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Watkins Sisters Continuing  Basketball Trek At Brevard
Kevin Carver
Watkins Sisters Continuing Basketball Trek At Brevard
After graduating high school, some athletes don’t get a chance to play collegiate ball, but East Rutherford’s Michaela and Asheley Watkins are succeeding at Brevard College during their junior year on the Lady Tornados basketball team.
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Facebook Unveils Sculpture, Wraps Up Busy Year
Facebook Unveils Sculpture, Wraps Up Busy Year
    As it wraps up a busy 2011, Facebook today unveiled a new sculpture by Rutherford County artist Tom Elfers.  The piece -- created in the image of the company’s signature ‘f’ -- includes material reclaimed from Facebook’s data center site in Forest City.
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Rutherford County Cares  and it  Shows!
Rutherford County Cares and it Shows!
    Despite a tough economy, the people of Rutherford County continued to help out their own during the holidays. Thanks to all who donated to our annual toy drive.

    Rosendin Electric was also busy this season making a list and checking it twice. The company collected, and with the help of Bob and Barbara Booker, delivered two truckloads of toys to our office. Rosendin Electric is the electric contractor on the Facebook project here in the county.
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Entertainment

Did You Realize...
Did You Realize...
Another Famous North Carolinian...
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Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 11/17/11 Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 12/29/11
Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 11/17/11 Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 12/29/11
A new year is upon us. 2012! Do you believe it. Let’s make some good things to share for the incoming New Year.  I’m headed to the kitchen and getting ready to bake. I’m taking Spindale’s Advent Lutheran Church’s cookbook with me. Their cookbook is entitled - cleverly - “ADVENTures in Cooking from the North Carolina Foothills”!
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Slideshow

Make New Year’s resolutions close to home
Make New Year’s resolutions close to home
As each year comes to a close, people begin to make resolutions -
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NC Wins $70M Early Childhood Grant
NC Wins $70M Early Childhood Grant
    Gov. Bev Perdue announced that North Carolina won a $70 million Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge grant
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THIS WEEK’S LUCKY $100 WINNER!
THIS WEEK’S LUCKY $100 WINNER!
Brad Dobbins
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Opinion

Listen To Life
What’s your New Year’s wish?

I wish you a new year of ordinary miracles. Miracles like a fresh pot of coffee you didn’t make yourself. An unexpected phone call from an old friend. Green lights all the way to your workplace.  

I wish you a new year of little things to rejoice in like the fastest line at the grocery store. A good sing-along song on the radio.  Your keys right where you look.
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Obituaries

Defoy Elbert Gossett, age 85
Defoy Elbert Gossett, age 85, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday.
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Eubulus “Boots” Clark Seesengood, 92
Eubulus “Boots” Clark Seesengood, 92, of South Carolina, formerly of the Sandy Mush Community, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011.
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Michael Todd Foster, 43
Michael Todd Foster, 43, of Rutherfordton, passed away December 23, 2011.
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Mr. Michael Stephen Nix “Mike” age 56
Mr. Michael Stephen Nix “Mike” age 56 passed away Sunday December 18, 2011.
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Patricia Herring Gilbert, age 67
Patricia Herring Gilbert, age 67, of Forest City, NC, passed away Monday, December 19, 2011.
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Worth “Dan” Wilkie, age 78,
Worth “Dan” Wilkie, age 78, Ellenboro, NC, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths
Some of my hunting friends have put up the deer calls and embraced the duck calls. I know of several who deer hunt through November and then when December comes around, they spend their time in a blind. I really like that scenario but the ducks are really limited in my area.
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Church News

Church Happenings 12/29/11
Church Happenings 12/29/11
Redemption Faith Center, 1070 74-A Spindale
Weekly Intercessory Prayer Wednesdays 7PM. Info: 828-245-6296.

Forest City Church of Christ
Self Help Bible Study “Getting to know God” Study by mail. 828-245-2720 leave name, address & phone number. 115 Clay St., Forest City.

Word of Deliverance Christian Assembly Substance Abuse
Meeting 2nd, 3rd & 4th Mondays, 6-7pm. 828-305-1280. Hwy. 11 Chesnee.
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Community News

Community Events 12/29/11-1/1/12
Community Events 12/29/11-1/1/12

Rutherford County Beekeepers’ Club
Announces its 2012 School. The school will meet from 8:30am-12pm for five Saturdays, beginning January 21 and ending February 18, 2012 at the Rutherford County Annex, Rutherfordton, NC. Cost to attend is $25 per person and $40 per two family members. Registration will be limited to 35 persons. Send check made payable to Rutherford County Beekeepers Club and to: A. M. Price, 278 Pleasant Street, Spindale, N.C. 28160 by January 14, 2012.

Stop Smoking Now
Free stop smoking classes are offered at Rutherford Regional’s Cancer Resource Center Monday evenings from 4-5pm. For more information or to register for the class, please call 828-245-4596.

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