Board welcomes new member

Nov. 10, 2013 @ 03:40 AM

A Rutherford County native has been chosen to serve on The Daily Courier's Editorial Board.

Alex Moore, of Rutherfordton, began his term on the board Wednesday.

Moore is currently the Director of Marketing and Planning for Smith's Drugs in Forest City. His job includes marketing home infusion services, home medical services and equipment as well as handling corporate compliance oversight and training of all employees.

Over his career, Moore has worked as an urban and community planner for The Landart Company and Benchmark CMR, Inc. in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Kannapolis, respectively.

He also served as planner for the Town of Indian Trail.

Moore received his bachelors in history from the University of North Carolina - Asheville and his masters in public administration from the University of North Carolina - Charlotte. Additionally, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

In his letter of interest, Moore said "I wish to serve on the editorial board because I am community-minded. Rutherford County has undergone tremendous change in the last 20 years … from a manufacturing-based economy to what we have now … some smaller scale manufacturing, service-oriented industries and even a bit of agriculture … which I think is great."

He said responsible local government is an interest as well as health care and education.

"As an editorial board member, I want to take a look at such local policy issues and mold them into ideas that might benefit Rutherford County," Moore said.

The Daily Courier Editorial Board welcomes Moore and we all look forward to healthy and sound discussions regarding local matters.

Moore joins Jerry Brewer, Tom Padgett and Cliff Stassenburg as well as Daily Courier editor Matthew Clark on the board.

We are still looking for members to serve on the board and you can send a letter of interest to us at


— Matthew Clark