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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Getting down on the farm

Bovender Farm was full of students searching for Easter eggs and learning about animals on Friday, during Pinnancle Elementary School's Farm Day.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Looking for (more than) a few good troopers

Recruitment for North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) Troopers is in overdrive to fill 200 vacancies across the state, according to Trooper Jason Metcalf, recruiter for the NCHP in western North Carolina.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 08:00 AM

Community Calendar: April 23, 2014

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 07:36 AM

Crime Report: April 21, 2014

911 Calls

Rutherford County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to 78 calls on Monday; Forest City police had 47 calls; Rutherfordton police was dispatched to 23 calls; Spindale had 10 calls; Lake Lure had 3 calls; Rutherford County EMS responded to 31 calls and Rescue had 15 calls.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:11 AM

I.C.C. revises mission statement

Isothermal Community College exists to improve Life Through Learning and that has been the official mission statement of the college for several years. It was adopted in the late 1990s as the college’s mission statement. It was revisited and affirmed 2009, but no changes to the statement were made at that time.

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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 12:15 AM

Close call costs Chase

Chase entered the first round of the Shelby FCA Easter Tournament Tuesday with a matchup against a team that beat the 20-4 in their most recent meeting, Burns.

It looked as if the Trojans were going to use that bad taste left in their mouths to propel them into the winner’s bracket, that was until a questionable call resulted in two crucial late-inning runs for the Bulldogs in a 7-4 Burns win.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Chase JVs fade against Kings Mountain

The Chase junior varsity team gave Kings Mountain about all they could handle Tuesday in the opening round of the Shelby FCA Easter Tournament at Keeter Stadium on the campus of Shelby High School. At least they did for about four innings before the Mountaineers pulled away for a 12-2 win over the junior Trojans.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

QB Newton wants to take more ownership of offense

Quarterback Cam Newton said he plans to take more ownership of the Carolina Panthers' offense without his top four receivers from last season.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

Bobcats C Jefferson: I'll play in Game 2 vs. Heat

Bobcats center Al Jefferson said that while his left foot remains extremely sore, he plans to play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven playoff series Wednesday night against Miami Heat.

"I'm suiting up," Jefferson said Monday. "It's going to take more than that to make me sit out. We have worked too hard to get to this point."

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.

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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:38 AM

Rutherford woman returns to Boston Marathon

For all the same 'cliche' reasons 35,000 people returned to the Boston Marathon on Monday to reclaim the finish line, Ellen Moss also returned to Boston and ran in her second Boston Marathon.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Oh, what a morning . . .

More than 1,300 people saw the sunrise on Easter Sunday from the top of Chimney Rock as the park hosted the 59th annual sunrise service.

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 @ 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.

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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. 23, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Daddy, come see my castle!

I suppose I do not have much in the way of material goods and wealth in this life. Nonetheless, I believe that I may be among the richest men on earth. I am saved, I have a mansion waiting for me, I have a godly mother, the most amazing wife to ever walk the planet, and three loving children. And it is in my children that I seem to be finding so much wealth of late.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 04:30 AM

Unlearning to Draw

Sorry folks, but this one's an art related column today... so if that's not your thing, you might wont to keep on moving through the rest of the paper.

That said... here goes.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 03:06 AM

Remember the past but strive for the future

Sometimes, in life, we have to confront our past in order to move on with our future.

Monday was just such an occasion with the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Yup, it’s going to be that kind of week

Over the course of my years in news I have grown to understand there are ups and there are downs.

And, like with most things, the downs are really down and the ups are … well, you know.

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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. 21, 2014 @ 02:30 PM

New group to promote NC Republican agenda

A new conservative-leaning advocacy group in North Carolina plans to promote recent Republican policies in state government while challenging criticism from Democrats and their allies who've opposed the GOP agenda.

Apr. 21, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

NC legislators to issue report on food deserts

A legislative committee plans to issue its recommendations on how to deal with food deserts, areas that have limited access to grocery stores.

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.

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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.