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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:47 AM

Careers on display

Students watched in amazement as Trey Hooper from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department did a demonstration with his drug dog, Karma, on Thursday.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Pancakes, public gatherings and choral performances

Looking for an opportunity to enjoy breakfast while supporting local children?

Interested in meeting with Republican elected officials from the county and state?

Want to view historical documents inside a newly renovated library?

In need of hearing Easter music performed by a 75-voice choir?

Rutherford County has a variety of activities and events for those looking to venture out this weekend.


Mar. 26, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Training young ears

This article is the last in a series of articles about music teachers in recognition of Music in Our Schools Month. Music in Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education's annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.

 

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

Hager pulls House Bill 188 from committee

The communications director for Rep. Mike Hager said Tuesday Hager has removed House Bill 188 out of committee.The House Education Committee on Community Colleges received HB188 last Tuesday, March 17.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Parents, teens invited to “Safe Roads Safe Homes for Spring Break” event

With Spring Break right around the corner for local students, the Forest City Police Department, along with United Way's Youth Council, the Forest City Youth Council, Safe Kids of Rutherford County and other state and local law enforcement agencies, will host a "Safe Roads Safe Homes for Spring Break."


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 08:31 AM

Sharing her love of music

This article is part of a series of articles about music teachers in recognition of Music in Our Schools Month. Music in Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education's annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.


Mar. 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Keeping unwanted medications out of the wrong hands

More than 45,000 dosages of medication were collected during the Operation Medicine Drop of Rutherford County spring campaign, which was held Saturday, March 21 at four locations around the county.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 11:54 AM

Finding his calling

This article is the first in a series of articles about music teachers in recognition of Music in Our Schools Month. Music in Our Schools Month is the National Association for Music Education's annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools.


Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:28 AM

Unemployment rate inches up in January

Rutherford County's rate of unemployment increased to 8.2 percent in January from the December 2014 unemployment rate of 6.9 percent, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.


Mar. 22, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Battling a rare disease

Christi Butler is a beautiful young woman, wife, mother and former educator/counselor. She loves life and lives with a terminal illness.


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 09:19 AM

On top of the health game

East Rutherford High School students are heading to compete against health students from across North Carolina. 

Cody Beaty, Lindsay McCracken, Sierra Bostic, Mikayla Padgett, Tamakia Petty, Megan Long, Hannah Goode and Cassandra Razo will participate in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) state competition in Greensboro March 25-28 after placing in the regional competition in November. 


Mar. 20, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Remembering Virginia

The former associate editor of The Daily Courier and THIS WEEK, Virginia Rucker, 101, died Tueday, March 17, 2015.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Suspects arrested in string of break-ins, larceny

A Bostic man faces more than a dozen counts of breaking and entering following a string of break-ins at multiple storage facilities and homes in Rutherford County.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 08:55 AM

Donation area expanded at local Habitat Restore

Rutherford County’s Habitat ReStore celebrated a grand re-opening on Friday, March 6 and introduced the store’s new donation drop-off center.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

Need plans for the weekend?

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is partnering with other local law enforcement agencies, United Way's Community Engagement Team, Safe Kids of Rutherford County, the State Bureau of Investigation and other local sponsors to hold the fifth annual Operation Medicine Drop take-back event on Saturday.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Community health center expands services

The sounds of dental instruments can now be heard at the Rutherford Health Center on Main Street in Spindale.  RHC opened the dental clinic on site Tuesday March 3.


Mar. 19, 2015 @ 08:21 AM

Stiles named Forest City finance director

Stiles is taking over for Julie Scherer who is leaving to work part-time in Lake Lure. Stiles' position becomes effective on April 6 and Scherer will assist in the transition. 


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Donation area expanded at local Habitat ReStore

Rutherford County’s Habitat ReStore celebrated a grand re-opening on Friday, March 6 and introduced the store’s new donation drop-off center.


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

Making roads safer

The Rutherford County Board of Education adopted a resolution opposing proposed House Bill 188 during a special meeting on Monday. 

N.C. House Majority Leader Rep. Mike Hager has introduced the bill to the General Assembly that if passed would change the manner in which certain members of the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees are appointed. 


Mar. 18, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Multi-agency checkpoint targets impaired driving

In conjunction with the kickoff of the St. Patrick's Day Booze It & Lose It campaign, police officers from Forest City and Spindale, deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) troopers combined enforcement efforts to zero in on drunk drivers during multi-agency DWI (driving while impaired) checkpoints in Forest City last Friday night.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 08:27 AM

House Committee hearing Hager's bill today

The House Education Committee on Community Colleges will begin discussing House Bill 188 today in Raleigh.


Mar. 17, 2015 @ 08:22 AM

BOE takes a stand against Hager's bill

The Rutherford County Board of Education adopted a resolution opposing proposed House Bill 188 during a special meeting on Monday. 


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 09:48 AM

Leading by serving others

The National Beta Club motto is "Let Us Lead By Serving Others." The Chase High School Beta Club did just that during National Beta Club Week March 2-6. The students joined more than half a million members across the country to celebrate and serve.


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 09:37 AM

Spring break is safe

Spring break is here to stay. 

Students and teachers are not losing spring break because of snow days. 


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

Employee loses life on grading site

An employee of Sisk Grading, Inc. was killed on a a job site Friday morning.