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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:24 PM

Don't forget about the end of Daylight Saving Sunday

The annual end of Daylight Saving Time will be at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 07:00 AM

Community Calendar: November 1, 2014

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 05:29 PM

Conduct of 'do-gooder' at heart of UNC scandal

The University of North Carolina has tried for years to remove the stain of an academic scandal that began with an office administrator setting up sham classes to help struggling students — only to see things get worse.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Trend of teachers leaving NC, classroom increasing

More North Carolina teachers left the profession last year because they were unhappy or decided to go to another state, a new report found.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Dominion asks feds to begin review of pipeline

Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. is asking federal regulators to begin its environmental review of a proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast.

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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 08:34 AM

R-S Central, East vie for playoff spot

The R-S Central Hilltoppers and the East Rutherford Cavaliers will put it all on the line tonight as both teams fight for playoff spots.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

Gryphons prepped for Pine Lake

Last season, the Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) football Gryphons beat Pine Lake Prep 61-7, Coach Jerry Cash knows that his team will face a much tougher task when they battle the Pride tonight in Mooresville.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 08:29 AM

Chase looks to snap eight-game losing streak

After nearly a two months without a win, the Chase Trojans look to snap a seven-game losing streak as they head to Connelly Springs to face East Burke.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

Prep football standings — Oct. 28, 2014

Here are the latest prep football standings for Rutherford County football teams:

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Last weekend for racing coming at Harris

Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 will mark the final weekend of the racing season at Harris Speedway.

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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:49 AM

Socking it to homelessness

Socktober was a big hit at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School with students socking it to homelessness by collecting toiletries for the less fortunate.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Christmas Cheer Center opens Nov. 3

When the Christmas Cheer Center opens Monday, Nov. 3 in Rutherfordton, there will be much work to do to transform the former retail store into the cheer center.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Preventing terror on the road

Halloween can be a scary time.

With holiday festivities kicking off today and continuing through the weekend, state and local law enforcement officers encourage motorists to remember to not drink and drive and to designate a sober driver behind the wheel in order to prevent real-life nightmares.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

County jobless rate sees sharp decline

The September unemployment rate for Rutherford County fell to 8 percent.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:54 AM

Pumpkins galore

There were pumpkins galore at Ellenboro Elementary School on Wednesday during the school's annual Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree.

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Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:44 AM


From Wall Street to Main Street.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 04:27 PM

Dominion asks feds to begin review of pipeline

Energy provider Dominion Resources Inc. is asking federal regulators to begin its environmental review of a proposed $5 billion pipeline that would deliver natural gas to the Southeast.

Oct. 28, 2014 @ 12:27 PM

NC expects incentive payback if Chiquita moves

A top economic development official in North Carolina says he expects the new owners of Chiquita to repay state and local incentives if they move headquarters operations out of Charlotte.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

Chiquita OKs $681M deal with 2 Brazilian bidders

Chiquita Brands International Inc. has agreed to sell itself to two Brazilian companies for approximately $681 million. The deal comes just days after the fresh produce company's shareholders rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes.

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 03:18 PM

Raising cancer care awareness

In September, Chuck Downey had to do one of the hardest things he’s ever had to.

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Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:39 AM

KIDD:Happy Halloween!

I guess it's appropriate that my column falls on Halloween since I've been looking forward to it for months.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:22 AM

JONES:Counting pennies

Just how poor are you if you spot a weathered old penny on the ground and pass it up? I reach for every penny I see.

Oct. 31, 2014 @ 09:14 AM

OUR VIEW:Right to assess expansion

On Thursday, Gov. Pat McCrory addressed a group of corporate CEOs in Raleigh and had an encouraging message.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Are we recovering?

Across the country it seems gains in the job market and cheaper gas has led to a seven-year high in consumer confidence.

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Feb. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Under the Dome

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

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Hearing set next month on Forsyth prayer

A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

3 eyeing District 4 Commission seat

Incumbent District 4 county commissioner Bo Richard, now an independent after switching from a Republican, faces two challengers for re-election. Republican Michael Benfield and Democrat Sandra Butler Weeks are also vying for the seat.

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Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

DC Video

Check out the latest video from The Daily Courier.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 12:52 PM

Rutherfordton Elementary School pumpkin day

Students at Rutherfordton Elementary School received a visit from the R.S. Central High School football team on their pumpkin day

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

VIDEO: R-S Central VS Chase Football

R.S. Central High School faced off against Chase High School in football

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

VIDEO: East High vs. Crest High Volleyball

East High School met Crest High in volleyball

Oct. 23, 2014 @ 01:58 PM

VIDEO: Crest vs. Chase boys soccer

Here is a video from the Chase at Crest boys soccer game: