Agriculture Business Farmer's Market Health News Out and About

Delicious Local Fare for All

FOREST CITY —Rutherford County’s Farmer market is now open. Local producers are offering a bounty of locally foods. These delicious foods supply “close to home” nutrients that far surpass foods you can purchase in grocery stores. (FYI-Chefs thrive on food challenges. They enjoy a basket of raw ingredients to create dishes from scratch. It’s like […]

COVID-19 Health Opinion Out and About Quarantine Restaurant Rutherford County

Editorial: Gratitude for Friends during this Quarantine

Perhaps I have always been a loner and a hermit. Those attributes got me through engineering school and religion graduate studies. One’s focus doesn’t waver much when living in books and always seeking truth. Studying the world’s religions has taught me to seek understanding instead of condemnation. I’ve found truth was not always where I […]

COVID-19 Government Health Opinion Out and About Politics

The 2020 General Assembly in a nutshell: profits over people

By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch, NC Spin It’s never safe to predict what the current leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly will do when it comes to scheduling gatherings in Raleigh, but if the end of the 2020 legislative session really is nigh at it appears, the past several weeks will have served […]

COVID-19 Government Health Out and About

New poll: North Carolinians overwhelmingly support mask mandate

By Joe Killian , NC POLICY WATCH A new Elon University poll finds overwhelming support for the statewide mandate for face masks in public places but less overall concern about COVID-19. The poll, conducted June 24 and 25, found 74 percent of respondents support the state requirement to wear a mask. Nearly half of respondents […]

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Off Price Luxury* Charlotte store Grand Opening July 1-4 10 A.M. till 6 P.M.

Retail innovator Off Price Luxury* announced today its Charlotte store grand opening July 1-4 10:00 AM untll 6:00 PM. It’s conveniently located at 7004 Smith Corners Boulevard, Suite B near Northlake Mall and the intersection of I-77 & Harris Boulevard. This new store is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lotz International recognized in 2019 by […]

News Out and About Politics Press Release Rutherfordton

Vote for Rutherfordton’s Best Use of the Town’s Golf Course

The Town of Rutherfordton wants to thank those that attended the Public Input Meeting Today for the Golf Course property. However, we also want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to provide feedback on the 3 Draft Master Plans. These plans have been developed after much discussion by the Golf Course Task Force Committee […]

Education Government Isothermal Community College Out and About

Dalton will retire as Isothermal’s president

SPINDALE (June 29, 2020) — Walter Dalton, president of Isothermal Community College, will retire in February 2021, he announced Thursday. Dalton made his announcement to trustees, faculty and staff via email. The former North Carolina lieutenant governor, state senator and attorney has been president of the college since May 2013. This year, he has also […]

corruption Opinion Out and About Politics

Column: School Board Member & 2020 Candidate disses honor high school student in 2016

Michael Dean Hager, current Board of Education appointee and candidate, lives on Walking Horse Trail in the Green Hill area of Rutherfordton (District 1) and is affiliated with the Republican Party. Hager, after being ousted from his legislative position by his OWN Party at 60 years old, then started a career as a lobbyist. His […]