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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Exploring a diverse heritage

Neil Higgins, Sunshine Elementary School principal, said that the school's annual Heritage Day wouldn't be a success without the help of the community.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:45 AM

Heaven is for real . . .

It's been over 40  years since Ann Howard had a near death experience, but she remembers the day with great clarity.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:41 AM

American Red Cross announces May blood drives

The American Red Cross urges residents in the Rutherford County area to donate blood.  All blood types are needed at this time.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:36 AM

Portion of Airport funds withheld

The remainder of grant funds used by the Rutherford County Airport Authority to purchase land around the airport have been frozen by a federal agency.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:36 AM

Women's build kicks off on Mother's Day

Habitat for Humanity plans Mother's Day build

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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 07:56 AM

Chase tops R-S Central, 6-1 in softball

The Chase High School softball team is in the midst of playing for their playoff lives and it showed Thursday in a county match-up at R-S Central.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 06:04 AM

Playing over the break

With just two weeks left in the regular season, this is no time for local high school baseball teams to take a week off. With that in mind, East Rutherford, Chase and R-S Central are all set to play three games over Spring Break.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:18 PM

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Kentucky coach Calipari awaits players' decisions

Kentucky coach John Calipari has been too busy promoting his latest book to reflect on last week's NCAA championship game loss to Connecticut.

Calipari must first deal with several issues, the most pressing of which is the futures of several of his highly touted freshmen.

Apr. 19, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Bobcats F Douglas-Roberts makes most of 2nd chance

Charlotte Bobcats guard Chris Douglas-Roberts remembers feeling so depressed last year that he didn't want to get out of bed.

He was teetering on the brink of being out of the NBA for good.

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Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:39 AM

Chimney Rock hosting 59th annual Easter sunrise service

Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is hosting its 59th Annual Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 - 7 a.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

A great tradition

The gloomy weather didn't keep students and staff of Isothermal Community College (ICC) from coming out to enjoy the school's annual Sports Day on Tuesday, April 15.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 03:47 AM

Re-enacting the walk to Calvary

A silent pilgrimage of believers walked through downtown Forest City Friday morning in an re-enactment of Good Friday more than 2000 years ago when Jesus Christ carried His own cross to Calvary.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 03:40 AM

Church News

Good Friday service: 6 p.m. Southern Baptist Church, Ruth; "Last words from the cross."

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

5K Saturday for Wounded Warriors

Blake Jackson is hosting a 5K for his Eagle Scout project on Saturday with all the profits from the race to be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project. 

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at McNair Field and runs through downtown Forest City.

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Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:44 AM


From Wall Street to Main Street.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 02:45 PM

Feds: NC saw nearly 20k more find jobs in March

A new federal report says North Carolina workers are finding more doors opening to jobs.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Western NC fruit growers assess possible damage

Farmers and agricultural officials in western North Carolina are working to assess possible damage to fruit crops from this week's freezing temperatures.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct

Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.

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Apr. 20, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

The risen Lord tells me, heaven is for real

During the past six weeks both my parents celebrated their 82nd birthdays in heaven. On Wednesday they celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in heaven. They were married April 16, 1950 and never had an opportunity to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary together. Mama was already in heaven and Daddy was on earth.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:32 AM

You know you're from Rutherford County when ...

Whenever I feel like taking a trip down memory lane, I visit a local Facebook page dedicated to recollections about Rutherford County by people who, as the page's administrator describes,"know EXACTLY what we're talking about."

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:30 AM

Cheers and Jeers

Cheers … to the Rutherford Health Center now open in downtown Spindale.

Jeers … to politicians who leave public office and immediately start lobbying their former colleagues for special interest groups and corporations.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 03:15 AM

The truth about liver detoxing

Several weeks ago I stated that I can trace the majority of the chronic and degenerative diseases back to three major organs or systems of the body. So far we have talked about two of them – the digestive system and the adrenal glands.

This week I would like to discuss the third.

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Feb. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Under the Dome

Political and government news from Rutherford County to Washington, D.C.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Wake has 41 percent hike in teacher resignations

Wake County school officials say the number of teacher resignations has increased 41 percent this year.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Food stamp backlog still costs NC governments

Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina's backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.

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Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

DC Video

Check out the latest video from The Daily Courier.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

VIDEO: The Cavaliers' No.1 Fan — Bradley Guffey

Spotting the biggest Cavalier fan was easy this basketball season because he could be found at center court throwing the game ball to officials.
Bradley "Soul Man" Guffey is the No.1 East Rutherford High School Cavalier fan and an exceptional kid. Bradley, 16, gives inspiration to everyone around him and supports his Cavaliers during home basketball games.

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 09:19 PM

RAW VIDEO: Rutherfordton man helps rescue children from ocean

Here is raw video of an ocean rescue in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tuesday. The man in the neon green jacket is Tim Tesseneer of Rutherfordton.

Mar. 05, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

VIDEO: Brad LeVine on the Western Regional semifinals

On Monday in Greensboro, East Rutherford head coach Brad LeVine sat down with Travis Durkee to discuss his Cavaliers' matchup against North Rowan in the NCHSSA Western Regional semifinals. Tipoff is Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. inside of UNC-Greensboro's Fleming Gymnasium.

Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:35 AM

VIDEO: Q&A with Cory Dirksen: Owls General Manager

Cory Dirksen was tabbed as the new Forest City Owls GM in early February. Listen to his plans for the franchise as he sits down with The Daily Courier Sports Editor Travis Durkee in this exclusive one-on-one interview.