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Cherry Bounce Festival To Feature World Class Band Balsam Ridge Was IMBA Entertainer Of The Year
Cherry Bounce Festival To Feature World Class Band Balsam Ridge Was IMBA Entertainer Of The Year

Forest City is fixing to rock.

Over the next two weeks, the town is sponsoring the Cherry Bounce festival and Alive After Five featuring music, food, and splash pads in the new POPS just off Main Street downtown.

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Tragic Day Remembered Three Slain Lawmen Remembered By Friends and Family
Tragic Day Remembered Three Slain Lawmen Remembered By Friends and Family

It was a hard rain.

Rutherford County has known its share of hard rains, but few can compare to May 31, 1979.

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Ecology Science Is Mind Blowing RS Students Consider Coal Ash, Hog Farms And Acid Rain
Ecology Science Is Mind Blowing RS Students Consider Coal Ash, Hog Farms And Acid Rain

The future is in their hands.

And they are learning some pretty dramatic facts about environmental damage from longtime science teacher, Karl Bradley, at RS Central.

Maybe they will lead us to a cleaner, healthier future.

Bradley calls them, "among the most courteous, hard working groups of students I have ever worked with."

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Hope Is Here To Help Grief, Change, Life Challenges Bring People To Smith
Hope Is Here To Help Grief, Change, Life Challenges Bring People To Smith

Blue Ridge Hope is here to help.

The Rev. Travis Smith, who holds a masters degree in pastoral counseling will not only be there for survivors of recent family deaths, those going through other individual or family crisis, but his services are often available for free.

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Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

One of the things I think about when I write is the diversity of people who read my article.

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As another school year comes to an end and summer is heating up, do you have any vacation plans?
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Ann Richards, 78
Ann Richards, 78

Ann Richards, 78, of Rutherfordton, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019.

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Listen To Life
Listen To Life

Is it worth it?

A woman was at her husband's funeral. Just before the service, the funeral director came over and asked if she needed anything. "No, I'm fine," she said.

"Good," he said. "The minister wanted me to ask your husband's age."

"He was 98 years old," she said, "just two years older than me."

"Oh," the funeral director said, "so you're 96."

"Yes, I am," she said, "hardly seems worth it for me to go home, doesn't it?"

Does life seem hardly worth it sometimes for you? Like everything you try doesn't work? As if it's just not worth the effort?

You know, we all have days like that, days when it hardly seems worth it to go to work, or home, or whatever else is tough for you. The only people not experiencing those kinds of days are the folks who've either quit trying or died.

When you're having one of these days, just keep at it, hang in there, and persevere. Life is a marathon instead of a sprint. Just hang in there like an old rusty fish hook. Keep on keepin' on and watch as you start to Live Positive and make a life worth living.

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