An earthquake with magnitude 5.1 occurred 2 km SSE of Sparta, North Carolina at 12:07:37.78 UTC on Aug 9, 2020 … (8 A.m. approximately) Reports coming in from: Golden Valley, Rutherfordton, Forest City, Henrietta, and Union Mills of houses shaking.
The Lake Lure Town Council held a series of Community Forums on 7/28/20. The purpose of the meeting was to share information on the Town’s extensive plans for the Lake Lure Dam renovations, Sewer System rehabilitation, and Lake maintenance. Protecting and maintaining our community requires an aggressive plan to foster federal and state support, promote […]
By Greg Childress, NC POLICY WATCH Mark Johnson, State SuperintendentRoughly one million of the state’s K-12 students will attend school remotely to start the new school year, State Superintendent Mark Johnson said Tuesday. Johnson made the comment during a remote Council of State Meeting. “Right now, we’re on track for two out of every three students in our […]
The Attorney General’s office has learned that some North Carolina residents have received seed packets from China or other foreign sources that they did not order in the mail. The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said the shipping of these seeds is likely the product of an international internet scam known as […]
Areas along coast and inland areas of Eastern North Carolina prepare for potentially devastating flooding as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches. by Kirk Ross August 3, 2020 Image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website shows the projected path for Tropic Storm Isaias, which takes the system across much of Eastern North Carolina. Scattered rains started falling […]
Each Thursday evening throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Broad Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Broad River Basin. Results are posted to the Swim Guide website at theswimguide.org – the public’s best resource for knowing which streams and river recreation areas are […]
May 28, 2020 On Tuesday May 26 Foothills Health District (FHD) had their board meeting in the Rutherford County Annex Building. It was streamed live from the Rutherford County Commissioner’s chamber. Foothills Health District is the organization in charge of the McDowell and Rutherford County Health Departments as well as the organization that handles all […]