Waterview Heights home burns to the ground

A TWO storey house in Waterview Heights has been reduced to rubble overnight.

Memorial board race not held for first time since 2009 tragedy

ON HIATUS: Competitors in last year's Jacob Lollback Memorial Board Race stand for a minute's silence before they hit the surf.

"It was a good time to call time and go out on a good note"

Visitors advised not to enter state forest

Fires Near Me show fire in Barcoongere State Forrest.

Local RFS has been battling a fire since 10am

Police, council attempt to stop Glenugie rave

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About 100 people already in attendance

Maree forced to calls it quits after 34 years

TIME CALLED: A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis has finally caught up with Maree McKenna who has worked at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club for 34 years. Her last day on the job is Friday.

A career through fire, flood and a 20-year battle with MS

Clarence Valley the place to be this long weekend

Glorious sunshine forecast for the next few days.

Why everyone is suddenly talking about tai chi

Ciata Cooper from Grafton Physio and Sport delivers a free tai chi class at Grafton High School on Friday, 30th September, 2016.Photo Bill North / Daily Examiner

Free classes getting Grafton residents out of bed bright and early

Winning formula: Grafton to kickstart championships

HAPPY DAYS: Trainer Stephen Lee, owner June Baker and jockey Tegan Harrison celebrating their win at the NRRA Country Championships qualifier with Profiler on Sunday March 6.

Stakes raised for Country Racing's flagship regional event

Tickets to elite double header now on sale

 Tickets are now on sale for the Westfield W-League/Hyundai A-League double header.

TICKETS are now on sale for the double header

Little things make the difference for Pam

Pam Whelan is a finalist in the 2016 Aged Care Hospitality Awards for her work in the laundry at The Whiddon Group Grafton.

Hard work at The Whiddon Group recognised as national award finalist

Chamber think-tank to target empty CBD shops

The Grafton Chamber of Commerce has identified the large number of vacant shops in Prince St as an issue a think it is forming next month can tackle.

Grafton's vacant shops in the sights of business group.

Clarence Valley property prices go through the roof

Buyers are hungry to sink their teeth into the Clarence Valley

Fishing restructure a 'shambles'

Training day leaves co-op GM angry and frustrated

Decision to close Grafton branch of HCF was 'difficult'

DOORS CLOSING: The HCF branch in Grafton will closes its doors for the last time on October 13 at 3pm.

Office closure in Grafton was a "difficult decision" says HCF.

Local agents star at awards

WINNERS: Ray White Yamba realtors Lee Johns, Carolyn and Jim Kelly, Courtney Smith and Daniel Kelly at the Ray White NSW awards night in Sydney.

A big night for local Ray White offices

Teenage business owner brings Coast store back to life

Jess Kopp is the newest owner of Mary Delicious.

One of the city's best loved cafes will open again

New Rio poised to clinch Kia top 10 position

The 2017 Kia Rio goes on show at the Paris Motor Show.

The 2017 Kia Rio has the potential to entrench Kia as a top 10 brand

Recent cases have made forcible redundancies easier: expert

German Creek miners are striking over Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

Mining union could take two different legal routes, says professor

EXCLUSIVE: 90 jobs forced out at Bowen Basin coal mine

German Creek miners at the picket line at Camm Park in Middlemount.

Miner claims proposed forced redundancies not related to strike

Rides for Sunshine Coast's new $400m water park revealed

VISION: Some of the future visions for the $400 million Sunshine Coast water park and active sporting facility.

Latest step towards new $400m Sunshine Coast water park revealed

LETTER: 'Don't condemn us welfare recipients'

WITH the ongoing and current government outcry on the blowout of the welfare system, perhaps its time to put up some "facts”.

LETTER: Skatepark victim of its own success

HANGING: Maclean High School Year 8 student Finn O'Neill gets vertical on the half pipe at the Yamba skate park.

Popular skatepark overcrowded and dangerous

Quartet's ultimate climb to fight deadly disease

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Grafton firefighters set to climb Sydney Tower Eye to raise money

Councillors promise to stop rates increase. Question is how?

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Becoming financially viable will not be an easy task

OPINION: The great white shark hype

Great white shark smiling in the blue ocean

If there's a shark sighting, I want to know about it

Why this kitchen gadget has won my heart...

Get a FREE NutriBullet with our latest digital subscription offer!

It’s no surprise the NutriBullet is a gadget that has won my heart.

How Trump tried to silence Hillary Clinton in the debate

Did Mr Trump try to silence Ms Clinton?

