to himself and consistently filing reports with incomplete information. Among Hise’s constituents in District 47 are Rutherford County, Polk County and McDowell County. Below are excerpts from Flynn’s blog […]

AP releases Spindale forum video

AP releases Spindale forum video

SPINDALE — The Associated Press (AP) has released a short video clip of Saturday’s former Word of Faith Fellowship members forum. https://apnews.com/989ba38ec56d41b18c935751ab178de0/Former-Church-Members-Discuss-Abuse-Allegations

WoFF makes Saturday Night Live clip

WoFF makes Saturday Night Live clip

SPINDALE — As the Associated Press (AP) article about Word of Faith Fellowship (WoFF) becomes a nationally and internationally read exposure of the cult’s practices, it wasn’t long before Saturday Night Live found a place for it on their news segment. The clip was short and can be found about 5 minutes into the clip […]

AP Investigation “Broken Faith” of Word of Faith Fellowship to be released Monday

AP Investigation “Broken Faith” of Word of Faith Fellowship to be released Monday

SPINDALE — Former members of the Word of Faith Fellowship are sharing their stories of suffering with Associated Press and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Mitch Weiss. The official exclusive AP promo video was released this evening in anticipation of the beginning of their investigative series on Monday. Many people risked family, careers, home, and virtually […]

Politics: No deal over HB2

A possible compromise over HB2 emerged late last week. The deal, brokered by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association whose members are most hurt by the law’s backlash, asked for the repeal of HB2. First Charlotte was to repeal its ordinance. Once the supposed original need for HB2 was removed, the General Assembly would […]

Rumbling Bald’s Lundy named Tourism board chair

Rumbling Bald’s Lundy named Tourism board chair

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N. C. – The county commissioners approved Richard Lundy as the Tourism Development Authority’s (TDA) board chair at their meeting last night. Controversy over the recommendations, meeting notifications, and transparency over the board and the TDA’s  actions postponed the appointment from the July 2015 meeting. In the interval between meetings, both county commissioner […]

Video of Charleston church shooter in custody in Shelby NC

SHELBY NC – Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday following the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night. He was arrested Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina, about 245 miles north, during a traffic stop, Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen said at a news conference. “I am so pleased that we were able […]

Last call at Legal Grounds

Last call at Legal Grounds

RUTHERFORDTON NC – After 17 years of business, it was last call at Legal Grounds across from the courthouse. From humble beginnings as a coffee shop and a breakfast stop, Legal Grounds grew into a successful restaurant, bar, pizza place and music venue. The Grondahls were always willing to donate to a cause, support the […]