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August 13, 2014.
For the first time in 34 years, a North Carolina Little League team won the Southeast Junior Baseball title. Last week, Rutherfordton was the North Carolina team who accomplished the feat, going undefeated in Regional play in Greenville, South Carolina.
Rutherfordton is in Taylor, Michigan this week trying to win the National Title and would play for the World Title if they can become best in the U.S. first.
Often called the biggest and best car show in the Southeast, Hot Nights & Cool Rides showcases its’ big show on Saturday, August 16th from 9am to 8pm. The 23rd Annual Car Show sponsored by the Town of Forest City and the Forest City Merchant’s Association has become a major event with hundreds of entries including cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors. It is a panorama of American as well as Foreign ingenuity in design and engineering for motor vehicles.
Northland is pleased to announce the winner of their recent Hometown Hero contest, Michelle Haynes. The public voting closed July 20th, with over 20,000 votes submitted across the nation. The Forest City community recognized Michelle Haynes for going above and beyond to enrich the lives of her fellow neighbors.
Rutherford Regional Health System Hosts Rutherford County Schools Mammography Day
Dr. Joey Faucette
Are you listening?
If I handed you one half of a one-hundred dollar bill, that is, I had torn a one-hundred dollar bill in half and given you one half, what would you say? Would you say…
“…well what good is this?”
Or, “…now why did you tear a perfectly good one-hundred dollar bill in half?”
Or, just say nothing, ball it up and throw it at me?
Odds are you’d respond in one of those ways.
But would it occur to you to say, “Well thank you so much Joey. May I have the other half also?”
Would you think about how with just a little tape, you’re one hundred dollars richer?
Maybe, but probably not.
When you listen to life, you quickly discover solutions along with the challenges, answers with the questions, wisdom with the opportunities. So focus today on making a positive life as you live positive and work positive so you discover more than you could possibly imagine.
Angela Crowe Putman, 60, of Ellenboro, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014.
Barbara Anne Turner Shuford, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on August 5, 2014.
Betty Jane “BJ” Walsh Washington passed away peacefully on May 14, 2014.
Charlotte Johnston “Lulu” Hatfield, age 52, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014.
Daniel “Dano” Mason, age 70, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Daniel Jacob Shirley, age 39 of, Forest City, NC passed away Friday, August 1, 2014.
David John Erskine, age 75, of Forest City, NC, passed away August 8, 2014.
Doug Shew, age 70, of Caroleen, passed away August 7, 2014.
James Cecil Bailey, 82, a resident of White Oak Manor, Rutherfordton, formerly of NC Highway 120, Mooresboro, passed away on Thursday, August 07, 2014.
James Kenneth (Ken) McFarland, age 69 of Forest City passed away Sunday, August 3, 2014.
Jewell Higgins Gurley, age 88 Bostic, NC passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Mr. Billy Burgen Bailey age 76 of Baber Road Rutherfordton, NC went home to be with The Lord on Saturday August 9, 2014.
Robert Eugene Hill, 77, of Spindale, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014.
Ronald Anthony Hardin, age 72, of Forest City, NC, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014.
Sharon Lee Mayer Morrison, 59 of Mooresboro, passed away on Wednesday, August 06, 2014.
William James “Jim” Harris, age 95 of Forest City died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Hospice House of Forest City.
As a young adult, I worked for a mining company. My job allowed me to stay in the mountains all day. We only saw a boss on Mondays and Fridays. I prospected for coal by core drilling. It was a great job. It was there I learned about trees and how to find ginseng and morel mushrooms. Those short years impacted by outdoor life more than any other stage of my life. It was at that time when I really did come to the point that I believed “a country boy can survive.”
Holy Ground Community Church
Gospel Music Jam & Free Supper for all every Tues., 6-8pm. Bring your instrument. Sunday Worship, 10am & 6pm. Wednesday Worship, 6pm. 124 Fairhope St., Forest City (near National Guard Armory).
DVD Based Bible Study
Sunday 10:45AM. 3775 Parris Bridge Rd., Boiling Springs, SC 29316. Info: 828-247-4772 or e-mail
Melvin Hill Church of the Brethren, Polk County
Gospel Pickin’ on the 1st Saturday of every month. Food served 6pm. Singing at 7pm. Everyone Welcome.
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Weekly schedule: Sunday school 10am. Worship service at 11am. Mt. Olivet Church Rd. Ellenboro.
Sunday 10:30am. Tuesday 7pm. Youth Ministry Tues., 7pm. Dr. Joseph & Lynette Dutton, Lead Pastors. 131 Countryside Dr., Forest City. www.theepicenterchurch.org
Sat., Aug. 23, 7am-10am at Whitehouse Community Center; 5408 Painters Gap Rd., Union Mils. Adults $5, kids 6-12 $2.50, under age 6 free.
8th Annual Race to the Rock
Sun, Aug. 17, 7:30am bike, 8am run. A challenging 5k run or 25-mile bike race that climbs 900 feet in the last 3 miles (a 7-9% grade) to finish at the base of Chimney Rock. The rewarding 75-mile views from the finish line overlooking Lake Lure are enough to take your breath away. This is the ONLY TIME ever you can run or bike up to Chimney Rock. Info 828-625-9611.
Chopped Sirloin Supper
Sat., Aug. 23, 4-8pm at Hopewell– Hollis Community Clubhouse. Adults $9, kids 6-12 $5, under 6 free. Sponsored by Hopewell Ruritan Club.
Hospice In Need of Items: Trash bags, laundry & dish detergent, cleaning products, Lysol, liquid hand soap, paper towels, Kleenex & toilet tissue. Info: 828-245-0095.