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Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Snowed in? It was predicted

If the National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts were on target today, Rutherford Countians woke up to deep snow.

According to the latest predictions from the NWS late Wednesday afternoon, four to eight inches of snow were predicted and would certainly close schools again, the sixth day this year for winter weather. It could close businesses, governmental offices and cancel public services for the day.

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Mulliger, Kidd win N.C. press awards

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 08:56 AM

Continuing the tradition

Crew Simpson acted like any other child when he got his first haircut on Saturday. He cried the whole time. 


But Crew's first haircut was different than most because he was the sixth generation family member to get his haircut at Plaza Barber Shop & Salon in Forest City. His family traveled from Chattanooga, Tenn. to visit his great grandparents Johnny and Juanita Newton and get his haircut.

Feb. 25, 2015 @ 08:20 AM

Praying for the students

Members of the community plan to gather and pray for the students and staff at Isothermal Community College (ICC) tomorrow. 

The Baptist Young Women (BYW) at Crestview Baptist Church are inviting the public to join in a prayer rally for the National Collegiate Day of Prayer in the former Kmart parking lot at noon on Thursday.  

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 08:01 PM

Two arrested in case of baby's death

Two people were arrested and charged Monday afternoon in the murder of 5-month-old Lebron Jay'den Reynolds. He died at his home off J.M. Lovelace Road near Ellenboro on Jan 11. 

The baby's mother, Jennie Reynolds, 27, has been charged with accessory after the fact of murder and charged with murder is Tyler Dale McCurry, 24, of Edley Toney Road in Ellenboro.

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Feb. 24, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

Thrice as nice

Eight Rutherford County wrestlers qualified for this past weekend’s 2A state individual wrestling tournament, and when all was said and done, three of them brought home state titles.

Mar. 03, 2015 @ 02:07 AM

Monday's girls basketball score and next game schedule

Girls Basketball

R-S Central 71, Lake Norman Charter 50

Next game: At Mountain Heritage, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Feb. 24, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Coaches vs. Cancer raises awareness, money

Brad LeVine is a passionate person. Anyone who knows the head coach of East Rutherford’s Cavaliers knows he is passionate about basketball. Most do not know that he is passionate about those who have been affected by cancer.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 12:16 AM

Saturday's basketball score

Boys Basketball

Forest Hills 53, R-S Central 49 (OT)

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 11:43 PM

Friday's basketball scores and 2nd round schedule

Boys Basketball

R-S Central 81, East Burke 71

Mountain Heritage 69, East Rutherford 66


Girls Basketball

Mountain Heritage 46, East Rutherford 32


2nd Round Schedule

R-S Central at Forest Hills, Saturday at 6 p.m.

Lake Norman Charter/Wheatmore at R-S Central, Monday at 6 p.m.


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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.

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.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 10:26 AM

Work on documentary featuring undefeated R­-S Central squad continues

Last summer, Time­Out Management President and CEO Rodney Greene had a vision.

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Mar. 02, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Cardboard and snow-covered pastures

A childhood friend sent me a message on Facebook late Wednesday night just as the snow was beginning to fall. She told me to bring the cardboard on over and we’d relive the good times. She was talking about our times of sliding over snow-covered terraces in the pasture on thick sheets of cardboard.

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 09:19 AM

All thanks to the adults

Since the Jackie Robinson West scandal broke I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact adults have on young athletes. 


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 10:40 AM

PURCELL: Snow’s silver lining

I admit it: I love the snow and the cold.

Feb. 26, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

EDITORIAL: A new look at poverty

As the North Carolina General Assembly meets to debate key issues, a new report shows public policy investments have a measurable impact on the economic well-being of children and their families, reports the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT project.

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Feb. 26, 2013 @ 03:42 PM

Under the Dome

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

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.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 11:28 AM

County starts process for new 911 center

A new state law mandates counties have a viable backup for their 911 communications centers.

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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.