Under the Dome

Nov. 03, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Election Day means change to NC voters, Congress

Election day is Tuesday. Here are the key things to know before heading to the polls in North Carolina:


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Tillis, Hagan focus on ground game on last day

The top candidates in North Carolina's $100 million Senate race who flooded televisions with messages for months are now emphasizing individual contact as the deciding factor on Election Day.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 07:31 PM

Commission to see first bids for EMS/Library project

The first round of bidding for a new EMS/Library in the southeastern part of the county is complete and Rutherford County Commissioners will see those bids Monday.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 05:15 PM

Vast difference in fundraising for House seat

There is a wide gap in fundraising and spending between the two candidates for District 112 of the North Carolina House of Representatives.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Local candidates spend big money on election

Candidates for election in Rutherford County have spent nearly $160,000 during this election season.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 01:08 PM

Election Day is Tuesday

Rutherford County voters will cast their ballots in a number of election races Tuesday, Nov. 4.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Town Boards and Hwy. 9 Corridor meetings Monday

Ruth Town Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Monday for the regular business meeting at Town Hall.


Nov. 02, 2014 @ 09:34 AM

Martin donates artifacts to N.C. Museum of History

Today, former Governor James G. Martin donated some of his personal and historical artifacts from his tenure as governor to the North Carolina Museum of History. Governor Pat McCrory joined in the ceremony and thanked Governor Martin for his donations and legacy of public service.


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.