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Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

ASHEVILLE – An 11-count federal indictment against former Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Frost was lodged today that she conspired with corrupt manager Wanda Greene to use more than $575,000 of public funds on personal equestrian activities. The 64-year-old  woman was implicated in Greene’s  use of taxpayer funds for sponsorships and advertisements at Tryon International Equestrian […]

Can you identify this person?

Can you identify this person?

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is seeking the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in a recent, attempted Motor Vehicle Breaking and Entering incident. During the early morning hours of 7/15/2019, an unidentified white male attempted to break and enter at least two vehicles at Robbin’s Oil Change in Caroleen. Video […]

Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Launches new Emergency Notification System for Rutherfordton Residents

Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue Launches new Emergency Notification System for Rutherfordton Residents

Notification Program Overview Rutherfordton Fire & Rescue has launched a new Mass Notification service that allows us to alert you. You opt-in to enter your contact information and subscribe to notification you care about based on your location. The information you provide is protected and will not be used for any other purpose. How It […]

RC’s Good-hearted People

RC’s Good-hearted People

Thank you to the two car drivers today who drove around my 18 year old cat sitting directly in the middle of the road staring them down. This particular “getting his bottom warm on the pavement” was what made him become an indoor cat. I so appreciate the drivers’ consideration. However, Harley has been diagnosed […]

Family chaos detrimental to childdren with asthma

Family chaos detrimental to childdren with asthma

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The chaos of family life could be detrimental to health outcomes for children with severe asthma, new research shows. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at the connection between parent and child depression, family functioning and child asthma management among urban minority children with uncontrolled asthma. Lead author Sally Weinstein […]

Protecting Faith Communities Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe from Attacks

Protecting Faith Communities Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe from Attacks

Assistant Director Kerry Sleeper of the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement speaks at a meeting of faith leaders at FBI Headquarters Tuesday. Seven minutes, 24 seconds. That’s how long it took a gunman who opened fire at a Baptist church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, to kill 26 people. Many in the church on November […]

Attorney general launches petition to stop robocalls

Attorney general launches petition to stop robocalls

RALEIGH, N.C. — Attorney General Josh Stein launched a petition to stop robocalls on Thursday. Automated telephone calls, which frequently leave a recorded message on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company, have been hitting cellphones hard after years of reaching home phones. Stein leads a bipartisan effort involving 40 state attorneys general to stop or […]

North Carolina A.G. Stein Reaches $10 Million Multistate Settlement With Premera Over Data Breach

North Carolina A.G. Stein Reaches $10 Million Multistate Settlement With Premera Over Data Breach

RALEIGH, North Carolina — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today reached a $10 million multistate settlement with health insurance company Premera over its failure to secure sensitive consumer data, which exposed the personal and protected health information of more than 10.4 million consumers to a hacker for almost a […]

Swim Guide Results for the Green River – July 10

Swim Guide Results for the Green River – July 10

Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Green Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Green 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 […]

SC Records 1.4 Magnitude Wed. Morning

SC Records 1.4 Magnitude Wed. Morning

WINNSBORO MILLS, S.C.  – A low-magnitude earthquake struck South Carolina early Wednesday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed a 1.4-magnitude quake occurred roughly 9 kilometers southwest of Winnsboro Mills which affected communities north of Columbia and northeast of Lake Murray. Gayle Clayton, BS, MA

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