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Apr. 23, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Looking for (more than) a few good troopers

Recruitment for North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) Troopers is in overdrive to fill 200 vacancies across the state, according to Trooper Jason Metcalf, recruiter for the NCHP in western North Carolina.

Apr. 23, 2014 @ 05:11 AM

I.C.C. revises mission statement

Isothermal Community College exists to improve Life Through Learning and that has been the official mission statement of the college for several years. It was adopted in the late 1990s as the college’s mission statement. It was revisited and affirmed 2009, but no changes to the statement were made at that time.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

As gentle as clock work

Gently as clock work, Gene Volk climbed the scaffold beside First Citizens Bank in downtown Forest City last Thursday to continue the town clock project.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 04:43 AM

Early voting starts Thursday at Board of Elections

Early voting begins Thursday at the Rutherford County Board of Elections for the May 6 Primary Election.

Voting continues through Saturday May 3, however, there will not be voting on Saturday, April 26 or Sunday, April 27.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 04:23 AM

Fostering compassion and care

Seventeen-year-old Brett Farris knows the anxiety that foster children face.

Although a Rutherford County native, Farris and his family lived in Billings, Mont., for four years where they became a foster family for Yellowstone County.

Apr. 22, 2014 @ 04:20 AM

State jobless rate dips

The state’s unemployment rate continued a decline in the month of March to 6.3 percent.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:45 AM

Heaven is for real . . .

It's been over 40  years since Ann Howard had a near death experience, but she remembers the day with great clarity.

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:41 AM

American Red Cross announces May blood drives

The American Red Cross urges residents in the Rutherford County area to donate blood.  All blood types are needed at this time.

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 04:44 AM

A new place to call home

Federal, state and local officials touring the 1922 Florence Mill warehouse in Forest City Wednesday where the Agriculture Innovations Center will be located in a few years, weren’t the only people excited about the future of agriculture and the economy in the county.

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 @ 04:34 AM

Cool Springs cemetery vandalized

Forest City Police Department took a damage to property report at the Town of Forest City’s Cool Springs Cemetery last Saturday.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 04:28 AM

Drivers: slow down, obey speed limits

Speeding is one of the main causes of crashes, injuries and fatalities on North Carolina’s roads, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Rutherford Health Center opens for all who need care

When the Rutherford Health Center (RHC) officially opened Monday afternoon it was a day of celebration in Rutherford County. The new center, formerly the Rutherford County Community Clinic, is owned by Blue Ridge Community Health Services (BRCHS) based in Hendersonville.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 04:30 AM

Advocating child passenger safety

North Carolina law requires all passengers in a vehicle to buckle up.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Inductees honored for RCS Hall-of-Fame

Educators and supporters of Rutherford County Schools (RCS) gathered at the Carolina Event and Conference Center on Saturday to honor five influential individuals who were inducted into the 2014 Rutherford County Schools Hall-of-Fame.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 04:10 AM

NCDOT reminds drivers to slow down, pay attention in work zones

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and law enforcement agencies across the state are reminding motorists to slow down and drive safely through North Carolina’s work zones.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 03:05 AM

Board to hear report on innovation fund

The Rutherford County Board of Education will hear a report on the Education and Workforce Innovation Fund grant the school system recently received during its regular meeting tonight.

Apr. 13, 2014 @ 04:45 AM

County schools recognized by PBIS

Three schools in Rutherford County were recognized by the Exceptional Children Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction at the annual Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Initiative Workshop & Recognition.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 04:30 PM

Volunteers of the Year

Perseverance Award recipient. Francis Williams was inadvertently left out of the photo which ran in Friday's paper and The Daily Courier apologizes for the error. Here is a contributed image with Willims included.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:07 AM

Scanner Traffic

On Wednesday, deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office arrested Jonathan Colby Arrowood, 28, of Island Ford Road in Forest City, a suspect in the bomb threat case on Monday afternoon at East Medical Center off N.C. 120 near Cliffside.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

The spirit of the games

"Let the games begin!" shouted a crowd of participants and volunteers during the Senior Games Opening Ceremony for sporting events at the Rutherford County Senior Center on Thursday morning.

Apr. 11, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

'Say Neigh to Child Abuse'

Michaela Hughes wants everyone to say neigh to child abuse.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 05:03 AM

Melanoma Awareness Ride Saturday

Last fall Heather Phillips began feeling bad, had bouts of dizziness and everything she ate made her sick.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

Cruising to Forest City

Over 25 antique cars rolled through Forest City on Wednesday to visit Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum. The cars, which were all at least 100 years old, were part of the Cabin Fever Tour that began in Lenoir.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:54 AM

Pennies making a difference for children

One by one pennies were brought to Pinnacle Elementary School for United Way's penny drive.