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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Uniting to end the word

Chase High School wants its student body to take a united stand against the r-word. 

Members of Project Unify at Chase High School have been campaigning for equality through Spread the Word to End the Word for five years. The campaign encourages everyone to stop using the word retard(ed). 

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Guest speaker, exhibit to highlight African American history

New Bethel AME Zion Church of Forest City is hosting North Carolina scholar, professional librarian and archivist J. Timothy Cole during "A Celebration of African American History" at the church this weekend.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 10:02 AM

Take the snow day survey

Rutherford County Superintendent Dr. Janet Mason wants parent input on how the system should make up days missed because of snow. 

The school system recently missed several days due to inclement weather and Mason is requesting parents participate in a survey to help make a decision on an effective way to make up the time.  

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 08:35 AM

A waggin' good time

Dog lovers and pet owners should head over to Trinity Christian School this weekend. 

The school is holding its annual 1-mile Woof Walk and Waggin All The Way 5K on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. 

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:40 AM

Protecting the brain

Safe Kids Coordinator Chris Burley told students skinned knees and scrapes heal quickly but brain injuries have long-term effects while giving out helmets at Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School on Tuesday. 

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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

Lady Hilltoppers shock top seed Mountain Heritage, 53-48

The hill gets steeper each game for the R-S Central Lady Hilltoppers as they climb through the brackets toward the 2015 NCHSAA 2A Girls Basketball State Championship.  

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 12:57 PM

Berryhill inks with Mars Hill

East Rutherford senior Dillon Berryhill signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football at Mars Hill University on Tuesday, and to hear him tell it, he has had his eyes on playing for the Lions for quite some time. 


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:12 PM

Lady Gryphons drop opener to Avery County

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy pitcher Brianna Kale had a no-hitter through five innings, but the Lady Gryphons’ defense committed four errors over the final two innings as the Avery County softball team won the season opener, 8-1, Tuesday night at Crowe Park.


Mar. 04, 2015 @ 01:08 PM

Kings Mountain just too much for East girls, 9-0

Kings Mountain was the fastest and most opportune team on Tuesday as the East Rutherford girls soccer team lost its opener at home, 9-0.


Mar. 05, 2015 @ 11:52 PM

Thursday's girls basketball score

Girls Basketball: 2A Western Regional Semifinals

Wilkes Central 54, R-S Central 45

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Feb. 22, 2015 @ 08:34 AM

A daddy's love for his little girl

Anyone can see that the joyful laugh and high energy of Suzanna Brackett are infectious. What anyone cannot see, however, is the incurable developmental disorder the little 3-year-old blonde endures every day — Turner syndrome.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 10:55 AM

Girl Scouts aren't just for cookies anymore

From Staff Reports

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 07:41 AM

Someone is always celebrating Need an event planner?

Text by Pam Bunch
Contributed Photo

here is an occasion for every season.

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 09:26 AM

Coming to a television near you

Golden Corral brings a familiar face to the small screen in its latest commercial.

Harrison Wilkerson, senior at East Rutherford High School, plays the role of a waiter at a seafood restaurant where customers suffer from seafood sticker price also known as the high cost for fish. 

Feb. 18, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Connecting the community via VINEmobile and MobilePatrol

Law enforcement agencies in Rutherford County are finding new ways to connect more effectively with their communities.

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has registered with two automated notification systems — VINEmobile and MobilePatrol — available to the public free of charge on mobile devices.

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Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:44 AM


From Wall Street to Main Street.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

County properties going to highest bidder

Selling four pieces of county-owned property is not a fast process. 

During Monday night's regular business meeting of the Rutherford County Commissioners, County Manager Carl Classen presented an update on the parcels and structures for sale.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Communities benefit from clean power investment

As North Carolina continues to build a thriving clean energy hub, with more than 1,200 clean energy firms, a new report by the NC Sustainable Energy Association, confirms North Carolina communities are benefiting from this surge in clean energy development.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 11:22 AM

Farm Bill Safety-Net deadlines approaching for N.C. farmers

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Bob Etheridge reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Shelby Cafe opening Forest City cafe

The owners of The Shelby Cafe are proceeding with plans to open The Forest City Cafe between March 1-15, owner Brian Greene said Monday afternoon.

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Mar. 05, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

PURCELL: Overreaching in plain English

Get this: The federal government is trying to explain things to citizens in plain English.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

EDITORIAL: Striving for MS awareness and a cure

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s annual awareness campaign is ongoing this week through Sunday and the campaign hopes to provide opportunities for people across the country to unite, raise awareness and find new ways to help people with MS live their best lives.

Mar. 05, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

A column about columns

This time last week I was en route to Chapel Hill to attend the North Carolina Press Association's 2015 Winter Institute.

Why, you ask? I was the recipient of the second place award for serious columns in the largest category of daily newspapers in North Carolina.

Mar. 04, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

PETERS: North Carolina's K-12 leadership pipeline

The first assignment of school performance grades for North Carolina’s schools put K-12 public education in the headlines. Conversation and debate should continue regarding exactly what those letter grades represent, i.e., what is measured, not measured, and the appropriateness of the statistics or formula used in determining the grades. These questions are not unusual with the implementation of new evaluation systems, which often warrant ongoing reflection and study to assure validity, as this one does.

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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

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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.