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County Commissioners’ 2016-2017 Report Card

County Commissioners’ 2016-2017 Report Card

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Rutherford County Commissioners met Friday afternoon to review their progress on last year’s goals before setting new ones for the upcoming fiscal year. County manager Steve Garrison, finance director Paula Roach and assistant to the board Hazel Haynes were in attendance as well. The setting was relaxed, cordial, and productive. […]

US Precision Construction announces RC manufacturing facility

US Precision Construction announces RC manufacturing facility

FOREST CITY –  US Precision Construction, LLC, a member controlled company of Tryon Equestrian Partners, LLC, will be manufacturing fully fabricated residential living units and commercial structures at the former American Homes location at 2015 Hwy 221 South. These units will be used for retail, hotels, single and multi-family structures. Governor Pat McCrory announced that the N.C. Rural […]

Congressman McHenry’s Town Hall meeting

Congressman McHenry’s Town Hall meeting

FOREST CITY – Congressman Patrick McHenry, after a full day of Rutherford County appearances, held a town hall meeting Tuesday evening at the Cool Springs auditorium. There were 35 people in attendance despite little notification to the public. McHenry presented his viewpoints on the economy and on the Iran nuclear deal before opening up the […]

McHenry presents check for ICC Applied Sciences Center

SPINDALE, N.C. – The vision of the new Applied Science Center may soon become a reality. Not only is a plan underway, but now the funding for implementation is at hand. On Tuesday, August 18, 2015 County commissioner chair Bryan King, Isothermal Community College (ICC) Board of Trustees Chair Chivous Bradley and Isothermal Community College […]

Tourism Development Authority board chair controversy

Tourism Development Authority board chair controversy

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — County commissioners heard the motion for the appointment of Richard Lundy, a Rumbling Bald executive, for the TDA board chair and heard two calls for a second before announcing the failure of the motion. Lundy in public comments said that he had just recently learned of the transparency and conflicts of […]

Commissioners address concerns over ICC trustee appointment

Commissioners address concerns over ICC trustee appointment

RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC – The newly elected County Commissioners made board appointments at their regularly scheduled meeting. Among them was Todd Bennett who was appointed to replace Dr. Bobby England for the Isothermal Community College (ICC) Board of Trustees. Commissioner Alan Toney nominated Todd Bennett for the Board position and it was seconded by Commissioner Benfield. Commissioners King, […]

Commissioners approved EMS to do in-house billing

RUTHERFORD COUNTY NC – EMS changes to perform in-house billing were approved by the county commissioners in their May 2015 meeting. The new commissioners, Bryan King, Alan Toney, Mike Benfield, along with Greg Lovelace and Eddie Holland, approved bringing the service back to the county and reversed the decision of the former commissioners. EMS and […]

ICC presents budget request to County Commissioners

RUTHERFORDTON- In a special meeting Monday night the ICC Board of Trustees presented the County Commissioners their 2015-2016 budget for $7,623,284. After opening remarks by Dr. Bobby England and ICC President Walter Dalton, the presentation was turned over to VP Steven Matheny. Matheny stressed that ICC’s operating budget was critical this year. Leonard Hollifield, chair […]

Commissioners move ahead with EMS/Library loan

Commissioners move ahead with EMS/Library loan

County Commissioners will proceed with 1.8 million dollar loan for EMS/Library. Commissioners met Monday night at 6PM at the County Annex in Rutherfordton. They voted to proceed with the loan from SunTrust Bank for 15 years at 2.65% interest. Yearly payments will be $148,634.00. Commissioners meet the first Monday of the month at 6 pm […]