Donald Trump interrupted Hillary 51 times during the debate.

FRI Sep 30: Kick the Kilos leaderboard

IT'S almost the long weekend, which means you should be getting outdoors to rack up some extra kilometres for your town!

Rockmelon and prosciutto: a match made in heaven

Get your Rockmelon seeds with the paper today.

SOME foods were just made for each other...

The pickle to get you out of any culinary pickle

Get your Cucumber Apple seeds with the paper today.

THIS cucumber is the cool hipster cousin of the regular cucumber.

Shark cull calls leaves Ballina MP "appalled"

Tamara Smith, Greens Mp. Photo Contributed

Tamara Smith has spoken about the resilience of her community

Horror crash: five injured three critical in car rollover

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a crash at Woodenbong last night. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

The unregistered car that rolled had no seats and no seat belts

"Indecent" act targeting young girls prompts police hunt

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Man commits indecent act near young girls at Corindi Beach

Explosion in Lismore Bunnings carpark, man being treated

A man has been treated by paramedics after an incident at South Lismore.

Man had just lit a cigarette before flames engulfed vehicle.

Wyatt Roy "irresponsible" for travel to IS danger zone

Foreign Minister criticises Wyatt Roy's travel to danger zone

Truck driver does battle with Toowoomba traffic lights

Dashcam footage of truck hitting traffic light

It drove straight into the middle island traffic light

Toddler remains in 'stable condition' after taipan bite

A Coastal Taipan ready to strike, as seen in this segment from the Discovery channel.

Toddler in 'critical condition' after venomous snake bite.

Cause of Warwick car fire revealed

Fire investigations have revealed the unusual cause of the fire.

Son of MH17 victims demands response from Russia

Enjoying a trip to Alaska in 2004 are (from left) Jill, Amanda, Roger, Paul and David Guard

The Joint Investigation Team has presented evidence

Shocking statistics of attacks on paramedics revealed

ENOUGH: Queensland Ambulance Service says assaults on paramedics have "got to stop”.

As many as 31 violent incidents reported a month in 2015/16

Family shares heartache of young Mackay man's suicide

Reece Rebetzke with his girlfriend Vanessa Shelley

Everyone left behind feels 'guilty'

Why a step-dad who abused a little girl won't go to jail

A judgment handed down in court

But if he did the crime today, he would most likely do the time.

Academics rage as 'racist' John Howard given honour

More than 110 University of Sydney staffers have signed a petition opposing a University of Sydney decision to honor former prime minister John Howard.

Uni of Sydney staffers sign petition opposing John Howard honor.

Man found dead was on his honeymoon

The crashed rental vehicle a 29-year-old American visitor was found dead in on Shooting Butts Rd, rural Martinborough.

A man found dead in a crashed hire car was on his honeymoon

Rosetta's comet-hunting mission coming to an end

Rosetta's wild 12-year ride has come to an end

1 killed, 108 injured in US train crash

The crash caused an unknown number of injuries and witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding.

A PACKED commuter train has ploughed into Hoboken Station

Jogging Tom Hanks crashes wedding in Central Park

Tom Hanks stopped for a selfie with this bride and groom

Coffs Coast place names rude enough to make you blush

WHAT'S THAT? The Coffs Coast is home to a number of rudely named places.

Coffs Coast put on the map for having some of the rudest names

10.5m long snake found on construction site

Workers have found a giant snake measuring 10.5 metres long

How this Baza bird survived being hit by a car

RECOVERING: WIRES rescued a Pacific Baza hit by a car.

The Pacific Baza suffered a head injury and heavy concussion

Nine males, one female; divers watch turtles get frisky

Mating season ends this month.

One female, nine males, this is all part of nature for turtles

Harambe is not a patronus, sadly

Harambe is not a Patronus, JK Rowling has been forced to clarify

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E2: Code of the Streets review

Simone Missick and Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Kim Kardashian West 'sick of talking about Taylor Swift'

Kim Kardashian West is sick of talking about Taylor Swift.

Justin Bieber ordered to attend Miami deposition

Justin Bieber has been ordered to travel to Miami for a deposition

Sludge metal heaven served up across Australia

Black Rheno bring their stripped back sludge metal through regional Australia.

Black Rheno to hit a town near you

Prog metal upstarts to tour Australia

Caligula’s Horse, one of the country’s most exciting and innovative progressive bands, will hit the road for a national tour in November.

Australian prog masters announce national tour

Debra Messing wants to do a 'naughty' Will and Grace reunion

'Will & Grace' star Debra Messing wants a "naughty" reunion