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Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:49 AM

Celebrating another successful Relay For Life

Cancer survivors, caregivers, teams members, event organizers and supporters gathered Tuesday evening at a wrap up dinner and ceremony celebrating the 18th Annual Relay For Life of Rutherford County and the raising of nearly $160,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

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. 31, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Annual Health Fair draws crowd to Senior Center

Seniors age 55 and older took advantage of a variety of health-related offerings and free screenings at the annual health fair and flu clinic at the Rutherford County Senior center Thursday morning.


Oct. 31, 2014 @ 08:25 AM

Police Notes

Rutherford County Sheriff's Department was dispatched to 122 calls on Wednesday; Forest City police had 84 calls; Rutherfordton police was dispatched to 28 calls; Spindale had 18 calls; Lake Lure had 3 calls; Rutherford County EMS responded to 36 calls and Rescue had 20 calls.


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Oct. 28, 2014 @ 08:12 AM

Local teams qualify for soccer playoffs

The Thomas Jefferson men’s soccer team have earned a home playoff game to open the Class 1A state playoffs. Chase and R-S Central have also qualified for the playoffs as pairings were released Monday.

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:


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Oct. 28, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

The all-stars are back

A cast of all-star dancers are back in class for the sixth season of Dancing with the Stars of Rutherford County.

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.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 10:31 AM

Need weekend plans?

For those that still have energy after trick-or-treating, there are a few more activities happening across the county this weekend.


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Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Business

From Wall Street to Main Street.

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.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

RAMSEY: School’s on the horizon

My husband will be leaving his full-time job in a year so that he can go back to school full-time and finish his degree.


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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: