Ex-Cyclone Debbie: Expect 'shock and awe' as the sun rises

“We don’t know the extent of the damage. We don’t know what injuries there are,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Debating brings schools together

ErinAmy Smekel from Emmanuel Anglican College, Georgina Campbell from Clarence Valley Anglican School, Alexandra Hawes from Saint Columba Anglican School and Helena Morgan from Lindesfarne Anglican Grammar School at the debating competition at CVAS.

CVAS debate their way to the top.

Friday night chat with Jordan

CONNECTING YOUTH: Jordan Smith has a show called Youth Chat on Friday nights on 103.1FM Loving Life.

Loving Life presenter talks about why he has his show Youth Chat

Cyclone Debbie puts Clarence Valley back on flood watch

A BOM radar image of the eye of the storm passing over the Whitsundays.

Heavy falls could cause flooding on Thursday and Friday

When the NDIS is rolling out at your place

THE National Disability Insurance Scheme launched in July 2013 and continues to roll out region by region across the country.

NDIS launches Jack 'skyrocketing ahead'

JACK joined the NDIS at age three. Now he's just like every other child his age.

Ben & Co’s inspiring story to fill gap in community

BEN Hunter beams as he bakes and sells an impressive range of muffins, biscuits and slices at local markets.

TREE COLUMN: Trees trace history

It's important to provdie for our tree future, while being aware of the past

VALLEY ROUND UP: Community news

WOMEN RECOGNISED: CWA Maclean branch and guests celebrate International Women's Day

All that's going on in our Valley

Firefighters call on kids for help with posters

Grafton Fire and Rescue Station Commander Col Drayton is encouraging kids from kindy to year one to enter their fire safety competition.

NSW Fire and Rescue help kids become more aware the danger of fire

Finding the Valley's hidden gems

Lauren Bath in Grafton before her talk on Friday night.

Looking for the the best spots in the Clarence Valley.

Representing Clarence Valley youth

YOUTH ACTION: Connor Tarrant, who is apart of the Clarence Youth Action group, has been selected by the Clarence Valley Council to go to the launch of Youth Week in Sydney.

Clarence gets a representative for Youth Week launch.

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CMC Rocks is just the ticket for Eric Paslay

HIS music has taken him across his native United States, and now it's Eric's ticket to Australia.

Pitching in to help Tyirra's brave fight

Tyirra McGrady, who is fighting a brain tumour in Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

Tyirra McGrady diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was four

12 things to do in the Clarence Valley

John Ashby and his son Joel are taking part in the upcoming Lower Clarence Relay For Life.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

RAIN HAIL OR SHINE: Relay will be on this weekend

Members of the Lower Relay for Life Committee come together at the final team meeting before the Relay this weekend.

Event will go ahead no matter what

Be on the lookout for online scams

ACCC is warning about scams masquerading as online retail

Online shoppers need to be wary

Australia's biggest prison to house 1700 inmates

An artist's impression of the new Grafton Jail.

Contractor promises 1100 construction jobs, 600 permanent jobs

Maclean motel development now a reality

Maclean Bowling Club president Desmond Johnson turns the first sod of dirt on the old green, where the motel will be built.

Grafton, Ulmarra's loss set to be Maclean's gain: Bowlo boss

Jump on the bus for some free business advice

The Small Business bus will be in Grafton on March 24 with a team of advisers offering help in a number of areas relevant to business.

SMALL Business Bus delivers advice to grow productivity and profits.

Technology sector could hit Clarence Valley jobs hard

Sourdough program manager Mark Holden addresses the Grafton Chamber of Commerce business breakfast at the Clocktower Hotel on Wednesday morning.

Job losses will hit hard unless businesses embrace current boom

Golf club development draws closer to tee off

Grafton Golf Club Hole 11 green Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

End in sight for 13-year development saga

2016-17 LCCA First Grade grand final

Wanderers bowler Anthony Everett during the LCCA grand final between Harwood and Wanderers at Barry Watts Oval on Saturday, 25th March, 2017.

Action from Barry Watts Oval where Wanderers defeated Harwood in the LCCA First...

Gallery: Memories of Spiro

DAVID ABRAHAMS, Grafton: I knew Spiro very well, and he was a fantastic supporter of the Men's Shed. We built the tables for the rest stop.

Family and friends describe what is was like knowing Spiro Notaras

2016-17 CRCA Premier League grand final

Brothers batsman Jake Kroehnurt during day 1 of the CRCA Premier League cricket grad final between Harwood and Brothers at Ellem Oval on Saturday, 25th March, 2017.

Action from the 2016/17 Clarence River Cricket Association Premier League grand...

Group 2 - Comets v Rebels

South Grafton Rebels halfback Kayan Davis scored a hat-trick in the opening game of the 2017 Group 2 season against the Coffs Harbour Comets at Geoff King Motors Park. 26 March 2017 Photo: Brad Greenshields/Coffs Coast Advocate

Reigning Group 2 premier South Grafton won its opening match of the 2017 season...

police: toddler dies in accident

Police Press conference , Toddler dies in South Grafton Accident

Cyclone Debbie: Tuesday Morning Update

Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie is about to hit the coast as a Category 4 cell.

Jason Day out of tournament as mother fights cancer

Jason Day hugs his mum Dening.

