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N.C. man wins $4M lottery, joins friend in 'the millionaires' club'
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:38:05 -0800

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. — A lumber yard supervisor from Rutherfordton, North Carolina, is the first player in the state to win $4 million instantly playing the $200 Million Blowout game.

County native wins library award for second time
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 07:07:12 -0800

Jeannie Summers Smith, Children’s Librarian for Rutherford County Libraries, received the North Carolina Public Library Directors’ Association Outstanding Children’s Programming Award for a program entitled "Bone-a-palooza."

North Carolina church members indicted for abusing gay man
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:42:08 -0800

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted five members of a Rutherford County church for kidnapping and beating a man because he's gay.

NC church members indicted in kidnap, beating of gay man
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:16:09 -0800

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted five members of a Rutherford County church for kidnapping and beating a man because he's gay.

Church members indicted for abusing gay man
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 05:52:47 -0800

SPINDALE — A North Carolina grand jury has indicted five members of a Rutherford County church for kidnapping and beating a man because he's gay.

NC church members indicted for abusing gay man
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:54:59 -0800

A North Carolina grand jury has indicted five members of a Rutherford County church for kidnapping and beating a man because he's gay.

Church Members Accused of Kidnapping, Beating Gay Man (Video)
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 20:13:17 -0800

Church Members Accused of Kidnapping, Beating Gay Man (Video) Church Members Accused of Kidnapping, Beating Gay Man (Video) Local Religion Matthew Fenner Has Been Optimized Five members of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Rutherford County, North Carolina, were recently indicted for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting a gay church goer, Matthew Fenner, in 2013. "My head was like being ...

Church members charged with kidnapping, beating gay man
Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14:04:04 -0800

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – Five members of a North Carolina church are facing serious charges after a man says he was beaten because he is gay. “I honestly thought I was going to die,” said Matthew Fenner. “My head was, like, being flung back, my vision was going brown and black… I couldn’t breathe […]

Rutherfordton man wins $4M lottery, joins friend in 'the millionaires' club'
Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:05:06 -0800

A lumber yard supervisor from Rutherfordton is the first player in the state to win $4 million instantly playing the $200 Million Blowout game.

Rutherford County church members facing charges in beating of gay man
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:51:02 -0800

For Matthew Fenner, a crowd of parishioners gathering around him in a church sanctuary after a prayer service was a sign of trouble.