Under the Dome

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 02:32 PM

Hearing set next month on Forsyth prayer

A hearing is set next month on whether the Forsyth County Commission can resume its policy of allowing sectarian prayer before its meetings.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:35 AM

Hagan, Tillis take their campaigns to eastern NC

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are campaigning in the eastern part of the state as the days dwindle before North Carolina voters decide who will represent them for the next six years.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:13 AM

3 eyeing District 4 Commission seat

Incumbent District 4 county commissioner Bo Richard, now an independent after switching from a Republican, faces two challengers for re-election. Republican Michael Benfield and Democrat Sandra Butler Weeks are also vying for the seat.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:12 AM

Keller, King seek District 1 Commission spot

Democrat Deborah Keller and Republican Bryan King are vying for the District 1 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 11:16 AM

Broughton, Toney tangle for District 5 Commission seat

Democrat Loyce Broughton and Republican Alan Toney are seeking the District 5 seat on the Rutherford County Commission.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 05:47 PM

Asheville orders review of police operations

Asheville's city manager is ordering a review of police force operations in light of recent reports of problems which include low morale and forced overtime.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 12:04 PM

Bralley, Hager square off for District 112 seat

Republican incumbent Mike Hager is facing a challenge in his bid for re-election to the North Carolina House 112th District. Democrat Lisa Harris Bralley, a retired educator, is also seeking the seat.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 09:02 AM

OUR VIEW: Is it over yet?

Not to be confused with the cries of children in the backseat of a vehicle on a long road trip, we are ready for it to be over.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

More ads hit airwaves in NC Senate race

North Carolina's airwaves keep getting clogged with new U.S. Senate campaign ads even as Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis lay low to start the final full work week in their tight race.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Ellmers, Aiken headline NC congressional races

All of North Carolina's 13 congressional districts are on the ballot this Election Day, but only a handful of the races appear competitive.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

Hager talks about sources of income

While he did not release any of his income tax information, Rep. Mike Hager, R-Rutherford, did discuss where he makes his money.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

Bralley releases years of income tax returns

State House candidate Lisa Harris Bralley, D-Rutherford has released her federal and state income tax returns for the past three years to The Daily Courier


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

2012 DYW back at school after fall

Corey Washburn, a junior at Wake Forest University, is recovering well from a fall during cheerleading practice recently. Corey  wants everyone in Rutherford County to know, "I am fine," she said from Winston-Salem on Monday.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Tillis camp says Romney to campaign for him in NC

Mitt Romney is planning to come to North Carolina to campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Bell, Greenway in race for District Attorney

Incumbent District Attorney Brad Greenway, Democrat, and former Assistant District Attorney Ted Bell, Republican, are seeking the office of District Attorney in the 29th Judicial District that includes Rutherford and McDowell counties. 


Oct. 23, 2014 @ 09:08 AM

Early voting starts today

Voting for the 2014 General Election begins today in Rutherford County.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 11:53 AM

Town approves new truck purchase; property zoning request

Rezoning requests for property located on Doggett Road between Bethany Church Road and U.S. 74 Bypass, were approved Monday night by the Forest City Town Council.


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

County NAACP holds candidate forum

Approximately 60 people attended a candidate forum Saturday night at the Dunbar Community Center in Forest City sponsored by the Rutherford County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).


Oct. 21, 2014 @ 09:43 AM

OUR VIEW: People speak out on rate increase proposal

Insurance companies represented by the North Carolina Rate Bureau have requested to be allowed passing an increase in homeowner insurance rates.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 04:49 PM

Manchin in North Carolina stumping for Hagan

Sen. Joe Manchin is in North Carolina campaigning for Sen. Kay Hagan, who faces a tough re-election.


Oct. 20, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

NC secretary of state appealing $10K penalty

The campaign of North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is appealing a $10,000 penalty from the state elections board issued because officials say they don't have a complete campaign filing.


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 01:52 PM

Early voting begins Thursday, October 23

Voters in Rutherford County can begin casting ballots in the General Election 2014 at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at three One-Stop voting locations. Early voting concludes at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. 


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

NC's top GOP lawmakers plan appeal on gay marriage

North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders plan to appeal a ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 09:11 AM

OUR VIEW: The facts are key … just not here

During campaign season, candidates throw out a lot of numbers and assumptions of fact during stump speeches and debates.