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Aug. 01, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Community Calendar: August 1, 2015


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Isothermal receives over $2 million grant

Isothermal Community College is one step closer to building an Applied Sciences Center after receiving over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:16 AM

GWU faculty on PBS tonight

A North Carolina public television program will feature the work and faces of several Gardner-Webb University faculty members Friday and Saturday in a segment spotlighting a local art gallery. The segment also aired Thursday night.


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 @ 09:00 AM

County library creates satellite libraries

Rutherford County Library has partnered with congregate meal program sites in Ellenboro, Henrietta and Shingle Hollow to deliver books to senior citizens as part of three new satellite library sites.


News: Bostic View All »

Jul. 29, 2015 @ 03:50 PM

Bostic shooting accidental, self-inflicted

Deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office say an 18-year-old male accidentally shot himself in the head outside his residence Tuesday afternoon.


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. 17, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

More newcomers on Chimney Rock, Ellenboro ballots

Political newcomers Donald Cason and William "Bayou Billy" Robson filed for seats on the Chimney Rock Village Council on Thursday at the Rutherford County Board of Elections.


News: Chimney Rock View All »

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. 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. 23, 2015 @ 09:54 AM

Council applies for Main Street status

Chimney Rock Village Council agreed Tuesday night at its regular business meeting to allow the rental of a house for a short term basis on Main Street.


News: Ellenboro View All »

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

County library creates satellite libraries

Rutherford County Library has partnered with congregate meal program sites in Ellenboro, Henrietta and Shingle Hollow to deliver books to senior citizens as part of three new satellite library sites.


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 @ 08:56 AM

House fire suspicious; under investigation

Yellow fire tape surrounded the remains of a wood frame house off Hopewell Road in Hollis Sunday afternoon.


Jul. 19, 2015 @ 09:35 AM

Sitting in a chair in the sky

It's not a bird, it's not a plane. What is it?

It's just a local man flying his paramotor. 


News: Forest City View All »

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.


News: Lake Lure View All »

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. 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. 26, 2015 @ 08:30 AM

The magic and beauty of Lake Lure

The 720 acres of sparkling water comprising Lake Lure and the surrounding charm of the scenic town that nearly 1,200 people call home is featured in a 20-page spread in Our State magazine's August 2015 issue.


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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. 30, 2015 @ 08:04 AM

Future of Airport Authority in hands of County Commissioners

 After the passage of House Bill 492 in the Senate, the Rutherford County Airport Authority can be dissolved ifthe Rutherford County Commissioners decide to do so.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 09:48 AM

Duffy not guilty in possession of firearm case

A Rutherford County Superior Court jury returned a verdict of not guilty in a case tried Tuesday. The jury deliberated 10 minutes before finding Robert Baron Duffy, 50, of Rutherfordton, not guilty of possession of a stolen firearm and obtaining property by false pretense.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Town of Rutherfordton trails corridor progresses

Phase one of the Town of Rutherfordton's first trail within its future town-wide trail system is complete.

Grading was done by Tri City Paving and concrete was poured by Hargreen Construction Co. Inc. to connect the existing sidewalk along Cottage Lane and extend to U.S. Highway 221 to form part of the Crestview Park Trail.


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Jul. 31, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Isothermal receives over $2 million grant

Isothermal Community College is one step closer to building an Applied Sciences Center after receiving over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce. 


Jul. 31, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

County library creates satellite libraries

Rutherford County Library has partnered with congregate meal program sites in Ellenboro, Henrietta and Shingle Hollow to deliver books to senior citizens as part of three new satellite library sites.


Jul. 29, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

Country music star set to perform at The Foundation

Country music singer/songwriter Merle Haggard will be performing at the Foundation Performing Arts Center in Spindale Monday, Aug. 3 as a part of his current tour. The doors to The Foundation will open at 7 p.m. and the concert is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.