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UPDATE: Senate Bill 531: School Boards Can’t Sue Counties

Senate Bill 531 : School Boards Can’t Sue Counties Sponsors: Tommy Tucker (R-Union), Bill Rabon (R-Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender) Status: Passed the Senate on April 26, 37–11 What It Does: Repeals the statutory authority for a local board of education to sue county commissioners for insufficient funding. Why It Matters: This bill disenfranchises the local […]

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. […]

Opinion: Electing a County Commissioner March 15

Opinion: Electing a County Commissioner March 15

Deborah Keller- guest columnist The content of this article does not represent the official views or policies of the RC Catalyst. The content represents solely the opinions and views of the author. On March 15, 2016 the Democrats (and Independents who vote Democrat in the primary) will elect the County Commissioner from District 4 for the next four […]

Queen’s Gap Phase 3 contract approved by Commissioners

Queen’s Gap Phase 3 contract approved by Commissioners

RUTHERFORDTON- Rutherford County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve signing the contract for Piper Investments LLC to purchase the Queen’s Gap Phase 3 property in their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. The execution of the sale is contingent on four conditions: two lot foreclosures, the purchase of lot 299, the purchase of the cemetery and road rights of […]

Queen’s Gap Phase 3 Lot #299 pivotal to sale of county properties

Queen’s Gap Phase 3 Lot #299 pivotal to sale of county properties

RUTHERFORDTON- The recent approval of a contract to sell 100 lots at Queen’s Gap owned by the county for $350,000 has several conditions attached to it. Piper Investments LLC registered in the state of Georgia has made the offer to purchase based on the foreclosure by the county of lots #277 (Kevin Shanahan), and #284 […]

“In God We Trust”

RUTHERFORDTON- There are four very familiar words we see every day, but might not realize it. It’s on the money we all spend and soon you could see it a lot more prominent places. Rutherford County Commissioners approved letting the U.S. Motto Action Committee add “In God We Trust” to our government buildings. The N.C. movement […]

ICC Board of Trustees Appointments HB 188 in committee

ICC Board of Trustees Appointments HB 188 in committee

RALEIGH- House Bill 188 introduced by Rep.Mike Hager in March of this year originally was to take away the Rutherford County Board of Education‘s four appointees to the ICC Board of Trustees and give them to the Legislature. This bill was amended to change the appointments from the Legislature to the Rutherford and Polk County […]

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 […]

County Commissioners proclaim National Day of Prayer

County Commissioners proclaim National Day of Prayer

RUTHERFORDTON – A proclamation for a National Day of Prayer was approved by the County Commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday night.  That day will be marked by a ceremony at the Rutherford County Courthouse on Thursday May 7.  Rev. Larry David Ford spoke to the Commissioners concerning this proclamation. A public hearing was […]

2015-2016 goals presented by County Commission

2015-2016 goals presented by County Commission

RUTHERFORDTON- County Commissioners presented their 2015-2016 goals at their meeting Monday night at the annex. They are as follows: • Develop a six-year plan of capital improvements for Rutherford County Schools, Isothermal  Community College and Rutherford County. • Continue advocacy for infrastructure to promote good jobs and business opportunities • Create leadership councils to regularly […]

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