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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:47 AM

Forest City, county selected for Livable Communities project

On a crisp spring morning, federal, state and local officials gathered at the new site of the Rutherford County Farmers Market Wednesday to  support the new market and planned future expansion.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Western NC fruit growers assess possible damage

Farmers and agricultural officials in western North Carolina are working to assess possible damage to fruit crops from this week's freezing temperatures.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Hope Mills can pursue claim against dam builder

The case of the Hope Mills Lake dam that failed almost four years ago continues in court now that a judge has ruled the town can pursue a negligence claim against one of the builders.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct

Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Jump, vault and roll

Calling all daredevils: there’s a gravity-defying pastime sweeping the country, and although you don’t have to be an extraordinary athlete to master it, “Parkour” practitioners are learning to perform near-superhuman feats.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

Chase baseball beats Crest

Chase High School’s baseball team defeated Crest 5-1 Wednesday night at Chase.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 08:41 AM

East baseball edges Burns

The East Rutherford baseball team picked up its second win of the season over the South Mountain Athletic Conference (SMAC) leader.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 07:40 AM

Chase softball tops Crest

Chase got 10 runs on 10 hits to knock off Crest 10-7 in softball action Wednesday.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 06:45 AM

Games change due to rain

The weather caused an upheaval of game changes Tuesday.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

5K Saturday for Wounded Warriors

Blake Jackson is hosting a 5K for his Eagle Scout project on Saturday with all the profits from the race to be sent to The Wounded Warrior Project. 

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at McNair Field and runs through downtown Forest City.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:10 AM

Congressman swings through Rutherford

When U.S. rep. Patrick McHenry made a swing through Rutherford County on Tuesday, he was serenaded by students at Spindale Elementary School before visiting the 21st Century Radiation Oncology office on Daniel Street in Forest City. The office is an affiliate of Radiation Therapy Associates of Western North Carolina.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:02 AM

Portion of U.S. 74 honors former State Senator

The N.C. Department of Transportation held a ceremony Friday morning to name U.S. Highway 74 from 0.1 mile east of Lattimore Road in Cleveland County to the N.C. Highway 120 interchange (Exit 189) in Rutherford County in honor of former N.C. Senator Debbie Clary.


Apr. 13, 2014 @ 04:46 AM

Arts Council presents Shakespeare 450th birthday performance

Rutherford County Arts Council will present the Globe Repertory Company production of The Shakespeare Sampler on Wednesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. in the Foundation Performing Arts Center on the campus of Isothermal Community College in Spindale.


Apr. 11, 2014 @ 04:37 AM

Making a Difference

People with hearts and passions for others were recognized Thursday during the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards luncheon held at Florence Baptist Church in Forest City.


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Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Business

From Wall Street to Main Street.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 02:55 PM

Western NC fruit growers assess possible damage

Farmers and agricultural officials in western North Carolina are working to assess possible damage to fruit crops from this week's freezing temperatures.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Philip Morris Int'l 1Q profit falls nearly 12 pct

Philip Morris International Inc. said Thursday that its first-quarter profit dropped nearly 12 percent as cigarette sales fell in the overseas markets that it serves and it was hurt by foreign exchange rates for the U.S. dollar.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:25 PM

Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

Family Dollar plans to cut some jobs and close about 370 underperforming stores as it tries to reverse sagging sales and earnings. The discount store operator will also lower prices on about 1,000 basic items.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 03:24 PM

Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners.


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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:47 AM

OUR VIEW: What took so long?

Over two months after a spill along the Dan River affected nearly 70 miles of the water supply, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has a plan.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Above and beyond the call to serve

As a reporter assigned to provide coverage of crime and emergency situations, there is no disputing that the job of a firefighter or a police officer is much more than what meets the eye.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:23 AM

What took so long?

Over two months after a spill along the Dan River affected nearly 70 miles of the water supply, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has a plan.

He announced his plan Thursday which includes closing or converting all 33 coal ash pits in the state — including those located at the Cliffside Steam Station.

Our question is: What took so long?


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 03:22 AM

Choice program deserves defense

Liberal activists may fume, and left-wing editorialists may grind their teeth, but legislative leaders are going to defend their 2013 opportunity scholarship bill against lawsuits by the teacher union and other special interests.


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Feb. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Under the Dome

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

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

NC judge considers if districts can sue on tenure

A judge in Greensboro is considering whether two school districts can sue the state over North Carolina's teacher tenure law.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Mitchell pulls out of 12th District race

Former Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell has dropped out of the race to fill the 12th Congressional District seat vacated when Mel Watt became head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

The House on Wednesday passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years by making sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


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Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

DC Video

Check out the latest video from The Daily Courier.

Mar. 22, 2014 @ 02:21 PM

VIDEO: The Cavaliers' No.1 Fan — Bradley Guffey

Spotting the biggest Cavalier fan was easy this basketball season because he could be found at center court throwing the game ball to officials.
Bradley "Soul Man" Guffey is the No.1 East Rutherford High School Cavalier fan and an exceptional kid. Bradley, 16, gives inspiration to everyone around him and supports his Cavaliers during home basketball games.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 09:19 PM

RAW VIDEO: Rutherfordton man helps rescue children from ocean

Here is raw video of an ocean rescue in Daytona Beach, Fla. Tuesday. The man in the neon green jacket is Tim Tesseneer of Rutherfordton.


Mar. 05, 2014 @ 12:55 PM

VIDEO: Brad LeVine on the Western Regional semifinals

On Monday in Greensboro, East Rutherford head coach Brad LeVine sat down with Travis Durkee to discuss his Cavaliers' matchup against North Rowan in the NCHSSA Western Regional semifinals. Tipoff is Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. inside of UNC-Greensboro's Fleming Gymnasium.


Feb. 09, 2014 @ 05:35 AM

VIDEO: Q&A with Cory Dirksen: Owls General Manager

Cory Dirksen was tabbed as the new Forest City Owls GM in early February. Listen to his plans for the franchise as he sits down with The Daily Courier Sports Editor Travis Durkee in this exclusive one-on-one interview.