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Impeccable Timing: High School Hoops  Playoffs, NASCAR Season On The Horizon
Impeccable Timing: High School Hoops Playoffs, NASCAR Season On The Horizon
This is one of my favorite times of the year. High School basketball playoffs begin next week, Saturday February 20th. This week, conference tourneys are in play.

We could possibly see a third East Rutherford/Freedom boys match up this Friday night, while R-S Central (21-1) is likely favored in the girls title game.

Last year, we all know that East Rutherford’s boys brought home the 2A state title last year. While they are not as deep this year compared to a year ago, they only have three losses this season and many think that they won’t be an easy out this year either.
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Rutherford Housing  Partnership Continues  To Improve Lives
Rutherford Housing Partnership Continues To Improve Lives
    For Rutherford Housing Partnership, 2011 was a very good year, but it has got to get better! Over 150 people in Rutherford County need your help. They are patiently on a waiting list. Executive Director Nell Bovender wants to accommodate them as quickly as possible. In 2011, because of Rutherford Housing Partnership, 180 lives were improved. RHP completed 93 urgent repairs, repaired or replaced 14 roofs and constructed 30 handicap ramps.
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Entertainment

Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 2/16/12
Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 2/16/12

Brrrrr! It finally came. Winter always reminds me of a good bowl of homemade soup. There’s nothing like it! I’m using a favorite church cookbook, Ellenboro’s Bethel Baptist Church’s “Forward By Faith” for some mighty tasty home cooking.


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Slideshow

Chimney Rock Park
Chimney Rock Park
Chopper Conducts Second Airlift for Chimney Rock’s Winter Improvements
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Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
Germ Hotspots To Look Out For During Cough & Cold Season
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Rutherford Church of Christ
Rutherford Church of Christ
Ground breaking
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Tax Time
Tax Time
Have You Made These 6 Tax Mistakes?
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Opinion

Listen To Life
Do you act on your dream?

Today in America we honor the life of an important leader in our nation’s history.  A man who not only dreamed, but acted as well—Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of course, Dr. King is best known for his “I have a dream” speech in Washington.  It’s a persuasive speech, a visionary peek into the man’s very soul.  He shared with us the pathway to a preferred future of racial equality.  He inspired us that it could be true.  But most importantly, he showed us how it could be done.
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Obituaries

Blaine H. Hardin, age 81
Blaine H. Hardin, age 81, of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of Rutherford County, NC, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2012.
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Dean Ownbey age 63
Dean Ownbey age 63 of North Clear Creek Road formerly of Rutherfordton went home to be with his Lord on Thursday February 9, 2012.
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Lucille Hamrick Carpenter, age 84
Lucille Hamrick Carpenter, age 84, of Ellenboro, NC, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Melissa Dawn Wood, age 45
Melissa Dawn Wood, age 45, of Ellenboro, NC, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012 .
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Rebecca Lynch Croussore, age 64
Rebecca Lynch Croussore, age 64, of Forest City, NC, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
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Reverend C.L. “Pete” Peterson, age 82
Reverend C.L. “Pete” Peterson, age 82, of Forest City, NC, passed away Sat. Feb. 11, 2012.
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Stella Jones Wright, 103
Stella Jones Wright, 103, of Ellenboro passed away Tuesday February 7, 2012.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths
A comedian once quipped, “aim low boys, they’re all ridin’ Shetland ponies.” That’s one of the funniest one-liners I’ve ever heard. Yet one thing that bow hunters are very familiar with is aiming low. If a deer is almost directly under our tree stand we are instructed to put our first pin about two or three inches below the place we want to hit. If that same deer is 27 yards away and above our line of sight and we are hunting from the ground, we are also instructed to aim low.
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Church News

Church Happenings 2/16/12-2/22/12
Church Happenings 2/16/12-2/22/12
New Life Christian Fellowship Church, Spindale
“Special Service” Sun. Feb. 26, 4pm. Featuring: Pastor Timothy Brown, Full Proof Ministries Tryon, NC.

Bible Way Baptist Church, Green Creek
Gospel Singing & Supper Sat. Feb. 18, 4pm. Featuring: The Green River Boys, Stone River & The Lamberts.

Cooper Springs CH Church
Benefit for Rev. Paul Nelon Feb. 18, 5pm & singing will follow at 7pm. Proceeds to medical bills. 5840 Bostic-Sunshine Hwy. Bostic.

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Forest City
Christ Food Give-Away Sat. Feb. 25, 10am until gone. We will give out 1 box of food per family.
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Community News

Community Events 2/16/12-2/22/12
Community Events 2/16/12-2/22/12

The Military Order of Purple Heart
Is starting a chapter in the Forest City, NC area and is seeking all veterans of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard who has been combat wounded in America’s wars and have received the Purple Heart medal. The Purple Heart is America’s oldest decoration presented by the U.S. Government which was started by General George Washington on August 7, 1782. It is awarded to members of the armed forces who are wounded at the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or died or wounds received in action. For info or to join, write or call Peter Meletis; 1007 Briarcliff Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115, 704-664-7766 or write Bailey Gillespie; POB 365 Spindale, NC 28160.

Grace of God Needed Items
Sectional plates, bowls, plastic forks & spoons, cups, napkins, paper towels, gallon canned foods, personal hygiene items, coffee, sugar & cleaning items. 828-245-9141.
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