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Have any info on this B&E suspect?

Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect in a residential break-in. Jamie Lee Russell, 34, is wanted for questioning in relation to a break-in at the 452 Angel Wing Drive home of Terry Self sometime between July 23 and Aug. 22. He is a white male who stands 6

RCCATALYST.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

NC Joins 14 States in Bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance

RALEIGH - Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina will join 14 other states in the U.S. Climate Alliance, which is the bipartisan coalition launched in response to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. The bipartisan group of states is committed to reducing their sha

RCCATALYST.COM - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

RC Couple file class action suit against Equifax

CHARLOTTE - The Charlotte Observer reported that George Tate and Jeannie Tate, of Rutherford County filed a lawsuit in Charlotte against credit-reporting company Equifax over the firm's disclosure this month of a hack that potentially exposed highly personal data of millions of Americans. The federa

RCCATALYST.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Fenner court cases allocated Oct. time in Buncombe County courts

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. - The Rutherford County Clerk of Superior Court's office confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 that they had received a commission for the Fenner trials to be held in Buncombe County next month. Judge Marvin Pope, Jr. has been assigned to preside on the week of Oct. 23, 2017 and

RCCATALYST.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Divided N.C. Court of Appeals rules on basic education funding

Divided N.C. Court of Appeals Panel Holds County Commissioners Bear No Constitutional Responsibility for Right to Sound Basic Education RALEIGH, NC - On Tuesday, September 19, a divided panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in Silver et al v. Halifax County Board of Commissioners that

RCCATALYST.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Spindale Council says grass is too tall

SPINDALE-The grass is tall along some portions of U.S. Hwy. 74-A near Isothermal Community College, and members of the Spindale Town Council are not happy about it. The Council agreed at its regular meeting Monday evening to send a letter voicing their complaints to Transportation Secretary James Tr

DIGITAL COURIER - 2017-09-20 09:00:00

Grant cycle open for Community Project Grant

RUTHERFORDTON - Rutherford County has opened its 2017-2018 Community Project Grant cycle. The matching grant program provides support to projects designed to visibly and directly enhance the community where the project is completed. Multiple grants may be considered to a single community whereby the

DIGITAL COURIER - 2017-09-20 21:58:00

Child abuse, neglect reports released

GREENSBORO - Early data shows there were over 121,000 investigated cases of child abuse and neglect in North Carolina during fiscal year July 2016 through June 2017. State law requires individuals or institutions suspecting child abuse or neglect to report cases to the Division of Social Services (D

DIGITAL COURIER - 2017-09-20 09:45:00

LETTERS: Something to think about, taxpayers

To the editor: A story published recently tells how the Rutherford County Airport will receive $4.6 million to resurface the runway and parking area. Two people are quoted saying it will be a great improvement and will be just in time for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) next September. Here are a f

DIGITAL COURIER - 2017-09-20 09:30:00

WAGNER: Grits and gambling

Scripture lists many spiritual gifts, from the rarely noticed to the consistently over-emphasized. But I am fairly certain that my family and I have a "gift" not even listed in Scripture, namely the nearly supernatural ability to unwittingly get ourselves into odd and embarrassing situations. Dana a

DIGITAL COURIER - 2017-09-20 09:30:00

United States Motto will go on government building

FOREST CITY - The United States Motto, "In God We Trust" will be placed on governmental buildings in Forest City, the fire station, police station and on police vehicles, Town Council decided Monday night during its regular business meeting. Board members unanimously approved a resolution supporting

DIGITAL COURIER - 2017-09-20 09:30:00

Ex-SC Dem chair, GOP strategist team up for bipartisan book

Jaime Harrison tells The Associated Press he and former GOP staffer Amos Snead are writing a book on what it takes to build a Capitol Hill career. Harrison says "Climbing the Hill: How to Build a Career in Government and Make a Difference" is being published by Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House,

WSOC-TV - 2017-09-20 16:14:04

Harrison Ford said 'Blade Runner: 2049' is the 'best script he's ever read'

This might be the nicest thing Harrison Ford has ever said! Updated: 1:45 PM EDT Sep 20, 2017 "Blade Runner: 2049" is the best script Harrison Ford has ever read, according to Ridley Scott. The director of the original film, who is executive producing the sequel, said: "I sent Harrison Ford the sc

WYFF4.COM - 2017-09-20 17:45:00

Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned actor known for parts in "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. His talent agent Erin Connor says Casey died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a brief illness. He was 78. Born in West Virginia in 1939 and rais

FOX CAROLINA - 2017-09-21 03:14:00

Officer buys woman clothes after responding to indecent exposure call

A Columbus Police officer was praised for his work after responding to an indecent exposure call Wednesday morning. Lt. Marc Dopp was heading into work when he heard about a woman wearing only a coat outside the Enterprise Rent-a-Car on Morse Road. "I figured, 'well I'm right here at Morse and Sunb

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-20 12:44:05

Tourism reveals County Strategic Plan's trail focus

RUTHERFORDTON - The Tourism Development Authority(TDA)and the Tourism Advisory Committee (TAC) gathered at the Rutherfordton Clubhouse for the Destination by Design (DBD)presentation on their tourism destination plan for Rutherford County. Eric Woodridge of DBD. The main goal was to identify capital

RCCATALYST.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Violations of Open Meeting Laws - North Carolina

Over the last 2 months, I was asked why I had not reported two violations of the Open Meeting Laws. Here are the two incidents that several thought were violations:There were three of five members constituting a quorum of the Rutherford County Commissioners in attendance at the Economic Development

RCCATALYST.COM - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Aging infrastructure blamed for plumbing problems at Polk 911 center

Polk County leaders are working to fix a years-long sewage problem at the 911 communications center in Columbus, county manager Marche Pittman said. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) Polk County leaders are working to fix a years-long sewage problem at the 911 communications center in Columbus, county mana

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-19 17:14:44

The Latest: Lawsuit alleges excessive force against blacks

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription This undated photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office shows Timothy Davis after he was arrested Sept. 1, 2017, inside a Columbus convenience store where officers tried to arrest him on a warrant alleging he assaulted an

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-18 17:43:03

2 charged in alleged rape of university student on bus, police say

Two employees of a company that runs the Auburn University transit system have been charged in the alleged rape of a student on one of the buses. 32-year-old James Don Johnson of Auburn, Alabama, and 51-year-old Tony Martin Patillo of Columbus, Georgia, were arrested Saturday, according to the Aubur

WYFF4.COM - 2017-09-18 23:25:00