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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

The voice on the other end of the line

"911 — what is your emergency?"

911 telecommunicator Sgt. Jessica Quinn takes every call seriously, from residents reporting fully engulfed structure fires to others complaining of minor aches and pains.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

With 16 minutes to spare, he's a 12-13-14 baby, too

Rylan Shane Watt is also in the history books. Born just 16 minutes before midnight, to Cassie Jones and Andrew Watt, he was also a 12-13-14 baby born at Rutherford Regional. 


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 11:25 AM

Christmas Cheer Center helps children, families

As large plastic bags of toys, boxes of food and bicycles were rolled out the door at the Salvation Army Christmas Cheer Center Tuesday morning, the center’s director breathed a sigh of relief.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Authority advances committee recommendation

The Rutherford County Airport Authority voted to send proposed bylaws to create an Aviation Advisory Committee to the Rutherford County Commission.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 10:32 AM

Feeling really special about their 12-13-14 baby

At 5:30 a.m. Saturday Edwin Juarez made history. The new baby born to Charlie and Jennifer Jimenez-Juarez of Forest City has a birth date of 12-13-14. 


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Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:20 PM

R-S Central Grapplers defeat Kings Mountain 42-29

R-S Central’s wrestlers proved that they are serious contenders for the SMAC championship as they easily disposed of Kings Mountain 42-29 Tuesday night at the Palace.  

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

Cavaliers strengthend by stellar start

The East Rutherford Cavaliers fast start mean a long night for the Burns Bulldogs, who trailed by 30 points at halftime.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 06:06 AM

R-S Central in SMAC chase

Despite their recent loss to Crest, the R-S Central Hilltoppers find themselves in the early South Mountain Athletic Conference (SMAC) chase.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 09:25 PM

Okafort helps No. 2 Duke beat Elon 75-62

Jahlil Okafor had a season-high 25 points and set a Duke freshman record with 20 rebounds in the second-ranked Blue Devils' 75-62 victory over Elon on Monday night.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 09:23 PM

Georgia Tech beats Appalachian State 70-57

Marcus Georges-Hunt bounced back from a pair of subpar games to score 15 points, all in the first half, and lead Georgia Tech to a 70-57 win over Appalachian State.


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Dec. 14, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Giving to others in memory of a son

Children and families in need during the holidays were given gifts and more through the work of Jerry "Cosmo"and Joni Pannell and the folks that helped them found the Matthew Pannell Memorial Shining Star Foundation Saturday.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

The voice on the other end of the line

"911 — what is your emergency?"

911 telecommunicator Sgt. Jessica Quinn takes every call seriously, from residents reporting fully engulfed structure fires to others complaining of minor aches and pains.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

'Welcome to the millionaires' club'

Henry Smith would never have purchased his winning lottery ticket worth $4 million if it was not for fellow lottery winner Dan Royal.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

MCKOOL: Getting to the root

The other day I met the ideal person that I love to work with. There was a man who came into the store looking for a supplement to help control his diabetes.  


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

Carolina author bringing new book to Rutherfordton

Carolina author Sonja Condit will be discussing her debut novel, “Starter House” on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6  p.m. at Small Town Coffee Roasters on 116 West Court Street in Rutherfordton.


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Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Business

From Wall Street to Main Street.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

NC group wants Duke Energy to slow plants building

A North Carolina group advocating renewable energy said Tuesday it is pressing federal regulators to investigate whether Duke Energy should buy power from other Southeast electric companies and build fewer power plants that cost consumers.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Airport Authority to discuss advisory committee

The Rutherford County Airport Authority will consider creating an Aviation Advisory Committee when it meets at 5:30 p.m. today.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

GUEST COLUMN: Housing Partnership continuing mission

Twenty years ago, a new organization formed here in Rutherford County – a grassroots effort of individuals who saw a need and responded. 


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 09:18 AM

OUR VIEW: Too good to be true?

Driving around Rutherford County, besides the scenery, another noticeable factor is the price of gas.


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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 11:06 AM

DUPUY: We are a nation of laws

Torture is illegal. Period. End of debate. There is no legal, moral or probable justification for torture.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

WAGNER: You are going to need a bigger eraser

It happens every year about this time; it is as predictable as the rising of the sun. No, it is not Christmas to which I am referring.  


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 09:23 AM

OUR VIEW: Fund panel for standards change

A state panel tasked with looking at changes to math and reading standards for public school children in North Carolina has had an issue for the last few months.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

MCKOOL: Getting to the root

The other day I met the ideal person that I love to work with. There was a man who came into the store looking for a supplement to help control his diabetes.  


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Feb. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Under the Dome

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

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Authority advances committee recommendation

The Rutherford County Airport Authority voted to send proposed bylaws to create an Aviation Advisory Committee to the Rutherford County Commission.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 02:54 PM

NC standards panel to get funds, leader says

A leader of a state panel recommending changes to math and reading standards for children in North Carolina's public schools says he's been assured by lawmakers there will be funding to perform its work.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Audit: NC Labor Dept improperly paid for 100-mile commute

The North Carolina Department of Labor improperly paid an employee more than $9,400 to commute 100 miles from the worker's home in Lexington, according to state auditors.


Dec. 16, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Airport Authority to discuss advisory committee

The Rutherford County Airport Authority will consider creating an Aviation Advisory Committee when it meets at 5:30 p.m. today.


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Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

DC Video

Check out the latest video from The Daily Courier.

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.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Ellenboro Character Parade

The kids at Ellenboro Elementary School recently held their character parade.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 03:53 PM

Ellenboro Elementary School pumpkin painting

 Ellenboro Elementary School celebrates a day of pumpkin painting