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East-Central Split On Basketball Court
Kevin Carver
East-Central Split On Basketball Court

Last week, not only did conference play begin, but county rival games did so on the basketball court. 

East Rutherford and R-S Central battled first this past week with the East boys outlasting Central 81-76.

Jay Blanton went on a three-point rampage, hitting eight for the Hilltoppers in scoring 33, but Jarvis Hopper nearly matched that effort scoring 29 with four other Cavs in double figures.

During the latter half of the week, Devonte Boykins returned as the Cavs dismantled Patton. After an ACL injury sidelined him for six months, it’s good to see Boykins back on court.

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In Rutherford County... U.S. Postal  Service Returns To Its Roots
Micah Brooks mails a letter at the mailbox located outside the new Village Post Office.
In Rutherford County... U.S. Postal Service Returns To Its Roots

The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States government responsible for providing postal service in the United States. Most people are not aware that it is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution!

    The USPS can trace its roots to 1775. It was during the Second Continental Congress that Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first postmaster general. It became a cabinet-level position in 1792 which made the postmaster general ninth in line for the presidency of the United States. That changed in 1971 under the Postal Reorganization Act.

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Rutherford Housing Partnership, Inc
Rutherford Housing Partnership, Inc

Easy Money for Rutherford Housing Partnership

 
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Rutherford Regional Health System
Rutherford Regional Health System

Honors Members Of The 20 Year Club

 
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Sportsman Corner
Sportsman Corner

This 8-pointer was shot by Craig Coy in Rutherford County. Another big buck, congratulations Craig. 

~Photo furnished

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Opinion

Listen To Life

What’s your legacy?

I was at a funeral recently for a woman who had two grandsons. Both of these guys gave her eulogy.  That’s pretty tough when you’re close with your grandmother like these two obviously were.

I was greatly intrigued by their eulogy. These two grandsons didn’t talk about what lavish gifts they received from their grandmother or expensive trips she took them on.


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Obituaries

Brenda Lee Baynard, age 52
Brenda Lee Baynard, age 52
Brenda Lee Baynard, age 52, of Forest City, NC, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012.
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Charles Broughton Bostic, 89,
Charles Broughton Bostic, 89,
Charles Broughton Bostic, 89, a resident of Magnolia’s at Gaffney Assisted Living Center, Gaffney, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012. 
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Ellen Allred Harris, age 91
Ellen Allred Harris, age 91
Ellen Allred Harris, age 91, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, December 21, 2012.
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Floyd Wade Lovelace, Sr., age 60
Floyd Wade Lovelace, Sr., age 60
Floyd Wade Lovelace, Sr., age 60, of Forest City, NC, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012.
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Harry Clay Sprinkle, age 78
Harry Clay Sprinkle, age 78, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, December 17, 2012. 
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Kevin Lee Cole, age 21
Kevin Lee Cole, age 21
Kevin Lee Cole, age 21, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, December 14, 2012. 
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Lenda Jane Reavis Gurley of Rutherfordton, age 64
Lenda Jane Reavis Gurley of Rutherfordton, age 64
Lenda Jane Reavis Gurley of Rutherfordton, age 64, passed away on Monday December 17th, 2012. 
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Linda Motter Hopkins, 59

Linda Motter Hopkins, 59, of Forest City, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2012. 


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Mrs. Esther B. Hodge, age 76
Mrs. Esther B. Hodge, age 76 of 175 Balmy Lane passed away Friday December 14, 2012.  
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William “Bill” Hicks Miller Sr.
William “Bill” Hicks Miller Sr.
William “Bill” Hicks Miller Sr., of Rutherfordton, NC passed away on December 19th 2012. 
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths

   It was my last day of deer hunting for the year. I was pressing the issue as I eased out an old dirt road. Planted pines and thickets made bookends for my path, and I knew that at any time, a buck could peek out. Even though my biceps got tired, I carried my gun in the ready position. I knew that if an opportunity came it would be fleeting.

   During the previous days I had hunted that same road as I went to my tree stand, and there were signs along the way but the weather had been unbearable for man or beast. 

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Church News

Church Happenings 12/27/12-1/2/13
Church Happenings 12/27/12-1/2/13
Sandy Level Baptist Church, Bostic
Fish Fry on 1st Saturday of every month, 3-7pm. Everyone Welcome. 
 
Sunshine United Methodist Church
Regular weekly schedule: Sunday worship services 9:45am; Sunday School 10:45am. Pastor: Rev. Cindy Lunsford. 367 Depriest Rd., Sunshine.
 
Hopewell United Methodist Church 
Join us on Saturdays at 5pm for a new & exciting way to praise and worship God! Don’t worry about dressing up. (Corner of Hollis & Hopewell Rd.) 828-248-2333. 
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Community News

Community News 12/27/12-1/2/13
Community News 12/27/12-1/2/13
Beginner Beekeeping Course
Begins 1/19/13, (4 weeks) Saturday mornings, 8am-12pm. Sponsored by the Rutherford County Beekeepers Association. The course thoroughly covers the basics of what you need to know to get started in the world of beekeeping. For cost or to pre-register email: jacksoncorbin71@yahoo.com or call 828-980-1823.
 
ECA announces Scholarships
The North Carolina Extension & Community Association announces its 2013 Scholarships. High School seniors, full-time college students, and adults wanting to attend college are eligible. NC residents attending or planning to attend a NC accredited college, community college or technical institute in the fall of 2013 may apply. Applications are available at all high schools and at Cooperative Extension, 193 Callahan Koon Rd. Spindale. Application deadline is February 1, 2013. 828-287-6020.
 
ICC classes starting in January
•Swim Classes •Sign Language Beginner •Sign Language II •Computer Fundamentals I •Zumba •Ceramics •Yoga •Cheese Making •Soap Making •Concealed Handgun •Small Engine Repair •Cake Decorating- Beginner •Technology Tutoring •T’ai Chi Chih •Notary Public •Mac Computer Fundamentals. To Register, or for more info, call 828-286-3636, option 2, then option 1.
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