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Aug. 02, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Emergency personnel respond to multiple wrecks Friday

Friday was a busy day for law enforcement, firefighters and emergency personnel across the county who responded to multiple motor vehicle crashes.

Aug. 02, 2015 @ 07:18 AM

Hardin Park Festival 2

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Aug. 02, 2015 @ 07:16 AM

Hardin Park Festival

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Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:14 AM

Elections staff prepared for early primary if HS 373 becomes law

 House Bill 373  will change the Primary Election date in North Carolina from May to March if it passes. The bill was referred to the Rules, Calendar and Operations Committee on Monday, July 27, for the second time since it was introduced.

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Vehicle collision results in power outages

Thursday morning several Forest City residents were left without power due to a motor vehicle collision with a utility pole on Cherry Mountain Street in downtown Forest City.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Rutherford County data statistics

The population of Rutherford County by the year 2019 is projected to be 68,859, according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s June 2015 county profile.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Festivals, park programs and cycle rides

Several free programs and events are planned this Friday through Sunday in Rutherford County. Check out these activities for opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and support local causes.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Jobless rate up slightly in June

 Rutherford County’s unemployment rates increased in June to 8.4 percent up from 8.1 percent in May. Rutherford was one of 95 of North Carolina counties in June that recorded unemployment increases. The rates decreased in four counties and remained unchanged in one county.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 08:49 AM

Gearing up in San Francisco

College access and preparing students for the future was the topic of the annual NCCEP/GEAR UP conference in San Francisco this year and Rutherford County educators were there to learn and share ideas.

Jul. 30, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Bobby Mac Goes To College

Bobby Mac is on his way to college. 

The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation is starting a new venture with its "Bobby Mac Goes To College" book and doll to give elementary students a closer look at college. 

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 09:04 AM

McNair recognized as Pioneering Partner

The McNairs have always been on the forefront in education and their foundation has been nationally recognized for its innovation. 

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 08:58 AM

Forest City Streetscape Plan on track

The Town of Forest City is committed to the beautification and development of downtown and has taken steps to start improvements with its Streetscape Plan.


Jul. 28, 2015 @ 04:58 PM

Guns & Hoses 2015

Photos by Alyssa Mulliger/Daily Courier Police officers and firefighters competed in the sixth annual Guns & Hoses charity softball game at McNair Field on July 25, raising money for the American Cancer Society through Rutherford County's Relay For Life and Hospice of Rutherford County. The event featured slow-pitch softball and brought together state and local emergency personnel in an organized environment designed to promote competition, friendship and camaraderie.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Camaraderie, community, charity

Police officers and firefighters competed in the sixth annual Guns & Hoses charity softball game at McNair Field on Saturday afternoon, raising money for the American Cancer Society through Rutherford County's Relay For Life and Hospice of Rutherford County.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 08:58 AM

Tips for preventing heat stroke and staying cool

Temperatures in Rutherford County and surrounding areas continue to be in the 90-degree range with little relief from rain.

Jul. 28, 2015 @ 08:52 AM

Missing person found safe Monday

The Green Hill Fire Department, Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department and Rutherford County Emergency Management teams searched Monday afternoon for a man who walked away from his home off Moss Drive outside of Rutherfordton.

Jul. 27, 2015 @ 05:17 PM

Man arrested after shooting into residence

A Forest City man was charged with six counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill Monday morning following a shooting on Tanner Street in Rutherfordton Sunday evening.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 09:28 AM

PHOTO: Three injured

Forest City Fire Rescue and Rutherford County EMS attend to victims sustaining minor injuries Friday morning in a three car collision on US 74A in Forest City.Timothy Gay was driving a Chevrolet Cavalier and failed to stop when he struck the Ford 500 in the rear. That pushed the Ford, driven by Dorothy Jones into a Chevrolet Camero driven by Darlene Robbins. All three drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Gay was charged by the North Carolina Highway Patrol with failure to reduce speed.

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 09:05 AM

Expanding Project Unify's reach

Chase High School created its own Project Unify club to encourage students to be accepting of all

Jul. 26, 2015 @ 08:15 AM

New gardening calendar for sale

A new gardening calendar focusing on Rutherford County is on sale at the Rutherford County Cooperative Extension Service office.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

'Every hero has a story'

Libraries across the county have introduced children to area public safety personnel during this year's summer reading program theme, "Every Hero Has a Story."

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Broad River Alliance named Waterkeeper Affiliate

The Waterkeeper Alliance Board of Directors approved the Broad River Alliance (BRA) as a Waterkeeper Affiliate in efforts to protect and preserve the Broad River Watershed by combining firsthand knowledge of the waterway with an unwavering commitment to the rights of the community and to the rule of law.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 08:41 AM

Scouts sick with norovirus

The illness that sent 30 Boy Scouts home from Camp Bud Schiele last week was confirmed as norovirus by the Rutherford County Health Department.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 08:38 AM

Work authorization plan for airport layout approved

The Rutherford County Airport Authority approved the work authorization for the airport layout plan during its regular business meeting Wednesday afternoon at the County Annex in Rutherfordton.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Connect NC proposal awaiting General Assembly’s approval

Chimney Rock State Park could potentially receive $2 million for the purpose of renovations if Gov. Pat McCrory’s Connect NC bond proposal passes legislation in the General Assembly. If the proposal passes it, will be put on ballot for North Carolina citizens to vote on.