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Mar. 31, 2015 @ 10:57 AM

Obituaries reported

The following are the obituaries reported as of 3-31-2015


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:42 AM

RHP receives $1,000 from Carolina Farm Credit

Carolina Farm Credit, its employees and board members donated over $6,100 to local charities in 2014, including a charitable donation to Rutherford Housing Partnership (RHP).


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

Nominations sought for Isothermal’s Outstanding Alumnus Award

Nominations are now being sought for Isothermal Community College’s annual Oustanding Alumnus Award.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Senior Games talent takes the stage

Actors, singers, dancers and musicians performing in the SilverArts Follies portion of this year's Senior Games took to the stage Friday evening during the annual performing arts showcase at the Rutherford County Senior Center.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

School board comments on partisan election bill

The chairman of the Rutherford County Board of Education and four other members of the board responded Monday to Rep. Mike Hager’s announcement he is supporting a bill that will change the Board of Education race to a partisan race.


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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

Art in Bloom at the North Carolina Museum of Art

BY PAM BUNCH
pbunch@thedigitalcourier.com


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. 18, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

Nationals is the target

Kasey Smith, 10, has only been practicing archery for two years but she is heading to a national competition this summer. 

Kasey is a member of Sunshine Elementary School's archery team which is coached by her father Daniel Smith. 


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Mar. 24, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

Lake Lure featured on BBC Travel

Lake Lure is continuing to make its mark on the world by being featured in an article "Dirty Dancing in the Blue Ridge Mountains" on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Travel website.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Mulliger, Kidd win N.C. press awards


Feb. 26, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

Village Council meeting March 17

Inclement weather caused the cancellation of the regular business meeting of the Chimney Rock Village Council. Rather than rescheduling the meeting, Town Council consented to combine the February 17 meeting and the March 17 meeting.


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Mar. 25, 2015 @ 08:48 AM

Pending watershed permit

Some construction at the location of the new AEO (Advanced Enviornmental Options) facility off N.C. Hwy. 120 has been temporarily halted.


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 @ 08:15 AM

Scanner Traffic: March 24, 2015

Rutherfordton Police are asking for the public's assistance in an investigation concerning a breaking and entering at Top Dollar Pawn located at 561 Railroad Avenue.


Mar. 15, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Reading Across America and Rutherford County

"The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." 

Dr. Seuss wrote this quote about reading in his book "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" He was an American writer and cartoonist who published 46 children's books often characterized by imaginative characters and rhyme. Elementary schools in Rutherford County celebrated Dr. Seuss and a love for reading during Read Across America Week March 2- 6. 


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Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:42 AM

RHP receives $1,000 from Carolina Farm Credit

Carolina Farm Credit, its employees and board members donated over $6,100 to local charities in 2014, including a charitable donation to Rutherford Housing Partnership (RHP).


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 08:47 AM

School board comments on partisan election bill

The chairman of the Rutherford County Board of Education and four other members of the board responded Monday to Rep. Mike Hager’s announcement he is supporting a bill that will change the Board of Education race to a partisan race.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

1948 Rutherford County film resorted, digitalized

Rutherford County in the late 1940s will be depicted on the big screen on Tuesday, April 14, the 236th birthday of the county.


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Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

News organization coming to Mountains Branch Library

The public is invited to join the award-winning nonprofit news organization Carolina Public Press for a free public meeting to discuss in-depth and investigative news  in Rutherford County and Western North Carolina.


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 @ 09:24 AM

Lake Lure featured on BBC Travel

Lake Lure is continuing to make its mark on the world by being featured in an article "Dirty Dancing in the Blue Ridge Mountains" on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Travel website.


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Mar. 04, 2015 @ 09:45 AM

County properties going to highest bidder

Selling four pieces of county-owned property is not a fast process. 

During Monday night's regular business meeting of the Rutherford County Commissioners, County Manager Carl Classen presented an update on the parcels and structures for sale.


Mar. 02, 2015 @ 04:21 PM

Mulliger, Kidd win N.C. press awards


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

Deeper snow predicted to begin tonight

Students in Rutherford County were out of school Tuesday for the fifth day this year due to winter weather and administrators have prepared preliminary make-up calendars.


News: Rutherfordton View All »

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Town's STEP committee to present Rutherfordton Branding Guide

Rutherfordton's NC STEP (Small Towns Economic Prosperity) Marketing subcommittee, with the support of the town's NC STEP Leadership Committee, will present the Rutherfordton Branding Guide to the Town Council during the regular meeting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall.


Mar. 29, 2015 @ 09:38 AM

Attorney ask for change of venue

Motions filed by the attorney representing five members of the Word of Faith Fellowship are scheduled to be held Wednesday in Superior Court.


Mar. 27, 2015 @ 09:08 AM

County receiving bids on property

Bids on county-owned properties were opened Tuesday at the Rutherford County Annex.  There were upset bids on some properties and other properties had no additional bids.


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Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

Nominations sought for Isothermal’s Outstanding Alumnus Award

Nominations are now being sought for Isothermal Community College’s annual Oustanding Alumnus Award.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Senior Games talent takes the stage

Actors, singers, dancers and musicians performing in the SilverArts Follies portion of this year's Senior Games took to the stage Friday evening during the annual performing arts showcase at the Rutherford County Senior Center.


Mar. 31, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

Inspiring learning through robotics

When Jessi Whiteside asked if her school could start a robotics team, she didn't know how enthusiastic her fellow students would be and how far they would come during the first year; winning the Rookie Inspiration Award in competition.