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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

PHOTO: Smoke inhalation

A resident at the home of Paul and Donna Holland on Pine Street Extension, Forest City, was treated for smoke inhalation by Rutherford County EMS Wednesday morning.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

PHOTO: First haircut

Colton Robbins, 8 months, got his first hair cut on Aug. 22 by Glenn Hill at Hair Kutters in Rutherfordton. Colton's dad, George, is pictured holding him.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

PHOTO: Lighted crosswalk

The Department of Transportation is installing a crosswalk with a light between Burger King in Forest City and the opposite side of the highway  where the newly installed handrails are off Oak Street toward Oak Street Extension.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 08:31 AM

Community Calendar Thursday, Aug. 28

To add an event, meeting or item to the Community Calendar, email information to amulliger@thedigitalcourier.com. Deadline is 1 p.m. for the next day's publication.


Aug. 28, 2014 @ 08:08 AM

GrahamTown reunion Saturday

The annual GrahamTown reunion kicks off at Hardin Park in Forest City at 1 p.m. Saturday and concludes at 10 p.m.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

No probable cause hearing today

The attorney for Kevin Clifford Marks, 49, said Tuesday afternoon the probable cause hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. today will not take place.


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

Becoming leaders and learning habits

Forest City-Dunbar Elementary School is working to develop student leaders by implementing a new program: The Leader in Me. 

According to its website, The Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model that acts like the operating system of a computer- it improves the performance of all other programs. The program is based on "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" written by Stephen Covey. 


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 09:07 AM

A sign of another season

On a clear, warm Tuesday morning a farmer off U.S. Hwy.64 and near the Hudlow community drives a bright orange tractor, cutting the field for future use.   


Aug. 27, 2014 @ 08:54 AM

RCS adopts strategic plan

That all students graduate prepared for college and career success is the vision Rutherford County Schools (RCS) adopted in its strategic plan. 

The Rutherford County Board of Education unanimously adopted a new five-year strategic planning framework for the school system during its last board meeting. 


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Erin Kidd takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Daily Courier reporter Erin Kidd took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 11:51 AM

Probable cause hearing for shootout suspect

The suspect in a standoff and subsequent shootout that injured five Rutherford County sherrif's officers will be in court at 9 a.m. Wednesday for a probable cause hearing.



Aug. 26, 2014 @ 08:53 AM

PHOTO: Stormy smokestack

Smokestack from the former Florence Cone Mill in Forest City on stormy afternoon in August.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 08:38 AM

Back to School

School is in session for Rutherford County Schools (RCS).

The school system welcomed approximately 8,500 students into the doors of its schools on Monday for the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. 


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Youth receive volunteer service awards

Three Rutherford County Schools students received the President's Volunteer Service Award at Crestview Baptist Church recently.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

Breast cancer survivors and fly fishing

Chuck Sabolovic of Forest City, formerly of Texas, brought with him a passion that can benefit all breast cancer survivors — fly fishing.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 01:07 PM

Community Empowerment gets permit for radio station

The Community Empowerment Project (CEP), based in Forest City, has its eyes set on starting a new radio station in the county.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Lucy Robbins enjoying job as pastor of Caroleen First United Methodist Church

Lucy Robbins had a successful career at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNC-G) when she felt a call from the Lord to go into fulltime Christian work.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Winners announced from Hot Nights Cool Rides

Among the winners in the 2014 Hot Nights Cool Rides car show in Forest City last Saturday were: (Names based on the registration applications). More than 400 cars were entered in the 23rd annual show.


Aug. 24, 2014 @ 08:24 AM

Woman transported to hospital

Mary Broome of Harmony Hills in Forest City was returning to her home Friday morning when she apparently applied the accelerator instead of the brake and slammed into the brick columns.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 02:04 PM

AT&T expands fast 4G network in Forest City, Bostic

AT&T has activated a new 4G mobile Internet cell site in Forest City and another in Bostic that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses and provide speeds up to four times faster than 3G.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Persistence and dedication earn officers Region C honors

Forest City Police Lt. Jay Moore presented Sgt. Josh Bumgarner and Officer Tyler Greene with Region C Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Committee citations for their actions taken in early May 2014 while investigating a breaking and entering to a vehicle case.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

Little Debbie truck, EMS ambulance hit

Quick thinking and good driving by Rutherford County EMS ambulance driver Ethan Allen Miller, were factors in minor property damage to the ambulance Friday morning.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 08:41 AM

TJCA first day runs smoothly

Headmaster Joe Maimone said despite losing power for a couple of hours, the first day of school at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (TJCA) went very smoothly.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 08:32 AM

Welcome to the jungle

New Cavaliers were welcomed to the jungle during a special event just for freshmen on Thursday.