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Some Rutherford County residents on third day without electricity
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — From generators, to hotel rooms to shelters, Rutherford County residents were finding ways to stay warm Tuesday, their third day without electricity.
Rutherford County Government Meeting Highlights
The Rutherford County Commissioners met for their December meeting on Dec. 3, 2018. Re-elected Bryan King and Alan Toney were elected again to serve as chairman and vice-chairman. All bonds for elected officials were approved.
U.S. marshals seeking Arden man suspected of Hendersonville murder
ASHEVILLE — Federal authorities are offering a reward for the capture of a 26-year-old Arden man wanted in two Western North Carolina counties on several charges, including first-degree murder.
Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes
A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo
Help RPD identify these three subjects
THE RUTHERFORDTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING INFORMATION ON THESE THREE SUBJECTS IN THE ATTACHED PHOTOS. THE SUBJECTS ARE WANTED IN REFERENCE TO LARCENIES THAT OCCURRED ON 11/17/2018, AND 11/28/2018.
Cliffside Air Quality Permit Comments are due Dec. 21
PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE AN AIR QUALITY PERMIT. The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) hereby gives notice of its intent to issue an Air. Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC – Cliffside Steam Station.
Man struck, killed on Interstate 26 was pastor helping wife
A Boiling Springs pastor who died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle Saturday had been helping his wife, who had skidded off Interstate 26 near mile marker 27 during the winter storm.
Forest City PD requests the public’s assistance in identifying breaking and entering suspect
On November 30, 2018, officers from the Forest City Police Department responded to a call regarding a breaking and entering that had occurred at Logan’s Barber Shop, located at 112 Mill St. in Forest City. The suspect was seen on video throwing an object through the window and entering the business
Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral
An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”
The North Carolina Election Fraud Scandal Keeps Getting Worse
The midterms were a month and a half ago, but the fight’s not over in North Carolina, where Republican House candidate Mark Harris’ 9th District election campaign is under investigation over allegations that an aide kept absentee ballots from being returned. Harris beat his opponent, Democrat Dan Mc
Police asking for help finding suspect in barber shop B&E
FOREST CITY, N.C. (WLOS) — The Forest City Police Department is asking for information following a breaking and entering at a local barber shop. On Nov. 30, 2018, officers from the Forest City Police Department responded to a call about a breaking and entering at Logan’s Barber Shop on Mill Street i
The Copper Penny in Rutherfordton is Open!
The Copper Penny Bar and Grill, located at 131 N Washington Street, is now open. The restaurant’s coming to Rutherfordton has been a long-time goal of Paul and Shelly Gref, the restaurant owners. The way this project came together was of great benefit to the building owner, Ken Appling, and fulfille
Annual Shepherd’s Feast returns to Polk County Middle School Christmas Day
The annual Shepherd’s Feast will once again be held at Polk County Middle School from 1-4 p.m. on Christmas Day. This free Christmas dinner was founded by the late Ross Fox, who wanted to be sure that no one would have to spend Christmas Day alone.
Help deputies find convicted sex offender Joshua Martin in McDowell Co.
MCDOWELL COUNTY, NC (WSPA) - McDowell County Sheriff's Office officials said a search is underway for a convicted sex offender. According to a sheriff's office news release, detectives charged Joshua Kyle Martin, 33, of Old Fort, with a felony sex offender registry violation for failing to report a
RC Government Delays for Wednesday
Rutherford County government operations will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12th due to the continuation of severe weather conditions present across the county and the prediction of black ice on the primary and secondary roads across the County on Wednesday morning.
Sheriff: 3 charged with murder after woman was killed, man was shot during Dec. 1 burglary in Gaffney
GAFFNEY, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said three suspects have been charged after a woman was killed and a man was hurt in a December 1 burglary and shooting at a Gaffney home.
Landrum dog park looking for community’s help with additions
The Landrum Community Dog Park has some new additions to its half-acre park, located at the intersection of Rutherford and Boyce streets. Two 2-level “castle inspired” dog houses were recently gifted for canines to play on this winter in the small dog area. Funds were donated in memory of an area do
Woman dies in NC mountains after oxygen cut off in power outage
POLK COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - Clean-up from this weekend's winter storm has been nonstop in Western North Carolina. At Polk County High School on Monday, the volunteers with American Red Cross were moving people who were staying at the shelter inside the high school over to the middle school for more c
Arrest made in bank robbery in Hendersonville
HENDERSONVILLE, NC (WSPA) - Police have arrested a man they say robbed the Entegra Bank in Hendersonville, Friday. According to the Hendersonville Police Department, the robbery happened at the bank on Spartanburg Highway. They say the suspect was wearing a mask and robbed the bank at the teller sta
Brothers charged in breaking and entering crime spree in Henderson Co.
HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WSPA) - Henderson County Sheriff's Office detectives charged two brothers in a breaking and entering crime spree in the Flat Rock area that happened in late November.