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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

County receiving bids on property

Bids on county-owned properties were opened Tuesday at the Rutherford County Annex.  There were upset bids on some properties and other properties had no additional bids.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Water Resources Fund grants to benefit waterways

Fifteen organizations in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia are the first to receive $1 million in grants from the Water Resources Fund to improve local water quality.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Local law enforcement officers, personnel honored

Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employees, an officer of the Lake Lure Police Department, a Forest City lieutenant and a sheriff’s department chaplain were recognized Tuesday evening during the Region C Criminal Justice Advisory Committee’s annual awards ceremony at Big Springs Baptist Church in Ellenboro.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 08:58 AM

TJCA classes visit rock quarry

First-graders were rocking Thursday.

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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 08:25 AM

Twitty, Fuller named to All-District team

Te’ja Twitty and coach Darius Fuller of R-S Central were recently named to the All-District team for District 10 by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Boykins signs with Guilford

Chase senior Tyrell Boykins signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football at Guilford College on Wednesday, and according to the man himself, he had a feeling he would be joining the Quakers as soon as he stepped on campus.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:31 AM

TJCA leading all county schools in standings

Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2014-15 winter sports season on Wednesday.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

Parks makes great first impression for GWU

Josh Parks, a 2014 Chase High graduate who was a star runner on last year’s track and field team, competed in his first collegiate meet for Gardner-Webb University last Friday and Saturday at the 49er Invitational on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 11:37 AM

Gryphons baseball records first conference win

The Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy baseball team picked up its first conference win of the season by defeating Community School of Davidson, 6-4, Tuesday night at McNair Field.

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Mar. 26, 2015 @ 05:25 PM

Local law enforcement officers, personnel honored

Two Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office employees, an officer of the Lake Lure Police Department, a Forest City lieutenant and a sheriff’s department chaplain were recognized Tuesday evening during the Region C Criminal Justice Advisory Committee’s annual awards ceremony at Big Springs Baptist Church in Ellenboro.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Pancakes, public gatherings and choral performances

Looking for an opportunity to enjoy breakfast while supporting local children?

Interested in meeting with Republican elected officials from the county and state?

Want to view historical documents inside a newly renovated library?

In need of hearing Easter music performed by a 75-voice choir?

Rutherford County has a variety of activities and events for those looking to venture out this weekend.

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Training young ears

This article is the last in a series of articles about music teachers in recognition of Music in Our Schools Month. Music in Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education's annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

150 Anniversary of the Civil War

The Rutherford County Library commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with entertainment, an author and museum artifacts on Loan.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

Cooperative Extension Column

We recently got news that highly pathogenic avian influenza had been confirmed in Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas, which though still several states away, is a lot closer than the Pacific Northwest where it was previously confined.

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Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:54 AM

Business briefs March 26, 2015

Business briefs March 26, 2015

Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Weather dampers construction projects

Construction on the new Emergency Medical Station and the new Rutherford County library off U.S. 221A in Caroleen has been on hold for weeks due to  winter weather and lingering wet weather.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Pending watershed permit

Some construction at the location of the new AEO (Advanced Enviornmental Options) facility off N.C. Hwy. 120 has been temporarily halted.

Mar. 08, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Preserving communities' historic cores

With many of its commercial and residential properties located in a designated historic district or on the National Register of Historic Places, the Town of Rutherfordton is no stranger to the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Tax Credit program.

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Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

JANARD: My life with Mr. Fix It

I really admire women who are good at home repairs and maintenance. While I've never had any inclination to develop these skills myself, I appreciate what these women are doing to counter the stereotype of the mechanically helpless female.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

OUR VIEW: Cheers and Jeers

Cheers ... to the state and local agencies who organized the spring campaign of Operation Medicine Drop of Rutherford County and all the residents who stopped by one of four locations to safely disposed of more than 45,000 dosages of unused, unwanted and expired medications.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

GORDON: Healthier children still play outdoors

Last Thursday evening was a good time with family. My niece who lives in Decatur, Alabama was visiting her parents. Two other nieces and families and my nephew and his family were together at my sister's house in Bostic for supper and fellowship. before my niece headed back home.

Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

LETTER: Bridge in blind curve on Maple Creek

To the editor:  I live on Maple Creek Road (SR1178) in Rutherfordton. There is a blind bridge the road. I say blind because with the Piedmont Gun Club and a sharp blind curve coming down the hill you don`t see what is coming.

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Feb. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Under the Dome

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

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Revenue Department "in good shape"

The Rutherford County Revenue Department is in good shape, according to findings released by state and county officials.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 11:45 AM

Spindale's wastewater treatment plant is 'on track'

The Spindale Board of Commissioners continued its discussion of the wastewater treatment plant and received updates on the rehabilitation project from SDG Engineering during the regular monthly meeting Monday.

"We are on track with the treatment plant," said Cameron McHargue, on behalf of SDG Engineering.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 07:20 AM

Garrison named county manager

County Commissioners unanimously voted Monday afternoon to appoint Steve Garrison as the new manager for Rutherford County.

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 11:15 AM

Upset bids being received for Caroleen property

Rutherford County is soliciting upset bids for the purchase of a 14.5-acre piece of property at 214 Henrietta Street in the Caroleen community. The property also includes a building.

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Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

DC Video

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Jan. 30, 2015 @ 11:37 AM

VIDEO: Elijah Brooks — The challenge of sight

Elijah Brooks, a recent graduate from East Rutherford High School, is legally blind but hasn't let his impairment stop him from excelling at what he loves; music and computers.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 05:07 PM

VIDEO: Rutherford County Sheriff's department press conference, Jan. 15, 2015

The Rutherford County Sheriff's department held a press conference Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 regarding the investigation into the homicide of a 5-month-old child.

Nov. 27, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

Sportscast 11-27

Daily Courier Sports Editor Jimmy Potts and Sports Reporter Jacob Conley talk playoff football, basketball and wrestling in the latest edition of the Sportscast.

Nov. 06, 2014 @ 12:03 AM

Sportscast 11-6

Daily Courier Sports Editor Jimmy Potts and Sports Reporters Jacob Conley and Bill McDaniel discuss this week's football games in the latest edition of the Sportscast.