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Sci-fi author panel coming to Don Gibson Theatre
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:06:13 -0700

Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 09:01 AM. Four of the nation’s top Young Adult Science Fiction authors will present an author’s panel at 2 p.m. Thursday at Don Gibson Theatre, 318 S. Washington St., Shelby.

Facebook Pilots Free WiFi For Students’ Homes In The Backyard Of Its NC Data Center
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:09:10 -0700

 Just as the FCC has approved a plan to invest $2 billion into U.S. schools to improve WiFi, Facebook is taking a step to improve WiFi for students in their homes. Today the company is announcing a pilot in North Carolina to provide free WiFi-based internet access to students’ homes. The project, focused around Forest City, is being rolled out in cooperation with Rutherford County… Read More

Severe thunderstorm warning for Cleveland County
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:21:04 -0700


Favorite Sci-Fi Young Adult authors panel to be held at Don Gibson Theatre Thursday
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:21:02 -0700

Four Young Adult Sci-Fi authors participate in a panel discussion at 2 p.m. Thursday at Don Gibson Theatre. Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 at 15:13 PM.

Husband and wife among four new Bergen County Police recruits
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:09 -0700

His badge number is 308. Hers is 309. Christopher and Wendy Tinio of Westwood already share a last name, two children and service in the Marines, and now they’ll share the Bergen County Police Department.

NC voters see runoff primaries in 37 counties
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:52:36 -0700

Voters went to the polls in three dozen North Carolina counties to pick their party's nominees in a second round of primary elections, mostly for local races including district attorneys, county commissioners and sheriffs.

Facebook Offers High School Students Free Wi-Fi as Part of Pilot Program
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:13:45 -0700

Facebook is moving ahead with its master plan to get the entire world online. A year after unveiling Internet.org, Facebook announced on Tuesday a pilot program that aims to provide free wireless Internet to students in the Rutherford County School District in Forest City, North Carolina— the same city that houses one of the company's massive data centers See also: Can Facebook Really Get the ...

Facebook pilot program puts WiFi in homes of students
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:24:13 -0700

The FCC is putting WiFi in schools, but what about when kids leave for the day? Not all kids have access to the Internet, much less a reliable WiFi connection. Facebook is working on that, and are piloting a program that could see kids get free WiFi access at home. Facebook operates a data facility in Forest City, North Carolina, … Continue reading

Stimulus inequities need to be ironed out
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:50:40 -0700

We understand all the reasons why Western North Carolina counties with high unemployment got shortchanged in the first round of federal stimulus money. We still don't like it.

Polk County awaits opening of equestrian center
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 01:10:54 -0700

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tryon Resort, a sprawling $100 million equestrian center and luxury resort, is opening this summer in Polk County with events that could attract horse lovers and riders from across the country and worldwide, bringing a boost to the region's economy.