The 29-year-old world number three is taking an indefinite break from the game.

When one engagement ring isn’t enough

A QUEENSLAND man decided to buy not one, but two stunning diamonds for his bride-to-be. But they didn't expect this reaction when they tried to sell one of...

Husband gives birth after wife is unable to conceive

Chris and his wife Amy were determined to have a family. Photo / Facebook

"There is nothing dainty about childbirth."

The single most unattractive thing men can do after sex

A study has shed light on the worst thing men can do in bed

Student 'caught' baby Coast boy when he was born

Husband Rob Jericho with hiw son Cooper and wife Bech Jericho.

Student midwives are under-rated, Buderim mum and dad say

Invest time in your happiness to help achieve balance

FUN IN YOUR DOWNTIME: If gardening makes you happy, it's time to get back out and smell the roses.

It's time to focus on what makes you happy

Creating your first plan

Your first plan will include all the supports you will need for the first 12 months.

YOUR first plan is the start of a lifelong journey with the NDIS.

Airline slammed for kicking off girl who wore leggings

Legging it, from a range of printed leggings at Supre, priced from $10 at Supre Lismore, Byron Bay and supre.com.

“I have flown united before with literally no pants on."

‘I feel sh*t’: Agonising Married At First Sight split

IT’S the Married At First Sight break-up we knew would eventually happen. And when it did it was miserable and excruciating.

Married at First Sight's controversial groom laying low

MAFS’ Anthony chooses to stay with wife Nadia at their vow renewal.

Anthony in hiding after backlash over his MAFS appearance

Seven, Nine’s crazy cyclone battle

Ruth Western ain't got time for Cyclone Debbie.

Reporters are battling fierce winds, and locals who won’t play ball.

MAFS bride shops around new love story

Nadia Stamp has put a price tag on her new man.

Nadia is shopping her $4000 new man ... and it’s not Anthony.

Luxury hotel expands $400m water park development

Developer to push on with second stage of massive new water park

Dalwood waterfall up for sale

Two people have died at Dalwood Falls, Ballina.

How would you like to own your very own waterfall?

Projects drive market growth in Clarence Valley

IN DEMAND: Yamba emerged as a top performer in houses and units in the latest real estate figures.

Influx of jobs to region bodes well for real estate

It's official: Byron Bay unaffordable

MILLIONAIRES ROW: The Housing Commission house in Keats St, Byron Bay which sold at auction on Saturday for $1.65 million.

Buying a home in Bay Bay is a dream too far for some

Coast home luring interstate buyers sold

PRIZED POSITION: Blue clip location, peaceful surroundings, spacious living with swimming pool, tennis court on 4562sq

The property was described as a 'Queenslander with Hamptons style'

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Business 'blown away' after 140 people apply for one job

A total 140 people applied for a casual receptionist position at Harrup Park.

Jobseekers up against the odds for some positions

8 jobs available now in the Clarence Valley

From panel beater to caseworker, there's work out in the Valley now

No time to respond to job applicants? Google CEO does.

Girl, 7, delighted to get personal response from Google boss

South dominates manufacturing grants applications

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham praised Maryborough's Downer Rail.

Most manufacturing grants applications from southern Queensland

New Rocky mine plans revealed, up to 500 workers needed

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS: A mine that will eventually have the capacity to employ 500 workers is opening in CQ.

BOSS OF yet-to-be-built coal mine will hire CQ workers.

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Nissan updates its Navara ute in response to buyer feedback

MODEL UPDATE: Nissan Navara gets suspension changes to improve performance when under load and when towing

Changes only affect utes with five-link coil-spring rear suspension

Updating a style icon: new Audi A5 and S5 Coupe review

SHARP LINES: Audi’s latest A5 and S5 Coupes feature style enhancements, more performance and sharper prices.

New generation A5 and S5 Coupe up the kit, maintain the style

Honda Civic Type R touches down in Melbourne

LUCKED IN: McLaren-Honda F1 driver Stoffel Vandoorne the first person on Australian soil to drive the all-new Honda Civic Type R.

Belgian F1 racer is first to get behind the wheel of new hot hatch

Drop-top with bite: Ferrari 488 Spider road test and review

OPEN SEASON: Spider’s 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8 offers 492kW and 760Nm, but with the options fitted to our test car it will set you back over $650,000. It’s still worth it.

Pounding the back streets of Bathurst in a special Spider

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'I’ve had a shocker of a day, here’s the photo to prove it'

After she went to her room to have a good cry, this single mum shared a very raw image to let you know you’re not alone.

"It is OK to not be OK, being a mummy is tough work.”

Qld mum told 5yo to pack 'frozen juice pouch' in lunchbox

“Made for a veeeery interesting phone call from the teacher!”

Breastfeeding mums: why do critics feel so uncomfortable?

HAPPY TRIO: Hervey Bay mum Jessia Wemmerslager (centre) with daughter Arnika and son Niko Timmins.

Discriminating against a breastfeeding woman is illegal.

Mum gets to child care to find stranger picked up daughter

“I have no idea who it would have been"

Do parents need to start using tough love?

Little boy tantrum. Kid screaming. Thinkstock.

Nobody wants a return to caning, but a little discipline won’t hurt

Boy verbally abused for using female, disabled toilets

Does Australia need "family" rest rooms?