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Kiwanis of Rutherfordton Annual Auction

Kiwanis of Rutherfordton 49th annual auction is coming. It’s April 6, 2018 at 208 Laurel Hill Dr, Rutherfordton, NC. Get ready for some of the greatest stuff ever! All proceeds go to the kids in our county.


North Carolina judge overturns mandatory voter ID amendment

A federal judge on Friday afternoon ruled to remove the North Carolina constitutional amendment requiring voter ID, citing rampant gerrymandering in the state's general assembly, reports The Hill.


Inmate who escaped from correctional center in Rutherford Co. is now back in custody

Rutherford, NC (FOX Carolina) - Thursday the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said an inmate who went missing from Rutherford Correctional Center was back in custody. The inmate, identified as Jeremy Fincannon, was discovered to be missing after a 7:30 a.m. routine count of offenders on Th


Search underway for woman believed to have been kidnapped after shooting, house fire in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. — Deputies said they are searching for a 22-year-old woman they believe was kidnapped following a shooting and house fire in Catawba County Friday afternoon. Officials told WSOC that the suspect Derek Moser was last seen in the area of Pinebark Court in Newton. Authorities identified t


Flood gates opening in Lake Lure

CODE RED ALERT: The Town of Lake Lure, NC is in the process of sounding sirens as a notification that the flood gates are being opened to the 3 foot mark in response to the extensive rainfall received this week. Anyone near the Broad River or nearby streams need to be alerted to rising water. Seek h


County Commissioners set special goal setting meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a special meeting of the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners will be held on February 21, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Rutherford County Office Building, 289 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, NC.


Rockslide closes I-40 in western North Carolina

A Friday evening rockslide on Interstate 40 in North Carolina has closed the roadway in both directions. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the closure on its Twitter page on Friday night.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


North Carolina student dies following complications from the flu

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh student Skyler McCardle died following severe complications from the flu on Friday, according WTVD, citing an online health journal posted by family. McCardle was a student at GRACE Christian School in Raleigh and was diagnosed with the flu last Friday, according to Eric Brad


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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Driver dies in Cherokee Co. crash after vehicle overturns, ejects victim

Cowpens, SC (FOX Carolina) - On Thursday evening around 10:13 p.m. the South Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a fatal crash on SC 110. Troopers say the accident happened near Swofford Road about 3 miles north of Cowpens.


Disabled Walmart greeter may lose job due to new requirements

For more than 15 years, Jay Melton has worked as a greeter at the Walmart in Marion where he has always welcomed customers with a smile and a friendly hello. But now Melton, who has cerebral palsy and has to use a wheelchair, may lose his job because the retail giant is changing the requirements.



Buffalo Creek Park, including Buffalo Creek Park Loop Trail, and Weed Patch Mountain Trail, will be temporarily closed through the weekend. These areas are closed for the safety of our users and for the protection of our trail tread. They expect to reopen the trail on Monday, February 25, 2019.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.


Woman killed in single-vehicle crash in Cowpens, coroner says

COWPENS, S.C. (WSPA) - A woman was killed Thursday night during a single-vehicle crash in Cherokee County. Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a woman was driving south on Battleground Road at about 8 p.m. when she drove off of the right side of the roadway. The car entered a pasture and over


Damaged GOP faces tough path in North Carolina election do-over

Republicans are gearing up for an uncertain and potentially crowded primary in the new election for North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, while Democrat Dan McCready is already coalescing support from his party for the re-vote.


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.