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Rutherford County Earns Split During Week One of Football
Kevin Carver
Rutherford County Earns Split During Week One of Football

The high school football season is underway, but the first week led to a draw for Rutherford County.

At R-S Central, there certainly was another nail-biter in the series with McDowell, but the Hilltoppers lost 8-7 at home to open the season.

Matt Atchley led the way with 90 yards rushing, but this one definitely hurts. On a wet field, with sloppy play, everybody was on edge the entire game. On three separate occasions, R-S Central (0-1) gets the ball to the McDowell 39, 20 and 2 with five minutes left to play and unluckily can’t find a way get the winning score.

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Bennett Classic Museum Receives Another Honor
Bennett Classic Museum Receives Another Honor
In February the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) presented its’ prestigious National Museum Award to Bennett Classics Antique Auto Museum in Forest City. On Tuesday, August 20th, yet another honor was bestowed upon the six year old museum founded by Buddy and Bill Bennett. The Great Smokey Mountain Region, Little Detroit Chapter, which includes 16 Southeast states, selected Bennett for their regional tour. 
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Entertainment

Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipes 8/29/13
Rutherford Weekly's Favorite Readers Recipes 8/29/13
I am going to salute cooks from Advent Lutheran Church in Spindale this week. They have a cookbook aptly named “ADVENTures in Cooking from the North Carolina Foothills”. A clever title full of great recipes.
 
Baked or Broiled Fish • Shrimp Louis! • Crab Cakes
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Chimney Rock Park
Chimney Rock Park

Family-Friendly Activities Offered Labor Day Weekend at Chimney Rock

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Community
Community

100th Birthday Reception For Virginia Rucker


 
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Photo Of The Day Contest!
Photo Of The Day Contest!
Photo Of The Day 08/29/13
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Opinion

Listen To Life
Dr. Joey Faucette
Listen To Life

Got the power?

   My wife and I had just enjoyed a leisurely lunch together, just the two of us, which was nice and unusual.  I pulled away from the restaurant and stopped at a traffic light.  It was very hot afternoon so the air conditioning felt really nice, until…the car cut off.  And wouldn’t restart.  Despite my best efforts.

   Now I’m not a mechanic, but I listened to the car as I tried to restart it and decided it must be the alternator.  And, believe it or not, my mechanic later told me I was right.  The alternator produces the electricity for the car, using the battery as a source.  When the alternator stops producing, the battery is left to charge the car on its own.  It can do that for a while, but then it’s drained completely, leaving the car powerless.

   I can relate with that battery, can’t you?  I can produce some power to make a positive life for a while, but without help, I find myself drained and powerless.  I need someone to be my alternator, to produce some positive power with me.  There is real power in conceiving the positive with a partner.  So look for your partner today as you make a positive life.

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Obituaries

Clarence G. Lovelace, age 91
Clarence G. Lovelace, age 91
Clarence G. Lovelace, age 91, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
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Clyde E. Jones, age 78
Clyde E. Jones, age 78
Clyde E. Jones, age 78, of Ellenboro, NC, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013.
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Glenn F. Cash, age 76
Glenn F. Cash, age 76
Glenn F. Cash, age 76, of Forest City, NC, passed away Tuesday, August 20.
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Hazel Painter Jones, 83
Hazel Painter Jones, 83, of the State Line Community, passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2013. 
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Jack Clayton Rhodes Jr., 59
Jack Clayton Rhodes Jr., 59
Jack Clayton Rhodes Jr., 59, of Forest City, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013. 
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Keith Edward Hunter Sr., age 92
Keith Edward Hunter Sr., age 92
Keith Edward Hunter Sr., age 92 of Rutherfordton, NC passed away August 17, 2013.
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Teddy Robert Austin, age 64
Teddy Robert Austin, age 64
Teddy Robert Austin, age 64, of Forest City, passed away August 22, 2013. 
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Teresa Michelle Eleftheratos, 52
Teresa Michelle Eleftheratos, 52
Teresa Michelle Eleftheratos, 52, of Rutherfordton, NC passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013. 
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William (Bill) Bush, 87
William (Bill) Bush, 87, of Lake Lure, passed away July 9, 2013.
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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Gary Miller
Outdoor Truths
   So many times when we think of our outdoor activities we envision an event with a friend or family member. What I was reminded of recently was that for some, the outdoors involves the whole family. Many families love to spend time in a campground or at the lake. Lake houses, houseboats, and campers are a sign that families can play together.  I’ve never seen a child who complains about playing in the water for hours on end. I really can’t think of anything that is not positive about putting a lifejacket on a child and letting him or her explore all of the things the lakes have to offer. It’s good for them physically, mentally, and socially, and it even keeps them from becoming Saturday morning couch potatoes and video game junkies. 
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Church News

Church Happenings 8/29/13-9/4/13
Church Happenings 8/29/13-9/4/13

Alexander Missionary Methodist Church
Church Bazaar Sat. Sept. 7, 7am-until. 328 Poplar St. Forest City. Baked goods, crafts, yard sale items & BBQ lunch. Something for everyone!
 
Thermal City United Methodist Church 
Spaghetti supper on Sat. Sept. 7, 4PM. All you can eat. Adults $7, Children $3. Take out available. Proceeds support the church. 301 Thermal City Rd., Union Mills.
 
Redemption Faith Center
Weekly Intercessory Prayer Wednesdays, 7pm. 1070 74-A Spindale. 828-245-6296.

Long Branch Road Baptist Church
Annual Emergency Services Appreciation Church Service Sept. 8. Sunday School-10am, Worship Service-11am. Lunch will follow. Contact Kaye Ruppe @ 828-287-1408 if you plan to attend. 621 Long Branch Rd., Forest City.

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Community News

Community News 8/29/13-9/4/13
Community News 8/29/13-9/4/13
Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School
Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2-5pm or 5:30-8:30pm. Cost $25 per person. Each session features a variety of cooking techniques, nutritional information, money-saving tips, and recipes. Call Cooperative Extension to register:  828-287-6010. 193 Callahan-Koon Rd., Spindale.
 
Rutherford Quilt Guild
Meeting on Mon. Sept. 9, 7pm. Held at First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton on Main Street. Guest speaker: Judy Weber fro Concord. Info: 828-287-3030.
 
Golf Tournament to fight MD
The Smith’s Drug/Tommy Hicks Golf Tournament to Fight MD will be held September 21, 1:30pm at the Forest City Muncipal Golf Course. Captain’s Choice Format – North State Gas $1 million dollar hole in one shot on #7. Sisk Family Ford new 2013 Automobile hole in one front nine attempts on #2. Cash, gifts, prizes, food and beverages. See pro Terry Osteen at the golf course for entry form or call Tommy Hicks at 828-245-7853. 
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