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Improving and  promoting  outdoor recreation in Rutherford County
Improving and promoting outdoor recreation in Rutherford County

In 2003, ROC President, Jerry Stensland, saw a need for an organization that could help improve outdoor recreation in Rutherford County. He created Rutherford Outdoor Coalition (ROC) to fill this need.

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Local  sports update
Local sports update

Softball

R-S Central softball (7-1, 5-0) is still on a roll, aside from the 1-0 non-conference loss to Chesnee, the Lady Hilltoppers are undefeated in conference play. The pitching has been solid with Haley White and Madison Crain. Hitting was a question coming into the season, but they have answered that issue pretty handily.

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Above and Beyond In Rutherford County
Above and Beyond In Rutherford County
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Garden Club Donates $500
Garden Club Donates $500
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Town of Rutherfordton Wins NC Main Street Award
Town of Rutherfordton Wins NC Main Street Award
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Obituaries

 Ethel
Ethel "Lois" Bennett, age 78

Ethel "Lois" Bennett, age 78, of Bostic, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017 .

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Avery King, age 69
Avery King, age 69

Avery King, age 69, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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Betty Luckadoo Wall, age 70
Betty Luckadoo Wall, age 70

Betty Luckadoo Wall, age 70, of Forest City, passed away Saturday, March11, 2017.

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Frances Bridges Bland, 94
Frances Bridges Bland, 94

Frances Bridges Bland, 94, of Spindale passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017.

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Frances Morgan Sams (Mickey), age 79
Frances Morgan Sams (Mickey), age 79

Frances Morgan Sams (Mickey), age 79 of Forest City, wife of 64 years to Roy Lee Sams who is a resident White Oak Manor Nursing Home, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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Gayle Monteith Flack, age 76
Gayle Monteith Flack, age 76

Gayle Monteith Flack, age 76, widow of Jason Flack of Union Mills went to be with the Lord on Saturday March 18, 2017.

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Hershel Luther Slaughter
Hershel Luther Slaughter

Hershel Luther Slaughter passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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James Larry Crowe, age 77
James Larry Crowe, age 77

James Larry Crowe, age 77, husband of Kaye Byrd Atchley Crowe of Forest City, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017.

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Linda Bostic Moore, 66

Linda Bostic Moore, 66, of Spindale, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017.

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Martha Cope Brown, age 52

Martha Cope Brown, age 52, of Ash, formerly of Rutherfordton, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017.

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Martha Rhodes Smith, age 84

Martha Rhodes Smith, age 84, of Yorktown, VA, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017.

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Mary Elizabeth Hames Hawkins, age 88
Mary Elizabeth Hames Hawkins, age 88

Mary Elizabeth Hames Hawkins, age 88, of Forest City passed away Friday March 17, 2017.

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Mr. Ronnie Edward Reeves age 42

Mr. Ronnie Edward Reeves age 42 of Forest City passed away Wednesday March 8, 2017.

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Mrs. Bessie Lou Allen Hill age 84
Mrs. Bessie Lou Allen Hill age 84

Mrs. Bessie Lou Allen Hill age 84 of Asheboro, formerly of Rutherfordton, went home to be with The Lord on Thursday March 16, 2017.

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Mrs. Katherine Ann Marsh Wyatt, 79

Mrs. Katherine Ann Marsh Wyatt, 79, of Forest City, went home to be with the Lord, March 18, 2017.

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Nellie Warren West, 82
Nellie Warren West, 82

Nellie Warren West, 82, of Union Mills, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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Patricia Hamrick Wangerien, 68
Patricia Hamrick Wangerien, 68

Patricia Hamrick Wangerien, 68, of Mooresboro, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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Rose Mary Adams Henderson, 58
Rose Mary Adams Henderson, 58

Rose Mary Adams Henderson, 58, of Spindale, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

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Stuart Robertson Keyes Jr., age 94

Stuart Robertson Keyes Jr., age 94, of Rutherfordton passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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Wilford Lee Shuford, age 81
Wilford Lee Shuford, age 81

Wilford Lee Shuford, age 81, of the South Toe Community, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

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Sports

Outdoor Truths
Outdoor Truths

Unlike some other types of hunting, pursuing the turkey is very enjoyable doing with a partner; especially if one is doing the calling and the other is doing the shooting. Most people who have hunted turkey for a period of time will tell you they enjoy calling in a bird as much as shooting one.

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Church News

Church News 03-23-17
Church News 03-23-17

St. Paul AME Zion Church

152 year church Anniversary Celebration, March 24-26. Friday 24th, an appreciation supper, everything free, 5-7pm. Saturday 25th, Gospel concert with Voices of Praise from Marion. Sunday 26th, Bishop Donald Martin at 11am and Rev. Rob Roy Staley at 4pm. 200 Lawing Rd., Forest City.

West Point Baptist Church

OPERATION INASMUCH, Sat. March 25, 8am-12pm. The following free services will be offered to the community: general minor car care, clothes closet & food give-away (as long as supplies last). 828-287-0165. 1160 Union Rd., Rutherfordton.

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Community News

Community News 03-23-17
Community News 03-23-17

Dog Fair and Bake Sale

Sat. March 25, 11am-3pm in Fred's Discount parking lot. In addition to the Bake Sale, there will be refreshments & snacks, Adoptable dogs, RCHS t-shirts, general information, & volunteers to answer questions. All proceeds go to Rutherford County Humane Society's Rescue, adoption, & spay/neuter & community food bank programs. Sponsored by Fred's Discount of Rutherfordton, on Charlotte Rd.

Bill's Creek Fire Dept. Benefit: St. Patrick's Day Supper, Sat. March 25, 4pm. Corned-Beef Dinner with all the fixing. Adults $10, kids age 4-12 $5. Carry-out available. Info, 828-625-5517.

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Photos

Taken at the old Dalton Store
Taken at the old Dalton Store
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