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Baseball: TJCA’s Win Streak Snapped, Atlanta’s Braves Not So Bad...For Now
Baseball: TJCA’s Win Streak Snapped, Atlanta’s Braves Not So Bad...For Now
Thomas Jefferson’s longest win streak in school history was stopped last week on the baseball field. Riding high on a six-game win streak, the Gryphons fell 8-7 to Mountain Heritage and then Polk County shut them out later in the week. Luckily, both are 2A clubs in the Western Highlands and the Gryphons still cling to a #1 playoff seed in the 1A portion of the conference for now. Thomas Jefferson is 11-6 overall and 6-5 in conference play.
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Outcroppings Trail to Chimney Reopens at Chimney Rock
View to Chimney from the Opera Box. ©Steven McBride
Outcroppings Trail to Chimney Reopens at Chimney Rock
    Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, one of the Southeast’s most iconic and popular outdoor travel destinations, reopened the Outcroppings trail on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The rebuilt trail offers new stunning views of the Park, increased capacity and improved comfort with more places to rest.  The reopening of the Outcroppings trail, which leads from the upper parking lot to the Chimney stairs, permanently restores hiking access to the Chimney, the Opera Box, Devil’s Head and Skyline trail to Exclamation Point, the highest point in the Park. The modernized elevator and Sky Lounge Gift Shop & Deli are expected to reopen sometime later this spring. Discounted admission rates as of April 14 will be $12/adult, $5/youth (ages 6-15) and free for kids under 6.
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Entertainment

Did Your Realize... Another Famous North Carolinian...
Did Your Realize... Another Famous North Carolinian...

Scotty McCreery Country Music Singer

Scott Cooke “Scotty” McCreery was born October 9, 1993 in Garner, North Carolina. In addition to singing he plays piano and guitar. He is the winner of the tenth season of American Idol. It all became a reality on May 25, 2011.

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Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 4/26/12
Rutherford Weekly’s Favorite Reader Recipes 4/26/12

The weather has played a few tricks on us but I still believe salads are in order. Come with me to the kitchen and let’s make some tasty salads. This week, I’m using “A Taste Of Heaven” from New Hope United Methodist Church in Rutherfordton.

Pineapple Salad • Macaroni Salad • Summer Slimmer Salad

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Slideshow

Mayfest
Mayfest
Rutherford Quilt Guild Show at Mayfest “Celebrating Cultural Heritage”
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Youth Empowerment Inducts New Board Members
Youth Empowerment Inducts New Board Members
Sally Blanton, Leslie Brown, Edna Michael, Zuri Deyton, and Brenda King. 
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Opinion

Listen To Life
Made a mistake lately?

As I mentioned yesterday, I was born with a head full of wonderfully curly hair and I was often compared to Shirley Temple as a child. I had no idea who Shirley Temple was since I was a toddler, but I always said “thank you” as my mother taught me. One day, my dad and I were shopping together and I saw a display of Shirley Temple videos. I got all excited and ran up to the videos and grabbed one. I turned around and yelled out to my dad in my loud two-year-old voice, “Look, Daddy! They made a movie about me!” He bought me three of them because I was so adorable.
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Obituaries

Evelyn Taylor Simmons, 91
Evelyn Taylor Simmons, 91, of Spindale, passed away April 20, 2012.
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James Luther “Luke” Wallace, 84
James Luther “Luke” Wallace, 84, of Spindale, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012.
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Karen E. Baynard, age 52
Karen E. Baynard, age 52
Karen E. Baynard, age 52, of Leon Road, Ellenboro, NC, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012.
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Marjorie D. Vickers, age 80
Marjorie D. Vickers, age 80
Marjorie D. Vickers, age 80, of Henrietta, NC, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012.
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Martha Kay Eva Robertson Watson, age 62
Martha Kay Eva Robertson Watson, age 62
Martha Kay Eva Robertson Watson, age 62, of Mooresboro, NC, died Sunday, April 15, 2012.
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Mr. Clarence Beaver, 77
Mr. Clarence Beaver, 77, of Bostic, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
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Mr. Harry Fitzgerald age 68
Mr. Harry Fitzgerald age 68 of Forest City, NC passed away Wednesday April 18, 2012.
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Mr. Joe Frank Mills, 73
Mr. Joe Frank Mills, 73, of Mill Spring went home to be with his Lord and Savior April 9, 2012.
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Virgil Paul Stafford Sr., 65
Virgil Paul Stafford Sr., 65, of Rutherfordton, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
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Walter Lee “Buzz” Moss Sr., 77
Walter Lee “Buzz” Moss Sr., 77, of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday, April 20th, 2012.

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William J. “Bill” Robinson, age 87
William J. “Bill” Robinson, age 87, of Forest City, NC passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths
I left the woods after an unsuccessful evening turkey hunt. On my way out I noticed where some of my feathered friends had been scratching. Of course I had to slip out of my truck and see if I could locate one of those birds for the next morning. Sure enough, he was there high in a tree just waiting on me to show up the following day to introduce him to my Winchester 1300. There was only one problem. I had already made other arrangements for the next morning. And even though they were not carved in stone, they would take some real creativity to change. After some calls were made and planning was done, I was still unable to change my original appointment. Plan B went into effect. Perhaps I could adjust my plans and go in just a little later and catch that bird on his morning stroll back down the mountain. Sounds good……. But again, plan B was squashed with authority. I ended up only wondering “what if”, the next day.
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Church News

Church Happenings 4/26/12-5/2/12
Church Happenings 4/26/12-5/2/12
Chase Corner UM Ministries, Forest City
Half-Price Sale on all clothing through Friday, April 27.

Adaville Baptist Church, Spindale
Youth Choir Presents 1st Annual Car Show Sat. May 12. Registration 9-11am. Trophies awarded, music, food, door prizes & more.

Long Branch Road Baptist Church, Forest City
Premier Designs Jewelry Show on Fri. April 27, 6pm. 828-287-1314 or 828-447-0537.
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Community News

Community Events 4/26/12-5/2/12
Community Events 4/26/12-5/2/12

Buffet Breakfast & Plant a Tomato
Gilkey School Community Center Sat. April 28, 7am-10:30am. For kids 12 and under we will have Tomato plants, buckets & soil for planting, each child will be able to take it home and watch it grow.

Hopewell-Hollis Ruritan
Bake Sale Sat. May 12, 9am until at Needmore Store in Ellenboro. Proceeds for Ruritan Club.
Storehouse Pantry
Indoor Yard Sale Sat. April 28, 8am-4pm. Located at the Tri-City Mall, Forest City. Proceeds for food pantry. Lots of good bargains, clothing, household, wide variety of items.
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