Obituaries – June 18

Mike Hanson, age 55, of Ellenboro was born May 12, 1965 in Lawton, Oklahoma and passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Wise Hanson, brothers Walter Joseph Hanson and Jeffrey Lynn Hanson. Mike is survived by his cherished wife, Angela Owens Hanson; four daughters, Brandy […]

Law Enforcement RC Sheriff's Department


The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office honored Chief Deputy Ricky McKinney and Sergeant Marc Duncan with a breakfast reception to acknowledge their retirement. Chief McKinney and Sgt. Duncan each complete 30 years of faithful service in law enforcement. Sheriff Chris Francis presented each of them an engraved crystal, their badge, and service weapon. Sheriff Francis thanked […]

McDowell County News Politics Polk County

Advocacy Groups Sends Invalid Absentee Ballot Request Forms to 80,000 Voters

RALEIGH, N.C. – The State Board of Elections has learned that a voter advocacy group mailed about 80,000 absentee ballot request forms to North Carolina residents with voters’ information already filled out on the forms. A state law passed last year prohibits election officials from accepting absentee ballot request forms pre-filled “partially or in whole,” and the State […]

COVID-19 Government Health Hospital

RutherfordHelp website for COVID-19 information is designed to provide Rutherford County, NC citizens access to vital and timely information regarding Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The page is maintained by the Community Health Council of Rutherford County and its members. Citizen can find assistance for some of their needs, access the medial screening hotline, find latest community information, and even volunteer […]