Local News in Rutherford County, North Carolina

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Children find gun in NC woods, one child shot in buttocks
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:09:40 -0700

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities said a 7-year-old child was shot in the buttocks after a group of children found a gun inside a backpack in the North Carolina woods. WYFF reported that the child, two family members and a neighbor found a backpack in the woods with a gun inside Wednesday afternoon in Rutherford […]

More than 50 dogs, 6 cats rescued from suspected puppy mill
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 13:36:19 -0700

One of the dogs rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Henrietta. (Chris Keane/AP Images for The Humane Society) Published: Friday, October 3, 2014 at 04:27 PM.

More than 50 dogs, 6 cats rescued from suspected NC puppy mill
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 18:24:33 -0700

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. — More than 50 dogs and six cats were rescued from a suspected puppy mill in Rutherford County, according to WSOC-TV. Investigators said they found a woman who was charged in 2002 with animal cruelty was selling the dogs online through various websites. Authorities said they became concerned after they responded to […]

UPDATE: 35 NC counties under tornado watch until 10 p.m.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:20:51 -0700

UPDATE, 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14: The tornado watch has been extended until 10 p.m. for 35 counties in North Carolina, including many counties in WNC (for full list, see below). A tornado warning has been issued for Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. From the National Weather Service: Tornado Warning: The National Weather Service […]

Deputies: 7-year-old accidentally shot after gun found in NC woods
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 12:40:09 -0700

A 7-year-old girl was taken to the hospital after being accidentally shot by another juvenile in some North Carolina woods Wednesday, deputies said.

Seven HomeTrust Bank Brands to Come Together as HomeTrust Bank Regional Brand
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:10:00 -0700

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. ("Company"), the holding company of HomeTrust Bank ("Bank"), today announced the Bank's plan to unify its current seven partner bank divisions ...

Column: WNC Agriculture Options Grants available for county growers
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:09:27 -0700

Henderson County farmers, along with farmers in 21 other counties in Western North Carolina, have the chance to apply for farm diversification grants for 2015 through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension WNC AgOptions Program.

Education, tax rates on ballot in Macon
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:50:58 -0700

State issues are trickling down to the election debate surrounding the Macon County commissioners’ races. Three of the five seats are open, bringing out a total of six candidates looking for a place on the board.

Fayetteville, Robeson County Early College High Schools named top public high schools in the nation
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:16:17 -0700

Cross Creek Early College High School in Fayetteville and the Early College High School in Robeson County have been named top public high schools in the nation on lists compiled by Newsweek magazine.

Fayetteville, Robeson County early college high schools named top in nation
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:56:04 -0700

Cross Creek Early College High School in Fayetteville and the Early College High School in Robeson County have been named top public high schools in the nation on lists compiled by Newsweek magazine.