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Jul. 05, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

Board to receive updates on agriculture center

The Forest City Board of Commissioners will hear an update on a feasibility study for the Agriculture Innovation and Solutions Center project during its regular meeting on Monday.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

Woman feels blessed — turns 100 years

A Forest City woman who recently celebrated her 100th birthday — June 21, 2015 — describes herself as a “blessed woman.”  During Ruth Gilbert’s lifetime she has given the Lord her trials and tribulations. There have been many. But Gilbert chooses not to dwell on things she can not change.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Harris receives 13-17 year prison sentence

Tyler Michael Harris, 24, of Bent Creek Drive in Rutherfordton pleaded guilty in Superior Court Thursday afternoon to attempted murder charges in conjunction with an incident on Nov. 11, 2011.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:38 AM

Rutherfordton council approves town manager evaluation, pay increase

The Rutherfordton Town Council approved an evaluation of Town Manager Doug Barrick and a recommendation to increase his base pay by 5 percent during Wednesday's regular business meeting at Rutherfordton Town Hall.

 

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:14 AM

New road design and innovation center

A  new road proposal and utility design for county-owned property off US Hwy. 74A and Daniel Road in Spindale will be discussed Monday by Rutherford County Commissioners.


News: Bostic View All »

Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

South Mountain Christian Camp utilizes a video game theme

When playing a video game, one can always hit restart if a level isn’t going as planned. Campers are learning they can also hit restart with God at South Mountain Christian Camp (SMCC) this summer.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

Bostic approves $750,000 budget

Bostic Town Council approved its $750,846 fiscal year budget for 2015-16 when they met Monday night for the regular business meeting.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

Buchanan is WCAB's Favorite Teacher of the Year

Lisa Buchanan received a nice surprise last week when she was named WCAB's Favorite Teacher of the Year. 


News: Chimney Rock View All »

Jun. 30, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

PHOTO: Authors meet public in state park

Julia Nunnally Duncan addresses the public during a author signing Sunday at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park. The event featured six authors from western North Carolina.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 08:55 AM

PHOTO: Music Thursdays

The crowd for this month's Music Thursday at the Gathering Place in Chimney Rock Village tap their feet and sing along to the dancing of the Lake Lure Cloggers and the singing of the Griggs Band. Music Thursdays in the Village will continue every fourth Thursday through September. Next month's entertainment will be the Kollard Kings out of Charlotte, Thursday, July 23, from 6-8pm. Dinner will be available. Bring a chair or blanket, drinks and join in the fun. Music Thursday are presented by the Chimney Rock Village Community Development Association (CDA) and sponsored by Bubba O'Leary's General Store (bubbaolearys.com), Chimney Rock Mgt., LLC (chimneyrockpark.com), Medina's Village Bistro (medinasvillagebistro.com), April's Boutique and The Esmeralda Inn (theesmeralda.com). A minimum $6 donation for the music is suggested. Proceeds from Music Thursdays make these events possible andsupport the beautification and promotion of Chimney Rock Village. 


Jun. 25, 2015 @ 08:02 AM

Man dies from self-inflicted gun shot

A preliminary autopsy performed on a body found in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on Friday, June 19, reveals the 61-year-old Braselton, Georgia man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.


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Jun. 28, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Blessed beyond measure

Shane Dodson said his family is blessed beyond words with the help of good, Christian people.

 

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 07:16 AM

Ellenboro leaders approve budget

Following a public hearing on the proposed 2015-­16 budget, the Ellenboro Board of Aldermen passed the budget with no changes in tax or water rates


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 07:11 AM

Public Hearing for Ellenboro Proposed Budget

The public hearing and regular meeting will be held at  7 p.m. at the Town Hall.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 09:26 AM

The top of the class

The Daily Courier is proud to announce selections for its All-Academic Team.

Principals and guidance counselors at each of the high schools nominated students for this honor. Those selected performed well academically but were also well-rounded and involved in many activities during their high school career. 


News: Forest City View All »

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 09:09 AM

Board to receive updates on agriculture center

The Forest City Board of Commissioners will hear an update on a feasibility study for the Agriculture Innovation and Solutions Center project during its regular meeting on Monday.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

Woman feels blessed — turns 100 years

A Forest City woman who recently celebrated her 100th birthday — June 21, 2015 — describes herself as a “blessed woman.”  During Ruth Gilbert’s lifetime she has given the Lord her trials and tribulations. There have been many. But Gilbert chooses not to dwell on things she can not change.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

Rutherford moves to drought category

 For the first time in more than two years drought has returned to North Carolina and Rutherford County. There are 20 counties in a moderate dry condition, including most of Rutherford County.


News: Lake Lure View All »

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:11 AM

Thousands enjoy Lake Lure fireworks

Thousands gathered in the Town of Lake Lure and hundreds of others were in boats Friday to see the annual fireworks display shot from Morse Park Friday night.


Jun. 30, 2015 @ 09:11 AM

Raptors ready for new, permanent nest

Lake Lure Classical Academy (LLCA) will hold a ribbon cutting for its new campus on Wednesday, Aug. 11 and United States Congressman Patrick McHenry plans to attend.


Jun. 28, 2015 @ 09:36 AM

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Rutherford County

Residents and visitors to the area will have several opportunities this Friday and Saturday to celebrate an all-American Fourth of July in Rutherford County, with fun events and fireworks displays planned in Forest City, Rutherfordton, Gilkey and Lake Lure.


News: Ruth View All »

Jun. 17, 2015 @ 08:25 AM

Ruth approves 2015-16 budget


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 08:46 AM

Bostic approves $750,000 budget

Bostic Town Council approved its $750,846 fiscal year budget for 2015-16 when they met Monday night for the regular business meeting.


May. 31, 2015 @ 07:35 AM

Lake Lure Advisory Board meets Monday

 The Lake Lure Advisory Board will meet at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Lake Lure Municipal Center.


News: Rutherfordton View All »

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:45 AM

Harris receives 13-17 year prison sentence

Tyler Michael Harris, 24, of Bent Creek Drive in Rutherfordton pleaded guilty in Superior Court Thursday afternoon to attempted murder charges in conjunction with an incident on Nov. 11, 2011.


Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:38 AM

Rutherfordton council approves town manager evaluation, pay increase

The Rutherfordton Town Council approved an evaluation of Town Manager Doug Barrick and a recommendation to increase his base pay by 5 percent during Wednesday's regular business meeting at Rutherfordton Town Hall.

 

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 08:14 AM

New road design and innovation center

A  new road proposal and utility design for county-owned property off US Hwy. 74A and Daniel Road in Spindale will be discussed Monday by Rutherford County Commissioners.


News: Spindale View All »

Jul. 05, 2015 @ 07:16 AM

Spindale calls special meeting

A special meeting of the Spindale Town Board will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 08:29 AM

Korean War veteran applies to historical organization

Korean War veteran Bailey Gillespie, 86, signed and completed his application to the organization Sons of the American Revolution yesterday.


Jul. 03, 2015 @ 07:49 AM

PHOTO: $4.1 million investment

White Oak Carpet Mills, LLC., based in Wichita, Kansas is expanding its operations to the former Mastercraft Corp. building off Old Ballpark Road in Spindale. The company will invest $4.1 million in the palnt and plans to create over 40 new jobs over the next three years. The project was completed with work by the company, the Department of Commerce, the Town of Spindale, the State of North Carolina and the Economic Development Commission of Rutherford County. The company nw employs 14 people in Rutherford County in another building.