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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

Severe thunderstorm downs trees, power lines

Across many areas of Rutherford County Monday morning people were picking up sticks, sawing logs and raking lawns of large oak leaves and branches that fell Sunday night.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Pie contest, pasta festival Saturday at farmers market

A Pasta Festival, featuring pasta from Valley Fine Foods of Forest City, will be held at the Rutherford County Farmers Market Saturday, August 2.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

Arson suspect in court Wednesday

The 22-year-old man charged with setting his friend's house on fire earlier this month is expected in court Wednesday.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

'Sound of Music' is Friday

“The Sound of Music,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring musical, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1, at The Foundation Performing Arts Center on the Isothermal Community College.



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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

East's Strickland at All-Star game

East Rutherford's Jordan Strickland took part in the NCCA East/West All-Star football game last week in Greensboro.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 09:47 PM

Owls hold slim, 3-2 lead on Grizzlies

The Forest City Owls took advantage of a pair of passed balls by Grizzlies catcher and a hard hit RBI double by Eric Cheray in the fourth inning to take a thin 3-2 lead over the rival Gastonia at press time in the bottom of the sixth inning.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

GWU rounds out recruiting class

Gardner-Webb signed two post players to wrap up its men’s basketball recruiting class for the coming season.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:58 PM

Forest City down 8-5 in the eighth

It wasn’t necessarily the start the Forest City Owls were looking for.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 11:07 AM

Trojan football camp

Members of the Chase High School football team took the practice field Monday afternoon for a mini preseason football camp. 


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Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:40 PM

IGA offers camp for children each day during the summer

Flipping and field trips are both a part of Isothermal Gymnastics Academy's (IGA) annual summer camp.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 10:07 AM

'Sound of Music' is Friday

“The Sound of Music,” Rodgers and Hammerstein’s enduring musical, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, August 1, at The Foundation Performing Arts Center on the Isothermal Community College.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 04:28 PM

Local teenager in Reba's new music video

A star struck Reba McEntire fan from Rutherfordton is featured on  award winning country music singer's brand new music video, "Pray for Peace." The video was released Monday.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Rutherford County Farmers Market Christmas in July

Vendors at the Rutherford County Farmers Market in Forest City celebrated Christmas in July on Saturday, offering a variety of hand-made crafts and goods adorned with Christmas trees and Santa Claus. Here are a few of the vendor offerings that were perused on Saturday.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 08:01 AM

Dancin’ Stars Studio bring home national awards

The Dancin' Stars Studio participated in the Star Talent National Dance Competition in Myrtle Beach, July 10 to July 13.


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Aug. 13, 2013 @ 10:44 AM

Business

From Wall Street to Main Street.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

Pie contest, pasta festival Saturday at farmers market

A Pasta Festival, featuring pasta from Valley Fine Foods of Forest City, will be held at the Rutherford County Farmers Market Saturday, August 2.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 07:09 AM

Trelleborg achieves safety milestone at its Rutherfordton facility

The Trelleborg Coated Systems manufacturing facility in Rutherfordton achieved the milestone of more than two million safe work hours without a lost time incident in June.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 12:47 PM

Reynolds American 2Q profit climbs 6.7 percent

Reynolds American Inc. says that its profit rose by 6.7 percent in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations.


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 09:41 AM

OUR VIEW: Bring back sales tax holiday

Traditionally, the first weekend of August was reserved for back-to-school shopping as stores across Rutherford County and North Carolina prepared for strong sales.


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Jul. 30, 2014 @ 11:36 AM

OUR VIEW: Puppy mill regulations in the mix

Pet enthusiasts may be able to breathe a sigh of relief once details of the state budget augmentations come to light.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

DUPUY: Children seeking asylum and finding antipathy

I might be the only syndicated columnist in the country who was raised by the state. So when lawmakers and public pontificators discuss the welfare of unaccompanied minors who've been dropped on our proverbial doorstep, I should probably speak up.


Jul. 30, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

WAGNER: The pain of peacemaking

I walked into my wife’s office, turned my backside to her, and said, “Could you please check and see if it’s still there? I have just had it chewed out so badly that I’m really not sure; I’m afraid it may be gone...”


Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

CLARK: Toss up: Italy or email spam

I struggled over the weekend with what to write about this week.


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Feb. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Under the Dome

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

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:11 AM

Proclamation presented to Spence’s family

Friends, family and coworkers of the late Robynn Spence gathered at the Rutherford County Courthouse Monday to receive official copies of a resolution adopted in her honor last month.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

Belhaven mayor wraps march to DC to save hospital

A North Carolina mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his rural North Carolina town is about to finish his protest march to the nation's capital.


Jul. 27, 2014 @ 01:35 PM

County transit eyeing budget talks

Rutherford County Transportation Services Director Kerry Giles is keeping her eye on Raleigh.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 03:59 PM

NC House approves bill making dozens of changes

The employees of for-profit education companies could sit on the boards of public charter schools under a Republican-backed bill given preliminary approval by the North Carolina House.


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Nov. 19, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

DC Video

Check out the latest video from The Daily Courier.

Jun. 04, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

VIDEO: 1-on-1 exclusive with Laura Hopper

The Daily Courier Sports Editor Travis Durkee sits down with East Rutherford head softball coach Laura Hopper before the Lady Cavaliers play for the 2A state championship.


Jun. 03, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

VIDEO: Owls upend Wilson, 10-5

Forest City used a big night at the plate by Hunter Bryant (2-for-4, HR, 5 RBIs) to take a 10-5 win against the Wilson Tobs Tuesday night at McNair Field.


May. 27, 2014 @ 10:53 PM

VIDEO: Owls open season with 9-0 win over Columbia

Sports editor Travis Durkee catches up with Owls manager Andrew Ciencin and starting pitcher Nick nietzel after Forest City opened the season with a 9-0 win over the Columbia Blowfish Tuesday night at McNair Field.


May. 11, 2014 @ 05:24 AM

1-on-1 with Raven Gray

East Rutherford softball player Raven Gray is following up a record-breaking junior season with a stellar senior campaign as she leads the Lady Cavaliers into the state playoffs. The Daily Courier Sports Editor Travis Durkee gets to know the senior speedster and even challenges her to a foot race.