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Rutherford County Jamboree is this Friday
Kevin Carver
Rutherford County Jamboree is this Friday
For those who want an early taste of high school football, the Rutherford County Football Jamboree is set for this Friday at Chase High.

Junior varsity takes to the field starting at 5:30 p.m. and varsity follows suit.
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The Need For Blood Donors Beyond Critical...A Crisis!
Are you entitled to wear this badge of honor?
The Need For Blood Donors Beyond Critical...A Crisis!
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Chimney Rock Welcomes New Climbing Instuctor
Chimney Rock Welcomes New Climbing Instuctor
   Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park welcomes Michael Rogers as the new Climbing Director at Fox Mountain Guides, the Park’s exclusive climbing partner. As Director, Rogers is the primary rock climbing guide at Chimney Rock and is in charge of promotions and hosting climbing events at the Park, as well as being a liaison with Park staff. Fox Mountain Guides is the only AMGA-Certified program in the Southeast and is known for having some of the most highly-trained and certified guides in the region.
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Pre-teen America Scholarship & Recognition Program
Pre-teen America Scholarship & Recognition Program
  Lindsey DeGrandpre Daughter of Nate and Betty DeGrandpre of Rutherfordton has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen NC Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held Aug. 12-14 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center.
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Entertainment

Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 8/11/11
Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 8/11/11
Spinach-Artichoke Dip
This time of year is just right for casual snacking and eating. One of the most popular snacks which has become a favorite is the Spinach-Artichoke Dip. I found a great recipe in Sunshine Elementary school’s “Cooking With Sunshine, Volume II”. Thanks to AMY COOKE for her take on this popular dip. 2 cans artichokes, drained & chopped; 1 package frozen spinach, thawed & drained well (I squeeze mine in double paper towels); 1 cup mayonnaise; 1 cup sour cream; 2 cloves garlic, minced; 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese. Mix all ingredients. Place in a baking dish. Cook at 350º for about 30 minutes. Serve with your favorite chip or cracker. It is simple and easy to make. Also, it has become one of the restaurants favorite appetizers.
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Slideshow

Creative and affordable ways to personalize school supplies
Creative and affordable ways to personalize school supplies
It’s time to trade in the sunglasses, swimwear and flip-flops for book bags, crayons and calculators.
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Heading to college?
Heading to college?
10 dorm room  must-haves.
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STUFF THE BUS
STUFF THE BUS
At Ingles Thursday, August 11 • 6:00am-6:00pm
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That's One Big Gourd
That's One Big Gourd
Don Poole, holding Kaylen Ramsey, standing in front of a 8 foot tomato plant and a large kershaw gourd, in Golden Valley.
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THIS WEEK’S LUCKY $100 WINNER!
THIS WEEK’S LUCKY $100 WINNER!
Jane Guffey
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Opinion

Listen To Life
How are you introduced?

I had the privilege of speaking at an event sponsored by one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the U.S.  Typically someone introduces me at these events and they ask me to provide a script.  In it, I write about what I do and who I am—but not the usual boring list of educational degrees and accomplishments, but more about me as a person; as a father of two daughters and that my wife boards horses and raises yellow Labrador retrievers.
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Obituaries

Boyd Brooks, 85
Boyd Brooks, 85, of Rutherfordton, passed away on Thursday, August 4. Services were held at Crowe’s Mortuary.
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Infant Wayne Carter Ledbetter
Infant Wayne Carter Ledbetter, infant son of Plakong Hambrick and Wayne Richard Ledbetter, passed away on Sunday, July 31.
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Mr. Luther Simpson Frady, 95
Mr. Luther Simpson Frady, 95, of Forest City, NC passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011.
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Mr. William H. Potter, 91
Mr. William H. Potter, 91, of Shelby, NC passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011.
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Mrs. Emma Louise Luckadoo, 69
Mrs. Emma Louise Luckadoo, 69, of 230 Church St., Spindale, passed away on Saturday, August 6.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths

 A couple of weeks ago, I bought my wife a dozen roses. The occasion, you ask? ………Do you really have to ask? It’s called planning ahead or preventative maintenance. Some may even put it in the same category as early season preparation.


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Church News

Church Happenings 8/11/11-8/17/11
Church Happenings 8/11/11-8/17/11
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Community News

Community Events 8/11/11-8/17/11
Community Events 8/11/11-8/17/11
Chopped Sirloin Supper
Sat. Aug. 27, 4pm-8pm. Adults $8, kids 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Hopewell Hollis Community Clubhouse. 2500 Hollis Rd., Ellenboro.

Boston Butt Sale for Relay for Life 2011
Food Prepared By: Aaron Brown & Mike Brown. Cost $30.00 (all orders need to be prepaid) Price includes: 1 Boston Butt, Slaw & Sauce. Pick-Up Date: Aug. 27, 2pm at Old K-Mart Parking Lot; 1495 US Hwy 74-A Bypass, Spindale. Info: Contact Suzanne McGuire, 828-657-9088.
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NC State Parks Announces Mobile Phone Application for Park Visitors
NC State Parks Announces Mobile Phone Application for Park Visitors
   A free mobile phone application with comprehensive information about North Carolina’s state parks has been introduced by the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation in partnership with Friends of State Parks and ParksByNature Network, a developer of mobile, interactive networks.

   The downloadable Pocket Ranger Mobile Tour Guide for Apple iPod and iPhone and Adroid smartphones allows visitors to plan and explore state parks with details readily at hand about park locations, trails, facilities, reservations, events and special news alerts.
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North Carolina State Parks Named National  Gold Medal Award Finalist
North Carolina State Parks Named National Gold Medal Award Finalist
   The North Carolina state parks system has been named one of four finalists for the 2011 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation announced today.
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