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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.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 04:38 AM

County jobless rate drops

The ratio of unemployed to those in the labor force dropped slightly in Rutherford County during the month of February.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 05:05 AM

Rutherfordton wins book challenge

Rutherfordton Elementary School took home first place in the Rutherford County Schools (RCS) Elementary Book Challenge on Tuesday.

The annual competition was held at Mt. Vernon Ruth Elementary School and teams from all 10 RCS elementary schools participated.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Council accepts $50,000 Timken grant

The Forest City Board of Commissioners motioned to accept a $50,000 grant from the Timken Foundation for the purchase of a new fire department quick-response emergency vehicle during its regular meeting on Monday. 


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 05:00 AM

78,000 pounds of metal shavings on highway

A man hauling 78,000 pounds of crushed metal lost control of his tractor-trailer on U.S.74 Monday morning, resulting in lane closures for hours.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 04:30 AM

RCS makes plans for $800,000 grant

Rutherford County Schools (RCS) plans to use an $800,000 grant from the state, to transform its three traditional high schools by adding early college design principles and creating more college classes.


Apr. 08, 2014 @ 04:03 AM

Multi-agency checkpoint zeros in on DWIs

Law enforcement officers from Forest City, Spindale, Lake Lure and the Sheriff's Office combined forces on Friday evening to implement a DWI (driving while impaired) checkpoint in Forest City, zeroing in on drunk drivers.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 07:37 AM

Fire department requesting new emergency vehicle

The town’s new updated personnel policy will be discussed when Forest City Commissioners meet Monday at 5 p.m. at Cool Springs Administrative Office on West Main Street in Forest City. The board plans to discuss the new document a few items at a time until it is completed.


Apr. 06, 2014 @ 06:30 AM

When will I play baseball?

Wally Scoggins is 11 years old and loves to play Little League baseball. He’d much rather hit the ball than stand in the outfield to play defense and when asked how fast he runs the bases, he responds “a lot fast.”


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 04:51 AM

Scanner Traffic

Arkeyne Deshawn Cureton, 28, of Forest City, was taken into custody on Tuesday evening by deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office following a vehicle stop for speeding and possession of marijuana.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 04:45 AM

Firefighters respond to smoke at AGI In-Store

Hundreds of employees were temporarily evacuated from the 500,000-square-foot AGI In-Store facility in Forest City, following a report of smoke coming from a manufacturing building on Thursday morning.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 04:45 AM

A living presidential museum

Students dove into history this week by portraying the roles of the first seven presidents of the United States.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 04:45 AM

J’s Salvage moving to former Food Lion

The former Food Lion building located off Oak Street in Forest City will have a new occupant sometime in the fall of 2014. 

Rick Houser, owner of J’s Salvage Discount Groceries on Withrow Road in Forest City, is moving his business to the building he bought at a public auction Saturday.