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Stolen car chase ends in crash through substation

Stolen car chase ends in crash through substation

CLIFFSIDE — On 03/20/2017 Detectives with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office were in the Cliffside Community searching for a 2004 Nissan Versa that had been reported stolen on 03/19/2017 from the Forest City area. Detectives spotted the vehicle traveling South on US 221A. Detectives pulled behind the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. […]

COAL ASH: Henderson Rep. seeks panel to oversee cleanup

COAL ASH: Henderson Rep. seeks panel to oversee cleanup

RALEIGH, N.C. — Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson wants to reconstitute the panel to oversee the cleanup of unlined coal ash pits across the state. Gov. Pat McCrory shut down the Coal Ash Management Commission in March when a state Supreme Court ruled that the General Assembly set the panel up incorrectly. The court determined that […]

Unexplained fish kill at Broad River Greenway

BOILING SPRINGS- What is killing the fish at a popular nature trail and fishing area in Boiling Springs? The Broad River Greenway is a unique public/private partnership, a 448-acre tract of land along the both sides of a stretch of 1.5 miles of river was purchased and deeded to Cleveland County and the Town of […]

Cliffside’s Robbie Helton performs at Grand Ole Opry

Cliffside’s Robbie Helton performs at Grand Ole Opry

NASHVILLE, TENN.- The stage of the Grand Ole Opry hosted Rutherford County’s own Robbie Helton Tuesday night as he performed live with EmiSunshine and The Rain. Helton’s family met him at Nashville to see him perform. He has been on a nationwide tour with the band for the past several months where they recently opened […]

Duke Energy pleaded guilty to nine violations of the Clean Water Act

WASHINGTON – Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty today to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to […]

Poisons Found in Drinking Water from Cliffside Duke Plant

Tests of surface water samples collected near coal ash waste pits at the Cliffside Duke Energy plants showed the presence of thallium, a highly toxic metal. This contaminant is known as the murder poison as it is soluble, easily absorbed through the skin, and damages the nervous system, lungs, heart, liver, and kidneys. The Department of Environment […]

County Attorney Still Examining EMS Contract

County Attorney Still Examining EMS Contract

RUTHERFORDTON — Last week’s county commissioners’ meeting included a report on the legality of the Cliffside Fire Department agreement with Rutherford County to provide rent funds for Rutherford County EMS to park an ambulance at their location. Last year, a corporate sponsor had approached interim county manager Bill Eckler about their donation to support emergency […]