Lovin' and scrubbin' best friends to help local family

Lahnie Shannon-Good with "Duke" in the Love'm Scrub'm grooming salon.

A local dog washing business helps a family through tough times.

Confirmed: Rivers comes running back to Grafton

Boxing Day Fun: The public goes wild at Rivers.Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate

Rivers to take up 400 sq m of retail space in Grafton Shoppingworld.

Yamba to chase holy grail on home soil

The Yamba Men's Bowling Club number 3 Pennant side is ready to defend home turf as the State Bowls Titles are held in Yamba and Maclean this weekend.

Lower Clarence clubs hosts No.3 State Pennants finals







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PHOTO GALLERY: Grafton High School Debutante Ball

Among the 35 debutantes were, from left, Mikayla O'Mahony, Laine Muller, Georgia Allen, Jahari Cansdell and Emma Casserley.

High school students dressed up to the nines

Foundation donates profit toward community garden initiative

The Village Garden Project will take over this space at Caroona Aged Care Hostel.

Doesn't take a village to build a garden, but it does make it easier

Painting apprentice brushes past gender barriers

HAPPY WORKER: Apprentice painter Sascha Schofield with her father and boss Paul Schofield.

Sascha enjoys changing preconceptions of women in a trade.

Black tie dinner to fund ICU

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Grafton Lions Club raising funds for Grafton Base Hospital.

New business to satisfy cake decorating needs

Carlene Dwyer-Dockrey with her daughters Deanna Dockrey and Angela Dwyer at the new cake decorating shop Your Cake Dreams and Decorating Supplies.

Cake decorating business opens its doors in Grafton

WATCH: No hard knocks for musical hopefuls

A group of kids read lines from the script of Annie as they audition for parts in the Clarence Coast Theatrical Society production.

Kids try their luck for a role in Annie production

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Fishing for Bingo numbers pays off for South Grafton man

IF Lance Bird wasn't recovering from a shoulder operation, he would have raised his hands in triumph.

Tip off time for brand new basketball competition

POINT MAN: Grafton Vikings' co-captain and point guard Sam Wicks will be fit and firing for this weekend’s opening clash in the Sunshine Basketball Conference at the Lismore Basketball Stadium.

Vikings ready to plunder Lismore in Sunshine Conference opener

Signs of the times for Angourie Heritage Walk

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Volunteer group drafts information signs about history of Angourie

Grafton TAFE students to showcase skills to the world

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Fundraiser for WorldSkills National Competition finalists

Is Rivers coming to Grafton?

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Here's 6 more stores we think should call the Clarence Valley home

A good time to be livin' and a-workin' on the land

Rocky Marshall tends to his field at sunset at Palmers Channel.

Strong cattle prices, favourable conditions give farmers a wry smile

Abattoir site up for partial sale at Brisbane auction

The Grafton abbatoir site on Armidale Rd, South Grafton. It’s up for sale at an auction in Brisbane on Friday.

A South Grafton landmark is about to go under the hammer.

New $1.7m McDonald’s planned for the Northern Rivers

An artist's impression of a proposed new McDonald's for Ballina.

The new fast food outlet would create about 80 new jobs

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

This is despite the supermarket earning $2.5 billion for the year.

Eagle Boys pizza still cooking in Yamba

It's business as usual at Eagle Boys, Yamba.

Franchisee thanks community for its support this week

MasterChef winner Elena Duggan

*WARNING EMBARGOED UNTIL 10.15PM TUESDAY JULY 26* MasterChef Australia 2016 winner Elena Duggan, from Noosa. Supplied by Channel 10.

Noosa's Elena Duggan was the winner of MasterChef 2016

Grafton High School Debutante Ball

ABOVE: Debutante Grace Moar makes her entrance.

The Grafton High School Debutante Ball was a huge success. Photos: Louis Covre /...

Education Week - South Grafton Public School

Get to know South Grafton Public School during Education Week

Maclean High School Education Week

ABOVE: CHS girls' cricket team.

Get to know Maclean High School during 2016 Education Week

Baby Whale plays with Mum

Baby whale breaches off coast.

A Humpback Calf breaches in water off Tangalooma Resort.

Hillary Clinton's Fight Song

Stars sing in support of first female Presidential candidate.

Elizabeth Banks, Aisha, Sia and others sing in support of Hillary Clinton.

Trump wants Russians to Hack Hillary

Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

Donald Trump asks Russian hackers to find missing 30,000 emails.

Migaloo heads north with own 'bodyguard'

Migaloo is generating a little too much excitement, it seems.

White superstar of the water will be escorted to Great Barrier Reef

Austin & Co to shut its doors

The charming view from Austin & Co Waterside Dining, which closes for business on Friday, 29th of July, 2016.Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Riverside bistro announces closure

Health agency warns of possible carcinogens in tattoo ink

Red ink has been linked to dermatitis

CQUniversity reveals major expansion plans

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Hilary Winchester

CQUniversity has found another place to call home and this time it's

Road test review: Volkswagen Amarok Highline

The VW Amarok.

We road test the VW Amarok Highline dual cab ute.

Musical healer on a mission to help children in Nepal

HEALING: Shanti Rahal is heading off to Nepal to play music with the students.

Ms Rahal is meeting up with a small group of travellers

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

Massive residential 9-storey high-rise hit by delays

An artist’s impression of the eight-storey-high apartment complex that Bernoth Holdings wants to build in South Toowoomba, next to the City Golf Club.

Developer struggles to get approved high-rise development started

The fact your boss should know about you but doesn't...

A study has established something interesting about Aussie workers

Could this be the best job in the world?

St Bees Island managing director Phil Webb.

THE only rule: don't stand too long under coconut trees.

Woolworths job cuts: The man behind the 'rebuild'

THE man driving major changes at Woolworth, Brad Banducci, has a huge job ahead of him.

Brad Banducci has big job ahead of him after $1 billion loss

Boss tells worker: Show me proof grandma died

"Show me proof grandma died."

Eight top tips for starting a new job

Financial Planning - Couple getting consulted

“Be smart and be professional until you know the culture.”

Taking a job opportunity can lead to a major move

HOME SWEET HOME: Matthew Evans and partner Yvette Espinoza-Araya with their daughter Amelia and pet dog Lucky have been warmly welcomed into Gracemere after moving from Melbourne to their new home.

Matthew said the family were settling in nicely

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury comes automated

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is packed with impressive technology.

Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years comes with fireworks

Volkswagen has launched the 2016 Golf GTI 40 Years model Down Under.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years is shaping as a modern classic.

VIDEO: Shiny happy people showing cars

Mitchell Kelly is at the Grafton Vintage Car Club Show and Shine on Sunday, 24th July, 2016.

Grafton Vintage Car Club set for a shiny future at new venue

Road test review Subaru Liberty 3.6 R

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: While the look of the vehicle hasn’t changed, the Subaru Liberty 3.6 R offers improved suspension and safety features to entice buyers.

We test drive the Subaru Libert 3.6 R.

Smooth sailing in 2017 Holden Colorado

Holden has revealed the new Colorado ahead of the September arrival.

2016 Suzuki Vitara four-wheel drive road test review

The Suzuki Vitara is available with three different powerplants.

The Suzuki Vitara range put to the test in Far North Queensland.

Confessions of a stay at home mum

The annual wine show is on this weekend at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. June 3, 2016

LET'S take a dive into the secret life of stay at home mums…

OPINION: Balancing your activities and kids an extreme sport

How do you juggle your activities and your kids?

Private versus Public Schooling

WHERE do you stand on choice of schooling?

Work/Life Balance

WORK and being a mum is a juggle - how do you find the balance?

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?