We’re in a Desert Sandstorm

The latest Saharan Dust Model shows the dust making its way into North Carolina this coming weekend. If current trends persist the dust appears substantial enough to dim our incoming sunlight.

COVID-19 Government Health

Foothills Health District receives $426,748 from DHHS

NCDHHS Allocates $35 Million to Local Health Departments for COVID-19 Response Raleigh The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is allocating $35 million in federal funding to local health departments to support the COVID-19 response. Per federal guidelines, counties will be able to use these funds to support COVID-19 staffing, infection controls, testing […]


2 shot in RC; Man in Custody

RUTHERFORD CO., NC – Deputies say a man is in custody after two people were shot Sunday in Rutherford County. According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, investigators with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office responded and began conducting interviews. After further investigation, investigators secured warrants on Jimmy Shad McCurry, 37, of 356 Winnies Road, Bostic […]

Government Health

NCCARE360 to coordinate whole-person care

Raleigh – Jun 22, 2020 Through a public-private partnership, North Carolina has created the nation’s first statewide technology platform, NCCARE360, to coordinate whole-person care uniting traditional healthcare settings and organizations that address non-medical drivers of health, such as food, housing, transportation, employment and interpersonal safety. NCCARE360 is now available in all 100 counties. “All kinds […]

Forest City Police Government Identify

Advisory: FCPD Officers requests the public’s assistance in identifying a larceny suspect

On June 16th at 5:40 p.m., officers from the Forest City Police Department responded to Ollie’s Bargain Outlet in reference to a larceny that had occurred. The suspect took several hundred dollars worth of merchandise and left the area. The suspect is a white male and was wearing a camo and black hat, black bandana […]

Fire & Rescue Government News

State Investment in Water Rescue Equipment Pays off for Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount –As floodwaters rose this week along the Tar River to levels not seen since Hurricanes Matthew and Florence, water rescue teams from the Rocky Mount Fire Department put some new state-provided equipment into action, rescuing people stranded in their homes and vehicles. “We are grateful for our first responders who rescued people during […]

Crime Forest City Police


Information being sent on behalf of Forest City Police Department Murder Investigation Forest City Police Department is seeking information as to the person/persons involved in the murder of Denzel Wright. Mr. Wright was killed 2/20/2020 at 145 Greenfield Drive Forest City NC 28043. Anyone with information as to the death of Mr. Wright, is asked […]

Crime Law Enforcement RC Sheriff's Department

STOLEN: 2002 USCA enclosed trailer from Temple Baptist Church

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a white, 2002 USCA enclosed trailer. The trailer was reported stolen from Temple Baptist Church, located at 132 Franklin Road in Mooresboro, on 06/13/2020. The trailer is owned by Spindale Fellowship Holiness Church and was displaying a North Carolina Tag: AA-18108. Anyone […]


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 […]